Duggars Offer Back-to-School Advice (Despite the Fact They’ve Never Sent Their Kids to School)

The days are getting shorter, the never-used golf clubs and camping equipment are gathering dust, and the nagging sense that you’re wasting the best years of your life withering away under the harsh glare of fluorescent lights in a cubicle that seems to get smaller by the day is growing more profound.

This can only mean one thing — autumn is upon us.

All over the country, kids are back in the classroom, but for the Duggar family, there aren’t too many changes around the compound this time of year.

That’s because the Duggar kids are homeschooled.

Yes, not one of Jim Bob and Michelle’s 19 kids has ever set foot inside an actual classroom.

And yet, for some reason, the family still feels it’s their duty to offer back-to-school advice to their devoted fanbase.

“I know many moms and dads are in ‘back-to-school’ mode and have a thousand things to think about and many stressors in your life,” Michelle wrote on the Duggars official Facebook page this week.

“Recently, I was reading in God’s word,” Michelle continued.

“‘Be anxious for nothing.’ It was such a beautiful reminder that God has everything in control. He is working things out on our behalf. We have to place our trust in Him and He will direct our steps.”

Decent advice, but it’s easy for someone to tell you to just chill out when they’re not the ones who have to buy their kid a separate three-ring binder for every freakin’ class.

As In Touch Weekly points out, many commenters took issue with the Duggars’ advice for stressed-out parents.

“Oh, the overt irony of that post,” wrote one Facebook user.

Others echoed the sentiment, and it’s not hard to see why they’re so resentful of advice issued by someone who simply cannot relate to their plight.

Obviously, homeschooling 19 kids is no easy task — but the Duggars have had plenty of help.

If you’re a longtime fan of the family, you probably already know that the Duggars employ a buddy system, meaning that each child is assigned a younger sibling to look after — and educate.

Now that so many Duggars have left the nest, most of the tutoring duties fall not to Michelle, but to Jana.

Yes, with the help of her friend Laura DeMasie, Jana Duggar has been homeschooling her siblings for years.

Some have gone so far as to suggest that the reason Jana is still single is that she’s so busy with helping to raise her siblings that she’s had no time to find a partner.

We don’t know if that’s true, but we do know that Michelle is not the ideal person to be dispensing back-to-school advice.


Who Is the Most Beloved Duggar? Fans Think They’ve Figured It Out!

We all like to think our parents don’t have a favorite child, but get a few drinks in any mom or dad, and you can probably coax them into admitting that they hold one of their offspring in slightly higher esteem than the rest.

Unfortunately, no one in the Duggar clan drinks, so fans had to resort to more labor-intensive methods in order to determine which of Jim Bob and Michelle’s 19 children reigns supreme.

According to an informal scoring system devised by fans and based on the family’s social media posts, a clear favorite has emerged in recent months.

And the outcome of the contest might surprise those who follow the Duggars closely.

It seems Jinger is unofficially the most favored Duggar among Duggars, this according to the number of times she appears on the family’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

Jinger is not only the number one subject on her the official Duggar Facebook account, she also enjoys the distinction of having the most photos on her siblings’ Instagrams.

That may come as something of a surprise to those who are familiar with the reputation as “the rebel Duggar” that Jinger has gained over the course of the past year.

Jinger was the first woman to wear pants in her family, the first female of her generation to move away from Arkansas, and the first to wait more than a year after her wedding to get pregnant.

Of course, living in Laredo, Texas – 750 miles away from the rest of her family in Tontitown, Arkansas – might ironically give Jinger an unfair advantage.

On top of that, Jinger fancies herself a photographer, which means she’s the most likely to pose for a selfie with her siblings, who then post the pics on their social media pages.

But maybe there’s more to it than that.

Maybe Jinger’s rebellious spirit really has made her the most beloved among her siblings.

Maybe the other Duggars are always competing for her attention or just long to bask in the presence of the first woman to finally say no to Jim Bob.

After all, that would go a long way to explaining why Jill and Jessa started wearing pants shortly after their younger sister blazed that trail.

Whatever the case, you can bet there will be a mad dash down to Laredo once Jinger welcomes her first child.

Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.


Amy Roloff and Chris Marek: Fans Think They’ve Broken Up!

Once again, it seems that Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff just can’t win.

When she’s “too close” with her boyfriend, she gets dragged for “living in sin.” by people who hate her relationship and don’t seem to like her that much, either.

But now that she’s taken a photo in which Chris Marek is conspicuously absent … fans can’t help but wonder if there’s trouble in their relationship.

Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff created a beautiful family together.

But literally all marriages end — either in death or a break-up. Amy and Matt are divorced.

Though they both still live nearby and both are very close to their children and two grandbabies (and Matt and Amy even partied together for the sake of their son), they have both moved on with their lives.

Matt Roloff has moved on with girlfriend Caryn Chandler.

And Amy Roloff has, as fans are well aware, moved on with boyfriend Chris Marek.

Amy Roloff shared this cute photo featuring herself and four friends, captioning it:

“There are treasures in life that are precious and one of them are friends. Good time w/ these friends just hanging out and listening g to local music at Pizzario Hillsboro.”

It’s always nice — for those of us who aren’t bitter that Amy has the audacity to enjoy her life after divorce — to see Amy having a good time with what she refers to as “Amy’s Second Act.”

But some fans noticed that the pic was different than most of those that Amy shares of her social life.

Because Chris Marek was nowhere to be seen.

As absurd as it sounds, people took to the captions to ask why Chris Marek, who’s usually by Amy’s side, was missing in action.

“Where is Chris on valentines day? Hmm,” one commenter wrote.

