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  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 110 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 22 May 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh molested young girls and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up 19 Kids and Counting has been taken off the air. The show has not been officially cancelled at this time, but has been removed from the network's lineup. The move comes one day after Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the family featured on the program, admitted that he molested young girls when he was a teenager. Making matters worse, it was also revealed that his parents worked...
  • Huckabee backs Josh Duggar, slams those ‘sensationalizing’ molestation allegations

    05/22/2015 1:14:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    A day after Josh Duggar apologized amid allegations that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized “those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins.” “Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’ ” Huckabee said in a statement posted on Facebook Friday. “He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his...
  • ‘19 Kids and Counting’ pulled from TLC lineup

    05/22/2015 11:04:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 247 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Prepare to say goodbye to TLC show “19 Kids and Counting.” The family-centric reality show is being pulled from the network’s TV schedule one day after Josh Duggar issued an apology following molestation allegations, Page Six has learned. It’s unclear if the network has made any permanent decisions regarding the show’s future but information about the show remains on the network’s site as of Friday.
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....
  • Anna Duggar Causes “Controversy” Over Black History Month Tweet

    02/10/2015 10:32:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Anna Duggar has done it now. Online "entertainment" news sites are up in arms that a woman would actually express her…gasp…opinion via Twitter! The Duggars are known for being unapologetically pro-life, and they are absurdly hated by those who rabidly defend a choice their mothers never made (ironically being alive to spew their pro-abortion nonsense). What did Anna do that has E! Online, RadarOnline, FishWrapper, InTouchWeekly and even Mommyish and Opposing Views so riled? She retweeted a Black History Month meme that I created and posted, via The Radiance Foundation, to highlight abortion’s devastating impact in the black community. “Human...
  • Jessa Duggar's Controversial Instagrams Cause MAJOR Fighting Among Followers

    01/20/2015 7:31:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    cafemom.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Nicole Fabian-Weber
    Jessa Duggar, or any of the Duggars for that matter, has never been one to keep her religious or political views to herself -- and Sunday was no exception. Jessa attended March for Life in Little Rock, an anti-abortion demonstration, and she posted numerous photos from the event to her Instagram account. First, Jessa posted a message saying, "The Heart of Arkansas Beats for Life;" next, was a photo of the rally; and last, the 19 Kids and Counting star posted a picture of a sign that read "God loves every life from beginning to end." Unsurprisingly, her many followers...
  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • Michelle Duggar wins: Arkansas town repeals ‘transgender’ law

    12/15/2014 3:40:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    Men and women who want to use the opposite sex’s bathrooms and changing facilities will no longer be able to do so in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after voters overturned a controversial ordinance – with a little help from the Duggar family of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting. Ordinance 119, passed by the city council in August, barred the city, employers, property owners, and business owners from discriminating based on a range of categories, controversially including “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression.” The section of the law that sparked the repeal movement was the section making it a crime to “deny,...
  • Duggars Win -- Transgender Bathroom Bill Overturned

    12/11/2014 10:27:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    A city ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark, dubbed the transgender bathroom bill because it allows biological males who claim they are females to use restroom facilities for women, was overturned on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely because of the intense lobbying efforts of Michelle Duggar, the matriarch of the reality-TV show 19 Kids & Counting, carried by The Learning Channel.In Tuesday’s special election the rule, also called the Civil Rights Ordinance, was defeated: 7,523 votes to 7,040 votes, a 52% to 48% victory. In criticizing the ordinance, Mrs. Duggar had said that it affected “the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children”...
  • Josh Duggar Releases Very Political ‘Thanksgiving’ Message — Ambitious Or Just Weird? [Video]

    11/30/2014 3:47:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    INQUISITIR ^ | November 28, 2014 | staff
    Josh Duggar released a video with his “Thanksgiving” message, but it quickly turned very political, leaving some believing that he is becoming politically ambitious, and others thinking he’s just weird. Josh, the eldest of the Duggar brood from the popular TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, does begin the video by extending his Thanksgiving wishes to everyone, but quickly launches into his role as the executive director of the Family Research Council Action in Washington, D.C. The FRC is listed as a certified hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC justifies their position on their website.
  • 19 Kids and... Tim Tebow? How Jim Bob Duggar is intent on setting up daughter Jana with the

