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
*Note: The Duggar family will not receive messages sent to this email address.

700 Comments: Click Here to Add Yours:

«Oldest ‹Older 601 – 700 of 700 Newer› Newest»
Unknown said...

Love your show.
1 quick question, What is the manufacturer of Grandma Duggar's 3-wheel bike?

Thank you

Anonymous said...

what do the Duggars think about Marjorie wearing pants
-Dianne

Anonymous said...

Is the rumor true about Josh?

Anonymous said...

Is any of this stuff that has been put on facebook about Josh Duggar true, because I am having a hard time believe it, if it true what is going to happen to the show, I will never stop watching the show.

Anonymous said...

Hey duggar family im trying to reach jim bob duggar i could really use a friend so please can u tell me how to reach him ty

Anonymous said...

Hi, please can you tell me if you know when the latest episodes are coming to the UK? or where I can find out. Currently Marcus has only just been born. I do try and keep up via here e t c. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOUR SHOW SO MUCH,,,,, I HOPE TLC DOES NOT PULL YOU GUYS OFF THE AIR!!!! I ENJOY YOUR SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cierra trosen said...

I pray that you and your family makes it through these hard times and i pray that josh and anna have a wonderful future as well as everyone else. I also pray that this is just a bump in the road for your family, and i am constantly praying for premature babies and their familys, and their future

Anonymous said...

I wish the Duggars will come back on I hope they can I LOVE the FAMILY I support them ...

Anonymous said...

I am very sad for all of you and our prayers are with your family. You are such an exemple on so many levels. God will help you all

Anonymous said...

God says to forgive ,as his sisters have forgiven... God has forgiven, let it be, can't keep punishing someone for past sins that's Gods already forgiven him for!.. People say God can only judge, and your right he is our only judge!.. So people need to stop casting stones...As Jesus said,he without sin cast the first stone!.. There isn't anyone upon this earth that hasn't sinned, but coming to God with a humble heart as a child,can give you forgiveness from God.God knows each and everyone of our hearts, God knows when your humble. If God didn't forgive ,we'd all be in trouble,but he does forgive and once he does it wiped away. I pray people open hearts and see no ones perfect, God expects when we do commit sins to correct it,and sin no more. You can't expect God to forgive a sin,if your going to continue the sin!.. But Josh said he's been forgiven by the ones he's wronged in the past and most important by God almighty!.. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

please the dugger back on the air my kids watch the show please

Anonymous said...

we love u guy

Anonymous said...

I am in full support to keep your show on the air, you are an inspiration to Parents everywhere and your Family is to be envied.

Anonymous said...

Please put the Duggar Family back on TV . I know that some member of the family has made mistakes, but what family can say that they have never made a mistake.

Anonymous said...

I love you all. Please know there are many people out there praying for you as you go through this time of trials. May God continue to bless all of you

Anonymous said...

I want to know if they are going to reinstate the Duggar show, I'm very angry that they are taking this show off the air and that they are persecuting them this way, with all the bad publicity and making up stories about them it's a disgrace. I would also like to know how many other people feel the same way that I do about this ?

Unknown said...

God bless you all. Seeing your whole family serve the Lord unconditionally has given me the hope that I needed, to help my family do the same. I thank you, with all my heart! Love, Sara

Anonymous said...

Lily an Ellie, I am from Mexico so I dont get to see the episodes as quickly. I just saw Digging in with the Duggars. In the sneak peek video there was something about Derick and Jill taking a big step. Since TLC has pulled the show, would you share some information on that?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Duggars! Send love,prayer and hugs to all.
God Bless
Ann Quattlebaum

Robin Waltz said...

Praying without ceasing for the Duggar families. Especially Josh and Anna. God is in control.

Anonymous said...

Duggars> you are not alone their are many people out here who watch you and love you. You are being attacked by a few people who are unhappy in their lives and don't like it when others are happy. We love your family and show! God will always bless you no matter what path HE sets for your lives. We will continue to pray for you and those who are negative. The Hudsons

Anonymous said...

