Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!


Wishing Michelle Duggar, Anna Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and all the mamas out there a very happy Mother's Day! How is your family celebrating?

In this 19 Kids and Counting webisode from 2014, Michelle Duggar shares her favorite Mother's Day memories.


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65 comments:

  1. I think Jana deserves a special mention. As the oldest Duggar daughter she has helped to raise every single one of her younger brothers and sisters. She is the oldest daughter left at home, and does so much to make Michelles job easier, she deserves a little spoiling today too.

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  2. I thought Anna was pregnant again? If so why is there no spot for her next baby in the picture line up like there is for Jill's next baby?

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    1. I was wondering the same thing

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    2. Wasn't that header made before Anna's news was public? (I forget.)

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    3. It's not just that easy to throw a empty box in the header. The whole thing needs to be redone and they just got a new header not too long ago. They might want to wait for the 2 new arrivals this summer to update it...?

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    4. Yep, you've got it, Melissa. Updating the header takes a lot of time, especially when adding an extra box or picture. We are planning to wait until both Jill and Anna deliver to update. :)

      Ellie

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    5. I don't think you should add extra boxes. Eventually, you'll need a magnifying glass to see any one box, or half your blog will be header. A group shot for each married child and their spouse and children would suffice.

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  3. Just wanted to wish grandma Duggar,mama Michelle,anna,Jill and Jessa a very happy mother's day today hope you have a wonderful day today with your friends and family and may god bless all of you and keep all of you safe always

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  4. Mother's day in the UK is in March not may, so our celebrations are over. But to everyone celebrating today happy mother's day.

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  5. You forgot Jim Bob's mom.

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  6. Happy Mother's Day Jana! You are the backbone of the family and can do it all!You do so much for your family you deserve nithing but the best life has to offer!!

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  7. Happy Mother's Day Lily! We will be going to Cracker Barrel for dinner tonight Lord willing. How will you be celebrating? Lily and Ellie will you see each other today?

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    1. Thanks, Regina. I'll pass that on to my mom. We weren't able to be together yesterday, but we had a good phone conversation. Happy Mother's Day to you!

      Ellie

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  8. What does Michelle do these days to keep herself busy? She's not pregnant or nursing babies. The kids had a school teacher, so she hasn't been doing that. It was said on the show that the girls were doing the grocery shopping and the laundry and the cleaning. They've had friends acting as wedding planners, so it's not that. The show isn't being taped in their house. So what is she doing? The speaking circuit, and that's it? Happy Mother's Day to you.

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    1. She's running a household!

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    2. This week, she'll be getting ready for Joy's wedding...

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    3. If Michelle spends even just 20 minutes a day talking to everyone in her family, that's a job in and of itself.

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    4. She's being a mother like she has been. Stop trying to make it sound like it's the older girls taking care of the younger kids unless you know them personally.

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    5. Honestly, I don't know how Michelle does it all but I do know from my own personal experience that when you are part of a large family, the older children have to help a lot with the chores/taking care of the younger siblings, etc. or the family can not function in a positive way. There is no way one woman can do it all without help and this help often comes from the older siblings, especially the daughters. Been there, done that!

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    6. They don't have a school teacher. Michelle teaches them. It said that on michelle blog.

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  9. The Duggars need to address the rumors surrounding a courtship between Jana and family friend Jonathan. I don't believe the rumors are true, but they really need to settle the rumor once and for all, or do they like the publicity?

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    1. Maybe Jana is not ready to go public.

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    2. They don't need to do anything.

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    3. I don't think they need to settle rumors. If something is true, it will come out eventually. People should know better than to believe everything they hear and see.

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  10. Nothing. My family does not celebrate stupid, made-up Hallmark holidays.

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    1. Your poor mother!

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    2. I'm sorry you mistakenly believe Hallmark made up Mother's Day and even sorrier that most likely yoy had a not so good mother. I will follow another reader's idea and pray for you.

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    3. 3:22 I suggest you look up the origin of Mother's Day in the US. I think you'll find that history lesson interesting.

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    4. Why comment? You are entitled to your opinion of course but why go out of your way and waste your own time commenting on a subject that you think is stupid? I just don't get it.

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    5. this person wanted to comment what they don't do for Mother's Day, what's the big deal? No one has to comment rudely about it. Just because someone does not celebrate Mother's Day does not mean they had a bad mother.

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    6. It might not have been started by Hallmark but that company has taken advantage of it.

      I agree with anonymous @7:31, just because the original poster pointed out how "over blown" Mother"s Day has become, does not mean she/he had a terrible mother.