    11/28/2014 6:30:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 26, 2014 | Margot Peppers
    With two recent marriages in the family, love is in the air for the Duggars - and one more relationship may well be in the works. According to Star, patriarch Jim Bob has made it his mission to set his 24-year-old daughter Jana up with football player Tim Tebow. A source told the magazine: 'Jim Bob is no dummy. Tim would be a perfect addition to the family and a feather in his cap. Can you imagine the press attention a Tim-Jana wedding would get?'
  • Pro-Duggar Petition Wins; Media Accuse Duggars of ‘Stabbing Gays' with 'Daggers'

    11/24/2014 10:49:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11-24-2014 | Katie Yoder
    It’s called being a sore-loser. As journalists’ latest cause &nndash; pushing for the cancellation of the Duggar family show – fell flat, the media had a meltdown, complete with name-calling and murder accusations.  A three-month-old Change.org petition demanding TLC cancel its “19 Kids and Counting” show reached 150,000 signatures Nov. 22. The petition bashed the show’s stars, the Duggar family, for “LGBTQ fear mongering.” In response, LifeSite organized a counter-petition on that now boasts 180,000 signatures – after four days. While TLC stayed silent, media attacked the “homophobic” family and faulted Michelle Duggar of “think[ing] that she’s stabbing gay Americans” while “bloodying herself.”  On Sunday,...
  • BREAKING: 168,000 (176,698)…and counting: Pro-Duggar effort surpasses anti-Duggar petition....

    11/23/2014 7:11:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | November 23, 2014 | Steve Jalsevac
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING: 168,000 …and counting: Pro-Duggar effort surpasses anti-Duggar petition demanding TLC cancel show Sunday, November 23, 2014 (LifeSite) - Last week, a growing petition on Change.org demanding that TLC yank the Duggar's popular reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" leapt into the national spotlight after huge mainstream media outlets like The Huffington Post, E!, and the Washington Post reported on the petition effort. Meanwhile, a counter-petition supporting the Duggars started by LifeSiteNews just three days ago has received almost no media attention, relying instead on the power of grassroots support for the Duggars. (Read the petition here.)...
  • BREAKING: Petition supporting Duggars breaks 50,000 signatures in 24 hours: growing fast

    11/21/2014 1:51:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    life site news ^ | Fri Nov 21, 2014 | John Jalsevac
    A petition launched by LifeSiteNews responding to a media campaign by gay activists to pressure TLC to cancel the Duggar family's highly popular TV show "19 Kids and Counting" has earned over 53,000 signatures in less than 24 hours, and is growing fast. At the same time, a Tweetfest supporting the Duggars is scheduled to begin at noon today, using the hashtag #DefendtheDuggars. (Click here to find out more about the Tweetfest.) LifeSiteNews' petition responds to a separate petition against the Duggars launched on Change.org, that in particular criticizes Michelle Duggar for opposing a "transgender" bill in Fayetteville and demands...
  • BREAKING: 120,000+ sign petition supporting Duggars against media smear campaign; growing fast

    11/22/2014 8:01:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | John Jalsevac
    After just two days, a petition in support of the Duggar family is poised to overtake a separate petition on Change.org attacking the family for their conservative beliefs on the family that was launched in September, and that received a flurry of media coverage this week. The anti-Duggar petition criticizes Michelle Duggar, the mother of the large Christian family featured in TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," for opposing a "transgender" bill in Fayetteville, and demands that TLC yank the Duggars' who from the air. After large mainstream media outlets, including E!, the Huffington Post, and the Washington Post, highlighted that...
  • TLC Censors Duggar Family’s Pro-Life Shirts in Latest Episode of 19 Kids and Counting

    10/08/2014 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Bryan Kemper |
    Last week I was excited to see our Stand True T-shirt “I Survived Roe vs Wade, Roe vs Wade Will Not Survive Me” on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting. I got tweets from friends and my wife called to tell me that my daughter was freaking out when she saw the shirt. duggarfamily3Tonight I was excited to watch a new episode and see if any of the family was wearing one of our shirts again. I was shocked when I saw the shirt again but this time I was shocked because they had actually blurred out the message....
  • An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders - "you likely do not understand the Duggar’s subculture"