Hi duggar family I am on your side and I miss watching you show tlc was very wrong to take you show off the air I think they should think really hard and put your back on the air your great friend of the duggar family hope to see your back on tv soon

Anonymous said...

@AnonymousThank you for keeping us informed on the Duggar family. Everyone makes mistakes and God forgives, after all, he was just a kid that let his emotions get away, look at Bill Clinton, Patreas and so many others, that committed adultry with not getting pulled of the air. He has confessed and asked for forgiveness from God and everyone involved, So let them stay on TLC or the network will loose many faithful viewers. Its only a matter of time until the other reality programing will come up with some type of problem, Thats life. Fan

Anonymous said...

We all love the Duggars, too bad it happened, all is forgiven by everyone so just bury it and put them back on TLC.

Anonymous said...

i am a huge fan conrats to the whole fammiles . i am shocked about the news of young josh and i have a hard time believeing that something like that happened but that was the past i dnt think that tlc should have pulled yall from the network . many blessings to michelle and jim bob .

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the Duggar family for your courage in this situation. We support you and are praying for justice and God to intervene on your behalf. In a society that seems to so rarely display moral values these days, it is refreshing to see a family striving to model a Godly example before the world in spite of being targeted. We sincerely hope that TLC keeps the program on the air but knows that everything will work for good eventually.

Stephanie said...

I, and many others of your readers, want to send messages of encouragement to the Duggars. However, I doubt that their email listed on their website is the best way to get a positive message through to them. I am thinking of a way that you, Lily and Ellie, could act as a liaison to ensure the Duggars only get encouraging letters. I feel like they probably get enough negative ones and this way people that want to say encouraging things can have a place to without the message getting lost in their official website email. Any ideas?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Stephanie

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for the idea. We have been in contact with the Duggars and TLC about the positive comments we have received on our blog.

Thanks for being a loyal reader. :)

Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

As Christians, we can expect intolerance in the name of tolerance, judging with the idea of not judging, no forgiveness in the name of forgiveness. We are not of this world, so when the worldly cast stones, rest assured, we are living the life God has predestined for us. I support your family and praise God for His forgiveness to all believers through Christ Jesus, the one and only Savior.

Unknown said...

i support you all as 1 BIG FAMILY 100%

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily & Ellie My Question Do know the 19 Kids & Counting going to be Back on air and
if any thing Anna & Josh Baby born On Tv in End July 2015 any show if show on air next
season . Also Jesses & Ben Born on Tv also go on air. Bye Linda

Anonymous said...

Refuse to watch TLC. prayers are with all of you. This is being done because you are CHRISTIANS! love TO all!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let the Duggar family know how much I loved watching their show and how much I loved them and all their children....I personally believe that the media is totally in the wrong, in all the trash they are posting.....How can anyone believe such trash ....and I do believe that they are victimizing Josh (his family) and the girls who have to relive this all over again...

Jacque Lee said...

I want to let the Duggars know that my husband & I are praying for the entire family during this time of persecution that the media is putting them through. They handled things in the same manner we would have with our son. They got him ouy of the home, got him both Christian and certified counseling, and took him to the police. And they provided counseling for all the girls. I guess the media thinks Jim Bob should have drawn and quartered him. The prayer that Our Lord taught us all to pray says,"Forgive us our sins as we would forgive others!" If his 'victims' can forgive him should we question that?

Anonymous said...

What Christian denomination are the Duggars belonging to?

Anonymous said...

I've read news about the new investigation into the Duggar household. A lot of people are assuming the family is trying to hide their criminal activities again, but I disagree. The agency got a call a week ***AFTER*** the InTouch published the story. That makes me suspicious of the call itself. Until I hear otherwise, I believe that investigation is baloney and completely political.

I also want to move to a different idea. I'm seeing a lot of "I would send my son to the authorities at the first sign of misconduct." They're saying this with absolute 110% confidence. I don't buy it.

I have not seen one comment saying "I did send my son to the authorities at the first sign of misconduct." There is a world of difference between the words "did" and "would". I don't believe the popular assumption lines up with reality at all.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for the Duggars as the evil forces in the world try to destroy them.

Anonymous said...

