About Us

Thanks for stopping by! Our blog is the premiere source for factual, encouraging information about Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 kids.

Just to be clear, this blog is not written by or officially endorsed by the Duggars. However, we are friends of the family, and they appreciate our blog.

We are a mother-daughter research and writing team that began blogging during the summer of 2009. Our intent was to spend quality time together while becoming Internet-savvy. Our first project was a food blog. Just before ringing in 2010, we started the Duggar Family Blog, which follows the lives of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children, stars of the hit TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting (2008-2015).

A few years later, we launched a blog about another reality TV family. The Bates Family Blog provides the latest updates on Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 children, whose lives are documented in Bringing Up Bates (UP TV). In 2015 at the request of our readers, Ellie started the lifestyle blog Nashville Wife.

Our goal has always been, and will continue to be, to provide our readers with factual and encouraging information.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Contact Email: DuggarFamilyBlog@gmail.com
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Anonymous said...


I am so looking forward to seeing the DUGGARS 9-17-2013 they have been gone to long this is the best most up lifting show ever. LOVE IT

Anonymous said...

hi, I just wondering if the duggars are planning anymore kids or have they agreed to adoption which I think is wonderful for a child with no parnets. thanks

Anonymous said...

hi from the green isle :) i LOVE the Duggar family it's my dream to meet them someday! Also I LOVE this blog that ye are doing! Whenever I'm online this is one of the first pages I check! I have watched the majority of their episodes but my problem is that i live across the pond in Ireland! i would like to know if there is a way that i can watch their new series online for free as my parents will not let me pay to watch episodes online. My only way is Youtube I would appreciate any help ye can give me but if you do not have time to reply that's ok also :) thank you and may God bless you on this pleasant day

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous from the green isle,

The newest episodes is now on YouTube. Here's the link to the post that contains the links: http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/new-episode-on-youtube.html

We are glad to have you as a reader:)

~Lily and Ellie

Unknown said...

I'm curious would the Duggars ever allow any of their children (male or female) to serve in the military?

Prince said...

Hello - Do you know when the 2nd episode of Season 12 will be on Amazon? The first episode took 3 days to post. We don't have TV, this is the only way I know how to watch the show. If you know of a better please share :)

Lily and Ellie said...

@Prince

Hi Prince,

Not sure when the newest episodes will be uploaded to Amazon. They are usually posted within 1-2 days of airing. You can watch last week's episodes ("An Emotional Goodbye" and "Farm Fresh Duggars") on iTunes.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Hi Lilly & Ellie, just wanted to let everyone know that "An Emotional Goodbye" & "Farm Fresh Duggar's" is now available to watch on YouTube. Thanks for all that you do on your blog. I love watching the Duggars from the very beginning & your blog is terrific.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Thanks for the heads-up Anonymous! Glad you enjoy our blog. Thanks for being a loyal reader. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I watch your show every week. I was wondering how do you homeschool your children when they are all different ages?

Anonymous said...

Do you regulate the advertising? There is one on here now that is most innappropriate to young eyes.

Angela

Anonymous said...

Hi, I tried posting this earlier but not sure that I put it through properly. Anyhow, I am a big fan of the Duggar family & adore your site. I check it just about daily. I was a bit taken back by an advertisement that you are allowing to be promoted & shown on your site it says it's for "male gamers" and is called "WARTUNE" along w/a picture of a woman who is barely covered in a chain that is supposed to serve as a bikini along w/her cleavage hanging out. I was under the impression that this is a wholesom family oriented site and have often checked for updates w/my younger daughters who are 6 & 7yrs old hanging over my shoulder since they are fans as well. I am hoping you will consider having it removed & refrain from having such ads on your site. I would feel very hesitant visiting this site again knowing such material is on here. Thanks, and other than that, I really think your site it great. So please consider. Thanks again, Lisa

Unknown said...

Wow, I'm blown away. Congrats on all your beautiful children! God has obviously blessed your family.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Angela,

We have implemented strict ad filters, but ads are different for each reader and are influenced by a number of factors. If you email us the url that the ad takes you to when you click on it, we will block it manually.

~Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Lisa,

Sorry for the delayed response! We have implemented strict ad filters, but ads are sometimes different for each reader and are influenced by a number of factors. If you email us the url that the ad takes you to when you click on it, we will block it manually. :)

Thanks for your kind words about our blog. We are glad to have you as a reader.

~Lily and Ellie

Deidre said...

Hello Duggar Family!
My Family lives in Boynton Beach, Florida. We are new to the area and would like to know the church you are affiliated with. Is there a church in our area that embraces your beliefs? Please fill me in if you can.

Thank you,

Deidre Neal

Anonymous said...

I was watching the flee market show, and the girls were making cookies. I would like to know what machine they were using to mix the batter. I would like to get one. I love watching the show. Michelle has more patience than anyone I know.
Thank you Keleen Hough (houghfamily@peoplepc.com)

Lily and Ellie said...

@Deidre

Hi Deidre,

The Duggars are Bible-believing, (conservative) Evangelical Christians.

Their roots are in the Baptist Church, and they still feel a close connection to that denomination. They refer to themselves as independent Baptist but left their Baptist church years ago to start a home church fellowship with other like-minded families. The main reason was that they desired to study the Bible together as a family, instead of in separate classrooms.

Hope this answers your question. God Bless,
Lily and Ellie

Michelle said...

My daughter and I would like to know if the Duggars will be coming to FL in the future? My daughter says she would love to stay with them for a day. They are truly a inspiration to our family and all the other Christian familys. We love you.

Anonymous said...

