Monday, May 3, 2010

Jon & Kate Back To School, Kate & Cara Bond While Running, "Balls" The Haters Love

Jon and Kate Gosselin Head Back to School: TMZ.COM

The judge in their bitter custody dispute has ordered both Jon and Kate to complete a 3-hour parenting class titled "Children in the Middle" -- a requirement for all parents involved in a custody war in Berks County, PA. We're told Jon and Kate will NOT be required to take the class together -- in fact, parents are often encouraged to take separate classes ... for obvious reasons. They have until June 8 to complete the class. As for the course material -- the parents will learn about the dangers of exposing their children to loyalty conflicts ... like when one parent talks smack about the other parent's financial situation. Hopefully, Ed Hardy makes backpacks .

Kate Runs 5k With Daughter Cara: Radar.com

Kate Gosselin and daughter Cara, 9, put on their running shoes Saturday morning to participate in a 5 K run near their Pennsylvania home. The event was The New Balance Girls on the Run 5K in Lancaster, PA. Girls on the Run is an organization whose mission is to use running as a way to empower young girls and lead them into a lifetime of healthy living. Unlike almost all the other participants who wore loose t-shirts for their run, Kate was dressed in a stylish black sports bra and matching knee-length running pants. The outfit showed off Kate's great shape. Her bodyguard and friend Steve Neild was there with her, and Kate occasionally waved to fans who called to her from the sidelines.

Her Dancing with the Stars days behind her, Kate has more time to spend in her home town with her kids and work on her new TLC series, Kate Plus 8, the spin-off from Jon & Kate Plus 8. "There were several hundred runners, mostly parents with their kids," one of the participants tells RadarOnline.com. "Kate frequently stoped running so that Cara could catch up with her. The Gosselin girls finished near the back of the pack."

A "Haters" Take On The Best Toy EVA! Babble.com

OK, I have made my fair share of comments about Kate and Jon Gosselin’s propensity to spend all of their family time on the front lawn of their house. But today I take back all my snide remarks, because I see now that Kate Gosselin is the best mother ever. My change of heart has to do with the fact that she got her kids the GiGa Ball, which is the giant inflatable ball you see in this picture. If you don’t haven’t heard, it is only the best toy ever.


So what is it, exactly? Well, it is a giant inflatable ball that you get to put a person into and then roll around, kind of like the Vitruvian man. Tell me that doesn’t sound like a good time. And if you had seven little people to do all the legwork of rolling the eighth person around and steer them out of the way of passing cars and large trees, (as Kate does) I would imagine that you can just blow this thing up, pour yourself a cocktail and just watch your kids try not to kill each other. Presto! Instant entertainment. Apparently, the company that makes them also makes a giant ball you can stand in and walk on water–and if anyone is looking for mother’s day gifts for me this year, either of these two things would suffice. You can get it at Amazon.com for just under $200.

109 comments:

  1. I love that ball and I know my kids would LOVE it. THey would like the water ball even more since we live on a lake. I am looking into getting one.


    BM and Linda I thought you might like this article as a bit of encourangment to not give up and to stand up for whats not ok.
    http://blog.hcibooks.com/2009/08/27/skanks-blogger-case-further-defines-the-limits-of-the-cyberstalking-and-internet-defamation-that-google-bombed-sue-scheff/

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  2. Ahh. fresh paper. TYVM Baby Mama.

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  3. I absolutely love that ball!! I had to take a parenting class when I went through my divorce. I was lucky. My ex and I were on friendly terms. I hope Jon and Kate can find the balance they wanted to have when they first began the divorce proceedings. The way they treat each other will either make or break those eight children.

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  4. Baby Mama,
    I hate to break it to you but Jon bought the ball. I saw it in pics with him a week ago. I guess that makes Jon the best dad in the while world?!?!

    Linda, Wow. I'm speechless.

    I don't understand why things get so personal when discussing the Gosselins. I put my blog in private because of comments made by some Kate supporters. When you have kids you don't want to take any chances.

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  5. KatherineDenise - thanks for the support. FL is very tough on Internet violators. I think more states will follow suit. I can't believe that blog "owners" never read the Google TOS. But, I guess if the neurons were all firing, they wouldn't do it in the first place. Google will release the identities, you just have to file suit in a specified town in CA. Sue Scheff's award was 11.3 mil and another FL award for defamation on eBay was $15 mil.
    I'd like to just talk about pleasant things here, or maybe just Gosselin things. But that may be wishful thinking. I've been asked to start a blog on updates of the process. Also asked to do one about steps to take and procedures to follow. I don't know - waiting for legal advice about that. Maybe one to help
    others. We've already taken prelim steps toward a foundation to do that.

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    I think that ball looks like mega fun!!! I'd want to be sure the plastic will hold up to rugged kids and is enviro friendly. Maybe both are too much to ask for. Has anybody here actually tried one? Is there a coupon, lol?

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  6. Thanks for the offer Baby Mama. I can get those coupons locally. I was hoping for a discount on the season passes but I think they consider them a discount. *sigh

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  7. I'm putting posters in the office. An old superman one with "truth, justice, and the American way" as a reminder. One that says "Never understimate the power of a mother protecting her family." "The race may seem daunting but it's won one step at a time, through training done one day at a time." or maybe I'll just order a bunch of those corny motivational posters that have beautiful photos. Maybe we can create a new one "Kate Gosselin - love her or change the channel."
    Schmecky - I'm willing to also do one and substitute Jon for Kate.

