I love cupcakes! I just heard there is a show on the food network called cupcake wars. I cannot wait to check this out. I really love the next food network star. It is like watching the apprentice with a food twist. TLC has some new cooking/cake shows on as well. I love it because I can enjoy all these sweet treats with zero guilt and zero calories.
Whatever his motivation is I think this is a good thing. Here is the complete story from ET. He is interviewed tomorrow night by ET.
Okay, I really don’t watch this show any more but I wanted to see them set the record straight on all that is going on. 10 million of us tuned in. I am not sure how much longer that will last because it was so depressing. You could cut the tension with a knife. I was incredibly sad when I saw them giving separate interviews and I gathered from everything that was said they are not living together any more. It was the way the children clung to Jon when he came to the party and one of the girls said something I don’t like when you leave. My heart broke for those kids. I just remember how happy they were in the beginning before all the fighting and nagging started.
Something that really struck me is Kate was sitting with Jon and she kept talking about her kids all this was for the kids. You cannot put your kids above your marriage. I think if you ask the kids 20 years from now their happiest memories it will be when mommy and daddy were together not all the things they have been blessed with because of their new fame and fortune. You can tell it in Jon’s face and what he says he did not choose all of this. I just think She should have listened to her husband and quit all of this. Living in a million dollar home is not for your kids but for yourself. I believe Kate is a good person who does love her kids and husband but somewhere something got messed up. I think I would be telling TLC to take a hike so we could work on our marriage. Drag me to court if you must but they need to be making that their priority. Kate broke down during her portion of the interview about the children’s party being bitter sweet. She said, “yes because I don’t know if this is their last birthday with us together as a family. I wanted that family picture done.” It is so sad that the show has gone from happy times to them contemplating divorce. I think changes on the part of both of them needs to be done. I think saving the marriage should be front and center above all else. Those kids need both of their parents.
I do read truthbreedshatred and Kate’s sister in law and brother speak on all that is going on. Click here to listen to their interviews. They are very telling. There is also an article written in the Boston Herold that was posted on this site that I thought was interesting. It is called Jon and Kate should put family first.
All of my friends who watched this were talking about how sad the episode was. I agree. I actually cried at the end. This is so depressing especially after seeing Kate’s brother’s interview. I really hope they can get some counseling and work on this marriage. I pray for those kids everyday.
I just feel for this family. You look back on it and you wonder if they had never done the show would any of these issues happened. There is something about fame and money that changes people. It is just a very sad situation. I really wish them and their children all the best.
Here is the link to catch a clip of Monday’s opening episode and to read people magazine article on this.
I like this show. I can relate more to them then Jon and Kate because they seem more real. What I mean by that is Jon and Kate are always going on trips and outings that most of the families in America cannot afford. I am sure this family will at some point have the resources to also take trips but for right now they are a lot like my family. The cook spaghetti and cupcakes and haves issues with their kids that most of us deal with. They have 10 kids but it just seems normal for them. Some of these other shows with multiple children, the families seem a little nuts or not in reality. This family just seems a lot more like us. They are very loving family yet their kids also have those sibling moments.
I wish this family all the best and I love it!
I was thinking about the Gosselins children as I watched the fourth season opener. I also watched this clip on CNN of the Gosselins.
In this clip a former child star Paul Petersen said something that caught my attention. He said, “children need secrets. They don’t need to live in a fishbowl. This is so true. I think about this when I am blogging about my children and my favorite mommy blog, ohmommy, said the same thing. I am very careful about what I discuss in regards to my family. I never want it to be an embarrassment to my children. The only personal thing I have discussed was in regard to my older daughter having body odor and the fear of her starting puberty at such a young age. I prayed about it and I wanted to help other moms or parents and it is one of my highest rated post since I published it. Moms everywhere looking for answers. In regards to the Gosselins, I don’t know the kids are getting older and I agree with this child advocate these kids need secrets. They do not need their life on display. I understand where Jodi and her sister are coming from. Her blog along with another blog, called Gosselins without pity is what captured CNNs attention (I am not positive but I think this blog may be penn mommy) Lots of people are concerned for the children. Truth breeds hatred had a letter from the surviving Dionne quintuplets to the McCaughey Septuplets. Read here for truth breeds hatred’s post on child exploitation including the letter from the Dionne children.
TLC released a statement in response to CNN broadcast which stated ” Because of the show, the kids and the family have economic security and the luxury of a mom who can stay at home and raise them.” I felt a little mixed in my opinions, what would I do if I had eight children? And my other question is should we be relying on our children to provide us income?
I have had so many people tell me I need to get my girls in commercials and magazines. We thought about it for two seconds but I did not want to put my girls out there. It was not for us. I don’t think there is anything wrong with putting your kids in magazines or commercials. My favorite mommy blog, ohmommy, does let her kids model for magazines and ads. She puts the money towards their activities they want to do. They pick their activities and camps. This is wonderful because the kids have a choice. In the Gosselin’s case, they are using that to live on. I think John actually quit his job. I don’t know I think you are drawing a fine line here. What happens when the show is canceled? I pray they have a back up plan. I guess with the kids all in school now they could both go back to work. Do the kids even want to be on the show or is it just expected. I did hear Kate say as soon as it is not fun anymore they would stop. Would they? I think their intentions were ok in the beginning but when you are used to this lifestyle and fame why would you want to quit. It seems easier said then done. Also you are contracted with the network, I doubt it is that easy to just leave.
I just don’t think having your kids live their every moment in the spotlight especially those challenging moments is the best thing. When a child is an actor or in a magazine they can go home at the end of the day. In the Gosselin’s case, the set is their home. There is no escape. I guess I just really feel for the kids. Should our kids be our economic security?
UPDATE: I think with all that is going on with their marriage the show needs to be canceled. I don’t think Kate would let that happen. I think she would rather be divorced then give up all that she has. It is just very sad. My heart goes out to Jon and the children. You can see that Jon desperately wants his family back and despite what they think the kids know.
UPDATE 2: I guess I was right Kate did file for divorce according to the papers. The fact this show is under contract for 7 more years while all this plays out is appalling. Last night I did watch the special. They announced they were separating then it flashed they had just filed divorce papers. I almost cried. The fact they would just let a marraige fall apart with no counseling. I think they both played a part in this marriage failure but I feel the worst for those kids. What happens if the show tanks and they do not have all the money to continue this lavish lifestyle. It is just unreal.