Friday, October 21, 2011

Back To Australia For Steve Irwin Auction Gala, 10 Parenting Tips We Learned From Kate Gosselin

Hello Gosselin fans! With Sacarlett Johansen fetching a whopping $41,000 for just a dinner at a recent charity auction in the UK, Kate was smart to take advantage of this opportunity to show those constant naysayers her charitable side and try for herself to help Terry Irwin for her foundation. How do you think Kate will do? And how wonderful is it that she gets to visit Australia again, this time for such a wonderful cause.. take that haters! ..BM

Steve Irwin Day, November 12th, 2011: The annual Steve Irwin Day Gala Dinner celebrates the life and legacy of the original Wildlife Warrior - Steve Irwin. All proceeds from this fundraising dinner go towards Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, so that we can continue the conservation work Steve was so passionate about and continue to keep his dream alive. Our goal in 2011 is to continue to keep Steve's dream alive; to celebrate the life of the one and only Crocodile Hunter and raise vital funds for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

LUNCH WITH KATE GOSSELIN, STAR OF KATE PLUS 8A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you and 9 friends to dine with Kate Gosselin at the multi-award winning Chalk Hotel in Brisbane, plus a signed copy of her book.

10 Parenting Lessons We Learned from Kate Gosselin:

Parentables team took a look back at the show's run -- and at the many lessons we learned from Kate herself. From motherhood and fitness to education and hairstyles, here are ten teachings that we'll remember long after the credits roll.

1. Take Control: Order is possible in the midst of chaos. Kate's keen sense of organization makes daily adventures with her eight kids a reality.
2. Get Organized: Organize as much of the chaos that you can, and just roll with the rest. We've always admired how she could mobilize eight kids in under a half hour when it takes us 20 minutes to get our little urchins out the door.
3. Hit the Road: Education doesn't have to happen in school. Kate takes education where ever they go...she is a closet homeschooler!
4. Teach Your Children Well: Kate makes education fun, and she incorporates it into everything they do -- even vacations. The kids learn in hands-on environments, giving them lessons that will last a lifetime
5. Slow Down: Take each day one moment at a time. When things seem to be at their worst, recognize that this is a moment in time and it will pass. We can't put a finger on a singular episode that this lesson was gained from. Rather, it came from watching many episodes and seeing her take each moment and dealing with each new challenge one at a time.
6. Turn Lemons into Lemonade: Lesson learned: Never be afraid to reinvent yourself.
7. Trust Yourself: Kate has taught us that you need to do what you feel is right for your kids and stick to your beliefs rather than letting everyone else in the world tell you how to raise your children.
8. Pay Attention: Kate taught us that each child, no matter how many you have, is deserving of your undivided attention. She makes it a priority to have one-on-one dates, cook together, read stories--despite the fact that she is strapped for time.
9. Be Yourself: Kate taught us to make room for ourselves. Having kids doesn't mean you lose yourself--you can still run, dance, and enjoy life.
10. Enjoy the Moment: We are reminded by Kate Gosselin that the beautiful thing about being a parent is that it keeps you real. Even a person who is a celebrity in the eyes of the world is just "mom" to their kids. Successes, achievements, awards, and honors are nothing compared to the hug of a child who loves you.