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.

Fourth M DC Duggar is on order

It was announced during The Little Couple tonight that Anna is not surprisingly pregnant again.  She's about nine weeks so due in July.  Later articles have begun claiming she's due in June.

A Decade of Duggar Birth Specials

Here's the spot for the bored, the Duggar addicted, or anyone else strong enough to last through three hours of Duggar births.

Reliving a decade of Duggar deliveries, from Michelle's first televised birth to Anna's delivery with Marcus; experiencing the laughter, joy and tears of labor and delivery

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8:00 PM, Jill's Special Delivery

2 hours 1 minute

Free Discussion, May, 2015

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Behind the Scenes of an Upcoming Episode

How to film the lies they tell us:


Bringing Up Bates (UP Network)

We'll see what the interest is in their new show before deciding on a thread for each episode.

First episode airs tomorrow at 9 PM.  Some may have it On Demand.

Meet the Bates:

Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 kids, are buzzing about the latest addition to their family; the first Bates grandchild! As the girls prepare to throw a huge baby shower to celebrate, Alyssa gives the family some surprising news of her own and an accident leaves the family shaken.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:30 PM, Nesting and Room Re-do

30 minutes

Ratings:  3.230 M viewers and a 1.2 rating.  Poor Josie.  She has guaranteed exposure for every health situation she faces.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:00, Family Dinner

30 minutes

Ratings:  2.898 M viewers and a 1.1 rating.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:00 PM, European Honeymoom

Featuring fan comments, fun facts, and exclusive scenes - Ben and Jessa explore Paris, Rome and Venice on their European honeymoon. While the newlyweds are away, the rest of the Duggar clan prepare to get the couple's house renovated.

60 minutes

Ratings:  2.572 M viewers and a .8 rating.

Unreality of the Duggar Reality

As requested, a place to list the unreality of the Duggar show.

The Lies Behind the Shows

I just saw an article about reality TV that might be interesting to some readers.  I wish all the Duggar blind believers could read something like this about 19 Kids.

Josiah's Courtship

AKA What the special announcement really is.

People article.

Free Discussion, April, 2015

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 9:00 PM, Duggars Say I Do

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.951 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Dillard Baby

Since he may be making his appearance now, here's a thread for the little guy.

An ambulance was seen at the Dillard residence earlier today.

Birth watch is apparently on and real this time.  Derick posted on their website that Jill is having contractions.  ETA:  Derick please learn to write clearly.  Another false alarm.  Braxton Hicks only. 

He's arrived: People

Birth article: People 4/14

Jill clarifies a little:  People 4/15

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:30 PM, Birthing Class and Teamwork

Back to the grind, Michelle and the little ones take dog Bubba for a bath. Joy delegates chores now that Jill and Jessa are out of the house. Anna sews up a present for the newlyweds, Jessa and Ben while Jill and Derick attend their first birthing class.

30 minutes

2.287 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:00 PM, Jill's Having a....

Jill and Derick Dillard find out the gender of Baby Dilly! Jill's buddy group throws a Duggar-sized reveal party for the whole family. They even plan a surprise for Derick's mom, who is 400 miles away in Omaha. What will it be… a baby boy or girl?

30 minutes

2.229 M viewers and a .7 rating. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8:00 PM, Jessa's Wedding

The big day is finally here! The family comes together to marry off another Duggar daughter, Jessa, to Ben Seewald. But with gloomy weather predictions, a huge bridal party and a list of non-traditional requests, can they pull it all off?

120 minutes

2.259 M viewers and a .73 rating.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:00 PM, All About Jessa

A look back at Jessa Duggar, starting with the first special, as she grew up into the young woman she is today. Then the family hosts a flag football game.

61 minutes

Ratings:  2.421 M viewers and a .8 rating.

This episode will be preceded by a one hour wedding sneak peek.  East coast reports are that it's the engagement episode with some photos, possibly old ones, thrown in at the breaks. The rehash had 1.382  M viewers and a .4 rating.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:00 PM, Wedding Prep

Jill, Derick, Jessa, and Ben paint together on a double date while the family has a pizza party.  Later it's all about the wedding as the couple finalize last minute details.  Will everything come together or is there too much prep even for the Duggars?

61 minutes

Ratings:  2.267 M viewers and a .8 rating.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:31 PM, Race to the Altar

Jessa and Ben register for gifts, but will they end up with a registry full of toys and candy as Ben gets sidetracked?  Later Jessa and Ben join Joy and Jason to get in shape before the big day.  Jill and Jana cook a special Nepali dinner for Derick.

30 minutes

That should have been the title of Jill's wedding episode.

Ratings:  2.143 M viewers and a .8 rating.