Thursday, January 30, 2014

Courtship Turns Into Engagement

The Duggars are excited to attend yet another Bates wedding this spring. After two years of getting to know each other and two months of courting, Alyssa Bates and John Webster have made plans to tie the knot. On January 16th, while 19-year-old Alyssa was in Orlando visiting the Webster family, John took her out on a special date at Disney Resort and popped the question...and she said yes! The future Mr. and Mrs. Webster have planned their wedding for May 24th.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

19 Weddings and Counting

Give us your best prediction. Three years from now, how many Duggars will be married, engaged, or courting? And how many grand-Duggars will there be?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet the Duggars at Big Sandy 2014

Alert Cadets at the 2010 conference
Every spring, the Duggars pile into their 15-bunk bus and head down to Big Sandy, Texas, for the annual ATI (Advanced Training Institute) homeschool conference. This year, the organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the Duggars want you to be there. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar attended their first ATI event (the Basic Seminar) thirty years ago, and they have been using the principles they learned to train and disciple their children ever since. 
Duggar kids sing "I've Been Redeemed"

Tuesday, April 22-Friday, 25, 2014
Duggars to attend the ATI Regional Conference
Jim Bob and Michelle will speak on "The Secret to Making God the Head of Your Home"
Click here for registration information

This conference is open to the public, although the cost is higher for non-ATI members.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

More Photos of Jessa and Ben

When new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting air this spring, the Duggars will reveal the details of Jessa Duggars' courtship with Ben Seewald, which began in September 2013. Until then, here are some pictures of the two lovebirds:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Duggars at the ProLifeCon

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, along with several of their children, met up with Josh and Anna this week in Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life. While there, the parents of 19 spoke at the Family Research Council ProLifeCon. The full video recording of the conference is embedded below. The Duggars come in at 3:05:04.

Note: although the emcee announces that season 8 of 19 Kids and Counting premieres on March 11th, TLC has informed us that the date is subject to change. We will let you know when they make their final decision.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Episodes on March 11th?

Rumor has it that season 8 of 19 Kids and Counting premieres on March 11th. Is this true?

While TLC has assured us that new episodes of the Duggars will return around that time, the date is subject to change. We will let you know when the network has made its final decision.

On another note, Growing Up Duggar is set to release in less than six weeks! The four oldest Duggar girls have been hard at work, and their book is finally ready to hit the shelves. See what Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger have to say about life with 18 brothers and sisters. (Click here for details.)

Rallying for Life in DC

It was well below freezing in Washington D.C. this morning, but the Duggars bundled up and joined other pro-life Americans at the March for Life.

Josh and Anna Duggar and their three kiddos were thrilled to spend some quality family time with Jim Bob and Michelle and several of the Duggar kids.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Duggar Parental Guidance Full Interview

Looking for practical parenting advice? Tried-and-true organization tips for the home? Suggestions for developing and maintaining a strong family relationship? Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recently sat down with representatives from Niceville United Methodist in Niceville, Florida. Here's the full interview:

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Young Josh Duggar

The Duggars first appeared on TV when Josh was 16, but what did the oldest Duggar look like as a child? Here are a few photos of the young Josh Duggar, courtesy of his wife, Anna. Do you see any resemblance to other Duggar boys?

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Duggar Parental Guidance

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recently sat down with representatives from Niceville United Methodist in Niceville, Florida, to share practical parenting tips for the church's upcoming sermon series. Here's the video of their interview:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Make Deviled Eggs Like a Duggar

Anna Duggar and four-year-old Mackynzie spent some quality, mother-daughter time together this evening. Mackynzie enjoys helping in the kitchen, so the two Duggars decided to whip up a special treat...deviled egg boats. Here's the recipe and a photo:

Deviled Egg Boats

    12 hard-boiled eggs
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    2 teaspoons vinegar (white or cider)
    1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 red, orange, yellow, or green bell peppers

  1. Peel the eggs, then slice each one in half to make boats. Place the yolks in a medium-sized bowl and mash them with a fork. Add the mustard and the vinegar, then add the mayonnaise, stirring until the consistency is smooth but not soupy. 
  2. Next, make the sails. To do this, cut each pepper into 1-inch-wide strips, then cut the strips into 1-inch squares, and slice each square in half diagonally.
  3.  Fill the egg-white halves with the yolk mixture. Stick the sail upright into the filling and sprinkle with paprika. Makes two dozen.

Recipe courtesy of Spoonful.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Duggar Meet and Greet

This Wednesday, join the Duggars on Capitol Hill. From 8:30 to 10:30am, the family will be at the Hyatt Regency, and they want you to be there, too. Following the meet and greet, the Duggars will head over to the March for Life. Here are the details for all the family's upcoming events:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8-9pm
Students for Life of America National Conference
Duggars to speak and receive the 2013 Defender of Life Award

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will speak at the event, as will Josh Duggar, their oldest son. The family has not yet decided whether any other Duggars will be in attendance.

Tickets purchased ahead of time are $50 for students and $70 for other attendees ($45 and $60 if you register by December 31st). On-site registration is $60 for students and $70 for other attendees.

First Baptist Church of Glenarden
(one of the largest African-American churches in the D.C. Metro Area)
600 Watkins Park Dr.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

Click here for more details about the award.
Click here to register.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:30-10:30am
Meet and greet the Duggars and the Santorum family
Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill 
Congressional A/Lobby Level (400 New Jersey, NW)
Washington D.C.
Breakfast pastries and drinks
Click here to reserve a spot (tickets are free but are required)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00pm
Duggars to attend the 2014 Rally and March for Life in Washington D.C.
Rally takes place on the National Mall from 12pm-1pm; March follows at 1pm 
March ends at the building of the Supreme Court of the United States on Capitol Hill
Click here for more information