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Ben Seewald to Jessa Duggar: Hurry Up & Get Pregnant Again!

Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar have been busy.

The young couple has welcomed two children in just three years of marriage, and it seems that they have no intention of stopping there.

Or at least Ben has no intention of stopping there.

If you’re a fan of the Duggar clan, you may have been disappointed to learn that Monday night’s episode of Counting On was a season finale.

But fear not – the Duggars are taking an etremely brief hiatus and will be back with a whole batch of new episodes this summer.

“It’s crazy how much has changed in our family over the past year and there’s so much more to come,” Jessa in a recent teaser for the summer season.

“Babies, relationships and milestones are always happening.”

Sure, there are the upcoming milestones that we already knew about – we’ll get to see Joy-Anna Duggar welcome her baby; Jinger and Kendra are still expecting; preparations for the wedding of Josiah and Lauren Swanson are under way…

But could it be that Jessa is hinting at yet another majot development that will come as a surprise to Duggar fans?

“What if we have another kid by the end of four years?” Ben says to Jessa in the preview.

Jessa is a Duggar, so obviously she’s open to the idea of having more children … eventually.

But it sounds like Ben is talking about expanding the family ASAP – and Jessa comes off as less than thrilled by that prosepct.

In fact, at one point in the preview, she bemoans the 

“There’s days where it feels like we have just hardly any time in the evening together,” she complains.

Of course, like her sisters, Jessa was raised with the idea that the primary function of women is to breed.

So you can bet that Jessa is open to the idea of bringing more little bundles of joy into the world eventually.

But perhaps she’d like to wait until her first two sons are a but more independent.

“It seems like our family never slows down,” Jessa says at one point in a tone that could be taken as more resigned tha excited.

“You never know what’s going to happen next,” Joy-Anna adds.

Any new mother can imagine the fatigue that Jessa must be feeling at this point.

Unfortunately, like other new moms, Jessa isn’t permitted to tell her husband that she’s at the end of her rope.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversal family.

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Joy-Anna Duggar: Jill & Jessa Are My Mom Idols!

Last month, Joy-Anna Duggar welcomed her first child, a son named Gideon.

Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest challenges, but fortunately, when it comes to being a mom, Joy has plenty of role models to turn to.

In a new interview with Us magazine, Joy opens up about the ways in which Jill and Jessa Duggar’s parenting skills made her more confident about starting a family of her own.

“I’ve seen their consistency and diligence and I can apply those things to my life and into my parenting,” she tells the mag.

Joy married Austin Forsyth back in May, and she got pregnant almost immediately afterward.

By contrast, her sister Jinger Duggar was married to Jeremy Vuolo for over a year before she announced that she’s expecting.

But despite the very different paths to motherhood they’ve taken, Jinger and Joy both look to their older sisters for encouragement and inspiration.

Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child at the moment, and she also says her older sisters have been instrumental in helping her prepare for first-time motherhood.

Jinger says that while she shares Joy’s respect for her sisters’ work ethic, she feels the most valuable thing she learned from her older siblings is the importance of self-care for new moms:

“If you need to take a nap or lay down in the middle of the day, don’t feel bad,” Jinger tells the tabloid.

Jinger’s exact due date isn’t known, but her pregnancy overlapped with Joy’s and she remembers that time as uniquely special:

“It’s been a really unique experience in that we’re getting to share all of the different changes that our bodies are going through and can talk about them and encourage each other. It’s definitely been nice,” Jinger reveals.

Adding to the excitement is the fact that the girls’ sister-in-law, Kendra Caldwell, is also pregnant.

Kendra married Joseph Duggar back in September of 2017, and like Joy, she commenced the business of starting a family right away.

All three women say the experience of being pregnant together has helped them form a deeper bond.

And we’re sure they’ll remain as tight as Jill and Jessa are as the years go on.

Watch Counting On online to keep up with all the courtships, weddings, and births.

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Jessa Duggar: ACTUALLY Pregnant With Third Child?!

Lately, speculation that Jessa Duggar is pregnant with her third child has been running rampant amongst fans of her famous family.

But as the weeks and months fly by with no word from Jessa or her husband, Ben Seewald, it begins to seem less and less likely that there’s any truth to the reports.

After all, pregnancy news is the Duggars’ bread and butter.

Generally, expectant Duggar moms can’t wait to share the news with fans.

So why would Jessa and Ben keep their big news under wraps?

Obviously, the fans simply got it wrong this time, right?

Well, not necessarily …

“Jessa is definitely pregnant and will be making an announcement in April,” a source close to the family tells In Touch.

As for why the Seewalds would be so hesitant to share the news publicly, the insider says there’s a perfectly good reason for that:

“They have been keeping the news under wraps, partly because it was in the early stages and also because she did not want to take away from the news that her brother Josiah [Duggar] and Lauren [Swanson] are getting married,” the tipster claims.

Yes, it seems in an act of sisterly love (and media savvy), Jessa decided that it’s best not to overwhelm social media with a deluge of Duggar news.

And there’s certainly been no shortage of developments to keep the family’s most obsessive followers satisfied.

As many have pointed out, if the news about Jessa is true, that would mean she learned she’s expecting not long after the world found out that Jinger Duggar is pregnant.

Jinger is five months along, which means we could be looking at back-to-back Duggar births less than a month apart.

And of course, Josiah and Lauren are engaged, which means a wedding is likely on the agenda for this summer as well.

We suppose this steady stream of developments was to be expected as the eldest Duggars reached marrying and child-bearing age, but still – even Jim Bob and Michelle must be starting to feel overwhelmed.

Watch Counting On online to try and keep track of all the comings and goings in Tontitown.

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Jessa Duggar Reveals Son’s Health Condition, Gets Criticized For Negligence

Jessa Duggar just can’t seem to catch a break lately.

It seems that ever since Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, was fired from Counting On, the scrutiny of Jessa and her family has only intensified.

On social media, Jessa has remained as famous as ever amongst obsessive Duggar fans.

Unfortunately, these days, her interactions with her followers tend to be strangely hostile.

More often than not the negativity takes the form of critical comments about Jessa’s parenting.

In recent months, Jessa has been slammed by fans for everything from failing to properly homeschool her children to putting them in harm’s way by living to close to a highway.

Needless to say, followers have devoted a shocking amount ot time to combing through her social media posts in search of something to get angry about.

Sometimes, however, the outrage stems not from a minor background detail in a photo on Jessa’s Instagram, but from comments she’s made on her family’s popular reality show.

And it seems a minor revelation Jess made on this week’s episode has the Duggar faithful all whipped up into a frenzy. 

“When Henry was about three months old, he had what appeared to be ‘cradle cap,'” Jessa told the camera.

“But I tried a lot of different washes, lotions, creams, and things like that, and then I started to figure it out that this was actually eczema and probably an allergy.”

She added that the problem is persistent, and that she and husband Ben Seewald are often forced to take action in order to stop Henry from making things worse:

“Henry has some pretty bad flare-ups on his head and in his neck creases and so we have to keep socks on his hands to keep him from scratching it,” Jessa added.

Apparently, a sizable percentage of the Counting On audience is made up of medical professionals, and many of them feel that Jessa is to blame for her son’s condition:

“I just saw the episode of Henry and his eczema allergy. I saw you eating eggs, and eggs can also be a huge flare up,” wrote one viewer on Mrs. Seewald’s Instagram page.

“My son has eczema too, we found out it’s a wheat, egg, and soy allergy,” wrote another.

“Cut gluten, dairy, and sugar,” advised a third, cautioning that scents and lotions Jessa is using might also be making the problem worse.

We’re sure most of these folks intended to be helpful, but the tone often comes off as a but smug and scolding – especially since Jessa already addressed these possible causes in Monday’s episode:

“I’m trying to address what’s irritating his stomach and trying to eliminate things from my diet to see what’s up,” she said on the show.

“I’ve cut out all inflammatory foods: gluten, dairy, corn, nuts. It’s just a matter of figuring out what it is.”

So there you have it, folks – Jessa seems to have access to the same medical information as the rest of us.

But we’re sure that won’t keep you from offering unsolicited advice.

Watch Counting On online to find more reasons to get on Jessa’s case!

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Jessa Duggar: SLAMMED For Endangering Children!

Back in October of 2016, Jessa Duggar posted photos of her “messy” house in an effort to demonstrate to fans that despite her wealth and fame, she understands the challenges of raising young children.

And she was promptly roasted to a crisp by an army of angry mom-shamers.

Fans slammed Jessa for raising her children in unsafe conditions.

They cited dirty dishes and a full diaper pail as risk factors that could potentially make her two sons sick.

Jessa didn’t respond, but her most devoted followers came to her defense, rightly arguing that the house really wasn’t in all that terrible of a state.

One would think that after being mess shamed by thousands of concern trolls, Jessa would refrain from posting any photos or videos of her house for a while.

But earlier this week, she proved that the haters can’t get her down by sharing this video of her youngest son, Henry:

“Henry discovered a new game last night,” Jessa catpioned the pic.

As a sort of preemptive response to the inevitable backlash, Jessa assured fans that steps were taken to ensure Henry’s safety:

“(And daddy came to aid by moving hard objects from the fall zone and padding the area with pillows and blankets),” she wrote.

But not surprisingly, fans still saw cause for concern:

“What he is doing is potentially dangerous though,” wrote one follower.

“Plus it is teaching the wrong way to use a slide. He chews on tags, water bottle caps, misuses the slide. SMH, can’t they parent these kids?!!!”

The comment refers to a recent incident in which Henry was seen chewing on a tube of ointment in a brief online video.

This is the second child endangerment controversy in as many weeks for Jessa, who was recently criticized for allegedly allowing her children to play near a busy highway.

In actuality, the children were playing under adult supervision in Jessa’s backyard, but the house is situated near a highway, which was all the ammo fans needed to launch a full-scale assault on her parenting abilities.

We’re guessing Jessa will probably be taking a break from Instagram sometime in the near future.

Watch Counting On online in order to get caught up in time for tonight’s season premiere.

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Jessa Duggar Claps Back at Mom-Shaming Fan!

Jessa Duggar has had enough!

The mother of two is criticized for just about everything these days from her “messy” home to the way she homeschools her kids.

And it seems she’s finally decided to give the internet’s most vocal mom-shamers a piece of her mind.

The latest snide remark was seemingly provoked by nothing.

On a photo of Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, a follower commented, “Training is for dogs, not humans.”

The remark references the Duggars use of the word “training” when discussing child-rearing.

Jessa and her sisters are often criticized for advocate such practices as “blanket training,” in which a child is told to remain seated on a blanket and struck with an object if he fails to do so.

At times, Jessa has graciously acknowledged that some of her family’s practices can seem extreme to outsiders.

This time, however, she was having none of it:

“We train for occupations, we train for jobs, we hire personal trainers for fitness… and we train/teach our kiddos for right behavior in the hopes that they will grow up to be caring, thoughtful and responsible adults,” she responded.

“But I agree—dogs are not humans. Thank you for making that distinction,” Jessa added.

Like we said, Jessa clearly didn’t feel like turning the other cheek this time.

And naturally, her fans responded as though they’d just witnessed the climactic rap battle in 8 Mile:

“Mic drop… nice reply Jessa,” commented one follower.

“You seem like an amazing mother! Keep doing what you’re doing!” remarked another.

“I love that you comment on negative comments and defend yourself you are a great mom. Dont ever let ANYONE. tell you different,” offered a third.

Maybe next time, snarky Instagram users who feel the need to point out that diaper pail is full will think twice.

No one wants to catch the wrath of Angry Jessa.

Watch Counting On online for more of the usually calm and collected Jessa Duggar-Seewald.

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Jessa Duggar Slammed for Endangering Baby Henry

Jessa Duggar Seewald’s parenting is one again being brought into question.

Followers have seen photos of filth in her home before, but sometimes what looks like clutter can become a genuine safety hazard. Especially when you have two very small children.

Is Jessa endangering little Henry?

Stained sheets (still on the bed), dust bunnies, and inescapable clothing piles aren’t an ideal way to keep one’s home.

But, to hear critics tell it, poor housekeeping is the least of Jessa Duggar’s alleged ineptitudes.

Jessa has been slammed for not homeschooling her kids correctly after it seemed that Spurgeon (who’s only a toddler) had misidentified some shapes and wasn’t exactly a master of spelling.

Some would question whether there’s any “correct” way to homeschool your kids, but any reasonable person can say that a kid not spelling things correctly as a toddler is not the same thing as having atrocious spelling when they’re actually old enough to go to school.

This, however, is a matter of real safety for her young baby.

In a recent post, Jessa shared a (sped up) video of little Henry Wilberforce Seewald gleefully climbing up a small plastic slide and then sliding back down it.

On its own, it looks cute. He’s having a good time unwittingly reenacting the myth of Sisyphus in a gleeful modern adaptation.

Jessa’s caption reads:

“Henry discovered a new game last night. (And daddy came to aid by moving hard objects from the fall zone and padding the area with pillows and blankets.”

