Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kate Gosselin Wasn't So Quirky After All! Maybe Jon Does This Also! Wash Your Hands and Leave Your Shoes at the Door!


It Turns Out That Maybe Kate Wasn’t so Quirky in Her Habits After All!
A recent program by the famous Dr. OZ, M.D. was about avoiding deadly “superbugs.”
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/your-bacteria-fighting-battle-plan
Dr. Oz says: Did you ever think MRSA)would become a common household term? It has, because last year MRSA killed 19,000 Americans, and experts believe that over 2 million of us are living with this deadly bacteria on our bodies…” He listed some key steps to help reduce your family’s chances of contracting a superbug: 1. Wash your hands often and try to avoid sharing towels. 2. Leave your shoes at the door of your house and keep another pair of “inside” shoes at the door to switch.


Kate Gosselin was ridiculed for requiring the SAME thing of people entering the Gosselin residence. Immune systems of very small children are particularly vulnerable. Dr. Oz is suggesting the steps for everybody. You heard that right! Not just small children but everybody!
Another example needed? Try this link: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/sitesearch/?query=Washing+hands&x=0&y=0
Advice by Dr. Kerry Peterson (M.D.) on the Rachael Ray show included: What's the best thing you can to do to avoid getting the flu? "All the basics ... and keep your hands clean; washing your hands for 20 seconds (rubbing your hands together vigorously), is the best thing you can do for yourself. And make sure you use soap."


Kate Gosselin was ridiculed for having instructions posted in the bathroom about how to wash your hands. Doctors' offices have similar signs. Schools have similar signs. There’s even a website on hand washing! Kate wasn’t giving her helpers a hard time! She was making sure they actually knew how to do it. Most adults don’t even realize how long you have to do it. Need a timer? Imagine singing “Happy Birthday” twice through to a friend.
Here's a link with details: http://www.washinghands.net/proper-methods-procedures.php


Then there were the comments labeling Kate a complete germ-a-phobic for leaving shoes at the door. You’ve seen Dr. Oz’s comments above. He does it. Is he a kook also?


Why is this idea so strange? In much of the world it is the NORM to leave your outdoor shoes at the door. These countries include Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Czech Republic, Scandinavian countries, and much of the UK until fairly recently to name a few. Some do it for religious reasons. Some do it as a measure of respect. Some just do it because, “That’s the way it’s done here!” All of these cultures benefit from a reduction in germs, bringing in pesticides from lawns, fungicides, dirt, etc.


WHY would Kate Gosselin want her precious babies crawling around on the floor to be exposed to stuff from other people’s shoes. To do that would be the ultimate YUCK factor!


If you ever plan to visit Hawaii, bring a pair of “flip flops or slippers” to use indoors.  It is considered VERY rude there to enter someone’s home with your "outside" shoes on. You’ll see signs there at doors with “Mahalo for removing your shoes.” (Mahalo means thank you.) There are humorous ones that say, “Please remove your shoes. Don’t take better ones on your way out. –Mahalo” 


Perhaps the next time you hear somebody ridiculing Kate over hand washing and shoes, you might want to gently say, “I think she was right. And so does Dr. Oz, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...” Just continue the list as long as you like. Let's follow Kate's tips: Wash your hands and leave your shoes at the door! Mahalo to Kate Gosselin for the reminder.

95 comments:

  1. Welcome all to a bit of cleanliness and following good habits!

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  3. Dee said...
    Linda, with all the people critizing you...are you sure you are not Kate in disguise or related to Kate? :)
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    Lol, Dee. Neither Kate in disguise or related to Kate. Never met her. Saw her in "person" once in DisneyWorld. That's another story...

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  4. Previous post removed due to stupid spelling errors.

    Linda, with all the people criticizing you are you sure you are not Kate in disguise or related to Kate? :)

    Before I had dogs I also had the shoes off policy. While my dogs can do lots of tricks they have not mastered wiping their feet.
    When my boys were little washing hands meant just that....If I wanted the hands dried I had to state that also.

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  5. Oh I get it....you want to be like Kate sooo bad that you will make mistakes just so you can have haters :)

    I thought if I deleted my post I could bump up the post count.....something else they can complain about.

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  6. Dee - Pssst...secret. Actually Superman is my father and so I'm all about Truth, Justice, and the American Way... Please don't tell anybody. I don't want them to know about Kryptonite, 'cause it's deadly to me.

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  7. This is a VERY important issue, therefore I will post this: My son almost died five years ago from pneumonias from community acquired MRSA.