This photo was taken days before Valentine’s Day, but thanks for playing.

“Where’s Chris?” another asked, followed by another: “And Chris??”

You can almost feel their eagerness to hear of a breakup, or at least a squabble.

Others played something of a guessing game, suggesting that maybe Chris Marek had taken the photo.

For what it’s worth, Amy clarified that Chris Marek had other friends.

The fact that she even needed to respond to those questions is … absurd.

Couples don’t need to be joined at the hip at all time.

Amy Roloff doesn’t need Chris Marek as an escort wherever she goes, and the same is true of Chris.

They love each other and have a happy relationship, and can do separate activities at night. They should be able to do so without anyone freaking out.

You know what’s really at work here?

Aside from divorce-shaming and misogyny, we mean.

Some people, though they at least have enough shame to not admit it, “don’t trust” Chris Marek because they don’t think that Amy Roloff — as a little person — should be of interest to someone of Chris’ height.

That sounds to us like bigotry, pure and simple. Amy is a real person with real feelings. Chirs Marek sees her for who she is.

He doesn’t need some ulterior motive to date a woman who has a disability.


The Bachelor Fans Think They’ve Figured Out the Winner!

Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s  season of The Bachelor is nearly upon us. If you’ve been following The Bachelor Spoilers, you know how things are expected to end.

But some fans have a different theory, and it’s worth hearing out.

These fans are setting aside rumors and reports, and trying to figure out Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s choice by using math. They might be onto something.

We’ve already met all of the women competing for Arie Luyendyk Jr. on The Bachelor‘s 22nd season.

And while reports about the rumored winner sound reliable (we’ll get into that later), like a third of the fun of watching The Bachelor is trying to work out the winner for yourself.

(The messes, the feuds, the romances, the torn feelings, the hometown dates, the Bachelor Nation responses on Twitter, guessing who’ll make it to Bachelor in Paradise, figuring out who’s a hopeless romantic and who’s just there for branding, … there are a lot of fun things about this franchise, folks)

So, what are fans using to figure out the winner before the series even begins to air?


Because, as we’ve mentioned before, of the 29 contestants vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s “heart,” 4 of them are named Lauren.


That’s about 14%. That’s absurd, even for a common name.

Anyway, they figure that the odds are pretty good that it’ll be one of the Laurens. But which one?

Let’s take a look.

Lauren Burnham is known officially as Lauren B.

If you already know Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s final four, you know that Lauren makes it that far.

It’s easy to see why — she’s gorgeous.

(And some superstitious folks think that every Lauren B. might be charmed, after Lauren Bushnell)

Lauren’s a 25-year-old who works in tech sales. And, while we’re being superstitious, she’s from Dallas. Dallas girls tend to make an impression with the Bachelor Nation.

But she’s only one of the Laurens.

Lauren G — Lauren Griffin — is a 25-year-old executive recruiter from L.A.

Now, smart money says that Arie Luyendyk Jr. hasn’t suddenly developed the heart of a Disney prince and a desire to fall in love for the entertainment of ABC’s viewers.

It’s widely believed that Arie’s just looking to build his brand, which is one of many factors that made the Bachelor Nation so bewildered when showrunners selected him to play the leading man.

(Yes, we are still talking about that)

So, if Arie’s looking to network, Lauren might be able to help him out a lot with that.

Unfortunately, there’s only so much that we know about the Laurens … so far.

Lauren Jarreau is 33, which isn’t “old” but it would make her closer to Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s age than her fellow Laurens, for sure.

Some think that perhaps Arie has had his fill of pretty young thangs and would be interested in a recent graduate of a Masters program who’s closer to his age.

(But, yeah, she’s not only the eldest Lauren but also the eldest contestant this season, which … will probably come up more times than she’d like)

Lauren J. didn’t have a job listed when ABC released everyone’s names and portraits. Which is fine — she just finished a Masters program — but might not be as exciting to Arie.

Lauren Schleyer is a 31-year-old social media manager from Dallas.

Yes, another Lauren from Dallas. In one season.

(Honestly, how did the higher ups at ABC not put their foot down?)

There are, for the record, also two “Britneys” (one Brittnay and one Brittane) and two “Rebeccas” (one being Becca and the other being Rebekah).

So … if you want to not get totally lost when the season airs, you might want to start memorizing names and faces now.

Now, we’ve already heard who wins Arie Luyendyk Jr. at the end of the season. While it’s a report, and reports can be wrong, many feel that Reality Steve getting sued is an indication that these reports are the real deal.

But you never know.


Little People, Big World Cast: Look How Far They’ve Come!

Little People, Big World debuted on TLC in 2006.

Yes, 2006!

The Roloff family has therefore been in our lives for 11 years and counting, which is nothing short of incredible when you think about it.

Through many seasons of this reality show, we've seen couples get together and split up, while others have gotten married and still others have welcomed their first children.

Everyone has come a very long way.

Scroll through the photos below to see just how far each cast member has come…

1. Back in the Day…

Back in the day
How crazy is this family photo?!? Matt and Amy Roloff are no longer married and Jacob has quit the series.

2. Little Jacob!

Little jacob
Only 10 years old when he started on TLC, Jacob grew up before our very eyes.

3. All Grown Up

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Jacob quit the show in 2016. He’snow 20 years old and spends most of his time on the road, traveling with his girlfriend and two dogs.

4. Little Zach!

Little zach
Look at little Zach Roloff back in the day. Can you believe he’s a married father now?!?

5. The Wedding

The wedding
Zach exchanged vows with Tori in July of 2015. Look how happy they are!

6. And Look at Who They Made Together!

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Jackson Kyle Roloff was born to the couple on May 12, 2017.

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