Thursday, July 30, 2015

Meredith Bonds with Mom and Dad

Baby Meredith Grace Duggar accompanied Josh and Anna Duggar on a date this week. Since her birth nearly two weeks ago, grand-Duggar #5 has received a lot of attention from the super-sized Duggar clan.

Josh and Anna Duggar with Meredith Grace Duggar


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Duggars Go Extreme

Yesterday evening, the Duggars visited an attraction that opened in Northwest Arkansas last fall. HighRise Extreme Air Sports, located in Rogers, is one of the country's many indoor trampoline parks. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar took a group of Duggars and Seewalds to HighRise for an active night of family fun.

Which family members are not pictured? Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard are working on the mission field in Central America. Joseph Duggar is attending classes at The Crown College of the Bible in Eastern Tennessee. Anna Duggar, still recovering from childbirth, stayed home with Marcus and Meredith.

The Duggars visit HighRise Sports in Rogers, AR


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Win Tickets to Meet Jessa

How would you like to meet Jessa (Duggar) Seewald? She will be a guest at four Southern Women's Shows during the months of August, September, and October. (Click here for details.) Leading up to these appearances, we are giving away ten pairs of tickets to each show.

Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win tickets to the first show, which takes place Saturday, August 29th, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Meet Jessa (Duggar) Seewald


Jessa (Duggar) Seewald was a guest at three Southern Women's Shows earlier this year and is preparing to attend four additional shows this fall. Join Jessa as she answers questions from the audience, signs autographs, and takes photos with guests. We will once again be raffling off tickets to each show, so stay tuned.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte Convention Center, Hall A
Saturday, August 29th, at 1pm
Fashion and Entertainment Stage
Click here to purchase tickets online 

Orlando, Florida
Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse
Saturday, September 26th, at 1pm
Fashion and Entertainment Stage
Click here to purchase tickets online 

Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Saturday, October 10th, at 2pm
Fashion and Entertainment Stage
Click here to purchase tickets online 

Jacksonville, Florida
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Saturday, October 17th, at 12pm
Fashion and Entertainment Stage
Click here to purchase tickets online

Ticket Information (Online)
Adults: $10.00 each
Youth (ages 6-12): $5.00 or $6.00 (varies per show)
Group: (10 or more; Advance Only) $7.00 or $8.00 (varies per show)
Children Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult

*Ben Seewald will accompany Jessa at each show. 


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Have You Signed the Petition?

Late last week, TLC officially canceled 19 Kids and Counting, nearly two months after the network pulled the show for the foreseeable future.

For the millions of loyal fans who love the Duggars and would like to see the show continue, be sure to sign the petition at SupportTheDuggars.com. And go ahead and leave a comment here sharing your response to TLC's decision to cancel the show. Your voice matters.

NOTE: For readers outside the United States who would like to sign the petition, you can do so by leaving the "State" field blank. 



Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bridesmaid Jana Duggar

On August 15th, Michaela Bates will marry her sweetheart, Brandon Keilen, at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jana Duggar will be one of eight bridesmaids, one of whom is Michaela's mom, Kelly.

Both Jana and Michaela are the second oldest of 19 kids and the oldest of nine (Jana) or ten (Michaela) sisters. And get this! They are only eleven days apart in age. Jana was born on January 12th, 1990, and Michaela on January 23rd.

The Duggar and Bates families, 2013

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

'That is One Massive Mother's Ring!'

Yesterday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar celebrated 31 years of wedded bliss. Jim Bob presented his wife with a beautiful ring that he designed just for her. See her reaction in the video below:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

More Photos of the Newest Duggar

The Duggars are thrilled to meet the latest addition to their super-sized family. Meredith Grace Duggar is Josh and Anna Duggar's fourth child and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's fifth grandchild.

The first photo below shows Aunt Josie with Meredith. Josie was born two months after the last Duggar granddaughter. Needless to say, Josie is ecstatic to finally be able to hold a baby girl.

Click here to see more pictures of Meredith.

