Skip to comments.Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Expecting 20th Child
Posted on 11/08/2011 9:18:12 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick
The Duggars have their 20th child on the way!
"19 Kids and Counting" stars Michelle and Jim Bob will welcome their next child in the spring, People reported.
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As long as they can raise them well, it’s no concern of mine.
Maybe it is a clown car after all.
The octomom times 2.5
They can name it Jillion.
What kind of a job pays enough to afford 20 kids?
“I like my cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while.”-Groucho Marx
I think he’s in commercial real estate. I haven’t seen the show, but I asked the same question a couple years back. Some of their kids are grown and gone. I don’t think they will have all 20 at home.
Exploiting your family, where revenues increase with each new addition.
He made a lot of money in real estate and they are very frugal (but not stingy) with their money.
No money from the government and very well educated and well adjusted kids. In our society, I guess that makes them freaks.
That poor lady must be all worn out.
Oh you have GOT to be kidding me!
After the health scare the last one gave them, you’d think Mrs. Duggar would tell her hubby “Don’t touch me until you get snipped”.
Now granted...they are devout Christians who have raised their kids in a loving (if slightly cramped) environment, and the older kids have turned out to be fairly fine examples of Christian adults.
Depends on what level of lifestyle you want for the kids. Lot's of jobs would provide Rio slum level support. Not too many would supply enough for US poverty level,and very few would provide enough for a normal childhood as experienced by middle class Americans. But this is irrelevant, since it is my understanding that the parents force the children to care for the other children kind of like a 19th century child labor sweatshop, but rather than manufacturing things the child labor is directed in providing care for younger children. What a sh!tty childhood.
I couldn’t believe the comments on the article’s site. I think it’s wonderful that this family has decided to keep having and love all their children! What a blessing! Their decision to do so is between them and God.
Oh, I hope she stays well. She had trouble with her blood pressure during the last pregnancy. IIRC the docs performed an emergency C-section and the 19th child was delivered way before due date. I hope there is not another life threatening situation this time. A home with 20 kids sure needs a Mom. The Duggars are an admirable family; wholesome and loving. I enjoy their show.
I wonder if they ever considered adoption. There are hard-to-place kids who could benefit from skillful parenting.
As long as they are Republicans, we can use as many in the future as we can get. If each one of these kids has at least 2, and so on.
Cheaper by the dozen is the old saying. They pay no income tax.
You're right, they should grow up without responsibilities, and get to spend all of their time like rest of America's children, self-indulging in TV, video games, Little League, soccer, karate, etc etc etc. and having their parents serve them.
Today's children are turning out to be such winners, right?
That poor lady must be all worn out.
Good for them. If they want to have 30 children what business is it of mine. They seem to be very good people raising very good children.
The family came to a church I attended a couple of years ago. The kids seem very smart and well-educated and seems they all love each other. I can’t imagine having 20 kids but really it’s none of my business. They support them and are a wonderful Christian family. Personally, though, I think it’s just very weird.
The octomom times 2.5
No comparison. Octomom will be paid by the taxpayers for the rest of her life and at least until the kids are 18. The Duggars are paying their own tab. I find you post awful even if a joke. I hate the Octopus.
Good work by a husband & wife creating a great family.
I agree, doesn’t sound that great. I’ve never watched the show though, so I don’t know. The only reality show I watch is the local news in the morning, or I just wake up.
I hear being a reality show cast member pays pretty well...
I don’t know if this still applies or not, but when I was having my children 30 years ago, you were only allowed 3 C-Sections. If that is still the case, then she only has 2 more to go.
Oh My G*D. Having to take care of your younger brother or sisters! What a crime against humanity! Send out Holder and the DEA. This travesty must be stopped. Give their kids to some nice, normal welfare moms who will send them to government sanctioned day care (schools) and wall to wall electronic media. Or better yet, find some gay or lesbian couples who will take them in, and provide an even better education (sic) for them.
Then they will grow up to be just like you.
My sister has four kids and had four C-sections. Today c-sections are not as bad as 30 years ago for sure. Her last c-section was 3 years ago. I also have four children. My brother has one so far. My wife and I only need 16 more children....better get practicing again. Tonight sounds good. lol. Although we are both 42 so if God gives us another 16 children....we would be a story.
Oh my. Heaven forbid that those kids be taught how to care for one another and their home, and be true family members by loving parents in the kind of learning enviroment God intended.
Society started it’s downward spiral when chores and helping with younger siblings disappeared and television and video games entered the home.
Today’s child rearing methods are worthless. The Duggar kids are very blessed and they know it.
Have you watched to see what all those kids get to do? You never had so much fun.
You said it before I could! LOL
Our 13-year-old enjoys watching her younger siblings, especially her 4-year-old brother. She has a great rapport with small kids.
