Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Duggars' Butterscotch Brownies

1 cup brown sugar, or sucanat*
1/4 cup oil (3T. olive oil)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

1. Mix together first four ingredients.
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. (If using sucanat, add 2 teaspoons water.)
3. Spread into greased 8”x8” baking dis.
4. Bake at 350 for approximately 20 min. Do not over bake.

March Blogs!

This month we have a lot of things planned for this blog! Here's a glimpse of this month on this blog

2. Josh's birthday trivia/This week's trivia answers
3. Josh's birthday/ New week trivia
4. Josh's trivia answers
5. One week until Duggars return
6. Duggar's christmas photos
7. Duggar's ministry photos
8. Duggar's central photo part 1
9. Duggar's central photo part 2/this week's trivia answers
10. New trivia 
11. Duggar returns in 24 hours
12. Duggar return tonight and summary of the new episode
13. New trivia questions from the episode
14. Throwback duggar photo

More blogs will be coming! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Duggar returns!

19 kids and counting are heading to Asia and Japan and invited the crew to take part in this trip. Join us on March 12 for this three part special and in April 2013 there will be new season. Duggar returns in three weeks.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Jim Bob's Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

(and Jessa's favorite cookie dough!)

1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
Cream first four ingredients together.

Now add:
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 c. flour
3 c. oatmeal (or just a little less)
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (optional)
Mix. Shape into balls on greased pan (or pan covered with parchment paper), then flatten with hand.

Bedtime with the duggars

Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan: Did any of your children have issues with settling down at bedtime or staying in their own bed for the night?

There’s a difference between a little one with a bad attitude who doesn’t want to stay in their bed for bedtime versus a little one that wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to cuddle up with daddy and me.

I am not a stickler about them staying in their own rooms at night; I’ve never been really rigid about it. If one of mine wakes up in the middle of the night and comes pitter-pattering down the hallway to climb into bed with daddy and me, I love it. I don’t mind that a bit. I just let them come and snuggle with dad and me, and we all wake up in the morning smooshed all over the bed. Usually there are two or three in there by the morning. At night, you’ll hear all these little feet pitter-pattering across the floor.

If it’s more of an issue of having an attitude about going to bed, I like to practice with them during the daytime. It helps them learn to obey mama and understand when it’s time to be quiet -- we call it happy nappy time. We don’t just do nappy time. We do happy nappy time.

I’ll announce to Josie and to Jordyn, “It’s happy nappy time in 15 minutes, so we’re going to have a snack and then get ready for happy nappy time.” Sometimes their little faces aren’t so happy about hearing naptime’s coming, but I tell them, “We’re going to be happy.”

I don’t let them whine and I don’t let them grumble and complain and pout. I also let them sing to Jesus as they go to sleep, which they really like. They are allowed to sing quietly to themselves. They can’t be real loud or obnoxious, and they have to keep their head on the pillow. They know the rule is head down. And they know that if they don’t follow the rules, mommy will come and scold them. They don’t want to be scolded, so they listen to mommy!

When they wake up, it’s the cutest thing. I’ve taught them, “When you wake up and you’re all done with happy nappy time, then you get to play.” When they’re done, sometimes I’ll hear them wake up, and they’ll be singing to me: “Mommy, I’m all done. Happy nappy time’s all done.” Then they get rewarded for being so good.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

favorite food!

Jim Bob's favorite food duggar tater tot casserole

Special Trivia!

This week I had to come with new trivia question because Michelle has not written a blog post as of February 21, 2013.

1. How old was Jim Bob and Michelle when they had Josh?
2. How old was Michelle when they had Joy'Anna?
3. How many years have Michelle will be teaching when Johannah is in tweth grade?
4. How old was Michelle when they had Josie?
5. How old was Michelle when she became a grandmother to Mackynzie?
6. How old was Jim Bob when he became a grandfather to Michael?
7. How old was Josh and Anna went they had Mackynzie?
8. How old was Mackynzie when her aunt Josie was born?
9. How old was Josie when Michael was born?
10. How old was Jill when Josie was born?

Friday, February 22, 2013


1. Query family
2. Valentine's Day tea and luncheon
3.  February
4. 30 years
5. 5 years

New information! 

  • Duggars return on March 12, 2013. 
  • Tomorrow we will have new trivia questions! 

