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  1. lucy711

    S01.E07 Broken Promises

    My son is 3, and while he is capable of eating in a regular chair, we put him in a high chair so he's equal in height to us. It helps him participate in the conversation. : ) He also likes having his own try in front of him. If Dracilla were my daughter, I'd never take her out of one (and I'd use the straps, too)! I'm not surprised she was in a diaper in the morning since most kids her age needs diapers at night, but she should have been changed as soon as she woke up.
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    S01.E07 Broken Promises

    I'm with you on the breakfast. On this show we see Americans all the time in foreign countries that try the native cuisine...and we make fun of them if they don't attempt to try what they are being served. If I were visiting Korea I'd want a Korean breakfast, so it's not that crazy to think a Korean couple would want to try an American meal.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I have no problem with brothers sharing a room, but I do find it odd considering that they have two extra bedrooms. That toddler bed for Izzy looks so small and uninviting. I thought Jill looked pregnant in the video, but it was probably just her frumpy style.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Yeah, I think Joy had plenty of support. I don't know how Joy feels, but I am a very quiet person and would prefer just to be with my husband and maybe my parents in a situation like this. It would overwhelm me to be with lots of people. When I'm grieving I can't handle people displaying pity toward me. It just makes me uncomfortable.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    I feel awful for Joy. Pregnancy loss at any stage is terrible, but you definitely let your guard down by the 5th month if everything has been going well. Plus, she seemed to have a healthy first pregnancy, so it must have been very shocking to her. I hope that she takes time to heal and doesn't try to rush another pregnancy. She needs time to process this loss. She also needs to keep far, far away from Lauren.
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    S01.E06: Another World

    I think Americans don't take studying a foreign language as seriously as other cultures do because you can get a good job here and be fine in most areas just learning one. But in other countries, knowing English is helpful to getting a better paying job especially in a business field. Those that take it seriously do learn other languages fluently. Plus- many Americans don't want to live overseas. Anfisa wanted to come to America. I took Spanish for 4 years in high school and then in college. I was fairly fluent but then lost it because I didn't have to use it at all after college in my job. Even though many high schools require a language, many kids will language hop because it is easier. (I used to teach in a high school and it wasn't strange for a kid who really didn't care about learning a language to take Spanish 1 for a year, followed by French 1, followed by Mandarin 1). They were thus able to fulfill the requirement but never have to worry about learning the really difficult grammar rules!
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    S01.E06: Another World

    While not the norm, I think it's fairly common for parents to sleep with their toddlers. A lot of moms do the co-sleeping thing for nursing infants now and frequently don't transition into a bed either because it's easier not to go through the transition or because they like sleeping with the kid. I know a lady who sleeps with her husband and her 2 year old and 6 year old in bed every night. Personally- not my thing. My son rolls around a lot and no one would be getting a good night's sleep in my house!
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I am Catholic, and I always thought that after marriage pretty much anything sexually was permissible so long as it remained monogamous. I was wrong. My husband and I attended a pre-marriage education class (Pre-Cana) for all couples who want to be married in the church. One lecture was on sex. We got the usual info about "natural" family planning and only having sex if we were ready to welcome a child and were told that sexual acts that didn't lead directly to conception were no bueno. I looked around the room during this, and based on people's faces, I think it's safe to say that no one was really buying this bill of goods. Incidentally, we were also given a book about sex in marriage, and one section talked about thinking of Jesus watching over you as you have sex to help you conceive a healthy child. I threw away the book after that. (Incidentally, I got married in 2009 and not 1899). So I'm sure that in Jill's faith, sexuality isn't 100% open even after marriage!
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    S01.E05: No Looking Back

    Sadly, Deavan probably fits every stereotype that Jihoon's parents have about single moms.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Yeah there are upsides and downsides to having kids at any age, but I'm not going to try for any more kids after a year or two (I'm 34) because I want to enjoy my 60s while I'm hopefully in good health and getting ready to retire instead of worrying about having minors to raise. If that means I only have the one I currently have, then so be it. I think that because we see so many celebrities having kids older (late 30s and 40s), it gives us a false rosy picture. I don't think that having a kid in your late 30s is uncommon at all, but once you hit 40, the numbers tell a different story. Celebrities have all the money at their disposal for various treatments that most of us don't. Even still, if you look at the statistics of women who can successfully conceive- naturally or with IVF- over 40- they are relatively small. Anyway, I'd rather have a few kids early like Jinger might and then enjoy my life rather than spend decades raising a small army!
  11. I don't care how many pads you put down...there is no way I'd want to deliver a baby on my couch. I've only had one kid but that amount of fluids that came out of me was astounding. I remember thinking what an epic mess it was making- and I was in a hospital! It bothers me how the Duggars think they are above hospitals but go running there when something goes wrong.
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    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    I wouldn't have been surprised if there was a man in there with Karine. Paul's nuts but him asking for a paternity test isn't that crazy considering the timeline. I feel like it's a 50-50 chance that it was him before he left Brazil or another guy shortly after he left Brazil. Of course, maybe in real life the time line makes more sense since the show seemed to portray the miscarriage and the second pregnancy as if they happened within two days of each other. The woman going to South Africa should go herself, figure out if this guy is stable, discuss how they will support themselves, and then consider bringing over the kid. As usual on this show, she is putting the cart before the horse.
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    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    After watching this episode it reminded me how Karine can look really dirty and unkempt. It's great that she is taking English classes, but how is she living? Has Paul been sending her his measly paychecks? I don't remember her ever working.
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    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    I agree. She has also been incredibly immature and begged for a baby knowing that they couldn't support the kid. Regarding Evelyn and Corey...what a disaster. I wouldn't want to become a Mormon but it was rude of her to trash Corey's religion when she was staying on his parent's property, and it's really sad that Corey can't see that she doesn't like him much at all.
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    What do these two do that they are so busy that they need a nanny? I really don't get it...especially since their daughter should be taking a long nap each day.
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