We do not have cable, but love watching the Duggars on dvd. We have Seasons 1-5 on dvd and my daughter watches them constantly. She knows all children by name, and wants more Duggar dvd's for Christmas. I have not been able to find any dvd's for sale online after Season 5. Can you tell me if there are any available and where I can find them? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord Jim Bob and Michelle! My heart was touched so much on the episode when Josh wife sister got married. How they waited to kiss or anything till they were married, Also how your girls talked about waiting till marriage and how they talked about if your not happy when you are single you won't be happy when you get married, I pray that this touched the lives of our young generation. I believe in that to but I was not raised in a Christian home but now I am a born again Christian, It does make a big difference in our lives when we wait till marriage to be with another of opposite sex. I did not wait and it did impact me life.But the Lord gave me a new life and praise God for his mercy. Thankyou so much for showing that and I pray that young ones out there watched and it touched their lives. These days so much is against families and their children and not having the Lord in their homes. God Bless your family and I pray that your family stays on tv to touch many other families, And that if we put God first and the most important in our lives many family fives will be put back together and be happy in the Lord. It touched me your gentle and meek spirit and how you talk to and have compassion on others and Christ shines through you and it shows also in your family., It must have been hard to care for your children when they were little. How did you do it? I know the Lord gave you the strength, But wow hardly no sleep.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous


Hi Anonymous,

Seasons 1-5 are the only seasons that are on DVD so far. You can purchase the newer episodes digitally on Amazon or iTunes. Maybe that would work as a Christmas gift for your daughter?

~Lily and Ellie

mami dominicana said...

good morning

I am Ada, I am new here . I am a single mother of 3 children and grandmother to twins . I work a 30 hour schedule and I have a babysitting job at times.
I need help in finding ways to make money or get financial stable and not have to be struggling all the times.
I do not have a tv or computers at home.
my kids have been doing their homework on my phone.
we do not eat out. we don't go out. my kids get on present a year and that is around tax time.
we have not traveled for a few years.
I have two sick children.
I am part of my church. I do volunteer work when I can.
I just need help in finding ways to better myself and my kids.

PLEASE

ada

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I was wondering why the Duggar girls/women, and even Anna, are always either barefoot or wearing flip flops or open sandals while the men/boys are always wearing closed shoes. Is this some sort of religious thing? Why can't the girls wear closed shoes also?

Anonymous said...

When can we expect to see Erin Bates wedding on TV? Also, Zach Bates is to wed in December, will that be televised and if so, when?

TBH123 said...

Thanks for having this Blog!!!! LOVE IT!!!

Unknown said...

I just saw a n episode where Joseph was going away for 9 weeks. Michelle stood several feet away and told him she was going to miss him, but did not hug him. I understand the no hugs between boy and girls, but why do the parents not hug their children?

tj79 said...

Do the Duggars make their own shampoo and do they have a recipe?

Lily and Ellie said...

@tj79

Hi tj79,

The Duggars haven't mentioned anything about a shampoo recipe, but that's something you could try searching for online:)

Enjoy your weekend!
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I spent hours last night sending positive comments, don't know why they are not getting posted. Think my account is not set up properly. Can u tell on your end what the problem is? Sincerely, Nat and Linda

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Nat and Linda,

We just moderated last night's comments (it has been a crazy week), and we saw a few from you. Do you see all the ones that you posted?

Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Thankyou, thankyou, for posting our comments, we so appreciate all you do and supplying us with factual information. Its nice to have a safe site that is filtered from so much horrible statements that you can come across on other sites.Hope you keep on doing us such a wonderful service. Godspeed to you and yours! Sincerely, Linda and Natalie

Anonymous said...

Just wondering, do the Duggars ever look at the posts or even read your site?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 36,

The Duggars do look at our site. Here's a funny story for you: Anna told us last year about a time she was making dinner and couldn't find a family recipe, so she looked it up on our blog:)

Thanks for reading!
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Have you seen all the updates with the Bates Family? Two married Erin and Zach and now two courting Alyssa and Michael!! Exciting stuff, thought your viewers might want an update

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Destiney. I just wanted to Thank the duggars, for encouraging me to not stress about the small things. I'm 19 years old, married and with my beautiful 7 month old baby. I feel as a lot of people look down and judge. After watching the show, I felt a calm feeling wash over me. So thank you, Michelle. Also, I have tons of Questions... But I'll ask one by one so they are sure to be answered. How can I as a young mother, be the best mom when it comes to disciplining my child??? I'm so new to this, but I don't believe in spanking my children. Thanks, love from Springfield, MO

Lynne Decock said...

Hi! I was watching the Duggars show this morning. It is the show where Mr. & Mrs. Are on a marriage retreat. The kids and gramma were taking care of the littles. My thought was whether the older girls would write a book on what they said at the birthday party about relationships with guys. I think a lot of Moms would love to have their perspective in order to train the young girls in our lives. Please pass this on, if you could. Let me know. Email: Adrenalynne5@yahoo.com

Lily and Ellie said...

@Lynne Decock

Hi Lynne,

The four oldest Duggar girls are writing a book that focuses on the key relationships in a girl's life (relationship with self, parents, siblings, friends, boys, and God). More details on the Updates page: http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/p/updates.html

~Lily and Ellie

Unknown said...

Jana is ridiculously gorgeous and should be a model. Josiah is super cute and I have a huge crush on him though I am about 9 years older. Jordyn is just an adorable little muffin, <3 to you all.

Anonymous said...

When will the new season be on? I love the show watch the reruns everyday and can't wait until the new season

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 43,

TLC is hoping to air new episodes starting in March, but we will post the details once they give us a specific date.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...



