Kate Gosselin, the head of TLC’s popular Mega Family, talks to Cookie Magazine about parenthood and raising 8 children.
According to Kate, lots of rules and routines makes being a mom to a set of twins and a set of sextuplets easier.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Q: What about your children makes you laugh?
A: I laugh at them all the time. They are just so cute that I can’t help it!
Q: What is your favorite family ritual?
A: I feel most happy when we are getting ready for church on Sunday mornings. It is a ritual that works and goes smoothly—for the most part—and I love when our routines are down to a science.
Q: What parenting issue do you and your partner disagree most about?
A: How to make the punishment fit the crime.
Q: What is your parenting role: good cop or bad cop?
A: Neither of us are bad cops, but if you are asking who is firmest, that would be me.
Q: What do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about?
A: How much I miss my kids and wish I had endless hours with each one.
Q: What do you wish you had done before you had children?
A: Slept more!
Q: What is a typical Saturday morning in your house like?
A: We all sleep late—or at least play quietly, right, Alexis? And then we have Mommy’s homemade pancakes or waffles around 9:30. After we eat, I clean up and we play and laze around. That is, if our busy schedule allows for that luxury.
- …guiltiest pleasure?
I treat myself to a spa treatment every month—but wish it could be weekly!
- …ideal getaway?
Hawaii. With the kids, without the kids … I don’t care. It’s paradise!
- …favorite clothing item?
Anything summer wardrobe and anything that makes me look thin.
- …current reading material?
The Bible and a book on how to be the best mommy I can be—but I can’t remember the title, sorry.