Friday, March 30, 2012

New Photos 2012

Enjoy these pictures of the Duggars' recent political endeavors.
Photo credit: Dave Davidson



South Carolina




Daytime with Donna Recording

Missed hearing Michelle Duggar on Daytime with Donna this afternoon? Click here to listen to the recording.

Duggars in Wisconsin

Jim Bob and the older kids are in Wisconsin today and tomorrow. Here is their schedule:

Friday, March 30

11:00AM – 12:30PM (CT)
HUDSON, WI 54016

2:00PM – 2:30PM (CT) CLAIRE, WI

3:00PM – 4:30PM (CT)

7:00PM-10:00PM (CT)
WESTON, WI 54476

7-8PM    -   FISH FRY
8-9PM    -   SPEAKING
9-10PM  -   BOWLING 

Saturday, March 31

10:00AM-12:00AM (CT) 

2:00PM-4:00PM (CT) 
NEENAH, WI 54956 

6:30PM (CT) 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Michelle Duggar LIVE!

On Friday, March 30th, tune in to Toginet Internet Radio from 2:15-3:00 PM EST/1:15-2:00 CST (Scroll down to see a listing of international showtimes). Michelle Duggar will be LIVE on "Daytime with Donna," chatting with hosts Donna Introcaso, Nina Frye, and YOU. 

That's right, the phone lines will be open! Call in with a question for Michelle. You can also participate in the Live Chat. Visit the "Daytime with Donna" homepage, and click the "Live Chat" tab at the top of the screen. Type in a nickname, and click "Login." We will also be on the Live Chat. 
Here is a quick YouTube video on how to listen and call in:

International Showtimes (Michelle comes on after 15 minutes)

Honolulu: 8:00 AM
Anchorage: 10:00 AM
Seattle/San Francisco/Los Angeles/Vancouver/Phoenix/Las Vegas: 11:00 AM
Denver/Mexico City/Calgary/Regina/Yellowknife/Tegucigalpa: 12:00 PM
Chicago/Dallas/Houston/Winnipeg/Lima: 1:00 PM
Caracas: 1:30 PM
Detroit/Washington D.C./New York/Boston/Ottawa: 2:00 PM
Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro: 3:00 PM
Azores/Reykjavik/Casablanca: 6:00 PM
London/Lisbon/Abuja: 7:00 PM
Amsterdam/Rome/Paris/Madrid/Vienna/Berlin/Cairo: 8:00 PM
Jerusalem/Oslo/Prague/Cape Town/Belgrade: 8:00 PM
Athens/Helsinki/Jeddah/Kuwait City: 9:00 PM
Abu Dhabi/Tbilisi/Moscow: 10:00 PM
Kabul: 10:30 PM
Karachi: 11:00 PM
New Delhi/Mumbai/Colombo: 11:30 PM
Almaty: 12:00 AM Saturday
Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta: 1:00 AM Saturday
Singapore/Hong Kong/Manila/Taipei: 2:00 AM Saturday
Seoul/Tokyo: 3:00 AM on Saturday
Agana: 4:00 AM Saturday
Sydney: 5:00 AM Saturday
Suva: 6:00 AM Saturday
Auckland: 7:00 AM Saturday

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"A Duggar Loss" Recap

On tonight's episode of 19 Kids and Counting, "A Duggar Loss"...
  • The Duggars travel to New York City to announce Michelle's pregnancy on the Today Show. (Click here to watch the segment.) In the green room, the kids enjoy the smorgasbord of goodies provided by NBC while watching the first half of the broadcast.
  • During the early stages of her pregnancy, Michelle takes extra care to watch her diet, take vitamins, and exercise daily. 
  • Michelle and best friend Cindy visit Arkansas Children's Hospital with Jana and Josie. The doctors and nurses who sustained Josie's life when she was born at a mere 22 ounces are thrilled to see the healthy toddler walking, talking, and blowing kisses.
  • Back home, the Duggars gather in the living room to discuss baby names. If it is a boy, how about naming the child after his father? "I think there's only room for one Jim Bob in this family," says Michelle. "In this world," adds Jim Bob, smirking. But they add the name to their list nonetheless.
  • "This is going to end in disaster," says Jedidiah, as the kids throw out names faster than Mom and Dad can record them on paper.                                                                                                                   
    Jim Bob