Blanket training


Blanket training is an approach used to train toddlers and pre-schoolers to attain self-discipline. Proponents believe that with consistent training, the child will acquire an ability to play contentedly and quietly by her/himself for an extended period of time.

A parent designates a certain amount of time (usually 15–45 minutes, depending on the age of the child) that a child must sit by him/herself on a blanket on the floor. The child is not permitted to leave the perimeter of the blanket, and may play quietly with a toy while seated on the blanket. The desired outcome is that after daily training in this manner, eventually the child will sit and play quietly on the blanket whenever and wherever the child is asked to do so.

The blanket training method may result in negative developmental outcomes. A child's cognitive skills are just developing at this age and by restricting a child from movement, exploration physically and mentally, and vocalizing their feelings will severely inhibit a child's developmental process. Blanket training is not a recommended form of self-discipline.

Known practitioners of the practice include the Duggars [1]
Also another practice is that will take the child's arm and put it outside the blanket zone and slap the kids hand so he will appear to know that he is doing bad they are required to spank the child 6 times a day. I know this sounds crazy but do a little research and you will see the truth the duggers are very Occult like

Anonymous said...

At first I couldn't imagine why anyone would want so many children.........but..........after finally catching up on all the episodes as I couldn't watch them at first because I just didn't believe in having so many children, I now understand. Because of watching their show I can see the love they all have for each other. It is so inspiring to see how the older Duggars just pitch in and help and there is no bickering amongst them. Jim Bob and Michele are so blest with having God's greatest gift, the gift of life. I wish them all the best.

Anonymous said...

I love this blog after a day!! to come and reflect and learn something new to add into my parenting. I would love to know all or some of the books the duggars have read to help them with parenting girls. I am trying to find some good Christian books that I can read with my daughter about sex, and dating and emotions that girls feel. during the tween or teen years.

Anonymous said...

02/04/14 08:46 A.M. I WONDER IF YOUR FAMILY COULD STAR IN THE CIRCUS SOL LEI IN LAS VEGAS? FOR YOUR T.V. SHOW. I THINK THEY SUSPEND FROM AN INVISIBLE WIRE THAT SPRINGS BACK FOR SAFETY. JOHANNA JUMPED AROUND ON THE BEDS....AND ON THE STOOLS...AND LANDED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE STOOLS LEGS. LIKE A STUNT WOMAN. I THOUGHT I MET A WOMAN THAT LOOKED LIKE ANNA.....WHO WORKED AT THE WORLD COST PLUS STORE. WHAT IF YOU COULD TOUR IN A LAS VEGAS SHOW.

Amanda said...

Please pass along this information to the Duggar family.
http://www.recoveringgrace.org/2014/02/ruths-story/
Blessings,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

I am so sad, I just read where Josh and family are moving to DC, I am in Australia so way behind the news, I am so sad that they will be separated from that gorgeous hugeeee family.
Wishing all the best wishes and admiration for the Duggar family

Anonymous said...

How do afford every thing

Ashley said...

Hello, I was wondering on March 16 for the girl's book signing it says that there won't be book signing in Moore, SC but is a speaking event. Will the Duggar girl's be speaking at the event in Moore, SC? Thanks!!!!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Ashley

Hi Ashley,

We were told that the whole family will be in Moore, SC, for the speaking engagement. We will ask whether the girls are speaking or if it will just be Jim Bob and Michelle.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I tried to sign up for the Book give away but I would not let me sign on):

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Alysa, I love the Duggar Family! I tried to sign up for the book giveaway but it would not let me. What can I do?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Alysa,

To enter, click "Use Your Email" (unless you want to log in with Facebook). The widget will then prompt you to enter your name and email. Click "Log In," and you will see a list of entry options. You can click each one, read the explanation, and then click "Enter" once you complete it. You can complete as many or as few of the options as you would like. The more you complete, the better your chances of winning.

Let us know if this works for you. If not, we will enter you manually.

~Lily and Ellie:)

Lily and Ellie said...

@Ashley

Hi Ashley,

Sounds like just the girls will be speaking in Moore, although other members of the family will be there, as well.

~Lily and Ellie

Emory said...

Hi Lily and Ellie,
I have a question. For the book raffle I said I would follow you on pinterest and answer a question. I did the question,but can't find you on Pinterest. can you tell me your pinterest name ? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love watching the Duggars! I know they are "religious" and encouraging to others and have Bible studies and high morals and values but I never hear mention of being concerned about spiritual salvation and baptism and witnessing to others about becoming a saved Christian.What are their beliefs on these things?Maybe it's just an area TLC doesn't want to address?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Emory

Hi Emory,

Of course. This is the link to our Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/duggarsblog/

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I'm Elizabeth...I've tried leaving comments b4..but 4 some reason didn't go through..am trying again.I have tried several times to play the video of the general gift given to the Duggars but my Smartphone won't play it.What was the gift? If there's a way it can be put on fb instead of the internet so I can see it Isure would appreciate it Thank you.Elizabeth Jones...

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

HI Elizabeth,

ExtraTV presented the Duggars with a gift card to H&M. Here's the direct link to the video on ExtraTV.com: http://www.extratv.com/2014/03/12/the-duggars-19-kids-and-counting-stars-dish-on-the-new-season/

~Lily and Ellie

pollypinks said...

I truly admire the girls. It's kind of like a well oiled wheel as far as getting work done. My question is simple. My parents raised me to get a college education so that 1, I would have a way of full filing myself until marriage, and, 2, should something every happen to my mate, I could support the family. Well, something did, and I did as well. Do they not think there should be something in place for such a scene, something like a skill, a vocation, a college degree? I watched Anna talk about how Josh needed to be healthy because they would have 5 or 6 kids in a few years. I've found nothing in a Godly Christian environment that prevents the woman from this, even taking some classes after she's married.

