Free Discussion December 2012

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Free Discussion November 2012

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 9:00 PM, Michelle's Birthday Makeover

(Titan TV) As Michelle's birthday approaches, the older girls plan for her to receive a makeover, but Jim Bob also plans for something unexpected; despite it being her own birthday, Michelle plans a surprise for the rest of the family.

I checked TLC's Duggar upcoming episodes and this one is no longer showing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 9:00 PM, Episode 25, Fencing and Fireworks

As of 10/17, still no title or description on TLC's website or my cable guide.  I'll keep checking and update when it shows up.  I don't think that this is a good sign for the series that it's taking TLC so long to put up a title and that they've dropped the repeats and reruns.

Ah, the illegal fireworks faked for the Fourth perhaps?

Update:  Official description is up.

The Duggars are lighting up the sky after the family purchases fireworks for the 4th of July. Then, Jim Bob takes some of the family to their first fencing lesson. And finally, the older girls start preparing for Michelle's birthday celebration.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:30 PM, Episode 22, Thrill Seeking Duggars

The Duggars put their family's history of motion sickness to the test when they head to Branson, MO to ride roller coasters! But first, their friends the Vanderhoffs are coming over for dinner. And later, see how Jill celebrates her 21st birthday! 30 minutes

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:00 PM, Episode 21, First Grandson Turns 1

First Duggar Grandson Michael is turning one and Jim Bob and Michelle are pulling out the stops! Plus, Anna decides to make a 3-tiered high-concept cake for her birthday boy, but will it be too difficult for her to pull off in time for the party? 30 minutes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 9:30 PM, Episode 24, Kittens and Konstruction

The Duggars are up to their knees in kittens! Michelle must teach the little ones how to feed, burp, and clean up after their newest additions. Meanwhile, John David is renovating a big project while also thinking about the future. 30 minutes No typo. That is what TLC titled the episode.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 9:00 PM, Episode 23, Baby Steps

Josh and Anna have added a new member to their family... Domino, the kitten! But caring for a new kitten becomes challenging when also caring for a baby and toddler. Plus, Anna has a big suprise for Josh as little Michael is about to take is first steps! 30 minutes

Free Discussion October 2012

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 9:30 PM, Hunting and House Guests

Newlyweds, David and Priscilla, visit the Duggars fresh off their honeymoon! Later, the Duggars go on a turkey hunt! Will Jinger and Jim Bob bag the first bird or will Joseph and Josiah be bringing home the turkey bacon?

30 minutes

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 9:00 PM, Grand Ole Duggars

The family heads to Nashville to help out with a charity event called Laundry Love! Later, the older girls speak at an emotionally charged speaking engagement. Finally, the family rounds out the trip by visiting the famous Grand Ole Opry.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 9:30 PM, A Duggar On Her Own


Anna takes Mackynzie and Michael to the public library where she is going to be the guest reader at story time. Will Mackynzie and Michael sit still long enough to hear how the story ends? Jana is going to Michigan for her first-ever solo ministry trip.

30 minutes

Change, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:00 PM Smile and Say, Duggars!


The family returns to Joplin, MO for a Mother's Day Fundraiser for the victims of the tornado in 2011. And when they return home, it's picture day for the Duggars! But will their photographer be able to get all of them smiling in the same direction?

30 minutes

Change Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 9:00 PM, Busy Duggars

The Duggars have a busy week ahead! First, Johannah turns six and learns to do things the big girl way, then Jim Bob takes the family hiking and fishing. Finally, the older girls and Cousin Amy let Grandma know just how much she means to them.
30 minutes

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 PM Duggars Dinner Party

The Duggars welcome the Popes for dinner, whose son was in the NICU with Josie. Watch as they prepare a Duggar-favorite, Tater-tot casserole, for 26 people. And it's a family affair when they help Josh move vehicles from one used car lot to another.

30 minutes

Kelly Had Another Miscarriage

Their blog.

That may have been the announcement that was removed from the last episode.

Tues, September 11, 2012, 9:30 PM, Puppies, Properties & Patients


The Duggars are pet sitting! See how the little kids handle taking care of two puppies and how Michelle keeps her cool when the puppies aren't the only ones not listening. Later, the family works together to ready a new property for renovation.

