Saturday, June 30, 2018

Message from Josiah and Lauren Duggar

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson tied the knot today, and they could not be more thrilled. In the TLCme video below, the newlyweds share a message with viewers.

Photo/video courtesy of UP

Josiah and Lauren Are Married!

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are married
Another Duggar wedding is in the bag. Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are officially husband and wife. The couple was married today at John Brown University's Cathedral of the Ozarks, the same location where Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo had their special day in November 2016.

Lauren found her gown at The White Dress Boutique and the dresses worn by her eight bridesmaids were sewn by Jana Duggar and Anna Duggar.

PEOPLE Magazine has the exclusive story, as well as a picture. (Click here to be redirected to their website.)

Photo courtesy Josiah Duggar/

Friday, June 29, 2018

Watch Garrett's Delivery NOW

Although it has not yet aired on TLC, Garrett Duggar's delivery is available on Even in the midst of the pain, Kendra stays pretty calm. She even has a smile on her face between contractions. Her support system during labor is made up of Joe, her mom, and her sister Lauren. Below are the links to parts one and two of the mini birth special.

On another note, Kendra's mom announced another pregnancy soon before Garrett's delivery.

Garrett's Birth Special Part 1
Garrett's Birth Special Part 2

Photo is property of; used with permission

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Duggar Love is in the Air!

John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett courting
John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett

We know you are eager to see more photos of the newest Duggar couple, John and Abbie. John is 28, while Abbie is 26. As mentioned in their courtship announcement video, they have known of each other for several years but didn't become friends until a couple months ago.

Photo is property of and may not be used without written permission. To view the full photo album, visit the Duggars' website

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Watch Garrett's Birth

The new season of Counting On doesn't officially start until July 30th, but TLC will air a sneak peek of Garrett's birth ahead of the season premiere. The 30-minute mini-special airs at 10:30pm on Friday, July 6th, and 1:30am on Saturday, July 7th. Be sure to tune in.

In the first glimpse, Joseph and Kendra Duggar are ready to welcome their baby. With 10 days to go until her due date, Kendra goes into labor and heads to the hospital. Only a few hours later, she gives birth to their baby boy, Garrett David Duggar.

Photo courtesy TLC

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

John and Abbie

Earlier today, we made a big announcement: John-David is in a courtship! Below is a photo of John and his sweetie, Abbie Burnett.

John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett

Photo courtesy

John is in a Courtship!

John-David Duggar courting Abbie Burnett

"We fell in love very quickly."
-John-David Duggar

THIS JUST IN. John-David Duggar is in a courtship! Her name is Abbie Burnett. She is a 26-year-old nurse who lives in Oklahoma.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

News from Joe and Kendra

Garrett Duggar is two weeks old! Parents Joseph and Kendra Duggar have been working on a website that is now up and running. (We received word today that the news can officially be shared.) Below are a few snapshots of baby Garrett, with more available on the new site.

Garrett David Duggar
Garrett David Duggar

 Kendra Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar

Garrett Duggar newborn
Garrett Duggar

Photos are property of; used with permission

Sunday, June 24, 2018

International Readers: Meet Baby Garrett

Joseph Duggar Kendra Duggar Garrett Duggar

Last week, we shared the first TLC video featuring Garrett Duggar, and the week before, we posted a clip of Joseph and Kendra Duggar that was filmed during the weeks leading up to Garrett's arrival.

Due to geographical restrictions that are placed on many TLC videos, our international readers are often unable to view them. The network has just uploaded both clips to YouTube, so we have embedded them below for your convenience. Enjoy!

Photo/videos courtesy TLC

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Anna's 30th

Today is Anna Duggar's birthday, but it's not just any's the big 3-0! That means it's also the 10-year anniversary of Josh and Anna's engagement. Hope you have a wonderful day, Anna.

Photos courtesy, Josh and Anna Duggar

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gideon and Duke

Gideon Forsyth is just two days away from his four-month milestone. Below, he is pictured with Uncle Josiah Duggar and friend Duke Swanson. If you're wondering why Duke has the same last name as Josiah's fiance, Lauren Swanson, it's because he is Lauren's youngest brother. The boys were born two days apart.

Josiah Duggar with Duke Swanson and Gideon Forsyth
Josiah Duggar with Duke Swanson (left) and Gideon Forsyth (right)

Photo courtesy Joy and Austin Forsyth/

Dillards Celebrate 4 Years

Today is Jill and Derick Dillard's four-year wedding anniversary!

Did you know that all the Duggar weddings so far have taken place between May 26th and November 5th, with two in September and two in November? And it looks like Josiah and Lauren's special day will fall into that time frame, as well. Maybe the next Duggar to get engaged will tie the knot in the winter months.

Jill and Derick Dillard
Jill and Derick Dillard
Celebrating Jill's birthday (May 17th) with a free chocolate mess
from MarketPlace Grill

Photo courtesy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Garrett's 1st Video

Joseph Duggar Kendra Duggar Garrett Duggar

In this video clip, Joseph and Kendra Duggar introduce fans to their son, Garrett Duggar. Standing in front of a "Welcome Home, Baby Boy" banner, they share how excited they are to be parents and how emotional it was to meet their child.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Monday, June 18, 2018

Duggar Babies By Weight

Since 2009, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have welcomed 11 grandchildren, and they are looking forward to the due date of their 12th in July. More than half of those babies have been born weighing between 9 lbs, 3 oz and 10 lbs, 3 oz. This topic comes up quite a bit in the comments section, so we have created a list showing each baby's weight and length. The colors indicate individual families.

For those of you who have children, how large were your babies at birth? If you don't have kids, do you know how much you weighed and how long you measured?

Gideon Martyn Forsyth: 10 lbs, 3 oz (22 inches long)
Spurgeon Elliot Seewald: 9 lbs, 11 oz (21.25 inches long)
Israel David Dillard: 9 lbs, 10 oz (23 inches long)
Samuel Scott Dillard: 9 lbs, 10 oz (22 inches long)
Marcus Anthony Duggar: 9 lbs, 3 oz (21 inches long)
Mason Garrett Duggar: 9 lbs, 1 oz (22 inches long)
Henry Wilberforce Seewald: 8 lbs, 11 oz (21.75 inches long) 
Michael James Duggar: 8 lbs, 5 oz (21 inches long)
Mackynzie Renee Duggar: 8 lbs (19.5 inches long)
Meredith Grace Duggar: 7 lbs, 14 oz (20.5 inches long)
Garrett David Duggar: 7 lbs, 8 oz (20.5 inches long)

Josh and Anna Duggar
Joseph and Kendra Duggar

Photos courtesy of, Josh and Anna Duggar,

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day 2018

Happy Father's Day to Jim Bob, Josh, Derick, Jeremy, Ben, Joseph, Austin, and all the dads out there!

Jim Bob Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Johannah Duggar, Jordyn Duggar,
Jim Bob Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Johannah Duggar, Jordyn Duggar,
Jennifer Duggar, Josie Duggar

Jim Bob Duggar, Jinger Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Michelle Duggar

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

Ben Seewald, Jessa Seewald, Henry Seewald
Ben Seewald, Jessa Seewald, Henry Seewald

Israel Dillard, Derick Dillard
Israel Dillard, Derick Dillard

Kendra Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar
Kendra Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar

Photos courtesy of,,,

Last photo is property of and may not be used without written permission. To view the official birth announcement, visit the Duggars' website.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Pram Giveaway

Don't you just love it when you receive a product in the mail, only to find that the quality well exceeds your expectations? That's exactly what happened when I received my pram/stroller/buggy from A few weeks ago, a representative from the company contacted me about partnering for a giveaway, and while their products look good online, I was pleasantly surprised that they look even better in person.

Founded in 2013 with the goal of becoming the world's largest pram store, is a family-owned business that now offers more than 60 brands of prams and a variety of other baby items. They are based in Europe, but they ship around the world.

I am thrilled to announce that I am giving away a Commo Lightweight Buggy by Knorr Baby, compliments of I have reviewed a duplicate of the product and am extremely impressed by how sturdy it is, while still being lightweight and easy to maneuver.

The stroller has an adjustable footrest and backrest, both of which are surprisingly simple and intuitive to adjust. The basket underneath the stroller has enough space to stow all the necessities and could easily fit a moderately-sized diaper bag. And the best part is that it's easy to fold for storage or travel. Although not suitable for newborns, this pram can be used for children as young as six months old and as heavy as 35 pounds.

If you are a parent or are looking for a gift for a friend or family member who has young kiddos, you'll want to follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter this giveaway.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Michael Turns 7

Wishing Michael Duggar a very happy 7th birthday! Michael is No. 2 of the 11 (soon to be 12) Duggar grandchildren, and he is Josh and Anna Duggar's second oldest child.

Photos courtesy, Josh and Anna Duggar

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kendra's Maternity Photos

The newest Duggar addition, Garrett David Duggar, is now six days old. Just before their little man's June 8th arrival, Joseph and Kendra Duggar had maternity photos taken.

For those who have been asking, new episodes of Counting On return to TLC on July 30th.

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell Duggar maternity
Joseph Duggar and Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar

Photos courtesy DCL. Visit the TLC website to view more maternity photos of Joe and Kendra.