Hey Duggar family! Hope all is well with y'all! I was sitting here thinking that by chance if your show does not continue on t.v. maybe you could make your own show and sell it in your Duggar store. Know you have a lot of fans that support you and love you. Whatever God may lead you may He continue to bless all of you.

Anonymous said...

Really love your blog on the Duggars. I miss their show and by some miraculous chance I hope they come back on tv. I just seen Jessa's 20 week picture and I think she's having a girl. Best of luck Jessa and Ben. Also to all the Duggar Clan.

Anonymous said...

@AnonymousHas it occurred to anyone that this whole debacle is the fault of TLC? They obviously wanted the Duggars off the air in favor of the Willises but could not just cancel them, so they released the old police report and are fueling the fire. Shame on them!!!

audrey said...

I am not computer literate, this is my first try. I would like the Duggar family to know that I miss their show, they have meant a great deal to me over the years and I pray they will be back on TLC very soon. people seem to want to over look how young Josh was at the time and how many years have past. The duggars have never presented themselves as perfect. out of room

Anonymous said...

with Derrick and JIll going overseas who will be living in there house?

Anonymous said...

I would like to know if the duggars will ever have a show again thanks

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna. Hope this pregnancy is going well. God bless your little family. I realize these past months have probably been horrific with all of the media scratching like hogs at your door. However, God protects His own and His love will come through. He is the protector of the Righteous. Stay strong and hold on to faith. Many of us love and support you all.

Anonymous said...

Hi there I'm a fan of 19 kids and counting and I just want to know if the show will be coming back on air because I really miss the show. Please please put it back on air

Anonymous said...

Any news on Anna and her daughter. Isn't today her due date?

Unknown said...

How is Josh Anna and the kids doing?

Jo Morse said...

Hi Duggars! I hope that you are all well, I enjoy reading your blog it's good to see, but although we all make mistakes we are all human. I'll be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for the Duggars I would not be alive today..and it started 8 years ago..they bring faith even if you don't believe in God..

Anonymous said...

duggars saved my Life

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that the show can be seen on another network. I miss the Duggars.

Tina Houston said...

I love to look at you all show when every you all come I am right in front of the tv is there going to be another show I hope so So I can be all in front of the t.v. it was sad when I found out that you all was not coming back on any more it is like I have lost my best friend

Anonymous said...

I have always watched your show. I think you need to sue the police department for releasing records. I think this is a travesty and may set a precedence. Sue for not just your family, but for others in a similar situation.

Angels2momma said...

Thank you so very much for continuing to follow the Duggars. I am for one so glad that I can still keep up with them even thought they are no longer on TV. I am also glad that it is good real information. I hope that you continue to do so.

Anonymous said...

I love the Duggar family, and they handled the situation the way they saw fit. Only God should pass judgement, but I heard something about they didn't want anything to do with Anna's sister because of her lifestyle. I would think in light of what had happened with Josh, they would have been more understanding. God teaches us to love and forgive one another, so live and let live.

AmandaA said...

I actually had never heard of this family until they showed up in US Weekly for getting dropped from TLC. Naturally I had to look up the family. have to say though, I wonder why they started taking in fans? And has anyone else noticed how beautiful all of them are? :o I wish I knew more about what happened on the shows, it all seems very interesting.

Anonymous said...

I miss the Duggars!!!

ELLEN said...

JUST SAW THE INTERVIEW WITH JESSA AND JILL. MISS THE SHOW SO MUCH AND WILL MISS SEEING THE LITTLE ONES GRW UP.. THE DUGGAR ARE BEING ATTACKED BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEVES. I THINK THAT TLC HAS A LOT OF NERVE WITH THE OTHER SHOW THEY HAVE IN TEIR NETWORK. ANYONE SEE THE GYPSY,S ? OR BROWNS MY FIVE WIFES. AND MANY OTHER TERRIBLE SHOWS NOT TO MENTION HONEY BOO BOO AND HER SLIMY MOTHER. THEY ARE JUST PICKING ON CHRISTIANS. GOD SAVE US ALL

Auntnae said...

