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The Gosselins Have Good Housekeeping

The Gosselins Have Good Housekeeping

The Gosselin family, the stars of their own TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8, take the November 2008 cover of Good Housekeeping, out Oct. 14.

Their show on TLC revolves around their eight children—fraternal twin girls and sextuplets (three girls and three boys). Pictured L to R, T to B: Leah, Kate, Jon, Hannah, Joel, Mady (twin), Kara (twin), Collin, Alexis and Aaden.

TV viewers enjoyed the fun and chaotic Good Housekeeping cover photo shoot during last night’s (Monday, October 6) episode of J&K+8. The article in Good Housekeeping also features an exclusive excerpt from The Gosselins’ new book, “Multiple Blessings” (cover picture below).

Click inside for quotes from Jon & Kate‘s interview…

During the First Months with Eight Children
KATE: “There were days I just wanted to cover my head with a pillow. But I knew my babies were counting on me, and I had to keep it together. I had to keep it together for Jon, who was falling apart – he’d been laid off when I was pregnant and was applying for every job under the sun.”

The Strain on their Marriage
KATE: “But our marriage is going to go through many more years of fine-tuning. Right now it’s taking a beating, because we have a house full of children. People see us arguing, and they say ‘When will Kate and Jon split up?’ Well, never. He’s the only one who’s been by my side through all of this.”

Life Will Never Be Normal Again
KATE: “People come here and say, ‘I feel like I’m watching your show.’ That’s because this is our show. We will never feel normal again, TV show or not. Does anyone see a family with twins and sextuplets every day? No. It took me until the little kids were almost two to completely accept it.”

Parenting Eight Kids
KATE: “I’m trying to focus on the enjoyable moments, rather than keeping them clean every minute. You have to realize you’re setting the rules for life. With six, we have no room for error.”
KATE: “It’s hard to turn my brain off at night. When I choose Leah to take to the grocery store, and I don’t know when I can tell the rest of them when their chances will be, that’s guilt.”
KATE: “Mady will come in and close the toilet lid and sit there and talk to me while I’m in the shower. I like to hear what they have to say. For me, that’s more like normal parenting.”

When They’re All Grown Up
JON: “I suddenly realized that I’m going to have five son-in-laws.”
KATE: “I have very vivid dreams of our family in the future – a house full of love, laughter, and lots of grandkids to spoil. I’m already worried about that empty-nest syndrome. Just as they came in a big group and overwhelmed us, they will likely leave in a big group, and the quiet will be even more deafening.”

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142 Responses to “The Gosselins Have Good Housekeeping”

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  1. 1
    Stella Says:

    i love that family!

  2. 2
    aurelia Says:

    may God bless this family !!!

  3. 3
    Sweet Says:

    i love that family too! Thats such a unike situation..I look foardward to the show!

  4. 4
    WOW! Says:

    I am glad they are here .I am glad all of the children and the mother is well. I am glad the children donot hae any effects from being premeis of multiples like cerebal palsy, low iq, eye and hearing damage,spinal probelms, etc. The list goes on and on. they had twins . Why not count your blessings then and not take any meds to try for another. Most people do not get twins or even one. Mybe just one child. Two is a nice number. When you take meds. etc., to conceive, you run the risk of multiples. I would like to hear from the couples who hve mulitples who have special needs children due to them being multiples.

  5. 5
    serena Says:

    love them…its such a pleasure to see them on tlc…
    god bless them…

  6. 6
    lisa Says:

    I love this show, the kids are adorable and jon and kate make it seem so easy when its clearly the most difficult task of life. Its amazing to me how much they grow over the course of the documentery. I look forward to seeing them grow thorugh out the years, hopefully if the show ends, TLC will keep in touch and let us, the viewers see how they have grown!!!!

  7. 7
    Original jpf Says:

    Love this crew. I saw them on a show and they were a riot and so darn cute!


  8. 8
    peace Says:

    Nice family, God Bless them and keep them safe.

  9. 9
    tiffany Says:

    Those kids are so adorable!

  10. 10
    TLC Viewer Says:

    Kate is a control freak and Maddie is a total brat with some major issues. Jon is cool I wish them the best.

  11. 11
    jo Says:

    those kids are too adorable! i love watching it everytime i see it on t.v.

  12. 12
    go sox!!! Says:

    Now THAT is an adorable family!!!!!!!! Love the show; it shows how together they are as parents, how disciplined their household is, and how well adjusted all those beautiful children are!!! THanks Jared!!!!!!!

  13. 13
    Daniel Kemp Says:

    It’s a fun show to watch. I just don’t want to be the one in that family who has to cook a big thanksgiving dinner for everyone that night.

  14. 14
    kat Says:

    who would’nt be a control freak if you had 10 kids running around. nothing would get done. i think jon and kate balance each other out. the kids are too cute, but i do agree that Maddie is a little brat

  15. 15
    sammy ki Says:

    i love this show
    all 8 kids are adorable!!!

  16. 16
    Georgia Lee Says:

    Kate is a control freak and Maddie is a total brat with some major issues. I think Kate puts her husband down all the time…she has to be the boss. John is very cool, but should stand up to Kate. The little kids are so cute.

  17. 17
    crabbie Says:

    The Gosselins are evil. Read the truth here!!!

  18. 18
    jon&katerock Says:

    i love them i watc their show every monday their kids are to cute
    #17 crabbie you need to get a life

  19. 19
    samantha Says:

    if maddie was my kid I’d beat the ******* **** outta her. she’s such a little ****.

  20. 20
    lori Says:

    ugly kids.

  21. 21
    trish. Says:

    haha. i love this family.
    they are too adorable.

    my fav lil kid is collin and my fav girl is hannah and kara.
    they all are cute though.

  22. 22
    Paula Says:

    LOL – the Gosselins have a personal chef that will delivery Thanksgiving dinner PLUS flowers directly to their home. Come on people, you haven’t fallen for the sham that are these 2? They are exploiting their children for total monetary gain. They are this generations Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker – they have no shame. And speaking of shame – shame on Good Housekeeping for contributing to the exploitation of these children.

  23. 23
    Rebecca Says:

    Does anyone remember the Dionne quints? If not, research them. The Gosselin kids are in for a rough ride if their parents don’t stop pimping them out for money.

  24. 24

    Just seeing how they put this together on last nights Access Hollywood
    The meltdown the kids had.. until a woman started a puppet show for
    the kids..

    They are not money grubbing family.. Just showing what life is like with
    8 kids.. Lets get rid of all reality shows…

    This is about a real family dealing with 8 kids on a daily basis…

  25. 25
    Mary Says:

    I love that show!!!! Great to see them on a magazine cover

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