      The day is now just an excuse for flower companies, restaurants and card companies to make money and to guilt people who do not have the money. In fact, the woman who was instrumental in the founding of the holiday in the US in 1908, became resentful of the commercialization of the holiday.

      It is not Mothers's but Mother's Day. It is day set aside for people to honor and thank their individual mothers. Wishing another person's mother a happy Mother's Day or non-Mothers misses the original idea of the holiday. It is like you are saying... I hope your kids appreciate you and take the time to tell you that.

      Christians should understand this.

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    7. I'm so very sorry 3:22 you find Mother's Day a stupid holiday. Actually it can be a very difficult holiday for many people for various reasons.
      I love Mother's Day but it's easy to get caught up in the day and to unintentional forget about those who aren't enjoying it.

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    8. For what it's worth, I hated Mother's Day the year my mom passed from cancer even though I was a mom myself. My husband and children did their very best to make the day special since they were missing her too.

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    9. I actually also dislike Mother's Day (and I'm a mother) i feel like it's very forced mother love and uptight brunches and my kids give me love notes all the time, I don't need a day where every one feels obligated to say happy Mother's Day to me.

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    10. I agree 12:34. I actually find the "holiday" hurtful. What about Moms such as myself who buried their child. What is the protocol on Mothers Day at Church when all the Mothers received flowers and stand for applause? Do I, too, receive a flower? Do I stand for applause? Did I not deserve to raise my "blessing" as much as every other Mother? Was I still allowed in the "mommy club"? Not really. In fact I was told I was being punished for some hidden sin. Truly. Thankfully I know my Heavenly Father loves me, and didn't listen ( after lots of weeping) to them. The Lord has since allowed me to raise 2 beautiful children. I am eternally greatful. But...I don't like Mother's Day. My children love me, and I them, everyday. And Mothers Day is still one of the few Church serves a miss in the year.

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    11. Anon @ 3:19 I am so sorry for your loss. No parent should hsve to loose a child, but sadly so many do. My heart goes out to you reading your post, how horrible some people can be. I do not believe for one second God would punish anyone for any sin, especially in such a callous way. Some people have a very twisted idea of God and faith. Your church community should be closing around you, offering you and your family love, comfort and support not placing non existant guilt at your door, I hope you found a new church. You sound like a very loving person and your children are lucky to have such a loving and compassionate person to guide them and be there for them through life.

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    12. Mother's Day is not stupid. It's a holiday for mother's for all they do for us.
      If I was your mother I would be upset with you for saying that. May 14,217 at 3:22PM. I would never talk tp to you again.

      Are you going to say that when it's father's day.

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    13. Anonymous May 15, 2017 at 3:19 PM- I am sorry for your loss. Although I am a mother of one, I too am very uncomfortable with Churches celebrating Mother's Day. Not that I don't think mothers deserve to be honored (I absolutely do), but where does that leave mothers who have lost one child (or more, or their only). Where does that leave mothers who've suffered miscarriages? For that matter, where does that leave mothers who are estranged from their children (another form of loss)? I think the intentions are good, but there needs to be some balance in the Church. Lauding one, while rubbing salt in the wounds of another, is not what Jesus would do. Love considers the other person and what impact it will have on them. I wish the Church would stop following the culture. My mother, myself, and a friend have all suffered miscarriages and your skipping service on Mother's Day is perfectly understandable-please know there are many others who understand how you feel and do the same. You are abslutely right on this too-God does not punish our sins by "taking" our children (a very twisted misrepresentation from King David's sin). David's case was very specific-he personally caused the death of Bathsheba's husband to cover his sin (she was pregnant with David's child and her husband had been off to war so he couldn't possibly be the father). Under the Old Testament law, if you murdered someone, the punishment was life for life. Because Bathsheba's husband's descendants were cut off by his murder, David would lose his firstborn and those descendants.

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    14. @3:19 my condolences on your loss. You obviously did nothing wrong. Any church or minister which teaches that is hateful and very anti-woman.

      Do some churches actually hold services specially for Mother's Day? Really?

      Talk about misunderstanding what the day is suppose to be. It is not a day when you laud women for just having children as if her only value is in the number of children she has had.

      It is a day set aside to remind us to connect with our mothers. It is not a day to celebrate motherhood.

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    15. Anon at 3:19 our church celebrated all the ladies in the church whether they were mothers or not. If your church is only celebrating mothers then perhaps you need to find a more compassionate and loving church.

