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Duggars Pregnant Again? ‘It’s Fun Trying,’ Says Jim Bob

The Duggar family want to add another little one to this picture

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar can’t seem to keep their hands to themselves! While the celebrity couple can’t exactly confirm that Michelle is pregnant with baby no. 20, the couple says that it’s not for lack of trying.

The celebrity Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting might have to rename their show 20 Kids and Counting (or maybe they’re just trying to out-do rivals at United Bates of America) sometime soon. The whole family appeared Friday on the Today show, and Michelle admitted to Savannah Guthrie that the family are hoping for another baby soon. Though she back-tracked and said she wasn’t confirming any baby news just yet, she reiterated that she and Jim Bob are indeed trying.

“Not that I know of. We would love to, but we don’t today,” Michelle told Guthrie when asked if they had any big news to share. Still, the Duggars stressed that they never said they’d be stopping at 19 kids.

“We definitely are [trying for more kids]. We would love more if the Lord saw fit to give us more,” she said, continuing, “So, we will wait and see. But today isn’t one of those days where we get to make that kind of announcement. I think our big announcement is that our new season is starting up,” she says.

Jim Bob added, with a laugh, “It is fun trying though,” prompting Guthrie to quip “Jim Bob, you sly dog, you,” and leaving me to wonder what I was doing watching Today without my favorite anchor.

But that’s another story.

Do you think that the Duggars should keep trying for kids or is 19 enough?

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674 Responses to “Duggars Pregnant Again? ‘It’s Fun Trying,’ Says Jim Bob”

  1. Elaine Smith Kay

    I don't feel its anybodys business but theirs. I do however worry about mom and would love to see her healthy and enjoying the kids and grandkids that she has already been blessed with.

  2. Elaine Smith Kay

    I don't feel its anybodys business but theirs. I do however worry about mom and would love to see her healthy and enjoying the kids and grandkids that she has already been blessed with.

  3. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Well….the world is overpopulated enough as it is….and competition for jobs is unreal…so…sure….why not have 19 more? (And that was sarcasm).

  4. Peggy Lefever

    the duggers should STOP having children and raise the children they already have and if they should try for another child this could possible kill michelle and worse STOP NOW!

  5. Darcy Smart

    NO THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE ANYMORE CHILDREN, WHEN THINGS START GOING WRONG IT'S TIME TO STOP! 19 IS FAR MORE THEN ENOUGH FOR ONE FAMILY AND THINK ABOUT HOW SOME PEOPLE FEEL THAT CAN'T HAVE ANY CHILDREN AND YOUR SHOW FLAUNTS IT IN THEIR FACE! I SORRY THAT THAT IS HOW I FEEL BUT I WENT THROUGH HELL LOSING 4 BEFORE I FINALY HAD MY FIRST AT 27 AND THE SECONDS AT 30 A SUPRIZE BY FAR BUT THAT'S ENOUGH. WITH THE WAY THE WORLD IS TODAY THAT MANY CHILDREN CAN BE EASY TO AFFORD EVEN IF YOU GET ALOT OF MONEY FOR DOING YOUR SHOW! JUST SAYING

  6. Vivienne Edwards

    I think she sud stop while she still has her health but the kids are wonderful.

  7. Cherise McClimans Timesaver

    It's nobody's business how many kids they are allowed to have. There are no laws in the US limiting the number of babies you can have. The truth is, all of these children are well loved and taken care of and if you actually watched the show I am amazed at how they run their household. They are wonderful loving parents and if God decides to bless them with more kids, then by all means, they can handle it. They are so kind and compassionate, there's nothing wrong with them having more. I have known a few families that had 24 kids each, it sounds like a lot, but large families generally run smoothly and on a schedule.

  8. Judith L. Musarra Engelby

    I think its pretty hard on the kids..while having fun..just love the ones U have..more isn't the pt..what about health ..STOP..U WILL B A PARENT..GRANDPARENT.N GREAT GRANDPARENT WHILE RAISING YOUR CHILDREN..

  9. Alicia Lilly

    I would think that being pregnant over 20times is more then enough and that is counting the ones that she lost.Stop having kids for your older kids to raise with u.

  10. Liz Shifflett

    My biggest problem with them (except for the signs that maybe her body has had enough) is that they don't even take care of the kids once they get to a certain age, they just pass them off to the older kids. It's not fair to any of them!

  11. Adela Conde

    I don't think she knows how it feels like NOT being pregnant. I know it is their business, but for the love of God, She needs to give her body a break. Her insides have not been in normal shape for too long.

  12. Cherise McClimans Timesaver

    Also, to those who are complaining "Think about all the people who can't have babies at all." why should they limit their happiness because of someone else's misfortune? Your life has nothing to do with theirs.

  13. Cherise McClimans Timesaver

    Also, to those who are complaining "Think about all the people who can't have babies at all." why should they limit their happiness because of someone else's misfortune? Your life has nothing to do with theirs.

  14. Sally Vercusky

    I feel if her body is capable of her having another baby go for it. If it happens it happens. Some people just love raising children.They all seam to be so happy together.

  15. Jessica Walsh

    I mean, they can have as many kids as they want to have. I don't have anything against it.. I just think it's crazy to have that many kids. I couldn't imagine 18 more spencers and vaydas! lol!

  16. Lynn Ingram

    They can't possibly devote the amount of attention each child deserves. Their older kids are raising the younger ones and that is soooooooooo unfair. Yes, it's their decision, but one of these days she is going to die and leave a whole village with a mother.

  17. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Our lives have something to do with theirs, when they, and people like them, are taking up all the jobs…and housing….and food supply…and water supply…..We have too many people in the world as it is…and in recent years, the US has even been feeling the crunch. We have run out of jobs to accommodate people…we're having to inject our food with growth hormones to keep up with the population's demands…We are also running out of suitable drinking water as well….It's almost impossible finding a decent house to rent….so…yea…I think EVERYbody that is able to have 20 kids…should go for it. (Sarcasm again)

  18. Yolanda Collins Tucker

    Not my business but my opinion is enough is enough. I wonder how many of the older siblings are complaining about always having to care for the younger. Someone(s) not getting enough attn. probably the mother.

  19. Yolanda Collins Tucker

    Not my business but my opinion is enough is enough. I wonder how many of the older siblings are complaining about always having to care for the younger. Someone(s) not getting enough attn. probably the mother.

  20. Cherise McClimans Timesaver

    lol yes, because a whole 20 people in the united states are taking all of our jobs and water. What about all of the illegal immigrants who get on welfare and take jobs working pennies on an hour? Those are the ones you should be worried about. It's not like you're out there seeing tons of families who have 18+ kids, if you are then you probably live in Utah.

    Get real.

  21. Cherise McClimans Timesaver

    lol yes, because a whole 20 people in the united states are taking all of our jobs and water. What about all of the illegal immigrants who get on welfare and take jobs working pennies on an hour? Those are the ones you should be worried about. It's not like you're out there seeing tons of families who have 18+ kids, if you are then you probably live in Utah.

    Get real.

  22. Faye Morrison

    Michelle and Jim are such loving parents to all their kids. Who are we to judge them for having 19 kids? God Bless the Duggers! I'm so excited that they're coming back on TV!

  23. Dawn Narvaez

    They need to stop, she is too old to be having more kids. The risk is to high to have a child with a bunch of health problems and possibly mental retardation. She should think GOD has blessed her with so many kids and be grateful, not greedy (for a lack of better word). Please just stop, you will be sorry in the end..

  24. Pam Malek

    God gave her one heck of a Uterus. If it's meant to be, let it be people! <3

  25. Cherise McClimans Timesaver

    Kimberly Young Thompson – I should mention that the growth hormones aren't to keep up with the necessary food population, but rather for all of the OBESE people in this country. It's called an epidemic now ya know. That doesn't come from everyone just eating what they are supposed to. There wouldn't be TV shows like "Extreme weight loss makeover" or "The Biggest Loser" or 8 million exercise videos if we had a food supply problem.

  26. Bonnie Price

    the older kids are glorified maids, housekeepers, cooks, chief bottle washers and nannies!

  27. Kelly Skinner

    Really? I would have thought for a freelance writer you'd have a better understanding of the world! They provide the love, physical and monetary needs on their own without government help. They teach them good moral standards and how to be productive members of society. So my question to you is why not have more good people in this world?

  28. Marsha Ann Skidmore Cook

    How much am I having to pay in government assistance for these people to breed and be on television? If you can afford to feed your children, that's fine. Are they paying all their own bills, or is the reality show they have paying them? Would they have enough money to pay their own bills without the show?

  29. Kelly Skinner

    Kimberly Young Thompson you should spend your energy on worrying about all the illegal immigrants taking up the jobs and living on welfare, not paying taxes as you and I do. They support their own children in an honest way, not on welfare as some that have only 2 or 3 kids do!

  30. Patricia Scocozza-Sylvester

    Kimberly Young Thompson, "They are taking up all the jobs housing, food and water supply"? Are you kidding? What an ignorant statement to make. We do not have to inject our food with growth hormones that is why there is organic food, our job market is the way it is because of the economy not because the Duggars have 19 kids, and there is plenty of decent housing for rent and for purchase, apparently you are just not looking in the right areas. Leave these people alone, don't we have bigger fish to fry? If your so concerned with the housing, water, food and economy why not be active and help the solution rather than sit here and complain about it?

  31. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    She should give some thought to the rest of her family and not have more kids. She had so much trouble with the last one – is she trying to see just how far she can go without dying?? Would that be fair to her 19 kids and her husband and also — her grandchild??

  32. Kelly Skinner

    I agree that there are kids who need to be adopted but if they( the Duggars) want more, who are we to decide?

  33. Kelly Skinner

    I agree that there are kids who need to be adopted but if they( the Duggars) want more, who are we to decide?

  34. Kelly Skinner

    I agree that there are kids who need to be adopted but if they( the Duggars) want more, who are we to decide?

  35. Andrea Fried Neichter

    Is it really our business to care about these people? No!

  36. Andrea Fried Neichter

    Is it really our business to care about these people? No!

  37. Andrea Fried Neichter

    Is it really our business to care about these people? No!

  38. Ashley G Ward

    While I agree with you on the fact that there are so many children out there that need a good home. Do you realize how hard it is to adopt? For starters the amount of money that it takes… Most people just don't have it and end up going bankrupt in the process.

  39. Ashley G Ward

    While I agree with you on the fact that there are so many children out there that need a good home. Do you realize how hard it is to adopt? For starters the amount of money that it takes… Most people just don't have it and end up going bankrupt in the process.

  40. Ashley G Ward

    While I agree with you on the fact that there are so many children out there that need a good home. Do you realize how hard it is to adopt? For starters the amount of money that it takes… Most people just don't have it and end up going bankrupt in the process.

  41. Constance Ramsey

    They need to go on that show Hoarders… If a person has that many cats or dogs someone calls PETA or the humane society.

  42. Kelly Skinner

    They own their own business and can easily provide for themselves. Sorry to hear of your loss, but the Lord works in mysterious ways. He gives us what we need when we need it, not our choosing. We may not always like it but that's the way it is! Sorry

  43. Lee Davis

    It's nobody's business but theirs. As long as they can support them–who cares! I watch the show & love the wholesomeness & Christian values they represent! Leave them alone–too bad we can't have more families like them!

  44. Kelly Skinner

    Some religions don't believe in birth control, do some research.

  45. Margaret Montour Shearn

    They'll have babies until she dies havg a baby! The last I heard her doc told her not to have any more, that it was dangerous for her.

  46. Margaret Montour Shearn

    They'll have babies until she dies havg a baby! The last I heard her doc told her not to have any more, that it was dangerous for her.

  47. Lynn Ingram

    I don't believe in making babies take care of babies. If she can't give each child the personal attention he or she needs, she should stop and raise the ones she has. Why would any mother want to take the chance of leaving her children without a mother? Now that things are going wrong when she gets pregnant, she should heed the warning. Women weren't meant to be endless baby factories.

  48. Lynn Ingram

    I don't believe in making babies take care of babies. If she can't give each child the personal attention he or she needs, she should stop and raise the ones she has. Why would any mother want to take the chance of leaving her children without a mother? Now that things are going wrong when she gets pregnant, she should heed the warning. Women weren't meant to be endless baby factories.

  49. Ashley Booker-Hixson

    You just sound like a cry baby right now. The abundance of food we have in America is insance! Don't get me started on processed food! Water supply, huh, I have a well-water…learn to be self-sufficent. The US is feeling the crunch because everyone wants a HAND OUT! From what I am seeing these people take care of their own and are not looking for YOUR HAND OUT! Americans are spoiled..taking up all the jobs, you talk like 90% of Americans have 19+ kids…What jobs are these kids taking? They have the right to a job as much as you or I and because their parents choose to have more kids means they will take an entire 19+ jobs…If you are well educated, finding a job is not the hard. I can pull up MONSTER.com right now and find 100s of jobs…It's what you are willing to do..McDonalds is always hiring but Americans are spoiled and think they are better then flipping a burger. Decent rent has to do with your area's average income market. If rent sucks then you might be living out of your means…that's not anyone's fault due to them having too many kids (in your eyes). And if they are can take care of these kids and pay their bills without any government assistance then YES they should go for it if they like…stop crying! Grow a freaking garden, buy grass feed meat, work at McDonalds be humble!

  50. Chrissy Vantelli

    Apparently it is OUR business since they air their lives on TV. I think its absurd that they have so many children. She (the mother) can't even get her kids names straight at times let alone find time to spend with each of them. There is not enough hours in a day for each child to get the attention he/she needs. Just absurd!

  51. Mary Ann Jones

    It is their choice, but they should care for the babies, not their children.. My mom was the baby of 14… before her teen years her momma died… leaving her as the youngest girl to care for the household.. she always was sad that her siblings "had" a mother during the growing up years… she felt cheated……the older sisters and brothers were gone with families leaving her to not have any support plus being the youngest her parents were not as active with the energy they had as younger… by the time she was born she felt there was no attention I think a family should be of a size to give enough love from the parents…

  52. Kelly Skinner

    We are a FREE country, do you really want the government (the way it is) deciding what's best for each individual family? I think not! They(government) can't even run this country!

  53. Ashley Booker-Hixson

    Just because you have issues having children is no reason for those who can to stop (even if it's an excessive amount). Don't watch their show and nothing will be "in your face." You lost four lives before having one…should someone tell you that was wrong of you…NO, we should not. Your choice is yours and theirs is theirs…simple as that!

  54. Kelly Skinner

    You don't have to watch, there are 100+ channels on. Any mother with more than 2 or 3 kids gets their children's names messed up from time to time, my mom did with only 5. Not our decision.

  55. Shan V. Kuppel Roland

    Whatever happened to the population control issue? I hardly ever hear about it anymore. This planet only has so many resources. It's very irresponsible of the Duggars. We're humans, not rabbits, kittys, or dogs.

  56. Kelly Skinner

    I totally agree, they have good moral standards and they are raising good kids with good work ethics. I'll bet none of their kids end up on welfare!

  57. Kelly Skinner

    I totally agree, they have good moral standards and they are raising good kids with good work ethics. I'll bet none of their kids end up on welfare!

  58. Kelly Skinner

    It also teaches them how to be good parents themselves. Haven't you ever had your kids do chores around the house? The same could be said for anyone who does.

  59. Wilma Brooks

    …Although, you have to admit, these kids seem pretty well grounded, and very well loved… and the family pays their own way. No food stamps, medicare, kiddiecare, etc. Every child grows up learning the responsibility for caring for others and rspecting self and others.

  60. Frances Pierce

    Seriously don't think it's anybody's business how many children they "should" have. That's between them and God. They do a fantastic job with their family, they are financially smart and are teaching their children the same. It's not like their having children and living on "the system". Instead of critizing them, folks should take a look at their family structure….a lot is to be said for a family that large that can be that successful at keeping it all running well. No matter how many children a family has, if they are in debt, don't teach their children manners, respect, responsibility, then how better are they?
    Go Duggars!