  • The following day, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar head to the doctor's office for a special appointment. Soundman Bill Stefanacci will be the secret-keeper until he announces the baby's gender to the entire family.
  • The ultrasound technician searches for the baby's heartbeat. "I could tell by the look on her face that something wasn't right," Michelle tells TLC, devastated by the news that their baby had passed. "Your whole world turns upside down," shares Jim Bob. 
  • The doctor measures the baby at 16 weeks, 1 day; but Jill recalls recording the heartbeat at 17 weeks, 4 days. 
  • After the reality of the loss of their twenty-first child sinks in, Jim Bob and Michelle release their emotions in a heartfelt prayer.
  • Once home, the couple fights to keep their composure as they gather the troops and share the devastating news. "We have nineteen here and two with the Lord," Michelle explains.
  • Jim Bob makes his way around the living room, hugging and comforting each of his children. 
  • In the three days leading up to the stillbirth of Jubilee Shalom Duggar, Michelle pours her heart out to God and to her baby. (Hear her letter to Jubilee below.)
  • "She looked like a little Duggar, just in a tiny form," says the grieving mommy. "We are so grateful for the time that [God] gave us with her."
  • Jim Bob and Michelle invite their family and friends to celebrate Jubilee's short but meaningful life. They also invite the pastor who counseled them as teenagers and officiated their wedding twenty-eight years ago to speak. 
  • After the memorial service, the family gathers at a local cemetery to bury Jubilee. "We needed the closure, to be able to say goodbye," explains Michelle.
  • Michelle chooses the butterfly to symbolize her daughter's life.

    Jubilee Shalom Duggar from WMtek Inc on Vimeo.

    *The song played at the memorial service is "I Will Carry You" by Selah. Click here to listen

    Duggar Marathon & Season Finale

    Tune in to TLC this afternoon for a Duggar marathon, leading up to the hour-long, season six finale of 19 Kids and Counting.

    Starting at 3:00 PM EST/2:00 PM CST, the network will rerun most of the season six episodes, as well as others. (Click here for the complete schedule.)

    The heartbreaking season finale, "A Duggar Loss," premieres at 9PM EST/8PM CST. Be sure to grab a box of tissues before sitting down to watch.

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Duggar-Sized Dreams

    The Duggars are goal-oriented. From Jim Bob down through Jennifer, each family member has personal plans and ambitions. Let's take a look at what they hope to accomplish in the near and distant future.

    Jim Bob: "Invest in the lives of my children and grandchildren"

    Michelle: "Finish memorizing Matthew 5-7 and start violin lessons again"

    Josh: "Go to law school"

    Anna: "Make a difference for eternity"

    Jana: "Wife and mother"

    John-David: "Grow business" (John owns and manages a towing business)

    Jill: "Lead many people to Christ; get more medical training; learn Spanish; and go back to Central America"

    Jessa: "Serve God and others"

    Jinger: "Gain more photography skills"

    Joseph: "Read through the Bible three times in the next three years and learn more mechanical & construction skills"

    Josiah: "Finish high school; learn more Spanish; and work for Josh & John"

    Joy-Anna: "Be a wife and mother"

    Jedidiah: "Take photography courses and learn to play bass guitar"

    Jeremiah: "Learn to drive and graduate from high school"

    Jason: "Get my drivers license and find a cure for cancer"

    James: "Learn to fly an airplane"

    Justin: "Learn how to operate cranes and do construction work on big buildings"

    Jackson: "Be a cowboy and fireman!"