30 minutes

Tues, September 11, 2012, 9:00 PM All You Can Eat

With a family of 19 kids, there's no such thing as a light snack! Watch as we find out how the Duggars keep their bellies full between meals. Later, Anna spends the day with Mackynzie while Josie reaches a milestone at the doctor's office.

30 minutes

Free Discussion September 2012

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 9:30 PM, Duggar Sick Day


Did you know the last 5 Duggar kids were born on TV? Watch as we take a stroll down memory lane and see just how much these little ones have grown. Get a peek at the Duggars' enormous pantry and all the food it takes to feed a family of 21.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 9:00 PM Duggar Growing Pains


When Jordyn gets her head stuck in the railing, it's Jim Bob to the rescue. Later, the kids meet up with two other large families for pizza and a lesson in pizza dough tossing. Plus, Jim Bob and Michelle head to DC and have dinner with Kirk Cameron!

30 minutes

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:00 PM Duggars Down the Aisle

The Duggars are going to a wedding! Watch as the family travels to Florida where Anna's sister Priscilla is getting married. Meet David, her fiance, plus, the older Duggar girls discuss what they look for in a husband.

(60 minutes) 
Continuation of Season Six

Monday, September 3, 2012, 9:30 PM, Bates Plus 12

When you have a family of 21, what's a few more houseguests added to the mix? The Bates get a visit from their friends the Paines who are a family of 12. Later, we get a lesson on dating, and the family has one very big announcement to share.

30 minutes

Perhaps the episode has been edited.

Monday, August 27, 2012, 9:30 PM, Bates and Duggar Reunion

The Bates Family is heading to Texas for the annual homeschooling conference! Watch as we see what it takes to get 21 people packed, loaded up and out the door for a week-long trip. Later, we see them meet up with their friends the Duggars!

30 minutes

Monday, September 3, 2012, 9:00 PM, New Editions CHANGE

Gil and Kelly Jo have decided to take on some new tenants: chickens! Despite past failed attempts at keeping chickens, they're determined to make their land productive. Will the family finally get the bounty of eggs they've been hoping for?

30 minutes

New Season Press Release

Release.

Are they seriously going to allow "girls" to court?  Really?

Free Discussion August 2012

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Monday, August 27, 2012, 9:00 PM, 19 in Training

Education comes in many forms for the Bates family. Watch as Kelly Jo teaches some of the younger girls how to cook. And later, can the boys keep up when Gil, a former state champion, teaches them how to wrestle?

30 minutes

Monday, August 20, 2012, 9:30 PM, Practice Makes Perfect

Gil and Kelly Jo have 19 very well behaved children, but that didn't just happen overnight. Watch and learn some Bates Basics as we see all the training that goes into making this large family a little more manageable in public.

30 minutes

Monday, August 20, 2012, 9:00 PM, 19 Kids, 1 Emergency


The kids must fend for themselves when Gil rushes Kelly Jo to the hospital after realizing she's dealing with more than just the flu. As the family prays back home for a safe and speedy recovery, how will they handle life at home without mom and dad?

30 minutes

To the New Readers

Welcome.  I see the show about the Bates is drawing some new people to the blog.  We welcome new readers and your opinions.  However, there are some things you should know.  Anonymous comments are not used here.  Please pick a screen name.

Boards on boards type comments do not progress the conversation and are not generally allowed.  Samples are such as all of you people are judgmental bitches and need to get a life, I like the Bateses and if you don't like them just don't watch, and other such comments referencing other peoples' opinions and telling people off or how to think.  Polite disagreement with foundation is fine.  Rude, inflammatory, or debating style comments are not. 

Words I Never Thought I'd Type - Michelle Duggar on Raw Foods

Recently my family was in San Antonio for the Reformation of Student Family Conference. Afterward some of the kids and I decided to take a few cooking classes, a French one and a raw food one. We made all sorts of stocks and sauces in the French class. But we did a lot more chopping in the raw food class!

It was my favorite class. I was encouraged by how we can do better and do more of it for the family. And it was very yummy! I'm excited about the recipes and can really see my kids eating the dishes.

The key is the way that it's prepared and the flavors that are put with the vegetables; it just makes it really good and very nutritious because it's all live enzymes that aren't cooked, and this way they stay active, which is healthier for us.