  61. Roxan Higerd Temaat

    You do not pay one red cent for them. They are very self-reliant. They are debt free. They are property owners and businessmen. They make and live by a budget, something we all need to do.

  62. Mary Ann Jones

    Yes, they "appear" happy and functional.. the kids did not make the choice and we dont know their true feelings.. ,,, but not every family is so blessed… its a "false" image and most people have a hard time with more then two in todays economy and pressures

  63. Krista Whittington

    They were living fine on their own without government assistance before the show, I'm sure they'll be perfectly fine after the show

  64. Dana Pickard

    Have another 40, who cares! Please let their 15 minutes of fame expire.

  65. Kelly Skinner

    You are worrying too much about food. How about over weight people, should we ban them too? Or maybe the government should decide what college you and your children attend or what house is best for your family. I for one don't want the government deciding a darn thing for me or my family. I could understand your upset if they were on welfare.

  66. Andrea Leavelle Cox

    I have to agree with you Sherry. After her last miscarriage you would think she would be more concerned on her health and welfare. I don't understand why this is such a topic of conversation other then large families are not usually seen anymore. I am the mother of 5(withing 3 yrs) and that was FUN but a whole lot of work. This business of god willing I suppose you have to respect BUT……its time to QUIT ! We live in the 21st century and things are a whole lot different. I do believe that this is somewhat a burden on her kids. Good experience for them BUT how are they able to relate to all of them individually instead of a group thing?

  67. Bonnie Price

    you have blinders on–good for you- we all have opinions

  68. Andrea Leavelle Cox

    Kelly Skinner Absolutely, so WHY are they asking the public????? Maybe for their 15 min of fame???? Seems to me a litlle selfish for all concerned !

  69. Kelly Skinner

    Marsha Ann Skidmore Cook- you obviously have never seen the show, you would know more than you do about them. They provide their family by running their own business and they know how to live frugal. They, as a family built their own house from the ground up without hired contractors to save money, and it taught every child involved what can be done as a team and what can be accomplished. Those kids do not spend their day playing video games or running the streets like little thug "wanna-bes".

  70. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Umm….you obviously didn't understand what I wrote, and I have a perfect understanding of the world. I know all about how there are not enough jobs and resources for everyone in this world. But yet, people just go right on overpopulating it. You know nothing about me, so don't go judging what I say. I HAVE done a lot of research on the topic at hand, and it is a growing concern that we are not going to be able to support the population in the future. Our resources are fast becoming depleted. It has nothing to do with the parents and how loving they are. I'm sorry…but to me….they are just child hoarders….and producing more people to compete in this world for jobs, food, water and housing.

  71. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Yes, it's her uterus, but it's our world, and we have enough people in it already.

  72. Pat Hyatt-Hunter Van Cleaf

    It is not for us to decide if THEY should have more children, they put that in God's hands. And these people seem to be doing things the right way. They are not on welfare, they put God first, they pay cash for everything, they home school their children, they do community volunteer work, they teach their children morals and responsibility, why can't people watch the show and go like "wow, I wish more families could be like this"…this is the way it used to be in our world before all the commercialization, the welfare, the "entitled" generation–it used to be large families, teaching their families the way to live in God's grace. More should be like these people, but unfortunately more of our society is like Jersey Shore or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo…God forbid…and heaven help us all.

  73. Katie Johnson

    You are right…free country means everyone is entitled to their own opinions whether you agree with them or not.

  74. Katie Johnson

    You are right…free country means everyone is entitled to their own opinions whether you agree with them or not.

  75. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    There are no laws regarding how many babies one may have i the U.S. – I guess they think people are going to use a little common sense and a condom at some point!

  76. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    There are no laws regarding how many babies one may have i the U.S. – I guess they think people are going to use a little common sense and a condom at some point!

  77. Darcy Smart

    i don't watch the show and yes your right just because i had problem doesn't mean they should stop but i do believe i heard that there were problem with the last three they had ! sorry just my and mine alone thoughts

  78. Darcy Smart

    i don't watch the show and yes your right just because i had problem doesn't mean they should stop but i do believe i heard that there were problem with the last three they had ! sorry just my and mine alone thoughts

  79. Dawn Marie Sutton

    As long as they're able to provide for their kids on their own, that they are all loved and cared for, and as long as the kids are all getting attention from mom and dad, it's no one's business but their own. I wish I could afford to have 20, let alone have the time and energy it takes to mother them all. A few generations ago, this kind of family was a the norm with lot of extended family around to help out.

  80. Dawn Marie Sutton

    As long as they're able to provide for their kids on their own, that they are all loved and cared for, and as long as the kids are all getting attention from mom and dad, it's no one's business but their own. I wish I could afford to have 20, let alone have the time and energy it takes to mother them all. A few generations ago, this kind of family was a the norm with lot of extended family around to help out.

  81. Kathy Lee Sheehan Smith

    Seems like mamma Dugger should be worn out…to the point of ridiculous! They have certainly made a name for themselves! Question is, how does one give attention & love to each child (really) ?

  82. Trisha Donnelly

    Really…I'm a Roman Catholic!
    Maybe learn the rhythm method then. Better than risking carrying a baby to term. She is not a spring chicken.

  83. Stephanie Marie Ballard

    of course they can have all the kids they want but let's be real here if they didn't have a job to support that insane amount of children everyone including you guys would be just as butthurt oh and don't bring God into this he has nothing to do with stupid people procreating an insane amount of kids /=

  84. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Well now…maybe everybody that spoke out against me should take your own advice. Live in a cheap trailer, work at McDonalds or Burger King, go on a diet and grow your own food, have 20 kids. As for the job situation…I don't know where you live…but there are no jobs here and no decent places to live either. As for the injecting hormones in food for obese people…wow….really? I know a lot of obese people that would take offense by that. It seems to me like you all are looking at life with blinders on…thinking the world is in okay shape…well…when our resources do run out…and they will…you will see.

  85. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Oh…so every kid that plays video games is a thug huh? Wow….I know plenty of good kids that play video games.

  86. Kimberly Young Thompson

    I can't believe what you just said to that woman who lost four children…..wow….You are really something else.

  87. Julie Catalan

    Omg Kelly Skinner do you know them personally or something cuz you sure defend them like if you did. The fact of the matter is they decided to do the show so from then on they made their life public. And just like its their choice if they have another kid the public can also comment or talk about them because of the fact that they told the whole work their story. And she doesnt raise them on her own the older kids take care of the younger ones how is that healthy for them?

  88. Carol Trottier Dumeah

    I agree Lisa … They lost the last one and almost lost the one before that. I think it is time to stop having babies and concentrate on the family you already have.

  89. Kelly Skinner

    You should really become more concerned with the illegal immigrants taking our jobs, food, water and housing, all the while NOT paying taxes like true Americans do! I'm not judging you, but I don't agree with your statement, and that's because we still live in a free country. They can have as many kids as they want. This country is not running out of food or water, the government has led us to believe this.

  90. Kelly Skinner

    You should really become more concerned with the illegal immigrants taking our jobs, food, water and housing, all the while NOT paying taxes like true Americans do! I'm not judging you, but I don't agree with your statement, and that's because we still live in a free country. They can have as many kids as they want. This country is not running out of food or water, the government has led us to believe this.

  91. Kimberly Young Thompson

    I have know plenty of people who have had to live on welfare. While some of those people could have done better for themselves…some of them could not. Don't judge everybody on welfare like you know them all. Until you know their circumstances, keep your judgements to yourself.

  92. Kimberly Young Thompson

    I have know plenty of people who have had to live on welfare. While some of those people could have done better for themselves…some of them could not. Don't judge everybody on welfare like you know them all. Until you know their circumstances, keep your judgements to yourself.

  93. Jolie Adams

    This couple is addicted to having children. More, more, more–they will never have enough. While they are legally allowed to have as many as they want, I think it is unwise for them to continue to breed, particularly after having one premature birth and followed by a mid-term miscarriage. It would seem that perhaps Mom's body/age has reached a point where the outcome of her pregnanc ies will no longer be favorable.

    Also, while they may provide well for their children, with the necessary assistance of their older children, I think it is greedy and irresponsible, in this day and age, to intentionally have so many children to compete for natural resources, becoming scarcer as world populations continue to grow.

  94. Amber Scott

    Yeah she needs to stop! They need to think about what it will be like when they are 50 having kids and what would happen to them if anything happened to the parents. And think about what happened to her two last pregnancies! I have lost twins to an ectopic pregnancy and daughter to anacephaly and I am totally scared to try again! I am happy they have the ones they do but when is it going to enough. I will count my sled lucky if I ever have another baby born from me and my husband. Don't get me wrong I am not trying to bash them or belittle them but really be happy with the ones you have because you never know what the next one will bring.

  95. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Yes, she does have blinders on….Do you really think those kids enjoy doing all the housework, yardwork and babysitting for their parents just because their parents want to keep right on having babies? In my opinion…yes…kids should do chores…but they should also have the opportunity to be a kid. They should be able to go out with their friends and have a good time and do "kid" things. They will have plenty of time to be adults when they get older. Don't rush them.

  96. Kelly Skinner

    No where in that statement did I judge any one for being on welfare. Let me put it to you this way…they are raising their children in such a way that they will be able to provide for themselves, to be more self-sufficient, therefore not having to rely on welfare or government programs to survive. I know plenty of people who need to be on welfare as well, who doesn't know some one who needs it? But what I am saying is that there are too many people who have only a handful of kids that think they DESERVE government assistance. This family (the Duggars) clearly are not one them.

  97. Kelly Skinner

    "Population control" is in China I believe. You could always move there to live since you don't like the free country in which you live! (Just saying :) )

  98. Kori Cheek

    We live in a free country and one of the ways we are free is to decide for ourselves how many kids we have. Once we start telling people how many kids they can have we begin to lose our freedom. Be careful! Once that freedom is gone which is next? Guns? Freedom of speech? Are we willing to sacrifice the freedom our ancestors fought for because you don't agree with someone's legal decision for their own life?

  99. Kelly Skinner

    Watch the show, they are allowed to go out and do things like normal kids.

  100. Kelly Skinner

    Watch the show, they are allowed to go out and do things like normal kids.

  101. Kelly Skinner

    Watch the show, they are allowed to go out and do things like normal kids.

  102. Kelly Skinner

    Watch the show, they are allowed to go out and do things like normal kids.

  103. Rita Serrano

    "Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers" ~ Mother Teresa~

  104. Rita Serrano

    "Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers" ~ Mother Teresa~

  105. Rita Serrano

    "Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers" ~ Mother Teresa~

  106. Rita Serrano

    "Saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers" ~ Mother Teresa~

  107. Janet Friedman-Fineman Nydick

    I think they are a disgrace to the human race.

  108. Kelly Skinner

    Rabbits, kitties and dogs have "litters". I think you're mistaking the Duggers for the "other" TLC family, who ended up in divorce court!

  109. Irene Duci Capps

    NO. Why don't they just get to know each other and enjoy the kids they have rather than always being in the producing mode. They don't know what it's like just to enjoy the existing family and always wanting more!

  110. Brenton Roskopf

    I read something a while ago that stated the only reason that the US is gaining population is due to immigration. Nobody but the Duggars are having kids – and we're making more food than ever, but most of it goes in the garbage.

  111. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Hmm…You know? We are ALL immigrants here in America unless we are Native American Indians. And guess what? We stole their land, homes, food, water…everything. So, don't go talking that stupid crap about how illegal immigrants are ruining our world. We are all immigrants here in the US. Some of us have just been here longer than others.

  112. Ginger Owens

    God has blessed them with 20 kids.I would stop so u can injoy life with the kidsand start injoying grandbabys to come.I would say 20 is a good number.

  113. Kelly Skinner

    Bonnie Price No I'm not, and how mature of you to get all personal about it. No body "likes" to do chores but sometimes we do what we have to. I never said you have to like my opinion, you really don't have to read them either.

  114. Marvel Knight

    I normally don't comment on stories but I have to on this one. For those of you who constantly complain about your tax dollars paying for all these kids they are NOT I repeat NOT on any kind of Government assistance. They live debt free. Built their own house and own several of their own businesses. That is how they support their LARGE loving well raised well behaved family. If you don't like the show and only want to complain well here's a tip for you DON"T WATCH THE SHOW. As far as Michelle's health well that's HER business. They have chosen to put their lives in God's hands so let them be people. It is and always has been God's will. They have in the past and I am sure will again in the future do Humanitarian trips all over the world doing good for others. What have you done? For those of you who are concerned about the Duggar family using up resources, well first concern yourself with the HUGE amount of illegal immigrants that enter this country every day. Basically said concern yourself with your own life and leave this large loving family alone.

  115. Sharona Neuroth

    Ignorant. Almost lost the last one. Obviously God and her body are saying enough. Not older kids job to take care of them. Time to be grandparents to grandkids the same age as your kids. They need more than money to raise kids and with that many they can't have time or energy to spend with each kid. I have 6 and that's a lot. My body told me no more. They need to stop using their kids for fame.

  116. Alex Gray

    Yes they have that right but given the rate at which we consume resources I'm all for zero or negative population growth.

  117. Nadine Colontuono Balestrino

    close the shop already! your getting to old for this,, it's quite expensive to raise kids today,,, I'd like to know how they afford all these kids,,, is the government helping out here….Enough!

  118. Kimberly Young Thompson

    And I never said they were, but that's not the point…but you know what? Talking to you is just wasting my breath. You think you're right, and everyone else is wrong…so…have at it. Go on with yourself. Maybe you can have 20 kids too.

  119. Peggy Lefever

    the smaller children she has have bee turned over to the older daughter to take care of and michelle and her hubby can and will do other things than care for the smaller children that job seems to be the older daughter dutiesand not the mother who gave birth to them.

  120. Peggy Lefever

    the smaller children she has have bee turned over to the older daughter to take care of and michelle and her hubby can and will do other things than care for the smaller children that job seems to be the older daughter dutiesand not the mother who gave birth to them.

  121. Derica Marie

    It's there business what they do. However, I wish they wouldn't say that this is God wanting them to have more. He gave her the ability I have children, but he also have me the ability to rob a bank. The difference is that he also gavel something that he must have forgotten to her, logic to know what abilities to and not to act on

  122. Derica Marie

    It's there business what they do. However, I wish they wouldn't say that this is God wanting them to have more. He gave her the ability I have children, but he also have me the ability to rob a bank. The difference is that he also gavel something that he must have forgotten to her, logic to know what abilities to and not to act on

  123. Summer N Walker

    I tried to have kids for 15 years, never getting pregnant. We adopted 2 children to the tune of about $30k. I recently had a hysterectomy. I love children…whether they come through adoption or natural means. Children are a blessing from the LORD! I love the Duggar's. They are a precious family who are raising wonderful people to be a part of our society! The beauty is that we live in a free country (for now) where each family can decide for themselves how many kids they will or will not have!

  124. Summer N Walker

    I tried to have kids for 15 years, never getting pregnant. We adopted 2 children to the tune of about $30k. I recently had a hysterectomy. I love children…whether they come through adoption or natural means. Children are a blessing from the LORD! I love the Duggar's. They are a precious family who are raising wonderful people to be a part of our society! The beauty is that we live in a free country (for now) where each family can decide for themselves how many kids they will or will not have!

  125. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Well….I think the Duggers are trying to have litters.

  126. Kimberly Young Thompson

    And Kelly…..you don't have to read our opinions either….right?

  127. Kimberly Young Thompson

    And Kelly…..you don't have to read our opinions either….right?

  128. Dawn Cashen Casey

    Even though I feel every baby is a gift from, after the birth of the last baby and her complications I think that was a sign to STOP! Enjoy the grandchildren!

  129. Curtis Richner

    These people need to stop. What is it they contribute to society other than population?

  130. Kelly Skinner

    I think you know exactly what I meant. Our ancestors were immigrants but because I was born in this country that makes me a legal citizen. I am referring to the ones that are currently coming from other countries that are taking our jobs, living on welfare and don't have to pay taxes like we do. They even get to open party stores and other businesses and get tax breaks because they are immigrants. How is that fair? Any way the point being, obviously you and I are on the opposite ends of this debate and we both have our own strong opinions.

