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Many people in the Gosselin blogosphere world say that Kate is an angry person — especially when it comes to how she treats Jon. Many say something along the lines of "Kate's just being Kate." It seems the recently-aired lecture regarding coupons struck a nerve with some viewers. Was it really about the coupon and saving twenty bucks? Possibly.
Martha Brockenbrough, a published author and writer for Parenting recently wrote Mad at Dad – We love our husbands — so why are we so angry at them, so often? Apparently, the story has hit home with many moms, as it is currently the most popular read article at Parenting.com. You can view the article in its entirety by clicking here.
Parenting surveyed more than 1,000 mothers on MomConnection – an online panel of moms. Here are a few of the statistics:
* 46% of moms get irate with their husbands once a week or more.
* 44% are peeved that dads often don’t notice what needs to be done around the house with the kids. This number jumps to 54% for moms with three-plus children.
* 40% are angry that their husbands seem clueless about the best way to take care of kids.
* 40% are mad that Dad cannot multitask.
* 31% say their husbands don’t help with chores – in fact, they generate more.
* 33% of moms say their husbands aren’t shouldering equal responsibility and are less concerned than they are about their children’s basic needs, like nutrition and clothing — a number that rises to 41% for those with 3+ kids.
* 50% of moms tell us their husbands get more time for themselves.
* The lack of “time off” is a huge issue for the moms who carry the most anger. Over 60% of moms who get mad weekly — and almost three-quarters of those who are angry every day – feel this way.
* 60% of moms don’t tell their friends what they’re going through, or they make light of it.
According to this article, Kate Gosselin, like many moms, gets peeved (and pissed) at their spouse. As prevalent or ridiculous as some of the instances may be to many, Jon and Kate seem to get through these harried moments and move forward. Which, according to Martha (Brockenbrough) is a “good thing.”
What do you think? Has television portrayed Kate Gosselin in a negative light because of her “not-so-great mom moments?” Can you relate to Kate being infuriated over something like letting the kids watch TV at naptime or not clipping a coupon? What’s the most ridiculous thing you have gotten pissed at your hubby over?