In TLC’s show, 18 Kids and Counting, Michelle Duggar is a 42 year-old mom from Arkansas. She’s not just any old mom — she’s the mother of eighteen kids and now has one more on the way — along with one grandchild en route, too!
Although most of
the attention in reality television and multiple births the past several months has centered on Jon and Kate, another reality TV family of
multiples is headed fast towards the spotlight.
Here’s the Duggar deal: there’s Michelle and her husband Jim Bob. Then there are
Joshua, 21; Jana and John-David, 19; Jill, 18; Jessa, 16; Jinger, 15; Joseph, 14; Josiah, 13; Joy-Anna, 11; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 10; Jason, 9; James, 8; Justin, 6; Jackson, 5; Johanna, 3;
Jennifer, 2, and Jordyn-Grace, 8 months.
Michelle is expecting their nineteenth child in March. She wrote on her blog, “I’m just thankful. I don’t take this experience for granted, ever. I cherish that I have the time and
ability to play with my children and be active for them. I don’t take pregnancy for granted, either. I thought we might be done.”
According to a conversation Michelle had with People.com, the family drinks seven gallons of milk on a weekly basis. Plus, they eat fifteen dozen eggs and fifteen boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. In
fact, the Duggars shop for bulk items once a month and then every few days they purchase fresh fruit and vegetables. Michelle told People.com, “Usually we are in the produce section buying
huge quantities of apples, oranges, bananas, lettuce, carrots and things like that.”
What is the Duggar’s monthly budget for groceries and household goods? Why, it’s $3,000!
Read on for more
SheKnows Parenting looks at the Duggar pregnancy
Reality TV Magazine’s feature on the Duggar pregnancy