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17 18 Kids and Counting – The Duggar Family Adds Another

December 18, 2008 by  

The Duggar family welcomed their 18th child on Thursday.  Yes, I said 18th.  If you’ve ever seen TLC’s show “17 Kids and Counting” then you are probably all too familiar with The Duggar Family. I know I am.

I’ve seen more eps than I’d care to admit.  It’s like a slightly creepy train wreck that I can’t seem to turn off.  The Duggars freak me out for many, many, many reasons (athough I find the oldest son strangely hot). Maybe it’ just that I’m a ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ kinda gal.  I just can’t get enough of those Gosselin kids (especially my little Aaden).

Despite my allegiance to another family of multiples, I wish nothing but the best for The Duggars.  Good luck Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar and your (now) 18 children: Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer and the newest baby, Jordyn, have been followed around by cameras for some time now

Yes, Jedidiah!!!

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101 Responses to “17 18 Kids and Counting – The Duggar Family Adds Another”

  1. Sara on December 19th, 2008 12:16 am

    I also can’t not watch this show. It’s definitely got a strange kind of power. ‘Jon & Kate’ is way better but I just can’t bring myself to change the channel when it’s over and I end up getting sucked in over and over. If you listen carefully, you can hear Jim Bob knocking Michelle up for baby number nineteen…

  2. Emily on December 19th, 2008 8:26 am

    That family scares me. But I still watch it.
    Scary scary scary. When will they stop procreating!

  3. Billiam on December 19th, 2008 8:28 am

    Seriously? You have 18 kids and you start all their names with J? “Jinger” seems like a cheat, and I’m confused by how to pronounce Jedidiah.

  4. Sara on December 19th, 2008 8:34 am

    I’ve watched one special on this family and I can’t stand to watch anymore. Making the older kids raise the younger while the parents cannot possibly have enough time to truly care for and get to know each child is so selfish.

    I love Jon and Kate Plus 8 though. Having two pregnancies that end up with 8 is so much different. Plus the kids are the most adorable little children.

    My favorite is Alexis and her “aldergator.” 🙂

  5. hanncoll on December 19th, 2008 10:25 am

    Dear Duggars,

    God said “be fruitful and multiply” centuries ago. The multiplication has been achieved. YOU CAN STOP, NOW.

  6. lishka on December 19th, 2008 2:34 pm

    I cannot and will not watch this show. I see no reason to celebrate what they’ve done.

  7. Liz on December 19th, 2008 7:49 pm

    People can and will endlessly debate whether or not these people are ultimately doing damage to society, but I will say this: they have a recipe for a tater tot casserole on their website. Given that this is the case, I’m quite sure that the only reason all those kids are so thin is that they’re malnourished. You can’t be eating double portions of tater tot casserole and still look good in those shapeless denim skirts.

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  10. Kit on December 22nd, 2008 11:54 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one freaked out by the Duggar family. They seem so programmed. They seem so institutional. Whenever they are on the Today Show, which is like at least monthly, they ALL give the same answers! Will you have another one? “Each and every one is a gift from God.” I was so surprised they got their own show on TLC because they are homeschooling, massive breeding, bad haircut, vacant, smiling evangelical clones. Sorry. They freak me out for a LOT of reasons!

    BTW, you pronounce Jedidiah, Jed-a-dya. Easy. I wish them no ill will at all. Their lives just seem so institutional.

    On a lighter note, I LOVE Jon and Kate plus 8, too. They are just amazing, and all eight of the kids are just adorable. Alexis and Aaden are just so much fun to watch!

  11. Tina on December 23rd, 2008 3:54 pm

    I also like John and Kate plus 8, too! Jon and Kate let those little ones be an individual person and know that the Lord made each of their children special and unique. On the other hand, the Duggars don’t understand the that the Lord made everyone different. Duggars get into “Word of God”

  12. Lisa on December 28th, 2008 7:53 pm

    I have nothing against large families, but I’ll admit the Duggars live in the past while the Gosselins live in the present.

    Michelle just keeps having babies, while Kate used fertility drugs.

  13. Amber Clayton on December 29th, 2008 9:51 pm

    i love your show and would like to know when it will have the new eppisodes. Have a great new year

  14. Miriam from Kansas on January 5th, 2009 12:52 pm

    I think it’s wonderful that the Duggars are blessed with 18 children. If children are a gift from God why do so many people try to avoid receiving all that God has for them. If God wants to bless us with a big family my husband and I have decided to receive all that God has for us. He’ll give us the grace to raise them correctly. Another thing that amazes me is that so many people that only want like 2 children have spoiled brats.I see families like the Duggars with 18 children training their children a lot better than most families with just a few children. Can anyone explain that?

  15. Bambi on January 22nd, 2009 8:43 am

    I would just like to say that I don’t know how the Duggars do it. I have one and as a single mom it’s hard to raise him. I was only blessed with one child. I had so many problems and complications with him both while I was pregnant and after he was born. My son understands the meaning of being without and that is so hard for me to tell him no at times but then again we do have a house, food, water, and heat so that I am thankful for. Well Kuddos to the Duggars for being able to take care of all thier children and I wish the best for everyone of them.

  16. Sara on January 26th, 2009 10:29 am

    Dearest Duggar family,
    Congrats go out to you all. From the wedding of your oldest to your birth of your youngest. I love watching the blessings God has given to you both. May you be blessed with Anna and Jordan-Grace. May you have my blessing today and always. sincerely,
    The family of Sara

  17. Julie on January 26th, 2009 10:52 am

    Love your show would love to see more of it everyday if TLC would play it everyday for me. Congrats on the wedding and the birth of baby 18. To all the Duggar’s a warm and Happy New A Year and will be watching the show tomorrow.

