Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Duggar family

The Duggar family are an Arkansas family, headed by Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, who have been repeatedly featured in the news and entertainment media for having seventeen children. The family has been filmed for Discovery Health Channel and The Learning Channel television.. On May 9, Michelle Duggar announced on the Today Show that she is pregnant with their 18th child and is due on New Years Day 2009.

This man and his wife both sell real estate for a living. Although, I doubt she sells much as she also homeschools all the kids!! What a job. Notice how neat their house is kept. The folks on the Today Show said that when this family left their green room (the place they go before they are on the show), it was cleaner than it was when they came. Shows it can be done with organization and I'm sure they have lots of that with a family that big. They also built their own home.

The Duggars' ten sons and seven daughters (including two sets of fraternal twins: one boy/girl set and one boy/boy set), all of whom have names which begin with the letter J, are as follows:

1 Joshua James March3,1988 (1988-03-03) (age 20) oldest child; getting married 9/26/08 to Anna Keller

2 Jana Marie January12, 1990 (1990-01-12)(age 18) twin of John-David

3 John-David January 12, 1990 (1990-01-12) (age 18) twin of Jana

4 Jill Michelle May 17, 1991 (1991-05-17) (age 17)

5 Jessa Lauren November 4, 1992

6 Jinger Nicole December 21, 1993 pronounced like "Ginger"

7 Joseph Garrett January 20, 1995

8 Josiah Matthew August 28, 1996

9 Joy-Anna October 28, 1997

10 Jeremiah Robert December 30, 1998 twin of Jedidiah

11 Jedidiah Robert December 30, 1998 twin of Jeremiah

12 Jason Michael April 21, 2000

13 James Andrew July 7, 2001

14 Justin Samuel November 15, 2002

15 Jackson Levi May 23, 2004 birth featured on Discovery Health Channel special

16 Johannah Faith October 11, 2005 birth featured on Discovery Health Channel special

17 Jennifer Danielle August 2, 2007 birth featured on Discovery Health Channel special

18 Junborn due January 1, 2009 announced May 9, 2008

Family life
Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle, who was named Young Mother of the Year in Arkansas in 2004, are conservative Baptists who endorse the Quiverfl movement and the teachings of Bill Gothard. Mr. Duggar is a former state legislator who served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002. He is now a real estate agent.
Jim Bob Duggar and his wife report that their children are blessings from God, since his wife miscarried while on birth control and was able to conceive many more times once she stopped taking birth control!
The Duggars live debt-free, which Mr. Duggar has said is "the fruit of Jim Sammon's Financial Freedom Seminar" he attended years ago.
The Duggars raise their children using the buddy system, in which an older sibling raises a younger sibling, instead of the parents doing it themselves. The older buddy "will get the younger ones' meals." According to Mrs. Duggar, "They help them with their little phonics lessons and games during the day and help them practice their music lessons. They will play with them or help them pick out the color of their outfit that they want to wear that day, and just all of those types of things."

~WOW !
What a family !!!

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