Our schedule for both facebook and blog

Sunday: Duggar favorite food

Monday: Duggar sharing days

Tuesday: Duggar trivia 

Wednesday: Duggar photos

Thursday: favorite duggar moments & Throwback thursday

Friday: Duggar trivia answers

Saturday: Duggar bible verse

Special: Birthdays and birthday trivias

Coming up on 19 kids and counting!

New episodes of 19 Kids and Counting start in March and run through April and May. One-hour specials on March 12th, 19th and 26th will feature the Duggars' trip to Japan and China. Season 7 premieres on April 2nd.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013



Premieres Tuesday, March 12 at 9PM ET/PT

The Duggars are heading out on the trip of a lifetime...their first visit to Asia! Their first stop is Tokyo, but before they can board the plane,they must successfully wrangle their 40 suitcases from the Duggar home to the airport. They spend their first morning abroad indulging in a traditional Japanese breakfast of soup, seaweed, and seafood. Can they master chopsticks and stomach these delicacies or will they need to rely on snacksfrom home? Then it's out to navigate the crowded streets of Tokyo, do a little shopping, and ride a traditional Japanese rickshaw. To really embrace the Japanese culture and push past the language barrier, the family splits up into two teams for a marketplace race to purchase ingredients for making sushi, a first for this family! It's a race to the finish line because whoever loses the competition has to eat the sushi roll Josie prepares!


Premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 9PM ET/PT

The Duggars are making memories on their Asian adventure. For their last day inTokyo, the family appears as guests on a Japanese morning news program. Will they be able to communicate with their Japanese-speaking hosts or will it all get lost in translation? Later, they are invited to a Japanese carnival where the 25 Duggars compete against the "Master Goldfish Catcher" in Japan. The Duggars then make their way by train to Kyoto, where the girls try on kimonos and traditional makeup, while the boys pick up swords for a Samurai lesson. The trip to Kyoto is not complete without a nap at a capsule hotel! And at the end of the day, the family enjoys one of their favorite foods at a buffet where everything is pickled.


Premieres Tuesday, March 26 at 9PM ET/PT

The Duggars are off to Beijing, China. The family of 25 struggles to navigate the city's subway system and make it to Tiananmen Square, where they become a tourist attraction themselves. A trip to the Great Wall of China and a local village give the Duggars a traditional Chinese experience and a chance for Jim Bob to show off his haggling skills as the family collects souvenirs. And no trip to China is complete without experiencing some traditional foods including Peking duck and the more exotic, scorpion! At the end of the trip, Jana and Jill put their midwifery training to work when a member of the television crew suddenly goes into labor. And the family has one final stop - a visit to an orphanage, which is sure to be remembered.


Coming up on 19 kids and counting

The Duggrs are BACK and this time--they're invading China and Japan! Don't miss the premiere of 19 Kids and Counting: The Duggars Do Asia Tuesday, March 12th @ 9/8c!

Click here for Preview

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Duggar trivia questions!

Trivia questions are taken from the recent blog from Michelle's TLC blog! We have so kind of posted on our blog:
1. Which family does the duggar spend it with? (TLC blog)
2. What do the duggars do with them? (TLC blog)
3. Which month did Jim Bob and Michelle not have any children?
4. How many Valentine's days has Jim Bob and Michelle spend together?
5. How many Valentine's day has Josh and Anna spend together?

The new season starts March 12, 2013! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Questions and answers

Recently on our fan page on facebook and twitter; we ask you to give us some questions.

1. Will Josie ever learn to speak full time when she grows up?
Josie talks a lot lately and I am sure by time that they will be talking.

2. When does the show return?
late March or early April

3. Is Anna pregnant?
as far as we know that she is pregnant with their third child.

4. When will trivia return?
Next week! 

Our official pages!

There has been a lot of questions lately about our twitter and facebook pages. Here is our official page!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Time for questions and answers by the admins!

It's time for our annuel question and answers. Please remember that this is not the family and we are just fans. So either leave a comment on this blog entry or Please leave it on Our facebook page.

Trivia questions return?

When does the trivia questions return?

During the breaks between season, we normally do trivia question but our last one was from Joseph's birthday. Next week we are back with a lot of trivia questions! The answers will be found in Michelle's blogs for the week. 