    The family of the Brossard’s

  18. Frequent Duggar and Jon&Kate watcher on January 26th, 2009 1:19 pm

    Kate Gossilin should have called Michelle and ask to borrow her uterus.
    I seriuosly thought I was the only one who was a little creeped by the Duggars. But also, along with almost every other watcher I am strangely and undoubtedly ADDICTED. The first time I watched 17 Kids and Counting I was high as a kite and I almost sh*t my pants laughing through the whole episode, and a little paranoid that people out there lived like this. I used to talk smack during the whole show, but then not turn the TV off when the I found out that there was another episode coming on next. Dont get me started with Josh and Anna… their god-worshipping, matching outfit, constant handholding relationship is the strangest thing ever. I wonder whats going to happen if Anna realizes Josh can’t ‘do the job’ as well as she likes? Its like TLC sublimitly created a Freak show series because they knew people like to watch weird sh*t.
    I love both Jon & Kate (Im totally naming my kid Aaden) and The Duggars and I secretly want Jim-Bob to knock up Michelle again, one more can’t hurt?

  19. chris on January 27th, 2009 9:09 pm

    Dear Duggers

    My wife and I watch the show all the time congrats on #18 If we could we would have lots of children we have 4 and thats all we can handle so I commend you.. We would love to meet yall yall seem like so down to earth people that put the Lord first in your life keep on doing what your doing your doing great. God bless you….

  20. Michelle on January 27th, 2009 9:11 pm

    I think it is great that Michelle Duggar is able to have healthy children, the way God intendend it to be done. I love watching the show, something wholesome for a change. Any parents who can raise well behaved, obedient children, should have more. I strive to raise my son in the nurture and admonition of God, and it isn’t easy. I pray daily for him and who he will marry and the husband and father he will become. Way to go Duggar family, we all have a lot to learn from you!

  21. Leola on January 28th, 2009 9:37 am

    Praise the Lord for you and your family that finally stood up to the world and is showing what the Lord had intended for his people in the first place. I’m so proud of you and your family. I was raised the old fashion way yeah! My Mom and Dad married for 72years until their passing and I’m so grateful for Mom always taking me to Sunday school and Bible school where I started my Love for the Lord. I know maybe you will not be able to answer this question but I knew after seeing the show last night when you said your Dad had a brain tumor and my husband has a brain tumor type meningioma in the front of his brain. We are going to have surgery the 12th of Feb 500 miles away.Seattle Wa I’m no city person so that scares me enough but I’m so scared for my husband even tho I know it is in the Lord hands but I pray I can be strong enough to accept what he has in store for me. I’d appreciate you guys could pray for us as I feel so weak at this time in my life. Thanks again. God Bless you All. Leola

  22. Donna Holliday on January 29th, 2009 11:09 am

    Hi I love your show. I don’t have any kids buy I love them. When I was litle I wont five bht that didn’t happening.Dose John and Anna live close to you ?
    Do any your grils date yet ? I hope you keep the show going for a long time.

  23. Shawn on January 29th, 2009 4:16 pm

    the duggers have all these big houses ,land and own all these business. I think they keep havin kids for the tax breaks and goverment benifits. Thats enough to make me not like them not to metion the crazy belifes they imposse on the kids. The girls worsip there husbands and have no mind of there own, its nuts. i hope the kids runaway and get real lives and old jim bob goes to jail for tax evasion.

  24. shell1719 on January 31st, 2009 1:29 pm

    You guys are crazy but u guys rock 18 kids and counting is 1 of my fravorite shows next to deliver me and Jon and kate plus 8 sometime michele u need to e-mail jon and kate plus 8 and tell them how u handle your kids because Kate thinks that she is going to loose her mind.

    from shell21222

  25. shell1719 on January 31st, 2009 1:39 pm

    I am so happy that u can handle all your kids are u ready for grandchildren ow and u should call kate Gosselin the mother of jon and kate plus 8 she thinks she is going to loose her mind ow and the wedding of the oldest I love do u think him and his wife will have as munch as u or more

    love shell12222

  26. shell1719 on January 31st, 2009 1:39 pm

    I am so happy that u can handle all your kids are u ready for grandchildren ow and u should call kate Gosselin the mother of jon and kate plus 8 she thinks she is going to loose her mind ow and the wedding of the oldest I love do u think him and his wife will have as munch as u or more

    love shell12222

  27. shell1719 on January 31st, 2009 1:40 pm

    I am so happy that u can handle all your kids are u ready for grandchildren ow and u should call kate Gosselin the mother of jon and kate plus 8 she thinks she is going to loose her mind ow and the wedding of the oldest I love do u think him and his wife will have as munch as u or more e-mail me back

    love shell12222

  28. Alex on February 22nd, 2009 3:54 pm

    This show needs to be shut down. They’re ridiculous, annoying, and fake. Seriously cannot wait for their kids to start consuming large amounts of drugs or getting pregnant.

    Jon and Kate is MUCH better. LOVE THEM

  29. Kate on February 22nd, 2009 5:32 pm

    I love your show. I am in complete awe. The house is so well run and the children are so well behaved. When I was young I babysat for a family that eventually totaled 11 children. My first night to sit for them, there were six.
    The house was always clean, the children well behaved and they all had jobs to do around the house. Mrs. T. sewed, she made all her own clothes and clothes for the children, she even made the boys suits. It appears that the more children one has, the more organized one must be. If not, chaos will reign. A self defense mechanism of sorts. With smaller amounts of children, parents sort of over parent and the children are not able to develop as independent people.

    Whatever it is, how can people criticize all these wonderful, well behaved, unselfish children? In Pennsylvania another young boy has shot someone. Look in the news, how many young boys are accused of murder?