For some parts of the video, Ben Seewald can be seen doing just that … sort of clumsily. We even see him spot Henry a couple of times.

For the most part, though, Henry seems to be on his own. And fans have to ask why there were “hard objects” surrounding his play area to begin with.

And why his mother let him play alone instead of being right by his side to catch him if he should fall.

Jessa Seewald only captioned this one “a boy and his car,” but you don’t need captions to notice potential dangers.

As fans and critics alike were quick to point out, the Seewald’s have an unprotected fireplace just inches from where Henry is playing.

Babies fall all of the time, folks.

If you’re wondering if there’s a difference between hitting your head on wood and hitting it on solid stone, there is.

Furthermore, the risk of hitting a soft baby head on the edge of stone like that? However unlikely, no parent wants to take that chance.

Plenty of parents would sensibly place a protective border such as decorative pillows around it. Most would just be right by him as he plays beside it.

There’s more to criticisms of Jessa Duggar’s parenting than accusations that she lets her baby play in unsafe surroundings.

Recentlys, fans tore Jessa a new one after she let Henry play with and even chew on a tube of “butt paste.”

The colorfully named product is supposed to be a balm for diaper rash (it’s also used to treat a variety of skin conditions, though it takes a certain degree of stoicism to rub “butt paste” on one’s elbow).

If ingested, it could give precious baby Henry Wilberforce Seewald some very unpleasant symptoms.

There are a bajillion possible chew toys in this world. Maybe Jessa could find some that are actually safe.

Are all of these criticisms warranted or are these just frustrations expressed by critics who really dislike the Duggar family?

The fact of the matter is that mom-shaming is rampant on the internet, and Jessa’s been mom-shamed over some things that aren’t actually bad.

Safety issues, however, are important. That’s not a personal choice, that’s your baby’s life and their entire future.

Doesn’t little Henry deserve a safe place to play, where no “hard objects” need to be removed?

And isn’t it fair to suggest that Jessa shouldn’t wait for Ben to come home before she makes her son’s play area safe?

Fans think so.

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Jessa Duggar: PROOF That Shes’s Pregnant With Baby #3!

Jessa Duggar has been keeping a low profile in recent weeks.

That can only mean one thing, of course.

Jessa is pregnant with her third child!

Okay, so it could mean many different things, but for obvious reasons, fans assume absentee Duggars are expecting.

And this time, they may have evidence to support their suspicions.

According to In Touch, an anonymous Duggar insider answered fan questions on Reddit this week.

In the past, these AMA (“ask me anything”) sessions have yielded some accurate and useful information.

So it stands to reason that Duggar fans take them as gospel.

“I have some insider news… Jessa is preggers!” the insider wrote.

The source went on to offer some credentials:

“I have evangelical family members who live near Fayetteville and they run with the same crowd as the Duggars, who they mingle with sometimes,” she claimed.

“I visited them last week/weekend and my cousin took me and my one-year-old with her and her kids to a group playdate thing at someone’s house, and Jessa was there with her boys.”

She added that Jessa, though not unfriendly, was a bit standoffish:

“Jessa didn’t say much to me and she — and a few other moms — kind of had an air around them that exuded exclusivity if you know what I mean?” she wrote.

“I got the vibe that she disliked outsiders so I didn’t try to talk to her.

“But she had a noticeable baby bump. Her shirt was somewhat tight so it was obvious that she was pregnant and definitely past the stage of eating too much for dinner the previous night. She appeared 3-4 months pregnant.”

Okay, so maybe it’s not the world’s most reliable account, but coming on the heels of recent reports about Jessa being pregnant, it sounds a bit more convincing.

For their part, Jessa and Ben have remained mum, but insiders say they talk about expanding their family almost constantly.

In other words, don’t be surprised to hear an official announcement in the very near future.

In the meantime, watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald: Slammed For Endagering Kids AGAIN!

It’s been a full year since Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald welcomed their second child, and the couple has been subjected to a non-stop torrent of criticism ever since. 

Part of the problem is that Jessa and Ben are members of the famous/infamous Duggar clan, meaning their every move is dissected in search of potential controversies.

But part of the problem is that Jessa and Ben really do make some questionable decisions as parents.

When fans criticize Jessa’s messy home, that’s a case in which their just zeroing in on minor Duggar controversies for target practice so that they’ll be ready to take aim when something major happens.

When folks are worried that Jessa’s not properly homeschooling her kids, that might come from a place of genuine concern.