I remember a time when looking out for your own family was a common thing...guess now it makes for child abuse. It’s not like Jim Bob and Michelle are out partying. Besides, won’t these kids make better parents if they have had a little practice with kids? If nothing else, it teaches them patience, responsibility for someone other than themselves, and appreciation for the things parents do.
At the risk of getting called a crappy parent by other posters, my kids do the following: set and help clear the table, feed the animals, pick up toys, help put away clean clothes, help their dad with the yard work, help with the grocery shopping and putting away the groceries, fixing their own breakfasts and school lunches, and more I can’t remember. That’s while participating in extracurricular activities like altar serving, Boy and Girl Scouts, and religious ed classes, as well as staying on the A/B honor roll.
Meanwhile, my husband has a cousin who has only one child, and she is a spoiled brat. She does nothing for herself and is way overindulged. She had a cell phone at the age of 7. Thankfully I am not around her much or I wouldn’t be able to stand it. Not saying that only children are spoiled brats in general—just pointing out that having several children doesn’t make for a bad childhood for the others (I’ll refrain from using the gutter language).
My grandfather grew up in a family of 13, and they were dairy farmers in Wisconsin. I went to school with a kid who was one of fifteen children (yes, it was a Catholic school, LOL). A friend of my husband’s has ten children, all homeschooled. An acquaintance of mine from our local right-to-life group has 5 children, ages 7 and under, and she is one of the most selfless people I’ve come across in a long time (another homeschooler).
For a ‘conservative’ forum, a lot of people seem opposed to what other people do with their lives, especially seeing how the Duggars aren’t leeching off the taxpayers. A few of the Duggar kids have started their own businesses. Kind of the thing we should be championing, right?
But she looks so good (imo, at least 5-10 years younger) and calm! I don’t know how she does it.
Your opinion stated as fact, but your opinion only nevertheless. I would say tht society started its downward spiral when the notion of socialism got started. Video games & TV being irrelevant.
Forcing children to labor to take care of what should be their parents' responsibilites is nothing more than a microcosm of the welfare society. The government forces you (assuming you even have a job and pay taxes) to labor to pay for other peoples' children. Children that you had no part in producing and were never asked is it was OK with you to pay for them. The Duggars are doing exactly what the government does, but on a smaller scale - forcing their children to labor to take care of other children that they had no role in producing and no say in the production of. I stand by my statement that theirs is a shitty childhood.
Reality show stars.
Reality show stars.
Just who paid all the medical bills for the last pregnancy and baby. I’m guessing it was probably over a million in medical bills. My twins were in the hospital a month when they were 6 weeks old over 14 years ago, and that was over 400,00 in medical bills. Baby Josie was mich sicker than my girls.
I’m guessing it was insurance, but still it’s an extra burden on that company and I’m guessing that insurance compay’s premiums will go up for everyone.
I think that the insurance company should haves right to not cover so many pregnancies.
You make your kids do CHORES??? Outrageous! /s
Seriously, America could use more parents like you.
My mother had her first c-section 28 years ago, her 8th 16 years ago. I think Mrs. Duggar’s ovaries will give out before her uterus does.
Their kids don't go to school?
I'm starting to think that perhaps yours was, which is why you keep going on and on about it.
Try minding your own business. I see no indication that these children are being abused in any way. Throughout human history, children have always labored. In fact, that used to be one of the primary reasons for having children, to work the land when Mom and Dad got too old.
Having children for vanity is a 20th century phenomenon.
Why are you refering to helping out around the home the way families always have “being forced to labor doing the parents job”? You make it sound as though the kids are doing all the work while the parents do nothing. There is nothing wrong with changing a diaper while mom continues with the school lessen rather than disrupt the class.
As I said earlier, you should see what all those kids get to do. You should have so much fun.
They are homeschooled.
They are home schooled. What a bitter, nasty person you are.
The kids are home schooled, which makes Michelle a full time teacher in addition to a full time mom.
You’ve got to be kidding me. What else should insurance decide they don’t have to cover? How many pregnancies should they cover? Who gets to decide.
Holy smokes. I know some of them are adults, but that’s a large family. Good for them.
A friend just had her 13th.
She’s doing fine, kids are normal. No gov’t help. She is a tenacious multilevel marketer, prolific cook, and runs a non-trivial farm. He’s working hard as well. Money may be tight, yet they’re comfortable.
Can be done - and was the norm for millenia.
Well, maybe after you have 1 high risk pregnancy and baby, the insurance won’t cover more pregnancies. I think it would be up to the insurance companies to decide.
If the Duggars want to pay for it themselves, then I see no problem. My grandfather was 1 of 13 kids, and his parents did not have insurance.