    Bless the Duggers’ and thank you for the example.

  30. Kaitlyn Martin on February 24th, 2009 9:54 pm

    I think that all your kids have butiful kids and they have butiful names .

    what is the new baby’s name name
    ( jordan, grace, or mikiya)

    get back to me as soon as you can

    – kaitlyn martin

  31. Kaitlyn Martin on February 24th, 2009 9:59 pm

    dear Duggers,

    your show is awesome

    can you tell Jinger i said hi

    hope Jordan is doing great

    – Kaitlyn Martin

  32. pineapplejenna on March 2nd, 2009 4:33 pm

    I’d MUCH rather grow up in the Duggars’ home, than say…oh…Jon & Kate’s home. Michelle is actually nice to her children!

  33. ashley on March 11th, 2009 10:21 am

    who the HELL do these people think they are?!?! all this BS about god being such a big part of their lives??? gimme a BREAK! i understand loving kids and all that jazz but have a few of your own and if you REALLY wanna do “gods work” – QUIT HAVING YOUR OWN KIDS AND ADOPT SOME THAT NEED IT!!! these people are nothing but selfish @$$holes! they should both be sterilized so they cant have any more… selfish psychotic worthless scam artist jerks!

  34. vici on March 12th, 2009 7:45 pm

    I never see the mom or dad interact or hug or talk individually to a child. Everything is done with a group and over the intercom With all the jurisdictions, what does Michelle do? The older girls cook and clean and take care of the babies – the only time I see Michelle with them is when she is nursing . The father treats them like a little army giving instruction as a group. Does he know what they like as an individuaol or are they just lumped together and made to believe only what they are told from mom and dad being kept from the outside world. What a cult situation.

  35. Josiajezebejerushajeremiah Johnsonjewels on March 17th, 2009 9:48 pm

    Wow. This is the culmination of Western Civilization? Fascinating…it’s almost like a big “f*ck you!” to humility, social/environmental justice issues, economic equality, etc. For you Christians out there who misquote and misrepresent the Hebrew Bible, where is the gospel of Jesus in this prosperity porn? How is it “loving thy neighbor” when your own American family consumes more raw resources, burns more hydrocarbons, and uses more kilowatts of power than a third-world village? As if that is not enough this family is actually celebrated, broadcast on national cable networks and utilized as fodder for talk show slop. And then the crowning achievement…people supporting it in the blogoshere! Congratulations, America, you have found your new idol.

  36. Dana on March 19th, 2009 2:24 pm

    Dear Duggars
    You are amazing people, I have a lot of respect for the way you stand up for your beliefs in this crazy world we live in. However, I can’t help but think that your lifestyle with 18 children is a little selfish. I’v always wanted to have a few of my own and if I could I would adopt as many as possible. There are children out there in need. What do think about that? I do not mean to sound rude at all, I wish all of you the best, just wondering what your opinion is on that?

  37. Na's 5 on April 6th, 2009 11:24 am

    U guys are great!

  38. katie weatherbee on April 6th, 2009 4:19 pm

    Dear Duggars
    why do you have soo many kids you suck!!! i hate you but… Jon & Kate plus 8 rules i think you guys are just having more kids too get on tv & be more popular then them! But you will never because you suuck

  39. Roxana on April 7th, 2009 11:16 pm

    hi my name is roxana and i was really behind on watching your show because i just saw the episode where Johanna (cute) was born.i have never really heard of a person having the same birthday as me. i was born October 11,1996 and at 6:44 so that was cool because we almost have the same time. yay
    roxana ulloa
    p.s. i love your show and i barely started watching it

  40. briajna on April 7th, 2009 11:32 pm

    omg this show sucks big one literally dude stop nockin her up already jon and kate rules they are so much cuter alexis and aeden are the bomb. if u really want to learn how to take care of your kids watch theyre show

  41. KOURTNEY on April 9th, 2009 7:12 pm


  42. Christine on April 11th, 2009 1:46 pm

    I saw the Winter/power out episode. It was stated that they have used 150,000 diapers. This was while a crew member was driving home through ice to bring diapers for the new baby.

    I’m sure I am not the only one disturbed by this horrible, blatant assault on the earth and it’s already disgusting disposable diaper mountains and canyons in landfills.

  43. Shannon on April 14th, 2009 10:24 am

    I love how the Dugger family teaches the WORD OF GOD to there children. you dont see that to much in todays day and age. and I give the parents a lot of cretit for doing a wonderfun job of raising thoes childre. they are very well behaved.

  44. Sharon on April 16th, 2009 12:44 am

    I would like to say I really respect the love and care you give to you beautiful family. I am so happy to see you stand up for your beliefs and what you have instilled in your children. I was only blessed with 1 beautiful daughter who is now 28 and expecting her 2nd child in July. I have 1 (6 year old) grandson. I love all your children, however, the little ones are so precious. I am a christian and have raised my daughter in church. I believe we will be required to answer for the way in which we raised the children blesses with in this life. I am impressed with the way your older children help with the little ones. I think, in a family the size of yours, EVERYONE would need to help with chores. Also, congrats on your new grandbaby. You also seem to have a lovely and sweet daughter-in-law. Well, God Bless you all and keep up the good work.

  45. thomas on April 19th, 2009 3:09 pm

    he born

  46. misty on April 21st, 2009 6:08 pm

    I love your show.I love how you guys have raised your children to love the lord and love each other.I wish I could have more kids.I was blessed with 2 healthy and beautiful children.I wish you all the best of luck on all your blessing from god.God bless.

