Daughters tell story of 'Growing Up Duggar'

Daughters tell story of 'Growing Up Duggar'

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The Duggar family of Arkansas is made up of 19 children and two parents. But when Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were first married about 30 years ago,
they never anticipated having such a large brood.

“We were married for the first three and a half years and we didn’t have any children. She went off the birth control pill and we had Josh. She went back on the pill and she got pregnant. We didn’t realize the pill allows you to get pregnant then cause miscarriage,” said Jim Bob Duggar

“That’s what happened. After that we wanted to receive whatever gifts God had," said Michelle Duggar.

Their lives have been documented in the hit reality TV series on TLC, '19 Kids and Counting' which returns for its eighth season on April 1 at 9 p.m.

The entire family including a grandchild made the media rounds on Tuesday. This time, the four eldest daughters had a lot to say.

Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger Duggar have written a new book, 'Growing Up Duggar- It's All About Relationships.' The teens touch on relationships with themselves, parents, siblings, friends, boys and especially God.

As for being one of 19, each girl says they never feel neglected.

“They spend quality time with each one of us. They always take time to listen to what’s going on,” said Jinga Duggar.

"It's never a dull moment, " said Michelle Duggar.

'Growing Up Duggar' is available now.




  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • Fall fashion must-haves

    Fall fashion must-haves

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:09:00 GMT
    Motorcycle jackets, black boots, knit tops, it's all in for fall 2014. Joe Zee, Editor-In-Chief, Yahoo! Style, says faux leather, tie-neck dresses and pea coats are also hot commodities as the weather beings to cool down. Zee, the former creative director for Elle magazine, is launching a new women's collection for QVC just in time for the wardrobe change. He previewed the line during Good Day NY.
    Motorcycle jackets, black boots, knit tops, it's all in for fall 2014. Joe Zee, Editor-In-Chief, Yahoo! Style, says faux leather, tie-neck dresses and pea coats are also hot commodities as the weather beings to cool down. Zee, the former creative director for Elle magazine, is launching a new women's collection for QVC just in time for the wardrobe change. He previewed the line during Good Day NY.
  • Kennedy Jr. 'This book is going to scare people'

    Kennedy Jr. 'This book is going to scare people'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:35:00 GMT
    At least a dozen scathing reviews were printed about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s new book on a preservative used in vaccines before it was released. It's not fair, says Kennedy Jr., and he explained why during Good Day New York. "They attacked me for what they believed was going to be in the book which was a discussion about autism and that is not in the book," said Kennedy Jr. 
    At least a dozen scathing reviews were printed about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s new book on a preservative used in vaccines before it was released. It's not fair, says Kennedy Jr., and he explained why during Good Day New York. "They attacked me for what they believed was going to be in the book which was a discussion about autism and that is not in the book," said Kennedy Jr. 
  • Good Day Cafe: ostrich burger and fries

    Good Day Cafe: ostrich burger and fries

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:39:43 GMT
    There will be plenty of South African food and wine to go around when the 'BBQ to Braai' event takes place in New York City next month. As a preview, Chef Hugo Uys, representing the South African Tourism Bureau, prepared a signature dish: ostrich meat burgers and fries, in the Good Day Cafe.
    There will be plenty of South African food and wine to go around when the 'BBQ to Braai' event takes place in New York City next month. As a preview, Chef Hugo Uys, representing the South African Tourism Bureau, prepared a signature dish: ostrich meat burgers and fries, in the Good Day Cafe.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices