It seems that the Duggars, TLC’s first-family of multiples—way before the Gosselins—are expecting their 19th child next spring. Yeah. You read that correctly. 19. Nineteen babies running around, all from one family. And filmed for our viewing pleasure.


I don’t know how I feel about the Duggars. On one hand, live and let live, right? They not only feed and cloth all these kids—and are supposedly debt-free, which is more than I can say about most of America, including me—but all the kids are healthy, including the mother. So who am I to approve or disprove and even offer an opinion about this issue? It has nothing to directly do with me and does not affect any of my day-to-day living.

But there has got to be something to say here about the mother as machine, I am sure. We will discuss things such as multiple families and even the QuiverFull movement later this semester when we discuss reproductive health. But for now, let’s just drop our jaws in amazement as we realize that Michelle Duggar is a woman that has been pregnant for 21 years.

Yeah. You read that correctly. 21 years.