Our first one will be Sunday February 17, 2013

Trivia questions will be from Sunday to Saturday during the off season! 

See you on Sunday! 

How the Duggars Share Love on Valentine's Day

How the Duggars Share Love on Valentine's Day

FAMILY MATTERS on 02.08.13
19 Kids and CountingBIO
Photo: DCL
Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day, and if so, how?
Our family celebrates Valentine’s Day a little differently with our friends, the Query family. My dear friend Debbie Query is a widow with four children. Her husband was tragically killed in a car accident when their youngest child was 2 years old. Every year, she puts together a special luncheon for women who are on their own because of tragedy, divorce or even abandonment. She felt like it was a time of year when single women needed to be encouraged and loved. It’s common to feel like a fifth wheel when you are alone, especially at Valentine’s Day. It’s a time when couples will usually be getting gifts for each other or going out for a Valentine’s meal. Debbie and her family reach out to women that don’t have a Valentine, and host a special Valentine’s banquet just for them.
The banquet is a lovely luncheon and tea. The Querys make all of the food: little sandwiches, beautiful green salads and fresh fruit salads. The children dress up in white shirts, black bowties and black dress pants, and serve as waiters for the banquet. The boys are true gentlemen; they escort the ladies to their seats and then give them each a little gift. The children also bring their instruments and play music for the event. Violin and harp music makes the event really beautiful. Often, we’ll have a special speaker that will come and give a speech to the guests. The banquet actually used to be at the Query’s home, but it got so big that we moved it to a larger building. One year we had close to 100 people!
Debbie Query has organized this for a number of years now, and our children have really enjoyed being a part of this unique Valentine’s Day event. They like being able to show the ladies that they are special, that they’re loved, and that this is a special time of the year for them, too. These special ladies are cared for, even though they may not have their own Valentine with them. They are loved, God loves them and we do, too. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Josh and Anna update!

Josh was visiting the state capital for the past two days to make sure that the pill for abortion gets pass. Yesterday He and Anna had a date night. The family believes in weekly date nights.

19 kids and counting will be returning in March 2013.

Upcoming speaking!

March 23, 2013
Jim Bob and Michelle are heading to Fort Rock Family camp to speak in the 5th annual spring marriage retreat. The cost is 175 per couple.

Click here! to Join the fun! 

June 6 to 8 2013
Jim Bob and Michelle are taking four of their children to speak at Richmond Convention Center. The registration opens later on this month! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Favorite Indoor Activities at the Duggar Home

Favorite Indoor Activities at the Duggar Home

FAMILY MATTERS on 02.01.13
19 Kids and CountingBIO
Image: Mark Karrass/Corbis
Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: How do the kids keep entertained inside during the long winter months, do you have favorite family activities?
My kids love to play games. Recently, they’ve become four-square champs! We’ve got a tile floor on the downstairs level of our home, and there’s an area by the front door that doesn’t have anything on the floor – no furniture, just an entryway. My children have put up a small four-square court. They put masking tape on the floor and have sectioned off a little play area. I tell you what, we have played more four square right there in our house than outside. Typically, I’m the one who says, “No balls in the house because you’re going to break something,” but we’ve had so much fun with only a few casualties: They knocked over a cup of hot cocoa when a ball bounced, but that’s it. We’ve done pretty well with it so far, and the kids love it. They have had so much fun.
They play board games a lot; they have recently discovered a fun game called “Layers.” Everybody gets three little strips of paper, and they write a person, place or a thing on each one. Then, each person turns in his or her papers. You pull out a piece of paper and someone has to guess what’s on it. The first round, you get to describe it with words and hand motions. Then, the second round is just a one-word description. For the last round, you can only use gestures. That’s it. So it gets harder and harder every round. It’s a lot of fun.
Another thing the kids really enjoy doing together is playing music and singing. We all have instruments and we practice our music every day. I’ve noticed that they’re getting out their instruments more often because it’s so cold outside. They can’t go out and do their usual activities outdoors. So they’ll get their instruments down, and they’ll all sit around in the living room and just play music – piano, violin, guitar and mandolin -- a real jam session. They’re practicing, singing and enjoying playing music together. It’s a very special family activity.
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New blogs!

New blogs are coming soon!