PIC: Kate Gosselin Finally Takes a Break to Play With Kids

Celebrity Moms Mar. 16, 2010 AT 1:39PM
PIC: Kate Gosselin Finally Takes a Break to Play With Kids Credit: INFphoto.com

Kate Gosselin's kids finally got some quality time with their mom.  On Tuesday, Gosselin was snapped with playtime -- not dance rehearsal -- on her agenda.

Wearing a purple tanktop, her hair extensions swept back, a smiling Gosselin, 34, pushed two of her sextuplets in a kid-sized ATV outsider her Wernersville, Penn. home. Later that same day, she was photographed at a local tanning salon.

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The single parent has been rehearsing nonstop with pro partner Tony Dovolani in a makeshift dance studio in her basement; most of her DWTS competitors have been honing their steps in Los Angeles.

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When the competition begins March 22, Gosselin will be 2400 miles away from home at least three nights a week. Her nine-year-old twins and five-year-old sextuplets will be cared for by five nannies while she's away. A source confirmed to Us Weekly that Gosselin was away for nearly two weeks from Feb. 21 to March 5 promoting her stint on the show -- and that her kids have been "depressed" and "acting out" as a result.

"They were asking 'When is Mommy coming home?'" an insider tells Us.

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Where's their dad? Jon Gosselin, 32, recently moved into his 25-year-old girlfriend Morgan Christie's parents' house in Park City, Utah. "Kate won't let Jon have extra custody," a source explains. "She thinks they're better off with a nanny."

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