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  8. Schmecky - don't know about your kids ages or NJ history curriculum. In fifth grade here they include the Holocaust, Diary of Anne Frank, I David and other books. Just seems really young age. It's also part of the anti-bullying curriculum and included in addressing blind hate.

    Yes btw, I agree fairies and all things "Disney" are real - at least at certain ages. The belief in truly magical things and goodness without question is such a tender part of childhood. I wish that time frame for all children.

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  9. Schmecky - I'm glad you put your blog in private. Im sorry anybody gave you a hard time - regardless of whom!

    I that ball is uber mega! If Jon bought it great! If Kate bought it great! I think the G's could probably use a couple of them. I'll bet those photos increase sales. Wish I had stock in the company, lol.

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  10. Linda,my girls are 4+ and 6+.

    The balls look cool but like you'd get sick in them. A huge one you can walk in would be awesome. It would be like big hamsters. ;)

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  11. I'm telling you, what company WOULDN'T want to give the Gosselins some toys that could give them this much exposure.. If this ball could get some "crooked house" sales, they will do fantastic.

    It's just sad that even when Kate is enjoying private time with her kids, people have something to say about it. Don't you love the "spin" on the 5k race by the media saying she came in last..who the heck cares..most of them wouldn't last 5 blocks.

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  12. Schmecky Girl said:
    "Baby Mama,
    I hate to break it to you but Jon bought the ball. I saw it in pics with him a week ago. I guess that makes Jon the best dad in the while world?!?!"

    SG - I don't believe those are Baby Mama's words. I think that is a copy and paste from Babble.com

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  13. Schmecky Girl said:

    "I put my blog in private because of comments made by some Kate supporters"

    Did they threaten you? Did they follow you all over the internet? Did they invade your Facebook or print personal information about you? Did they copy and past your comments to various other blogs? Did they post pictures of your kids?

    Or did they just make a few comments about your blog? I kind of remember that at another blog and kind of take offense now by you trying to compare your situation to what Linda and Baby Mama are going through.

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  14. Schmecky~ I did actually get all of that quote from the babble article. My thought was really "any" company could benefit from gifting the kids toys that would become so visible in the media so quickly. The fact that people are so jealous about that fact (ie: freebies) is what makes Kate such a hot topic.

    And as far as Dutch Wonderland.. there are no discounts for the season passes. It went up to $102 this year, but not much more than what I thought was $99 last year..

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  15. Baby Mama,

    LOL! I actually read through it quickly and thought you wrote it because of this part: "if anyone is looking for mother’s day gifts for me this year, either of these two things would suffice."

    Oh well, I was going to get you one but now I don't have to! LOL!

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  16. And I would like to clarify...anyone that comes onto your personal space and attacks you is not OK in my book regardless of how little or far it does. I bit my lip for months at several sites with the attacks they made at me strickly because I had this site. I finally had to go after them. I let alot slip by until it crosses the line. Then I go off and I take no prisioners.

    My goal will always be to here as an alternative to all the garbage out there. Kindness can bite you in the ass sometimes as we have all seen that read here. What they need to know is that I won't tolerate the attacks. I will do what I can to make sure those that think they can attack anyone and think its OK know that it's quite the opposite.

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  17. Alice,

    First of all "Alice", I didn't compare my situation to Linda's and/or Baby Mama's. You read into my comment way too much.

    All I said was you can never be too careful, so I put my blog on private after I got some comments directed at me personally. I wanted to take that step BEFORE it escalated to something worse. I've said many a time that I've seen things get really ugly in blog land and was trying to take the necessary precautions to prevent that.

    Secondly, as to what others have posted about me on other blogs, I really wouldn't know because I don't go to other blogs. That wasn't my point anyway, like I just explained.

    I don't know why you would be offended, if Baby Mama and Linda weren't. I find it odd that you came out of the blue here and felt the need to post because you were so "offended".

    Hope that explains my comment. Hope you're no longer offended.

    More importantly, I hope I didn't offend Baby Mama or Linda. I apologize to you both if I did.

    Niecy Rocks! ;)

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  18. Baby Mama,

    I agree! Some people just don't want to accept the fact that if you go after another poster personally it IS a personal attack. Maybe not an all-out vicious attack but you are still attacking that person at a personal level.

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  19. I am the first one to come out here and say that I NEVER thought there were so many crazies on a blog that would take it to levels where it should never go. I went and used my full actual name on a site called Cafe Mom because I was part of an infertilty group there that happily became a mommy group. When I went onto a Jon & Kate thread that was started there I was shocked to see the garbage that was coming out of peoples mouths and how they were being attacked. It got so bad that the majority of women including myself had to leave and come back in under different names. This is where a few of the crazies got ahold of my personal info.

    You can throw it around to hurt someone, or to scare someone. But don't freak out when I make it my mission to throw it right back..

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  20. "Schmecky Girl"

    There are all kinds of ways to attack people. Passive-aggressive remarks are just as caustic whether they are directed to another poster or to Kate Gosselin.

    I will go back into the blue now.

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  21. KatherineDenise copied a comment I wrote on another blog and posted it here. That is unfair.

    I have moved on to another blog, it's true. It's just too hard to get through all the comments here, I don't know anybody, it's more like a group of friends here that I don't really fit into.

