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    OMG, Celine Dion's Florida home … be still my heart! That was one absolute beauty of a homestead. Her new babies are adorable. She is just one awesome person.

    I saw her show in Vegas in 2005 and it was FABULOUS and we are planning Christmas in Vegas and I have to get tickets to her new show.

    The MaGhee family … what a wonderful, loving, hardworking family. It was so nice to see Oprah shower them with all those gifts.
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    I remember Iyanla recounting that her one show (the one done by BW, I do believe) was cancelled when she cut her hair after being TOLD not to cut her hair. That sounded like lunacy to me.
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    I was so impressed with Walmart's gift to the MaGees - $250,000 in merchandise! And Harrah's (was that the casino?) giving them a honeymoon stay and best in the house seats for Celine's show.

    But I would have liked it more if Oprah gave them something, too. Like nanny services or something.
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    Celine Dion just does my heart good! She cracks me up when she gets to talking very fast and then adds in all those facial expressions. It's funny, but I don't mean in a bad way. It just cracks me up. I love watching her. Love her presonality.

    I don't fault anyone for helping those in need and I'm sure the family with the six babies can use the help, but I often wonder who decides these things. I have seen people who I think REALLY need help because of things in their life that they had no conrol over and there is no mention of helping them. Then there is a couple with 6 children, who voluntarily tried to have children and they sustain a big financial load and they get help. It makes you wonder.

    I hope some of those deserving people got help from Oprah behind the scenes. Still, I wonder. I think because of the media focus on families with large births 5-6 babies, I have given it more thought. Don't you have to consider if you can afford 6 babies, assuming they all survive, before you have that many embryos implanted? Yes, I think every couple who yearns for kids should be able to have them, but what about mothers who really yearn for one child, but they are just not financially able to afford it, so they delay having a baby which is the responsible thing to do.

    I guess I fail to see the fairness in rewarding those who just take the risk that someone will help with the baby bills for 6 babies. Yet the responsible person who holds off because they know they don't have the money suffers for doing the right thing. It doesn't set well with me.

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    I think it's obvious that these people do have the income and resources to support their family. They are not Jon and Kate Gosselin, or the Octomom. :

    They haven't asked for money or a reality TV show. They do all the heavy lifting on their own, and they do it with profound joy. That gorgeous photo of Dad sleeping with the babies was taken by Mom, and was only published on Facebook, for her extended family. It went viral.

    I don't begrudge them this pat on the back or the gifts they are being given. It's my opinion that they deserve it as much as anyone else. They are hard working parents who are overjoyed to welcome these children into their family, and to give them everything they can.

    I found this segment on Oprah to be uplifting and refreshing.
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    I don't usually watch Oprah's show that feature celebs but watched Celine because I wanted to see the family with 6 babies.
    I know Celine is mega-wealthy but how does she deal with everything being white in that house?? Surely, the dogs or the kids spill something sometime!
    I'd love lots of white in my house but settle for carpets, etc that are already the color of dirt.

    Couldn't believe how organized that family with the 6 babies were. I don't know how she does it. Truly amazing.

    As for having too many babies at one time if you can't afford it, sometimes it's hard to make the decision of not having so many. I think most people who try in vitro, hope for one or maybe two embryos to make it. But what if you have more (like 6) who survive, how do you make that decision to eliminate some of them, after wanting children so badly??
    I watched a friend go through that. In her case, nature decided that 2 of the 4 wouldn't make it but she spent many a night worrying about it.

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    If you ask me, organization is required if you don't want to lose your mind....and that's even with 1 child. From watching Supernanny, a lack of organization and consistency is what makes most of these people's homes nutso. Notice how Jo Frost comes in and, pretty quickly, lays out a schedule so that the children know what to expect every day. I have a friend who had twins; when one would wake up in the middle of the night to be fed, he would wake up the other one to eat, also. Pretty smart idea!

    He said he wasn't going to have the tail wagging the dog in HIS house!
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    Did anyone watch DIANA ROSS on Oprah yesterday? OMG, she is still just so awesome. 5 beautiful children all grown up and all educated at top universities. AND BILLY DEE WILLIAMS omg, he is such a class act. Diana was so surprised.

    Great show.
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    I saw the show, and Diana was ridiculous!!! No ego trip in her, at all. Many star singers could take lessons from her. Oprah's reactions to Diana were moving. She was truly in awe!

    Fantastic show!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by momrek06 View Post
    Did anyone watch DIANA ROSS on Oprah yesterday? OMG, she is still just so awesome. 5 beautiful children all grown up and all educated at top universities. AND BILLY DEE WILLIAMS omg, he is such a class act. Diana was so surprised.

    Great show.
    Normally, I don't watch celebrity shows with Oprah or any talk show host because it's usually just an opportunity to talk about their latest movie that's coming out. But for some reason, I kept watching this one with Diana Ross and I'm glad I did. I had formed a negative opinion of her, based on all the tabloid stuff and this proved all of them wrong. It's not just what she said about herself but more about what her children were like. You can't fake that. Those kids have turned out wonderfully well and you can't deny their love and respect for their mother.
    What a difference between Diana Ross and Debbie Reynolds and the story that their kids reveal.
    (funny how I keep saying I don't watch Oprah when she has celebs on but apparently I do! )

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