    Johannah: "Wear makeup; babysit little kids; and be a Mommy!"

    Jennifer: "Be a mommy and take care of my babies"

    Friday, March 23, 2012

    New Blog Features

    We have been busy adding new features to better serve YOU!

    The first is an Updates page, where you will find the latest Duggar announcements, as well as information on current giveaways. We have also added an FAQ page, which features the answers to frequently asked questions about Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and the dynamic, ever-expanding Duggar family.

    And keep checking our other pages for fresh information. The tabs are located at the top of the blog, directly under the collage header.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Duggars in Louisiana Friday

    The Duggars are still going strong on the political front. Today, they are scheduled to campaign at three locations.

    Friday, March 23:
    10:00am CT :
    Ouachita Parish Sheriff Office Shooting Range
    357 Sheriff Fewell Drive
    West Monroe, LA

    1:30pm CT :
    Holiday Inn Downtown
    102 Lake Street
    Shreveport, LA 71101

    7:00pm CT :
    Louisiana College, Granberry Conference Center
    1140 College Drive
    Pineville, LA 71360

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Jim Bob Duggar "Goldstein On Gelt"

    Here's another video interview for you, posted to YouTube only yesterday! Jim Bob Duggar talks with Doug Goldstein ("Goldstein On Gelt") about finances, investing, parenting,and much more.

    The product that Jim Bob refers to is Jim Sammons' Financial Freedom Seminar. Click here for details.

    Jill Duggar Interviews Russian Native

    While campaigning in Missouri, Jill Duggar interviewed Zoya, an 18-year-old who was adopted from Russia six years ago. (Since the interview, Zoya has been elected delegate.)

    Meet the Duggars in Louisiana

    The Duggars are in Louisiana campaigning for Rick Santorum. They will be at two locations today:

    12:15pm CST :
    Family Church in West Monroe
    320 Laird Street  
    West Monroe, LA

    7:00pm CT :
    Family Life Church
    2223 Dulles Drive
    Lafayette LA

    Click here to enter our latest giveaway.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    "19 Kids and Counting" Giveaway

    We are giving away THREE copies 19 Kids and Counting, season four. Keep reading to find out how to enter!
    A package of four DVDs (15.5 hours of footage), season four follows the Duggars as they welcome micro-preemie Josie Brooklyn, adjust to life in Little Rock, rejoice at Josie's homecoming, survive a chicken pox epidemic, celebrate Mackynzie's first birthday, and everything in between.


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    Michelle Duggar on American Family Radio

    Michelle Duggar joined Fred Jackson and Jeremy Wiggins from the American Family Association for a phone interview yesterday.

    Videos no longer available

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    "Boys Day Out" Recap

    This week on 19 Kids and Counting, "Boys Day Out"...
    • Jim Bob and his nine youngest sons (all but Josh), load up and drive to Fort Rock Family Camp for a father-son camp out. 
    • Joy attempts to bake cookies for the guys. Unaware that the convection oven has to be turned down 100 degrees, she burns the first batch. But Duggars don't give up that easily. 
    • "Whenever I make a mistake, I like to go back and just do it all over again," says Joy. Her second batch is a success!
    • After enjoying dinner and fellowship at Fort Rock, the boys head to their cabin. The following day, they are immersed in an intense game of laser tag.
    • When the camera crew jokingly accuses Jim Bob of pushing Josiah out from behind a hay bale, causing him to be shot, Jim Bob replies, laughingly, "I didn't know you caught that on tape...sorry Josiah." 
    • But Jim Bob gets his in the end. Justin, who is on the opposing team, "kills" him twice. The little ones, especially Justin, turn out to be some of the best players. 
    • On the way home, Jim Bob stops at a florist shop--not the typical way to end a father-son camp out. To express their gratefulness for the girls, each of the boys picks out a flower for one of his sisters.