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  22. I'm sure Just Wondering will get Just Dues, I'm pretty sure of that for all the "No Just Cause" troubles she has caused with so many people. I'll bet that she was a troublemaker from the time she was born. Feel sorry for her parents and her kids, if she hads any.

    And BM, no Dancing with the Stars for me anymore. No Kate, no show. Probably watch some foodnetwork shows and intervention(show for JW and her evil crew).

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  23. Linda, you wrote "I am told that she is either a known acquaintance of one of our frequent trouble makers, or she is an aka of one."
    I am seriously laughing. Unless my mother, sister, or teenage daughter (we all use this computer) is some kind of closet stalker, you can rest easy. I like to read blogs, I comment about twice a week, and that's it.
    Who has the time or urge to be an internet crazy? NOT ME! LOL
    I sympathize with your legal problems which I just skimmed through. I was the victim of identity theft. As such, I'd delete those comments you made because they are, legally speaking, your side of the story. As such, they should stay hidden from anyone except you and your lawyer. Seriously.

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  24. I have not read all the posts...but Robin I hope that you do not feel that you can't comment here or you don't feel comfortable about doing so. I welcome everyone. The same goes to Alice. I hope I don't run anyone off with talking about this garbage. It's not my intention.

    I want my site to maintain a level of integrity but at the same time Linda and I needed to get a few things off our chest. She is my friend and I support her putting her post up. She did say to skip through it if you wanted to. I hope you understand. I hope to see you both post more in the future.

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  25. LETS KEEP THIS FRESH PAPER! lol

    I have to show you the link of the Gosselin boys filming wearing the hottest trendy tees called "PeaceLoveWorld"..So fitting for each child..one is called "I am happiness" and one is "I am chaos" too cute..

    http://peaceloveworld.com/blog/kate-gosselins-kids-wear-plw/

    I was speaking to a few people that miss the sweet lady that did the Gosselin Garb Finder..I was thinking when the show starts up that we could have something like that if I have enough time to investigate all this stuff on my blog again.. what do you all think??

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  26. Schmecky;

    I have lived in Hershey all my life. Hersheypark USED to sell their season passes around Christmas time for a special price. Once Jan 1 came around, the price went up to the regular year's price. When Hersheypark bought Dutch Wonderland, I thought they were doing the same thing. So for 2011, you might want to check into that during Christmas 2010.

    Tig

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  27. Ugh. It's this kind of story that makes me leery of what kind of environment the kids will be in when they are with Jon.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/blogs/yeas-and-nays/No-ticket_-Jon-Gosselin-takes-shots-at-Cafe-Citron-on-WHCD-night-92707379.html

    You just don't see Kate out chugging shots of tequila while on the arm of some 20 something easy on the eyes kinda guy. This example Jon is setting for his kids makes me sad. It's just not the right time for this kind of stuff if nothing else. Too bad they probably won't cover appropriate dating behavior and how to have common sense in the parenting class.

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  28. I think Peace Love World gave shirts to DWTS for the "stars". There are quite a few of them wearing them on that blog you posted. I wonder if the Gosselin kids are getting paid to be walking billboards for them. ;)

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  29. Baby Mama,

    I love that you welcome everyone here. It's always nice to have new people commenting. I will be VERY PLEASANTLY surprised if Alice were to come back and comment on something non-SchmeckyGirl related. Right now things are a bit slow in Gosselin Land so we get off-topic sometimes...

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  30. Yes please do gosselin garb here!!! I love Kate's clothes, especially the pink dress worn in the ball pic above. I have been looking for that everywhere.

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  31. Schmecky~ Was it me or was last night like a hot tranny mess lol. I kinda felt like I was watching a hit and run accident. You know me, I always get excited when I see new commenters, or ones that haven't been here in a while. But when people come out the gate attacking you here, my Men in Black tazer starts to light up.

    Linda and I both needed to get a few things off our chest but that toxic spill created a whole lot of nasty negativity. I feel terrible about that. But it's my blog. Those that are truly my friend would understand. Anyone that comes here and says they post elsewhwere now because they don't fit in here upsets me and pisses me off at the same time. I have done nothing if not bend over backwards for everyone that comes here including psycho trolls that stabbed me in the back. So to say that it's too hard to get through the posts here when this is the FIRST time it's gotten a bit dicey is a testament to your own character! So by all means, thank you for the insult...Please feel free to post elsewhere then...

    I can't always guarantee that this fan site will be all sunshine and rainbows. I AM the #1 Gosselin site on the web..things will happen! lol But if people would stick around and stay a while they would be happy to see that I must say, we are a pretty great bunch. Maybe our closeness is what Robin was referring to.

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  32. Robin – If my comment was offensive to you, in this instance I will remove it.

    I’ve never removed a statement made before, so new learning experience. I vaguely remembered Schmecky mentioning something about “trash cans” in the past, so I went on a search. No “trash cans” appeared anywhere on my screen. I couldn’t find one after 30 minutes of searching. I reread the blogger tools explanation. Back to searching and finally found a screen shot of the icon I was supposed to be looking for. Woo Hoo. But, doggone it, it still isn’t there!!! Another 30 minutes wasted in futile search. I finally called the local computer “guru” and asked for help. (I could call the “guru” OR schedule an eye exam OR turn in my driver’s license because I must be blind as the proverbial bat! Since it has been less than 3 months since a full eye exam I felt I could logically eliminate a vision problem from the equation.)