  47. nancy on April 25th, 2009 2:36 am

    I have no objection to people having as many children as they want as long as they have the means to take care of them (unlike octomom). It is also nice to know (at my age) that some people who have beem married 25+ yearas are still humping like bunnies and enjoying their relationship. These two people have created a large and loving family, but I am concerned about 2 things. Jim and Miclelle Duggar bring Cancer and Altzeimers to the table in their gene pool. Are they right in exposing their offspring and future generations? Although I am a strong believer and subscribe to many of their values, the flip side of saying “it’s God’s will” is another way of saying “I’m not responsible”. The other concern is what are these children going to do for a living if they don’t have the advantage of higher education. If Josh were so successful, the and his wife wouldn’t be pandering their first born to make money from the show. It doesn’t matter how much money this family makes from this show, the public is fickle and will turn away in an instant leaving them out in the cold. There won’t be enough to support this family forever. I am most concerned about the 6 little boys born in a row. How will it be 10 years from now when the older girls are gone and a menopausal Michelle is left to contend with their unrest and roaring hormones. In her case, what if she has the gene for Altzneimers? It usually turns up in your 50″s. Now that Michelle is over 40, her risk of giving birth to a special needs child increases dramatically. Who will raise it if she cannot? It is time for the Duggars to care for and thank God for what they have and enjoy their grandchildren.
    PS Jim Bob, knock off the harispray. It makes you look like a cheap TV evangelist. Even your own children laugh at you. That is not setting the right example.
    PSS Josh and Anna, you are not Raggedy Ann and Andy, grow up and stop dressing like twins.

  48. destiny on April 25th, 2009 11:32 am

    why dont you believe in birth control?? i dont think that it is right to have that many kids. And since you do have that many its not right that you have every older child to take care of a child younger then them. ITS NOT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! you should stop haveing kids when you have to start haveing your other kids take care of the other kids. when you make them take care of a little kid they dont get a chance to be a kid themself!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Linda Berger on April 29th, 2009 2:25 pm

    To the Dugger Family,
    I send my condolences to your family on your recent loss of Jim Bob’s father. I applud your family, I don’t know how I would do with 18 children, but God gives us no more than we can handle. I pray that your family is able to enjoy many happy healthy years together. It is great knowing we will again see those who have gone to be with God ahead of us. Please keep up the great work you are doing. You are raising great children! Thank you for sharing your morals and family values. We need a lot more of that on TV.

  50. lisa on May 10th, 2009 6:40 pm

    This family is doing a GREAT job so they should be left alone as to how many children they should or should not have! I know families that have 1 or 2 children & can not handle or raise them.
    We can all learn a great deal from them with their parenting skills, the love they have for one another, character & morals beyond compare!
    One thing that people tend to forget it that being a family is also being a TEAM. You work together, play together & pray together.
    Thank you Duggars! You are an inspiration and a blessing to so many people that don’t even realize it!

    God Bless you all!
    In Him,

  51. Don on May 10th, 2009 8:55 pm

    I am speachless, dumbfounded.
    I just don’t understand what in hell would make a seemingly ordinary couple want to TRY and raise 18 children. It’s just plain stupid.
    Children are a blessing, but when you keep producing children to help you raise the ones you can’t. That’s when it becomes insane.
    The show is a slice of the life you and your family live. But children raising children? That’s not parenting, it’s a production line.
    I wish only the best for the Duggar’s and I hope all the children will eventually have happy and NORMAL live’s; because Michelle and Jim Bob are way beyond help.
    The Duggar’s should let there children be children.

    Sincerely, Speachless and dumbfounded by the Stupidity of the Duggar “Parents”

    Don H

  52. JosieJudd on May 12th, 2009 10:22 pm

    The one person that bothers me in this amazing family is Josh. He seems so judgmental with cousin Amy and her boyfriend. He acts like everything is black and white, no gray area at all. As for the no kissing with their courtship, it was more uncomfortable to see their hand holding and immature giggling that planting a quick kiss on her cheek. Also if he plans on being a used car salesman for a long time, I dont think he will make enough to support a lot of children like they want. Ever heard of the economy?
    Jim Bob is very buisness like and Michelle is a saint. My mom passed of Alzheimers last year, death is very hard even though I know she is with the Lord. I sympathize with their loss.
    The kids, with exception of Josh seem very sweet, down to earth I enjoy watching them be regular kids who scream, jump on the furniture and dont eat their vegetables.

  53. Lorri on May 13th, 2009 1:03 am

    Hey Michelle, the 80’s called and they want their hairstyle back!! And what is she trying to prove having all those kids…enough already!
    Also, does Anna have to CONSTANTLY be touching Josh…holding his hand, grabbing his arm…enough already.

  54. robin on May 18th, 2009 1:49 pm

    i love your show you are amazing parents dont worry about other people i get encouraged watching your show i have 3 kids judah hannah dezirae and i love them dearly keep serving the lord may he bless and keep you robin burchett

  55. Allie on May 21st, 2009 11:38 am

    My main problem is that the more kids a person has, the less one-on-one bonding time they can spend with each kid personally.

    As a mom, I would rather have a couple of kids that I can spend quality time with than 18 kids fighting for my time.

    I would rather have 2 or 3 kids eating good high-quality food and meat then 18 kids eating Tater Tot casserole.

    I would rather have a couple of kids wearing good quality clothes that make them look and feel good about themselves and shoes that fit and have good arch support then 18 kids wearing shapeless hand-me-down uniform type clothes.

    They may be sustaining the lives of these kids and giving them the minimum they need, but why not have just a couple of kids and give them the very best you have? Don’t kids deserve the best we can give them?

    Are these 18 children going to have 18 college educations or will they have to struggle? I missed that part.

