Please put a name with your post

Those who voted all said names on posts work better and no requested the anonymous option.  We'll have a week long transition period and after that posts marked anonymous will not be accepted.  Either sign in with a Google account, use openID, or use the name/URL option to put a name with your comment.

The problem continues of people hitting respond to comments rather than post a comment.  Please try not to do that.  Most of those are being rejected as they seem to be from the same one or two people who don't seem to understand that the replied to comment is not connected at all when it posts on the blog. Thus they don't make sense.  Please see the entire post about that if you have questions.   

Reminder, anonymous comments are no longer being accepted.  Further I don't read anonymous comments.  They go straight into the trash.

I need to explain something.

I'm making this a post so everyone will hopefully see it.  There has been a huge increase in people replying to comments with the expectation apparently that either the previous comment will be quoted or their comment will fall under the one to which they responded.  Neither one happens in the format we are using on many platforms.  So comments that don't contain any context like I agree make no sense.  You agree with what?  There are 200 comments above yours.  That is wrong?  Which one?  I think you get the idea.  So please remember if you pick an option such as reply to, you are not replying to that when it hits the blog for a large number of readers.

ETA:  Apparently I'm still not getting through to people.  Someone asked why I was selective with comments.  Oddly it was one of the people this post is aimed toward.   I'm selective first because rude, crude, and indelicate are not acceptable.  Other things like birthing wars have no place here.  But recently nonsensical comments because of the manner of posting are becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

Here is an example from someone who did not read this post and I also believe is the one who asked why posting was selective.

in response to I am going to try to say this as politely as possible, but Jessa really showed her true colors during this episode. I know its an ego trip to have a show wrapped around your wedding and the modeling of wedding dresses, but really? Her smugness and mean-ness was just over-the-top. I was shocked, even for Jessa, how arrogant her talking segments were. I shouldn't have been, however, as I well remember how hateful she was to Hannie about taking a nap once. Anyone could have a bad day, but this is, apparently, the real Jessa and it is not pretty at all.

As you can see, the commenter knows to which comment they are replying, but all that will post on the blog for many people is "I agree."  So then it becomes you agree with what?  It's meaningless and gets deleted.

Joseph and Kendra are Officially a Couple and now Engaged.

The courting was announced.

Update:  Joe proposed at Joy Anna and Austin's wedding reception.  Possibly a new low for the Duggars.

Monday, July 24, 2017, 9:00 PM, The After Show Part 2

In the second part of the two-part After Show Special, host Daphne Oz gets the Duggars' reactions to some of the biggest moments of the last season.  The happy couples square off in a fun game of "The Couples Showdown."  And stay tuned for a special guest or two.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.180 M viewers and a .31 rating.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:00 PM, The After Show, Part 1

In part one of the two-part After Show Special, host Daphne Oz digs a little deeper into some of last season's biggest moments.  From courtships to weddings to babies, we cover it all and get some insight into what was going on behind the scenes!

60 minutes

A slight drop to 1.197 M viewers and a .31 rating.

Monday, July 10, 2017, 9:00 PM, Joy Gets Engaged

The Dillards prepare for their return to Central America.  Jinger puts together a care package for her family back in Arkansas.  Austin asks Joy a very important question and Joe asks permission to ask Kendra Caldwell to enter into a courtship.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.340 M viewers and a .36 rating.

Jill is Pregnant Again

It's in People and on Derick's twitter.

Some posts were approved earlier today and now I don't see them.  Sorry, I don't know where they went.


Announcement on Dillard Family Blog:
Welcome to the family, Samuel Scott!
July 8, 2017
We are excited to finally announce the arrival of Samuel Scott Dillard! The newest addition to our family arrived on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:02pm.  He weighs 9lb 10oz and is 22” long. After 40 of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

Free Discussion, July, 2017

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Please do not quote entire articles or large sections of articles.  Link to them, please, to keep us on the right side of fair use.

Monday, July 3, 2017, 9:00 PM, A Boy or Girl for Jill

The Seewalds are adjusting to being a family of four.  In Laredo, Jinger and Jeremy learn Spanish and test their skills at a local restaurant.  Meanwhile, Joy enjoys dinner with Austin's family.  Then, the Dillards reveal the gender of baby number two!