    In case anybody else is interested, the trash can icon doesn’t even show up on certain browser systems! (Thus, there was a reason I never even understood that past conversation as well as why I couldn’t see the “icon.”)
    Supposedly it does show up on:
    Microsoft WinXP using Explorer 8.0 but sometimes not with Firefox;
    Microsoft WinXP not always with Explorer 7.0, depends on your ISP and if connecting through AOL
    Macintosh MacOSX with Safari 1.3 and with Firefox in certain versions
    Macintosh OSX on WinNT with Firefox but not Safari.
    Arrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh! Sorry but brain overload.

    Okay, I’ve heard enough. With various electronics I should have all of those covered. I’m pulled over at a rest area (I don’t use cell, etc. while driving even when “hands free version.”) I can’t see it on the Blackberry. I can’t see it on the iPhone. I’ve gotten the laptop out of the back, and...No WiFi connection! I’m shifting to pull into McDonald’s to use WiFi. (I don’t eat fast food unless desperate. Also I think it’s rotten to use their WiFi unless I’m really a customer even though they wouldn’t know. So I buy an orange juice.) And.......it is not there!

    I’m in route to Duke Univ Hospital. When I arrive, I will log on to their visitors’ WiFi and I will delete the comment. I promise. Well, let me clarify. I will try. I will do it if I can see it. That’s the best I can promise.

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  33. Linda please do NOT remove anything.. Those that don't like it can remove themselves ;)

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  34. I think that ball looks so fun! I thought that when I saw the pictures of Jon with it last week or whenever it was. I think the Duggars went somewhere where they had the same type of thing but bigger. And I think more than one person sat in them? Can’t remember for sure, I was just flipping channels. I couldn’t find a picture of them, but I did find http://www.pycfitness.com/fitness_maps/walk-on-water-ball.htm , these look cool and freaky at the same time.

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  35. Linda,

    My trash can (which only shows up on MY comments) is just to the right of: May 4, 2010 9:30 AM (right here!)

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  36. Sarah Grace,

    I think most, if not all, of Kate's baby doll dresses are from Ann Taylor Loft.

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  37. SchmeckyGirl,
    Thanks for trying to help. I know now where the trash can is supposed to be. I did not know until today that the trash can icon does not appear in all systems and browser configurations. That was a learning experience.

    I am able to see it just fine now that I have a configuration with a a computer hardware, systems configuration and browser that conforms. I just assumed that everybody saw the same thing.

    I've learned something new! (You know me. If I want to know I keep asking, and asking until hopefully I find it.)

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  38. When Gosselin news gets a bit slow, hopefully by the end of the week, I want to do a post just of Gosselin GARB. A few people asked me about some of Kates clothing and I just havent had the time to investigate. For a few of my fav. looks I will though!!

    If anyone found out who made that popular black & peach lace dress she wore on Jimmy Kimmel, please let me know!

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  39. So, has anyone heard anything about this, I was listening to a morning radio show and they said that Jon claimed that he “turned down an offer to be on dancing with the stars”. Do you think he really said this? Fact or fiction? Anyone?

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  40. Yes Schmecky is right, that dress is from Ann Taylor loft...

    http://www.anntaylorloft.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=25910&N=1200007&pCategoryId=3359&categoryId=211&Ns=CATEGORY_SEQ_211&loc=TN&defaultColor=Enamel Blue&defaultSizeType=Regular


    I LOVE Gosselin garb and since that site doesnt do it anymore I do it myself. I have lots of Kate Gosselin garb :)

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  41. Oh and if you do purchase the dress, use the coupon code DRESSES40 at checkout and receive 40% off :) SWEET!!

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  42. KatherineDenise~ Thank you so much! We are all going to be KateGosselin/Ann Taylor clones this summer. Could you do me a favor? If you know who made any of the hot dresses Kate wore recently, could you send me an e-mail? I want to do one post just dedicated to missing Gosselin Garb..Maybe we can coax her out of retirement if we show her how much we apprecited and miss her site! jonkatefanpage@gmail.com

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  43. ohh BM wish I knew more too on the black/peach lace dress but this is all I know. This is what Julie Waldorf tweeted right after she was on Jimmy Kimmel.

    I styled Kate Gosselin for this interview. Doesn't she look amazing? http://tiny.cc/MNEMI
    1:35 AM Mar 4th via web


    I dont know where she got the dress but this is her website.

    http://www.juliewaldorf.net/juliewaldorf.htm


    And yes I will email you on more finds. :)

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  44. This blog used to be fun, but it is changing. Now there are more fights about which poster said what and when than about the Gosselins. More talk about the haters and blog security policies than the kids. A few regulars seem to post so often that it is difficult to read the other posts, and those posters are, shall we say, very opinionated (angry?). They seem as unhappy as the haters, but their upset is focused on other posters.

    Take a deep breath, people. It is only a blog about a TV show.

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  45. By all means, please free to comment here more often and keep us on track. Or skip through what you don't want ot read. I'm very proud of my site. Instead of making negative comments about it, feel free to give suggestions on how to improve it..

    Kinda looking at the glass half full here..

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  46. As far as the Gosselin Garb finder. I LOVE the outfit Kate is wearing on the cover of her new book. Anyone know where she got that outfit??? The colors are so fitting!

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  47. Linda, I wasn't offended, I simply wanted to set the record straight that I'm not "a known acquaintance of one of our frequent trouble makers, or she is an aka of one."

