Monday, May 21, 2018

Duggar Trivia 12.0

Happy Monday morning. Let's start this week off with a little fun. Below are five Duggar trivia questions for you to try your hand at. You can post your responses as a comment, and we will reveal the answers in the coming days. Ready, set, go!

1. Where did Jim Bob and Michelle go on their honeymoon?

2. Which Duggar children have birthdays in August?

3. How old is Jordyn Duggar?

4. In what year was Jim Bob and Michelle's first child born?

5. Can you name at least two of the early specials that the Duggars appeared in, before the start of 17 Kids and Counting?

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ben Turns 23

Wishing Ben Seewald a blessed 23rd birthday! Today is also Warden Bates' birthday.

Ben Seewald birthday

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Lauren Turns 19

With Lauren Swanson about to join the Duggar family, the clan now has birthdays on May 17th, 18th, and 19th, as well as May 23rd and 26th. Wishing Lauren a happy 19th!

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson (soon to be Lauren Duggar)

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Duggars Fly Private

John-David Duggar and Michelle Duggar
 Michelle Duggar and John Duggar

"Flying private really is a good thing for the Duggar family because it's a lot harder to miss your flight."
-John Duggar 

The return of Counting On is still more than two months away, but we are still posting regular Duggar updates. In this video, John-David Duggar shows off his 10-seater plane, which he purchased used to serve his family.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Duggar #4 Turns 27

Wishing Jill Dillard a happy 27th birthday!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Garden Like a Duggar

The warm weather is here to stay, which means it's time to start planting! Last year, we showed you photos of the beautiful garden and outdoor space that Jana created, with help from her siblings. Earlier this spring, we also shared a video of last year's garden.

This week, Jana Duggar and the Duggar siblings are hard at work getting the garden ready to go.

Duggar family garden James Duggar
 James Duggar

Duggar family garden

Whether it's growing produce, doing landscaping at one of Jim Bob's rental properties, or tumbling down the hill on a giant slip 'n side, the Duggars love being outdoors. While writing this post, we came across a couple gardening photos from previous years.

duggar family garden
Planting the Duggar garden, May 2014

Mackynzie Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Jordyn Duggar
Mackynzie Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Jordyn Duggar
Working in the garden, October 2016

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Joy's 1st Mother's Day

Hope you all had a very happy Mother's Day. How did you celebrate?

This year, three additional Duggar ladies were honored on Mother's Day--mothers-to-be Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, as well as new mom Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth. Little Gideon is 11 weeks old, while Jinger and Kendra are due in July and June.

Joy Forsyth, Austin Forsyth, Gideon Forsyth
Joy Forsyth, Austin Forsyth, Gideon Forsyth

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Duggar Baby Bumps

With six (soon to be seven) Duggar children married, there could easily be at least one daughter or daughter-in-law pregnant at any given time. For fun, we complied a bunch of snapshots of their baby bumps over the past few years.

Jill Dillard (Israel), Anna Duggar (Meredith), Jessa Seewald (Spurgeon)
Jill Dillard (Israel), Anna Duggar (Meredith), Jessa Seewald (Spurgeon)
Approximately March 2015

Anna Duggar and Jill Dillard
Anna Duggar and Jill Dillard
February 2015

Joy-Anna Forsyth (Gideon), 18 weeks

 Jessa's bump progression, 16-31 weeks (Spurgeon)

Jill's bump progression (Israel), 11-40 weeks

Jinger Duggar Vuolo
 Jinger Vuolo, 20 weeks

 Joy Forsyth (Gideon), Kendra Duggar (Baby Duggar), Jinger Vuolo (Baby Vuolo)
Approximately February 2018

 Kendra Duggar (Baby Duggar)
Approximately 31 weeks

Photos courtesy,,, Joy and Austin Forsyth,, TLC/DCL (additional photos can be found on the TLC website)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jinger at 30 Weeks

Time is passing quickly! Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo are due with their little girl in just 10 weeks. At 30 weeks, the baby weighs about three pounds and measures approximately 15 inches in length.

Meanwhile, Joe and Kendra Duggar are approaching the 35-week mark with their son. Due to arrive on Father's Day, he likely weighs in at around five pounds and measures somewhere around 18 inches.