    Handwashing is extremely important!! It is as much the rubbing aspect to get the bacteria off as it is the actual soap and water. If you don't have water and/or soap available, find the cleanest thing you can and wipe your hands throughly, between the fingers, around the cuticles, etc.

    Kate was NOT being a fanatic - she's a nurse, she was more than amply aware of the dangers of MRSA as well as other superbugs. One difficult to treat infection could have killed one of her babies.

    I have always been confounded and disgusted by the harping from the volunteers about Kate's hand washing & cleanliness requirements when the 6 were babies. Also, MRSA, as well as other superbugs, is spread easily. Once child could infect all 8 before they even knew they were infected.

    Such infections are also mostly easily preventable with PROPER handwashing and proper care and cleanliness in the kitchen and bath.

    That's all I have to say.

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  8. Ziggy - Thank you for sharing that. I wholeheartedly agree! For those who need the "step by step" there is a link in the body of the post that will take you to a picture view of how to do it.

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  9. We always leave our shoes at the door and we have for years. I never thought Kate was over the top with all of her instructions. She had 6 preemies at home.

    My friend taught her dog to wait on the rug by the door until his feet were wiped. It can be done! He needed it too. He's a white dog and any dirt showed!

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  10. I made people take off their shoes when my daughter was born (it was winter, I don't want snow & mud tracked in!), I didn't want my baby rolling around on the floor in that crap. And yes, I posted a sign. And the only person who said a word about it, was my (child-less, single, bachelor, i.e. non-household cleaning) brother in law. And I kept the sanitizer out, and my 4 yr old walked right up to ppl to squirt some in their hands. lol Everyone I know that's had a baby has done the same thing... I'm not as strict about the shoes when it's not muddy & gross out, but now it's such a habit, we hardly come in with them on anyway. And again, most people I know that have newer homes, or newer floor & carpet, ask ppl to take off their shoes. It baffles me that some ppl have a problem with this.

    And as previously stated, Kate is a nurse, so she really knows about MRSA and other infectious diseases. I am in health care too, I took microbiology in college, a lot of people do. This stuff should be common knowledge!

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  11. Great information Linda. Glad to see that Kate was right to be concerned about germs especially with preemies.

    Hope all the naysayers feel bad for criticizing Kate after reading this.

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  12. When the show aired, Dr. Oz was asked if he leaves his shoes at the door. He answered, "This is for everybody. Yes, I leave my shoes at the door every time I enter the house!"

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  13. Thanks Linda--this is a great subject. With flu season coming up, these are important reminders.

    We don't wear shoes in the house- and in
    the summer, I even leave mine outside the door on the steps until nighttime.

    Kate did what she had to do to protect her babies. She was being a smart Mom.

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  14. I'm going to apologize ahead of time if this is a long comment but I can't stress enough the importance of this subject.

    If I may I feel the need to voice my opinion on this subject. I do believe that as a nurse Kate did in fact recognize the dangers from germs and it is now a fact that MRSA does not just come from hospital settings any longer. Trust me, you can't use enough caution to prevent this terrible illness. A few years back I did in fact have a very serious case of MRSA. I did at that time get it in a medical clinic setting after being treated for severe injuries due to an auto accident. We are hearing that the majority of the cases happening today are from in fact school settings and almost anywhere. I was extremely ill for a long time and the pain was barely intolerable even with morphine to ease the pain. It was on both of my legs and I was unable to walk because just trying to stand up felt like my legs were on fire so I was confined to a hospital bed. You can also develop severe lesions anywhere on your body. It's also a very lonely situation to be in a hospital as a MRSA patient. They assign you one day and one night nurse and of course your doctors. Nobody else is allowed in the room. Even the hospital personnel had to put on sterile garments & masks when entering my room. The bad part was if I needed more pain meds or something else immediately but the nurse that was assigned to me was on break, nobody else was allowed to enter the room. Not fun. Remember also that MRSA can kill.

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  15. I received a medicine that can only be given by intravenous injection only called Vancomyacin and it is even today the only truly effective medication for this terrible illness. There is an antibiotic that can be taken by mouth once sent home but only after the main infection has calmed down. I had to stay on that medication for six months. It's fortunate that I had good insurance as each pill cost $100 and I had to take four of them a day. The one thing that is not well known is that MRSA can also turn into a chronic condition and with each breakout it seems to get worse. I usually have a break out five, six and sometimes more a year. Then it's back to the hospital or being laid up at home with nursing care providing the intravenous lines.