  131. Jeri Pope

    Not even if I could afford it…I'm pretty sure they are sharing some kind of prolonged psychotic break brought on by lack of sleep.

  132. Kelly Skinner

    Read my statement again, I said "playing video games OR running the streets like little thugs" . You're getting off the subject here.

  133. Sue Skidmore

    It's fun trying? I would think its like screwing a pillow case after that many kids. Sorry to be so crude on your page but really?

  134. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Our "ancestors", as you say…were allowed to come here and do the same exact things that "illegal" immigrants are doing today. The difference is…the Governments needs somebody to blame for our crappy economy and all of our other problems…so guess what? They blame the illegal immigrants. So…if the illegal immigrants could afford to get their paperwork and become "legal"….they would be fine and dandy then? Wow…Wonder where your ancestors came from? I guarantee….unless you're an Indian…it wasn't from here. And yes, I do have strong opinions…and I will take that as a compliment.

  135. Kelly Skinner

    We all have opinions, mine is mine and yours is yours. Right or wrong we have the right to have them and we have the right to disagree!

  136. Kelly Skinner

    We all have opinions, mine is mine and yours is yours. Right or wrong we have the right to have them and we have the right to disagree!

  137. Kelly Skinner

    We all have opinions, mine is mine and yours is yours. Right or wrong we have the right to have them and we have the right to disagree!

  138. Mark Roland

    I get angry when people like that are admired. There is nothing cute about irresponsible people wrecking our planet.

  139. Mark Roland

    I get angry when people like that are admired. There is nothing cute about irresponsible people wrecking our planet.

  140. Amanda Norrick Walter

    They have so many kids and are still more financially stable than most small families. Their children are well behaved and close. I would worry about them all getting enough 1 on 1 time with their parents, just because I know how hard it is with my 4. They all seem happy though and as you stated ultimately it's none of my business. :)

  141. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Oh, I don't think I misunderstand you at all. I hear you loud and clear.

  142. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    You are so right. And if they're the G-d loving people they are, why don't they share some of their largesse with other children who don't have a fraction of what these kids have.

  143. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Wow….Unbelievable! Well…If you believe that…than why are you still talking down on people who have negative opinions on the topic? LMAO!

  144. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Wow….Unbelievable! Well…If you believe that…than why are you still talking down on people who have negative opinions on the topic? LMAO!

  145. Kelly Skinner

    Right or wrong, it is their decision to make. We have our opinions but in the end do our opinions really matter?

  146. Darcy Smart

    in front of a carmera, anyone can be like that! ask my husband

  147. Kimberly Young Thompson

    At Kelly…..there is such a thing called abstinence…

  148. Kimberly Young Thompson

    At Kelly…..there is such a thing called abstinence…

  149. Darcy Smart

    Ashley G Ward, well it sounds like according to Kelly they have plenty of money so they could adopt!

  150. Tammy Tollefson

    The worst thing you can do for the planet/environment is to have children. This couple is exponentially adding to the problem.

  151. Lisa Marie Stinson

    Normally I would agree with you but with her having so many, plus her age she is starting to have Premies and many other complications. Yea people should have a right to have as many kids as they want but when it starts harming you and/or the baby I think it's time to stop

  152. Alicia Lankford

    I say say NO! no no no no! their older kids are taking care of the younger ones and it makes me kinda feel sorry for the younger kids. How does any of them get one on one time with their mom and dad. My favorite past time is the time that I got to spend with my mom. Also with the millions of children that need a home I feel like this is socially irresponsible.

  153. Tammy Tollefson

    Like I said, having children is one of the worst things we can do to our planet/environment.

  154. Tammy Tollefson

    Like I said, having children is one of the worst things we can do to our planet/environment.

  155. Stacy Elaine Kerley-Tadic

    Just because you can have 300 kids, doesn't mean you should. Just because it is your *right* to do it doesn't mean you should. I have watched the show and I find it akin to watching a car accident you can't seem to turn away from. The point of having children is to raise them yourself as parents. These children are mostly passed on to the other children as they get older. And it may very well be *their* business but they made it mine when they chose to do season after season of this show. They better hope the economy doesn't swoop in and get their show cancelled and shut down some of those businesses or the taxpayers will be footing part of this bill. And by the way… wearing jeans doesn't set any kind of sterotype against girl… but wearing odd long, amish type skirts all time… does. If they don't want to be judged then don't put your life out there for the whole world to see.

  156. Stacy Elaine Kerley-Tadic

    Just because you can have 300 kids, doesn't mean you should. Just because it is your *right* to do it doesn't mean you should. I have watched the show and I find it akin to watching a car accident you can't seem to turn away from. The point of having children is to raise them yourself as parents. These children are mostly passed on to the other children as they get older. And it may very well be *their* business but they made it mine when they chose to do season after season of this show. They better hope the economy doesn't swoop in and get their show cancelled and shut down some of those businesses or the taxpayers will be footing part of this bill. And by the way… wearing jeans doesn't set any kind of sterotype against girl… but wearing odd long, amish type skirts all time… does. If they don't want to be judged then don't put your life out there for the whole world to see.

  157. Cindee Ferguson Kanzigg

    Very true, Frances, however, my problem with having that many kids is the toll it takes on this planet. There are too many people using limited resources. In all probability their kids will repeat the pattern and so on, and so on. It is irresponsible to breed like rabbits.

  158. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Hmm, I like the way you're always trying to say I'm misunderstanding you. Ok…maybe you didn't mean kids who play video games are thugs…but you sure didn't sound very favorable about them either.

  159. Kelly Skinner

    No, I just have opinions like everyone else who is commenting.

  160. Judi Rumble

    yes…..I don't know much about this family but if she had such trouble with the last 2 then she should consider her own health……the children she already has need their mother more than they need yet more siblings

  161. Ginger Stewart Webb

    In the United States the biological parents can change their minds up to 2 years after your adoption. My husband was rised in a home. Not to mention the cost. You seem to forget that they are followers of God and they are allowing him to bless them or not. It is their freedom for religion as well as family values….

  162. Tammy Tollefson

    Kori Cheek – Freedom comes with the responsibility to use it wisely. The selfishness of the Dugars in creating their own tribe is totally unwarranted. If these people are about life, they could be adopting any number of abandoned, abused and unwanted children who need someone to love them. And if I hear any more pablum about "god's blessings upon them" I'll puke. It's science people–biology specifcally. Just because Michelle is a fertile Myrtle doesn't mean she's obligated to continue adding to our planet's population problem.

  163. Doug Platt

    I have met the Duggars and no they do not have nor would they take any government assistance. Yes, the show does add substantial income but then that is the beauty of living in a free country. Actually they are very nice, very conservative people who just happen to believe that God opens and closes the womb. You can have a difference of opinion with them but at minimum they are living out their beliefs, which again is the beauty of living in a free country.

  164. Doug Platt

    I have met the Duggars and no they do not have nor would they take any government assistance. Yes, the show does add substantial income but then that is the beauty of living in a free country. Actually they are very nice, very conservative people who just happen to believe that God opens and closes the womb. You can have a difference of opinion with them but at minimum they are living out their beliefs, which again is the beauty of living in a free country.

  165. Tammy Tollefson

    God, god, god. Enough already! It's biology for crying out loud. These people are selfish procreators. Period. It's like they have an addiction to birth. Let's see them take in handicapped, abandoned or abused children. Now, THAT's god's work.

  166. Doug Platt

    BTW, the world's largest communist country daily enforces a child limitation on their people. They do so by forced abortion. I for one do not want to live under that kind of government control. However, "we the people" if we do not pull our heads out of posterior will soon be there if we do not stand up and defend our freedoms. End of rant for the day!

  167. Kelly Skinner

    This has truly been interesting, to see how different people really are and how strong their views and opinions on the subject. are.

  168. Kelly Skinner

    This has truly been interesting, to see how different people really are and how strong their views and opinions on the subject. are.

  169. Darcy Smart

    how many people do they employ in those businesses ! or is it the OLDER CHILDREN THAT RUN THEM! ? If not can those people afford to raise their families. What do they contribute to community and or our country. They are not hero's because they are a baby factory, how about helping out some of those families that lost their babies and everything else they owed now don't because of good old mother nature!

  170. Deborah James

    well then you should be telling the rest of the women and men in the world why arent they adopting, i know because you have to be a sreten age and cant be over weight and have a big income and what they put us through to adopt the american children is reidulouse, that is why people go to the foreigin countrys to adopt. have you every tryed to adopt a child in the USA AND I BET NOT.

  171. Tammy Tollefson

    Frances, please stick to the facts. God does not equal biology. Your mystical man in the sky doesn't deem the Dugards any more or less worthy. Now ,if they were taking children who were abused, abandoned or handicapped, THEN they could say they are doing "god's" work.

  172. Jessica Walsh

    I could adopt kids too, but I had them for myself instead. Does that make me selfish too? Are the Duggars asking for your money to support their children? Nope, pretty sure they're not. Their kids are happy, and that's all that really matters. If they were popping out kids left and right and didn't take care of them– like most men these days– then I could see a problem with it. You should probably climb off of your high horse. I'm sure that before you read this story, you didn't give one single F about the Duggars, and I'm pretty sure that after this, you're not going to give one single F about them. Let them be until they are knocking on your door begging you to feed their children.

  173. Darcy Smart

    yes they do get help from the government they have 19+ tax right offs, do they take all the deductions for all the kids. They should make their financials public.

  174. Tammy Tollefson

    Do they love having children, or has it become an addiction?

  175. Deborah James

    Kimberly Young Thompson WELL I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SHOW AND WE DONT HAVE CABLE AND WE DONT LIVE OUTSIDE OUR MEANS, BUT I HAVE TO HAND IT TO THIS COUPLE. WHAT I HAVE HEARD AT LESS THEY ARE A FAMILY AND THE PARENTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AND THEY ARENT ADSUING THEM IN ANY WAY AND BIGGER FAMILYS ARE MORE LOVING AND CLOSE.I BET THEY ALL SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE A SUPPER TIME TOGETHER NOT LIKE MOST OF THE AMERICANS NOW, YOU EAT WHEN YOU WANT AND THE KIDS DO WHATEVER THEY WANT BECAUSE MOMMA AND DADDY ARE WORKING AND THE KIDS ARE LEFT AT HOME ALONE. AND KELLY YOUARE SO RIGHT I AGREE WITH YOU. BIG FAMILYS MORE LOVE TO GO AROUND. I THINK THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE WHATEVER AND HOW MANY THEY WANT, WE DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE FOR THEM.AND PAT HYATT I AGREE WITH YOU WHOLE HEARTED WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE THEM I WISH THEY WERE A FRIEND OF MINE , THEY WOULD BE A LOVING AND KIND HEARTED PEOPLE AND LIKE YOU SAY THEY HAVE GOD IN THERE LIFES, WE NEED MORE OF THEM KIND OF PEOPLE .

  176. Deborah James

    Kimberly Young Thompson WELL I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SHOW AND WE DONT HAVE CABLE AND WE DONT LIVE OUTSIDE OUR MEANS, BUT I HAVE TO HAND IT TO THIS COUPLE. WHAT I HAVE HEARD AT LESS THEY ARE A FAMILY AND THE PARENTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AND THEY ARENT ADSUING THEM IN ANY WAY AND BIGGER FAMILYS ARE MORE LOVING AND CLOSE.I BET THEY ALL SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE A SUPPER TIME TOGETHER NOT LIKE MOST OF THE AMERICANS NOW, YOU EAT WHEN YOU WANT AND THE KIDS DO WHATEVER THEY WANT BECAUSE MOMMA AND DADDY ARE WORKING AND THE KIDS ARE LEFT AT HOME ALONE. AND KELLY YOUARE SO RIGHT I AGREE WITH YOU. BIG FAMILYS MORE LOVE TO GO AROUND. I THINK THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE WHATEVER AND HOW MANY THEY WANT, WE DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE FOR THEM.AND PAT HYATT I AGREE WITH YOU WHOLE HEARTED WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE THEM I WISH THEY WERE A FRIEND OF MINE , THEY WOULD BE A LOVING AND KIND HEARTED PEOPLE AND LIKE YOU SAY THEY HAVE GOD IN THERE LIFES, WE NEED MORE OF THEM KIND OF PEOPLE .

  177. Deborah James

    Kimberly Young Thompson WELL I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SHOW AND WE DONT HAVE CABLE AND WE DONT LIVE OUTSIDE OUR MEANS, BUT I HAVE TO HAND IT TO THIS COUPLE. WHAT I HAVE HEARD AT LESS THEY ARE A FAMILY AND THE PARENTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AND THEY ARENT ADSUING THEM IN ANY WAY AND BIGGER FAMILYS ARE MORE LOVING AND CLOSE.I BET THEY ALL SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE A SUPPER TIME TOGETHER NOT LIKE MOST OF THE AMERICANS NOW, YOU EAT WHEN YOU WANT AND THE KIDS DO WHATEVER THEY WANT BECAUSE MOMMA AND DADDY ARE WORKING AND THE KIDS ARE LEFT AT HOME ALONE. AND KELLY YOUARE SO RIGHT I AGREE WITH YOU. BIG FAMILYS MORE LOVE TO GO AROUND. I THINK THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE WHATEVER AND HOW MANY THEY WANT, WE DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE FOR THEM.AND PAT HYATT I AGREE WITH YOU WHOLE HEARTED WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE THEM I WISH THEY WERE A FRIEND OF MINE , THEY WOULD BE A LOVING AND KIND HEARTED PEOPLE AND LIKE YOU SAY THEY HAVE GOD IN THERE LIFES, WE NEED MORE OF THEM KIND OF PEOPLE .

  178. Kelly Skinner

    Darcy Smart-I should apologize for my earlier statement. I did not mean to be insensitive to your loss. Sorry if you took it that way.

  179. Wilma Brooks

    Roxan Higerd Temaat AND, they built that house themselves, teaching and learning as they went, using professionals where needed for safety, but teaching, teaching, teaching the kids survival skills! Good comment.

  180. Darcy Smart

    you can have fun trying without a child in the end! But in another view he's one guy that can keep his wife barefoot and pregnant !

  181. Tammy Tollefson

    'A few generations ago', many of those 20 children would have died, and were needed to support the family farm. The Duggars have no such need nor excuse. They are addicted to procreation.

  182. Lisa Sites

    I personally think they are selfish and irresponsible, but they have a right to breed so if they so desire….but with all the starving and suffering people in our overpopulated planet maybe we should work to help those here before we try to "keep up with the Jonses (Bates)".

  183. June Jankowski Coll

    I think they are out of their freaking minds! And trust me……the KIDS are the ones that suffer! I am not a follower of their show so can someone tell me what he does for a living beside their reality show?

  184. June Jankowski Coll

    I think they are out of their freaking minds! And trust me……the KIDS are the ones that suffer! I am not a follower of their show so can someone tell me what he does for a living beside their reality show?

  185. Veva Ortiz

    illegal aliens(so called) do pay taxes they do work and because they are probably using bought papers they cannot get their social security when the need it even though they have paid into it and there are some who may abuse the system the majority don't U S citizens also abuse the system as well but to get back to the subject since this is not China I guess they can have as many as they want but she sure is spreading herself pretty thin just saying I wonder how the older ones feel

  186. Veva Ortiz

    illegal aliens(so called) do pay taxes they do work and because they are probably using bought papers they cannot get their social security when the need it even though they have paid into it and there are some who may abuse the system the majority don't U S citizens also abuse the system as well but to get back to the subject since this is not China I guess they can have as many as they want but she sure is spreading herself pretty thin just saying I wonder how the older ones feel

  187. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    Are you a preacher or something? I don't disagree with your views per se, it just seems preacher-ish. I think most of the posts on here have to do with concern for Michelle's health and the possibility of her dying and leaving that huge family behind. She is a huge, loving positive force and they could lose that if she keeps doing what she's doing.

