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SIGH, Not Sure What To Make Of Her? Or Should We Even Care?

For newcomers to this site, I discuss Kate Gosselin from time to time (and another TLC clan, The Duggars) because, you know, The Amish Cook herself has eight children.  Granted, Lovina did not have them all at once like Kate did.  But, sheesh, I know most Amish mothers are probably shaking their heads at the Gosselins (well, okay, I doubt they are shaking their heads because they probably aren't watching), because they do everyday - quietly - what Kate is doing in the public eye.  So, is she being a spotlight hogging celebrity at the expense of her children? Or is she simply trying to leverage her "brand" so that she can provide for her children? Or both? Or do we even care?  Just throwing it out for discussion this slow news day.....anyone watch her on Dancing with the Stars?  I definitely find the Duggar family on TLC MUCH, MUCH more likable than the Gosselins.  But, that is just my opinion.....

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Ok about Kate last night I watched  dancing with the stars for the first time.. It's not my cup of tea.. I heard so much about her on the program I just had to see for myself Kate and her partner got the boot..I couldn't beleive Kate's fake eye lashes and she looked so unhappy not sure what her deal is.. For myself I would rather watch table for 12 or the Duggars.

Blessings sisterbrenda Maine

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UURRGGGHH...Kate again. 

If the media paid as much attention to the hero's of this world...for the people who give their lives to service, to helping others, to showing love to others as they do to the people who, well I will watch my mouth, then this world would be a much better place to live. 

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I loved watching Jon and Kate plus eight, even recommended the show to others. But I think the fame and money went to their heads. I felt bad when they split, but now am sick of seeing them all over the news, just wish they could go back to being the sweet family they were way back when.

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FrownIt is sad, isn't it?

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I have never seen  Jon and Kate,or Dancing w/the Stars. I did see the Duggar's once at my daughter's. I guess I'll say it again...If it's on TV..it ain't reality folks!!! I don't care for or support such junk. Purely  MY opinion...my daughter loves to watch the Duggar's. Whatever floats your boat......Undecided

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I have been watching DWTS.  I give them all credit for trying because I can't dance at all, but then I am not embarrasing myself either by doing it in public.  I don't care for the way the "stars" are all whinning this time around.  Kate can't be sorted out for that one.  But at least all the other ones aren't bringing their personal life into the practice  sessions (e.g. Kate mentioned the custody battle).  My opinion is that she really is trying to make a living to supprt the family. I still don't care for her.

There is no compairison to the Duggers. I would much rather watch them, and still do, than when Jon and Kate plus 8 was on.

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"...Lovina did not have them all at once like Kate did." 

Aren't you confusing Kate with the "OctoMom?"  I would say that each of these loonies set motherhood back to the stoneage, except that I imagine that CaveMom was a better role model than either of them.

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Oh no!  I thought I could finally get away from Kate.  I was her fan in the beginning, but definitely NOT now.  I have been intersted in everything Amish for a long time, but just happened on this site a week ago.  I am thrilled with it, and am ordering the Scratch n Dent cookbooks this Friday.  But I am disgusted to see Kate on here. Please take her off.  I love this site, but you are ruining it for me!

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Sorry, I didn't mean to come on so strong, especially since this was my first post.  I love this site and will continue to support it.

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there  is usually a variety of issues and we do not all like the same things/people/topics

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just as kevin says, we can all make comments on the site as long as they are tasteful and we respectfull of one another. i prefer the DUGGAR family, since they seem to be in their comfort zone doing the series.

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No worries, Christy, I promise, this site is generally a "Kate Free Zone"Smile  I do, from time to time, comment on "pop culture" simply because...well, in the case of Kate Gosselin you have a woman with a lot of chidren....and that is something that the Amish hold very dear - large families - but you just generally don't see the circus that the Gosselins have turned into.  Now, the Duggar family on TLC is another family I comment on from time to time (promise, I don't do it often!!)...The Duggars - in my opinion - have become a bit more "glammed up" because of their show, however, they have still seemed to stay true to their beliefs and roots and I really respect them for that...So you sort of - in my opinion - have the "Gosselin model" for how not to handle fame and the "Duggar model" for how to do it.....anyway, tomorrow, back to Amish topics. Again, welcome!

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I agree with mom. Yes, she seems to live for the spotlight, but claims everything she does is for her kids. She has another show coming out soon, but it doesn't include exploiting the kids. And she is lousy on DWTS!!! The only reason she's made it as far as she has is because of fan votes. But it's getting down to the nitty gritty now, so she needs to be voted off soon! 

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have you ever had formal dance instruction and/or competition   grueling as any athletic endeavor

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I've watched her on Dancin' with the Stars...she can't.  That aside, I'm not sure why she put herself out there for the public eye when you can easily tell she's got too much to handle right now anyway.  Most the people I have talked to have said they've lost the little respect they had for her after seeing the way she complains about everything and how difficult her life is.  So, why would a person do that to themselves?

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I think she lives for the spotlight, but uses it to provide for her family.  I haven't watched DWS this season, but I've seen news footage of it.  She doesn't seem to have the knack for dancing. 

I do like the fact that we are not seeing her children on TV, in magazines and on the internet any more.  They need to go to school and just be "kids".

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I have never watched "her" show, but have seen news stories etc.  For some reason I've been watching DWS this season.  Her dancing leaves something to be desired, but what I have seen is that she has no self confidence, she comes across as full of confidence, but in the "practice" footage of DWS she really is lacking the confidence she wants us to believe she has.  Hope that made since.  That's just my opinion.

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What's so funny is she was bragging before the show started that she was going to win DWTS this season!  (shaking my head.....) Laughing 

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some families can handle the 'reality shows' and some can't. i think that JON and KATE were not able to keep fact and fiction in a separate drawer, so to speak. the DUGGARS on the other hand just seem to have a natural feel for that sort of show and they didn't exploit the children either.