Josie Duggar with niece Meredith Grace Duggar 

Meredith Grace Duggar


Photos courtesy of duggarfamily.com

31 Years and Counting

Three days after Jim Bob's 50th birthday, the Duggar have another milestone to celebrate. Wishing Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar a blessed 31st wedding anniversary!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Photos of Meredith Grace Duggar

Did your see our post announcing the birth of Meredith Grace Duggar? She's here, and she's beautiful.

One month before Mackynzie was born, Meredith Vieira from NBC's TODAY Show jokingly requested that Josh and Anna name their first child after her. "Obviously I would love that," said Vieira. "It would make me a very happy person,"

At that point, Josh and Anna had already settled on Mackynzie, but Josh told Vieira that they may consider her name for future daughters. "There is hope for 'Meredith' still," he said in an interview. Congratulations, Meredith Vieira! You got your namesake. 

 Meredith Grace Duggar

 Josh and Anna Duggar with Meredith Grace Duggar

Josh Duggar with Meredith Grace Duggar


Photos courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Grand-Duggar #5 is Here

Josh and Anna Duggar welcomed their fourth child into the world. Meredith Grace Duggar weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20-1/2 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well. Hear from Grandpa Jim Bob and Grandma Michelle Duggar in the following video:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dillard Update

Nearly two weeks after leaving the United States to begin their new lives as missionaries, Jill and Derick Dillard are ready to announce where they are serving. Those of you who guessed Central America are correct!

The Dillards have already begun their mission work and have enjoyed sharing the Gospel with the people of Central America. They were thrilled to watch an elderly woman give her life to the Lord just a few days ago. Three-month-old Israel Dillard is adjusting well and has captivated the locals with his beautiful blue eyes.

Be sure to keep praying for the Dillards. If you wish to become a financial partner of their ministry, click here.

Israel Dillard and his beautiful, blue eyes
(although this picture makes them look darker)


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Duggar Dad Turns 50

Happy 50th birthday to an incredible husband, father, grandfather, and son. May God bless you!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

It's Not to Late to Support the Duggars

As of this morning, 19 Kids and Counting has been canceled. (Click here for details.) However, there is still time to show your support for the Duggars and to urge TLC to rethink it's decision.

Post a comment explaining why you want 19 Kids and Counting to remain on the air, and then head over to SupportTheDuggars.com to sign the petition.

Our blog will continue to run as usual, so come back often for updates. We have been blogging on behalf of the Duggars for nearly six years and will continue to stick with them.



Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

'19 Kids and Counting' Canceled

Just 30 minutes after we wrote a post encouraging readers to urge TLC not to cancel 19 Kids and Counting, the network officially canceled the show. (Talk about interesting timing.)

Before we share the details, we would like to assure you all of one thing. We have been blogging on behalf of the Duggar family for nearly six years and will continue posting as usual.

From TLC: After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with 19 Kids and Counting. The show will no longer appear on the air.

From the Duggars: Today, TLC announced that they will not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting. 

Years ago, when we were asked to film our first one hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children, we felt that it was an opportunity to share with the world that children are a blessing and a gift from God.

We are so thankful for our film crew that has shown up at our house for over a decade. They have become like family to us. They have invested their time and energy into our lives and have been so loving and patient. We love and appreciate them so much!

With God’s grace and help, Josh, our daughters, and our entire family overcame a terrible situation, found healing and a way forward. We are so pleased with the wonderful adults they have all become.

It is our prayer that the painful situation our family went through many years ago can point people toward faith in God and help others who also have lived through similar dark situations to find help, hope, and healing, as well.

We appreciate the love, support, prayers, and kindness extended to us by many of you. You have deeply touched our hearts and encouraged us during this time.

God’s faithfulness and goodness to us, along with His abundant grace, have given us strength and joy even in the most difficult days. We have committed to Him that in all things—difficulties or success, good times or bad—we will purpose to bring Him honor by staying true to our faith and our family.

Later this summer, TLC will air a commercial-free, one-hour documentary on child sexual abuse. The Duggars will work closely with the network during production, and Jill and Jessa will appear on the show alongside others affected by child sexual abuse.