  188. Kelly Skinner

    They own a few businesses. And they rent out business buildings.

  189. Marie Visintin Palavi

    I don't think God decides how many kids you have so I think in that respect it's just an excuse. I can't imagine having that many kids but I also don't feel I have the right to tell them how many kids they should have. they seem to run their house pretty well and even though I don't agree with their conservative views it's not my business. I just think Michelle's body is worn out from having so many babies and that she needs a break.

  190. Darcy Smart

    How is our country freel any more, explain that to me. We do not make most of our own choices the government does!

  191. Nancy Michalka

    I wonder how many who are against this are pro-choice, pro abortion and would have to ask is choice only in regard to abortion and a woman's uterus?

  192. Cheryl Banks

    I don't think that God has anything at all to do with it. God expects us to use our minds and make decisions based on the health of our bodies and the health of our planet.

  193. Linda Karch

    Marvel, this is the best comment I have read. It is their business. Their values are wonderful. They have a wonderful life filled with the love of God. I look back on the days when my grandparents and greatgrandparents had many children. The older children helped look after the younger children. They grew up with a sense of responsibility to family and community. They didn't have to have all the toys and electronics that kids have today. They had family. That is what the Duggers have. A good and loving family. How they live their life is a good role model more some other people. But the main comment is it is their business. NOT mine, NOt anyone else.

  194. Linda Karch

    Marvel, this is the best comment I have read. It is their business. Their values are wonderful. They have a wonderful life filled with the love of God. I look back on the days when my grandparents and greatgrandparents had many children. The older children helped look after the younger children. They grew up with a sense of responsibility to family and community. They didn't have to have all the toys and electronics that kids have today. They had family. That is what the Duggers have. A good and loving family. How they live their life is a good role model more some other people. But the main comment is it is their business. NOT mine, NOt anyone else.

  195. Tammy Tollefson

    Kelly Skinner – Religions are fake and biology is proven science. Get a grip. What are you some sort of mouthpiece for the Duggars? I prefer to state my case on the facts, not some made-up guy in the sky.

  196. Erin Rose Hafferman

    She almost died giving birth last time…miscarried another time……what would happen if she did die? She would leave all those kids motherless. I think god is trying to say 19 is plenty!!!!

  197. Jessica Padilla

    Kimberly, i cannot agree with you more!!! I stopped at three only b/c I was not allowed to get sterilized after my second one, if i was allowed to get the surgery to be sterile after my second one, i would've only had two kids, one to replace each my husband and I in the world so we would not contribute to the world's over population. B/c you know one day the 'J-Curve' is gonna happen to humans like it has happened to all other animals that became over populated.

  198. Jeannine van Reeth

    No one should be told how many children they may or may not have, but with these people, it's verging on some sort of psychiatric disorder. And yes, that poor woman's body needs a rest!!!

  199. Jeannine van Reeth

    No one should be told how many children they may or may not have, but with these people, it's verging on some sort of psychiatric disorder. And yes, that poor woman's body needs a rest!!!

  200. Jeannine van Reeth

    No one should be told how many children they may or may not have, but with these people, it's verging on some sort of psychiatric disorder. And yes, that poor woman's body needs a rest!!!

  201. Jeannine van Reeth

    No one should be told how many children they may or may not have, but with these people, it's verging on some sort of psychiatric disorder. And yes, that poor woman's body needs a rest!!!

  202. Jeannine van Reeth

    No one should be told how many children they may or may not have, but with these people, it's verging on some sort of psychiatric disorder. And yes, that poor woman's body needs a rest!!!

  203. Jeannine van Reeth

    No one should be told how many children they may or may not have, but with these people, it's verging on some sort of psychiatric disorder. And yes, that poor woman's body needs a rest!!!

  204. Kathy Collins Owen

    This is crazy… and I totally agree with you Liz S. they pass them on to the older kids.. I am wondering how she looks so good for having 20 kids… don't know what they are trying to prove, but that is way to many.. really come on now. man all those kids and she must have had some complications with some of them… It is like she is taking her life in her hands. 20 should be enough now… just don't agree with this… Liz S it is not fair… but God Bless Those children..

  205. Monica Miller

    It's their life and their decision. As long as they can feed, clothe, love and take care of all their children, let them live their life. I wish them all the best. God will let them know when they have had enough.

  206. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Ummm …at Deborah – some families can't help it that both momma and daddy have to work….wow….and if they can't afford a babysitter…so long as the kids are old enough….they can't help that they have to go to work and leave them home alone…And I know a lot of small families that will argue with you about larger families being more loving…that is just bull crap.

  207. Kam Machado

    I like your intro comment, Liz. Well said. Also, good comment Stacy. So many people out there who can't have kids after trying or can't afford IVF or adoption, makes it hard to fathom how these people are still going, especially when they don't seem to actually raise their kids… they seem to have their kids raise their kids.

  208. Kam Machado

    I like your intro comment, Liz. Well said. Also, good comment Stacy. So many people out there who can't have kids after trying or can't afford IVF or adoption, makes it hard to fathom how these people are still going, especially when they don't seem to actually raise their kids… they seem to have their kids raise their kids.

  209. Debbee Taylor

    very well said Marvel, Just because they have a large family ppl ASSume they have to be on some sort of state help, I just think ppl are jealous of what they have and try to bring them down.My saying has always been pay my bills, live in my home then you can complain about what my life is about until then shut up and sit down.

  210. Debbee Taylor

    very well said Marvel, Just because they have a large family ppl ASSume they have to be on some sort of state help, I just think ppl are jealous of what they have and try to bring them down.My saying has always been pay my bills, live in my home then you can complain about what my life is about until then shut up and sit down.

  211. Teresa Shively

    oh boy…that is so many kids..but you know i watch them and the bates family and those kids are awsome..it seems to work for them..i just worry the toll it will take on them ladies to keep popping them babies out..they must have awful weak and leaky bladders…just saying

  212. Teresa Shively

    oh boy…that is so many kids..but you know i watch them and the bates family and those kids are awsome..it seems to work for them..i just worry the toll it will take on them ladies to keep popping them babies out..they must have awful weak and leaky bladders…just saying

  213. Caitlin Cushing

    I am honestly sick and tired of this 'Gods will' or 'Gods work' bullshit. This whole thing started because she got pregnant while on BIRTH CONTROL and she miscarried. No fucking SHIT! That isn't God telling you to stop birth control, that's medicine telling you you fucked up. More and more kids isn't just doing damage to her own children but to her body as well. There reaches a certain point where biologically, it just isn't healthy for the woman anymore. And I've seen the show. There is NO WAY all those kids are that well behaved all the time. Never going to happen. EVER. This isn't about let's see how many times her vagina's doors can revolve, it's about being healthy for her and the baby she would be carrying. Notice how with the last few the babies had medical issues? Especially Josie. W.T.F mofo? Yeah, it was tragic she lost that other kid but I think she needs to count her blessings on having nineteen and just focus on them for now. If she truly wants another baby, maybe she should adopt.

  214. Caitlin Cushing

    I am honestly sick and tired of this 'Gods will' or 'Gods work' bullshit. This whole thing started because she got pregnant while on BIRTH CONTROL and she miscarried. No fucking SHIT! That isn't God telling you to stop birth control, that's medicine telling you you fucked up. More and more kids isn't just doing damage to her own children but to her body as well. There reaches a certain point where biologically, it just isn't healthy for the woman anymore. And I've seen the show. There is NO WAY all those kids are that well behaved all the time. Never going to happen. EVER. This isn't about let's see how many times her vagina's doors can revolve, it's about being healthy for her and the baby she would be carrying. Notice how with the last few the babies had medical issues? Especially Josie. W.T.F mofo? Yeah, it was tragic she lost that other kid but I think she needs to count her blessings on having nineteen and just focus on them for now. If she truly wants another baby, maybe she should adopt.

  215. Amanda Kowalski

    They may not be on government assistance, but they take DONATIONS for EVERYTHING. I watched the whole first season with dismay. No child deserves to be ignored by mom and dad. No child should have to make an appointment to hang out with mom. I bet you have a ton of kids too don't you?

  216. Mary Adams

    I know it's their choice but…the last one died before birth, the one before that has birth defects from being born early…maybe mother nature is trying to tell them enough. Yes it's great they love their kids…but they are just kids raising kids…and on top of that I think it is selfish to have more babies just because you can when it is obviously not safe anymore.

  217. Roni Johnson

    People keep talking about how the Duggars aren't using the government or "our" money to raise their kids – code for food stamps and welfare. They are using the public highways and byways paid for by our taxes, and putting a lot more wear and tear on them than smaller families. I don't know if they home school their kids. That would seem to be an impossible task given that you'd have to teach every grade from pre-school through high school seniors at the same time – the old one-room schools had limited enrollment (my father went to one in Minnesota). If they don't home school then they're using our money to pay for teachers, school buildings, desks, heating and electricity, playgrounds for the smaller kids, and sports fields for the older ones. Does their town have a fire dept. and police force? Those brave men and women keep everyone, including all the Duggars, safe – and we pay them. Our taxes also pay for the street lights and stop lights. Farm subsidies keep the prices of food down (watch out for the prices coming up since this drought!) making it possible to feed a family of that size (I wonder if they receive anything in return for product placement?).
    Anyhow, to sum up. They ARE using government resources, they just aren't using food stamps.

  218. Sheila R. Smith-Threlkel

    SHE SHOULDn't HAVE THAT MANY KIDS AND SHES NOT THE ONNE TAKING CARE OF THEM SHE PASSES THEM ON TO HER OTHER KIDS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM WHILE SHES RAKING IN THE MONEY OF BEING FAMOUS FOR BEING A HUMAN INCUBATER SHE DOESn't CARE ABOUT HER KIDS WELFARE OR HER WELL BEING AS LONG AS THEY ARE FAMOUS THEY DO IT FOR THE MONEY AND THAT IS WRONG, AND UNFAIR TO EVERY CHILD THEY BRING INTO THIS WORLD AND SOCIAL SERVICES SHOULD HAVE STEPPED IN A LONG TIME AGO AND STOPPED THIS INSANE THING THEY ARE DOING , ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY AND BEING FAMOUS AND THAT's DISGUSTING, AND HER HUSBADN IS JUST AS BAD AS SHE IS FOR ALLOWING AND GOING ALONG WITH IT,

  219. Linda Voelkl

    She just keeps cranking them out…for ratings?! I find the whole thing rather disgusting. She is ignoring the recent signs (complications) that maybe she should hang up her ovaries and retire her uterus. She needs to get Jim Boob snipped while she is at it.

  220. Lara Kelminson Erickson

    All the proponents of the Duggars baby farming seem to be justifying these irresponsible peoples' actions with religion. Does God also justify inferility as well? I just don't understand the logic and find these people ethically reprehensible.

  221. David Palavi

    i wonder how much quality attention each child receives with so many. the older kids are responsible for helping taking care of the younger ones. but if they're happy, so be it.

  222. David Palavi

    i wonder how much quality attention each child receives with so many. the older kids are responsible for helping taking care of the younger ones. but if they're happy, so be it.

  223. David Palavi

    i wonder how much quality attention each child receives with so many. the older kids are responsible for helping taking care of the younger ones. but if they're happy, so be it.

  224. David Palavi

    i wonder how much quality attention each child receives with so many. the older kids are responsible for helping taking care of the younger ones. but if they're happy, so be it.

  225. Bonnie Price

    there ya' go–he has "so much fun trying" —let him shoot blanks!

  226. Angel Harrell

    I love there show, but they need to stop before something happends to Michelle Duggar and that would be very sad to see that family without her….♥

  227. Inge Hansen

    No more Kids, the cost the Government to much Money, Jim Bob go try working, all you do is being a Sperm Doner. try to enjoy your Grand kids, the Government don't have any more Money for you. i bet you never worked a Day in your Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  228. Debbie Lynn Crail

    IF THEY KEEP GOING NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO GET MARRIED CAUSE THEY'LL ALREADY BE RELATED

  229. Alicia Lilly

    Stacy Elaine Kerley-Tadic you are so right but they are also homed schooled they dont interact with anyone other then family unless they are doing some mission type of work

  230. Alicia Lilly

    Stacy Elaine Kerley-Tadic you are so right but they are also homed schooled they dont interact with anyone other then family unless they are doing some mission type of work

  231. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    This is not about illegal immigrants. The Duggars have nothing to do with illegal immigrants. Don't start a new soapbox with your illegal immigrants views! The Duggars being irresponsible is the issue and nothing else.

  232. Snook's Vanderpool

    I have read almost all of these comments, the good, the bad and the ugly. When did we become little pecking hens? I dare anyone who thinks this family is any different than any other family in the united states of America to watch their show. You won't see their son's running around with their pants hanging down past their backsides, you won't see their girls showing off new piercings or tattoos. When they bend over there is never any underwear showing. This is a refreshing change from most shows on tv. You don't hear bleeps because of foul language. What you do see is a large family, who is teaching their family to live a debt free, responsible, way of living. With love and Gods hand leading the way. I have read about people not wanting them living near them.. I would welcome neighbors like this family! I'm pretty sure my neighbor is a drug dealer… you choose who you would want being an influence on your children?

  233. Kachina R Childs

    there is FIVE in our house I could not imagine tripling that number. How do they get to spend quality time with each child without making the child feel like on a time schedule for mom and dads attentiomn?

  234. Keith Skidmore

    You know with that many kids, They could make $150,000.00 a year and stil qualifiy for Aid and foodstamps. I'd cut them off so fast it would make their head swim.

  235. Melinda Horn Robinson

    I admire how they have do things together & their famioly unit works . Some peple out there have kids and do not even want them OR have kids to get "free" money .Large families like this were once common. There are even families cloese to this area who have "almost" as many and no questions or comments are made.

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  237. Susan Harris-Hewitt

    What they do or don't do is their own personal business but it comes to a point where the children should be thought of first – she had so much trouble with the last one born – so tiny and small and had to fight so hard for life then she lost one after that experience – plus you have the age factor – your parents are grandparent age and — how long will these younger kids experience having both living parents till they (the children) are of an older age. I just feel that they will be cheated out of enjoying loving parents. Brothers and sisters do not take the place of your Mom and Dad. So, I feel that they should thank God with the blessings that they have, enjoy all their children and have fun with all the grandchildren that are and will continue coming their way.

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  239. Cheryl Banks

    They are getting an enormous amount of attention, something that their children do not receive. I remember one picture taken a couple of years ago, the youngest little boy looked like the proverbial deer in the headlights. He was looking at his mother with the new baby and it was clear that he was not receiving any attention at all. Every child wants attention from his or her parent and with 19, there would be days when neither parent could actually give each person, each individual the slightest bit of attention every day. They just could not, not matter how much they try.

  240. Sean Richardson

    He needs to be snipped and she needs her tubes tied. Sound like a couple of damn rabbits!

  241. Skylar Jaxson'smommy Roberts

    It kind of is if you think about it especially if she needs welfare fir ALL of then& it's public…soooo

  242. Skylar Jaxson'smommy Roberts

    It kind of is if you think about it especially if she needs welfare fir ALL of then& it's public…soooo

  243. Skylar Jaxson'smommy Roberts

    It kind of is if you think about it especially if she needs welfare fir ALL of then& it's public…soooo

  244. Skylar Jaxson'smommy Roberts

    In gods hands? Pretty sure she's not having sex with god.

  245. Jean Davis

    Old dad is a sex maniac. Whats he gona do when mom drops over dead? They need to adopt them out hell they dont evrn know the kids.

  246. Jean Davis

    Maybe hes a morman and hes mixed up ninety kids for ninety wifes?

  247. Frances Pierce

    I do consider it a fact. Any child conceived is a blessing from God. I was given one and God chose to take our second home before we met it. There are others in our family with more than we, but each and every one is a blessing from God.

  248. Frances Pierce

    I do consider it a fact. Any child conceived is a blessing from God. I was given one and God chose to take our second home before we met it. There are others in our family with more than we, but each and every one is a blessing from God.

