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Audrey Roloff: Sorry, God, I’ll Instagram Less Often!

Audrey Roloff has an important and surprising announcement to make.

Actually, before she does so, Audrey Roloff has a precious and adorable photo to share:

Perfect, right?

How does the Little People, Big World star do anything that doesn’t involve cuddling her daughter, Ember Jean?!?

Sadly, however, fans of the reality star may not be seeing many more pictures such as this going forward.

Audrey announced as a caption to the cute snapshot that she may be posting less frequently on Instagram going forward.

And she share an interesting reason why.

“All cozied up with my sweet little Ember. She warms my heart, get it. Snuggling her is my favorite,” opened Roloff.

She then delved into more profound and religious detail:

“Ok so… I’ve been convicted on something lately… As much as l love sharing my life with y’all and what I’ve learned/am learning, l never want to be someone who spends more time sharing on social media than l do seeking the Lord and searching His truths.”

Audrey, of course, has always been very open about her faith.

“I know this might sound a little contradictory, cause here l am sharing this, but maybe some of you can relate?” she continued,adding:

“In a world that invites us to share share share, l want to seek seek seek. Instead of always reaching for my phone to document a moment or share on social media, l want to be more concerned with seeking God in those moments and listening for what He might have to share with me!

This is a common critique of social media, of course.

Not the connection to God necessarily, but the fact that some people spend more time documenting their lives than living their lives.

“Don’t get me wrong, l love sharing and engaging with you all in this space,” Audrey concluded.

“But it should always come second to time with my Creator and redeemer.

“I want to be someone who spends more time reading truth, engaging wisdom, and listing for His still small voice, than sharing my own incomplete oversimplified perspectives.”

Roloff has also faced a lot of unfair criticism as a result of her frequent Instagram posting.

She was somehow dragged online for this simple photo of her daughter, for example.

This may explain why Jeremy recently expressed support for his beloved soulmate.

“Im so proud of my wife. These last few weeks have been pretty tough on her,” Jeremy wrote yesterday.

“(If you watch our stories you know what I’m talking about) But she’s been a trooper and I’m thankful that I have her as a teammate.”

Hey, whatever makes you feel happy and content, Audrey.

We adore seeing these Ember Jean photos, but we support whatever decision you make in this regard.

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Amy Roloff: Engaged to Chris Malek?!? This is Why Fans Think So

Just a few days ago, we posed a simple, albeit intriguing, question:

Is Amy Roloff ready to marry Chris Malek?

This seemed like a natural inquiry to toss out to the Internet, considering Amy and Chris have been dating for several months and are clearly very smitten with each other.

They spend holidays together, they go on vacations together, they are very much…together.

So now, as a follow-up to that aforementioned question, we now pose another:

Is Amy Roloff engaged to Chris Malek?

Instagram is abuzz with this possibility on the heels of Amy’s latest shared photo, which you can take a close look at above.

See that rock on her right hand? It’s definitely new.

And it may be an engagement ring!

“I am super excited to ring in the wintry season with my new @fabfitfun winter box!” wrote Roloff as a caption to the photo, adding:

“I can’t wait to use my new Ponte Studio Aloe Infused Socks! I definitely recommend you head over to www.fabfitfun.com and use my code ROLOFF for $ 10 off your first box!

“The box also raises awareness to The American Heart Association so be sure to show your support and snag a box of your own!!”

Look past the promotion of socks and the savings you can earn at that website and read that caption again.

Notice the sixth word in Amy’s caption?

RING!

Is she trying to tell us something? To point our attention to a certain piece of jewelry on her finger?

Amy and Matt Roloff filed for divorce two years ago.

Both have moved on and are now in serious relationships, with Little People, Big World viewers a tad critical of each.

Matt is dating Caryn Chandler, who served for awhile as his family’s farm manager, which means she knows Amy pretty well and was close to the stars back when they were married.

That’s awkward.

It’s less clear why anyone has taken issue with Amy and Chris.

They seem like a regular, perfectly content pair… and yet they’ve faced their fair share of criticism over the Internet.

