“In your marriage there will be times you’re going to be very exhausted. Your hubby comes home after a hard day’s work, you get the baby to bed, and he is going to be looking forward to that time with you … Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls.”
– Michelle Duggar shared her number one, most important “romance” tip — to say yes to sex even when you’re tired –on “The Today Show”‘s website. In addition to having sex when you’re sleep deprived and don’t feel like it, the mom of 19 recommends abstaining from period sex because “when you’ve missed it for seven days, you look forward to it even more.” She also suggests denying yourself sex for 80 days after giving birth to a girl and 40 days after having a boy, in accordance with Old Testament traditions. Let me just write this all down so I don’t forget. Thanks, Michelle Duggar! [TODAY]
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, of the long-running, as-many-children-as-kernels-of-popcorn show “19 Kids And Counting,” recently went on a beach vacay to Puerto Rico. But rather than wearing regular ol’ bathing suits, the couple opted for outfits from Wholesome Wear, a clothing line that offers modest alternatives to typical swimwear in three horrifying varieties — culotte, skirt and slimming. Culottes! Keep reading »
I won’t beat around the bush: “tips for a happy marriage” from Michelle Duggar are as bad as they sound.
In the season premiere of “19 Kids and Counting” this week, the reality TV mama (whose family is stumping for Rick Santorum) is filmed at a conference on how to have a happy, evangelical Christian marriage in which the man is the authority and head of the household.
Michelle passed out tips from her lecture to the audience and a viewer screengrabbed the advice, where it was posted on Television Without Pity. Not suprisingly, you might want to “keep a barf bag handy” as Faith Goes Pop blogger Lilit Marcus puts it, because Michelle Duggar’s happy marriage tips include become financially dependent on your husband, always keeping your hair did, watch your weight, and being more “loyal” to him than your family and friends.
You can read some of the more egregious tips from “7 Basic Needs Of A Husband” — the workbook off of which Duggar was reading — after the jump: Keep reading »
I don’t think it’s anyone’s business to tell parents who have suffered a miscarriage how to behave. People express grief in all sorts of ways, even ways you might consider distasteful. That said, a video message to miscarried baby Jubilee Shalom Duggar strikes me as pro-life messaging first and foremost. “So often in society, babies are looks on as a problem, trial or responsibility,” mama Michelle Duggar reads, “but God says babies are a blessing. We do not believe that babies are a bother or a headache, a financial drainer or a career interrupter.” What a lovely way to honor Jubiliee: by guilt-tripping other women who have terminated unwanted pregnancies! Keep reading »
So what if she’s 45? Michelle Duggar’s reproductive organs are not going silently into that good night. Jim Bob has fertilized her, yet again. The pair announced today that they are three months gone with number 20. “I was not thinking that God would give us another one, and we are just so grateful,” she said. “We didn’t want to stop on an odd number,” Jim Bob added. Though her last pregnancy with two-year-old Josie, who was born three months prematurely, was a difficult one, Michelle has been doing all she can to make sure she’s as healthy as possible for the birth of their next baby — including eating lots of dill pickles and working out five or six days a week. We look forward to meeting the baby once it comes out of the slip n’ slide which is Michelle’s vaginal canal. The Duggar clan is one step closer to populating their very own city. Our congrats to them! [TooFab, MSNBC]
Oh, dear. TLC’s
resident brood sow “19 Kids and Counting” star Michelle Duggar has received a “Mother of the Year Award.” Perhaps she is a fine mother to her children, but she is most famous for having many of them — which is not in-and-of-itself a marker of good parenthood at all. It’s silly to equate the idea of being a “good mother” with a having good child-bearing hips. (I’m not saying having lots of kids automatically makes you a bad mom — I’m one of five kids, after all — so don’t kick up a fuss!) I wonder what kinda message this sends to mommies who feel stressed with only one or two kids. Keep reading »
“We would love more! I’m 43 almost 44 this September, I know that my mommy years are probably numbered and I don’t know how many more children God will see fit to give me.”
– Michelle Duggar, who just had her 19th baby a few months ago, is ready for #20 to take a ride down her Slip N Slide. Everyone get out of the way! [Radar Online] Keep reading »
When Meredith Viera says, “The Duggar family is here and they have a very special announcement,” you know it can’t be good news. And it isn’t, if you’re at all concerned about overpopulation or the health of Michelle’s vagina. You guessed it — Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were just thrilled to announce that they’re expecting their 19th child. As usual, MereBot just oohed and ahhed over the fantastic news, which comes only a few months after the eldest Duggar kid, Josh, announced that his new wife Anna is expecting their first child. You could almost see the terror simmering in Anna’s eyes as she looked at her future. One (almost) down, 18 to go… [Huffington Post] Keep reading »