Anonymous said...

Just love your family

kargelc said...

I am confused by the number of episodes listed under each season. For example, there are about 40 episodes listed under Season 4, but IMDB and Netflix list 18 or 19. I am wondering where you get your (more complete?) list from. Thank you!

Lily and Ellie said...

@kargelc

Hi kargelc,

Netflix and IMDB are probably looking at the old Wikipedia list. They have since revised their list to match TLC's.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I want to meet jerimiah duggar im 14 and i live in elgin texas

Anonymous said...

is there any way I can personally talk to one of the duggar grils.. like maybe be a penpal or somthing

Anonymous said...

I really want to reach michelle duggar and be a penpal to one of the girls...please relpy
irinasimakova@ymail.com

kargelc said...

@Lily and Ellie

Thank you for such a quick response. I didn't see it until today. I went to the TLC website and couldn't find their episode list, and it seems that Netflix must still be using an old version (with only 18 episodes in season 4). Is there a place online to view the TLC list that you know of?

Thank you for all that you do!!! <3

Anonymous said...

Hi I love your show and I watch it all of the time. can you message me back? My whole family loves your show it would make us so happy

Anonymous said...

hi

Vikki said...

Hi. I love your blog alot. I have read somewhere that recently the Duggars did an interview where a host asked who had been through courtship and one of the younger Duggar children mentioned Jill as she didn't raise her hand, like Jessa and I think Josh woul have. I think the interview was to do with Huffington Post and it was a video. Do you have a link for it?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Vikki

Hi Anonymous 72,

Here's the link to the HuffingtonPost interview: http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/duggars-talk-relationships.html

Enjoy!
Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@kargelc

Hi kargelc,

We have a complete list of all the episodes on our Watch Full Episodes page: http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/duggars-talk-relationships.html

~Lily and Ellie :)

Cathrine Rose said...

HI I would like to know if my letters have gone to the right address? Could you send me the correct address to Michelle Duggar?

Alicia said...

Lily and Ellie
What is hanging out with the duggars like do they accept fan mail

Lily and Ellie said...

@Cathy Rose

Hi Cathy,

Her mailing address is P.O. Box 1000 Tontitown, AR 72770. :)

~Lily and Ellie

alina y said...

Awsome blog, great job girls:) will be returning

Unknown said...

Hey I recently watched the episode "Duggars Make a Movie", which was the one where Josh and John were camera guys, Jessa was the sound woman, and Jill was the producer. In the closing credits, they mentioned Jill as one of the producers, Josh and John as the camera operators, and Jessica Duggar as the sound boom operator. I was just wondering if Jessa's real name is Jessica. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I watch the show and like the family but it seems that the oldest daughters are being raised to marry and have babies. What do they do but cook, clean and take care of their brothers and sisters. What is wrong with having a career. Oh and the parents listening in on conversations with the boyfriends. Talk about controlling. These are grown women and should be entitled to some privacy.

Unknown said...

I love your guys show and i watch it almost every night and when are the new ones coming out when joseph and all of the kids are bigger.

Unknown said...

I love your show and when is the new season coming out when Joseph and Josie and all of the kids are older.? :D

Angel R said...

Is there any way to send a wedding gift. I though maybe Jill is registered somewhere and I could purchase something that she has selected. My daughter loves to watch the wedding ceremonies and the first kisses. She is also planning on saving her first kiss and this family is such an encouragement to her. She would love to send a gift.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Angel R

Hi Angel R,

How thoughtful! Here's the link to Jill's wedding website, where you will find her gift registry: http://www.theknot.com/wedding/Jill-and-Derick/

~Lily and Ellie

Mollie said...

I love your blog and I watch all of your episodes I am looking forward to the next season of 19 kids and counting

Mollie said...

Congrats Jill and Derick

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jim Bob and Michelle, not only for your sharing your family with the world, but for who you are.In a world filled with anxiety, your show is a bright light and for one hour of one day we can relax and share our evening with you by watching your show. Peaceful, simple, loving and kind, a joy to watch.I was recently in a near fatal car accident, and while recovering I watched your show. It helped with the trauma of the accident to start to heal. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

i just wanted to say thank u guys so much!!!!! u guys have made a gr8 impact on my life!!!

Unknown said...

How do you go about scheduling them for an event?

Unknown said...

Amen!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you know when season 6 will be out on dvd? Thanks Shalyn

Lily and Ellie said...

@Danielle Sirtak

Hi Danielle,

You can fill out the event request form on the Duggars' website. Here's the link: http://duggarfamily.com/content/Event%20Request

~Lily and Ellie :)

Lily and Ellie said...

@nathan collins

Hi Shalyn,

TLC hasn't announced when season 6 will be available on DVD, but we will let you know when they do. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I love the show thank u so much ladies!!!!

Anonymous said...

I an shut in on fixed income due to very poor health, unfortunately. Are the Dugars books a available the digital format. I would love to download them the digital format to borrow?They are not available in my public library in AZ. Their ministry has ben fundamental to my life and I admire that they have such bright well taken care of children. I was a very successful educator of children I different many areas. Would it be possible Michelle o Jim Bob to contact me via email? Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 96,

The Duggars' books are available on Kindle. You can email Jim Bob and Michelle at duggarmail@gmail.com

God Bless,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

HELLO / 5-2-2014 / THERESA MORRIS HERE.LOVE YOUR SHOW / LOVE YOUR FAMILY / LOVE YOUR LIFE STYLE.LOVE ALL THE BABIES.GOD GAVE ME A LIFE WITHOUT BABIES SO I SPOIL THE NEIGHBORHOOD BABIES / MOSTLY AT WORK.I HAVE ALL TREE BOOKS .I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO GOT THEM AUTOGRAPHED.I HAVE A COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH BOOKS.IF I SEE THIS LATER I WILL BE HAPPY TO WRITE AGAIN.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SHOW & YOUR FAMILY

Deborah Joy said...