    I was told that unless they come up with a complete cure for it, I will continue to have outbreaks for the rest of my life. Of course during the times of a break out I have to be isolated from everyone and everything in our home had to be sterilized. I have had several incidents where the lesions have burst which lands me in the hospital in intensive care again.

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  16. So people need to understand that as a professional Kate must know the dangers of these types of infections and MRSA can be spread fairly easily. There is a huge problem today even in the high school locker rooms where kids are infecting other kids if someone that is infected but doesn't know it yet for instance sits on a bench bare butt, like football players while changing their clothes and the next person that comes along and sits in that spot has just one tiny open wound they are susceptible to getting it. This happens in all locker rooms, boys or girls and yes even bathrooms. You can get it anywhere today.

    As a person that has to suffer from this terrible illness for the rest of her life I can't urge you enough to take precautions for you and your family in all places. Use those over counter disincentives every time if possible especially in public places.

    I remember not too long ago while waiting to be admitted into the hospital for another outbreak a young beautiful teenage girl and her mother were by me in the waiting room. The mother was so concerned & the girl was very sick obviously. Since the only people in the waiting room at the time was my husband and I and this mother and daughter and we started to talk a little. Come to find out that beautiful young girl also had MRSA and apparently she got it from school. The girl was a high school cheerleader and they suspect she got it from the girl locker room at the school. That is what the doctors had suspected after questioning this young girl about where she had been. Since I was by then experienced with this horrible infection they asked me allot of questions but I did leave out the part that it could become what is called chronic MRSA. There was no point in scaring the mother and daughter more than they already were and it's the doctor's place to inform them it's possible.

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  17. So if you think that Kate Gosselin is over the top in her concerns about cleanliness please remember my story and praise Kate not criticize her for her obsession about germs because as a professional nurse in the past she may have run into cases of bacterial infections so she is more educated and more wary of it than the average person. Remember the show not too long ago where Kate received alot of negative comments because some people felt that Kate over reacted when that worker put his tool box on the kitchen counter? Well I say bravo to her because she is protecting her family. Can you imagine how many dirty places that tool box might have been? To make matters worse it was lunch time for her children.

    So please everyone do take precautions and be diligent about protecting yourself from this infection and all infections because I can tell you from personal experience to have to live with the limits I now have for the rest of my life and that's not even counting the terrible pain when there is an outbreak. Having to be isolated for weeks or months at a time from people when having an active outbreak is not a fun way to live the rest of your life. So take a lesson from Kate and be pro active with protecting your family and yourselves.

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  18. The funny thing about the people who criticized Kate soo much for germophobia are some of the same ones criticizing the Duggars for not being germ free enough despite the fact that they cared for their preemie in an intirely different city from the other children when they had chicken pox. An example is that they let unnecessary gersm in by allowing the film crew in the NICU even though they followed proper NICU proceedures and didn't even touch the baby. It is just something for them to criticize. I always thought that Kate picked up the off with shoes idea from Jon's relatives because I know other Korean families who do the same. I actually do most of the time but just because I like being barefoot at home. One of the things I have always enjoyed about watching the show is the kids including the Duggars having a clean open area to play in, a lot of kids aren't that lucky. It is kind of sad that it is considered rude to crriticize people who live in filth, and I don't mean some clutter and you haven;t gotten around to mopping, I mean filth, but it okay to criticize Kate for doing what she feels is healthiest for her kids. I do think there are people who read into her issues with gersm that she looks down on others, for example they think she sees the other people at Ronald Mc Donald as dirty or lower than her or dirty so she has to clean the table before she sits, but that isn't the case, she would clean even if the president of the unted states ate there.

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  19. Yourawoman - So sorry you suffer from this. It must be horrendous. My heart goes out to you!

    (I deleted several of your posts because for some reason the same thing posted 3 times on one section.)

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  20. Folks - there are a number of deleted posts. I'm not trying to confuse you I promise. However, once you have gone to Baby Mama's list of flies, you don't get to post here again. So flies, please find a new location for posting your views. Thank you and have a nice day.

    For the record, Kate had hand washing procedures posted for using plain soap before there ever was a show; along with requiring those who entered the house to leave their shoes at the door. Since it was before there was a show, it was BEFORE there were sponsors of the show. Duh!

