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  1. sleepysuzy

    Josh & Anna Smuggar: A Series of Unfortunate Events

    The $2 million is only real eatate in one county. A previous poster said the Duggars own more property in another county, but the website that shows properties is harder to compile values in that county. Combine that with likely other investments and assets, and the $2 million is probably just a fraction of the actual total.
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    The Duggars: In the Media and TLC

    I don't think the parents being hypocrites precludes the daughters from getting restitution for an invasion of privacy. No matter how Jim and Michelle may have misrepresented the family on the show and in other public venues, the legal rights of rhe girls does not change. It smacks of victim blaming to me, especially since they were children at the time and its really their parents who made all of yhe hypocritical decisions. Joy was 5 when she was molested, and still a minor when it came out. The fact that no one - her parents or those who fulfilled the FOIA request or the media - protected her is reprehensible. Her older sisters may have been adults when the information came out, but they still are innocent victims of childhood sexual abuse, no matter how much anyone hates the family, religion, or show. Protection of minors and sex abuse victims trumps sticking it to Jim, Michelle, and Gothardism in my book.
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    Joe & Kendra: Looking Forward To Side Hugs

    My husband and I were born the same years as Ma and Pa Caldwell. She and I were both born in 1980, and Mr. Sleepy and Paul were both born in 1977. We got married much later, though, and only had 4 children before taking permanent measures to stop the baby train. We had our children in less than six years, and I have no doubt that without the vasectomy I would have another toddler and be pregnant again at this point. From that perspective, the idea that Christina would be expecting again isn't too outlandish to me. However, also like me, she could just be sporting the permanently pouchy belly of motherhood. I know not every mom gets a diastasis recti, but many pregnancies in rapid succession make it more likely.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    My son and daughter both weigh 50 lbs. They are 8 1/2 and 6 1/2 years old, respectively. Izzy just turned four. Unless he is a huge four-year-old, he should have plenty of time left in that bed. My boy is average height, clinically underweight (13th percentile), and my girl is a average for both height and weight.
  5. They live in rural WV, where there are so many children in foster care due to the drug epidemic that the Rodriguez family is not of concern. Honestly, unless you e lived there long-term, it is hard to grasp the level of social dysfunction in those communities. We are in the third, fourth, and in some families fifth generation of drug abuse, poverty so ingrained they see no way out, epidemic levels of hoarding that is symptomatic of poverty and depression, and infrastructure so bad that schools that flooded three years ago were never repaired or replaced. When you live in an area known for having the highest overdose rate in the country, a family like this can easily pass for wholesome and healthy. They may be underweight and dress strangely and wear too much makeup, but they are clean, not being injured or left alone while their parents get high, and they aren't at risk from drug paraphanlia being left around the home. CPS has much bigger problems.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    To be fair, Austin and Joy's message to which she was responding also contained 4 emojis.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    Now I wonder if Lauren's anniversary post is also indirectly referring to Joy and Austin losing Annabell. She didn't list everything, just said more downs than ups. I take that statement to be qualitative, not quantitative. She had a pregnancy loss around 9 months ago, the grandma without whose support the kids would literally not have had clean clothes passed away, and her sister-in-law had a fetal demise at a point when most people feel their pregnancies are safe, which could bring up fears of loss in all of the other pregnant women in the family as well, and even more so for someone whose only other pregnancy was a miscarriage. Lauren does not strike me as being as offensive as many others find her to be. I've been told I'm too naive and optimistic about other people, but I just don't see the point in reading everything she ( and others like Jill) say and do in the worst possible tone. I usually skew to the opposite, trying to see how something could have been meant as inoffensively as possible. I don't usually attribute malice until I have more direct evidence.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    If Joy sincerely sees Counting On as a ministry, I could see her agreeing to share all of this as a way to make her loss meaningful. It allows her to connect on a personal level to other women who have experienced such losses, which is an underrepresented population in all media. She can demonstrate how her faith helps her through her grief, with the hope that it might draw others to faith as well. The very stigma that pregnancy loss should be kept private could be the reason for making it public. It's an affirmation that her baby was real because her grief is real, and this resonates with others who have not seen their own grief and loss reflected in traditional and social media.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    My kids are only a few years older than Felicity. The giant bows were not in style yet, but headbands with giant fake flowers were. For the girls, part of the reason to put headbands on them was to train them to get used to having their hair styled. I can't stand to wear headbands or hats because I never wore them growing up, and I wanted my daughters to have a tolerance to having things on their heads so they can wear a style if they like it. I know that might sound strange, but I do not force them to wear anything they don't want to keep on. The oldest mostly keeps her hair loose, but likes hats and clips. Middle daughter keeps her hair buzzed in back and about 1.5 inches on top, but wears lots of bows and headbands. Youngest loves ponytails and bows. As long as Felicity doesn't mind the bows, I have no problem with them. Jojo Siwa and her giant bows hit the preschool crowd around a year ago, so it's a pretty mainstream trend.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    Autopsies can be done, but most families I know decline because they want to have a memorial service, burial, etc and move on. Not to get too gruesome, but babies remains are delicate and do not last long. Autopsies delay the process. Also, most of the time no definitive answer for why the baby died can be found unless it was fairly obvious at delivery, like a problem with the placenta or fetal anomaly.
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    How very sad for Joy and Austin. At the 20 week point, most women are still only seeing their providers once a month unless they have known complications in pregnancy. If you read Joy's Instagram responses from other people, you'll see lots of other women and some men are commenting with stories of their own losses, at all stages of pregnancy and even infant and child loss. Amy says she's sure Annabell is with Grandma in heaven. I don't think what Lauren said is offensive in their culture. It reads more like comfort: Annabell is not alone, she's with family and Jesus, etc.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Some anti-Semites beat you to the punch on this idea last year, and it was pretty big news. https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2018/digital/news/celebrities-duped-by-white-supremacists-into-making-anti-semitic-messages-using-video-app-1203071233/amp/ When I saw Jinger was signed up for Cameo, I remembered reading about it.
  13. https://images.app.goo.gl/YWzRk9dPUyAR1jD26 Nurie, like Jill, looks much prettier with less makeup and toned down hair.
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    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason and James

    I'm also a natural blonde with mostly invisible eyebrows and lashes, as are my children (blonde and ginger). I think we get used to seeing either dyed blonde or red hair on people with naturally darker hair, or people using makeup to fill in the color. Josie looks totally normal to me.i do not fill in or color my brows, and only wear mascara occasionally. I think it looks strange to draw even light brown eyebrows on my face, but I'm used to my natural look.
  15. Jill posted a rundown of the Keller family children on FB, and said Nathan runs a law care business with one if his brothers. She also said the courtship started a few weeks ago.