Take this Instagram user’s recent comment, for example:

“Big mistake, believe me, Amy can do better [than Chris]. He’s just in it for the game [and] getting his face out there.”

There’s really no evidence to back this accusation up.

There’s no reason to think that Malek is using Amy for fame or money at all.

“Try not to make quick assumptions about anyone from what you see on an edited show,” Amy wrote in response to this critique, sort of slamming her reality series in the process.

Good for Amy for standing up for her man, right?

Or for her fiance, perhaps we should write?

We’ll be keeping a close eye on her Instagram and Facebook pages to see if she confirms this rumor or not in the coming days.

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Audrey Roloff Chronicles Emotional Breastfeeding Journey

When it comes to motherhood, Audrey Roloff is doing her best to keep it real.

Yes, the Little People, Big World star is beyond grateful and happy to have given birth to her first child on September 10.

But, no, the experience so far has not been easy.

Roloff has been an open book when it comes to this unfortunate fact, admitting weeks ago that she was even suffering from bouts of postpartum depression.

This was largely linked to a diagnosis of mastitis, which is a condition that makes breastfeeding painful.

Like, VERY painful.

Like, so painful that Audrey compared it to natural childbirth.

How is she doing these days when it comes to providing sustenance for her daughter?

Audrey just updated fans with an emotional Instagram post.

“I always thought breastfeeding was a choice,” it begins.

“People would often ask me if l was going to breastfeed when I was pregnant and l always answered with a determined yes.

“But after Ember was born, l realized that for some people, it’s not a choice.”

For some people, the reality star realized, it’s too painful to continue doing.

“My breastfeeding journey has not been easy,” she added.

“After sharing with you all a little bit about the struggles l have had feeding Ember, l realized that so many of you have gone through, or are currently going through, similar pains, heart aches, and challenges.”

Audrey drew strength from her faith and from a supportive husband during her lowest times.

She went into detail about those times in this post:

About 24 hours after Ember was born, l became severely engorged. The nurses at the hospital admitted to it being the worse case they’d ever seen.

l couldn’t put my arms at my sides or hold Ember – except to feed, and feeding was so painful because l was also badly blistered/bruised (we later found out Ember had a significant lip and tounge tie).

Not to mention, what they had to do to “get me flowing” was excruciating. l thought the pain was supposed to be over once they laid her on my chest?

But people just don’t talk enough about the after labor pains…

It’s true.

People often assume that once a baby is born, the rest is a piece of cake.

Physically, at least.

“Three days after coming home from the hospital, l came down with mastitis,” Audrey explains.

“The antibiotics for my infection, stress, Ember’s lip and tounge tie, sleep deprivation, and some misguided medical advice caused my milk supply to completely tank.

“l was devastated and even told by a pediatrician and lactation consultant that l would probably not ever be able to exclusively breastfeed Ember.

“She was having trouble gaining weight and they were concerned. They also thought l had insiffienct granular tissue.”

Over the past few weeks, though, as evidenced by an influx of Ember Jean photos, it’s clear that things have taken a positive turn.

Mom, Dad and Daughter have figured things out and are doing a lot better.

Ending her Instagram note on a positive message, Audrey wrote of the first photo shared above:

“Here we are two months later and Ember has been exclusively breastfeed for the past 5 weeks!!! So much hard work and prayers have come to fruition.”

This is great news!

We’re so happy to hear it!

Concludes the star:

“Two days ago l came down with mastitis again… but l was reminded that even though this journey still poses its challenges, being able to feed my daughter from my own body brings me incomparable joy.

“l will defintely be sharing more about this journey on my blog eventually.

“But l just wanted to share this here and now in case there are other new mamas out there that could be encouraged and filled with hope by my testimony.”

We very much appreciate Audrey sharing her story with us.

We continue to wish her luck and we continue to appreciate all the pictures she posts.

Ember is adorable!

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Jackson Roloff Turns 6 Months. And He’s Now Doing THIS!

Tori Roloff has shared an update on her son via Instagram that has fans of Little People, Big World asking one important question:

WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?!?

Does it not seem like just yesterday that Tori and Zach Roloff were awaiting their first child’s birth?

