Saturday, January 16, 2016

Duggars: Then and Now

We hope you enjoy scrolling through these then-and-now snapshots of the Duggar family. Who do you think has changed the most?

 Left: Michelle Duggar with newborn twins Jana and John-David Duggar in 1990
Right: Jana and John in 2015

 Left: Grandpa J.L. Duggar with infant twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah Duggar in 1999
Right: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar with Jed and Jer in 2015

 Left: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar with infant Josie Duggar in 2010
Right: Jim Bob, Michelle, and Josie, 5, in 2015

Left: Jinger Duggar and Joseph Duggar in 2011
Right: Jinger and Joseph in 2015
 Left: Joy-Anna Duggar, 9, chauffeurs baby Johannah Duggar around the house in 2007
Right: Johannah Duggar, 8, holds infant Marcus Duggar in the same baby carrier

 Left: Jana Duggar, 17, plays piano with newborn Jennifer Duggar in 2007
Right: Jana, 25, gives Israel, 5 months, his first piano lesson

 Left: Jim Bob Duggar poses with Josiah Duggar and Joy-Anna Duggar in 2007
Right: Joy and Josiah in 2015

Left: Justin Duggar, 4, in 2007
Right: Justin, 12, with nephew Israel in 2015


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, Duggar Family Fan Blog

83 comments:

  1. Jana is gorgeous!

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  2. I love the one with Johanna being carried the her carrying.

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  3. I think Jinger and Joseph have changed the most. Just my opinion though. ~Ami

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  4. Wow! I don't know who changed more. They have all changed very much!! I love it when people show before and after pictures from over the years!! Too fun!!

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  5. Enjoying the post☺I did notice a few of the kids missings, can you show us the rest?Thanks and blessings☺

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  6. I think Joy-Anna has changed the most!

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  7. Omg I Loooove these!Love my Duggars!we appreciate these Lily and Ellie thank you so much!Well they all grew to look great.i m going to go with Jinger and Joseph since they have their braces in the picture and Jinger had the natural (I think) curls back then.very cute when they were in the early teens but Jinger grew up to be gorgeous and Joseph

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    1. Praying for you and your family, may the Good Lord give you strengh at this. Difficult time

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  8. TEAM DUGGAR!!!Praying for your return to tv ASAP!xo

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  9. I am so angry at the gossip sites and magazines selling stories and twisting everything to make a profit!!!i cannot believe people would actually believe the Duggars are abusive!What a joke!Now they say Israel is being abused!I hear Jill is getting attacked for so called blanket training!I hear a electric outlet without covers!Its everything they do they are being attacked!Its so sad they would do that to such a god loving family who has done so much good.So much mission work,they made the Bates home huge and beautiful,they've helped so many people.This breaks my heart!And that cop should have to answer for what she did to those poor girls!!!!

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    1. So very true, I am tearing up as I read your post.It's an abominable,grotesque injustice to what those haters/trolls are doing...enough is enough and I'm just sick and tired of all the gossip mongers twisting and manipulating falsehoods...and for what...I will never know.I'm sure the Duggars are just reeling.This family very much needs our prayers and support.

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    2. I am too! I was foolish enough to defend the Dillard's on a Facebook post yesterday. Wow! Was I attacked! My foolishness was that you can't reason with people who allow pure hatred rule their lives. I will still defend the Duggar family but I think I'll stay off Facebook for a while. God help us in an unforgiving world.

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    3. Actually Michelle has admitted to using blanket training. She never specified how she went about it though. It would surprise me if she where to choose a violent technique especially sense she has talked about using a low voice trying to defuse things rather then stir things up and about trying not to insight violence. You are right though about everything she does being scrutinized. Like how she carries her baby? And later we find out that it is how women in central America carry their babies. And I like it it keeps the baby with the mom they would be more comfortable then in one of those backpack looking things that could mess the with the baby's spine. They are comfortable in the sling and its just like the are being swaddled. And his black eye his started crawling/walking he could have pulled himself up on a cuberd door and fallen and hit his eye on it its edge.