60 minutes

Once again how enlightened that they know the infant's gender so far in advance of when the infant will know it.

Ratings:  1.380 M viewers and a .34 rating.

Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:00 PM, A New Baby

Jessa's due date is nigh, so family and friends help the Seewalds prepare for the new baby. Meanwhile, Joy and Austin's house-flipping project continues; and Austin asks Jim Bob an important question. Later, Jessa and Ben welcome a second child.

120 minutes

Ratings: 1.554 M viewers and a .36 rating.  Up a bit from last week.


Monday, June 19, 2017, 10:00 PM, Amy & Dillon: Married One Year

The first year of marriage for Amy King, formerly Amy Duggar, and Dillon King has been a rollercoaster.  Now the couple is celebrating their first anniversary in Mexico, finishing up some DYI home renovations and celebrating Amy's 30th birthday.

60 minutes

Ratings:  734K viewers and a .18 rating.

No show potential there in my opinion.

Monday, June 19, 2017, 9:00 PM, Spurgeon's First Birthday

Joy and Austin work together on a house flipping project and the family celebrates Spurgeon's first birthday.  And in Laredo, things heat up in the kitchen with Jinger and Jeremy.

60 minutes

Drop from last week:   1.379 M viewers and a .31 rating.

Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 PM, Joy's Wedding

It's hard to believe that Joy and Austin's wedding day is finally here!  Get a first look at this exciting and emotional event as Joy walks down the aisle to become Mrs. Austin Forsyth. Then watch their journey to the altar from the very beginning.

120 minutes

Ratings:  1.628 M viewers and a .33 rating.


Please remember no putting them down for no booze, no dancing, and no full served dinner.  Thanks!
Also it's off topic to tell us all about your wedding, your cousin in Ohio, etc.

Free Discussion, June, 2017

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Joy Anna and Austin's Wedding

The latest from the rumor mill is sundown this coming Friday, May 26.

Please remember no putting them down for no booze, no dancing, and no full served dinner.  Thanks!
Also it's off topic to tell us all about your wedding, your cousin in Ohio, etc.

Yes, I've gotten very tired of the repetitive wedding discussions.  :)  

Free Discussion, May 2017

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Free Discussion, April, 2017

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Video exposing Gothard

The Cult Next Door

This is an interesting video done by a young man apparently from the area. 

Free Discussion, March, 2017

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

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Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 PM, A Honeymoon and a Courtship (Episode 1?)

Jeremy and Jinger have said "I do," and now the newlyweds finally get to enjoy some alone time.  Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo head down under for their honeymoon in Australia.  Meanwhile, back in Arkansas, another Duggar enters a courtship.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.229 M viewers and a .36 rating.

Monday, February 20, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Big Day (Episode 1?)

After months of planning, Jinger's wedding day is here!  The final details from dress fittings to surprise decorations are put into place and family and friends come together to celebrate Jinger and Jeremy as they become Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo.

120 minutes

Ratings:  1.389 M viewers and a .33 rating.

Monday, February 13, 9:00 PM, All About Jinger (Episode 18)

Jinger packs for her move to Texas, which includes a surprise gift from her family. She, Jeremy, and Jed drive to her future home in Laredo. As they anticipate her big move, the siblings take a trip down memory lane remembering Jinger through the years. (episode 15)

60 minutes 

Ratings:  998K viewers and a .31 rating.

The New Seaweed

Since Spurgeon's seabling is due almost any day now.  Here is the spot to discuss the new arrival.

My apologies but I frequently mistake that poor child's name and call him Sturgeon.  With a last name of Seewald, they really should be more careful.

He's here.

People article. 
 

Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:00 PM, The Bachelor Party (Episode 17)

After weeks of wedding planning, it's time to celebrate Jinger and Jeremy with a Bachelor and Bachelorette weekend full of friends and family. Jessa and Ben find out the gender of Baby #2. Derick returns to OSU to reprise his role as Pistol Pete.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.165 M viewers and a .31 rating.