We’ll leave it up to you decide which category the most recent mini-scandal falls into.

It all started when “fans” (read: stalkers) noticed something interesting about Jessa and Ben’s address.

Apparently, a glance at Google Maps reveals that ther house is located right next to a stretch of Interstate 49 that’s known to be one of the most dangerous in the country.

The aerial view also reveals that the Seewalds don’t have a fence around their property.

Naturally, these facts sent Duggar obsessives into a tizzy.

But the question remains – are they worried about the safety of toddler Spurgeon and baby Henry, or do they just enjoy ragging on Jessa and Ben?

Not surprisingly, this is far from the first parenting controversy the Seewalds have been involved in in recent weeks.

In an Instagram story posted last week Jessa shared an Instagram story in which eldest son Spurgeon reads a book.

(This may have been in response to claims that her children are not being properly educated.)

The video showed Henry playing in what appeared to be a clean and empty fireplace.

Despite the fact that the child was in no immediate danger, Jessa’s followers absolutelt lost their mnds.

“Am I the only one who noticed the baby playing in the fireplace?!” one commenter wrote.

“So cute. But the baby at the fireplace,” remarked another

“Meanwhile, the baby is playing with the fireplace!!” a third commented.

Yes, such is life for Jessa Duggar.

You’d think she would just make her social media accounts private, but then she wouldn’t be doing her part to promote the family brand.

Watch Counting On online for more on Jessa and Ben’s controversial parenting techniques.

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Jessa Duggar SLAMMED: Is She Endangering Her Baby?

Like it or not, the new season of Counting On premieres on February 26th.

Unlike her sister Jill or Jill's husband Derick Dillard, Jessa Seewald will be back on the show with her very young sons, Spurgeon and Henry.

The show isn't even out yet, and fans are once again mortified by Jessa's parenting. Is she endangering her children?

No one in their right mind looks to the Duggars as any sort of bastion of good parenting advice — or good advice in general.

But people have seen Jessa Duggar Seewald with a particularly critical eye.

Sometimes, Jessa gets mom-shamed unfairly. It happens. People jump to conclusions or just don't know proper parenting.

But this isn't just haters — there are genuine fans of the Duggars and of Jessa herself who are worried about the well-being of her children.

And a photo that she recently shared on Instagram — meant to be "cute" — isn't exactly reassuring people who wonder if she has what it takes to be a good parent.

Take a look.

First of all, Henry Wilberforce Seewald is an adorable little baby. That much, no one is questioning.

But do you notice what he has in his mouth?

That is butt paste — which, as ridiculous and perhaps gross as it sounds, is designed to be applied topically to treat diaper rash (and, as it turns out, can also address other skin conditions such as psoriasis).

Henry, like any little one-year-old, is eager to put things in his mouth.

Part of that is to learn more about his world — which is why babies put things in their mouths. Part of it is because he is likely teething.

Fans and followers of Jessa were quick to point out the danger, writing in the comments:

"Why are you allowing him to do this?"

Not just allowing — she photographed him while he was doing it.

"Ingestion of that stuff will cause violent vomiting — I know from firsthand experience."

It's not clear if this happened to this commenter or to a baby in their care. Either way, it sounds really unpleasant.

"I didn't let my babies chew on tubes of diaper rash cream or butt paste. There is absolutely no excuse to let him. I'm sure he has toys he can chew on."

Though other fans rushed to Jessa's defense, she quickly found herself the subject of criticisms for a different parenting fail altogether.

Once again, as you'll see in the video below, it involves Jessa, Instagram, and Henry.

This time, Spurgeon is involved.

Though fans have pointed out that Jessa might not be great at homeschooling her kids, she's teaching Spurgeon and he has a book open.

A wholesome video above reproach, right?

Except that it doesn't take an eagle-eyed viewer to notice Henry in the background, playing with the fireplace grate.

As cute as it is to see little Spurgeon exclaim "amazing!" whenever she turns the page, a lot of people were worried about Henry.

For one thing, children shouldn't associate the fireplace with a place to play. At all. 

The bigger issue, however, is that Henry could easily fall and injure his fragile little baby head on the hearth.

Jessa has Spurgeon in her lap, and there's simply no way that she could dive across the room in time to heroically save her baby mid-fall.

Jim Bob and Michelle had a small army of children, but it looks like Jessa is a little overwhelmed by just two.

See for yourself and decide if fans are being overly harsh to Jessa.

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