Jinger Duggar Vuolo 30 weeks pregnant
 Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, 30 weeks pregnant

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

6 'Little' Duggars

We know you enjoy seeing new photos of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's youngest children, so we have a few to share. These six kids, of which Jackson (14 in 15 days) is the oldest and Josie (8) is the youngest, are growing up quickly. Tyler, Michelle's grand-nephew who lives with the family, fits right into the bunch between Jennifer and Jordyn.

Johannah Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Tyler, Jennifer Duggar, Jordyn Duggar, Josie Duggar
Johannah Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Tyler, Jennifer Duggar, Jordyn Duggar, Josie Duggar

Following in the footsteps of the older Duggars, these six kiddos take music lessons. They recently had a recital, for which they each wrote a song to match a theme (vacation destinations).

Jennifer Duggar
Jennifer Duggar

Tyler Duggar family

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Monday, May 7, 2018

New Episodes Return in 12 Weeks

 Jana Duggar
Jana Duggar

Duggar news may be at a standstill right now, but things are about to pick up. Between Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson's wedding (date not made public), Joseph and Kendra Duggar's June 17th due date, and Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo's mid-July due date, there are plenty of exciting announcements coming your way.

We know you all are eager for new episodes of Counting On to start back up on TLC. The Duggars are slated to return to reality TV on Monday, July 30th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Stay tuned for promos!

Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo

Photos courtesy DCL/TLC

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Dinner with Lauren's Family

To kick off the weekend, Josiah Duggar and fiancée Lauren Swanson joined Lauren's family for dinner. You may recognize the restaurant as Northwest Arkansas's MarketPlace Grill, a Duggar family favorite. While Josiah is the eighth child in his family, Lauren is the oldest in hers.

Lauren Swanson, Josiah Duggar, and the Swanson family
Lauren Swanson, Josiah Duggar, and the Swanson family

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Seewald Pregnancy Rumor

Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Henry Seewald
Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Henry Seewald

With Spurgeon Seewald about to turn two-and-a-half and Henry Seewald almost at his 15-month milestone, fans have been wondering for several months if Jessa Seewald is pregnant with her third child. Spurgeon and Henry are 15 months apart.

Rumors have been circulating, especially when the mom of two wears a baggy shirts or engages in discussions about pregnancy with fellow moms and moms-to-be. But the rumor is just that, a rumor, as Jessa has confirmed that she is not expecting. In the past, she and Ben have expressed a desire to have a large family, as well as to adopt.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Duggar Wedding #7...Coming Soon

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson engagement

It has been just over eight weeks since Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson announced their engagement. In Duggar time, that means the wedding is likely just around the corner. Below is a list of the approximate engagement lengths of the other Duggar couples. Jim Bob and Michelle have had by far the longest engagement in the family. Their kids, however, have only waited a maximum of 15 weeks.

When do you think Josiah and Lauren will tie the knot?

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell: 15 weeks
Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth: 12 weeks
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo: 14 weeks
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald: 11 weeks
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard: 12 weeks
Josh Duggar and Anna Keller: 13 weeks
Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Ruark: 7 months

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Duggar Courtships

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson
 Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson

On our Bates blog, we posted a list of the Bates daughters' ages when they started courting. Our readers asked that we make a similar list for the Duggars. Here it is below, a list of each of the kids who has courted publicly, as well as the age they began their courtship.
Jill: 22
Jinger: 22
Joseph: 22 
Jessa: 20 (2 months before 21st birthday)
Joy: 19 (1 month after 19th birthday)
Josh: 19 (approximately)
Josiah: 18 (Marjorie); 21 (Lauren)

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HydroChic Giveaway

Me (Ellie) showing off my HydroChic outfit
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. As we kick off the month of May, here's to hoping that all the cold weather is behind us. Do you have any vacation plans for spring or summer? To help you prepare, we're partnering with HydroChic, an online store that sells modest swimwear, to bring you a giveaway.

Finding modest bathing suits at the mall can be a challenge, but Hydrochic has you covered (both literally and figuratively!) We are excited to be raffling off two $50 HydroChic gift cards.

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I have a HydroChic outfit, and I love how stretchy and comfortable the fabric is. With so many colors and styles to choose from, you're sure to find something that makes you look and feel beautiful.

This giveaway is open to all readers, although shipping will be higher for those outside the United States. HydroChic's Mother's Day sale is over, but if you would still like to make a purchase, you can use the code BG15DY6 to save 15%. Visit the website for details.

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