Following her sextuplets’ first day of school,  Kate Gosselin was spotted picking up her kids and taking them home in Reading, Pennsylvania today (August 28).

The “Jon and Kate Plus 8” mother looked focused as she managed all of the kids’ backpacks and made sure she had everything in order.

In related news, Kate’s ex-husband Jon recently told press that he did everything he could to try and save their marriage, and that he’ll always love the mother of his children.

“I worked on my marriage.  I went to therapy. I have huge bills so [detractors] can’t denounce that … For [Kate] to say she’d been working on it – well, I’d been working on it too, and at one point in time I just gave up. There’s a point in time where you just say, ‘This is not going to work.’ So I just moved on.”

He continued, “I’ll always love Kate. I went through a whole bunch of pictures today, and it’s sad to see something that was good turn bad but we moved in two different directions. We know that.  I have no ill will toward Kate. She’s the mother of my kids. She’s a great mom. She does a lot for them.”