    I was confused that KatherineDenise copied & pasted a comment I wrote on another blog, word for word, HERE. But I was only bothered by it because so many people find that practice WRONG. What, is it only wrong if the trolls do it? But if you have good intentions it's fine?

    Babymama. I wrote this:
    "I have moved on to another blog, it's true. It's just too hard to get through all the comments here, I don't know anybody, it's more like a group of friends here that I don't really fit into."

    And what I MEANT was that I also visit another blog besides yours, not that I never read yours. I'm just trying to avoid commenting here because things for some reason are put under a microscope on this blog, and I end up making comments like THIS one to explain myself because I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Sorry if it made you angry but what I was trying to say is; I don't know you guys. You seem to be a small group of friends who have each others backs and that's great. But it's hard to fit in because I don't share your exact feelings about Kate, so I don't fit in. My sister Mindy was told by a poster named "Shelly" to go and post somewhere else, at some point last year. Guess what, SHE DID!

    Here is what makes this blog hard for me to keep up with; I can't just read the posts, I have to read ALL the comments to know what is going on over here. I like blogs for their editorial stance, a witty take on things, a certain flair to the writing style, etc. But this blog is focused on the comments. There is nothing wrong with that, it's awesome. I just can't join in because I am too sarcastic to ever have anyone like me. You'll misunderstand too often and it's just a headache LOL ;-)

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  48. Just an FYI: We bought a blue ball like J&K's kids have 2 years ago, Christmas, from Hearthsong. The quality is great and the price was around $90, I believe. Each of the little cells you see on the outside of the ball is blown up individually, so a pump is a must!

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  49. http://www.hearthsong.com/product.asp?section_id=2003&search_type=featured&search_value=2908&cur_index=&pcode=2322

    This is the one we bought. There are several sizes. After 2 years and lots of play, indoors on the carpeted basement floor and outside on the grass, it's in perfect shape.

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  50. I would love to Have one of those ball it would be so fun even 4 a teenag like me lol So im sure th kids are haveing a blast With it :) Cant wait till kate plus 8 starts thurstday think its tht 1 :)

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  51. Robin~ I want you to post here and I think your thoughts wod be a welcomed addition. Hasn't Schmecky taught anyone here that you don't have to be a Kate "lover" to post here? This is a GOSSELIN fan site. For the family and show that once was and the shows of the future. I think you missed my many posts that said everyone is free to post here as ling as long as you don't attack Kate or the kids.

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  52. I once butted heads with JW over attacking Jon. When I said, "You have to like somebody in the Gosselins to post here!" Either Jon, or Kate, or the Kids.

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  53. Robin - I wasn't offended. I learned something new and I did remove the comment from the last post.
    Despite being a staunch supporter of M.A.D.D. I wasn't even offended by your comment about playing a drinking game for every time Kate said, "Umm." I assumed you were drinking at somebody's home and not driving. I also assumed if you were drinking away from home, that you had a designated driver. And, if my assumptions were incorrect, then I hope you'd consider a D.D. for the future or take a taxi. Not on a soapbox. Just trying to save lives, including yours.

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  54. So do we have an idea when the new series will start? I want to make sure my DVR is set.
    Thanks!

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  55. cherier1 i love that one too, can you give me an idea for what size ball per age group or size child?? that is the problem I am having since I have an 11 yr old and a 4 yr old. 2 totally different sizes. Thought maybe you would have an idea. thanks :)

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  56. Robin,

    I love sarcasm. It just doesn't always come across when someone else is reading it. Maybe you can put a little emoticon at the end so we can know. Like a smiley face or a wink or something.

    I do agree that this blog has become more about the "comment" section and the blogs themselves are just copies of articles to keep everyone up-to-date about the Gosselins. I know how time consuming it is to actually write your own blog because I used to. We are an impatient bunch anyway. Baby Mama does post in the comment section too so it's not like the commenters "are the blog". It's a group effort. A lot of blogs run like that.

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  57. Schmecky~ your so right.. I really wish I could do what I used to when I had an infant and just blog all day. I'm sad too that it really has been about the comments more than the posts.. why? Because info comes out quicker than I can post it. Those that are true bloggers get the info even before me. Its way too hard to keep up with Radar.com (lol) For me at this point in my life, with everything going on..this is as much as I can do..

    When Kate spent 24/7 with her kids and stayed at home there was no Gosselin news. I blogged personally a lot back in January. I don't think ANYONE READ IT! When theres no Gosselin news people don't come here to post and read. I think it was just me Schmecky and Linda for a while ;) I say this because thats what happens..either its too much of me or too little.

    Either way I always apprecaite suggestions and always welcome everyone..until they piss me off! xoxoxo

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  58. Ohh yes I fogot to add how I love the "group effort" comment. The more the merrier, and more varried opinions the greater the chances of having a fun blog. Its a tight balance when everyone has different onions..But Schmecky is running a special for her Spring classes and a BOGO for Summer.

    WELCOME Mmagouirk! As soon as I hear something it will definetly be put up. They are shooting the kids now obviously, so that should be soon, but I have heard nothing about this "Twist of Kate Yet"

    KatherineDenise~ I emailed that woman so hopefully she could tell me about the dress. Thanks!

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  59. Thanks for the info on "I am Peace, Love, Chaos", etc. Very cute line!