    08/26/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT · by fishtank · 104 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-25-14 | Libby Anne
    An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders The problem real here is that you very likely do not understand the Duggar’s subculture Written by Libby Anne | Monday, August 25, 2014 The Duggars are part of a very specific subculture of the Christian homeschooling world, one dominated by leaders like Doug Phillips of Vision Forum and Bill Gothard of ATI, whose incredibly restrictive teachings and controlling practices have earned them the adjective “cult-like.” These organizations and leaders teach that children must be trained to obey their parents completely, without question, and with a smile; that women are not to have careers...
  • Jessa Duggar's Beau Ben Seewald Deletes Anti-Catholic Statements From Facebook After Backlash

    07/29/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 242 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 7/24/14 | Sami K. Martin
    Jessa Duggar is currently courting Ben Seewald, a very strong Christian with very strong views on things. His views on the Catholic faith, however, recently caused a social media scandal and Seewald deleted the comments he had posted to his Facebook page. "Where Catholics depart from Scripture, I will in no way support, but will call them out because I love them and desire that they be turned from their deadly errors," Seewald wrote. He also noted that he disagreed with the claim that Jesus' mother Mary was a "sinless being. I have nothing against individuals who are Catholic," he...
  • Growing Up Duggar: Putting The Fun Back In Fundamentalism?

    06/09/2014 11:09:15 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 83 replies
    6/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I believe that the show "19 Kids and Counting" is a very wholesome show, and more than worthy of watching. This said, after the book, "Growing Up Duggar" came out, and after perusing it, I do believe that parts that talk abut hair lengths, clothing choices, etc, do perhaps need some discussion, given that there are some scriptural references stated within the book. And in reply: 1.) 1 Peter 3: 3-13 says: "Whose adorning let it no be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold or of putting on of apparel. But let it be...
  • Oldest Duggar child to head Family Research Council’s legislative arm

    06/18/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Josh Duggar has starred on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting for 11 years, but soon he'll have a new role: at the helm of a pro-life, pro-family legislative action group in the nation's capital.Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, will take over as executive director of FRC Action starting next week. That group is the 501(c)4 affiliate of the Family Research Council. "I'm very excited about joining FRC Action and working to promote the values that have always been close to my heart and my family," Duggar...
  • Iowa woman accused of blackmailing TLC show

    02/08/2012 10:27:37 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 4 replies · 1+ views
    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman is charged with extortion in an alleged plot to get Discovery Communications Inc. to cancel the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" or pay her $10,000 in exchange for not revealing compromising photos of a cast member, according to federal court documents. Teresa Hunt, of Bettendorf, is accused of threatening to release photos of a cast member in "apparently intimate situations" to a magazine. Hunt was arrested Feb. 1 after she apparently sent television executives typed and handwritten letters demanding the show be canceled, along with a business card for "Perfect Pictures." The...
  • Santorum receives big endorsement from the Duggars

    01/03/2012 6:46:24 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 2nd | Alexis Levinson
    “This year’s Presidential race outcome will set the course of America for the next several years!” said Michelle Duggar in a statement. “Santorum is a pro-life, Christian conservative with the family values and common sense business perspective that we need to get our nation back on track, to create jobs and to stand for what is right! Rick has a proven track record as a leader in the US Senate he fought to end partial birth abortion, he has stood for defining marriage as between a man and a woman.” Duggar said that the family also appreciated Santorum’s support for...
  • Michelle Duggar Miscarries: 'I Feel Like My Heart Broke Telling My Children'

    12/08/2011 2:57:12 PM PST · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 28 replies
    Access Hollywood ^ | 12/08/2011 | Access Hollywood
    he Duggars were given heartbreaking news on Thursday. According to People, during a routine check-up where Jim Bob and Michelle were supposed to find out the sex of their 20th child, their doctor was unable to find the baby's heartbeat. Michelle was told that she had miscarried in her second trimester.
  • 20 kids and counting! Michelle Duggar announces pregnancy

    11/08/2011 1:59:51 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2011 | Jill Stanek
    Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar had an announcement to make on The Today Show this morning, which is that Michelle was pregnant with their 20th baby. I found myself getting prickly on their behalf watching the response and somewhat annoying questions by Ann Curry… More from People… “We are so excited,” says Michelle, 45, who is now about 3-1/2 months into her pregnancy and due in April. “I feel good. I am past the sickness stage now.” The Tontitown, AR, couple, who are parents to children Joshua, 23 (who is married to Anna, 23 and has two children, Mackynzie,...
  • Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Expecting 20th Child

