News: More Advertisers Flee TLC and the Duggars

Not too surprisingly last week's premiere of The Learning Channel Duggar family show 'Counting On' has ended with more advertising either pulling their advertising from the show. Some ad buyers had made the decision not only to stop their ads from appearing on the show, but on the network altogether. … [Read more...]

News: Jinger Duggar Officially Engaged

It's all over the internet, not just on the tabloid sites, that Jeremy Vuolo has asked Jinger Duggar to marry him and she has accepted his proposal. All wonderfully timed for the second season of the new Duggar television show 'Counting On'.More from USA Today: … [Read more...]

QF: The View From Here: Strategies For Educating Children

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Redeeming DinahAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Redeeming Dinah used with permission. This series of posts results includes excerpts from information shared with a journalist in August of 2015 who had questions about the Quiverfull Movement as it related to the Duggar Family. … [Read more...]

Duggar Television Show ‘Counting On’ Cancelled?

Today a number of media outlets are reporting that The Learning Channel will not be renewing the Duggar family television show starring Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald - 'Counting On' Most of the articles cite the fact that while the ratings weren't bad the network was struggling to find sponsors after many of the national advertisers … [Read more...]

News: Duggar’s New Show ‘Counting On’ Rumored to be on the Verge of Cancellation?

There have been a pile of Duggar rumors in the last few weeks, rumors of Jill Duggar Dillard possible pregnancy in Ziki-riddled Central America, of Anna Duggar's possible pregnancy, of Anna and Josh's return to one another, the desperation of Jim Bob and Michelle to shoot down all those divorce rumors and that TLC and the Duggars faked the recent episode of their new show featuring Jinger buying and flipping a car. Whew, busy few weeks in Duggar news. … [Read more...]

News: It’s Official – Duggar Family Returns to Television

Breaking News: According to US Weekly the Duggar's are officially returning to television. It's not a rumor by a tabloid, folks, it's happening! From the article: Onward and upward! After costarring on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, Jill and Jessa Duggar have landed their own series Jill and Jessa: Counting On, premiering on the cable channel on Tuesday, March 15, Us Weekly has learned exclusively. … [Read more...]

Socialization Isn’t a Freaking Joke

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P. Field.comIf you’ve been around homeschooling culture for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with how they tend to make fun of “socialization.” When I was growing up as a homeschooled kid, I had “20 Snappy Comebacks” prepared in case I overheard someone asking “b-but but what about socialization?!” I’d been taught– and was firmly convinced– that when people asked about socialization it sprang from a place of ignorance about homeschooling. When you homeschool, I believed, you’re not just limited to interact with people from your grade level, but with children and adults of all ages. Through church (and, theoretically, co-ops … [Read more...]

The Duggar’s ‘Counting On’ Television Show Premieres Tomorrow

As you can tell I've been putting off posting about the Duggars some weeks now. There's been a lot about them in the news lately but most of it is either speculation or idle manufactured gossip to promote the new series of Duggar family specials on TLC. Yes, TLC is going ahead with 'Counting On' and they've released an entire series of sneak peek videos promoting the show. … [Read more...]

News: Bill Gothard’s IBLP Sued

This is a trending topic today on Facebook and finally receiving the attention it deserves in the main stream media. Remember all those women who've come forward through the website Spiritual Sounding Board and other places alleging that the head of Institute of Basic Life Principles and Duggar friend Bill Gothard had behaved in an inappropriate sexual manner with them while they were interning at IBLP? Five of them have filed a law suit against the board of IBLP. You know who sits on the board for IBLP? Duggar friend and reality television patriarch Gil Bates. This is all so very incestuous in the weirdest way. … [Read more...]

News: Law & Order SVU is Preparing an Episode Based Upon the Duggar Family

Earlier today something that has been rumored about for a few months was confirmed by NBC. One of their most popular long-running crime dramas, 'Law & Order: SVU' is doing an episode based upon the news that Josh Duggar molested four of his sisters and an unrelated girl. L&O has always prided themselves on doing 'ripped from the headlines' television with storylines right out of the headlines. This continues in that tradition.Here's what the episode is about from The Huffington Post: … [Read more...]