    "Boys Day Out" Tonight on TLC

    New episode of 19 Kids and Counting tonight on TLC!

    9:00 PM EST/8:00 PM CST: 19 Kids and Counting, "Boys Day Out"
    It's a fun day out for the Duggar boys! Watch as Jim Bob takes his sons to Fort Rock, Arkansas, for a father/son camp out. But before they leave, Joy Anna has a special treat in store for the boys -- that is, if she doesn't burn them first. 

    Monday, March 19, 2012

    Another Duggar Book Coming Soon!

    This just in: The Duggars have just announced that their girls are in the process writing a book, with a possible title of Growing Up Duggar. The release date has not yet been determined.

    Thanks to one of our loyal readers for the tip, which was originally found on the blog "A Wise Woman Builds Her House."

    Duggars in Illinois

    The Duggars are campaigning in Illinois! They are currently at a Santorum rally at the Rockford Venetian Club (2180 Elmwood Road). 
    Rick Santorum is scheduled to be in Dixon, Moline, and East Peoria later today. 
    It has not been confirmed whether the Duggars will be there, but there is a good chance.

    12:00pm CST :
    Reagan Statue
    Dixon Waterfront
    Dixon, IL

    3:00pm CST :
    Moline Club
    513 16th Street
    Moline, IL 61265

    7:30pm CST :
    Davis Bros Restaurant
    2402 East Washington Street
    East Peoria, IL 61611

    Click here to watch "19 Reasons & Counting to Vote for Rick Santorum," a video 
    produced by the Duggar family. 

    Saturday, March 17, 2012

    Duggar Family Blog Archives: Josh and John Save a Life

    We are re-posting this riveting news story for those of you who were not readers in February 2010.

    When three vehicles collided in front of Josh Duggar's car lot, he and John sprung into action to save the life of six-year-old Maddye Plascensia.

    At the time of the accident, Maddye, a passenger in one of the vehicles, had been eating chicken nuggets.

    "I thought fender bender, no big deal, happens quite often here actually. And then I realized there was a little girl,” Josh told 40/29 News.

    After carrying the unconscious six-year-old inside, John Duggar began CPR, while Josh called 911. Both men are grateful to have been able to help, but they refuse to take credit, telling the public that they were just a small piece of the puzzle. Josh credits the Springdale paramedics for taking over and quickly reviving Maddye, who was then airlifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

    Click here to listen to Josh's call with the 911 dispatcher.

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    Josie Duggar's Bebe Doos

    According to Jessa, "Duggar babies are usually bald for the first year or two." And the adorable Josie Duggar was no exception. The following video shows her at seventeen months, sporting a pair of Bebe Doos.
    Interested in purchasing Bebe Doos for the infants in your life?

    Video no longer available
    How much hair are babies in your family born with?

    Duggars in Missouri

    At 10:30 AM CST, the Duggars will be in Osage Beach, Missouri, for a Santorum rally. The rally will be held at the Main Street Music Hall (5845 Osage Beach Parkway).

    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Old Duggar Family Photos

    Check out these old photos of the Duggar family!

     Jedidiah and Jeremiah Duggar 
    at the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch in 2006

     Jim Bob Duggar and the kids 
    building their 7,000 square-foot home

     Duggar family
    16 kids and counting

     Jessa Duggar

     Josiah Duggar at the Parsons Ranch

     Joy-Anna Duggar

     ATI Big Sandy Homeschool Conference 2007

     Duggars at the Springdale Demolition Derby

    Josiah, Joseph, and Jim Bob Duggar
    at the Demolition Derby

     Duggars on a trail ride in southern New Mexico

     Johannah Duggar

     Duggars at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri

     Duggars at Disneyland

     Joseph and Jinger Duggar

     Jackson Duggar

     Joy-Anna, Johannah, and Jana Duggar

     Jason and Jana Duggar

     Duggar pyramid

    Duggar boys violinin'