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  60. I love all the stuff the kids wear..It is sad that I literally buy it all. My fav. of all time that even washed the best was the "grumpy girl" sweatshirt that Mady wore the day of the garage sale at the church. It completely represents my daughter at the moment since I wont take her to her friends house after school..lol

    http://theanti-gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/2009/01/kate-barnes-noble-book-signing-mady.html

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  61. Hi Ladies!

    I think that a "Gosselin Garb" post would be a great idea! Kate and especially the kids get some cute stuff!

    The blow up ball looks like a blast! The kids probably want to spend all day in it. I for one could never do that... I'd probably get nauseous from all the spinning around. LOL!

    I'm not exactly a regular commenter but I do read here all the time, so I just wanted to add that I always feel welcome here (when I do post) and I think you're all a great bunch! If there a comment that doesn't interest me I simply scroll past.. not a problem. Baby Mama, you do an awesome job here! Thank you! :)

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  62. Linda,
    Having witnessed some of what happened to you..& just feeling sick about it. I appreciate the updates, that might seem like I'm nosy to some folks. However, I found it very upsetting for you and any Pro-Gosselin poster to be harrassed like that. Mr.M has had me working like a dog with his DIY reno's, for the last few day's. I'll have to catch up on the last thread, but please keep letting us know how your doing.
    That ball looks SUPER COOL, I'd love one for my kids.

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  63. Thanks Rita! Thats EXACTLY what I like to hear..Thanks for the continued support and for always stopping by! I hope that someday the "Gosselin Garb" will make a return too.. :)

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  64. Oh BM too funny, look who updated....LOL

    Sunday, May 2, 2010
    Kate + 8 & Twist of Kate? I'll be here.

    Dear friends and supporters of this blog, thank you all so very much for your understanding in my stepping back from this blog during the Gosselin families personal difficulties in 2009. I will be returning with the same content you enjoy and look forward too following the newest episodes in the series Kate + 8 and if there is another show featuring just Kate etc. All are welcome to follow, link, share finds etc. None are welcome to bring hatred, disgusting and the otherwise offensive comments that I have seen in the past. This blog is mostly kept as informative, if you enjoy connecting with other fans and talking about the latest episodes please visit babymamas blog, she always has wonderful posts about the family and the shows :)
    I look forward to the new series with the true Gosselin family Fans and any new fans as well!!



    http://gosselin-garb-finder.blogspot.com/

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  65. Baby Mama & KatherineDenise - see you just have to say a little prayer! Wish answered! Hurrah!

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  66. Hope - about the article you posted from the Washington Examiner. There are 2 comments below that criticize the shoddy journalism of that paper. Did you read them before you posted. Please do so.

    Divorced Adults are allowed to go out to a bar and Jon did not have the children with him. I don't think he would ever take them to a bar so please don't worry about it. His problem is that the rag. mag. are going to spot him no matter what. Kate went out to a club in LA after DWTS. and that was in the paper too!
    So what, Big deal.

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  67. http://blogs.discovery.com/kate/


    Kate has a new blog up titled From Dancing to Running

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  68. BabyMama - if you or others know the Gosselin Garb Lady to contact, please tell her how much we appreciate her coming out of "retirement." Her comments are blocked for now so the mean folks can't get through (or anybody else!

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  69. I know Linda right?? the timing was great!!

    BM you can still do a Kate Gosselin Summer garb post?? I think that would be awesome cause she wore some great things this summer.

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  70. Alas...so much for the ball I thought sounded great. My kids say that camp has one of the water balls and "thanks but they get enough of being water hamsters at camp." Oh Well. You never know.

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  71. OHH HAPPY DAY! ohh happy happy day! :)

    I am soo FREAKIN happy to see this LATEST post from my girl at Gosselin Garb...I'm truly hoping that her site comes back after a year hiatus, and if so, it will be linked to my site and we can hopefully work as a team to get you the info you need..lol Lets keep our fingers crossed because I LOVED her site and nobody did it like she did.

    I e-mailed her and told her we are BEGGING for this great return!

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  72. The Washington Examiner is a free daily newspaper with a circulation of printed copies of around 300,000. It is considered extremely conservative by many. I guess it depends on your political orientation. It's a tabloid. They endorsed McCain-Palin in the last election. A lot of divorce/legal postings are carried in it when law requires a "published notification." Their conservative writers and columnists include David Freddoso, Michael Barone (Fox News) and Byron York among others. The publisher is Philip Anschutz (Denver) who's supposed to be one of the world's richest men. Again, I guess it depends on your political orientation.

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  73. KatherineDenise~ I had to delete and re-write my post because I had it on my computer and I did not see your post! Thanks for once again having my back and keeping me up to date. I had no idea she put the post up.. too funny.

    I was happy to see Kate had a new blog up..I totally forgot she will be in the finale May 24th & 25th..It was great to see Tony on last night helping out Cheryl. Didn't that guy say that if she helped him get into the top 3 he was buying her a car?? Geeze I need me some of that man..lol I loved her necklace she got as a "Present"...............

    WHO do we think is going home tonight. Who will not be watching Idol? lol

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  74. Momsby~ you and I have talked privately and I appreicate your support on all the blogs (not just mine)and your pearls of wisdom..you are right, I AM just too jealous a person to share you :) Thanks as always for your continued support!