I wish the Duggars would just get there own channel like Oprah did. We love the Duggars and miss watching them.

B said...

I'm wondering if you can post the lyrics to the "We are a family, a happy happy family" song that they sung in the Dinner Theater episode. Please, please, pretty please post the lyrics!!!

Sandy said...

Your family has been so much on my mind. I want you to know that I pray for all of you. I realize you all are going through a valley that may seem to never end. God is faithful in all things. He says, "Isaiah 42:16 And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them." I know there are many people who write you. I am one of many, but I know my heart goes out to each of you. I will continue to fervently pray. My love, because of Jesus

Unknown said...

Is there a way to sign up to get emails when something new is posted on the blog?

Unknown said...

I am a huge fan of the show. I actually started watching it a couple of years ago, and have been catching up with the previous seasons. I know that they are going through a rough time right now, so I am praying for the family. The Devil is using the media, who apparently is a willing participant, to try to ruin what the family is trying to do...which is bring God and Jesus to the masses. I truly believe in what they are doing. I am sure God will provide a new path for them. God Bless, and stay positive!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Erin Gray

Hi Erin,

There is! You can sign up for email updates here: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DuggarFamilyBlog.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

I hope Jill and Derick Dillard like the baby blanket I made them for their baby boy Isriael David Dillard

Unknown said...

I hope you have a way to get this information to Anna... I was reading the new Home Life magazine and ran across an article by Jennifer Rothschild. She's got a new book out / Bible study called Hosea. It sounds like something that could be a blessing to Anna right now.
Best Wishes and prayers to her.

Anonymous said...

@Sherry Fisher
I did the Jennifer Rothschild study on Hosea this summer. It was wonderful! I think that you are right, it might be a blessing to Anna at this time and for so many woman no matter her walk in life.

Anonymous said...

I'm just very sorry the newsmedia/Democratic Party alliance (NDPA) is demonstrating such a resentment against the Duggars...for the errors of one member of the family. Fundamentalist Democrat reporters are so hostile to the family, and to believers of religious faith, in general.

Unknown said...

I was wondering where you purchased your mixers? I like to bake and make goodies but my little handheld isn't powerful enough and my my big kitchen aid is a problem to take out of the cupboard!

Lily and Ellie said...

@Deann Batten

Hi Deann,

The Duggars use a Bosch mixer (https://boschmixers.com/) to make bread and other baked goods, although Bosch mixers are similar in size to KitchenAid mixers.

Lily and Ellie

leticia said...

https://www.change.org/p/everybody-who-cares-bring-19-kids-and-counting-back-to-tlc?recruiter=317126627&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink Everybody Who Cares!: Bring 19 Kids and Counting back to TLC

Anonymous said...

I was looking online and found something about Lawson Bates and Jinger Duggar courting. Is this actually true?

melissa said...

Something is wrong w/ the blog. I can see the new post about Jill (congrats to her, btw!) but the post about Anna's homeschool curriculum doesn't load or show.

melissa said...

I'm not sure if anyone else is having this problem but the blog won't load correctly for me using Internet Explorer 11. I had to switch to Google Chrome to see it. I always use Internet Explorer and never had a problem viewing the blog until a few days ago. Did you recently change upload formats or something? Just thought I would let you all know what is going on so you can look into it. Otherwise, keep up the great work and thanks for keeping up with the blog!

Unknown said...

i was wondering when you will be on tv again i sure do miss watching your shows

Unknown said...

just wondering when you will be on tv again i miss watching your shows... also love reading your blogs :)

Unknown said...

Is message registered somewhere for her baby needs?
Miss your show💛
Cheryl

DeeMarie said...

Michelle, do you know the harm you are doing? Many marriages- yes even "Christian" marriages are filled with lust. The very definition of lust is that it cannot be satisfied and demands variety - the more you feed it - the more you grow it. Do you have any idea how many young women are dealing with this? Please stop with all the instructions. Please!

Unknown said...