  56. viggy on May 22nd, 2009 4:47 am

    this family is goddamn scary. evangelical freaks…use birth control woman! she acts like shes doing the world a favor by having so many kids but she treats them like an army…and the dating thing and the rules they have to abide by is messed up. let these kids live a little jeez…and those ugly denim dresses totally complete the cult image

  57. chris on May 24th, 2009 6:51 pm

    quit having so many kids your are wreakin the envierment you idots.

  58. chris on May 24th, 2009 6:52 pm

    quit having so many kids your are wreakin the envierment you idots.I bet the last few kids just walked out that womans ass

  59. jessidiah-joyannajustiniahjoe on May 26th, 2009 12:41 pm

    you are sick people.


  60. freaked out on May 26th, 2009 1:25 pm


    -all the “j” names is a bit…too odd for my liking.( very actually)

    -18 is wayyy too many, time to close the legs and the big V for dad….enough its almost embarassing..lolol

  61. Cheryl on May 26th, 2009 7:38 pm

    I came from a family of 6 kids. I am the baby and hate it. I think the Duggar family is crazy and its about time she figures out what birth control is.

    I dont know how they manage all of those kids, I am married with 4 kids and that felt like 4 too many.

    And, why all the J names…….

  62. Jess on June 1st, 2009 5:41 pm

    Something tells me that the eldest son’s wife is headed down the same path…endless childbearing…

  63. kaylee on June 2nd, 2009 8:41 pm

    i think your familey is relly talintied im 12 years old and wich i hade a big familey like yours im just like your familey i love to lurn about god and to pray all the time. i would love if we could ceep in tuch. you gise are my role modle and im proud to wach your show everyweek. ceep doing the show cant wate to see the new show.

    kaylee xoxo

  64. kaylee on June 2nd, 2009 8:42 pm

    i think your familey is relly talintied im 12 years old and wich i hade a big familey like yours im just like your familey i love to lurn about god and to pray all the time. i would love if we could ceep in tuch. you gise are my role modle and im proud to wach your show everyweek.

  65. Acee on June 10th, 2009 9:24 pm

    I find this show intolerable. They seem to be loving parents but considering the disregard they show toward the planet I question this. Exponential is so powerful. The global population has doubled in forty + years. Think about it, it has taken from a biblical perspective 6000 years (completely inaccurate more like 11,000 years) of living and dying to be at 3.4B in the mid-seventies and in such a short time wholla! doubled! This is OUR HOME and God won’t save us from disaster. This is not about financial stability anymore, hasn’t for awhile although of course the rich will buy up the best foods. These foods which because of soil erosion, natural pollinators eg. the honeybee leaving called CCD (colony-collapse disorder) and pollution etc. are showing significant signs of degradation and the yields are even scarier. (Now silos are coming down). THERE WILL NOT BE ENOUGH FOOD, AND SOME DIG THE DUGGARS are you kidding me!!! We love our children, we want more. If so, how come we’re going to leave them a world where they will have to get their calculators out to get an accurate coliform count before jumping into their favourite watering-hole. Why am I saying all this? Cause the biggest core problem in this world is over-population. Everything with no exception are just the symptoms. Here’s a scenerio for you: Within 30 years, there will be an abandoned porsche sitting with the keys still in the ignition, and a little boy will run by with a basket of apples, he holds them tight. A thug will run out from a dark corner, he will stop quickly at the porsche, run past, grab the boy’s apples, knock him over just-in-case and then take another look at this spectacular car but quick again, he has his apples!!!!

  66. shanny on June 12th, 2009 10:58 pm

    kate should learn for the duggers ….. watch the way mitchell speaks to Jim and her mannerism.

  67. Crystal on June 15th, 2009 6:49 pm

    I am appalled at all the rude and unkind words that people have spoken about The Duggar family. I see absolutely nothing wrong with them having as many children as they desire. In my opinion they are not sharing they’re story of their huge family for the wrong reasons but, for the right ones. Who are we to judge their lifestyle? I think it is wonderful that they have such a close family and love each and everyone of their children. This is just my opinion but, to the rude remarks that people have made could it be that you are jelous you aren’t as close to your family? I have not been as lucky on my dad’s side of the family we are divided and my grandmother passed away exactly a week ago today needless to say even at her funeral some family members were incredibly disrespectful. I wish that our family were more like the Duggar family it would be a true blessing!

  68. Acee on June 15th, 2009 10:13 pm

    What does rude have to do with anything! Open up a book, watch some non-sensational news rather than… some scripted show and SEE, LISTEN, THINK AND DISCERN. Jealous? What the heck does this have to do with a world crises of poor yields, carbon and photoplankton that is dying every moment and is the ONLY THING that gives us our oxygen in the air (trees 8%, photoplankton 92%). Everytime we breath, most of the air is oxygen, once inhaled it is converted forever. There’s not free oxygen coming in, this is why astronauts are BUBBLEHEADS. So what gives us this valuable (oxygen) commodity worth more than all riches in the world PHOTOPLANKTON and it is dying because the global ocean is acidic. So why do I mention the Duggards? Because each additional person breaths in more air, because each additional person pollutes in some way the global ocean. Once the photo die, the people die. And you comment on jealously. There will be no CLOSE families to be jealous of. SNAP OUT OF IT!

  69. Demi on June 21st, 2009 7:38 pm

    dear dugger family,
    ♥good note♥
    i think that you have a good family.you beleve in god and i think that that is a good way to raise a family.teamwork is an important way to raise a family, and you hsave gotten plenty of it!