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  21. I understand Linda. The blog seems to get errors and I think some things did get posted doubles. Thank you for correcting and deleting the extras.
    Also thank you for the sympathy of what I have to live with. I can deal with that and have for awhile but what is extremely important to me is to warn others to be very careful especially if they have children. I've run into children that unfortunately have contracted the chronic form of MRSA like I have and although I am old enough to accept my fate, it's the children that breaks my heart that until there is a cure they will have to live with it.

    I ran into a young teenager who come to find out was a cheerleader at a local high school that had contracted the chronic form and my eyes filled with tears to see a beautiful young girl having to deal with it. Even more heartbreaking was that her school asked (more like demanded) that she quit cheerleading because of the risk to the other girls. There is nothing worse than seeing a child suffer.

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  22. Why were you blocked from Jon's twitter account? Just curious how he would know you?

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  23. Caitlin - I have no idea. I looked up that aimeeNancyGrace that he said was stalking him, but I never followed her. When I signed up I clicked on following Imperfect Women where Ellen Ross did her interview. Beyond that, I have not a clue. I had never signed up to follow Ellen. So, No Clue. I did once send him seveal job suggestions that I thought his agent might want to follow up on as spokesperson for a fitness training equipment company, and two suggestions for tv shows.

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  24. I'm not much of a tweeter, maybe twice a month, it wasn't a big deal. One of the regular posters here asked what was Jon tweeting about, I copied a tweet here to explain it to her. I believe she responded that the product was a good one. She asked additional questions and I had to get somebody to explain it. I'm just not that knowledgeable about Twitter; my usage is mostly just to verify something.

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  25. I see you run the Kate Gosselin Fan website which is very pro Kate but this site is supposed to be about the "family". Can you be fair to both parties? You started out very pro Kate and I see where you are trying to give some good about Jon, especially suggesting job opportunities, but do you believe what you are printing or just trying to be fair? Trying to stay within your rules of positive but you do make me curious.

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  26. Caitlyn - do you have a sister named bee? I don't run this blog. I'm just the babysitter, temporarily.

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  27. Look if you want to be here fine. If not, take it up with the blog moderator when she returns. Jon's name is still on the list at the top. I just haven't found much to admire about Jon for the last year. I wish him well and stability. Can somebody else explain it to her. Sorry Hurricane Earl update.

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  28. Why are you asking about a sister named Bee? Anyway thanks for you time, I tired asking a question that was on my mind in the nicest way possible but I guess that you were offended. I thought it was a legit question and deserved a legit answer that is all. I see I won't get so take care and good luck with Hurricane Earl.

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  29. Linda I was reading yesterday this blog and it looks like you might have some very busy little bees bothering you. Same comment only different name. Boy it has to be tough running a blog and you've got more guts than I do. I've read here but don't comment much but I see you are trying to be as fair as you possibly can and doing the best you can in Baby Mama's absence. Just keep doing what you are doing and you'll be fine. I've seen your past posts to know where you stand and I give kudos to you for trying your best to be fair as possible.

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  30. I think you might need a vacation when Baby Mama returns Linda. A nice glass of wine probably sounds pretty good right now doesn't it?

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  31. Great post Linda. I don't envy your "part time job"

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  32. Caitlyn - Excuse me but no! You came in as a newbie, asked a question. I answered as politely and candidly as possible. You came back challenging the positions here. Again, I answered. Curiously, your words almost identical to one person yesterday, and one the day before. The position here is, quite frankly, I think everyone here would wish Jon health, happiness, a sustaining relationship, prosperity, a solid job and everything else in life. I could tell you exactly why I havevlittle respect for Jon but I've explained it so many times that I'm tired of doing it. Why do you feel you have any right to come here and essentially tell all of us we are doing things wrong? There are many sites where you can go and bash Kate all you want. There are sites where you can go and orates Jon as the be all man of the modern world. You do not have to like Kate to post here. But if you do not like what is here, please find a place that makes you happy.

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  33. Yourawoman - exactly. Same words, different name.

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  34. Annastasia - Baby Mama will be back soon, very soon. She posted and told everybody when she would return. It is there sweetie, read back a few days, like Monday or so.

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  35. Adele - thank you. That means a lot.

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  36. I completely forgot one of the reason I associate with Kate so much, she is a nurse. I am a nurse. A lot of what she does I don't even question, but I find it interesting when she is attacked for it. For example, she feeds her kids fruit for snack. I read somewhere someone was accusing her of starving her kids. I can't even believe that people don't take their shoes off before going into someone else's house (unless of course it is dangerous and dirty LOL). I know that these are necessarily nursing things, but the hand washing, the stay out of my kitchen, and the binder for everything, spoke to me as a nurse. I know that my family probably thinks I am a lot like Kate but I never took offence to it because I liked what she did.