In the class we took raw walnuts and put them in a food processor with a little bit of cumin and some other spices and just very lightly chopped them up a little bit. It was a little crunchy but it tasted like taco meat, and it's an easy thing to toss on salads or put in tacos -- I was just so amazed!

It was really encouraging after we learned these raw food techniques and the benefit of buying organic produce when you can. We realized we can buy local in our area, and that buying in bulk is key for our family.

There's also a natural foods co-op where we live, and we have different friends that we can buy stuff together and split it and still get really high-quality, healthy stuff without all the pesticides. For instance, we buy organic beef with a friend and freeze it. So we're trying to put to use what we've learned where we can.
 

August 13, 2012, 9:30 PM, Papa Bill's Farm

The Bates head to the farm! Gil and Kelly Jo load up the family bus and head to see Gil's parents. We'll meet Papa Bill and Mama Jane and see what they think of having 19 grandchildren!


The family heads to see Gil's parents; meet Papa Bill and Mama Jane.

30 minutes

August 13, 2012,9:00 PM Bates Episode One Love Times 21

TLC has their web page up. 


Gil and Kelly Jo just welcomed their 19th child into the world, but some complications send little Jeb back to the NICU. Back home, the rest of family pulls together to create a special homecoming as they plan to celebrate Valentine's Day Bate's Style.


Gil and Kelly Jo welcome baby number 19; celebrating Valentine's Day Bates' style.

30 minutes

Michelle on How to Embarrass Teens

Why would she want to do that?

Josh came by his bad driving habits honestly?  And what is it with the Duggars and car horns?

Reith-Bates Courtship Ended

Kelly has posted to end the speculation or our near certainty that the courtship ended.

Many have asked for an update on Zach and Sarah’s courtship that was announced last June. After prayer, Sarah decided to end the courtship several months after it began. We have not posted any updates or answered any comments about it until now, in order to give both Zach and Sarah time to heal.
Any parting of a relationship causes pain, and although we would love to avoid heartaches in life, it is through these very trying times that character and faith often grow. For Zach, it has been a time of learning, thinking, and drawing closer to Christ.
Zach is grateful that he and Sarah hadn’t chosen the traditional path of dating, since it protected them from wrong goals and further pain. The three main goals of their courtship were 1. to maintain purity, 2. to discover if they were the right life partners for marriage, and 3. to honor God first and foremost in their relationship. In that sense, their courtship was a success, as they achieved each of these goals.
Although the relationship did not progress into engagement and marriage, their time together was focused on strengthening their walk with the Lord, and therefore ended in friendship. Zach is grateful for having developed a relationship with Sarah and her family. He has learned valuable insights from the example of their family harmony and love for God. In spite of the pain of parting, he is full of memories and experiences that have encouraged him, strengthened him, challenged him, and humbled him. He can appreciate the growth that has taken place in his life as a result of these circumstances.
Thank each of you for your prayers and thoughtfulness!

United Bates of America

TLC DELIVERS MORE FAMILY FUN THIS SUMMER WITH NEW SERIES UNITED BATES OF AMERICA

(Los Angeles, CA) On Monday, August 13 at 9 PM ET/PT, TLC welcomes another supersized family in UNITED BATES OF AMERICA, an all-new series following Gil & Kelly Jo Bates and their large brood of 19 children, ranging in age from six-months to 23-years old. Audiences will recognize the Bates family from several episodes of the hit series 19 KIDS AND COUNTING, as they are close friends of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's clan. Each thirty-minute episode of UNITED BATES OF AMERICA explores a new adventure with the Bates family as they manage everyday life in the hills of Tennessee-and the inevitable chaos that ensues with 10 girls and 9 boys running around under one roof.

This eight-part series begins with newborn Jeb's emotional homecoming from the hospital-and the unavoidable adjustment of adding another child to the family-along with the children planning for their much-anticipated annual Valentine's "I Love You Day" gift exchange soiree. Over the course of the season, Kelly Jo and Gil share their love of music and family values-from homeschooling their children, to goofing off while building chicken coops and whitewater rafting. Second oldest daughter Erin, heads off to college for the first time to continue her education beyond her many years of homeschooling and the gang goes to hang out with the Duggars at the biggest social event of the year-the annual ATI homeschooling conference.