  249. Frances Pierce

    I do consider it a fact. Any child conceived is a blessing from God. I was given one and God chose to take our second home before we met it. There are others in our family with more than we, but each and every one is a blessing from God.

  250. Frances Pierce

    I do consider it a fact. Any child conceived is a blessing from God. I was given one and God chose to take our second home before we met it. There are others in our family with more than we, but each and every one is a blessing from God.

  251. Frances Pierce

    I do consider it a fact. Any child conceived is a blessing from God. I was given one and God chose to take our second home before we met it. There are others in our family with more than we, but each and every one is a blessing from God.

  252. Seralynn Lewis

    Roni Johnson FYI…they DO home school their children and each child is taught to play the violin. And by the way, they DO have their own business so they pay taxes …so in essence, they have paid their dues and paid for the use of those highways. Those of you who think that they should be restricted in having more children should look at where China is today. They have a ONE child policy which has resulted in many families taking the lives of baby girls and now their country is over run by males – 4 to 1!!! Is THAT what you have our country become? I have personally known someone who was born in China and she point blank told me the biggest thing she missed in her child hood was a sibling. We are NOT living in Communist China. Last I looked (and for who knows how long) we live in a free nation…a nation that allows us to have the freedom to have as many children as we want, work at the jobs we want to work at, go to school where we want to to go to school, and live where ever we want and can afford to live. The fact that our country is in a depressed state isn't reason to go off on the Duggars. I've watched their shows and I'm totally impressed at how efficiently they run their household. As for the older siblings taking care of the younger siblings…they have learned valuable life skills like project planning, time management, and self-sufficiency…not to mention responsibility which is SADLY lacking in SO many young people today. You are all entitled to your opinions…good or bad or neutral…and guess what, so are the Duggars!!!

  253. Seralynn Lewis

    Roni Johnson FYI…they DO home school their children and each child is taught to play the violin. And by the way, they DO have their own business so they pay taxes …so in essence, they have paid their dues and paid for the use of those highways. Those of you who think that they should be restricted in having more children should look at where China is today. They have a ONE child policy which has resulted in many families taking the lives of baby girls and now their country is over run by males – 4 to 1!!! Is THAT what you have our country become? I have personally known someone who was born in China and she point blank told me the biggest thing she missed in her child hood was a sibling. We are NOT living in Communist China. Last I looked (and for who knows how long) we live in a free nation…a nation that allows us to have the freedom to have as many children as we want, work at the jobs we want to work at, go to school where we want to to go to school, and live where ever we want and can afford to live. The fact that our country is in a depressed state isn't reason to go off on the Duggars. I've watched their shows and I'm totally impressed at how efficiently they run their household. As for the older siblings taking care of the younger siblings…they have learned valuable life skills like project planning, time management, and self-sufficiency…not to mention responsibility which is SADLY lacking in SO many young people today. You are all entitled to your opinions…good or bad or neutral…and guess what, so are the Duggars!!!

  254. Seralynn Lewis

    Roni Johnson FYI…they DO home school their children and each child is taught to play the violin. And by the way, they DO have their own business so they pay taxes …so in essence, they have paid their dues and paid for the use of those highways. Those of you who think that they should be restricted in having more children should look at where China is today. They have a ONE child policy which has resulted in many families taking the lives of baby girls and now their country is over run by males – 4 to 1!!! Is THAT what you have our country become? I have personally known someone who was born in China and she point blank told me the biggest thing she missed in her child hood was a sibling. We are NOT living in Communist China. Last I looked (and for who knows how long) we live in a free nation…a nation that allows us to have the freedom to have as many children as we want, work at the jobs we want to work at, go to school where we want to to go to school, and live where ever we want and can afford to live. The fact that our country is in a depressed state isn't reason to go off on the Duggars. I've watched their shows and I'm totally impressed at how efficiently they run their household. As for the older siblings taking care of the younger siblings…they have learned valuable life skills like project planning, time management, and self-sufficiency…not to mention responsibility which is SADLY lacking in SO many young people today. You are all entitled to your opinions…good or bad or neutral…and guess what, so are the Duggars!!!

  255. Krystin Mae

    I think it is hilarious that people actually think that everything the reality show or the media are giving you are true. And I agree it isn't anyone's decision but theirs, but it did become EVERYONE'S business when they put their family on a reality show. Plus everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so do get so defensive.

  256. Seralynn Lewis

    @Kimberly…"were allowed to come here and do the same exact things that "illegal" immigrants are doing today." The key word is ALLOWED….those who came before came here LEGALLY to this country, unlike those who are just coming across the border and going on welfare, and having anchor babies to stay…now THERE'S something you should be outraged over. My grandparents (all four of them) came to this country with NOTHING and no one gave them ANYTHING…they worked all their lives to carve out a life for themselves and their families so I take offense to your words. Think carefully before you speak. And by the way, there are MILLIONS of illegals…so you ranting and raving about ONE family who have 19 children who have done absolutely NOTHING to you, is……since I'm too much of a lady to say what I really think I'll let someone else fill in the blank. Give me a break. By the way, if you are so upset about how this country was formed, why not leave? But…You enjoy the fruits of this country regardless of how this country was formed and what's going on right now.

  257. Seralynn Lewis

    @Kimberly…"were allowed to come here and do the same exact things that "illegal" immigrants are doing today." The key word is ALLOWED….those who came before came here LEGALLY to this country, unlike those who are just coming across the border and going on welfare, and having anchor babies to stay…now THERE'S something you should be outraged over. My grandparents (all four of them) came to this country with NOTHING and no one gave them ANYTHING…they worked all their lives to carve out a life for themselves and their families so I take offense to your words. Think carefully before you speak. And by the way, there are MILLIONS of illegals…so you ranting and raving about ONE family who have 19 children who have done absolutely NOTHING to you, is……since I'm too much of a lady to say what I really think I'll let someone else fill in the blank. Give me a break. By the way, if you are so upset about how this country was formed, why not leave? But…You enjoy the fruits of this country regardless of how this country was formed and what's going on right now.

  258. Seralynn Lewis

    @Kimberly…"were allowed to come here and do the same exact things that "illegal" immigrants are doing today." The key word is ALLOWED….those who came before came here LEGALLY to this country, unlike those who are just coming across the border and going on welfare, and having anchor babies to stay…now THERE'S something you should be outraged over. My grandparents (all four of them) came to this country with NOTHING and no one gave them ANYTHING…they worked all their lives to carve out a life for themselves and their families so I take offense to your words. Think carefully before you speak. And by the way, there are MILLIONS of illegals…so you ranting and raving about ONE family who have 19 children who have done absolutely NOTHING to you, is……since I'm too much of a lady to say what I really think I'll let someone else fill in the blank. Give me a break. By the way, if you are so upset about how this country was formed, why not leave? But…You enjoy the fruits of this country regardless of how this country was formed and what's going on right now.

  259. Seralynn Lewis

    @Kimberly…"were allowed to come here and do the same exact things that "illegal" immigrants are doing today." The key word is ALLOWED….those who came before came here LEGALLY to this country, unlike those who are just coming across the border and going on welfare, and having anchor babies to stay…now THERE'S something you should be outraged over. My grandparents (all four of them) came to this country with NOTHING and no one gave them ANYTHING…they worked all their lives to carve out a life for themselves and their families so I take offense to your words. Think carefully before you speak. And by the way, there are MILLIONS of illegals…so you ranting and raving about ONE family who have 19 children who have done absolutely NOTHING to you, is……since I'm too much of a lady to say what I really think I'll let someone else fill in the blank. Give me a break. By the way, if you are so upset about how this country was formed, why not leave? But…You enjoy the fruits of this country regardless of how this country was formed and what's going on right now.

  260. Seralynn Lewis

    Inge Hansen Apparently you have never seen the show. They both worked before they even had children and he owns his own business…you are talking out of your ear, here. And they don't cost the government money … they pay their own way. They shop at thrift stores and maintain a budget. And as far as babies taking care of babies. That is not accurate either. THe small children have "jurisdictions" or chores to do which is NOT a bad thing. And the younger children are MENTORED by the older children. They appear to be extremely well adjusted and bright. Each one of those children are taught good morals, team work, and responsibility. Something we should be applauding and not putting this family down. Instead we have terrible television programs about smart mouth six year olds. This family is a bright shining star in today's degraded and immoral society.

  261. Myra Lynne Yanez

    In my personal opinion, God is the one loaning all those children to them to take care of for him. I believe the Lord is the one that is making that decision, so they're obviously doing something right for God to keep giving them all those children to look after for him! Think about that!

  262. Michele Morrow

    Exactly. I think it is wrong to expect the older children to parent the younger ones. Children need to be children, parents need to be parents. I never cared for the show because this.

  263. Cherise McClimans Timesaver

    "having children is one of the worst things we can do for our environment." – good to know you wont be having any.

    You guys are absolutely absurd in your thinking that 20 people are ruining our environment soley on their own, that they are contributing to a ton of problems that they don't even contribute to. They pay their taxes (meaning your taxes aren't just going to their roads, how dumb can you be?). They are self sufficient. They MAKE jobs, not take them away. They do not use food stamps or government aid. They home school their children so no they don't use your tax money to send their kids to public school. If YOU don't want 20 kids, then don't have them, but don't judge people based on their own personal decisions. I'm sure you're in full support of gay-marriage because "Why intrude if it's not hurting me?" or pro-choice because it's not your body to decide. So leave them alone and find something else to do with your time.

  264. Jamie Bergesen

    I definitely have to comment. OK….as a mother of four children, i am able to be a stay-at-home mom. I choose to send my kids to public school becuase even though i dont work, i have alot of stuff to do each day. I have problems sometimes with my childrens behavior and a lot of the times it is because they are begging for my attention (one on one) and I just cant be there every second of every day for each of them. I would never ask the older children to help with the other kids because that is not their responsibility. I choose to have children, my children did not decide to have children. So not having the one on one time i need for 4 kids, i KNOW they dont have that for 19. And every child needs special one on one with their parents once in a while.

  265. Melanie Huser

    YUP!!! I second every word you wrote, Irene. Yes, it's fun trying, but, hey, you gotta raise those kids, too! But I guess, in this family, it is the job of the older siblings to raise the young ones….sad!

  266. Kathleen Yeager

    I was the oldest child of eight and believe me it was no fun. I was the one that had to get up in the middle of the night when the babies cried because they where in my bedroom. Ten people in a three bedroom house. I couldn't do anything after school because I had to get home to help my mother. By the time I was 18 I was tried of the responsibility of raising children. I love my brothers and sisters but it did take my childhood.

  267. Nathan Ankrom

    Why does anyone still care how many kids they have. I bet some people wish they could have parents that spent quality time with them like Jim Bob and Michelle do with their kids.

  268. Nathan Ankrom

    You might learn somethings if you look @ the principles this family teaches instead of how many kids they have. All the kids are smart and productive.

  269. Nathan Ankrom

    Their oldest children have businesses and are serving their communities.

  270. Kimberly Young Thompson

    I enjoy the "fruits" of this country??? LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL THAT is the funniest thing I have ever heard…ANY thing I have, I have gotten MYSELF…My country has done nothing to help me. The Government does everything to hinder me though. No matter how broke I am, they still try to take my money and leave me in the poor house. Yet, they sit up there as wealthy as can be enjoying watching people suffer. Honestly? If I could afford to leave, I would. The American Government are BIG hypocrites and they make me sick. And as for illegals leaching off of us..How can they when you need a social security card to apply for welfare???? Some may have fake cards sure, but most of them simply don't apply because they don't have one. And most of them DO work, and they work just as hard as anyone else, if not harder. I hope you don't ever want to take a trip to Mexico…But then….they would be a lot more accepting of you than you are of them.

  271. Susan Wallace Mckinney

    I don't know this family, haven't watched the show, but I also believe it's no ones business how many children they have if they can provide for them. And if they are a good family and raise good children who become good adults then it is a good thing. If people want to criticize anyone, criticize those who are having children out of wedlock and on welfare. Raising children who are always in trouble and using drugs etc. All older siblings help with the younger children. It was a way of life for centuries. I helped with my siblings, wouldn't have it any other way.

  272. Tammy Tollefson

    Seriously, Frances Pierce! Are you having sex with God? Is it a blessing that so many EXISTING children are hungry, poor, abused. If Jesus loves the little children, why the hell doesn't he take care of them?

  273. Stacey Harrison

    While I believe that what they are doing is irresponsible, it is there "right' to have as many children as they want. Yes, they do take care of them, they are not on welfare, they seem to be well adjusted kids (but truly only time will tell on that one). You can make arguments for and against them having/not having children. Personally I believe that the older kids are raising the younger ones and that is sad to me (again their choice not mine).

    My biggest problem with the Duggars (and yes I have watched the show) is that they seem more interested in having their next child instead of paying attention to the ones that are here. On the show they come across as a loving family, which I'm sure they are. I don't believe these children are being abused or treated cruelly; however, the parents (it seems) have become so focused on the fact that God can give them more children it has become a sort of mission to prove to everyone that they can. I guess we will all know the answer when we see how many choose not to live the lifestyle of their parents, how many will/will not become addicts of some sort, and how many rebel and run away as soon as they are able. If very few to none of them have issues in their adult life…. then I guess for this family it worked.

  274. Linda D Fashingbauer

    she has lost only 2 not 3 and just because they have grandchildren does not mean they can not have any morethey can afford to pay all their expenses and are not on welfare. I know of many that keep having more so that they can get more welfare complain about them!!!!!

  275. Chantel Cummings

    God had nothing to do with this. Do you think he gave Michelle Duggar a body to be abused this way? If you believe what do they is fine, you're an idiot. They are totally irresponsible and cannot possibly be good parents to that many children.

  276. Linda D Fashingbauer

    they do not get 19 tax write offs some of the kids are too old to be taken as a tax ded and Josh is married so he is not a dependent of the parents.

  277. Linda D Fashingbauer

    they do not get 19 tax write offs some of the kids are too old to be taken as a tax ded and Josh is married so he is not a dependent of the parents.

  278. Linda D Fashingbauer

    they do not get 19 tax write offs some of the kids are too old to be taken as a tax ded and Josh is married so he is not a dependent of the parents.

  279. Alicia Lilly

    all i am saying is that she should give her body a rest.They are living in their faith,and I dont walk in her shoes,but I will say this her home is like a well oiled machine some people with far less children cant handle what she handles. This family is not the only family with 20 kids

  280. Linda D Fashingbauer

    if you would have watched the show they were debit free before the show and they have a paid for home that they built excp for elec and plumbing work that they hired out

  281. Bonnie Price

    Does anyone know how to STOP this dribble from updating my FB notifications—this is unreal!

  282. Judi Morrell

    It doesn't matter to me how many kids they have… as long as they are supporting them without government assistance. I don't want to pay for them.

  283. Judi Morrell

    It doesn't matter to me how many kids they have… as long as they are supporting them without government assistance. I don't want to pay for them.

  284. Linda D Fashingbauer

    Josie DOES not have any birth defects so if you watched the show you would know that

  285. Donna Pinkston

    Why would you ask a question like this of the public when at least 80% of the people who comment have never even seen the show and know NOTHING about the Duggars? These people have done nothing but defend themselves and their religion since the show started! They are very devout people who believe in letting God decide how many children they have..Since they don't live on welfare, they pay for everything they have with cash (even hospitals and Dr's) and their children have the best manners and attitudes I've ever seen, I don't see that it's anyone's concern how many children they want to have! maybe if Michelle Duggar would give lessons on parenting, this world would be a much better place to live!

  286. Ray N Victoria Cragun

    Such a myth that they are taking up all of God's natural resourses. People will forgive you for anything but success, and all the Dugger haters are a good example of that.