And like just last week that Tori and Zach were introducing Jackson Kyle to the world?

In actuality, the latter event took place six months ago, nearly to the day, as Tori just shared a photo of her infant in celebration of Jackson’s six-month birthday.

(He was born on May 10, 2017.)

“We officially have a kid who is half way to one year!” Roloff wrote to kick off a lengthy caption to the above photo.

To the precious and adorable above photo, we should write.

As Tori has done in the past on occasions such as this, the beloved TLC star went on to list a few of her son’s most recent milestones and accomplishments.

And she began with the one all new parents look forward to the most.

“Jackson is sleeping through the night,” Tori wrote excitedly, including with these incredible words the emoji of hands clapping.

What else can the Little People, Big World star pass along about her firstborn?

He survived his first pumpkin season and LOVED IT.

He was a pumpkin for Halloween!

He has cut his first tooth.

He can roll from his back to his stomach (if he wants to).

Also… still trying to regroup after daylight savings.

Tori concluded her post by writing “Love you Baby J! Keep growing!” and by adding:

“Ps. These little photo shoots are getting harder and harder.”

We’re pretty certain she means they are getting cuter and cuter… because just look at that hat on Jackson! Totes adorbs!

At some point in the fairly near future, we’ll be seeing Jackson and his parents on the small screen again.

TLC is yet to announced a return date for Little People, Big World, but Amy Roloff recently said the show would return in March at the latest.

We can’t wait.

We’re excited to see Jackson in action, moving all around and growing up before our eyes, while also getting a glimpse at the young life of his cousin, Ember Jean.

In the meantime, here’s a look at our favorite Roloff family photos:

UPDATE: 

Tori shared this emotional message not long after posting the above update:

After breastfeeding for the last 6 months we introduced solid food to Jackson tonight.

Although we’re still doin our thing it felt like the first time I have to let go of my baby a little. We worked so hard to get where we are with BFing and I’m proud of the two of us but it was a glimpse into baby J already becoming more independent.

Before i know it he’ll be in college right? It all goes by so quickly.

The other day I looked up the meaning of Jackson and it is this: God has been gracious; has shown favor. Are you kidding me? That’s exactly what I feel every time J looks at me with those beautiful blue eyes.

i never knew one person can make you love so much. He makes me love God more, and Zach more, and myself more.

i just pray this boy knows the love he exudes and that he shares it with the world always.

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Audrey Roloff: This is Why We Named Our Daughter Ember

On September 10, 2017, Audrey and Jeremy Roloff welcomed their first child into the world.

She is named Ember Jean Roloff.

Yes, Ember.

While there is no debate over just how cute Ember is, there's been some discussion online over the origin of that first name.

How did the Little People, Big World stars arrive at such an unusual moniker?

On the occasion of Ember's two-month birthday, Audrey has explained it all…

1. Happy 2 Months!

Ember at 2 months
“Our Ember girl is 2 MONTHS OLD today and she’s already growing into her name,” wrote Audrey as a caption to the photo above.

2. She Continued:

Ember makes a face
“The dictionary defines EMBER as ‘a small live piece of coal wood etc in a dying fire. The remains of a fire. A glowing fragment from fire.'”

3. Tell Us More, Audrey!

Ember jean
“Embers are GLOWING – they can light up an entire room, forest or field.”

4. What Else Went Into the Naming Process?

Ember and wipes
“Embers are ENDURING – they are the fiercest remains of a fire and radiate a substantial amount of heat long after the fire has been extinguished.”

5. An Ember is Practically a Miracle Worker

Cradling ember
“Embers offer REVIVAL – when a fire is dying the embers can bring it back to life!”

6. A Welcome Warm Light

Jer aud and ember
“Embers are WELCOMING – they are inviting. They draw people in by their warmth and light.”

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Audrey Roloff: Did She Really Endanger Her Daughter?!?

Audrey Roloff is doing her best as a first-time parent.

We really hope everyone can agree on that.

But the Little People, Big World star has come under fire a few times for what trolling Internet users have deemed to be #MotherhoodFails.

What are some examples of these supposed fails?

