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Kate Gosselin Talks Parenthood in Cookie Magazine

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.


About the author

Lisa Arneill

SAHM of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!


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