While the Bates family makes the country life look easy, they aren't without their struggles. See how the family copes with the older boys working at Gil's dangerous tree-cutting business, and when Kelly Jo is hospitalized, can the family function smoothly without her?

MEET ALL 21 BATES:

Gil: 47-years-old, father and owns the family tree excavation business.

Kelly Jo: 45-years-old, mother and homemaker extraordinaire who loves to cook.

Zach: 23-years-old, oldest brother and recently elected youngest county commissioner in Tennessee.

Michaella: 22-years-old, oldest sister, licensed EMT and nanny.

Erin: 21-years-old, first child to attend college, studying music and teaches piano.

Lawson: 19-years-old, "official" family shopper, runs his own lawn-mowing business.

Nathan: 18-years-old and dad's right hand man in the tree-cutting business.

Alyssa:17-years-old and spends time on mission trips most recently in Peru with Erin and Tori.

Tori: 16-years-old and plays violin alongside Erin in performances.

Trace: 16-years-old, ready to play ping-pong, football or any other sport with his brothers.

Carlin: 14-years-old, wows the family with her singing as she does laundry and irons.

Josie: 12-years-old and loves to read mystery novels.

Katie: 11-years-old, Kelly Jo's helper with the little kids either brushing hair or tying shoelaces.

Jackson: 10-years-old and causing mischief with his two younger brothers.

Warden: 9-years-old and always willing to lend a hand to his older sisters no matter the task.

Isaiah: 7-years-old and a great future catch with the way he compliments all his sisters.

Addallee: 6-years-old and loves spending time jumping on their trampolines.

Ellie: 5-years-old and likes to swing on their outdoor homemade swings.

Callie: 2-years-old, lights up the room with her smile and laugh.

Judson: 20-months-old and ready to hand over the spotlight to Jeb.

Jeb: 6-months-old and a little trooper despite his medical complications.

Free Discussion July 2012

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TLC Has Up a Bates Family Page

TLC is gearing up for the show.  They have a few videos up. 

TLC website.
The one I've watched says at 45 Kelly is considered high risk.  Ya think?  Such edifying news they give us.  Video

Sneak Peak New

Free Discussion June 2012

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Trouble Reports of Seeing Comments

A couple of comments have come in about not seeing new comments.  I'm not having an issue when I look at the blog.  Perhaps it's because Free Discussion has gone over 200 comments?  If that's it, readers need to click on the newest tab to see those after 200.  I'll leave comments open here to see if that resolves the problem.

Free Discussion May 2012

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Michelle Duggar on Expectations

From TLC's Parentables:
One of the things Jim Bob and I realized early on in our relationship was the idea that we have expectations that we sometimes can't live up to. We all have ideals about what we expect from our loved ones, and this is something Brother Elmore, who is our preacher and pastor at our church has talked a lot about.

As a mom I could have an expectation of a clean house (or a semi-clean house) so I can at least walk down the hallway without tripping over toys, or the expectation of a good night's sleep of eight hours. Whatever those expectations are, our pastor has explained, may be way up here in the clouds, but our actual reality may be down here with what we're dealing with, and everything in between is frustration. And you can find yourself getting very angry and put out about the way your life is because you've got all these expectations of how you thought it was going to be, or what it was like when you were growing up.

When we realized early in our marriage that we needed to give those expectations to God -- we needed to yield our right to a clean house, to a full night's sleep, to whatever it is that we think we deserve or we should have -- and say, "Lord, I'm not going to have these higher expectations that may not ever actually get reached. I'm going to give this to you, Lord, and if you allow anything to happen, that's good. I'm going to praise you, and I'm going to be grateful and yield my expectations to you."
And here's what I think happens if we don't do this and we don't learn this lesson in our relationships: We're going to withhold praise, and we' won't be able to praise our spouse or our children because they're never going to meet our expectations. We're always going to have this attitude toward them that "You're irritating me. You are a frustration in my life. You are causing grief." So we need to be able to set aside ourselves and our expectations.

And yielding our expectations doesn't mean we don't need to make goals. Setting goals and making plans is different. But giving up expectations gives us a grateful spirit -- we're not discontent with where we are in life. And we're not always grumbling and complaining about the way things should be -- it really does create a spirit of gratefulness in our heart.

Anna Pregnant Again?



We might as well join the internet speculation.  Baby bump?