Hello,
I am a mother of 8 and one on the way. We are a one family income. Having a lot of children was never in my planned but after having one miscarriage, I was led to open the womb for God to bless. However, it has been really hard because family and friends say to me that I am insane and very selfish for having so many children. I do not have a lot of money but just barely surviving day to day to make ends meet. I only have a four bedroom house with one living room and a kitchen. I only have one bathroom that functions because I do not have the money to fix the other bathroom. It is true what people say about me that I do not have time for all of my kids individually. I do get tired especially with my pregnancy. I am feeling very discouraged. It is not just now but with every single pregnancy I get attacked. It is hard to find joy in raising these children. I get blamed that the older kids are working so hard that they will resent me and be bitter about having all of these children. Although they do love cooking and taking care of their siblings. They love the freedom that I give them in the kitchen to be able to cook and experiment with recipes that they find online. They are so smart that they teach themselves business skills and everything they want to learn they are self learners and self starters. It is amazing how my daughter teaches herself photography and how to sing, my other daughter teaches herself how to play the piano, my son teaches himself how to do business and he is very good at it. After saying all of that, there are flaws and it is hard to compare my kids with other kids academically. Please give some encouragement. My husband does work long hours and I am pretty much home all day with the kids. I believe children are a blessing from the Lord but how do you answer people when they say that I am insane because I do not have a big place for them and that I am selfish because I do not have the resources and time to give to all of them.

Unknown said...

Hey there Jessa just wanted to say that you and ben are a good couple. Take your time get to know one another and build something special. I been married for 22 years to a great man of God and our marriage is base on God and we are very strong not perfect however, we love one another and have build our marriage on God and his will in our life. Good luck and really enjoy watching your family each night it comes on. I hated that your mom lost the baby my heart with out to you and your family in that time of lost. Wish you much and hopefully may met you and your family one day. Barbara from Barlett,TN

Anonymous said...

I love your show! When I first started watching it, Jenna wasn't there. I thought I heard Jim Bob said she had disobeyed her parents and had gone off with a young man. Is that true or am I confused?

Unknown said...

How does your family afford to feed, clothe and support all of these children?

Casey said...

Do you know if all the Duggar children plan on having large families?

Unknown said...

Just wondering why Jill wears a star of David?

karen white said...

Can u add the bread recipe that was on tonights show where the girls are passing down their things they do around the house as they prepare foe their own adventure.

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering why the Duggars were celebrating Jordyn turning 4 when the celebration was on her 5th birthday. I understand that Jordyn and Mackenzie and Josie are all the same age for 10 days each year. Just could not understand why it was celebrated like they were all turning 4.

Anonymous said...

Can we set up a time where wecan actually meet at your house? - Michelle
P.S. i love you sooooo much!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi i live in Australia and am really hanging out to watch the latest episodes of Jill in Nepal =) i cant find the links anywhere, could you please help me out as to where to look? thanks!

Patricia Koppelaar said...

Good morning,

I am wondering who to contact jill duggar so I can check out her knot website :) would like the password to view

Thanks Trish Koppelaar

Anonymous said...

I would like to purchase a gift card for Jill and Derrick as a wedding gift. There is a registry under their name at Walmart. May I use that platform to gift them a gift card? I worry that being so high profile someone may have wrongly registered under their names to benefit themselves. Please advise. Tracy (South Africa)

Unknown said...

Will the Duggers be singing and playing at Dollywood this weekend the 24-25th?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Tracy,

How thoughtful! Here's the link to Jill and Derick's Walmart registry: http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do?registryId=80541094089

Rest assured that gifts purchased through this registry will make it to the couple. :)

~Lily and Ellie

aliyza amanullah said...

I love the duggars I watch one episode after the other I would just sit there and watch the show all day if anyone would bother me boy o boy I'd be really mad hopefully jessa gets married I would really like to meet you guys!

Unknown said...

I am curious, at what age were the girls aloud to wear makeup? They all look respectively natural and not over stated. Love your blog Lilly & Ellie, Laura

Anonymous said...

how often do you update this

Anonymous said...

Hi!! I am trying to watch the last episode ( May 27-2014) the one Michelle surprised her daughters and boyfriend with a lesson in ettiquet but can't find it anywhere… Please Help!!!!!!
thank you thank you

Harleylover said...

I think Jim Bob is in real estate & they own ALOT of commercial property that they rent out??

Anonymous said...

I was raised in a big family and it was FUN with plenty of ‘helicoptering’ supervision! Along with my good, hard-working parents, my older siblings gave me help, discipline, examples of moral behavior, friendship and love. Heck, I had tons more love and attention than the other kids in school! I was also far more mature and responsible! ! I think All the Duggars are in the business of raising real men and women who will benefit the world. Heaven knows this world desperately needs such people! I also KNOW that being born into a family like the Duggars is a fantastic privilege! Whoever Duggar Baby #20 is, they are one very lucky person As for me, I’ll have none of those perpetually selfish, winey, pigmy families—small in numbers and small in spirit! If you decide to try for Duggar Baby #20, Michelle, you will have thousands of people praying for you and cheering you on! May God bless every one of you—those already on earth and any waiting their turn in Heaven! Louise Mills

Anonymous said...