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    4. On the FAQs page of this blog, she has something about how she goes about blanket training, I believe.

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    5. No they don't. I just looked after your suggestion. Unless I missed it they only specified how to get their kids to do chores which they said was through encouragement. Which backs up my previous statement that it would surprise me if they where violent especially sense they presented their parenting style as trying to solve problems not to keep stirring them.

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    6. I renember Michelle explaining that she used the blanket as a "playpen in her purse". She started by putting the kids on it when they were small and couldn't crawl. She would put their favorite toys on the blanket with them (rotating them to keep them interesting). Then when they started crawling, if they moved like they were going to go off the blanket, she would redirect them by showing them a toy. She let them know they weren't to go off of the blanke. She did it kindly, but firmly.

      She slowly made the blanket smaller, until she could just give them some toys to play with and only kept a small piece of the blanket in her purse to show them if they started to move.

      There was nothing mean about it. I don't remember the amount of time, but she said she knew she could take her baby with her for that amount of time and know that the child would be happy and well behaved whole playing.

      I believe she said an older lady suggested it, and taught her how to do it. (If it wasn't on a TV episode, I could have read it in their book).

      I know the people who start rumors and say such rude things won't be the ones to read this, but maybe it will clear it up for others as to what blanket training is, and how it is done (in the way I best remember Michelle explaining it).

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  10. Jill,jessa,Jinger,and joy anna are strong intelligent girls.i go off of how they feel.They have a great love and respect for their parents.If they feel they did the best they could when I this happened then I believe them!!Ultimately josh was removed from the home and turned over to the authorities.The media needs to stop twisting things for money it's sick and twisted!!!

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  11. I love these throw back photos of them!!!

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  12. Whenever we watch the Duggars we can never pick who is prettiest.we go Jinger is no Jana no Jill no Jessa no joy anna no lol we can never pick one because they are all so pretty in their own way

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    1. How sad in 2016 a young girl/woman is still compared between who is prettiest! Besides--I thought it was all about inner beauty?

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    2. I don't think the previous comment meant that the girls only attribute was beauty. Of course these girls are bright, talented, compassionate women. It's just that when you see pictures of them you can't help but be struck by their beauty.

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  13. This is one of my favorite posts! So creative. I enjoyed seeing how the family has changed over the years. The photo of Jana wearing Jennifer in the ergo was too precious!

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  14. Thank u so much for the fun great pictures and for this blog and keeping ud close to the family.I absolutely miss the whole Duggar family show they were and very much still are a huge positive influence on many people.

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    1. Yes so positive.Anytime I was feeling negetive I watched them and I always felt better

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  15. I can't stop feeling a deep compassion for Jana and John-David. Why don't their parents them a life for their own? What kind of pressure have they do endure?

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    1. John David is police officer. Jill runs a youth group is a doula and does interior design on Jim Bob's properties. Don't believe everything you read.

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    2. John David is not acctually a police officer, but he is a constable. He was elected but he does it as a volunteer. John David is one of my favorites. He just lives his life-- does not seem to crave the extreme need for fame as the other members do. He appears to be a solid, hard working kind man. I hope he finds a beautiful wife to appreciate him someday.

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    3. I wasn't sure if he was volunteer or not so I just put police officer. Thank you for clarifying though. Many would just correct but you went to explain it and you where very friendly. John David has also been one of my favorites to. He's very smart and funny and as you said hard working!!!

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  16. They are all so much more stylish! I do believe that is a result of their TV show. Now if the girls can only start wearing normal bathing suits. They are beautiful young women and should enjoy their youth and beauty (not advocating anything disrepctful). I would love them to be able to enjoy the beach without explaining the "modest" swimwear. In the words of Anne Shirley "But I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself."

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  17. The Duggar girls were all so pretty before they started wearing all the dark and heavy eye makeup.

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  18. Jim Bob has definitely changed the most

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  19. you can see a big difference they have a big attitude change over the years and and big style change over the years? but was is each of the Children personal relationship with Christ? still wondering about that they never talk about. only thing they do as a family nothing they do on their own?