April 2012

Duggars on Today Show April 2012

I still haven't seen a listing showing them, but in case an announcement is made or they appear, here's the spot!

Supposedly it's this coming Monday, April 9, and it's mainly a pre-filmed segment of a staffer visiting them with film crew to see how they get ready in the morning.

Free Discussion April 2012

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Interesting Discussion Point

While looking for something else this morning, I found this gem.  It doesn't exactly match my belief system but I thought since it directly contradicts Gothard it would be interesting.  It's part of a headcovering discussion, so why if Gothard doesn't allow women to wear pants (Old Covenant) does he not require head coverings which are mentioned in the New Testament? 

We, as Christians, are no longer under the Old Covenant Law, the Law of Moses, but under the commands that Jesus gives us in the New Testament. However, this is one place where these denominational groups go back to the Old Covenant Law and require people to follow the Old Covenant Law.This myth is based on Deuteronomy 22:5 and an incorrect translation that women are not to wear men's clothing. The word "man" in that verse is the Hebrew word for warrior. The Hebrew word translated "pertaineth" actually means "apparatus, armor, artillery, etc". The verse is prohibiting women from being part of the army and prohibiting a warrior from disguising himself as a woman.
It is amazing that the myth that Christian men and women should wear distinctive clothing styles has persisted because in Bible times it was not practiced that way. In both the Old Testament and the New Testament times, the men and the women wore very similar clothing styles. Even if this command in the Old Testament was prohibiting women from wearing men's clothing, it would no longer apply to us as Christians because we are no longer under the Old Testament Law. That command in Deuteronomy 22:5 was not restated in the New Testament. In the New Testament, neither Christian men nor Christian women are to be part of the military.

New Visitors

We have some new readers!  Welcome.  We have some rules here.  What a shock, I know!

First, please select a screen name and try to use the same one consistently so people can get to know you.  Also we don't address individuals much less call someone out, try to engage in debate with a person, or incite a fight.  If there is a comment you specifically want to address, quote the comment not the person's name.  Finally, we use close to standard English.  I'll let a comment through that is missing one or two capitol letters or may correct them, but comments with multiple errors, shortened names for people (JB for Jim Bob), or especially deliberately written in all lower case will be destined for the trash bin. 

There is a reason for the no addressing individuals.  I've been on some boards and I visit one now, where this is allowed and it always ends in nastiness with some individuals and that makes my skin crawl.  I really don't like it when a reader or readers try to set people up to debate with them, are deliberately obtuse, or are crass just to rise out of people. 

Tuesday, March 27, A Duggar Loss

After announcing they're expecting baby number 20, Michelle and Jim Bob go to what should be an exciting ultrasound appointment to learn the baby's gender. But when a heartbeat can't be detected, how will the family deal with this devastating tragedy?

60 minutes

Tuesday, March 20, Boys Day Out

It's a fun day out for the Duggar boys! Watch as Jim Bob takes his sons to Fort Rock, AR for a father/son campout. But before they leave, Joy Anna has a special treat in store for the boys -- that is, if she doesn't burn them first.

30 minutes

Tuesday, March 13, Bates Family Special, 10:00 PM

The Bates Family (wt) introduces us to an amazing family of 21, living a simple, music-filled life in the picturesque hills of Tennessee. In this special, we meet the family, learn of their business, and witness the joy as they welcome their 19th child.
60 minutes

Bates family on Good Morning America

The Bates Family Series

Just announced this week.
Bates family statement on their blog.
Promo on ET website.
We'll put up posts for their episodes here as there are so many similarities that a new blog would be redundant.

Tuesday, March 13, Swerve & Serve

The Duggars are on the road again and in more ways than one! Watch as they head to Little Rock where they meet up with old friends and volunteer at a fish fry. And Michelle helps celebrate Joy Anna's 14th birthday with her first driving lesson.

30 minutes

Excellent example of "boards and boards" and why it isn't allowed.