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  75. Linda "Original" said...
    Robin - I wasn't offended. I learned something new and I did remove the comment from the last post.
    Despite being a staunch supporter of M.A.D.D.


    Linda, I am glad you took down your post. It worried me! I don't like to see too much personal stuff get posted - we see what happens when it does/someone seeks clues to use. There is no need for that.

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  76. KD - My children range in ages from 16 to 10, so 14 to 8 when we bought it. I bought the middle size, but if I had to do it again, I'd go larger. There are weight limits per size ( not listed on web but you could ask what they are). Sometimes 2 11 or 12 year olds would get in it at the same time when I wasn't watching(we have a ton of kids around here) and that automatically doubles the weight just like that! That may not be an issue for you, though. I think our middle size ball's weight limit is 100lbs. At least that's what I enforce child-wise.

    C.

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  77. Hey if we get the Gosselin Garb Finder back..would we be pushing our luck to ask for a Gosselin toy division? You know, all the hot toys the kids want? HAHA ok I will shut up now, I don't want to scare her ;)

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  78. #1caregiver:

    I didn't check out the paper. Just caught it on the fly. Thanks for pointing that out to me - I'll be more observant from now on. :)

    However - with that said......

    It's NOT the same thing as Kate going out in LA. Jon's pattern of behavior over the last year has been horrible - and the fact he's dating another very young girl and out doing shots at the bar (or whatever) - just goes to show the pattern continuing.

    Sorry - but I feel that his immaturity continues and Kate and the kids WILL be the lesser for it. It's a shame. For ALL of them, Jon included.

    On another note - I have that same little dress Kate is wearing. When I saw the pic of her wearing it I was like, "Oh, wow" LOL I love that dress! haha

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  79. Cherier1 - let me clarify - the only thing I took down was a comment I'd made to KatherineDenise about Robin. The rest of the post is there and will stand until the cows (sheep) come home! It there, and will remain there. All of this in various distortions had been posted. I decided to just lay my life out there. My curriculum vitae is published already on my university's website because I've presented in conferences, etc. And, I'll be back there at the end of the month. The newspaper there has already done interviews to be published in a weekend section, btw.

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  80. Wow I finally caught up on all the comments (took awhile lol). Anyway those balls are really cool! I wish they had them when I was a kid! What a blast! The Gosselin kids have really awesome toys, clearly fame has its positives and negatives, and those balls are definitely a positive!

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  81. I apologize for the absurd usage of exclamation points... Sometimes I feel like Kate in that way. LOL

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  82. I don't think your jealous BM, just a moma hen, protecting her birdies.:) I love posting here & reading all the wonderful women's eclectic point of views. Your, links & post's alway's rock & you alway's make me laugh. Thank's for including me on this great site.;) P.S. I've got a family friend who's going cross border shopping, so I just may score some Chex yet! Just have to convince him that he really want's to bring some back. Maybe, I'll offer to share the Monkey Munch.

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  83. Wow that dress must have been a bestseller! Loft rarely if ever repeats the same style 2 seasons in a row. Kate's salmon colored dress is from 2009--if you look up her 1st People magazine cover right after the bad news started that is what she is wearing. Kate also has it in a gorgeous green color and wore them both throughout Season 5. I am so happy they brought it back but said they are not selling the green. I have it in black from last year and may buy the turquoise now! Great for travel and really hot, humid days.

    Wildchild: I am traveling this week but wanted to post sooner. This week's UsWeekly has an article stating that Jon turned down $500,000 to be on DWTS next season. He claimed that he saw what the show did to Kate and the kids. I ssaw this in the print edition. I have a very hard time believing this story for many reasons but looks like the comment actually came from Jon himself. Did anyone else see this? What do you think?

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  84. SarahGrace: If you still want the salmon colored dress, there are a limited number of Loft outlets around the country now as well. They may have last season's colors. :)

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  85. Hope - I think you just stated a Double Standard for Jon and Kate. It's OK for Kate to go out but not Jon because of his past. I know we don't agree and that's OK, but adults do have to try and get on with the lives somehow. Kate has just been smart enough to keep hers under the radar. No pun intended.LOL! Also, I do not believe all that wrote or said in the media. OMG, there is so much shit out there, ex. my language bm, a person doesn't know what or who to believe.

    Baby Mama - Big Mike is safe, and I think that long haired blond guy is going to be out next.
    Pam is OFF the boob-tube, literally.

    Just trying to be light and lively so you girls LOL. I hope you enjoy dancing around in your Kate like dresses. Children love to dress up in Pre-school. Maybe you could have a Kate look a like contest. Just kidding. cu

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  86. omg Momsby~ I forgot your need for the Chex girl! That Monkey Munch is a staple here. Its a bribe to get the kides to eat dinner sometimes.

    Kates cookbook about a loving family making memories with food was shipped and sold over seas quicker than a troll running from a brush. I really wanted to get ahold of a copy but forgot to. I really hope its just revamped and re-sold in the US. Until then, take a walk back to one of my first posts, and enjoy the fab recipies I love and thank Kate for.

    http://theanti-gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-favorite-kates-recipes.html

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  87. Ok Linda. You know what's best for you.

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  88. Caregiver - lol. I don't think Ann Taylor loft designed it for Kate specifically. I think women have been wearing styles of celebs for many generations. I see styles on Rachael Ray or sometimes Martha and want some of them also.

