updated 04/04/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/04/2011 AT 11:55 AM ET
Kate Gosselin isn’t having much luck in the dating department – but then, it was never going to be easy for a single mom with eight kids.
“You start out the first time around, and you’re some single girl with not a lot of baggage or issues,” the reality mom, 36, said Monday on NBC’s Today show.
“I like to have fun, and I don’t have a lot of time for myself. I do have eight kids. I feel like I have my life together, pretty much. But let’s be honest. It’s going to take a strong person to wrangle this mess.”