    11/08/2011 10:30:53 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 8 replies
    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. PLAY IT NOW: How Do The Duggars Make Their Huge Family Work? "We are so excited," the Duggar mother, 45, who is three-and-a-half months along, told the mag. "I feel good. I am past the sickness stage now."
  • Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar Expecting 20th Child

    11/08/2011 9:18:12 AM PST · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 96 replies
    Access Hollywood ^ | 11/08/2011 | Access Hollywood
    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.
  • Shocker: The Duggar Kids are Happy and Normal

    09/04/2010 12:52:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | September 4, 2010 | DANIELLE BEAN
    The Duggar Family It’s really nice when someone finally attempts to correct a gross misunderstanding.I positively beamed all over after reading Charlie Richards’ account of his recent meeting with famously super-sized Duggar family.After doing a bit of research and reading on the internet (Don’t do that! It’s bad for your soul to read the comboxes on a Duggar article from any mainstream news source!) Richards was prepared to meet Duggar children who were mindless robots held prisoner in their own home.He was pleasantly surprised, though, to find that the Duggar children were well-adjusted and — here’s the real shocker...
  • Oldest Duggar Sons Help Save Child's Life Following Car Accident

    02/04/2010 7:55:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies · 945+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/03/2010 | AccessHollywood
    Joshua Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" family, is being hailed as a hero after helping to save a little girl's life following a car accident outside of his car dealership in Springdale, Ark. Joshua - the oldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's brood -- was at work on January 28 when three cars rear-ended each other outside his workplace, according to local news station 40/29 TV. "I thought, 'Oh, fender bender. No big deal,'" Joshua told the local news station. "It happens quite often here actually. [Then] I realized there was a little girl." Joshua rushed outside...
  • Michelle Duggar Gives Birth to Baby No 19 Early

    12/11/2009 7:30:34 AM PST · by coloradomomba · 116 replies · 3,704+ views
    Trans World News ^ | 12/11/2009
    Michelle Duggar, who was hospitalized last week with gallstone issues, gave birth to her 19th child with husband Jim Bob Duggar. The couple, who stars on TLC’s 18 Kids and Counting, welcomed daughter Josie Brooklyn at 6:27 p.m. Thursday at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Josie weighed in at 1 lb., 6 oz and was several months early. She was due in the spring. A rep for TLC said Michelle was taken to the OR for an emergency C-section. Josie is in stable condition in the NICU. No other details were available. “The most important thing right now is...
  • Duggar family welcomes first grandchild, Mackynzie Renee Duggar

    10/11/2009 7:30:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 1,325+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 9, 2009 | Olivia Smith
    The supersize Duggar clan just got a tiny bit bigger. The reality TV family has welcomed its first grandchild, Mackynzie Renee Duggar, People.com reports. Her 17 aunts and uncles and paternal grandparents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, are doubtless thrilled about the latest branch on the family tree. Josh Duggar - the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle's brood of 18 - and his wife, Anna, had Mackynzie at home with a midwife and a doula in attendance. As the big brother to 17 siblings, Josh is no stranger to babies, and he was a very involved and attentive dad...
  • The Duggers and Overpopulation

    09/02/2009 3:04:24 PM PDT · by FredJake · 113 replies · 2,920+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 9/2/09 | OneVike
    The news is out that Jim Bob and Michelle Dugger are having another child, their 19th. Yes you read correctly, 19 children and their oldest son's wife is expecting their first child. Let us all pray that he follows in his parents footsteps, by having as many children and being as prosperous as his parents. I have heard many people ask the question, "Are they keeping up the household without being on the government dole?" The answer to that question would be that they have never received a dime of taxpayer's money. That is not how they operate. In fact...
  • Family Attacked for Too Many Children: "Thrilled" to be Preparing for Baby Number 19

    09/03/2009 10:14:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 1,743+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | Hilary White
    SPRINGDALE, Arkansas, September 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar told US news service MSNBC they are delighted to discover the impending arrival of their 19th child. Described by the Today program as "glowing," Michelle Duggar said, "I'm feeling sick and tired, which is a good way to be feeling about right now." "I always tell myself that's a good way to be because that means good things are happening."The baby is due to arrive around March 18, 2010.The family stars in the reality TV show "18 Kids and Counting" airing on TLC. The family are members of...
  • Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of '18 Kids and Counting' expecting baby number 19