Is there going to be a season 9??

Joanna L said...

My name is Joanna L I was needing all the prayers for my brother Gary he is on life support I would love the duggars say a prayer god bless never have missed a show we are from sprindale ark

Anonymous said...

Thankyou Lily and Ellie for this amazing and very helpful blog about the Duggars!

Unknown said...

Hello Duggar Family... Congratrs on your ratings being high... I love you guys..What a great family... Michele I think you and Jim Bob are awesome parents... I don't know how you do it, but then I think, they do it with God's Help and all the Love he has given you... This is one of the best best shows on t.v...My daughter and I follow it closely... Congratulations Jill on your engagement... And Anna you and Josh are great parents as well.. Your children are adorable... Both you and Michele have this really easy loving kindness, and wow... I find it admirable... I pray we see you all many more seasons... I'd love to sit down and have coffee with Michele just to say you are a wonderful Mom, and list all my mistakes... I was so up tight and anxious... Sad but true.. I love my grown children and am proud of them... Again thanks for being REAL.. I truly believe that what we see we get... What a great family.. Love and Hugs xoxoxo Sue.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for Jill and Derick. he is a good guy that loves her and love God. She was waiting in God in now he is giving to her such a bless. Love the blog and I can't wait to see more.
PS. I'm an Ecuadorian women. I meet my husband when I was 17 years old in my country. He and his family we're missionaries in there. After 7 years praying. We start a relationship for long distance. We engaged after 4 months and We we're marry after 7 months. Now we have two beautiful daughters and waiting for Gods provision to start the ministry. =)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where we can watch Jill's wedding? Will it be recorded and posted or can we watch it live somewhere? Really excited to see her wedding! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love the show

Anonymous said...

Hi duggars, i was wondering,, when did your family join the church that you still attend and how many kids did you have back then???
Best regards.

Anonymous said...

what is the Duggar's address?

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for Jill and Derick

Anonymous said...

Hi there....I love your blog and look at it every day almost 3-4 x's just in case anything new comes up...I am soooo looking forward to see, hopefully, Jill's wedding on the show. However, I'm so curious to find out in the future (obviously) who the Lord has for Jana (I really like her and believe she just like the rest of the girls are a great example). I was also thinking (just a random thought) that you and John-David might make a good couple....Well will just have to wait and see who the Lord has for all the Duggar kids...

Anonymous said...

Hi, Portland, Or always has the Women of Faith Conference, this year is Portland, OR
Dec 5, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014. Is there a chance that Michelle would be able to attend
the conference? We would love to see her and have her inspire us some more.

thephillipshouse said...

Please let Derrick and Jill know we are so happy for them, and I'm in prayer for his precious mother.

Anonymous said...

when will Jill <3 Derick wedding be on ur blog ..........im really looking forward in seeing it :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Michelle . You have changed my life forever

Unknown said...

Derek's birthday: hi. I've looked everywhere for Derek's birthday. Great job on the blog!!

Anonymous said...

So how do you know the Duggars Lily and Ellie?

pollypinks said...

Lilies of the Field does marvelous wholesome swimwear. I've bought their clothing for years. I noticed somewhere that Michelle was trying to get contraception made illegal. Jesus has brought us so far since his time, when women couldn't even leave their homes alone, talk in public, especially when Paul admonished them when they got together. And we've seen in my lifetime the horrendous practice of slavery fought over. Does he not also bring us wonderful health care for those of us who have diseases that make it impossible to have multiple children? Is it not true that all cannot repeatedly give birth, for medical reasons? I think we are selling our maker short by trying to go backwards here and increase the mortality rate of women who would be forced to give birth repeatedly.

Anonymous said...

Have been wondering about health status of Derick's mom Cathy. Also if Jill plans to continue her studies and become a midwife.
Thank you, enjoy your blog, especially now that we are in "Off Season".

Anonymous said...

who is the little dark haired, with glasses and looks Asian? I have seen her at erin bates wedding with Michele and again playing at the dugger house in an interview with Michele...thank you...joan

Anonymous said...

Hey Lily and Ellie why do they never talk about Michelles family?

Anonymous said...

Hi,um ,idk how to contact the real Duggars? could help me with this? Thank u!

Msshygirl101 said...

Hi Lily and Ellie. Do you know the episode of 19 kids and Counting where the Bontragers visited the Duggars? I can't find it anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I forget now how I stumbled across your blog, but I've found it to be inspirational and so up-to-date! YAY! My daughters and I are faithful Duggar watchers and we are so inspired by their family. Thank you again, ladies, and bless you both! ♥ Tara, Chandler, Arizona

Ashley from Alabama said...

I saw where one of the Bates wedding will be televised on the 12th of July at 10 on ABC. But i went to see the description on my Dish TV and it wasnt there. Maybe you can shed some light on this. The Bates announced this on their website.
Thanks,
Ashley from Alabama

Anonymous said...

@AnonymousI would like to know of the future plans of jessa I saw a disturbing picture of her holding a gun I hope this was just a picture that meant nothing the caption was a little disturbing

Lily and Ellie said...

@missshygirl101

Hi missshygirl101,

Are you referring to "Manhattan Duggars" (season 5)? In that episode, the Bontragers accompany the Duggars on a book tour.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Love You All - - -i have a few questions ---- why you can't dance ? why do you have only side hug ? if you love each other - you can always show every emotion;;:) why do you have very strange clothes :: use your beauty - - show your beautiful legs - body - etc etc - not everything - just little bit - - - every lady from your family is so beautiful - every son good looking - - maybe little makeover -can change for much better everyone :) God bless you ALL ---- ALL THE BEST FOR JILL AND HER HUSBAND !! - ;0 )

Anonymous said...

