Please put a name with your post

Those who voted all said names on posts work better and no requested the anonymous option.  We'll have a week long transition period and after that posts marked anonymous will not be accepted.  Either sign in with a Google account, use openID, or use the name/URL option to put a name with your comment.

The problem continues of people hitting respond to comments rather than post a comment.  Please try not to do that.  Most of those are being rejected as they seem to be from the same one or two people who don't seem to understand that the replied to comment is not connected at all when it posts on the blog. Thus they don't make sense.  Please see the entire post about that if you have questions.   

Reminder, anonymous comments are no longer being accepted.  Further I don't read anonymous comments.  They go straight into the trash.

I need to explain something.

I'm making this a post so everyone will hopefully see it.  There has been a huge increase in people replying to comments with the expectation apparently that either the previous comment will be quoted or their comment will fall under the one to which they responded.  Neither one happens in the format we are using on many platforms.  So comments that don't contain any context like I agree make no sense.  You agree with what?  There are 200 comments above yours.  That is wrong?  Which one?  I think you get the idea.  So please remember if you pick an option such as reply to, you are not replying to that when it hits the blog for a large number of readers.

ETA:  Apparently I'm still not getting through to people.  Someone asked why I was selective with comments.  Oddly it was one of the people this post is aimed toward.   I'm selective first because rude, crude, and indelicate are not acceptable.  Other things like birthing wars have no place here.  But recently nonsensical comments because of the manner of posting are becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

Here is an example from someone who did not read this post and I also believe is the one who asked why posting was selective.

in response to I am going to try to say this as politely as possible, but Jessa really showed her true colors during this episode. I know its an ego trip to have a show wrapped around your wedding and the modeling of wedding dresses, but really? Her smugness and mean-ness was just over-the-top. I was shocked, even for Jessa, how arrogant her talking segments were. I shouldn't have been, however, as I well remember how hateful she was to Hannie about taking a nap once. Anyone could have a bad day, but this is, apparently, the real Jessa and it is not pretty at all.

As you can see, the commenter knows to which comment they are replying, but all that will post on the blog for many people is "I agree."  So then it becomes you agree with what?  It's meaningless and gets deleted.

Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 PM, A Honeymoon and a Courtship (Episode 1?)

Jeremy and Jinger have said "I do," and now the newlyweds finally get to enjoy some alone time.  Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo head down under for their honeymoon in Australia.  Meanwhile, back in Arkansas, another Duggar enters a courtship.

60 minutes

Monday, February 20, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Big Day (Episode 1?)

After months of planning, Jinger's wedding day is here!  The final details from dress fittings to surprise decorations are put into place and family and friends come together to celebrate Jinger and Jeremy as they become Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo.

120 minutes

Ratings:  1.389 M viewers and a .33 rating.

Monday, February 13, 9:00 PM, All About Jinger (Episode 18)

Jinger packs for her move to Texas, which includes a surprise gift from her family. She, Jeremy, and Jed drive to her future home in Laredo. As they anticipate her big move, the siblings take a trip down memory lane remembering Jinger through the years. (episode 15)

60 minutes 

Ratings:  998K viewers and a .31 rating.

The New Seaweed

Since Spurgeon's seabling is due almost any day now.  Here is the spot to discuss the new arrival.

My apologies but I frequently mistake that poor child's name and call him Sturgeon.  With a last name of Seewald, they really should be more careful.

He's here.

People article. 
 

Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Bachelor Party (Episode 17)

After weeks of wedding planning, it's time to celebrate Jinger and Jeremy with a Bachelor and Bachelorette weekend full of friends and family. Jessa and Ben find out the gender of Baby #2. Derick returns to OSU to reprise his role as Pistol Pete.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.165 M viewers and a .31 rating. 

Free Discussion, February, 2017

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Monday, January 30, 2017, 9:00 PM, Bachelor Pad Makeover (Episode 16)

Jinger and some of her siblings travel to Laredo to give Jeremy's bachelor pad a makeover. When opinions clash, will they be able to come to a decorating decision? Derick, Jill and Israel get some surprising news at their family wellness check-up.