    09/02/2009 4:45:54 AM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies · 1,079+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1st 2009 | Carrie Melago
    They're going to have to change the name of the show again. The prolific Duggar family, stars of the TLC show "18 Kids and Counting," are adding another child to their already overwhelming brood. "We are thrilled to announce that we found out we're expecting our 19th child," mom Michelle Duggar told the "Today" show Tuesday morning. The 42-year-old Arkansas mom - who has been pregnant for an inconceivable 12 years of her life - was surprised to find out she was expecting again just eight months after giving birth to baby number 18. She grew suspicious when she had...
  • Duggar Family Expecting 19th Freaking Child!

    09/01/2009 10:09:12 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 255 replies · 6,631+ views
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | September 1st, 2009
    Sometimes, 18 kids is simply not enough, so Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tonitown, Ark., are expecting a new addition to their household this spring. That's right, at that point they will have five more children than Nadya "Octomom" Suleman and 11 more children than Jon and Kate Gosselin. Wow. "We are so thrilled," says Michelle, 42. "We just can't believe it is happening." You can't, Michelle? Not after the previous 18 times you were pregnant? Her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, 44, agrees: "I never gets old. We are so grateful for each child. We look forward to our...
  • Duggars Family Tells "Today Show" Their 19th Child is Due in November - Video 9/1/09

    09/01/2009 10:37:33 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 974+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 1, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the Duggars family from Arkansas telling The Today Show this morning that they are expecting their 19th child in November. The whole family gathered to appear on The Today Show together for the interview and announcement. Mrs. Duggars said she is feeling "sick and tired" right now, which is exactly how she should feel, she said. . . . . (Watch Today Show Video)
  • POLL: What Should the Duggars Name Baby No. 19?

    09/01/2009 9:57:27 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 146 replies · 2,692+ views
    People ^ | September 1, 2009 | Steve Helling
    As Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar prepare for baby No. 19, they have a big hurdle ahead of them: coming up with another name that starts with the letter J. Let's face it, they're probably running out of good ones! So Jim Bob told PEOPLE that the family would welcome a little assistance: "We'd love to hear from the readers at PEOPLE.com to come up with a special name for this child." While there are many J names still available, many of them might not be the right fit for the newest Duggar. And, we can't have any repeats so...
  • Surprise! Duggar Family Expecting Their 19th Child

    09/01/2009 8:24:28 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 176 replies · 4,267+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/01/09 | AMELIA McDONELL-PARRY
    You guessed it -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were just thrilled to announce that they're expecting their 19th child. As usual, Viera just oohed and ahhed over the fantastic news, which comes only a few months after the eldest Duggar kid, Josh, announced that his new wife Anna is expecting their first child.
  • 18 kids, 1 grandkid: Duggars announce pregnancy

    04/13/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 76 replies · 1,843+ views
    Springdale, Ark. (AP) -- Josh and Anna Duggar are following in the family tradition. Josh, the eldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's 18 kids, announced Monday that he and new bride Anna were about to start their own brood. The couple, who's been married since September, said Anna Duggar is due Oct. 18.
  • Arkansas mom Michelle Duggar gives birth to 18th child

    12/18/2008 5:34:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 238 replies · 5,962+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/18/2008 | AP
    ROGERS, Ark. – An Arkansas woman has given birth to her 18th child. Michelle Duggar delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. "The ultimate Christmas gift from God," said Jim Bob Duggar, the father of the 18 children. "She's just absolutely beautiful, like her mom and her sisters." The Duggars now have 10 sons and eight daughters. Jim Bob Duggar said Michelle started having contractions Wednesday night. She needed the C-section, her third, because the baby was...
  • Couple welcomes 17th child — and wants more

    08/03/2007 6:05:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 347 replies · 6,524+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | August 2, 2007
    LITTLE ROCK - An Arkansas couple had a baby daughter Thursday — their 17th child and seventh girl — and the pair say they're still not ready to give it a rest. Jennifer Danielle was born at 10:01 a.m. at a hospital in Rogers, Arkansas, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said in an interview. "We'd love to have more," Michelle said, referring to baby girls. "We love the ruffles and lace." Jennifer joins the fast-growing Duggar brood, who live in a 7,000-square-foot (650-square-meter) home in Tontitown. All the children — whose names start with the letter J — are taught...