Parenting The Duggar Family

The Duggars To Star in 17 KIDS AND COUNTING

On Wednesday, October 1, at 9 PM(ET/PT) the world will get a better look one-of-a-kind world of The Duggars when Discovery Health presents the all-new series, 17 KIDS AND COUNTING.

Former high school sweethearts, Jim Bob and Michelle firmly believe that every child is a gift to be cherished. After more than 20 years of marriage, the couple has received 17 gifts — ten boys, seven girls — with number 18 on the way. With only two sets of twins among the 17 children, Michelle has been pregnant for nearly 12 of her 40 years on earth. Another vital piece of Duggar trivia is that each child’s name begins with a “J” — Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah and baby Jennifer.

The premiere episode of 17 KIDS AND COUNTING takes culture shock to the next level, as the family journeys to New York City for a Mother’s Day surprise. Viewers will see that hailing cabs in the Big Apple for 19 people is difficult — but not impossible. Later, the series introduces viewers to the latest business venture for the always entrepreneurial family — the Duggar Used Car Lot. Finally, this family that is known for births also has a wedding to plan with the engagement of eldest son Josh. Viewers will follow the couple from courtship to the altar and have the chance to learn about dating “Duggar style,” where hand-holding is a luxury that only the engaged can enjoy.

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!


  • Your family is very heart warming to me….Children are very special gifts from God….
    How very special is your family, God Bless all of you.
    Renee Kaiserling

  • hi, you are all very special children I have 14 brothers and sister and we are all very excited to announce that my mom has 2 grandchildren due in the same month and this will be the 2 and 3rd grandchildren our family is growing every moment of everyday it seems. We watch your show regularly. good luck and continue to grow in your steps with the lord. bye for now.

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