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    1. That would be awkward and not very prudent. Because since children arent born saved they need to go through a process of realizing their need of a Savior and then accepting him as Lord and Savior. It is likely that process is happening diring childhood. And it would be weird to say this child is saved and this one isnt. You know? i just dont think that would be prudent. They want to protect the kids you know? But they most certainly do focus on individual salvation. You should listen to gingers testimony.

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  20. Uh its hard to say..i ssy Johanna, but the girls in general are changed more than the boys For me. I love this post can you please show us the rest of the kids in the same way? And the bates also? Thank you very much

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  21. This is a great bunch of photos- enjoyed it very much

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  22. Has anyone else noticed how much Grandpa Duggar looks like Gil Bates?

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    1. Maybe that's his son.

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    2. Yes!! When I first saw the picture, I thought to myself, "these are pictures of the Duggars, not the Bates, right?" Gil Bates looks a lot younger, but there is a DEFINITE resemblance.

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  23. I'm so happy to see some of the kids pics. I remember the happy days. There's still many happy days to come and they're all grown or growing up beautifully.
    These pics were such a blessing to me today. I knew I came to the right place for a spiritual lift. Thanks again for sharing.

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  24. hi guys sorry to see you go i wish you all the best sorry they took you off the show everyone makes mistakes and we are all humans but some humans thinks they are better or they do not make mistakes but one day they will have a mistake they may not like but that is ok god bless to you all

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  25. I think Joy-Anna changed the most. She was a beautiful little girl but has grown into a even more beautiful young woman.

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  26. I wish they were on TV again. I loved their show. I have started watching Bringing up Bates and it's a good show too

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  27. I feel so bad for the Duggars in the last few years they've been through a lot!!First JimBobs dad passed away then The hard year w Josie being premature then Jubilee then Dericks mom had cancer then jill had a hard labor then two josh scandels then Jessas scary birth of Spurgeon it's been so hard for them

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  28. You still have so many supporters Duggar family we love and miss you!!

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  29. Yes love this post!!!great job as always to Lily and Ellie!

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  30. What kind of babywear carrier is that!?

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    1. Ergo. They are amazing.

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  31. @AnonymousLove the Anne Shirley quote!

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    1. I love Amne Shirley!!

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  32. What fun to see the many changes of The Duggar children through the years! All are handsome and lovely kids! I am happy this blog is available to us!

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  33. I am sure this won't be posted, and understandably so. Someone told me they read that Anna is pregnant again. I went and did a quick search, and saw that this is only reported on the "tabloid" type sites, which I am not interested in reading. Therefore, I came here. Is this true? If so, is Josh out of rehab? If it is true, I wish the very very best to Anna. I hope you can post soon.

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  34. Since TCL has taken the Dugger show off I hardly ever watch their channel.I loved the show and the family and I think it is terrible to condemn the whole family for what one did. Please bring them back.

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  35. I found myself smiling back at each picture I saw as all are so precious. Thank you Duggar family for sharing with your public. May you all be blest in Jesus Christ.

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  36. Do any other commenters know why thedillardfamily.com and theseewaldfamily.com have both stopped working? I hope no one took them down maliciously.

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  37. Would love to see the family back on TV inspite of Josh's doing...don't show him just his family.

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  38. Thank you so much this is just been awesome seeing all of these pictures

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  39. They have all grown up so much & changed for the better but if I have to pick one it would be Joy-Anna. She was such a little girl & just seemed to grow up over night. They have all grown up but instead of doing it a little at a time it was like one episode she was still a little girl & the next she was this serious responsible tall grown up young lady. And she has become more beautiful both inside & out. All of your children are truly gifts from God. I pray that He will continue to bless you in all you do! We still watch Jessa & Jill counting on & I'm hoping reruns will come on soon of 19 kids & Counting. It was one of the few & I mean very few shows we could watch as a family without any language or hinting toward something ugly. We truly miss seeing y'all everyday! And we pray for healing & peace.
    With love & prayers,
    Nikki

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  40. I hope Jana becomes a music teacher soon! She is so talented and loves children! This would be the perfect job for her!