  287. Linda D Fashingbauer

    yea she had a preemie because of a gall bladder attack not because of the number of kids

  288. Linda D Fashingbauer

    they own several businesses and they rent out property they also rent land to a cell phone comp and in payment get their cell phones so think about it when you make that call the tower on their land just might be what is helping you make your call

  289. Linda D Fashingbauer

    they own several businesses and they rent out property they also rent land to a cell phone comp and in payment get their cell phones so think about it when you make that call the tower on their land just might be what is helping you make your call

  290. Kimberly Young Thompson

    So what? They still get a lot of tax write offs…geesh…

  291. Liz Shifflett

    While that is true, they also don't really get much opportunity to be children either!

  292. Linda D Fashingbauer

    biology says she can have children and if you watched the shoe you also would know more about them like Kelly. Also I do not know them but have watched the show and read about them maybe if you saw the show when they answered questions about how they did things you would know that she makes her own laundry and bar soap and is not afraid to got to goodwill for items even Christmas gifts and all the kids do that

  293. Lynn Ingram

    I don't watch any of those crappy "reality" shows, especially that annoying little girl. I think it's terrible to exploit your children for money. I still think it is wrong to mass produce a family. The husband is a numbnut who thinks impregnating his wife 19+ times is "fun". As I said, she is already having reproduction trouble and he doesn't have any trouble putting her life on the line. The parents should be "mentoring" their own children..not passing them off to the older children.

  294. Kori Cheek

    It starts with saying how many kids you can legally have, then it will be if you have a history of genetical illness you shouldn't have kids, then it will be if you are disabled then you should be euthanized, because naturally those people are a "drain" on society. Follow your logic through to the end. o_O

  295. Kori Cheek

    It starts with saying how many kids you can legally have, then it will be if you have a history of genetical illness you shouldn't have kids, then it will be if you are disabled then you should be euthanized, because naturally those people are a "drain" on society. Follow your logic through to the end. o_O

  296. Windy Jo Bell Talamantes

    Personally I think that is WAY TOO MANY KIDS- I think one for every couple is good, but then again, its not my choice and I'm glad to live in a country where people still have their freedoms to choose what they think is best for them. And P.s I honestly have watched a couple episodes and see where the older kids are responsible for the younger kids to an extent, but, really, I can't judge- they all seem to be taken care of and doing just fine and maybe that's just good management from a mom who has to dole out responsibilities so she is not spread so thin. I can't imagine raising 19 kids without delegating some responsibilities to others- and maybe that teaches the older ones some good lessons. Just saying. Although, again, I have one child and think that's enough. To each his own.

  297. Windy Jo Bell Talamantes

    Personally I think that is WAY TOO MANY KIDS- I think one for every couple is good, but then again, its not my choice and I'm glad to live in a country where people still have their freedoms to choose what they think is best for them. And P.s I honestly have watched a couple episodes and see where the older kids are responsible for the younger kids to an extent, but, really, I can't judge- they all seem to be taken care of and doing just fine and maybe that's just good management from a mom who has to dole out responsibilities so she is not spread so thin. I can't imagine raising 19 kids without delegating some responsibilities to others- and maybe that teaches the older ones some good lessons. Just saying. Although, again, I have one child and think that's enough. To each his own.

  298. Stacy Krause-Newport

    As Mrs. Duggar stated it is up for the lord to decide if they have more kids. Only them and god can determine what destiny holds for them. All I can say is that is a lot of kids and hope if they do get pregnant again that she stays healthy, after awhile your uterus will give out.

  299. Robin Palechek

    Seems as though she's addicted to being pregnant. Agree with the comment that younger children get handed off to older ones, so that her children are robbed of every really enjoying a PROPER childhood. The girls have grown up believing that their main objective is to hurry up to marry and start having children. Family unit revolves around these pregnancies. There is no outside activity for these kids. They're home-schooled and aren't exposed to anything else. The last birth and miscarriage should have been a sign. Her health and health of future babies is increasingly at risk. Seems odd so many dogged "Octo Mom," cause she had so many kids. She just wasn't married and didn't look like an Amish girl. This lady has serious issues. No one seems at all bothered or remotely interested in the "business" that running this family is. Lot's of politics and money involved here, too. Feel so sorry for the children.

  300. Josie Woliter

    Marvel, you have stated they own several of their own businesses, how many businesses do they have and who owns the rest.? Plus Marvel, if their TV show goes tits up, then they will find it hard to cope with such a large family regardless of how many businesses they own. Don't forget besides mouths to feed, education is expensive these days, and it's getting more expensive as every year passes. It may be a huge loving family, but each baby they have, will still be at a fairly young age when they may have to retire because of bad health. And it is not fair on the elder children to have to take on their siblings along with children of their own that they may have. I know they love all their children, but to be honest they are being somewhat selfish, and not thinking ahead into the future.

  301. Josie Woliter

    Kelly, I agree that the children have been taught how to get along and work as a team, but children are children only for a short period in their lives, and so should NOT know about living frugally. With the recessions in the world today, they will learn that soon enough as they get older.

  302. Patricia Nicosia

    Absolutely no more, she can't take care of all they have now. If it weren't for the older kids, who would be doing all the work…………….

    absolutely no more!

  303. Carolyn Duhon

    Jim Bob say's that he love his Wife but to me he don't care about his Wife health. They said that it up to the Lord if they are going to have more Children but maybe when they lost tChildren anyway they are taking care from the older children and that is WRONG. They need to be Children not to be Parent's because Jim Bob and Michelle is to busy writing book's and going to different Cities. Michelle is another Kate, if they won't to have more children than why don't you ADOPT there are so many Children that need good homes and loving Parent's but I guess you don't won't children that their Parent's don't won't them and that is Sad because my Twin Sister and I was Adopted.

  304. Patrice Veit

    "The worst thing you can do for the planet/environment is to have children." Really? My apologies for screwing up the planet and perpetuating the human race. Twice. My bad, but I'm not sorry.

  305. Linda D Fashingbauer

    education may be expensive but Michelle home schools the kids and she spend 1 on 1 time while doing that and they have several comp BUT they are used for school and their mission work not to play on.

  306. Linda D Fashingbauer

    so they learned to live frugal while young BEFORE bad spending habits set in it is something that they need to learn young

  307. Linda D Fashingbauer

    when she had the gall bladder attack it caused her bblood pressure to go way up and it caused her to have pre-eclampsa that is why Josie was born early

  308. Linda D Fashingbauer

    they have also written several books one of the shows was of them on a book tour to NYC where they also took all the kids and also made it a learning trip for their home schooling

  309. A. Sandra Clark

    God gave us the ability to decide and choose. My guess is that they're profiting financially from this….

  310. Jl Hamilton

    If you really buy into that garbage then I urge you to do the right thing and remove your carbon footprint. There is not enough jobs because of a wasteful gooberment.

  311. Jl Hamilton

    Tammy Tollefson
    Thank you God for the edict. You think you are God. You win the prize for most absurd and pretentious.

  312. Kelly Skinner

    Linda D Fashingbauer -I agree that there is nothing wrong with teaching kids how to spend there money wisely, BEFORE they are so far in debt that they have to file bankruptcy.

  313. Kelly Skinner

    That was absolutely uncalled for, the statement to Frances. Why make personal blows to people?

  314. Kelly Skinner

    That was absolutely uncalled for, the statement to Frances. Why make personal blows to people?

  315. Kelly Skinner

    That was absolutely uncalled for, the statement to Frances. Why make personal blows to people?

  316. Kelly Skinner

    Linda-I wish those who have comments had actually seen the show. How can people make such comments when they don't have their facts straight?

  317. Donna Pinkston

    No doubt!! I'd be to tired at the end of the day to even consider it!! lol

  318. Ray N Victoria Cragun

    Sounds like Ms Kimberly needs a job folks she is talking about the over indulgent Duggers and all I hear is….don't take my job, don't take my food, don't take my water.

  319. Kelly Skinner

    Like I said…if these people had only watched the show they would have a better argument! Clueless!

  320. Jennifer Wade Bobek

    Just so the rest of us don't have to take on the burden of taking care of all those children. No family needs that many people to have to take care and find their way in this world with education costs and jobs. I can see when we lived in the 1800's and all those children were needed to help farm the fields. But today, the costs are too great!!!

  321. Kelly Skinner

    Linda-I agree, it doesn't take a tax accountant to figure that out! Not to mention a person can only take so many deductions per year. I think people are just jealous of this family.

  322. Anthony Fletcher

    Then adopt, before others can say what others should do, look at yourself and ask have YOU done all you can for everybody you YOU can. And if you can look at yourself and tell that lie then your problems run a lot deeper than what you may think theres are.

  323. Anthony Fletcher

    WOOOO. Kimberly Kimberly!! What do you mean dont judge you? You put yourself out here just like they did to be JUDGED! So dont get upset when someone does the same thing that you are doing. Turn about is fair play.

  324. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Jealous of having 16 kids??? LOL, I don't think so… and @ Ray…You're a pastor? Seriously??? Well, if you are then you must know how hard it can be for some people, but you sure don't sound very compassionate to me. And for your information…I have a job…so you can just shut up. At least I don't work for a make believe person in the sky.

  325. Kimberly Young Thompson

    @Anthony….I put myself on a stupid forum…I didn't put myself on national TV…that's hardly a good comparison.

  326. Anthony Fletcher

    Kimberly Young Thompson I see what the problem is, you are simply jealous of this family. After reading all your responses and comments it all adds up to simple jealousy. Maybe you didn’t get enough growing up or you are not WELL off now, but you are jealous. It’s a real shame that you let it blind you to all the positive aspects of society and life. It is apparent that you would rather live in the glass half empty world.
    Definition of Jealousy: 1. Feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages

  327. Anthony Fletcher

    Kimberly Young Thompson, Its easy just leave. Many better men and women before me have made it possible for you to say and do all that you do. So do them and the rest of us a favor and go, if that’s what you desire most. I have gone without been separated from my family as have many in this country. Life is hard you can cry about it or do something to make it better. I’m not usually one to define a person’s character without knowing them, but in reading all that you say about this country in which I defend and the people in it, it is clear that you are of weak character. Now that being said maybe you can do some research on that and see how that type of character can hinder your growth as a person. I am not perfect, but I don’t place blame for that on society and this country.

  328. Liz Shifflett

    Because they put their lives out there for the whole world to see and in turn, judge. It's human nature, it's what we do.

  329. Kimberly Young Thompson

    Hmmm, seems you think you know everything huh Anthony? I think not. There is no way in the world that I am jealous of somebody that has 19 kids. NO way in the world. And Kelly…you mean nothing to me, so no…you did not hit a nerve. And also @ Anthony…I work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week…so I DO work hard. And the Government has nothing to do with all of the hard work I do. NOTHING at all…all they do is try and take as much out of my pocket as they can.

  330. Jonnie Irwin

    No… I don't even think this is funny! What's the matter with these people to want 20 children? With the current conditions of our planet, a projected food shortage in the near future due to draought, and pollution caused by too much garbage and too many exhaust fumes, etc. etc. people should start THINKING instead of copulating! Being greedy is not cool!

  331. Joshua Johns

    So, what is up with them, do they think that she is some sort of queen ant or bee? Hmmm. Yeah, having too many children could kill a woman.

  332. Joshua Johns

    So, what is up with them, do they think that she is some sort of queen ant or bee? Hmmm. Yeah, having too many children could kill a woman.

  333. Jonnie Irwin

    No, it's not a clown car – haha! So what if it's "her" uterus – it's "our" world she's overcrowding!

  334. Jonnie Irwin

    No, it's not a clown car – haha! So what if it's "her" uterus – it's "our" world she's overcrowding!

  335. Anthony Fletcher

    Tammy Tollefson Have you adopted? Hve you donated all your free time to helping others? If you have then you are a far better person than most in the since that you put all others before self. However Im willing to bet that when you woke up today your first thought wasnt what can I do for someone in need today.And just maybe have you considered that you being here is contributing to thever population? Just a question seeing how you are the expert on over population.

  336. Anthony Fletcher

    Kimberly Young Thompson No, you may not be jealous of the kids, just the good fortune of others. I’m glad you work, that’s a good thing. We both do the same thing that millions of Americans do every day, yeah us. You work hard, I work hard. You are within reasonable distance of all your family and friends; I am well… on the other side of the world supporting OEF. I kind of agree with you in how taxes are painful, but they are necessary and have been for many many years. I encourage you to look into other countries and how they operate, I mean really research them. Once you do that I am sure you will have a better appreciation for the country you live in. If not well, you did poor research.

  337. Donna Allinthefamily Bradley

    As long as they can take care of them without the taxpayers having to contribute the bulk of it, GO FOR IT!

  338. Kimberly Young Thompson

    No…I am not jealous of the good fortune of others either. I am glad that some people do well for themselves. I used to do well for myself as well. I am a bit down on my luck right now, as many other people are. But, I am trying hard to pull myself back up. Yes, taxes are necessary. But, is it really necessary to tax poor people as much as they do? No…it is not. You may be right about other countries and how they operate. I do agree with you there. But, not all countries are bad, and America is not the only good country in the world. And no….I am not within reasonable distance to my family and friends…How would you know that anyway? I have my kids here, yes. But the rest of my family are several states away.

  339. Anthony Fletcher

    Exactly, you have what I consider the most important people in a parent’s life close to you. I know mine are for me. And a few states away is reasonable considering I couldn’t see mine if I wanted too. And no we are not the only good country is the world, Just happen to be the one that almost every other strives to be like. That is a fact, am I a little impartial, yes. But facts are facts. Who is the first country almost all countries ask help from?

  340. Caitlin Cushing

    I have no fucking clue. I just know that an older a woman gets in life, the harder a pregnancy can be on her. Michelle Duggar is almost fifty years old. Chillax

  341. Blade Redwind

    I actually don't watch this show. I don't have a proble with people having this many kids, but did any of you ever hear her reason for why she and he had so many? Basically, at the start of their marriage they used birth control and lost a child because of it. So, they said never again. To them it was some sign of god. Here's where the logic doesn't make sense. Last year (I think) they lost a baby–in my opinion because her body can't handle making them anymore. How is she now anyway? So, if you lost a kid because your body is wearing out… wouldn't it make sense to either A) use a condom which doesn't kill children -rolls eyes- or B) just stop having sex?

    And you're all totally right if she is dropping the younger children off on the older ones. It's one thing to watch your siblings, it's another to be forced to all the time because your mother thinks it's a great idea to just keep having them. It's not the 1600s anymore; you don't have to do that to ensure the family lines goes on or that you have enough hands for the farm!

  342. Blade Redwind

    I actually don't watch this show. I don't have a proble with people having this many kids, but did any of you ever hear her reason for why she and he had so many? Basically, at the start of their marriage they used birth control and lost a child because of it. So, they said never again. To them it was some sign of god. Here's where the logic doesn't make sense. Last year (I think) they lost a baby–in my opinion because her body can't handle making them anymore. How is she now anyway? So, if you lost a kid because your body is wearing out… wouldn't it make sense to either A) use a condom which doesn't kill children -rolls eyes- or B) just stop having sex?

    And you're all totally right if she is dropping the younger children off on the older ones. It's one thing to watch your siblings, it's another to be forced to all the time because your mother thinks it's a great idea to just keep having them. It's not the 1600s anymore; you don't have to do that to ensure the family lines goes on or that you have enough hands for the farm!

  343. Blade Redwind

    I actually don't watch this show. I don't have a proble with people having this many kids, but did any of you ever hear her reason for why she and he had so many? Basically, at the start of their marriage they used birth control and lost a child because of it. So, they said never again. To them it was some sign of god. Here's where the logic doesn't make sense. Last year (I think) they lost a baby–in my opinion because her body can't handle making them anymore. How is she now anyway? So, if you lost a kid because your body is wearing out… wouldn't it make sense to either A) use a condom which doesn't kill children -rolls eyes- or B) just stop having sex?

    And you're all totally right if she is dropping the younger children off on the older ones. It's one thing to watch your siblings, it's another to be forced to all the time because your mother thinks it's a great idea to just keep having them. It's not the 1600s anymore; you don't have to do that to ensure the family lines goes on or that you have enough hands for the farm!

