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, October, 2018

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Monday, October 1, 2018, 9:00 PM, Episode 26, Josiah and Lauren's Prankless Wedding

It's Josiah and Lauren's wedding day and the happy couple is eager to walk down the aisle and finally share their first kiss.  But with Josiah being the family prankster and the brothers out for revenge, is the couple prepared for some revenge?

120 minutes

Ratings:  942K viewers and a .20 rating.  45th cable show of the day.


Monday, September 24, 2018, 9:00 PM, Jinger's Double Surprise, Episode 23

Jinger and Jeremy throw a gender reveal party for the family and the family has a surprise of their own for Jinger.  Josiah and Lauren celebrate their upcoming wedding with a game of giant foosball.  Joe and Kendra welcome their baby boy!

124 minutes

Ratings:  1.089 M viewers and a .31 rating.  17th cable show of the day.

Monday, September 17, 2018, 9:00 PM, Lauren Finds Her Dress, Episode 22

The Duggars celebrate Jana and John David's 28th birthday with a family ski trip.  Meanwhile, Jinger and Jeremy tour a birth center and find out the gender (sic) of their baby.  Later, Lauren goes shopping for the perfect wedding gown.  Will she find "the one?"

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.228 M viewers and a .29 rating.  20th cable show of the day. 

Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:00 PM, Thrift Store Date Night, Episode 21

Three couples go on a thrift store date night and choose outfits for their partners to wear.  With a small budget and a big sense of humor, will someone end up with a fashion faux pas?  Then new mom Joy and pregnant Kendra attend a Sip and See party.

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.163 M viewers and a .26 rating.  24th cable show of the day.

Free Discussion, September, 2018

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Monday, September 3, 2018, 9:00 PM, A Birth-Day and then a Birthday, Episode 20

The three pregnant sisters are reunited for a big family birthday.  Later, Joy goes into labor and after 20 hours she is transported to the hospital for an emergency C-section.  How will Joy and Austin handle this scary change of plans.

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.082 M viewers and a .21 rating.  34th cable show of the day.

Monday, August 27, 2018, 9:00 PM, Josiah Pops the Question, Episode 19

Jinger and Jeremy's good friends come for a visit and the expecting couple has a trial run at parenthood.  Will they be able to manage three kids under five without any meltdowns?  Later, Josiah travels to Georgia to propose to Lauren...

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.295 M viewers and a .31 rating.  13th cable show of the day.

Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:00 PM, An Explosive Reveal, Episode 18

Jinger and Jeremy celebrate their first anniversary and Jeremy has a very special surprise for her.  Josiah is ready to take the next step; will Lauren's dad give his blessing?  Later Joe and Kendra reveal the gender (sic) of their baby in a very explosive way.

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.213 M viewers and a .24 rating.  24th cable show of the day.

Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:02 PM, Jinger and Jeremy's Baby, Episode 29

In this first look Jinger and Jeremy are ready for their first baby's arrival.  Jinger heads to the hospital, but when progress is slow, there's worry she might have to have a C-section.  Will Jinger and Jeremy get the peaceful birth they want?

31 minutes

Ratings:  1.170 M viewers and a .25 rating.  23rd cable show of the day.

Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:00 PM, Jinger and Jeremy's Little Secret, Season 8, Episode 4

Jessa and Ben visit a creamery with the kids.  Joy and Austin go on a babymoon before their baby arrives.  Jinger and Jeremy are in Arkansas and have a special announcement for the family.

62 minutes

Ratings:  1.068 M viewers and a .24 rating.  24th cable show of the day.

Free Discussion, August, 2018

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Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00 PM, Episode 15, Make Room for Baby

Joy and Austin check in on baby Forsyth at their midwife appointment.  In Laredo, Jinger and Jeremy do some window shopping for a new piano.  Joe and Kendra move into their new home and have a special reveal for the family.


124 minutes

Ratings:  1.105 M viewers and a .28 rating.  14th cable show of the day.

Monday, July 30, 2018, 9:00 PM, Episode 14, First Comes a Wedding, Then a Honeymoon

From Titan TV (Episode 7-14)
An exclusive first look is taken at Lauren and Josiah's wedding, where they share their first kiss after saying their "I do's," and a closer look is taken at the beginning of their courtship; Kendra and Joe take off to Greece for their honeymoon.
From TLC:
In this first look at Josiah and Lauren's wedding, the bride and groom say their "I do's" and have their first kiss!  Then wind back 6 months earlier to the beginning of their courtship.  Meanwhile, Joe and Kendra go on their honeymoon to Greece. 

120 minutes

Ratings for the 9 pm hour:  1.126 M viewers and a .27 rating.  17th cable show of the day.

At Least They Waited a Year - Jinger's Pregnancy

Jinger pregnant.

It's a girl.  People has the story plus a clip on TLC go.

Baby Felicity Nicole is here.

Free Discussion, July, 2018

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Free Discussion, June, 2018

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Free Discussion, May, 2018

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Free Discussion, April, 2018

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Moving on to the Next Wedding: Josiah and Lauren

It was announced this morning.  They're engaged. 

Monday, March 26, 2018, 9:00 PM, Episode, 12, Joe and Kendra Say I Do

The time has finally come for Joe and Kendra to say "I do."  There are emotional moments with family and friends as they prepare for their wedding day.  When the ceremony begins, a few surprises and mishaps make sure it's a day they won't forget!

120 minutes

Ratings:  1.115 M viewers and a .26 rating.
Old news so a drop. 

Monday, March 19, 2018, 10:07 PM, Episode 24, Joy Gives Birth

In this first look, Joy prepares to welcome her first child as her due date approaches.  With Austin by her side, Joy goes into labor and gives birth to her baby!

25 minutes

 Those of us who watched the webisodes have probably already seen this.  Wow, I'm glad she didn't give birth to a duck, woodchuck, or elephant.  ;)

Ratings:  1.342 M viewers and a .33 rating.