As a mother of twin girls and sextuplets, Kate Gosselin of TLC’S “Jon & Kate Plus Ei8ht” is no stranger to having a large family.
Just hours after news broke that a Southern California woman gave birth to a set of octuplets, Kate shared with Access Hollywood some advice for the new mom.
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For starters, life will never be the same from this point forward.
“I feel like I have octuplets sometimes, so I say, ‘Wow! Hold on! Life will never be the same,” Kate told Access. “[It will be] better and different — and sometimes lonely, believe it or not. And I don’t mean lonely or lacking kids, I just mean that others will never be able to relate and the parents will feel like every day is an uphill battle that only they can fight.”
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Kate also shared advice she, in retrospect, wished someone had told their family early on.
“I wish they would have told us that although we are always surrounded by more people than we know what to do with, we often feel lonely and lack friends and family who truly know how we feel,” she said.
In addition to a larger family, Kate said that many aspects of life also changed that she had not anticipated.
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“I wish someone would have told me that every — every aspect of my life would change… not only our family size, number of children, hopes and dreams, logistics of how things are done and that houses are not built for our family’s makeup,” Kate explained. “Boxes of cereal, rolls of paper towels, and boxes of snacks or recipes are never ever going to be big enough again for us!”
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