Scroll down for a look at the latest, and then click through the gallery below for a look back at what else online critics have accused poor Audrey of doing wrong…

1. Mother and Daughter

Cradling ember
Audrey Roloff gave birth to Ember Jean on September 10. She struggled at first with painful breastfeeding and admitted to bouts of postpartum depression.

2. But Things Have Been Getting Better

Such a cute family
That much is clear, based on how often Audrey and Jeremy have been sharing cute family pictures over the past couple weeks.

3. Wiped Out

Ember and wipes
However, Audrey then shared this photo on Facebook and wrote as a caption: “Just got my monthly Young Living order and had to stock up on these because they are the best wipes on the planet. Seriously they smell so heavenly and work insanely well. Like 1 wipe per poop well.”

4. She’s Faced Backlash For It

Audrey and ember on the farm
First, for using Ember as a means to promote a product. Some critics have accused Audrey of exploiting her daughter.

5. Second, Because Wipes are Heavy

Second because wipes are heavy
As you can see here, some comments have questioned why Audrey would place such heavy items all over her sleeping baby.

6. The Silly Debate Raged On

The silly debate raged on
Sides have been taken on Audrey’s Facebook page.

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Amy Roloff: Is She Ready to Marry Chris Marek?

Amy Roloff’s relationship with Chris Marek has somehow proven to be controversial, earning her some totally unwarranted hate.

But the Little People, Big World star doesn’t let the trolls keep her from enjoying her romance.

Are Amy and Chris preparing to take this to the next level and get married?

Little People, Big World is more than just an entertaining reality series about a captivating and often relatable family.

The Roloff family’s show has educated audiences about dwarfism and, more significantly, served as a positive portrayal of little people that is often hard to find on reality television.

(Or elsewhere, really. It’s Little People, Big World and Game of Thrones and … that’s about it for positive portrayals)

In particular, the Roloff family represents a powerful contrast from the various Little Women reality shows, whose stars tend to exhibit bad behavior.

We’re not minimizing the important of a series like Little Women: Atlanta. People need to understand that little people are, you know, people. They might drink and swear and whatever.

But little people don’t just exist for the entertainment of those of us who can reach things on high shelves. Their height doesn’t have to be a punchline.

And while the lives of the Roloffs — who are affluent reality stars who live on a farm — aren’t in any way typical, Little People, Big World does wonders in that it shows little people living their relatively normal lives and loving their family members.

Amy Roloff may no longer be married to Matt Roloff, but the two new grandparents are both central figures on the series.

Two years after Amy and Matt Roloff ended their 26-year-marriage, Amy started up a relationship with Chris Marek.

Chris Marek is not a little person, and Amy has admitted that she never really expected to find herself in a relationship with a man who wasn’t her size.

We imagine that part of that was a sort of creeping self-doubt and insecurity about whether or not a man could find her attractive. A lot of women with different disabilities feel this way.

(And have to fear chasers, who actively seek them out and may fetishize them)

But part if it must have been wondering if she could find a man who, though not a little person, would understand her and be willing to adjust his lifestyle to mesh with hers..

(Because everyday tasks and home furnishings that are convenient for little people may be inconvenient for others)

But something about Amy and Chris just works so well. The two of them have been doing weekly soup nights with friends for over a year. They go on vacations together. Amy Roloff even dressed up and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters with Chris.

But Amy Roloff has been slammed for hitting the road with Chris, because it was “too close” to Audrey Roloff’s due date.

Sometimes it seems like, no matter what Amy Roloff

Again and again, Amy Roloff has had to defend Chris Marek against haters and trolls who see her happiness and spit on it.

Some of these critics think that Chris is just chasing fame by being with Amy, though Amy has shot down this “theory.”

Interestingly, Matt Roloff doesn’t seem to get any of that vitriol even though he also divorced Amy and is also dating someone — Camryn Chandler, a family friend.

It may just be that, to a small but vocal and hateful group of Little People, Big World fans, Amy Roloff can’t do anything right. They even grandma-shame her over sweet baby photos.

We — and most fans — don’t actually think that there’s anything wrong with Amy’s relationship with Chris. But we have to wonder how far they plan to take their runaway romance?

