It’s amazing how a cheating scandal can force one to pick sides about a couple that was previously considered irrelevant, but that’s exactly what happened to me when news of Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin’s divorce hit the web. There’s nothing to glorify when a dad doubly cheats on his wife (he cheated on the woman he cheated with! It’s like watching people on TV watch TV . . . very Twilight Zone!) and, though I hated to admit that Kate might have any redeeming qualities, one emerged: Kate hadn’t broken her family apart and devastated her kids.
Since the split, I’ve questioned some of her actions. As with any TV family, I have to wonder what will happen when the kids grow up, never knowing privacy at home. Kim Kardashian’s sex tape comes to mind. Since her TLC show went off the air, however, Kate seems to have reformed herself in an unexpected and inspiring manner: she’s ditched the mullet, trained for a marathon, and is devoted to her kids.
We reported that Kate had learned to take pleasure in the small things, such as running carpool for eight kids on a Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, it isn’t all roses and giggles in Kate’s home, and she often feels overwhelmed. Well, I imagine any single parent would, what with eight children!
Always optimistic, Kate tweeted, “Hi every1! Moving fast&working hard!I’ll catch up soon so I can slow 2 a ‘normal’ pace! Any1 else feel like 2013 is beating them . . . up? ;)” We’re three weeks into the year, but Kate is already exhausted by the responsibilities her family presents her. What’s a mom to do? She really seems to have turned a new leaf, and we want her to stay the path!
Later this evening, Kate shared, “I’m saying ‘hey’ you, my tweety friends ARE on my ‘to do list’ today!I miss you & will be back to chat soon . . . tweety party this wkend?” Besides admiring her excellent adherence to Twitter’s strict 140 character or less policy, I think we should also be thankful for her priorities! A lot of parents use her twitter and website as motivation—she shares workout tips, recipes, and cute anecdotes. Before, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Kate willing to drop the kids with a sitter to be in the spotlight. But now? She’s working hard to schedule time for fans, but won’t sacrifice her family to do so!
I wish more celebrities would go in this direction—sure, we get super private celebrities who keep baby pictures under lock and key, and refuse to comment, except in movie studio contracted interviews, but Kate seems to have found a truly happy medium. I wish her all the best, and hope she can continue to set goals for herself and be an amazing role model to her kids! Are you happy that Kate’s focusing on family, or do you think they should be back on the air?
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