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  37. Ahh Linda O, I feel for you. It sounds like the flies and bees didn't take a holiday.

    You are doing great.

    As for when will baby mama be back, I was even confused as to when she was leaving. LOL.

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  38. Having little respect for someone is entirely different from wishing them any I'll will. I would like to be a huge supporter of Jon again.I would hope that one day Jon can maintain a sustained relationship with the same person for say, at least six months; that doesn't seem much to ask. Exactly one year ago Jon declared strongly on GMA that he loved Hailey more than he had ever loved Kate. I hope for Jon that he can learn to respect himself.

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  39. Sorry - that was supposed to be no ill will, not I'll.

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  40. I'm glad you have a new thread here...the last one was too difficult for me to stomach. I could name a 100 things about Kate...came up empty on Jon. Listen, I understand that he is related to the kids...he is the father...but he gets no free pass from me. I'm still waiting for him to impress me with some really good mature behavior.

    Regarding Kate and her cleanliness, it has paid off tremendously....how often have we ever heard or seen the Gosselin kids to be seriously ill? To my knowledge, I believe Kate said that not one of the 8 even has suffered a broken bone. She's been a great and caring Mom.

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  41. Linda, I think you're doing a terrific job. My blogger account was giving me trouble earlier and I was unable to post. Hang in there sister. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

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  42. We blurred Baby Mama's departure date a bit because we were cautious that just like last year's vacation, then the flies would step up their efforts. At the same time I think we both hoped that people would be so bored with me that there would be light traffic and I could coast, lol. We hoped...but as with anything else in life, you play the hand you are dealt and do the best you can.
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    Frankly, sometimes I long for the days when this blog was moderated 24/7 and Baby Mama just deleted all the junk before we ever saw it. :)

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  43. Good morning all. Better day today we can hope. Really wet here but should be better this afternoon. Happy Labor Day weekend to all.

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  44. Having a 'shoes-off policy' is definitely the thing to do. It keeps the place cleaner and protects your family from awful stuff that shoes pick up.

    I have an whole blog on the subject of removing shoes in homes: Shoes Off at the Door, Please You might like to take a look.

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  45. Celestial - Thank you for coming in to post! I'm so glad you did. My original draft of the above thread actually included a link to your blog because I felt like you had some great information, and because of your location. In the end, I didn't include it because we have some rabid that are so anti everything said here that they flame any link we post. So, folks while I don't know this blogger, I thought it was a really informative blog. Welcome Celestial, thanks for your post!

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  46. We dodged major destruction from Earl here in NC, stay safe Maryland and Cape Cod friends, as Earl is over warm water he may again pick up steam and strengthen.

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  47. We celebrated my birthday a week early, today's the actual day. Despite babysitting the blog, my plans called for spending the weekend at BHIsland with friends in an annual girls weekend done on Labor Day. Get it? Our pun on the meaning of Labor Day. I did receive a very early am breakfast in bed served by my family. Although already dressed, I returned to bed so I could be served. The menu, prepared by each according to their abilities: Honey nut clusters cereal, toast, a boiled egg mostly free of shell, orange juice, latte, and a dish with 12 raisins, and a napkin folded to perfection. These are memories that mom's treasure! Have a great day all.

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  48. LindaO - I also think you are doing a great job babysitting the blog.

    Hailey has an article about Jon on radaronline. She is going to write a book about her time with Jon and says she has evidence he is evil. She also states Kate is a good mother. Link is below.

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-jon-gosselins-ex-girlfriend-blogs-radar-im-exposing-all-his-lies

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  49. This is an important discussion to have however, it's also one of those situations that you are darned if you do, darned of you don't. If hands, or house for that matter, are cleaned obsessively, you are not only getting rid of the big, bad germs, but also the small, helpful ones. These types of germs actually help build up the immune system. Without these little germs to build up the immune system, people can get sick more often which can lead to major issues. You have to find that happy medium. It's also suggested to switch soaps every few months so the chance of super germs that are "immune" to the soap aren't born.

    Also, feel the need to say it's important to take antibiotics exactly how your doctor says and to finish the prescription, no matter how good you feel. The misuse of medications leads to different, stronger strains of illnesses.

    Unfortunately, I have to deal with many doctors and with the concern shown in this thread I figured I would pass on some of the info I have learned.