Amy Roloff has become a grandmother this year. As she dotes on her grandbabies, fans want to know if she and Chris are prepared to tie the knot.

There’s nothing quite like becoming a grandmother to remind people that you’re not getting any younger.

Fans, who are delighted that Amy Roloff is still living on Roloff Farms and able to be so close to her family (despite some accusations that she’d moved away, right after her grandbabies were born), would love to see her and Chris do something official.

They seem closer and closer as time goes on, and now they’re celebrating holidays together. They’re really starting to look like a family.

That said, we don’t know what Amy has planned or what she’s ready for. She was married to Matt for nearly three decades. Marriage is a huge decision, at any age.

We’re sure that Amy Roloff’s supportive fans will be happy with whatever Amy chooses for herself.

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Roloff Family Photo Album: Little People, Lots of Love!

The Roloffs may be a successful reality TV family, but they are not the Kardashians.

Social media photos of this close-knit bunch do not depict teenagers in lingerie or grandparents in bikinis.

Instead, over the years, we've been treated to adorable snapshots at the family farm and/or precious pictures of newborns being cradled in the hospital.

Because we're such big fans of Little People, Big World, we've collected some of our favorite Roloff family photos in the album below.

Scroll around and enjoy!

1. Fun in a Blackout

Cute roloff photo
Amy said she went over to Zach and Tori’s house because her home lost power. And she found Jacob there as well, apparently!

2. Ember Jean: First Photo!

Ember jean first photo
Wow. What an amazing photo. Audrey Roloff has given us this look at the moment she welcomed her daughter into the world.

3. Such a Cute Family

Such a cute family
Audrey and Jeremy Roloff gush here over their daughter. Her name is Ember Jean.

4. Life on Their Farm

Life on their farm
How precious! Look at Ember with her parents in this photo on the farm. Looking good, Audrey and Jeremy!

5. All The Roloffs

All the roloffs
What a happy family! Look at this photo of every Roloff member on their beloved farm.

6. Jer, Auj and Ember

Jer auj and ember
Audrey, Ember and Jeremy Roloff make quite a sweet family, don’t they?

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Jackson Roloff Had the BEST Time at the Zoo!

Grandparents and grandchildren share a special bond. The Roloffs are certainly no exception.

Matt Roloff took to social media to share that it’s getting harder for him to spend time away from his grandbabies, even for just a few days.

And we can see why — because in the mean time, Zach Roloff took sweet baby Jackson on a surprise trip to the zoo. And these pictures are golden.

This year, Matt Roloff got to welcome two grandchildren into the world. His first two.

Early this summer, sweet Jackson Roloff was born. And then, only four months later, precious Ember Jean was born.

As a grandparent, that’s a dream come true.

(It’s also, we’re sure, exciting stuff for Zach and Tori and for Jeremy and Auj, what with becoming parents and all)

Here’s the thing, though.

Matt Roloff lives on Roloff Farms with most of the rest of his family, but he has a habit of heading down to Arizona.

Most of us are sick to death of this warm weather and would like to squeeze in a few weeks of fall weather before winter arrives, but Matt Roloff likes to enjoy downtime and the warmer weather that Arizona has to offer.

But he’s taken to social media to share how difficult that trip is becoming, for one — or two — adorable reasons.

Matt Roloff shared this precious photo of his son, Zach, and his grandson, Jackson.

Jackson, you can just barely tell, is still dressed like a pumpkin. What a delight.

Matt’s caption for the photo, however, proved to be bittersweet:

“Had to say good bye to these guys for a couple of days …”

Awww, we know that it’s not easy. Especially when you can’t explain to a baby why they won’t see you for a few days.

Matt continued: “Headed to Arizona in search of some warm sunny weather..”

Again, we’ve absolutely had our fill of warmth and sunlight for 2017, but some people like it more than others.

(And we should remember that Matt Roloff is a grandparent and some people, as they get older, become sensitive to cold, particularly in their joints)

“Getting harder and harder to leave even just for a few days. Can’t stand to miss even a minute with these precious grand kids.”

