Saturday, July 31, 2010

Watch "On the Road with 16 Children"

Tune into TLC at 7/6AM Central on Monday, August 2nd for "On the Road with 16 Children," the Duggars' second TV show. Can you believe that the family has starred in over 80 episodes since then?!? Watch as all 18 of them hop into their motor home, Old Trustee, for the trip of a lifetime!

Do you like road trips? Why or why not?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Meet Amy Duggar!

Remember Amy Duggar, Jim Bob's fun-loving niece? Well, how would you like to meet her? Now is your chance! On July 31st, Amy will be in Branson, Missouri signing autographs and singing in the James Garrett show. If you're in the area, stop by the Imax theater at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM to meet and greet Amy Duggar. 

To hear Amy sing, click here

Would you like to meet Amy Duggar? 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Josie Update

The Duggars are pleased to announce that Josie Duggar, who entered the world weighing only 1 pound, 6 ounces, now weighs over 10 pounds!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How long until NEW episodes of "19 Kids and Counting?"

The moment we've all been waiting for is almost here! New episodes of "19 Kids and Counting" are officially less than ONE WEEK away! Tune into TLC on Tuesday, August 3rd at 3/2PM CST for back-to-back reruns of "19 Kids and Counting." And then at 9/8PM CST, get ready for 2 new episodes, Duggar Dilemmas and Digesting Duggars!

Will you be watching these new episodes? If so, who will you watch with?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How Smooth is Life in the Duggar Home?

As organized as it is in the Duggar home, things do go wrong. According to Jim Bob, there is a “major crisis” about every 30 minutes. And as perfect as their system seems, there is always something left undone. “Realistically,” explains Michelle, “if everything happened on that schedule in one day, it'd be a miracle.” That’s just part of life. What keeps them going is that they have goals set and a direction for each day. “At least there is a goal to shoot for,” says the mother of 19.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Organization in a Family of 21

Can you believe that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar just celebrated their 26th anniversary? 26 years, 19 kids, and one busy household! Through thick and thin, the Duggars have stuck together. How have they kept their sanity over the years? Let's find out! And if you're as disorganized as I am, you might want to take some notes.

With 19 kids, how on Earth do the Duggars stay organized?

Their secret is a little thing they call "jurisdictions" (aka "chores"). Everyone is assigned a specific area of the house to clean and maintain. They work in teams so one person does not have to juggle dinner and 12 loads of laundry on their own. 
"Everything is scheduled," explains Michelle Duggar. "It's written out on a chart. It's in columns, and it's all color-coded." The younger Duggars wear "chore packs," little lists that pin to their clothes and tell them what to do next. Handy, right? The inspiration came from Titus2's Managers of their Homes and Managers of their Chores. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

And All the People Say "Thank You, Michelle!"

Michelle Duggar was recently awarded Mother of the Year at Vision Forum's Historic Baby Conference. As a gift, Michelle received a video montage of women across the globe saying thank you for her wonderful example of motherhood. To view that video, click here.

What would you say to Michelle Duggar? How has she influenced your life?

Friday, July 23, 2010

And the Winners Are...........

Thanks to nearly 50 readers who entered the Amazon gift card giveaway! This was the Duggar Family Blog's first giveaway.

The moment you've all been waiting for....drum roll please.........

The first person to correctly answer all of the trivia questions was Rosemary P.
Congratulations Rosemary! You win a $10 Amazon gift card.

And the winner of the second $10 Amazon gift card (chosen using a random number generator)....
Stephanie K. Congratulations Stephanie!

Winners, your virtual gift cards will be sent to you via email within 24 hours. 

Look for more giveaways soon. Thanks for entering!           

Monday, July 19, 2010

You Could Win an Amazon Gift Card!

Do you like giveaways? I know I do! Keep reading to find out how you can win an Amazon gift card.


Post your answers to these Duggar Trivia questions, and you could win one of 2 Amazon gift cards!

Answers must be posted in the Comments section of this post. I need a way to contact the winners, so you can include your email address in the comment. Or if you don't want everyone see your email, (I completely understand), just send a copy of your comment to, in addition to posting it in the Comments section of this post. (I promise that I will only email you if you win. I also promise not to sell your email address - you don't have to worry because I wouldn't even know how to do that. You will only receive an email from me if it includes your virtual, $10 Amazon gift card.) 


To qualify for the giveaway, you must include your first name and last initial.
To qualify, answers to the trivia questions must be posted in the Comments section of this blog post. They will not be accepted if they are posted on Facebook or Twitter.

Trivia Questions
  1. When is Michelle Duggar's birthday? (Include month, date and year.)
  2. What is the name of Jeremiah's twin?
  3. How many kids does Josh Duggar have?
  4. In what city did the Duggars live temporarily while Josie was in the NICU?
The first person to correctly answer the trivia questions will be emailed a virtual, $10 Amazon gift card. In addition, everyone who correctly answers the trivia questions will be entered to win another $10 Amazon gift card.

Winners will be announced after 12PM Central Standard Time on Friday, July 23, 2010.  

Don't have a Blogger account? Don't worry! Everyone can enter this giveaway.

Ready, Set, Go!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Would you Try a Duggar Recipe?

When asked "Which Duggar recipe would you rather try?" the overwhelming majority voted for tater tot casserole, so here's the recipe:

Tater Tot Casserole 
  • 2 pounds ground turkey (browned, seasoned, drained)
  • 3-2 pound bags of tater tots
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup 
  • 2 cans evaporated milk

  1. Evenly spread browned turkey into two large casserole dishes (9"x13")
  2. Cover with tater tots
  3. In a large bowl, mix cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup with evaporated milk 
  4. Pour mixture over the tater tots
  5. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees
This recipe makes 2-9"x13" pans. If you are not cooking for a Duggar-sized clan, feel free to reduce the quantities.


Most Popular Posts (Part 2)

 And here are the most popular Duggar Blog posts from the past 2 months. Enjoy! 

Jill Duggar's College Plans

"19 Kids and Counting" Season Finale

Doctors Call Josie's Story a Fairytale

Josie's 2nd Homecoming

The Duggars On Homeschooling 

The Duggars in a Movie

Video Tribute to Michelle Duggar

Which of these posts is your favorite? 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Duggars in Michigan

Just last week, the Duggars packed into their silver bus and headed off to Camden, a quaint, Michigan town with a population of 550. The Duggars were invited by the village president, who is a a friend of the family, to speak and sing at the town's first "How to Be Successful" conference.
"Their message is an incredible story," said Harold Walker, the village president. He asked them to speak because of their "family focus and community perspective."

Have you ever met the Duggars?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Josie Update!

Josie Duggar is home and thriving! According to Amy, Jim Bob's niece, "Josie is absolutely adorable! She has the cutest smile and is doing great!"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy 9th Birthday James Duggar!

James Duggar is 9 years old today. Happy Birthday James!

Do you or someone you know share James Duggar's birthday? 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Michelle Duggar Awarded Mother of the Year

In just 1 week, Jim Bob and Michelle will be speaking at The Baby Conference: A Historic Family Summit on the Triumph of Life over the Culture of Death. Sponsored by Vision Forum Ministries, this conference will celebrate families and children.
Michelle Duggar will be awarded "Mother of the Year." During a special Ladies' Tea Time, she will be sharing stories from her life as the mother of 19 kids.
"I believe it is reasonable to conclude that there are thousands of children in the world who might not otherwise be here but for the God-glorifying example of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar," says Doug Phillips, director of Vision Forum Ministries.

How has the Duggars' love for children and for others impacted your life?