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  50. Happy Birthday Linda!

    So thankful Earl is passing you now but still concerned for those still in the path of the storm.

    Thanks Celestial for the blog information.

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  51. We wash our hands for at least 20 seconds and I was raised with a no shoes in the house policy. We don't wear shoes in the house and my friends and family don't either. I think its disgusting to wear shoes in the house. Not to mention that its harder to keep the floors clean.

    Kate wears her shoes in the house though. At least in the new one. And she says she let's others too. Maybe because they don't have carpeting now? I still think its gross. Kids play on the floor with their toys. They touch their toys and then their mouths, noses and eyes, etc.

    As for people criticizing Kate about the volunteers washing their hands it was because they weren't allowed to wash their hands in the kitchen sink, only the bathrooms. That's odd. I wash my hands in the kitchen sink when I'm about to cook or handle food. I also scrub my sink with Soft Scrub with Bleach every night. It cleans the germs.

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  52. Jon Gosselin is here in DisneyWorld! He Is the one that took my Internet access away!

    Hello everyone, I miss you all so much! Miss me? No? It's ok! I am having such a wonderful vacation! My parents surprised us & we are now enjoying their new room at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The weather is hot, bit I do feel for all my friends who are evacuating the Hamptons this weekend. I hope you are all safe from Hurricane Earl & Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

    I wanted to quickly thank Linda for crating these posts for me while I'm gone. I will get the Kate Plus 8 episode up this weekend, when I'm able to access the Internet again. That Mickey Mouse makes you pay fir everything here! Including Internet access! I don't have time to read the posts, but Linda has assured me that all is well. Great job Linda, live ya girl!

    Holy Smoke people about all this new Gosselin stuff! So sad I'm missing all the action! Hailey if you are reading this I can't Tweet now! I privately emailed you, please tell me what the heck is going on girl??? This is some crazy stuff!

    I love and miss you all! Will be back late next week or when my credit card is maxed out from Mickey junk wich will be soon!

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  53. SG - I wash my hands in the kitdpchen before food prep. Everybody else washes their hands in one of the bathroom sinks; yes there are little signs there as reminders to my kids about how long to wash and they still sing the Hapoy Birthday song twice (or hum it) because it equals 20 seconds. And if you had six to eight volunteers daily in your home (and not the same ones every day) would you want all of them trooping through your kitchen, in and out? Not me. My kitchen, my rules. I bleach my sink at night and counters after food prep.

    The kids are older now and less likely to put toys in their mouths.

    Given the last year, I think Kate has chosen which battles to fight. In the old home there were two doors, easier to monitor. Many more doors now, older kids now with freedom to be in and out. We use clogs at the door, in different colors to remember which owners pair with which shoes. I went a whole year after my divorce without enforcing the shoe rule; I was trying just to survive. Subsequent remarriage, settled life and the shoe rule is back. All of our repair/service people do slip on disposable booties at the door; not just for me but everybody. A few don't and we find other companies who respect our rules.

    The point is respect. Her house; her rules. My house; my rules. Your house; your rules........

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  54. Baby Mama!!! Hey girl!!! Yes I miss you mega and trying hard Not to text or email. Wave to Mickey for us.

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  55. I've tried nice rules, Ive tried serious. Next up is recipes or comedy. I think comedy and leave it up one day and then on to recipes. Fair warning to all. The comedy will be a parody on me mostly and unlikely to be understood by those who are unfamiliar with this blog and criticisms of me. My hubby gave me the idea for it because he thought it hilarious. You may or may not. That post will go up Saturday morning with only text and will only be up until probably sometime Sunday. Unless, of course, Baby Mama says otherwise.
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    There is a correction. It was September 8 and 9, 2009 when Jon declared his love for Hailey and that he loved her better than he ever loved Kate, not Sept 2 as I said yesterday. I'm sure that hurt Kate a lot, just as I'm sure it hurt Hailey yesterday to have Dr Lafair refer to the Hailey/Jon relationship as brief and ended more than a year ago. Kate has moved on in getting her life back together. I commend her efforts. I give Jon credit for finally moving back closer to his kids; it is a step. My heart hurts for All, except for Chris the paparazzo; I wish he could be reassigned to the South Pole!