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  41. please bring back the show

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  42. Gloria, it's not fair to immediately judge some comments as "hatred." Maybe there's truth behind those comments that should be considered. Where then is the hatred? In the eye of the one deeming it so?

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    1. Point taken. Honestly, I should have not even read the comments, because I usually don't, but some things are so vehemently written that you can feel the hatred to the point where the hair stands up on the back of your neck. My stomach hasn't been right since. I've uninstalled Facebook. I'm sorry if I've upset anyone and I'll try very hard to not be negative or judgmental toward anyone's opinions or posts. Asking forgiveness from my Lord & my fellow man is the best I can do. I'm still a work in progress.

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    2. Gloria, you were absolutely right on your first comment...you assumed nothing wrong.Some people on Instagram,Facebook,Twitter, Google+,and the like do however attack us fans and accuse us as abusive supporters.We can't remark about one positive thing that any of the family posts...even if we say that a picture is cute we get slammed.So therefore, you were correct to recognized hate, never apologize for your lack of ignorance.I do know one thing, when I want to feel a connection to other fans, I come here... I know that coming to this site I wont leave it with anxiety or high blood pressure from being bullied by unhappy haters/trolls.Thank you again Lily and Ellie for a safe family friendy place to visit☺

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    3. Gloria, God bless you. What a great comment.

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  43. Love them all! You have a beautiful family!

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  44. If the Duggars retreated from TV and social media, the press about them would eventually die down. They know what to do if they ever want to return to anonymity. It's up to them.

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  45. I think that they all are more than relieved that their live is not on TV any longer...thus aligning themselves with their true belief of not allowing television in their home. It now gives them the quality care and love they can share as s family without broadcasting their everyday life. I know that they are happy without media or television so they can concentrate on doing good. KIAB

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    1. Thought there was a large TV shown in one of the episodes - in the parents' bedroom?

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  46. Thank goodness most of the hateful comments are elsewhere... Especially since Lily and Ellie do an exemplary job at weeding out the crass and uncouth...however, they also do a great job posting other points of view.This is a fan site though, so I really dont know why a non-fan or hater would even want to visit a site of whom they dislike.I certainly dont go the Kardatian fan sites and ridicule their fans or state my dislike...what for...just to spread anger so the poster feels better about themselves...sad. When I read a positive comment it feels good.I dont get my jollies hurting others by stating negative comments about their likes.NO ONE cares about your freedom of speach when it's meanspirited anyways.

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  47. God has I in his hands miss ur show tlc bring it back

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  48. @Anonymous
    I have actually read your comment a couple of times to make sure i read it correctly. The Duggar family has done everything possible to get their show back on TV so I am not understanding where you think otherwise. I am not being critical of the Duggars--they have the right to pursue whatever they want, but they certainly love broadcasting their everyday lives.

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  49. NOTHING has changed for this AMAZING family. They may have their share of ups and downs, but they'll always be a family. That's for sure. #LoveTheDuggarFamily

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  50. Maybe I'm biased because I've wanted to scoop up Joy Anna a keep her for my own since I first started watching (17K&C), but she has gone from a cute little tomboy to a breathtaking natural beauty. All of the Duggar girls are beautiful, but I think Joy has the best look. I do think Johanna could grow up to be quite a stunner. She already has a very strong presence, and she's got those smiling eyes. Jenny is like Jana... a quiet, gentle beauty.

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  51. Love your family photo's. Its s reminder what a strong and happy family the duggars are. God bless you and your family from Melinda Australian fan

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  52. Love this beautiful family! I really miss the show and hope they might eventually be able to return to T.V. at some point. There are always people who will criticize and be hurtful, but I hope the Duggars realize how much their true fans miss them, genuinely care about them, and wish the very best for all of them! We are grateful for this blog to be able to keep updated on their lives!

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  53. I liked the show,it was hard to believe sometimes. I'm wondering what happened to the new Jill & Jessica show. has it been taken off the air?

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    1. It was a 3 part series.

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