I miss seeing on television, but I am so grateful for your blog. I think you are handling the trials in your lives with grace and dignity. God brought this to you and HE will get you through it. As faith is my life, I believe that God knows who will and won't lean on him in Good and Bad times. Your family is wonderful, you should not have to be tried in the general public. I pray for you, and support you and your family. God promises us He will love us no matter what and your lives are living examples of this in action. Prayers and thanks for your sharing your faith walk with us.

Important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

Hi Ellie
ATTENTION PLEASE READ IF YOU LOVE THE BATES IM SO EXCITED I NEEDED TO SHARE!!!!
I hope you read this I found a website where all of seasons 1 and 2 of bringing up bates no download necessary I am a hudge fan of the duggars and bates and I appriate what you guys do so here is the like enjoy http://projectfreetv.so/free/bringing-up-bates/

Anonymous said...

Love having the blog. Has been a good way to keep up on Jill & Jessa plus the rest of the family!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whenever I hear the name "Ellie" now I think of the video game The Last of Us. Good game. "Lily" I think of the book Harry Potter because of his mother.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to post a recap on Jill and Jessa counting on? Thanks!!!

Jennifer Shoroh said...

Hi I am in love with your blog Lily and Ellie, and I appreciate everything you do just to keep this running. You have haters, but you shouldn't, you are amazing. I haven't been able to read any of the Duggars' books, so the tips and trick on here are fantastic as I can't get them anywhere else!! I love this blog and think it truly helps me be a better sister, cousin, niece, daughter and friend and one day will help me to be a better mom. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all you do and God bless!!(: I happen to be Christian too. Please keep up this amazing work. I for one have no complaints, only good things to say. Thank you!! Much, much appreciated. Have a great week!!!

Jennifer Shoroh said...

Preach. 🙌🙌 I agree 110%

Lily and Ellie said...

@Jennifer Shoroh

Thank you for your kind words, Jennifer! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our blog are blessed to have you as a reader.

Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

to the Michelle & Jim Bob I wish That I could find a guy like Jim Bob who likes to have a lot I know we would have a lot fun all day long not just that I would marry him so that we could have fun everyday & all day.

Anonymous said...

I had a question about Israel. Does he have down syndrome or some form of it? I am a retired special education teacher and he looks as if he might have it.

anise said...

Thanks for all the work you do putting this blog together. I don't know why you get so much criticism. It seems like it would be simple to avoid the blog if it or the Duggar family seems offensive.

Unknown said...

Lily and Ellie,

Thank you for the updates.

jmm said...

I like Josiah, does anyone know how I could meet him

LASHAUN Jeffers said...

I really appreciate this family so much and I thank you for this information I have been wanting to move to AR...with my family I have a special needs son as well and I want to be around people who are spiritually where I'm trying to be.. I'm close but can always use help and a Prayer Buddy...i have thought it would be nice to rent one of the properties until we can buy our own house...thank you and God You All

Anonymous said...

I love the Duggar family. People need to pay more attention to their own lives and stop with the negative assumtions towards the Duggars and take a look at their own lives. These are grown women you are taking about. Who cares when they get pregnant!!!! They are all married to the childrens father and not gave 2 and 3 children with as many men. BACK OFF AND STOP THROWING STONES AT THEIR GLASS HOUSE WHEN YOU LIVE IN ONE ALSO.!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

dose anyone know what

channel
Day and
Time

The show is on? I'm in Austraila

Anonymous said...

Why don't you post all comments. Everyone has an opinion and some may even help others. Why do you pick and choose? It's all very one sided.

toni said...

I love your blog. I would like to see a post on what all the Duggars(and spouses) do for a living.
Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi I love this blog thing,this is my first post.I am a
Watching counting on.Episode of gatndma'spassing I want to send them my deepest condolences to grandma
Ma and the Duggan family may she find peace and rest easy grandma Duggan sincerely Jeff K.

Anonymous said...

I love your show! I have been a fan since the beginning. who is tyler?

Emily Lekse said...

@Lily and Ellie I do not know if you know the answer to this or not but what does it take to court/date a male Duggar?

«Oldest ‹Older   601 – 700 of 700   Newer› Newest» «Oldest ‹Older 601 – 700 of 700 Newer› Newest»

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.