Hello Gosselin fans! I would like to start off by saying that the infamous "Mr. Gray" everyone is talking about was currently just helping for Zondervan for Kate's book tour. He is NOT Kate's personal bodyguard. Phew! OK, so with all the news stories about the Gosselins now, its been increasingly more hard for Kate (even out buying a birthday cake yesterday for Mother's Day) to go out anywhere without TMZ or some money-hungry photog. following her. I applaud her sense of strength in the face of adversity. The more nasty people get, the more she is hounded, the cooler & calmer she appears. I try to think of things in a "what would you do" kind of way. I find myself (and again this is just me) feeling more and more sad for her each day. I only hope that this show, this season, we will see "public therapy & healing". Those fans that felt the show lost some of its luster, are now anxious and excited for the new season. And that's great to hear! And while I still greatly disagree with those that felt it was because of all the trips and freebies, I hope that this season will be again, more about healing and strength. With a cool trip here and there thrown in of course! (And if any of you find a link to the appearance Kate made on the 700 Club today, please send it to me!) And don't forget Kate will be appearing on Rachel Ray on Tuesday morning!
Regarding the end of this site, I only hope my New Gosselin Family Fan Site and the positive, fresh feel it brings will also be a great addition to the new season. I truly hope that you follow me as I say goodbye to this chapter of my blogging that has brought me so much joy and come over to my family-friendly new Gosselin fan page. After these past 10 months I feel that there is a need for a completely non-negative & fully supportive fan site for those that truly do not want to see some of the hatred that's out there. Now that doesn't mean that I wont stress for more healthy debates to continue and will always be encouraged. However, it has become clear to me that if you feel that you have anything negative to say, there are a few other places to go that thrive on the snark. I want those with who truly have meaningful things, thoughts and feelings to say to please come and comment on my site. And if you don't want to comment, that's fine, you can follow this new blog too!
Which brings me to my comments and suggestions. I did this the first time I started my site. (When I proudly boated 6 followers!) I would really like to hear the things that may have been lacking here that you would love to see on the new site. I have been so busy with babies, work, parties and life that I have not been keeping up with this blog like I wish I could. This new blog I promise will be different! (After Dancing With The Stars, I promise 100%! (lol)) So please feel free to post in the comments here what would make it the perfect fan blog for you. I hope to see you at my new and happy blogging home!
7 Things I Admire About Kate Gosselin~ Via Lil Sugar.com (thanks CBB!)
1. She endured & carried 6 babies!
2. She lets the camera's roll through "the good, the bad & the ugly"
3. Believing in the benefits of good nutrition, Kate went to lengths to feed her family quality goods on a budget.
4. Her organizational skills put most mamma's (including me) to shame
5. The Gosselin children are well-behaved and mannered to Kate's credit
6. She loves her kids, and it shows. Kate is raising eight happy, healthy lil' individuals
7. Despite the tabloids and marital rumors, Kate did not cancel scheduled appearances. Instead, she held her head high, made no apologies, and simply said she and Jon were handling things privately.
For some great photos and a slide show check out the link above!
Kate Now Designing For Walmart?
Did anyone see Rachel Ray today? She gave away some awesome swag including videos, gift cards from Walmart and her NEW designs from Healthtex! I am so super excited! We figured there was something going on while visiting corporate headquarters last week in Arkansas! Kate Gosselin is a "spokesmom" for Heathtex, a line of baby/kids apparel carried exclusively by Walmart. What did you think of the first outfit?? I'm working today, so if it takes a while for your comments to post, forgive me, they will!
UPDATE: Kate Gosselin Defends Her Security on People.com
"The next story coming out from the animals that stalk us is about our security person and his family," Kate tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Already the allegations they're making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified."
"These are people who absolutely love us and want to see us through to the end," Kate says of Neild and his family. "Of course, both of them travel with us at times, and we've spent holidays together, because, in this situation, your circle grows smaller and smaller, and it's very natural to become friends with your manager, your publicist, your security team ... they're the only people you have left. And now they're coming under fire."