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  89. If Kate had been bar hopping with man after man after man - equal to ever how many girls Jon has chased, I'd be on her case too! It's not the dating, it's that poor Jon seems to fall head over heels for so many of them - and some overlapping. That's what bothers me.

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  90. Linda and all - I am not condoning Jons past or present deeds. To me he seems lonely and in need of companionship and notority. Can you imagine how he feels after losing so much (family). Men do not handle separation the same as women. Women usually have the kids to care for and that keeps them busy 24/7. Men come home to an empty house and are alone. Allot of divorced men remarry sooner then women for that very need.

    Jon needs any kind of job to occupy his time, but hasen't realized that yet.

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  91. #1caregiver said
    Jon needs any kind of job to occupy his time, but hasen't realized that yet.

    I agree with this completely. When I see old episodes of their show, he seems much happier in the days when he was working. He had the self esteem from the job, a break, and structure in his life. He even stated missing the job life I think with Rabbi Schmulley. Kate also discussed this in Multiple Blessings which was published before their divorce issues. She describes that when he was unemployed and offered a temporary school cafeteria job it was important for him to take it even though the money really wasn't worth it because he needed that outlet in his life. I think a lot of us see that his need to get a job is more important than his need to produce a large income. I wish he would see that holding a regular job, paying a (much) smaller child support check, but willingly and on time, and spending quality time with his kids is what counts.
    While I can understand Jon's desire to be in a relationship with a woman, and a healthy one could possibly work wonders for him, I don't think he will be able to succeed in one until he works on himself and takes some time to heal. The women he picks aren't evil or bad people they just feed into his dysfunction and his baggage is out of their leagues.

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  92. There are a number of sites reporting that Jon turned down DWTS; however, these sites are not necessarily news sites.

    The scoop; however, is reporting the opposite:

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/36861755/ns/today-entertainment/

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  93. I thought this link was funny but some may find it offensive towards Jon, so I will understand if Baby Mama deletes it later.


    http://ca.askmen.com/entertainment/austin_300/341_6-things-men-have-learned-from-jon-gosselin.html

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  94. Hey, I forgot to tell you that my sister and her husband came over to visit us on Saturday... He walked in wearing a big pink t-shirt with the words Team Kate on it. It was really funny!

    He actually bought it on ebay just for me to see him in it for 30 seconds. He had to get it in the women's largest size because they only sold them for women. Only the men's came in black but it said Team Jon.

    He wanted to take it off right away but I made him keep it on until my husband came downstairs. He was surprised to see him in a pink t-shirt as it was... then he saw it said Team Kate. He thought it was really funny too.

    Then my BIL gave the shirt to me (he wore it over his regular shirt) because he only bought it to see my reaction. So now I have a Team Kate shirt! LOL.

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  95. SG - OMG, that's funny. Your hubby must have a great sense of humor. A Team Kate shirt, Hmmmmm! Would you wear that out in public or just to clean house in?

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  96. facinated - I just read that article on Jon. On an earlier thread I posted that he had allot to live down and allot to live for. This is what I mean, he is not going to catch a break until he does something positive in his life. JOB, maybe??? That whole article was the past, and people just can't get past it, it's news and gets more ratings.

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  97. SG - That is too funny for words! It is pink, maybe you could give it to your Mom? You could have a contest and give it away here.

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  98. Baby Mama - Fresh paper, please. Thanks.

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  99. On a more real note - We have lost one of the greatest Sportscasters in Baseball.
    Ernie Harwell pasted away yesterday at the age of 93. Maybe that's why I couldn't find the Tigers on TV.
    GOD BLESS ERNIE! RIP1

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  100. Schmecky, that is so funny, LOL *high 5* to your BIL. We all know your going to wear that shirt every chance you get when no one is looking :) its ok lol

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  101. Caregiver and others - I agree, Jon needs a JOB. TLC only prevented him from TV jobs through the end of his contract, all other jobs were open. I tried to find something via Twittet. Thinking there had to be SOME company out there who would trade the publicity of hiring him for their own benefit. It would help him look stable and give him a chance. I also called two media firms in NYC where I still had contacts. No takers and that's a shame. The feeling then was that he was too "unstable" and a "loose cannon." companies depend on people who honor contracts. Marriages end for a variety of reasons. Life goes on. Sometimes you have to just buckle down and live a life that's perhaps not the most fun - looking for the long run payoff instead of short term gain. I do not personally approve of the way he's lived his recent life but that's JMO. That in no way means I don't want him to find happiness and success.

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  102. I have a TEAM KATE shirt and so does my mother in law! I can't wear mine though...my boobs can't fit in it. :)

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  103. Omg this is so, well not sure what to make of it cause its so far out there...

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/video-jon-gosselin-reads-kates-new-book

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  104. Thanks for the info, HeatherAV and fascinated! Interesting. Not sure really what I believe, but to speculate, I would say that he probably really wasn’t offered the gig. You would think he would want to take advantage of that opportunity. If ABC thought Kate drew in the crowds, perhaps they could have been thinking along those lines as well. But…still don’t think I buy it.

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  105. KatherineDenise..thank you so much for the funny post about Jon reading Kates book on video! Is he kidding me with this? He should be embarassed for himself! I didn't put up the DWTS rumors with Jon, because I don't believe for a second they offered him the gig..

    FRESH HOT FROM THE OVEN NEW PAPER! Smells like the warm scent of my favorite bread...Please follow the delicious scent over to the new thread!

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