60 minutes 

So the Duggars will redecorate the place that Jeremy's mother specifically went to Texas to help him set up?

Ratings:  1.091 M viewers and a .32 rating.

Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:00 PM, Could it be Twins? (Episode 15)

Jessa and Ben listen to the heartbeat of Baby #2, which makes them wonder if it's twins. They travel to see friend Flame in concert, and Ben takes center stage. Jinger continues with wedding planning and finalizes important details.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.070M viewers and a .32 rating.  

Sorry I forgot to update. 

Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Jinger Gown (Episode 14)

Jinger said yes to marrying Jeremy and now it's time to start planning for the big day, which is just 3 months away! The family takes a trip to DC to find Jinger's perfect dress. But with more options than imagined, will she find the dress of her dreams?

60 minutes 

Ratings:  1.259 M viewers and a .37 rating.

Free Discussion, January, 2017

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Comments saying or implying that Jeremy is an alcoholic will not be approved unless there is some current evidence of such a condition.  

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year!!

May 2017 be better for us all than 2016.



Jill is Pregnant Again

It's in People and on Derick's twitter.

Some posts were approved earlier today and now I don't see them.  Sorry, I don't know where they went. 

Free Discussion, December, 2016

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8:00 PM, Jinger's Wedding (Episode 13)

After months of anticipation, Jinger and Jeremy's wedding day has finally arrived! Take a first look at this special day as Jinger walks down the aisle to become Mrs. Jeremy Vuolo.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.840M viewers and a .54 rating. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:00 PM, Courting Jinger (Episode 12)

The big day is almost here! Count down to Jinger's wedding with a look back at the special place she's held in the Duggar household.

60 minutes

Ratings:  950 K viewers and a .23 rating.

    

Free Discussion, November, 2016

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Reminder:  We don't do politics here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:00 PM, Duggars at the Altar (Episode 11)

Take a look back at the Duggar daughter marriages! In two super-sized weddings, Jill and Jenna (it was Jessa but TLC seemed to forget) walked down the aisle just months apart, Jill with Derick and Jenna with Ben. Relive each ceremony and first kiss!  

60 minutes

The desperation reeks on this one.  TLC is so uncaring that they said Jenna instead of Jessa.  

Ratings:  782K viewers and a .18 rating.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 8:00 PM, The After Show (Episode 10)

The family comes together to relive some of the most memorable moments from season 2. Plus, before the reunion is over, there is a surprise guest in store for the cast.  

60 minutes 

Ratings:   1.123 M viewers and a .33 rating.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 8:00 PM, Jessa's Announcement (Episode 9)

Jinger and Jeremy celebrate their engagement in NYC. Meanwhile, Jill and Derick wrap up their mission work in Central America and are greeted with a big surprise party in Arkansas, but in the end, Jessa and Ben have an even bigger surprise of their own.

60 minutes 

Ratings:  1.288 M viewers and a .38 rating.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8:00 PM, Proposal in the City (Episode 8)

Jinger, Michelle, Jessa, Ben and Spurgeon are all in the northeast meeting some of Jeremy's family & friends and visiting his old stomping grounds. Little does Jinger know, Jeremy has an important question he plans to ask before the trip is over!

 60 minutes

Proof that proposals draw ratings:  1.343 M viewers and a .4 rating.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8:00 PM, A Guys' Guide to Courting (Episode 7)

Jinger, Jeremy, and chaperones go on a whirlwind trip to see his family and friends. Will delayed flights ruin a big surprise Jeremy has planned? And we take a look back at past Duggar courtships and hear the guys' tips for a successful relationship.  

60 minutes 

Ratings:  939K viewers and a .32 rating.

Free Discussion, October, 2016

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:00 PM, The Big Event (Episode 6)

Ben hosts a youth football camp with a group of former NFL players. Meanwhile, Jana hatches a plan to redecorate the guesthouse Jill and Derick will be staying in when they return from Central America. And Jinger and Jeremy plan a special trip to NYC.

60 minutes 

Ratings:  998K viewers and .32 rating.