  344. Kimberly Young Thompson

    I said several states away…not a few…and no…I cannot see them whenever I want…I do not have the money to. I can barely pay my bills…without thinking about taking a trip somewhere. The last time I saw my family was 19 years ago. Even when people die in my home state, I can't go to their funerals, because I don't have the money. I know a few countries that do not want to be anything like us…Namely …Canada…and all of the countries that make up Europe

  345. Kristin Majda

    I think this family is very nice and I appreciate the responsibility the older kids learn by helping to take care of the younger. This is how it is done in many countries where the children are not so spoiled by lack of responsibility. HOWEVER, I do think enough is enough, and that should have been about 17 kids ago. If we are going to avoid the crushing consequences of overpopulation, the birthrate in developed countries needs to remain at 2-3 children per couple. Undeveloped countries can support more births because they have a higher child mortality rate – but that should change as they become more developed and better able to provide food, water, and basic healthcare. China and India are making this transition. My husband and I would love to have more kids (we have three) but feel it would be socially irresponsible. Also, in addition to Michelle's health being at stake, each pregnancy poses a higher risk for having a child with birth defects and developmental problems. Given her age, she is considered high risk for Down Syndrome and other such genetic disorders. While beautiful in their own right, the cost of caring for these children often falls on the government, at least in part, and contributes to the increasing cost of health care for everyone (insurance company's have to offset the expense of caring for people with chronic medical problems). I can understand risking a pregnancy after age 40 if you don't have any kids and feel it is your last shot, but this is far from the case for the duggars. It is time for them to raise the kids they have and enjoy the birth of their grandbabies.

  346. Kristin Majda

    It is true that overpopulation is an important consideration and that the Duggars' decision to have more children does impact more than them in many ways and so is not just their business. But it is NOT TRUE that over population is the cause of unemployment, injecting food with growth hormones, or lack of drinking water in the U.S. The U.S. has a rather stable population. We just consume more than our fair share per capita – something that EVERYONE needs to work on. However, if everyone had as many kids as the Duggars' (or even just 4 or 5 kids) then the U.S. would have an unstable population and this would contribute to the overall population crisis that our planet will inevitably face in the future (7 billion and counting!).

  347. Karen Stephens

    The powers that be make it very difficult to adopt children in this country. That is why some people are adopting from other countries. I was never able to have children, so if the Duggars want more children, more power to them. I figure they may have had some of my kids.

  348. Gina Isadore Randolph

    NO! I think they should not be having more kids because as it is she doesn't take care of the ones she has! She takes care of them for the first year and then passes them on to an older child for them to lose their childhood being a parent. Also, the doctors have said that the body is just not meant to have so many kids with not much time between them and she has already had some problems….that's the indication that it's time to stop! I think if she is selfish and goes on and has another one , she will have another preemie or death and I won't be surprised or sad for her because she has been warned by doctors already.

  349. Corbin AndCaradie

    Aren't they worried that having another child may just harm the next one or the next one….having a handicapped child myself nothing is FAIR for my son, he can't sit, walk or talk….they already had one born to early and one miscarriage isn't that enough to not ever chance it again

  350. Dennis Galanti

    Ever hear of overpopulation? Ever hear of birth control?

  351. Anthony Fletcher

    Roni Johnson True, but aren't we all? They are no different than you or I. Except for the fact they are a larger family. Your point.. well there is no point, just a rant.

  352. Fanchon Hardy

    Personally, I adore them. I follow their blogs, and would LOVE to meet them someday. It's true that they are assigned a "buddy" after they are not infants, but Michelle is still the Manager of their home. It's not like she becomes hands off at that point. It's not that different than what many families do. Personally, I was responsible for getting my siblings up and ready for school, and off the bus after school until my mom got home. When we go places, it's often that I have told my older children to help the younger one yet ready. I think they are an amazing example of a godly, caring family, and are raising amazing children.

  353. Fanchon Hardy

    Personally, I adore them. I follow their blogs, and would LOVE to meet them someday. It's true that they are assigned a "buddy" after they are not infants, but Michelle is still the Manager of their home. It's not like she becomes hands off at that point. It's not that different than what many families do. Personally, I was responsible for getting my siblings up and ready for school, and off the bus after school until my mom got home. When we go places, it's often that I have told my older children to help the younger one yet ready. I think they are an amazing example of a godly, caring family, and are raising amazing children.

  354. Debra J Weyand

    I wonder if they would have all these children if it weren't for TV supporting them. Either way I think it is too many children. I don't think children should spend their childhood taking care of children because their parents are so selfish in having so many. Just my opinion.

  355. Debra J Weyand

    I wonder if they would have all these children if it weren't for TV supporting them. Either way I think it is too many children. I don't think children should spend their childhood taking care of children because their parents are so selfish in having so many. Just my opinion.

  356. Debra J Weyand

    I wonder if they would have all these children if it weren't for TV supporting them. Either way I think it is too many children. I don't think children should spend their childhood taking care of children because their parents are so selfish in having so many. Just my opinion.

  357. Sabine Summerville

    While I wouldn't chose her life, there are plenty of people who are bad parents to just a couple kids so I find it ironic that so many ridicule the Duggars for their decisions. Of course, they are putting themselves in the public eye and I am curious to see what the family will be like in 30 years! By and large, though, most people can not stand the idea of large families. I have had the nastiest, meanest things said to my face (8 kids in 24 years with one marriage), I can only imagine what is being said behind my back! :o I chose to have another baby after Michael's accident, sometimes that is hard and sometimes my big kids have to help out instead of going and hanging with friends. Oh well. Whose to say that is really such a bad thing? I know for sure, unless I die, my kids will still be able to count on me 20 years from now. I'm sure at least some of the siblings will also be able to count on each other.

  358. Sabine Summerville

    While I wouldn't chose her life, there are plenty of people who are bad parents to just a couple kids so I find it ironic that so many ridicule the Duggars for their decisions. Of course, they are putting themselves in the public eye and I am curious to see what the family will be like in 30 years! By and large, though, most people can not stand the idea of large families. I have had the nastiest, meanest things said to my face (8 kids in 24 years with one marriage), I can only imagine what is being said behind my back! :o I chose to have another baby after Michael's accident, sometimes that is hard and sometimes my big kids have to help out instead of going and hanging with friends. Oh well. Whose to say that is really such a bad thing? I know for sure, unless I die, my kids will still be able to count on me 20 years from now. I'm sure at least some of the siblings will also be able to count on each other.

  359. Sabine Summerville

    While I wouldn't chose her life, there are plenty of people who are bad parents to just a couple kids so I find it ironic that so many ridicule the Duggars for their decisions. Of course, they are putting themselves in the public eye and I am curious to see what the family will be like in 30 years! By and large, though, most people can not stand the idea of large families. I have had the nastiest, meanest things said to my face (8 kids in 24 years with one marriage), I can only imagine what is being said behind my back! :o I chose to have another baby after Michael's accident, sometimes that is hard and sometimes my big kids have to help out instead of going and hanging with friends. Oh well. Whose to say that is really such a bad thing? I know for sure, unless I die, my kids will still be able to count on me 20 years from now. I'm sure at least some of the siblings will also be able to count on each other.

  360. Sabine Summerville

    While I wouldn't chose her life, there are plenty of people who are bad parents to just a couple kids so I find it ironic that so many ridicule the Duggars for their decisions. Of course, they are putting themselves in the public eye and I am curious to see what the family will be like in 30 years! By and large, though, most people can not stand the idea of large families. I have had the nastiest, meanest things said to my face (8 kids in 24 years with one marriage), I can only imagine what is being said behind my back! :o I chose to have another baby after Michael's accident, sometimes that is hard and sometimes my big kids have to help out instead of going and hanging with friends. Oh well. Whose to say that is really such a bad thing? I know for sure, unless I die, my kids will still be able to count on me 20 years from now. I'm sure at least some of the siblings will also be able to count on each other.

  361. Connie Woods

    Pat, you hit the nail on the head! I would love to be part of the Duggar family. I wish my daughter could have married a Duggar. Having lots of kids IS NOT for everyone, not even me. But, I wish the Duggars could raise all of the kids in America these days. Imagine a world where no one cusses, does drugs, disrespects adults or gets pregnant out of marriage. Imagine having everyone being polite, doing volunteer work and "buying used and saving the difference". What a wonderful world that would be.

  362. Mara Barnett

    I don't have a TV and therefore have not seen, or even heard of the show. But I must ask, why would anyone want to have so many kids knowing that there is an overpopulation problem on the planet. Seriously, we already have 7 billion people. Everyone should limit how many kids they have. We need to reduce the number of humans, not increase, especially at that rate.

  363. Connie Woods

    I love the Duggars. Everyone could learn something from them. There are people in the world who have four kids and don't take care of them, teach them to be respectful or have them turn out to be responsible adults. The fact is that they have 19 great kids. Though they pay taxes for schools, they don't even use them. They are bright kids who have been taught through home school. I met this family in Colorado at the Royal Gorge. What you see on TV is what they are like in public. However, I can't help thinking that they should stop trying to have another child because Josie was very premature and their last child died mid-term. I even think it could be God telling them it's time to stop. But, God wouldn't have to let them become pregnant if he didn't want them to have another. If they are TOTALLY trusting God on this, they have to see what God allows.

  364. Tony Satchell

    Totally agree, absolutely bloody ridiculous & totally selfish to have so many kids. Do those kids really get the upbringing they deserve with so many kids to share the parents time, are they actually allowed to be kids & have a childhood? I think not. They make their money by putting their life on tv. Poor kids I fel very sorry for them.

  365. Teresa Bell Walsh

    Would you listen to anybody telling you when you've had enough of something you love? Let's all live our own lives and uplift one another!

  366. Kathy Ash

    Most people day it is their business what they do, how many kids they have, and i do agree with that…. The only thing i have a problem with is the fact that the older kids have that much more responsibility added on to their already hectic looking schedule…. Speaking from experience i really hate the fact they don't get to have the childhood they deserve, kids that age don't need all that responsibility, some yes, like picking up after yourself, not everything these kids do… This I'd just my

  367. Barbara Richards

    No ! She needs to stop! She had one born way too early that will have life-long medical problems and right after,miscarried another !

  368. Peggy Sue Barnes

    Tammy Tollefson, if you really feel ike there truly is God's work then you wouldn't say God, god god. Yes there is biology involved but who do you think created that biology – God you just stepped on our Lords graces with your little beginning to your statement. It is God's will that counts. Each and every child is a miracle the problem is not everyone knows that so some are not treated as miracles. I wish we all had the strength and ability to take in children without parents. Handicapped or not these children deserve the love of a good family. I am just as guilty as others just by reading this and commenting but we all would do better and be better if we just worried about ourselves and remember there is only one who can judge. Yes God. Now I am going to take my own advice and leave this site and worry about my own family and let them take care of theirs with God's help because they are asking for God's help. Not dishing our Lord like some. Praise Jesus and God Bless us all.

  369. Blade Redwind

    No, because my life isn't broadcast on network television. When it is, you have to expect people to have an opinion about it.

  370. Christina Belcher

    Actually, it is very selfish to assume that you have a right to have this large a family at a time when we are fighting to not cut public resources left and right. That does not even include natural resources that are after all not unlimited. I am just thinking of public schools, libraries, police, etc. if we all have families that size, how will we afford a progressive society. I also think that the poor girls in those families have no choice but to copy their mom. They are homeschooled, not expected to attend college, and crank out a bunch of kids. Very selfish of the parents to enforce such drastic religious views.

  371. Beckie Walters King

    Should I tell you how many kids to have; or should you tell me how many kids to have? I don't think so. They are being responsible to take care of all the needs of their family. Everyone should find something else to gossip about.

  372. Beckie Walters King

    Liz, you comment after seeing a little1/2 hour show and think you know all about that family. You are judging unfairly. What if I came in to your house and judged you after seeing 1/2 hour of your life. Would you think its fair????

  373. Christina Belcher

    That is exactly true. My Oma was in the same position. So was my mother in law. So was my niece. Mostly, it is the oldest girl. It is expected that they look after the siblings. Isn't that so precious? It's not. It is sexist and wrong. Amazes me that people are ok with it. I would like to dump a handful of kid on them to take care of. I wonder how they would feel since a lot that approve of this look of retirement age.

  374. Christina Belcher

    I believe she benefits from modern sciene and medicine. If it was up to nature and God she might be dead, and so might be a lot of the children.

  375. Marcie Flores Pemberton

    I, too have had people say nasty things because I've "chosen" to have five kids (so far). Large families were not so uncommon just 30 years ago or less. (A school mate of mine was one of 13.) And older siblings helping with the younger ones fosters compassion, responsibility & helpfulness… those are good traits!

    Sure, our bodies change as we get older & as we have children; that's natural. I think we're designed by God to have children & He says they're a blessing and I believe Him.

    For someone else to tell me (or anyone) that I shouldn't have any more children is wrong. No one knows what God has put in my (or the Duggars') heart about having children, or how many. Just because some people "choose" to stop after two or three (or whatever #) children doesn't mean that's what everyone else should do.

    The Bible says, "God opens and closes the womb." I'm sure He knows better about WHEN to close it than we do. :-)

  376. Marcie Flores Pemberton

    I, too have had people say nasty things because I've "chosen" to have five kids (so far). Large families were not so uncommon just 30 years ago or less. (A school mate of mine was one of 13.) And older siblings helping with the younger ones fosters compassion, responsibility & helpfulness… those are good traits!

    Sure, our bodies change as we get older & as we have children; that's natural. I think we're designed by God to have children & He says they're a blessing and I believe Him.

    For someone else to tell me (or anyone) that I shouldn't have any more children is wrong. No one knows what God has put in my (or the Duggars') heart about having children, or how many. Just because some people "choose" to stop after two or three (or whatever #) children doesn't mean that's what everyone else should do.

    The Bible says, "God opens and closes the womb." I'm sure He knows better about WHEN to close it than we do. :-)

  377. Marty Noble

    I totally agree with you Julie…as long as they can afford to provide for them…they should be allowed to procreate to their hearts content.

  378. Blade Redwind

    Again, people can judge how they like; their family is on reality TV. I'd agree with the above commenter if their life wasn't, but it is. The whole point is to get people talking about them. And I'm sorry, I think it's incredibly selfish to just keep having one kid after another and passing it off on the older children. There's something wrong with having kids for sheer sake of having them. You may not agree with me, but that doesn't bother me.

  379. Blade Redwind

    Again, people can judge how they like; their family is on reality TV. I'd agree with the above commenter if their life wasn't, but it is. The whole point is to get people talking about them. And I'm sorry, I think it's incredibly selfish to just keep having one kid after another and passing it off on the older children. There's something wrong with having kids for sheer sake of having them. You may not agree with me, but that doesn't bother me.

  380. Blade Redwind

    Oh, and let me just say, I really feel like this woman loves being pregnant and giving birth. Because if she didn't, and she really loved kids so much, she would adopt from the thousands of other children just out country who need homes and love.

  381. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    @Snook's Vanderpool — people became "little pecking hens" when people started living their lives in public and on TV. If you put your life out there in public, you'd better be ready to deal with the public's opinion. That's the way it is in the 21st century. Get used to it.

  382. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    Whatever truth or falsehood the reality show tells us, the number of kids they have is irrefutable. Plus they appear on the Today Show every time Michelle is pregnant again which I guess is every time her husband sneezes in her direction!

  383. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    No one, and I repeat, no one, can possibly be a proper mother or father to 20 kids. I don't believe it and there's nothing Mr. & Mrs Duggar, and their litter of kids, can say to change my mind. Children need a LOT of time and LOVE and ATTENTION and to get one-on-one time with their mother or father, the Duggar children have to sign up on an appointment sheet. I've seen it and that's wrong! That is not good parenting in anyone's book!

  384. Myra Lynne Yanez

    Those are God's children and he's only loaning those children to them to take care of for him. If they don't take care of those children as he sees fit, then they will have to answer to him!!! You're right. She can choose to be done but as long as the Lord allows her to… why can't she? They take care of them without any government assistance so therefor we, the taxpayers aren't having to fork out anything for their raising!!! You are entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine. Thank you for yours.