From TLC: TLC has been especially concerned for the victims in this situation, including the Duggar family, and it is our hope that this effort will help those in need learn where to turn for information and help.

'19 Kids and Counting' Update

It has been nearly two months since TLC pulled 19 Kids and Counting from it's lineup. Will the show return, or are the Duggars gone for good?

The season nine finale aired on May 19th. In the past, breaks between seasons have been as long as three to five months. The only thing different about this break is that the network is not airing reruns.The show has not been canceled, so the Duggars could very well return to TLC in the future.

We have watched the Duggars grow from a large family of 16 ("14 Children and Pregnant Again") to a super-sized family of 28 (soon to be 30). We know there are millions of people out there who want to see the show continue.

Go ahead and remind the network why you want 19 Kids and Counting back on the airwaves.

 17 Kids and Counting

19 Kids and Counting


Photos courtesy of TLC

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Duggar Engaged

Another Duggar wedding is in the works. Who are the bride and groom? Cousin Amy Duggar and her fiancé, Dillon King! Amy is the daughter of Jim Bob's only sibling, Deanna, and has made numerous appearances on 19 Kids and Counting. Check out these photos from the engagement party hosted by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.


  Terry (Amy's dad), Deanna (Amy's mom), Amy, Dillon, Dillon's mom, 
Grandma Jordan (Amy's paternal grandma); Grandma Duggar 


Amy's bling!


Photos courtesy of duggarfamily.com, Amy Duggar

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Update on Anna's Pregnancy

Anna Duggar is two days past her due date. She and Josh are expecting a girl, which will even off their family of six. Mackynzie (5), Michael (4), and Marcus (2) are thrilled to have another sibling join their ranks. Josh and Anna have not announced the name.

Jessa Seewald is 24 weeks pregnant with Grand-Duggar #6. If she delivers a daughter, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will have an even three granddaughters and three grandsons.

For those of you who are eager to see Ellie's wedding photos, she posted a preview on her blog. Click here to view. 

Anna Duggar and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Baby Seewald...Boy or Girl?

Jessa Seewald is about to hit the 24-week mark in her pregnancy. Baby Seewald is due November 1st, which also happens to be Jessa and Ben's one-year wedding anniversary.

The couple has decided to keep the gender of their firstborn a secret for the time being. Do you think Baby Seewald will be a boy or a girl?

Jessa and Ben Seewald


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Farewell, Dillards!

After celebrating 4th of July with family, Jill and Derick Dillard began a new chapter of their lives. They are headed overseas to begin full-time mission work. For security reasons, the Dillards have chosen to keep their whereabouts a secret for the time being.

In the following video, the Duggars pray for Jill and Derick before driving them to the airport.

Duggar #13 Turns 14

Wishing James Duggar a blessed 14th birthday!



Photos courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dillard Update

Jill (Duggar) and Derick Dillard recently announced their decision to begin international missions, something they have been planning for the past several months. They shared their plans with their families earlier this year and with Derick's boss at Walmart Corporate in May.

The Dillards have been busy preparing for their departure and tying up loose ends in the United States. They have also been traveling to visit relatives who have not yet met Israel.

After celebrating Independence Day with family this weekend, the Dillards left the United States to begin their new lives as full-time missionaries. 

There are rumors floating around about where the Dillards are serving, but anyone who reveals that information before Jill and Derick desire for it to be released is going against their wishes. For security reasons, Jill and Derick would like to keep the details of their journey confidential for the time being. The couple has requested prayer as they begin their journey.

The Dillard family

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Dillard Family Ministries, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Seewald Update

At 23 weeks, Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is well into her second trimester of pregnancy. That means Baby Seewald is the size of a large mango. Jessa and Ben recently found out the gender of their firstborn but are keeping it under wraps. Keep checking back for more updates!

The Seewalds snapped this photo while cooling off in the pool on Independence Day.

Jessa and Ben Seewald

Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th from the Grand-Duggars

Wishing our American readers a Happy 4th of July!


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com