    ○bad note○
    since when is it ok to only let the man be in control all of the time??? Your girls need to grow up to be strong an independant and not just a stay at home mom! your men cant grow up to be the umbrella of the house, they need to be a partnership, he needs to share the umbrella! whats to happen if her husband dies? thats gonna be a pretty big switch!

    im not trying to tell u how to run your house!

    with hope the Galindo family

  70. beverly on June 23rd, 2009 5:17 pm

    I don’t have a problem with the duggars having so many children as long as they are able to support them all I also don’t think it is bad that the olders help with the younger it will give them experience when they have children of their own. however i feel that each chid should be treated as a induraual and I feel it is important for each child to have some one on one time with their parents and i don’t see that they all act alike and dress alike

  71. Amber on June 23rd, 2009 9:45 pm

    i think the family is pretty good. But i love Jon and Kate plaus 8! I think Jon and Kate looked good together! I think its going to be a big change when Jon does leave Kate! I loved them together!!!

  72. Ian Cooper on June 25th, 2009 10:32 am

    Ever seen the movie ‘The Stepford Wives’? That’s what we have here. I have no problem with them having as many kids as they want, but in terms of their outlook on life, the Duggars are freakin’ batshit crazy, every last one of ’em. That’s the sort of family that breeds the type of loon who snaps and ends up strapping multiple weapons to himself and heading to the mall for a morning of extreme mass-murderous nutcasery.

  73. pixie on June 27th, 2009 9:20 pm

    Do the Duggars ever think about the children in orphanages in this country. They could do so much for others. Do they really love children or do they just enjoy creating them?

  74. Acee on June 28th, 2009 8:28 pm

    SHOUT OUT!!!! Please boycott this show and the others in favour of a show about an adoptive family. If you need a good reason of many, read my note a few above. THE WORLD IS OVERPOPULATED, OUR RESOURCES ARE ENDING AND SO WILL WE. IF YOU”RE LOOKING FOR ‘NO ROOM TO STAND’ BEFORE THE LIGHTS GO ON, WE”Ll BE GONE BEFORE THEN.

  75. Sarah on July 7th, 2009 9:42 pm

    Dearest Duggars,
    Your show is the best! I am watching it at this very minute, the one where you went to the homeschool conference in Texas. I hope you keep doing this show and don’t end up lke Jon and Kate plus 8. Blech! Love you (not Jon and Kate plus 8)

  76. DAN on July 21st, 2009 3:34 am


  77. Brandy on July 21st, 2009 10:56 pm

    I think that they are a very happy family, and it doesn’t matter what people think about them. It’s their life, so let them live it the way they want to.

  78. Creeper out on July 31st, 2009 1:38 am

    Creeped out. It is like a weird cult. Why don’t they fix the mom’s hair?l

  79. Marianna on August 3rd, 2009 2:28 am

    I’m not a regular viewer of the show. There’s only so much saccharine sweetness a body can absorb as the Duggars are led from one staged event to the next before the brain gives up, throws up and lapses into a diabetic coma. As for family, there’s more to raising a family than the sum total of it’s parts. The Duggars aren’t raising a family they’re spitting out a platoon of autobots. No individuality, no minds, no ideas, no lives of their own.

  80. Marianna on August 3rd, 2009 7:48 pm

    And another thing ….. What is with Michelle and that ridiculous cape she wears while nursing?!!? I get modesty. I myself am a modest woman and I’ve got to tell you I managed discretion in nursing without the need to swaddle myself in a pup tent. Poor baby! batting around in the hot, humid, dark under there. Where’s the eye to eye contact? Where’s the intimacy? Where’s the connection?

  81. sara on August 6th, 2009 5:17 am

    the dugger family- god said little children come to meand the blessing of his angels he gave to youin the form of your beautiful 18 children you have your own brand of angels from heaven they are your present your futureinto forever god bless you mom and dad dugger and anna and josh you have blessed the world; sara

  82. Summer on August 14th, 2009 4:45 pm

    dear duggars i am such a fan i always cant wait to watch your show and all of your kids are gorgeous i dont do that religion i am a baptist and i would love to be on your show would you email me and tell me what you girls put in there hair and maybe we could become good buddys and i think jessa is the prettiest and did you get your hair cut michelle.

  83. Barbara Dieringer on September 1st, 2009 12:50 pm

    Can NOT believe they are having another child. Enough is enough!

  84. dennika on September 1st, 2009 3:37 pm

    to be honest i am happy for them. yes making a baby of your own is beautiful, but they have 17 and another one is on the way. i kinda find it a little selffish. first off i am an adopted child i was when i was 1yr old if it was not for a family that really wanted to take in a less fourtunate child who dosent have a home i have no idea were i would be today. there are so many childern in this world that need homes but eveyone is so selffish that they think that they need to have there own child to have a speacial bond or whatever it might be but not true! and the fact that people are always talking about more pollution, try to save water, try to saves natural resources but you cant look at how many people are born eveyday and our population continues to grow think population versus resources in this world . i dont see why people are so hesitant to adopt a child im not saying you cant have a family of your own im just saying why bring so many more beings in this world when there are so many that need homes and need love and some of those people never get adopted and grow up never having a real family just being stuck in foster home after foster home.some even go as far as to having enough running away and end up on the street and then people wonder why there are so many street kids.i love my mom and dad so much and they love me too. im glad i got another chance to have a better life.

  85. Don on September 5th, 2009 11:26 am

    If I am correct, Michele just got knocked up again so now it’s 19 and counting.
    and the stupidity shall go on.
    God how big of a F*^K up can a parent be?
    I’ve seen jack asses in but these 2 morons take the cake.

  86. mic james on September 15th, 2009 11:38 pm

    God gives us brains to know when to quit!!!!