  385. Kim Howell

    Stacy Elaine Kerley-Tadic well if they are passing them off to the older kids to raise they sure are doing a good job since none of them drink smoke do drugs steal or even swear how many of us can say the same

  386. Stacy Elaine Kerley-Tadic

    Yeah I guess making yours kids socially defunct isn't some kind of crime either. (And the stupidity continues…) P.S. I love this type of forum — separates the Women from the Children and by Children I mean Right Wing Bible Thumpin' Zealots…and with that — I'll hush.

  387. Kim Howell

    I bet you kids dont behave or have half the morals their kids do and they support them all on their own they dont have the gov paying their way we all could take some lessons from them in the parenting department I dont care if they have a thousand kids as long as they support them and they dont become delinquints taking a toll on our justice system what do u care you dont have to do their laundry, and as far as the kids go helping out they are teaching them to be self sufficent adults that dont sit in front of the tv 24/7

  388. Kim Howell

    I bet you kids dont behave or have half the morals their kids do and they support them all on their own they dont have the gov paying their way we all could take some lessons from them in the parenting department I dont care if they have a thousand kids as long as they support them and they dont become delinquints taking a toll on our justice system what do u care you dont have to do their laundry, and as far as the kids go helping out they are teaching them to be self sufficent adults that dont sit in front of the tv 24/7

  389. Blade Redwind

    Just because you don't do drugs or smoke doesn't mean you're not going to have social problems or probems functioning outside of a family like that in general. They homeschool all their kids and pretty much keep everything in the house or their small bubble. What's going to happen to these kids wen they leave the nest? I worry because they've had so little interaction with the rest of real world they may flounder. I could be wrong though; I hope I am.

  390. Blade Redwind

    Just because you don't do drugs or smoke doesn't mean you're not going to have social problems or probems functioning outside of a family like that in general. They homeschool all their kids and pretty much keep everything in the house or their small bubble. What's going to happen to these kids wen they leave the nest? I worry because they've had so little interaction with the rest of real world they may flounder. I could be wrong though; I hope I am.

  391. Kim Howell

    they are not in a bubble they travel they go to homeschool conventions and meet other kids that live like them and josh seems to be doing just fine social he owns his own company hes in a succesful marriege and has 2 beutiful kids whom they are raising the same

  392. Blade Redwind

    That's good then. I'll concede on that because, like said, I don't watch it. However, I have seen her interviews and I do see the news report son the family. Regardless, I still stand by my opinion that she just likes being pregnant and having babies. If they have such a successful business they should adopt—if it's really about loving children and not having them.

  393. Kim Howell

    they dont want kids if they shouldnt have them they leave it in gods hands if god wants them to have them she will get pregnant but she dont want to intervene by extroidnary measures besides adoptions are expensive and they live a cheap thrift store way of life which is why they are able to afford it

  394. Blade Redwind

    No, see, God doesn't give you babies. Having sex makes babies. I'm not Christian, but I will say that you could go so far as to say that God creates the ability for you to have kids. However, if God gave you babies then what would women need men for?

    And yes, adoptions are expensive. But, you just said their business is successful. Or company, whatever. So, if that's true, why can't they adopt? Because she likes being pregnant.

  395. Kim Howell

    god doesnt make you have sex but he can keep you from getting preg, they dont try to get preg they dont believe in birth control or abortion and if the lord sees fit to give them another child they will rise to the challenge

  396. Blade Redwind

    Yeah, I don't believe that. God doesn't let or not let you get pregnant. We'll just have to agree to disagree on that. It's a difference of religious perspective.

  397. Gayle Crabtree

    I'd rather see the Duggars on TV than a lot of the other "reality stars". They own businesses, have no debt, live frugally.their kids aren't in trouble with the law or on drugs and they contribute to their community. It's nice to see one show on TV that doesn't revolve around trashing talking, beating people up or high drama.

  398. Anthony Fletcher

    I agree. There needs to be a balance. The kids should be given the opportunity to be kids as well. However in most families it is expected for the older to “help" with the younger.

  399. Linda Bird

    I agree Donna, it is no ones business. It would be real nice if more people would concern them selves with what is going on in their home and stay out of others homes.

  400. Linda Bird

    I agree Donna, it is no ones business. It would be real nice if more people would concern them selves with what is going on in their home and stay out of others homes.

  401. Warren Myers

    Why not? They have how many healthy, productive, friendly, children already? They're no burden on society, pay their bills, have successful businesses, and do a lot of good in their community and around the world.

    They were doing well and had lots of kids long before anyone knew about them on TV.

    Jim Bob's right, by the way – the "trying" is a lot of fun.

  402. John Burchett

    If they have so much time on their hands, why wouldn't they just adopt instead?

  403. Christina McKinney Myers

    That same question could be flipped to anyone who is having children, John. Children are knit together in a mother's womb by God. While there is science behind conception, it CAN NOT happen unless God has already destined for it to. No one in the history of the world has ever been "accidentally" conceived. They follow what they believe to be biblical principals and do not use birth control and obviously love each other very much. It's not surprising to me that God continues to bless them.

  404. Libby Alford Evans

    I think that god sent them a sign with the death of there 20th child it is time to stop and enjoy the ones you have , next time it might be the mother that they lose.

  405. Christina McKinney Myers

    Also, adoption is very expensive, time consuming, and stressful. Are you familiar at all with the process to adopt here in the U.S.? It's a pain! Not to mention that the adoptions in the U.S. take a very long time, there's often a ton of heartache and MANY times if adopting those out of foster care, the child is given back to the horrible parents anyway.

  406. Joan Goppold

    I am curious about how Michelle stays so calm with so many kids..

  407. Joan Goppold

    I am curious about how Michelle stays so calm with so many kids..

  408. Christina McKinney Myers

    Joan, they have a few books out and whole sections that address that topic. They admit that patience and controlling their temper was a struggle they had to learn to overcome. You should check them out, they are full of wonderful tips, cute stories, and their journey.

  409. Joan Goppold

    Perhaps they can be calmer than other parents because of the bubble they have constructed for their family. The lack of influences of society, tv, other kids, schools etc, greatly reduces the problems and tough issues they are apt to face growing up on the family compound. When watching the show it is unclear just how much contact the children have with the outside world. They will certainly be tested if any of these kids decide to head off to college. Their tv show is a refreshing change from the usual “problem family” fare, and it does send a positive message to those interested in hearing it. Time will tell if their lifestyle offers their children the tools needed to venture out into the world and be successful in dealing with all kinds of people and situations.

  410. Tacoma Wilson

    I really like the show, its not our decsion whether we think that she should have more kids or not. I'm not her OBGYN. So if the good LORD sees fit for her to have more and HE gives her more then hey, go for it.

  411. Amy Rosner

    I've never seen their show and don't know too much about them really, but I just read an article with Michelle the mom and I liked what she had to say. She seemed like she's really got it together. A pretty incredible feat with so many kids!

  412. Sherry Fisher Tanzman

    Because she's in her 40's and at this point it's irresponsible. She's a human being with a brain – she should be capable of understanding what her 40-year old body is telling her — no more kids! If that gigantic family loses Michelle in her next attempt at pregnancy, what will she have proven? That she was more interested in procreating than parenting, that's what.

  413. Leslie Matteson

    I am more annoyed over the fact that they are saying they are trying for their 20th child.. they DID have a 20th child & she died. She still counts. Just because a baby is lost doesn't mean it didn't count. At least say it's the 21st.

  414. Leslie Matteson

    Oh yes, she had a loss very early on. I had forgot about that.

  415. Buckley Schinto Farina

    That's horrible:( Considering how religious they are, you would think they would be the last people to stop counting a life.

  416. Girl

    People today are so closed-minded and intolerant about anything different. The fact is, this family is doing great. They love each other, they are happy, they work hard, they have great morals – and taking care of each other is a GOOD thing, not a bad thing! Our culture is narcissistic in nature, and to see others living in such a way that is different, and serving each other in love, is not narcissistic. People don't like to be faced with that and throw up all sorts of straw men and red herring arguments. For Pete's sake, you are the clothing police? Let girls wear denim skirts if they like to. Use too much water? Really? Do you know that water is recycled at every level? Water in, water back out again… kind of fundamental there. It's not about that for any detractors, it's about being confronted with a family that makes your own look bad. Envy. Get a life. Preferably one as good as theirs!

  417. Anthony Fletcher

    Sorry got caught up with work. Lets see how can I put this. Hmmmm… I know, sometimes saying "less is more." You should be able to appreciate that.

  418. Connie Woods

    Oh Amy! You HAVE TO watch their show. I just LOVE them. It's on TLC on Tuesdays. I met them in person and they are exactly like they are on TV. I would LOVE to get to spend a day with them.

  419. Colleen Trudel

    Think about it. You need to have a license to have a dog. But you don't need to have one to have a kid. They have 19 and she does not raise them. She is just putting herself and the child at risk. As it showed when she lost it. Do they not know that there is such a thing a birth control. Jim Bob needs to have the snip. It is actually discussing to hear him say well "it is fun trying". You can still have the fun and not produce more children. What are they trying to prove. I look at will any of their children get to go to university. I can't see that if you keep having them. It is time for them to stop trying to make the record in the number of children they have.

  420. Echo Moon

    No I don't believe that they should have anymore kids. Though they support their own family with no government help to have more is morally, ethically wrong.

    Sure the trying is going to be fun? Because they are well rested as they don't actually handle the day to day care of the kids themselves. They leave it up to the older kids to care for their younger siblings. The older kids are more parent to the younger ones than "mom and dad". I truly feel sorry for all the kids.

    I don't know if there is an actual disease and if there is what it's name might be? But I believe that they both suffer from a sick addiction to pregnancy and birth.

  421. Alisha Pollard

    These parents are sick! They are selfish and should be happy to have a child! There are so many people out there that can not have one child and these two keep popping them out and then make their older children raise them! Kids need to be kids not parents! They are fame hogs and if it wasn't for TV they would be broke living off the system! What happens when people get sick and tired of them and the tv show stops paying them? UGH this woman angers me!

  422. Alisha Pollard

    These parents are sick! They are selfish and should be happy to have a child! There are so many people out there that can not have one child and these two keep popping them out and then make their older children raise them! Kids need to be kids not parents! They are fame hogs and if it wasn't for TV they would be broke living off the system! What happens when people get sick and tired of them and the tv show stops paying them? UGH this woman angers me!

  423. Alisha Pollard

    Just because you can have 300 kids, doesn't mean you should. Just because it is your *right* to do it doesn't mean you should. I have watched the show and I find it akin to watching a car accident you can't seem to turn away from. The point of having children is to raise them yourself as parents. These children are mostly passed on to the other children as they get older. And it may very well be *their* business but they made it mine when they chose to do season after season of this show. They better hope the economy doesn't swoop in and get their show cancelled and shut down some of those businesses or the taxpayers will be footing part of this bill. And by the way… wearing jeans doesn't set any kind of sterotype against girl… but wearing odd long, amish type skirts all time… does. If they don't want to be judged then don't put your life out there for the whole world to see……………This was a post on the story and I had to copy it because I SOOO agree!

  424. Alisha Pollard

    Just because you can have 300 kids, doesn't mean you should. Just because it is your *right* to do it doesn't mean you should. I have watched the show and I find it akin to watching a car accident you can't seem to turn away from. The point of having children is to raise them yourself as parents. These children are mostly passed on to the other children as they get older. And it may very well be *their* business but they made it mine when they chose to do season after season of this show. They better hope the economy doesn't swoop in and get their show cancelled and shut down some of those businesses or the taxpayers will be footing part of this bill. And by the way… wearing jeans doesn't set any kind of sterotype against girl… but wearing odd long, amish type skirts all time… does. If they don't want to be judged then don't put your life out there for the whole world to see……………This was a post on the story and I had to copy it because I SOOO agree!

  425. Leslie Bensing

    I have met some of the Duggars. They are very genuine people. you are always sticking up for Gay/Lesbian rights and accepting others as they are. The crazy Duggar family deserves the same respect.

  426. Alisha Pollard

    My problem isn't that they have a ton of kids my problem is NO kid should have to raise their parents kids! I have seen the show they have openly admitted that they have the buddy system that the older kids raise the younger kids!! It is NOT fair for kids to raise kids and if it is why do we NOT want our teenagers having babies? If it is ok for these kids to raise kids lets send our sons and daughters out right now and have them get knocked up and waste away their childhood! So I am not judging a certain race, gender, or anything like that I am going off of facts that in the show they have stated that the older kids once they reach a certain age raise the younger ones. They are not the ones popping out children left and right and they are not given the choice whether or not they want to raise kids they are thrown into it. Not fair AND then her health she is NOT and SHOULD NOT be putting herself in sooo much risk when she has a damn village at home to raise.

  427. Alisha Pollard

    Leslie Bensing so to sum it up if they want to have 100 kids ok so be it but be healthy enough to do it don't be selfish enough to when you are starting having kids that are not healthy and they keep dying or close to that probably means STOP AND raise them ALL on your own and allow your children to have a childhood and not thrown into parenthood at such an early age then I wouldn't hate on them

  428. Norma Meyer Powers

    It's entirely Jim Bob & Michelle's business how many children they want to bring into this world. The children appear to be well behaved and polite. Jim Bob appears to make enough money to take care of them all and Michelle appears so patient with all the children, home schooling them, and teaching them to truly love one another and take care of one another. They are truly exceptional people.

  429. Amy Archer

    More power to her! Who are you to even ask a question. The Duggars are about to take care of their own. It's between JimBob, Michelle and The Lord as to how many children they have. They are able to take care of their children and aren't relying on the government to raise their children for them!!

  430. Amy Archer

    More power to her! Who are you to even ask a question. The Duggars are about to take care of their own. It's between JimBob, Michelle and The Lord as to how many children they have. They are able to take care of their children and aren't relying on the government to raise their children for them!!

  431. Debbie Vanmeter

    WELL IT IS GOD GOD GOD HE IS THE ONE THAT IS KING OF THIS WORLD AND THAT IS WHY YOU AN EVERY ONE ELES CAN HAVE YOUR OPIONINS AT THE END GOD IS THE JUDGE NO ONE ELES IS SO IF THEY WANT 20 KIDS I GUESS THAT IS THERE RITE THEY TAKE CARE OF THEM AN THERE ARE NONE ON DRUGS OR IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW SO LET THEM BE…

  432. Carol Duprey

    It may not be anyone's business, however it is more like they are trying for some sort of record of how much a woman's uterus/body can take. They are pushing it with any pregnancy now. She is 46 for goodness sake. And it was horribly creepy what her husband said. Keep that thought in your head. And think about your wife's health. And as Sherry Fisher Tanzman said, her obsession with getting pregnant to the point of putting her health in danger, how fair is that to her children, husband and grandchild. I like kittens too but I don't keep a mother cat having litter after litter just because I like them.

  433. Maureen Rose Tagliaferro

    Yes, they should have more children because I need to be entertained. Seriously, 19 children is more than enough; but there is something about this family that fascinates me, and personally, I would love to see them even out their family with another baby girl – as long as both mother and child remain healthy.

  434. Tiffany Janssen

    I think they should have as many babies as they want. They do a great job raising them. To the people who say their siblings raise them, I would counter that no matter how they get it done, they are churning out productive and responsible adults. It seems like that is the end goal for every parent and they are very successful. Also to those complaining about over population… I saw let successful parents raise as many as they want and limit the deadbeats. I see men on tv who fathered a dozen kids they don't take care of. (Some women are just as bad) Sterilize them and make room on the planet for better raised off spring. It makes about as much sense as limiting the Duggars.

  435. Linda Hahn Zaveson

    I don't pay their bills. 1 Thess. 4:11 mind your own business. Jim Bob served in the Arkansas House of Representatives , has commercial real estate and other investments. I think you all are just jealous that he can raise and live debt free with such a large family while his wife stays at home and homeschools them all. Once again none of our business.