Video Featuring Lawson Bates

Hi blog readers! For those who are also fans of the Bates family, we encourage you to head on over to our Bates blog to watch a special video that Ellie and her husband filmed with Lawson Bates earlier this week.

Lawson Bates What Country Means to Me

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Michelle and Samuel

Michelle Duggar and Samuel Dillard

Now that Jill and Derick Dillard are no longer part of Counting On, fans rarely see footage of them interacting with the rest of the Duggar family. Below are two new videos of Michelle Duggar playing with grandson Samuel Dillard at the "big house." Michelle is now called Grandma Duggar, while Jim Bob's mother is Grandma Mary.

Photo and videos are property of and may not be used without written permission. Visit the Dillards' website for more.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Garrett is 3 Days Old

For those who haven't yet heard the news, Joseph and Kendra Duggar welcomed their son, Garrett David Duggar, on June 8th. All the details, as well as a video message from the parents, can be found on Saturday's post. Garrett was the lightest of the 11 Duggar grandchild, although only six ounces lighter than cousin Meredith Duggar.

Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar
Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar

Photo is property of and may not be used without written permission. To view the official birth announcement, visit the Duggars' website.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Joe and Kendra Welcome a Baby Boy

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell Duggar baby Garrett David Duggar

The newest grand-Duggar has arrived! Garrett David Duggar was born yesterday, June 8th, weighing 7lbs 8oz and measuring 20.5 inches long. What's the story behind the name Garrett? It's Joe's middle name, as well as Michelle's father's first name. It also happens to be the middle name that Josh and Anna Duggar chose for their fifth child, Mason.

Garrett made his appearance nine days ahead of his June 17th due date, on Joseph and Kendra Duggar’s nine-month anniversary. Both mom and baby are doing well. To view the first photo of the family of three, visit the Duggars’ website.

The new parents share a message with fans in the video below.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Friday, June 8, 2018

Izzy and Sam

It has been a little while since we have shared new photos of the Dillard boys, and these pictures are just too cute not to post. Hope they brighten up your Friday.

Samuel Dillard
Samuel Dillard

Israel Dillard
Israel Dillard

Photos courtesy

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jed, Jer, and Jason Do Prison Ministry

For those wondering what the unmarried Duggar adults have been doing, we have an update to share. Last week, Jedidiah Duggar (19), Jeremiah Duggar (19), and Jason Duggar (18) took part in prison ministry, alongside several other men. They partnered with the staff from Journey to the Heart.

If you are a longtime reader of the blog, you have probably heard us mention Journey to the Heart. It is a spiritual retreat, initially created for young people but now available for older adults, in which many of the Duggar kids have participated. The goal is to focus, for several days, on the Lord and to discover his Love in a deeper way.

Jedidiah Duggar with Josiah Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar
Jedidiah Duggar (right) with Josiah Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar

Jeremiah Duggar 
Jeremiah Duggar

Jason Duggar
Jason Duggar

Photos courtesy

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Henry Seewald, 16 Months Old

It's hard to believe that Henry Seewald turns 16 months old tomorrow! That means that today is older brother Spurgeon Seewald's two-year-and-seven-month "birthday." Below is a new photo of Henry. Don't you just love his wispy, little curls?

Henry Seewald, 16 months
Henry Seewald, 16 months

Photo courtesy 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Giveaway and a New Website

Happy Monday to my wonderful blog readers. I (blog author Ellie) have a big announcement to share with all of you. My lifestyle blog,, has a brand new look! The design process took several weeks, but the new layout is officially up and running.

To celebrate, I'm running a summer-themed giveaway. To enter, visit me at While you're there, drop me a note to let me know what you think of the new website. I value your feedback.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jana's Garden 2018

Last month, we posted pictures showing the early stages of Jana Duggar's garden. Progress is well underway, and everything looks just as fantastic as it did last year. Below are a few snapshots. 
The first photo shows a structure that Jana built as a trellis for her pole beans to climb up.

Jana Duggar works in her garden
Jana Duggar works in her garden

Jana Duggar garden

Jana Duggar garden

Photos courtesy

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Marcus Turns 5

Wishing Marcus Duggar a very happy 5th birthday! He's the third oldest child of Josh and Anna Duggar and the third oldest grandchild of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and he has the sweetest little smile.

Photos courtesy, Josh and Anna Duggar

Friday, June 1, 2018

No Wedding Yet

Josiah and Lauren have been engaged for about three months, although the official wedding date has not been made public. Below is a photo of the couple enjoying a picnic on a beautiful summer night, accompanied by Lauren's little brothers. Aren't they cute?

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson with Lauren's brothers

Photo courtesy Josiah Duggar/