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.

Free Discussion, July 2020

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 9:00 PM, Duggars in Quarantine, Episode 12

The Duggars show how they're coping during the Covid-19 pandemic. From social distancing to empty grocery stores, we see how this big family's day-to-day lives have changed. Later, everyone comes together for a virtual family fun night.

120 minutes

Free Discussion, June, 2020

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Free Discussion, May, 2020

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Free Discussion, April, 2020

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Free Discussion, March, 2020

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Free Discussion, February, 2020

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Anna Marie Maxwell Has Breast Cancer

This is an exception to only Duggar and Bates discussion.  The Maxwells have known the Duggars for years.  Anna is currently pregnant at around 36 weeks.  They are planning to induce so Anna Marie can be treated.

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Free Discussion, January, 2020

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9:00 PM, Grandma Duggar Remembered

At the maternity photo shoot, a surprise guest reveals she's also expecting. Jinger and Jeremy prepare for their big move, but tragedy strikes when they get devastating news from back home. Joe and Kendra and Josiah and Lauren welcome baby girls.

122 minutes

Ratings:  1.071 M viewers and a .25 rating.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:00 PM, A Surprise Delivery

Jessa goes into labor two weeks before her due date and after the birth they are faced with an emergency situation. Joe and Kendra find out the gender of their second baby with a smashing reveal. Then, another Duggar reveals she's expecting.

60 minutes

Pardon the sarcasm, but two weeks before a due date should not be a surprise worthy of noting.

Ratings:  995 K viewers and a .22 rating.  A bit up from last week.

Next week is a two hour episode including Mary's funeral.

Free Discussion, December, 2019

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:00 PM, Five Pregnancies and Counting

Follow the next generation of Duggars as they celebrate some of life’s milestone moments, including the realities of growing up and raising their own families.

60 minutes

In view of what has happened in real life, that was an unfortunate choice of title.

Ratings: 950 k viewers and a .21 rating.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone here who celebrates Thanksgiving has a delightful one.  I'll be making an extended holiday visit so won't be around a computer very much.  I'll check in to approve comments as I can.   See you sometime next week.

Sharla

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 9:00 PM, Marriage Bootcamp

Jinger and Jeremy decide to hold a yard sale before their big move to LA. They must put their haggling skills to work and try to sell as much as they can. Meanwhile, the married couples attend a marriage retreat where they focus on their relationships.

60 minutes

Another ratings drop:  803 K viewers and a .19 rating.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 9:00 PM, Baby Number Two...But Who?

Joe & Kendra visit Jinger & Jeremy in Texas, where they sample some creepy, crawly appetizers. Jessa seeks help from a speech therapist as Henry struggles to learn new words. Joy & Austin surprise the family by announcing that they are expecting baby #2!

60 minutes

Ratings:  986 K viewers and a .22 rating.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:00 PM, The Great Duggar Campout

Jinger and Jeremy go house hunting in LA but with pricier real estate and small square footage, will they be able to find the perfect place? Meanwhile in Arkansas, the family is going camping. Later at dinner, one couple makes a special announcement.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.063M viewers and a .22 rating.

Free Discussion, November, 2019

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 9:00 PM, Kendra's Got a Secret

Kendra surprises Joe when she finds out she's expecting baby #2! Jessa recruits her brothers to build a deck for her house before the new baby's arrival. While Jessa & Ben are at the doctor with Henry, the guys also babysit Spurgeon.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.104 M viewers and a .28 rating.  

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 9:00 PM, Count Your Blessings

John and Abbie "Finnish" their winter honeymoon in Finland. Jinger flies to Arkansas after Grandma Duggar's health declines. Meanwhile, Lauren opens up about her struggles with grief and depression. Later, Jessa and Ben find out the gender of Baby #3.

60 minutes

Ratings: 1.117 M viewers and a .25 rating.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:02 PM, The Vuolos Take LA

Jinger & Jeremy explore LA with new friends. While hiking, Jinger discusses her decision to wear pants, which is unusual for Duggar women. Could the Duggar boys' road trip be the last time they're all together before one of them starts a new courtship?

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.218M viewers and a .33 rating.