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Does Caffeine Help You Keep Up With Your Kids?

Last night on Jon and Kate Plus 8, the Gosselins revealed how they have dealt with raising their twins and sextuplets — coffee. Though they enjoyed the occasional cup of joe prior to parenthood, Kate admitted that she sips half a mug before getting out of bed in the morning.

Many moms and dads rely on an espresso, latte or mocha to get that extra boost of energy that's needed for raising babe. Have you taken to caffeinated beverages to cope with family life?

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milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
Today was my first day without coffee in like the 7months since my son was born. It's causing horrendous heart-burn so it looks like I'm going to have to find another way to keep my head off my desk. :(
anniekim anniekim 7 years
I had given up coffee for 5 years before the birth of my oldest. The morning cup of joe returned to my life after the birth of baby #2. I'm not drinking it now because I'm pregnant. I really hope not to start on the coffee train again, but we'll see how I do with 3 kids.
anniekim anniekim 7 years
I had given up coffee for 5 years before the birth of my oldest. The morning cup of joe returned to my life after the birth of baby #2.I'm not drinking it now because I'm pregnant. I really hope not to start on the coffee train again, but we'll see how I do with 3 kids.
BlairBear BlairBear 7 years
I don't drink anything with caffeine in it. Since I was pregnant and now breastfeeding, I can't. I don't think I'm going to start drinking it after I'm done though either. I used to be addicted to coffee to get me through the day and I kind of like not having to drink it to stay awake. Plus I don't get caffeine headaches anymore.
BlairBear BlairBear 7 years
I don't drink anything with caffeine in it. Since I was pregnant and now breastfeeding, I can't. I don't think I'm going to start drinking it after I'm done though either. I used to be addicted to coffee to get me through the day and I kind of like not having to drink it to stay awake. Plus I don't get caffeine headaches anymore.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 7 years
coffee makes me sleepy.... but then i cant sleep! weird huh?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
uh oh Johns growing a beard, go hot dad!
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 7 years
Me too Greggie! I've never felt anything from caffeine, even though I've tried.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
Not really...I can keep up with them without it. I have enough energy of my own so I really don't need the extra boost.Most mornings i'm so busy that i don't get to finish my coffee anyway.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
awww, they look great :) yes, i get mine in the form of diet coke though. i'm down to 2 a day :medal:
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
awww, they look great :) yes, i get mine in the form of diet coke though. i'm down to 2 a day :medal:
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
I absolutely love this family! It's no surprise to me that they need all the coffee they can get, althouigh a dependence on caffeine isn't always a good thing!
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I drink coffee after i get to work. I don't need it to get up but it help me stay alert the rest of the day.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
No. Caffeine's never made me more awake or given me more energy. I joke about it a lot, but I've never actually used caffeine to get me through something.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 7 years
I am addicted to coffee these days and I only have one! I can only imagine what Jon and Kate go through!
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