15 Jun
Is Kate Gosselin A Bad Mother?

Dear TMH,

Recently Kate Gosselin from “Jon & Kate Plus 8” was called a bitch by the gossip blogs because she was filmed denying her daughter water, but then she drank some herself. But is that really wrong?   Aren’t we always hearing how moms have to take care of themselves first in order to be better parents? Where do you draw the line?

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Love,

Dehydrated

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Dear Dehydrated,

First, let me say that I am not a regular viewer of Jon & Kate Plus 8 because I’m not that interested in watching my own children, much less tuning in each week to enjoy the latest escapades of Ms. Reverse Mullet and her own personal football team. (And seriously, what’s up with that lump of a husband Jon? How can he be having a torrid affair if he has no pulse? Doesn’t all that cheating take energy?)

Regarding the incident you describe above, it’s hard to say if Kate was being selfish or not because there may have been extenuating circumstances. Like maybe that particular child is a notorious Pee Pants who isn’t allowed drinks after 3 p.m. Who knows. But to answer the bigger question–is Kate a “bitch” for taking care of herself?-well, yes and no. I firmly believe that all mothers need to have time to themselves to stay both physically and mentally healthy for their kids. For example, each week I renew and refresh myself by sitting in the closet with a bottle of pinot gris, a case of Oreos and a vintage Jackie Collins novel. (However, if that’s not your style, this list from Babycenter.com has some other ways to unwind.)

Now is Kate putting herself first a little too much? Well, any mother who spends the majority of her day working out and getting highlights, mani/pedis, plastic surgery and fake tanning may, in fact, be overdoing it on the   “me-time” a bit. After all, she’s the one responsible for putting her kids in the limelight in the first place, so shouldn’t she be working overtime to make sure they’re happy, they’re content and they’re not thirsty when they’re being interviewed by Access Hollywood? So let’s hope Kate gets the hint and changes her ways. Because if she doesn’t, once that pack of kids turns 13 and starts watching some of their old clips on Youtube, the woman’s going to be in for a world of hurt.

Love,

Wendi, TMH

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8 Responses to “Is Kate Gosselin A Bad Mother?”

06.15.09#1

Comment by dizzblnd.

I’m with you wendi.. I don’t give a damn about that family, nor any other celebrities. They do NOTHING for me.

Personally, from what i have heard.. all moms with more than 3 identical kids need to seek mental help.

06.15.09#2

Comment by christy.

I totally agree. I don’t watch that trainwreck of a show anymore…and I just don’t get it that they’re still on the air after giving all these interviews to the tabloids about how they’re not sticking together. Hello – the name of the show? No longer exists, apparently.

06.15.09#3

Comment by the mama bird diaries.

I’ve never understood how people watch that show because I watch it for two seconds and I can’t take the crying and the whining and the noise. I get completely stressed out. I don’t need that kind of anxiety in my down time. Just give me a good teen drama and some chardonnay. Excellent answer wendi

06.16.09#4

Comment by 'cuz I'm the mommy, that's why.

Id won’t matter if she does change her ways, 6 13 year olds at once will put her in the nut-house (don’t forget the older two, they’ll be what, driving?) Hell, I’ve only got 1 and she nearly does me in some days!

06.16.09#5

Comment by 'cuz I'm the mommy, that's why.

Sorry, “it” won’t matter.
I have a cold and all of my t’s sound like d’s today…;)

06.16.09#6

Comment by Coco.

Really people made too much out of that video in my opinion. I have watched a few of the shows and yes…there are some that have to pee every time you blink in their direction. She probably didn’t want her doing the pee pee dance during the interview.

I have watched my own daughter chowing down on your chocolate Lil Debbie Cakes and when the kids ask for some she says “No…Oh nasty. Its poopoo”. You think I am kidding but I am not.

08.22.09#7

Comment by jmethomas.

That was mean! Kid is begging for water and she drinks it in front of the kid. I don’t care if in the middle of the show that same kid (I think her name is Maddie) want to pee. She is not an actress! She is a kid so give her the water. She did not ask for a Star bucks hot chocolate, or highlights.

I think was a horrible wife who bad mouthed her husband every chance on air and he never disrespected her on air. Plus she puts her needs before her kids. I watched the show on Youtube and a few on air and thought she was a horrible person.

03.01.12#8

Comment by Petgan.

Why is this stupid woman so damn famous and what is she exactly famous for? So she had more than one baby…(Big Deal) From what I’ve heard, she is a nasty piece of work at the best of times. I think it all went to her head very quickly. She thinks she is Hollywood royalty or something. Get rid of her…

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