  87. Theresa on October 14th, 2009 1:30 pm

    Kudos to the Duggars for being God fearing parents. They have instilled such goodness and love into their children. And yes, each one is a blessing. My only question is were there any multiple births involved? I find grace in knowing that Michelle gets very good medical care during her pregnancy. I do worry about her health and all that the body takes when going through a pregnancy and delivery. God has blessed you over and over and you deserve it. I feel sorry for everyone that has posted a negative view. Why do they take it so personal? Everyone is on the Jon and Kate bandwagon and look where they are now? Money got to them and the kids were tossed aside. I don’t buy the standing line of “I’m in this for the kids” that’s not true. God bless you Duggars and may you be healthy and happy forever!

  88. Judy on October 23rd, 2009 4:26 pm

    I’m kind of sucked into the Duggars. I’m not really sure that their way of life is for everyone, but it seems to work for them. They actually seem less brainwashed than some families like theirs. I would have to say that they are doing a great job of creating good citizens and unselfish persons. Good for them.

    However, I do think that the non-stop pregnancies are a little much. I find the philosophy of “what God decides to give us” and “allowing God to decide the size of our family” is a little like tempting fate. Sort of like the folks that handle snakes – if you don’t get bit then God is with you. So, I’m for responsible family planning. If God truly were to decide the size of people’s families, sex wouldn’t be needed to make it happen. Just the fact that you have to decide to have sex makes it a human decision. If God really decided family size, it would be immaculate conception all the time. So, there you go.

    But, continue on Duggars. You are kind of weird, but you are good folks. Way to be.

  89. Karima Nicholas on October 27th, 2009 6:31 pm

    Dear the Dug gars family you don.t know me but am your biggest fan ever. I Love you and your show and your cool family which are the dad Jim bob Duggar and the Mom Michelle Duggar and the kids which are Josh,Jana,john David Jill, Jessa, ginger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer and the newest baby, Jordan and the wife of josh and their newest baby girl Mackenzie Renee Duggar and the other family members. I also love that your work together as a family. i also love who you comfort your kids if any one of them get hurt or get sick or have to get surgery like what family should do I also who you also take you and your kids and family place all over the place I also love who you make the older one take cake of the house and the younger little ones and i also love who you take cake of the baby that are in the house good and i also love who you take good cake of the house and the family and the kids and baby. i also love who you not make the kids get in to any trouble or problem and so i send you my blessing form your huge fan karma and i from central America in a place called Belize city and Belize have six town and i from one of the six towns called punta gorda town that is the last town on the map of belize

  90. Christine on October 28th, 2009 11:14 am

    I think it is ridiculous that all the people making fun of the Duggars write the most apalling things. First of all this family is a good Christian family who worships God our Creator. Secondly, they are self-sufficient under God. The third point I would like to make is all you folks who promote “Jon and Kate plus 8” must like an adulterous home as Jon is sleeping with his child’s schoolteacher. Also, the Duggars were gifted by God with their children and didn’t have to take drugs like Jon and Kate. Lastly, those who dont like the Duggars most likely do not know the Lord as their personal Saviour. Here is how you can.

    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16

  91. ali goldberg on November 4th, 2009 1:02 am

    ok so im sooo creeped up with this show its not even funny they r soo fake and like i bet the only reason they had 18 kids is because for publisity and cuz they cudnt keep the condom on!! like rly letting the older kids take care of the younger kids and like i rly wanna be like ughh cant describe it she is sooo fake!!! and omg i luv john kate + 8 my fav alexis!! 😀

  92. Disgusted on November 12th, 2009 2:57 pm

    I saw the show today for the first time and immediately went online to investigate what people think of the Duggar situation. Personally, I find their baby factory absolutely appauling and it makes me sick that they blame their gross negligence on God. It’s not 4500 BC anymore. Most children born will survive childhood to later reproduce. Wrap it before you tap it and allow your fellow earthlings a share of the natural resources so that they, too, may experience the joy of having children.


    Clown-Car-Uterus in an interview — “Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers.”

    Shut up.

  93. TheTruth on November 14th, 2009 5:16 pm

    They should stop breeding and ruining the planet! Have a few kids then adopt the rest. They’re selfish and gross.

  94. Kat on December 1st, 2009 9:36 pm

    Sooo..are these people Mormon or…? What gives them the audacity to think that their seed is so superior that they should have 18 kids? I am a Christian with two nice boys and I believe in birth control for the good of the planet and for the good of my children. I couldn’t possibly consider myself a responsible parent if I couldn’t give each child the attention they deserve. I don’t think that the father of these wild rugrats even knows his own kids–I never hear him mention them by name. Does he work? He certainly doesn’t work as hard as my husband! Also, a few of the younger kids seem a little out of control. They also seem a little lacking in the neuron department.

  95. ChaChing on December 28th, 2009 11:22 am

    I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal that this family is having children. Hello guys! It’s the 21st century and the Post-Modern worldview is still in effect! (That means you need to tolerate what I do because I tolerate what you do)
    As for those who think global oxygen depletion is a big deal, try telling your own kids, “Sorry guys, but I have to live. You’re taking up my oxygen.” Trees put oxygen back into the air, so as long as you plant a tree on Arbor Day, I don’t think you’ll die from oxygen depletion.
    Jim Bob and Michelle do an amazing job raising their children, and I think a few of us can take lessons from the kids. They have high standards that aren’t impossible to achieve. None of their kids are getting pregnant out of wedlock or committing suicide or doing drugs and the kids are stupendously happy with that, I believe. If you have a problem with what I said, please feel free to tell me so: fobfavgrl@yahoo.com
    As for you Jon and Kate Plus Eight lovers, go troll their websites and spam them instead of ridiculing good people with godly lives. And make sure you tell Jon that he made the right decision. He’ll know what I’m talking about.

