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Wow, it has been a VERY busy couple of months and I have been slacking as your hostess of My Semblance of Sanity!
It has been a while since I sat and chatted with you! And with everything going on in the news about my favorite couple JON & KATE, I thought it was a good time to start a good ole' My Semblance conversation!
OK, so those of you who know me know that I have met Kate a few times,I have read her books, I live in the same county she does and I have endured way too much of the CRAP that the Kate-haters dish out - some of which makes its way onto my blog as hate toward ME.
Tonight I am going to share my thoughts and then I am asking that those of you who have something POSITIVE to say about the show or Jon & Kate themselves will share your 2 cents in the comments section. I would LOVE to bless the Gosselin's with some positive energy! (FAIR WARNING: Trolls, I will delete any defamatory/untrue/rude/hurtful comments so don't bother wasting your time and mine by typing...just telling you ahead of time!)
I love Kate. She is a strong Christian woman who is one of the only REAL people on TV. She is herself no matter WHO is watching. I think that takes a lot of guts and I admire anyone who can TRULY not care what other people think. We all say we don't care, we don't put on a show, but we do and we know we do. We try to look like we have it all together, we try to prove that we can DO IT, we try to keep up with the Jones's....but Kate is real. I have met her a couple of times in different scenarios and she is still REAL in real life. I saw her speak at a Women Of Purpose conference in Hershey and she was great! She joked around and also told the nitty gritty.
There is NO WAY she and Jon could have anticipated THIS kind of frenzy over a couple with a lot of kids. So people who say that J & K asked for this are just naiive. They shop in the stores I shop in and they NEVER can be there without photogs darting through traffic trying to get in her face for pictures. UGH! I just feel for her. She takes a lot of abuse from the public for being grumpy with her husband and her kids...! WTH? WHICH ONE OF US HAS NOT DONE THAT LIKE 1,000 times a day?
I find it interesting that no matter what Jon & Kate do, it is put under a microscope and critiqued like they are on trial. I truly don't understand! Part of me thinks it is jealousy that fuels this fire.
Kate has made an amazing transformation from local nurse to national speaker, she is a mother to 8 gorgeous children, she is a meticulous homemaker who feeds her children mostly organic foods, she is consistent with her discipline, she tells her husband when he pi**es her off and she's not fake - she says what she thinks..about everything!
I don't know about you, but if I had HALF those qualities I would be quite proud of the mother and wife I had become.What do kids do when they are jealous of another classmate? They knitpick and find every little thing they can to knock that kid down a few pegs. That is what those who feed on magazines like US and STAR are doing. It's what the Kate-hate bloggers are doing. They feel intimidated by someone so secure in who she is and in an attempt to make themselves feel better - they bash the hell out of her.
Maybe it is because I live near them...maybe it is because I wish I was a better mom...maybe it is because I would pay a large sum of money to have a physical transformation like Kate has. But one thing I AM consistent in is this comment....
IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT - TURN THE CHANNEL!
I ask the haters to do some soul searching..."What makes you prey on Kate and Jon and not the Duggars or the Little People?" I bet if they dig deep enough they will find that it lies in their lack of self-worth and mountains of insecurities.That's sad.
What's sadder is that they are taking a good family down with them.I pray for Kate and Jon and the kids every day. No one deserves what the media is giving this family!
Now, it's your turn. Give them some support.
OK...Besides MoBlogMo I haven't been writing much...for no other reason than I am BUSY BUSY BUSY and have not been pulling my almost-all-nighters anymore. I am also working on something HUGE-ER THAN HUGE...but I am not giving anything away...
My blogging was typically done between midnight and 3am but I have been loving my sleep as of late and have been heading to bed with the hubby!
I do, however, have a decent following and don't want to lose you all so here is my thought...
Are you passionate about something? Is there something that irks you beyond belief? Are you tired of being looked down on for being a stay-at-home/working mom? Do you feel like an alien now that you have given birth?
If any of these topics (or anything else for that matter) struck your fancy - I want to hear from you. I am thinking about doing a weekly MOMMIES SOUND OFF post - not sure which day, yet. But I think it will be a blast.
You can toot your own horn on your own blog when what you have written is published here, you can Twitter, Facebook, whatever...I love being a guest writer and seeing my words on other blogs! Especially HERE! So, now you can, too!
Send me your comments (and your email address) and tell me what you would like to SOUND OFF on and I will contact you with what you need to do next!!
YAY! This should be FUN!
Well, it's late on Monday and I usually have the MoBlogMo up by 9 am ... but I got a Wii Fit for MOTHER'S DAY and I lost 37 lbs. today! LOL! It was a busy day and with a couple book projects going on... I am out of sync. I apologize!
So, ladies....please grab a latte, pull up a chair and meet Mommy Blogger Extraordinaire, Shawna Coronado!
I know, you are SHOCKED!
I wanted to ramp up my plans for Children's Book Week and thought, I better do it when you are all welcoming me back so I have a decent audience whose children can benefit.
Each day for that week I will be doing something special involving a children's book. There will be videos, links, coloring pages, etc.
I am working on some fun plans for a summer art program for my community but will be putting together a packet of info so that ANYONE can run the program - it is easy and fun! More about that coming! But here is my logo:
I also will be back to MoBlogMo next week - sorry for the lapse in introductions of AMAZING MOMS...maybe I will do two next Monday so we can catch up as I have a whole SLEW of Mamas waiting to be featured! :)
I also just updated The Mom Show with a short and NOT fancy 4th episode.
And GO VOTE FOR ME HERE! I could win a spot as guest panelist on MOMVERSATION.COM!
Oh my goodness!
It is NOT that I haven't thought about you.
It is certainly NOT that my life is boring.
It is NOT that I am on strike.
between being The Poop Nazi, writing my most favorite children's book EVER, teaching art club and pulling off an art show, and .... I haven't even had a chance to watch Jon & Kate + 8 in over a month! Whew! Now, THAT'S busy! :)
Well, you get the picture!
I am excited about recently having a story I wrote chosen as the Top 25 on MOMVERSATION.COM!
Check it out! Head over there, register, scroll down until you find my face, click on VIEW and read the whole story...then VOTE FOR ME!! :)
I would LOVE to be a GUEST PANELIST on their show!
I'm back! Will be sending you some funny posts soon! Let me know what you think of my story on Momversation!!