When does the new season start

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your blog.
I love reading and watching about the duggars.
Thanks from the Netherlands.

Rebecca S. said...

The Duggars should come to Worthington Minnesota so that I could meet them!!! I love their family so much and I am glad that they love God as much as I do!

Anonymous said...

Are Jessa and Ben officially engaged???

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you for creating this blog. I have been watching all the episodes and enjoying this family grow. I clicked on A Very Duggar Wedding today and a message came up that this video is not available in this country. Is there somewhere else I can view the weeding of Josh to Anna? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Jessica. My daughter and I love to watch 19 kids and counting.My daughter's birthday is coming up in October. I was wondering if it was possible to send yall the book that the Duggar girls and have the girls sign it for my daughter.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 152,

Unfortunately, the full recording of "A Very Duggar Wedding" is not available on YouTube, but the episode can be purchased on Amazon.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what I wrote that offended you? Three of my recent comments have not been posted. My comments were not any of the 'suggestions' under 'post a comment'. I have seen some rude comments posted on this blog, which mine were not. If I'm not welcomed to make comments on here, whether good or an opinion, let me know and I will leave. Thank you

Unknown said...

I love your show!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 155,

Which comments were yours? You are posting under Anonymous, so there is no way for us to connect the comment you made on this page to your other comments.

You are welcome on our blog. Our goal is to post all points of view, but we we do not post comments that are profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.

Enjoy the rest of your day. :)
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Thank you Duggars, for being such a great family & role models for all ages. You have brought this family closer together. Xo

Lora said...

I would just like to know what brand(s) the girls (Jana to Joy, and Anna) and Ellie prefer/look for/buy as layering tops (under shirts). Especially Anna, as I am a nursing mom too and adore her style.

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Lora,

Target sells tank tops that are great for layering. If they are too low in the front, we just wear them backwards. Works great under low-cut shirts. :)

Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I LOVE ur blog! I can always keep up with the duggars with the blog. If anything i would love to see more videos. Keep up the good work! May God bless uou all!

pollypinks said...

I love the Duggars. Love their commitment to their family. What concerns me when I listen to political speeches is that the few who agree with 100% of what they agree with are always going to be represented, why the few living in their districts who also have dire needs but disagree with some of what they say will not be represented, and this scares me.

Anonymous said...

how can i contact you'll

Anonymous said...

i hope your children have greater children a very bless generation plz courage them to stay in the lord the lord will continue to bless your family MRS MICHELLE continue to bring more shows so i can watch first time i watch i was like woowow what a bless family good personality and everything wonderful most important continued to live the way you all are living you will see what god will do he will provide continue to believe in him (god bless)

Anonymous said...

all i want to say again love to watch you'll show and remember god love you all

Anonymous said...

want to send a personal message or anything plz tell me

Unknown said...

I have loved the Duggar's since the beginning of time. I have always wondered why Jana is so behind the scenes? She is not in very many episodes and the ones she is she barely talks...why is that? Why isn't there more of a presence?

Anonymous said...

As a viewer of 19 Kids & Counting since day 1, and as a Catholic, I certainly cannot condone Ben's comments about Catholicism. I do wish he had been mature enough to speak with a priest and find out what Catholics really believe. I think he would be surprised. I certainly would never speak out against his religion. Jessa, I do wish the best for you, but I hope you will wait awhile before marrying until he can provide and make a life for you. I hope that 19 Kids & Counting is not providing a platform for Ben Seawald or they will lose even more of their viewing audience.

Anonymous said...

love watchin this family I just got married in may Love my husband GOD BLESS ALL YALL

Anonymous said...

I watch the Duggars and enjoy the show. I think they are very sincere in their beliefs. They don't argue with people who disagree wit them--they seem to be content with who they are and are willing to love others who do not share their beliefs. This is why I can not understand their acceptance of Ben Seewald as a husband for Jessa. He talks and acts very unlike the Duggars. He seems very rash, and immature. I am concerned he will turn viewers off due to his confrontational style. What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Lily and Ellie, so glad u added the word insulting to the rest of reasons y u wont post.Now maybe this will cut down on the insults this poor family has endured of late.

Sarah said...

Hello Lily and Ellie!

I have a question, I don't have TV so when the new season airs is there any way I will be able to watch the episodes? Will they be on YouTube or any other sight? Thank you!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Sarah

Hi Sarah,

The episodes are available for purchase on Amazon US and iTunes after they air. They are sometimes uploaded to YouTube, and when when/if they are, we post the links to our Watch Full Episodes page.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Hello I am a mother of six and was wondering what r the secrets and you have a book I would love to read I find youre family so inspiring thanks so much for sharing youre stories with us

Anonymous said...

Do you know when Jessa and Ben are getting married?

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the new season to start! Just watching ya'll gives me some since of peace, Love the family bound that everyone has. Sherrie S

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 174,

Jessa and Ben have picked a date but have chosen not to announce it to the public yet. When/if they do, we will share it. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Ladies- Thank you for your work on this lovely blog and for keeping positive and encouraging. It nice to see the Duggar family has encouraged you in your work as well. I wonder if you would consider changing the order of the pictures at the top of your header. Especially now that more of the adult Duggars are getting married and having children I think (and this is just my humble opinion) that it might get a bit confusing and perhaps look a little odd if all the Jim-Bob Duggar children and then the grands are lined up as if they came from the same parents. :-) While I know the Duggars "do things a little bit differently and some how make it work" I also think there's something special to be said about each family and child being paired with their individual sets of parents. Perhaps like a Family Tree style picture. Again just one viewers opinion. Thank you both.