  96. Bonnie Miles on January 25th, 2010 7:47 am

    I have watched 18 kids and counting several times on my day off from work, and can actually say that I admire the Duggars and their endeavours. In today’s society, the true meaning of family, in many respects, has been tossed aside. Children often expect so much, and lack the intrinsic values of family life. The Duggars seem to exemplify the pioneer original family…Far from all our technological advancements, I-pods, cell phones, computers, peer pressures,etc. With all the reality shows currently on the air, it is rather refreshing to see the Duggars show, as apposed to to many other nonsicle reality programs, particularly those aimed at fame and fortune.

  97. Matt on February 1st, 2010 12:56 am

    You’re health problems as a result of the pregnancy is God telling you to stop having kids! Think about it.

  98. April on February 9th, 2010 11:27 am

    Wow, why all the overwhelming hate for the Duggars? All of you out there quoting the bible have you read it or studied Gods word? Why are you so threatened by a family who puts the Lord first in their life, because you don’t and feal guilt? Hey, people lets remember this show is edited alot, they film constantly! The duggars are not Jon and Kate fact, two differnt family structures. I feel horrible for Jon, Kate and their children, there is alot of hurtful things for everyone in that family to heal from. Could it be that Jon and Kate the problems they have are so identifiable to our own therfore we love them and hate the Duggars; an example of a loving blessing God? The Duggars attribute there fortune to God, if He wasn’t there could they be doing as well? They don’t do wellfare or make the show get them help maybe like others we watch with 8 children, 2 that are gone most of the day? Ok there kids have chores they get paid to do I’m sure alot of use had to wash dishes and help around the house. Teaching kids to take care of them-selves and about responsibility is good parenting. Some people feel they are selfish, well if thats true why dont we see Michelle getting abortions screaming at kids and Jim Bob stepping out on her? The Duggars also are not self focused but rather focus on the family and children; neither Michelle or Jim Bob are me,me,me,me. There children are not neglected, each is encouraged and treated like an individual, if they were not there would be alot more behavior problem and yelling parents. The kids are very well disiplined to obey their parents, maybe in our now society the obedient child is what seems strange? Were all of us so respectful of mom and dad? Michelle and Jim Bob don’t have to yell! Poor Kate does, and that is not all her fault there is alot of disfunction in the house. Children grow up, each one of us did were all of our choices good or what our parents wanted, no. Each grown person makes there choices we can’t blame mom and dad for our poor ones. “Good families” sometimes have kids that get in trouble, as do “bad/disfunctional families” have the next presidents or pastors or priests. I would like to say to Kate or any of you like her dealing with the same things this; there is a loving God who wants to bless you He says it in His world “I have plans for your good and not to harm you”. Should You decide to seek Him God says “He will reveil himself to you”, we seek him by praying and reading His word the Bible (a book with 2,000 yrs backing it and 3 puntuation erros only I’m talking the king james verion check it out). God has given us the choice to follow him or decide our own choices apart from him, thats love, not to mention that Jesus died for all of us our sins regaurdless of our chosing him; right there alot more love! The choice to believe and follow God accept Jesus as Savior is what rights our names in the Lambs book of life. As far as the EPA loving people out there stop check the facts, Antartica is not shrinking, they mesured it in summer durring the warm season, when it typically shrinks. It actually has gotten bigger and smaller off and on, right now it is bigger. Global warming? Well the East coast doesn’t seem so hot right now ask Jersey about its snow or Pa or Ny! Oh where are all those millions of fossil records to support evolution?Landfills yeah, ok act like your Mr. or Miss. recycle 2010, I’m sure all of us have put countless crap in the trash. Did you know the Duggars make things from scratch, like soap and reuse things like clothes to mention a few. O yeah, and buys quality second hand clothing sounds like Michelle is a thrifty and Eco consceince shopper to me. Did you keep that shirt that wasn’t as blue as it use to be or toss it? I don’t, I won’t worship Earth it is a created place that was cursed so Adam and Eve could live (ya know after Satan tricked them). I will try to be a good stewart of what God has given me here, organic diapers you try them, know of a good brand I don’t, try suggesting one after your baby’s messy number two. I live in a Mormon state and trust me these people are not Mormon. As far as being freaks, if it is freakish to some of you out there or seems fake to be truely kind, good, decent and a God fearing person well count me as one. I hope people look at me and see as lovely an example of a human being as Michelle Duggar and for my husband as strong and nurturing a man as Jim Bob Duggar. I’m am glad Tlc put them on instead of another negitive disfunctional program.

  99. April on February 9th, 2010 11:29 am

    Bye the way an pregnancy can have complictions and challenges, no matter what # your on!

  100. Mary on June 3rd, 2010 11:21 am

    The Duggar family is the nicest family. All of you pull together and help one another. That is what family is all about.The parents really love their children and want the best for them. And you can tell all the children love their mom and dad.The Duddar’s spend quality time with their children that is great. I love watching your show. There should be more shows on tv like yours.
    Bless you all,

  101. suckacock on June 25th, 2010 10:36 am

    Those are the two most retarded parents I have ever seen! They don’t believe in birth control? Wow. They have 19 kids and I have never once seen either parent interact with one individual child. She basically neglects them. She gets pregnant again and they’re like “oh cool another baby! How cute! And we don’t even have to take care of it, we can just make our oldest do it!” its ridiculous! Plus they are more a cult than a family. They force them into their religion and make up rediculous rules like they arnt aloud to dance, listen to rock, and more! None of them are aloud to be normal kids because they have so many rules and can’t even go to school! I can’t wait until one of their kids come out of the closet! I bet they will force him/her to be straight. Bloody ridiculous. USE CONDOMS.

    Kate plus 8 is way better. She didn’t try to have 6 kids. she’s a way better parent and interacts with an individual child, they don’t have ridiculous rules and they are not FORCED into religioun. Plus her kids are way cuter….just saying :).