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  56. For all those still having blogger issues, blogger is reassigning bandwidth increases as soon as possible. If you get sent to the About.com explanation, hit your back page arrow. That, supposedly will help. So sorry but beyond my control.
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    Humor: our kids pick out their own cards. The same child who prepared 12 raisins for my breakfast gave me a card, I'm sure chosen for the flower on the front. The text says, "Our thoughts and prayers are with you." and is a sympathy card. Given this week, it was somehow appropriate. It has had me just pealing
    with happy laughter. I hope it makes you laugh also.

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  57. Happy Birthday Linda :)
    I think your doing a great job, and thank you for the neutral subjects.I remember last year and this is the best decision. Baby Mama is going to have a field day whan she comes back with all the activity that is going on.
    I never had a issue with Kate's germ phobia, just made common sense to me.

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  58. Happy Birthday Linda. Hope you have a great day.

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  59. Thank you all. I did send a text when the "stuff" started this week to ask if I had to include it (this was during the "let's play nice") Her response was "stay with nice") so I deleted/closed the temporary post, and felt relief. I just want Baby Mama to have fun and get some much needed break from this. Guess I hoped if I didn't do controversy perhaps... Oh well.Who knew what was coming down the pipes.

    I am ready to start a collection for warm clothes for Chris the papparazzo if he can be reassigned to the South Pole. I'd contribute heavily to that! (I don't want him sent to the North Pole 'cause Santa lives there and I want him to keep his secrets.)

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  60. Linda...it is much better to walk in a house with stinky feet than shoes. Put all the crew in the house with no shoes, I wouldn't want my chidren to play on the floor. I think that there is more germs on ther feet

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  61. Franky - Did you ever actually watch the show? The crew wears disposable covers over their shoes. They did in the beginning and still do, or go in sock feet.

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  62. Hey all! I can finally post! Blogger has not liked me this week.

    Baby Mama I hope you are having fun!

    Linda you are doing an awesome job. I couldn't subscribe to emails this week so I am not aware of what type of drama was going on, but by the responses that are on here..I get the gist. Now that I can get back on blogger I can help with the html if need be. LMK.

    Love this post. Like I have said before, until you have a preemie you have no idea the lengths you will go to get rid of germs. MRSA is nothing to laugh at, it can cause serious problems and until I had my little one I had no idea where MRSA hid. It's every where. Yuck.

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  63. Happy Birthday Linda!! So cute that your kids thought to bring you breakfast in bed. Your doing a great job here.



    Regis and Kelly just announced next weeks new show as they start the new fall season. Kate will be on Friday September 10th to talk about Kate plus 8

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  64. Linda it seems you have yet another troll. Franky has been going on the Kate supporter blogs trying to stir things up. How many times does that make it this week? Using different names?

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  65. Happy Birthday Linda. I laughed out loud over the "condolence" card for your birthday. That will be something you can think about for years to come and still laugh about.

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  67. Too many times to count. Franky has been here before.

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  68. I'm pretty sure socks are better than shoes that have been worn outside etc.


    Hi CMO3! We missed you.

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  69. Yourawoman

    I am here only with Franky ...You must see that my English is not good, so I can't hide under other names.
    I am a French Canadian from Quebec. So before you say that I use different names check the writing. I am sure that Linda could see where I come from ( Longueuil, Quebec, Canada)

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  70. LindaOriginal
    Too many times to count. Franky has been here before.

    To be honest LindaOriginal, you could count on one hand, maybe two fingers, but not more..to many times to count??? I am sure you went to school, up to two it is easy

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  71. I am talking about posting, not reading, i am here often to read

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  72. Cranky - If you got caught in crossfire and you want to asknquestions, I'll try. Please be advised that we've had a "not so nice" person who posted with screen name Franky on Saturday night and again on Monday night. We've had multiple bandwidth attacks this week and blogger has been working on the problem. People email they are trying to post and can't. Not my blog, I'm just trying to babysit it for now.

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  73. Franky - I've explained. Read above. I can count to two, I think, that's .... Let's see.. One for each hand. A bientot.

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  74. I was trying to type Franky not cranky. I'm the cranky one - loooonnng week

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  75. And happy birthday Linda! (I finally read all the posts and now know why I couldn't post)

    Thanks Corrina! I missed being here. First full week back to school. I'm wiped.

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  76. Thank you all, again. We celebrated it last Friday for the most part since I'd originally planned to be away this weekend.
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    Again, all, sorry about the blogger issues. Thank goodness blogger/Google takes that vey seriously. I kept thinking at first it was something I'd screwed up.

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  77. I just had a piece of angel food cake. Yum!

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  78. Wishing i was with Baby Mama in Disney!