You know, that’s normal for grandparents who live exceptionally close to their grandchildren.

Kids can change overnight. What if your grandbaby learns a new word and you’re not there? What if they learn to walk?

And Zach Roloff took to Instagram to share what Jackson got up to.

Zach and Tori took Jackson on an impromptu zoo trip.

As Zach explains, he’s not usually a huge fan of the zoo:

“Great day at the Zoo and World Forestry Discovery Center Museum. Never been too much of a fan of zoos because all the people and the small enclosures but today was class. Nobody was there and the animals were all out. Great day with the family as well.”

The trick to visiting lots of places is to go there when it’s not crowded. It’s like going out to dinner on a Tuesday instead of on Friday night.

Zach also hinted at a reason that he, especially, might not be comfortable in big crowds … and it’s not his height. Not directly.

Zach ended his post with Samuel 16:7, a biblical passage about ignoring what a person looks like because what matters is what they look like on the inside.

Interestingly, in context, the passage is referring to a super good-looking man whom the faithful are supposed to reject, but we can see how the words could be a great comfort to someone who feels judged for his appearance by total strangers.

And speaking of being judged, Zach and these adorable baby photos got actual hate in the comments for going to a zoo.

Zoo animals are either born in captivity or rescued, folks. Often rescued from actual horrible conditions.

There are some bad zoos in the world, but most of them are essentially massive animal rescues with habitats and trained professionals.

Don’t hate someone for supporting an educational facility that brings joy to children while helping countless wild and even endangered species.\

Just relax and look at the cute baby:

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Amy Roloff Defends Boyfriend, Calls Little People Big World Fake!

It’s sadly no secret that Amy Roloff gets hated online by “fans.” It’s unfair in so many ways. It’s also undeserved.

Often, Amy lets it slide. She’s a grandmother and she has her own life and, quite frankly, doesn’t have to listen to trolls who comment on Instagram.

But one fans comment must have hit just the right nerve, because Amy spoke up to defend her boyfriend against the haters.

Amy Roloff has been dating Chris Marek for a while now.

And there are some haters out there who cannot stand it.

To hear some fans tell it, you’d think that Amy Roloff had developed a meth habit, set fire to Roloff farms, and flipped off her children while riding off on a motorcycle after having joined a biker gang.

In reality, Amy Roloff just … got a divorce from Matt Roloff.

Yes, they had been married for 27 years. That’s a long time to be together.

But no, she’s not a villain. She didn’t abandon their family. She still lives on Roloff farms, and she still loves her family.

Though Amy must be thoroughly accustomed to seeing and ignoring hate directed at herself from people who think that she’s a bad mother or who slam her grandma pictures, this comment got under her skin.

Why?

Because this time, the hate wasn’t directed at her.

This was clearly one of her fans.

This time, the fan’s ire was directed at Chris Marek.

Remember, in the past, Amy Roloff’s been slammed for vacationing with Chris because it was “too close” to Audrey giving birth to precious baby Ember Jean.

But that was more about shaming Amy Roloff for daring to have a life than it was about questioning Chris Marek’s motives.

A commenter wrote on Amy Roloff’s Instagram:

“Big mistake, believe me, Amy can do better [than] him, he’s just in it for the game [and] getting his face out there.”

Referring to Amy in the third person tells us that maybe this person was hoping to engage with other fans … and not expecting Amy to read and respond.

But Amy did, writing:

“Try not to make quick assumptions about anyone from what you see on an edited show.”

That’s good advice, really.

But it’s also interesting that Amy Roloff would point out that Little People, Big World is edited.

Is she calling the series fake?

We know that Amy Roloff has been spending time with Jacob Roloff, so now we’re wondering if Jacob’s belief that the series is too fake for him to support has rubbed off on her.

It’s also possible that she’s just trying to deflect criticism from Chris. That’s totally fair — she shouldn’t have to defend her relationship to total strangers.

As for the people who are spinning “theories” about why Chris Marek is dating Amy … have they considered that he likes her?

Or do these haters believe, on some level, that little people are somehow unlovable?

If so … what the heck are they doing watching Little People, Big World in the first place? Ugh.

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