"On Monday, August 30 at 9pm, TLC will air the new one-hour KATE PLUS EIGHT special "The Big Apple" where Kate and the kids are traveling to NY – by train! The Gosselin family has visited New York City before, but never like this. The family experiences new and exciting things throughout the city, from Chinatown to Times Square. And while Kate has planned many educational opportunities for them, the kids are most excited about their visit to the Statue of Liberty. But, will Kate be able to enjoy a trip with her kids or will the record breaking summer heat and the pressures of traveling in a big city with eight kids cause Kate to lose her cool?"
Back to school with the Gosselins: DailyMailUK.com
'What is the occasion you ask? ALL EIGHT OF MY CHILDREN will, for the first time ever, ATTEND FULL-TIME SCHOOL this year!!!!! 'I stand in awe, amazement and slight sadness at the thought of this [insert sad, nostalgic mommy music here please].' 'I absolutely cannot believe this day will come in just two short weeks. I feel like just a few minutes ago I was writing in my blog about how school was over and summer was beginning. And here we are again! 'Back to a bit of seriousness - this huge landmark in our lives reminds me once again of just how very blessed I am to be the mother to eight healthy, beautiful, always hungry, wonderful, awe-inspiring, sometimes goofy, intelligent, perfect, sometimes grouchy, delicious and delightful children!!!! 'Reaching this milestone is a privilege that is never a guarantee extra especially not in a high-risk sextuplet pregnancy -- and I feel honoured (even if a bit sad) to send them marching off to school...
Kate shot to fame through the series Jon And Kate Plus 8 which followed the fortune of she, her ex-husband Jon and their huge brood. Viewers became transfixed as the couple struggled with family life and ultimately split after he had an affair with the nanny. But Kate has gone from strength to strength after ditching her womanising husband. She has undergone a dramatic make-over and appeared as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars – the US version of Strictly Come Dancing. Meanwhile Jon, 33, has lurched from scandal to scandal and has been dropped from the show that made him famous which has been renamed Kate Plus 8.
Remember when the Gosselin sextuplets were just tiny little tots? Well, now Kate and Jon are divorced and all 8 of their kids will be in school full-time this fall. Kate says she's sad, but is she really? Kate Gosselin had a busy summer with her kids. From beach vacations to kind of camping with Sarah Palin in Alaska, we bet she's happy to be home. But in less than two weeks, she'll be sending all her kids to school, all day for 5 days a week. The sextuplets are all 6 now, while Cara and Mady are 9. Whatever will Kate do with her time? Well, we're sure she'll find a gig or two.
We really doubt Kate Gosselin is very sad though. And to be honest, we can't totally blame her for being a bit relieved to have 8 kids gone for about 7 hours a day. Hopefully she makes sure to spend some quality time with them when they get home from school each day. And it's true that Kate is lucky to be here with all 8 of her kids healthy and ready for school. She says, "... this huge landmark in our lives reminds me once again of just how very blessed I am to be the mother to eight healthy, beautiful, always hungry, wonderful, awe-inspiring, sometimes goofy, intelligent, perfect, sometimes grouchy, delicious and delightful children!!!!We wish the best of luck to Mady, Cara, Hannah, Aaden, Joel, Collin, Alexis, and Leah in elementary school this year!
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