Unknown said...

is Jana engaged or courting ?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Mike Morrison

Hi Mike,

No new engagements or courtships have been announced. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 178,

Thanks for the suggestion! We will take that into consideration next time we redesign the header, which should be soon.

Glad to have you as a reader:)
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

When does the new seadon start?

Anonymous said...

Please put Grandma's NAME under her photo! We senior citizens tend to lose our identity in this world. I know she's proud to be Grandma, me too, but that is not her name. Thank you.

beno6 said...

Could you please upload the new season episodes on this blog? as we don't have a tv and would really like to be a part of watching the show, thank you so much

Anonymous said...

hi luv the blog and it nice 2 see duggar updates. my comment is why hasnt jessa and ben pic been posted on the blog. when it seemed like jill's was posted very fast ?

Anonymous said...

@Lily and Ellie Well aren't you two just the kindest to reply. Thank you.

Naomi said...

Hi Lily and Ellie,

I love reading your blog, and really appreciate the uploaded episodes! Will this season's episodes be uploaded too?

Anonymous said...

Wanted to send an update on my inquiry about finding the new season. The Sept. 2, 2014 episode was available on Amazon Instant Video this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 3, much to my daughter's joy. Like the Duggars, we don't watch much television and do not have cable or dish. We have Seasons 1-5 on dvd and all the following seasons on Amazon so we can watch them any time. We love your blog! Thanks for all your help.

Anonymous said...

well said

Lily and Ellie said...

@Naomi

Hi Naomi,

The episode is available for purchase on Amazon US and iTunes. It is not on YouTube yet, but we will let you know when/if it is uploaded. The episodes are uploaded by other viewers, not by us.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I saw the Dugger's when they came to Joplin at our church for Mother's Day. They ate with us and talked to the audience. I know how much they love to save money and was wondering if they ever go Flea Market shopping? I repurpose and distress furniture and have a facebook page I would love for them to check out it is called: Nana, Mommy & Me, please check it out. I have a booth in Joplin at the Rangeline Antique Mall, check it out if you come to Joplin. sometime. Thanks..

Anonymous said...

My family and I are from S.C. and we love youre family values . We go to little baptist church in lancaster and I hope that my children pass on the same values to there children as my Wife and I have showed them and that they have seen on youre show . Thanks for the inspiration and our PRAYERS will be with you. Helms family ( jimmysherry @comporium.net ) ps. Youre books are great keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Jill and Derrik on expecting their baby. I would like to let Jill know that my b-day is 5/18/65. And I am also afraid of needles. I saw the episode today of her getting her wisdom teeth out. I had mine out too and I was awake for mine. And I also had braces( for 4 yrs.) Kathy Leicher - Medina, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Hello. I hope you can help me. I seem to remember on a very early episode that Jim Bob and the older sons went on a short trip to visit two older sons who had left the house and were working in construction. Michelle even made a picnic lunch. Am I remembering correctly? If so, what is the story with these two older sons? Also, I seem to remember an episode that Michelle had lunch with a daughter who had moved out of the house. Jim Bob said that due to this daughter's lifestyle choices, she was no longer welcome in the home due to her being a bad influence for the other children. I can't remember if he said he had disowned her. Michelle said that she understood Jim Bob's decision, but that she was still her mother. Again, do you have any information about this daughter? Thank you.

Unknown said...

Than you for the wonderfull and encouraging blog about the Duggar family. But I have a question: I would love to follow the new serie via your blog, are you going to upload the new episodes on the blog? In Holland I can't see the episodes so I follow everything via the blog.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

You know that your header say's Josie and Anna instead of Josh and Anna.
Just wanted you to know!

Anonymous said...

Hi duggers! I am watching you guys and I want to be like like you Michelle because you are a great mom and I look up to you even though I'm only 10 ! I wish I lived closer to you guys.

Unknown said...

hi my name is Jayden 14 people in our family and we are all home schooledand I would love to be able to talk to you guys

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say i've come to this site often for the last year and have always enjoyed reading the updates. I have tried posting comments to this site less than 5 times total. Never once have any of my comments ever been "profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste." Unfortunaty you have only approved 2 of my comments to be posted and I am not sure why the others havent because I thought you aimed to post all points of view? I have never spoke badly about anyone. I have only expressed my own opinion and feelings about Ben's inconsiderate rant against my religion in the last comments that you havent posted. I know quite some time has passed now but Im having a hard time understanding why everyone (Ben, his family, the Duggars, the network, and now this site) has just sweeped it under the rug and will not acknowledge it. It is coming accross to us that everyone feels the same way as Ben because no one is holding him accountable for his words spoken. Which floors me because I never thought the Duggars were like that. I always felt they were the most kindhearted, sweet, christian family. Help me understand. (And P.S. None of this was posted in an angry or hateful way. Only hurt and confused.) Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What truth do you know about this story regarding Michelle having another baby before being a Christian? thanks.

David B. said...

Thank you for this blog! It must be a ton of work, but I think it is a great endeavour for a mother and daughter to do together. And it is a great way to keep up with the Duggars. I would much rather keep up with them than the Kardashians. ;-)

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

The rumors circulating about the Duggars being involved with the Quiverfull movement have been growing and growing. This seems like nothing more than a vicious lie, but do you have any comment on this?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

We read through every comment we receive, and since we receive so many, it can take us a bit of time to get through them all. Feel free to email us at DuggarFamilyBlog@gmail.com if there is a specific comment of yours that you think has not been published. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 2,

We would be happy to comment on that. The Duggars are not part of the Quiverfull movement, although many people think they are.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

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