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  79. Linda, you are doing fine.

    FYI to NEWBIES (less than 5 posts)........you don't go to a new website and question that things are being done wrong or different. Take time to investigate on your own by READING. Go and review old posts. See how the site works. Only people looking to stir the pot question how things work. That has been our experience here.

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  80. Oh and Linda.............Happy Birthday!!!

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  81. Thanks tiggerfan - I tried to hide in Baby Mama's suitcase but since Steve was already there I got bumped.

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  82. Gosh though, that Steve is just so handsome, and that dreamy accent.

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  83. mmmm hmmmmmmmmmmm i agree on the accent and the looks!!!!!!!

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  84. Happy Birthday Linda, hope you are being good to yourself. I am excited about Kate going on Regis, if nothing else it will be hilarious because Regis has a certain naivity of things Gosselin. I hope everyone has a good Labor day week end, I have been scrambling trying to get this house in order and clean for company. Like Kate, I am not comfortable in an icky dirty house, unlike Kate, though I don't have eight kids and a film crew dirtying it up and also unlike Kate I don't have any cleaning help. Speaking of cleaing help, there is another reality show where I wish they would hire some cleaning help because they are such sweet people but I could nver live in their house.

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  85. Good morning all. Are all the US folks enjoying this holiday weekend? It is still very hot in my little corner of the world. We're hoping for cooler weather soon. So what are your plans for this holiday weekend? I'll be putting up a new post about 10 am Eastern time. Fair warning. It's supposed to be funny, partially a parody on me, and??? I doubt that I will leave it up more than a day, but felt like we could all use a little comedic relief.

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  86. Linda,
    Happy Birthday to You! Breakfast in bed sounded good and the sympathy card is hilarious! I know you will save it and tell that story for years to come.
    Funny things here: Cranky Franky, and Stevie in the suitcase. LOL!

    Hello to C3PO! How are you?

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  87. Hello Caregiver - Thanks so much. Sad thing was I wasn't trying to call him Cranky but this idiot phone changed Franky to Cranky. I was the cranky one, from all the previous days. I have a difficult time with the nuances of other languages so if Franky is French Canadian, we'll give him/her the benefit of the doubt for now. I was actually born on a Labor Day and my mother always felt it was ironic. When I was 4, I actually thought the whole country got a holiday in celebration of that. Personally I just love the humor of kids. They do and say the darnedest things. As for Steve, next time I find him stowed away in a suitcase I'm not leaving!!

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  88. CMo3 - Hope your blogger issues are resolved. May be asking you about the HTML code and blogger. I'm loving your blog and the crafting. I'd hoped to sleep in on this glorious Saturday morning, but... The carpenters were here at 7 am sawing and banging to finish (please) a "one day simple" project that is now on day five.

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  89. Hand Washing - After being in Child Care for 25 years, you better be washing your hands.

    Shoes at the Center - The parents were tracking in salt and everything right into the Infant Toddler area. They had a long hallway to come down from the entrance and do you think they would wipe their boots off good. NOOOO! They are in too much of a hurry to get to work, and I had the carpets steam cleaned every 3 to 5 months. So one winter in my newsletter, I explained the problem and requested that they remove their shoes at the door before entering. OMG, you would have thought I was raising the fees, for all the complaints I got.
    We made another plan to have them drop off the babies in the breakfast room and the staff would put away their stuff. Some parents would still track through the infant area boots and all. My staff would just look at me and roll their eyes. Speaking about my staff, they were so patient about this problem and just quietly continued to sweep the carpet so every bit of salt was gone in the morning so the babies wouldn't eat it. We had rugs inside and in the hall too!
    Funny thing is: It was an on site Center for a nursing college and Hospital.

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  90. File this info under stupid things you can break without even trying: the charger plug from computer to IPhone and iPad are exactly the same size and interchangeable. The wall/electrical charges are quite different. The iPhones and iPads draw different current. Plugging in the iPad to the iPhone wall charger will FRY it. Ask me how I know? Let's just say we're doing an unplanned road trip to a town today that has an Apple store. My husband is not amused. :(

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  91. awww Linda sorry bout the charger issue.

    I would never have thought of that. Lesson learned for us all.

    How did you find out the charge amounts thru each? Is it on the plug?

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  92. Fresh paper coming soon (a bit slower trying to do it from the tiny screen). The shower gel this morning was called "A Bit of Happiness" (From Nivea and I kid you not!) with the scent of orange blossoms and the essence of bamboo...

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