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    16. How can you say it's not a day to celebrate motherhood? Of course it is. Motherhood is pretty fundamental to life, you know. It's sad that some mothers aren't good ones, but plenty are, and it's a great thing to give them a day to be all about them and thank them for their often thankless service to their families.

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    17. One of my daughters chose not to "celebrate" Mother's Day and boy, it HURT.

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  11. Happy mother's day to all the mom's, grandma's, and aunt's! I saw my mom a few days ago so I went to dinner with my husband and son :)

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  12. As of late, every time I come to this page to see how the Duggar family is doing, I see lots of busy bodies and un-Christian(anonymous) comments/women on here. This is not the fault of the blogger, but the women who troll this site, and have nothing better to do with their time but to critique, criticize, and condemn every little piece of information they come across. Prideful biddies that can't just say "Happy Mother's Day, everyone" and then move on. They should be ashamed of themselves!

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    1. Amen to that! Well said!

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    2. I did wish everyone happy mothers day, but to address your point not everyone who comes to this blog is going to agree with or even like the duggars. The admin on this blog are responsible for every post that makes it through, they are trying to strike a balance which isn't easy as the duggars are very polarizing. To refer to posters as busy bodies, and prideful biddies and to call someones faith into question makes you no better than the trolls you are calling out.

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    3. Why do you single out women?? I can guarantee you that men comment here as well.

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    4. "[P]rideful biddies"? I agree with you that the negativity gets to be too much at times, but sounds like you need to practice more of what you preach.

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    5. Judgemental much??? Maybe you should spend a little more and work on loving your enemies and praying for those you deem to be "persecuting" the Duggars. Something to think about: You should be so busy living your own life, tending to the ways of your own household and its members, minding your own business, helping the poor/widowed in your community, and mentoring younger moms/ladies...that you're too busy to be minding everyone else's. The best test of character is how you treat those who disagree with you.

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    6. Jesus called the Pharisees vipers and hypocrites. Why? Because they needed to know they weren't fooling Him, or anyone else. We see through your comments. People who go about criticizing this family as if they themselves have a perfect life is hypocritical. Christians are called to speak the truth...whether the truth hurts or not.

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    7. Like I said before, the people who leave negative comments gives me the opportunity to pray for them. I don't know who they are or what is happening in their lives but God does.

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  13. I agree May 14 @ 2:09. The rumor about Jana and Jonathan does need to be addressed. Jana is so beautiful, inside and out. It is difficult when all of your sisters younger than you are married, and having babies. Then to have rumors on the internet and social media about you finding love when Jana may not be dating. That is so hurtful to the heart!

    Jana has been ridiculed, called not nice things. It would be very unkind to report a relationship when there really isn't a relationship.

    Where is dad Duggar guarding Jana's heart and allowing rumors to swirl when the rumor may not be true.

    Something needs to be said to stop the rumors. First it was Lawson Bates and mamma Bates squashed that rumor real quickly.

    Jana deserves to be respected and her heart guarded after all the things said about her!

    Lily and Ellie, please encourage the Duggars to handle these rumors for Jana's sake!

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    1. If I were Jana, I would take these rumors with a laugh and an eye roll.

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    2. There are just too many rumors out there and it would be impossible for the Duggars to address every single one.

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    3. I agree that they cannot possibly address every single rumor out there, and lets face it some are pretty ridiculous. However rumors like the one about Jana and Jonathan could so easily be nipped in the bud with a simple post, instead if letting it drag on for days and days.

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  14. I soooo miss Michelle and her calming peaceful voice and smiling face. I also miss JimBob and his bible time with the kids and Michelle. I miss the old set up of the 19 kids show. I really wish they could incorporate the whole family and just maybe rename the show.

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    1. "I really wish they could incorporate the whole family and just maybe rename the show."

      This is exactly what they did.

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    2. no, 11:28 AM they did not. NOT ALL the Duggar family is on counting on.

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    3. No, definitely not the same. We rarely hear from the parents or see the younger kids. I miss the old format.

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  15. These videos are becoming more and more staged. They are totally for the fans benefit, not the person they are intended for. They are all gathered in the one place and Michelle lives there too, so just wish her happy mothers day in person, no need for a youtube post. I can understand the couples who are not in state sending messages, but these do not need to be posted for general consumption either. Keep it private, it means more that way.

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    1. Agreed- Putting it on a fan blog for public consumption cheapens the message considerably. As we've seen the family members Skype with Jill in Central America and Jinger in Texas, they have the ability to wish both mothers Happy Mother's Day (and all the family birthday and anniversary greetings) privately via Skype. They choose to make them public instead...for their fans benefit.

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