Yes. And once my daughter said she wanted to drive a bulldozer for a living, but I haven't held her to that. How many kids say they want to be president, etc, and don't follow through with it?? Those poor Duggars. Apparently the audience must hang on to and remember every.single.word that they say and beat it into the ground years and years and years later. I bet John David wishes he'd never opened his mouth. I swear, if I hear "ONE time, John David said he wants to be a pilot," or "ONE time Josh said he wants to be a lawyer" one more time on this board I may blow a gasket! Because God knows, all of the posters have ALWAYS done every single thing they declared they wanted to do when they were 15 years old. GEEsh!
By Wash, rinse, and repeat, and repeat and repeat and repeat on Tuesday, March 6, Duggars in Space at 6:03 PM

Tuesday, March 6, Duggars in Space

The Duggars are out of this world! Jim Bob and the kids are going where no Duggars have gone before... Space Camp. The family tests their strength and skills in several astronaut training events, including a multi-axis trainer and flight simulator.

30 minutes

Free Discussion March 2012

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Please remember anonymous is NOT an acceptable name

This morning almost half the comments are from "anonymous."  I doubt that they are all from the same person.  You do not have to log in, but please choose at least the "name/url" option and put in the screen name of your choice.  No URL is required.  I'll possibly add names to some of the comments and let them through depending on how I feel and if the comment adds anything to the conversation.

Also comments made for purely or mainly political reasons, are not needed or welcome.  The purpose of this blog is definitely not politics. 

Tuesday, February 28, The Duggar Twist, 9:30 PM

The Duggars are back to doing what the Duggars do best, serving others! In this episode, the family visits a pretzel shop and helps raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization aimed at fighting childhood cancer.

30 minutes

Tuesday, February 28, Music with the Duggars, 9 PM

The Duggars are heading to Branson, MO for a speaking engagement and musical performance. We'll also catch up with Cousin Amy and learn more about her budding music career. And later, everyone is in the audience when Cousin Amy performs live onstage!
30 minutes

Anderson, Friday, February 24

Last week a promo on Anderson implied that the Duggars would be on this week.  Today they showed up on the guide for Friday's show.  In the promo, Anderson was asking about miscarriage.

(Not the 360 show, this is the afternoon talk show.)

Tuesday, February 21, 9:30 PM, 40 Kids, Oh My!

It's rare to find a family as big as the Duggars! Watch two big families collide when the Vanderhoffs visit the Duggars. And while Jim Bob is home playing host, Michelle hits the road to visit her best friend of 39 years and speaks at a Moms' Meeting.

(30 minutes)

Tuesday, February 21, 9:00 PM, Josh & Anna Check-In

It's a special milestone for Mackynzie as she gets her very first haircut! Will she be able to sit still or will it be a hair-raising experience for all? Meanwhile, Josh and Anna give us the latest updates on their car lot and baby Michael!

(30 minutes)

Today Show, February 14

Just checked my guide. You can pencil them in for Tuesday. Their usual spot is around 8:15 eastern.
Thanks to ennvee.

Bates Special March 27

Oh, please, only a special and not a regular show.

People

Kelly Bates is pregnant

Yes, she announced it on their blog even though they found the last pregnancy had ended at 10 weeks.  Both Kelly and Michelle will turn 45 in a few months if I calculated correctly.

Unconfirmed report that Kelly had the baby yesterday.

Tuesday, February 14, 9 PM, Season 6, Episode 1

The Duggars are back! Watch as the family adds new life, planting trees, visits a cornmaze, and hits the speaking circuit. Later, an emotional moment occurs when Michelle and Jim Bob go in for a routine pregnancy check-up.

video

Free Discussion February 2012

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January 2012 part 2

Please use this if you can't see the comments over 200 on the original thread.  It seems to work for some people and not others.

Have Your Thoughts and Feelings About the Duggars Changed?

Reality TV seems to both change people and as the viewers' familiarity with the families grows many peoples' perceptions seem to change over time.  Have your perceptions of the Duggars changed and do you think it's due to the Duggars themselves changing or becoming more and more aware of who the Duggars really are or a combination of both?

Free Debate

With the show in hiatus, I read something this morning that may lead to discussion related to the Duggars. 


For there are two things inside me, competing with the human self which I must try to become. They are the Animal self, and the Diabolical self. The Diabolical self is the worse of the two. That is why a cold, self righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute. But, of course, it is better to be neither.
C. S. Lewis

Anyone Interested

This morning no1 calculated the calories per serving of Chicken-Etti.  666 calories per serving.  Are there any hardy souls willing to calculate the calories, fat, and sodium of any other Duggar dishes?