'Counting On' star Joy Duggar family welcomes child-beating guru Michael Pearl amid news of tortured Turpin kids

The Duggar Family of "19 Kids and Counting" and "Counting On" provokes a lot of controversy with their extreme views on parenting, but this latest situation might have gone too far. As the nation reels from the discovery of the 13 tortured Turpin kids, the reality television Duggars are again allying themselves with child-beating advocates Michael and Debi Pearl. The Pearls' notorious book "To Train Up a Child" has been linked to the deaths of children and may well have triggered the Turpins' cruelty, masked as Biblical "spare the rod" discipline. Parents, if you're wrestling with whether to spank your children, you need to read this article. Duggar family hosts Michael Pearl

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth polarize 'Counting On' fans over pregnancy

Mrs. Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth is polarizing folks — again — with her controversial pregnancy. An Instagram update from Joy and Austin Forsyth confused some already baffled fans of the couple's reality TV show "Counting On." Details of gender, due date, and XL baby bump has folks suspecting that the ex "19 Kids and Counting" celebrity is a lot further along than anyone is admitting.    Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth polarize 'Counting On' fans over pregnancy

Kate Gosselin loses it after 'Kate Plus 8' fail, still excludes Collin Gosselin

 Kate Gosselin may be headed for a crash. It's reported that the mother of eight is going broke since her reality TV show "Kate Plus 8" fizzled. Ex-husband Jon Gosselin is getting closer to gaining custody of their children. And folks are starting to doubt Kate's version of the Collin Gosselin story. Reports by Hollywood Life and Radar Online provided information used in this article.   Kate Gosselin loses it after 'Kate Plus 8' fail, still excludes Collin Gosselin

Free printable Thanksgiving holiday activities, crafts, coloring pages, cards

Hey parents are you up to your ears in stuffing and cranberries? How about free printable Thanksgiving crafts to occupy children? Check out these Cut And Paste paper crafts to keep little ones busy during holiday preparations? Children will love coloring and making Thanksgiving party decorations, invitations, greeting cards, games, table decor, placemats and more with these printouts. Print 3D turkeys, Native American Indians crafts, pilgrims, pumpkins, harvest cornucopias--all the traditional holiday themes.   Free printable Thanksgiving holiday activities, crafts, coloring pages, cards

Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin Forsyth 'confirm' unwed pregnancy with 'Counting On' baby?

Did Austin Forsyth just confirm that he and Joy-Anna Duggar weren't married when they got pregnant? The "Counting On" star's Instagram picture and post strongly hint at that. Did the Reality TV couple's shared bachelor/bachelorette campout include premarital sex? Will Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar see their first "19 Kids and Counting" out-of-wedlock grandchild amid Josh Duggar [VIDEO]'s sex scandal?    Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin Forsyth confirm unwed pregnancy with 'Counting On' baby?

Jana Duggar hidden in Jessa and Jinger Duggar visit, 'Counting On' fans lose it

Why did a siblings' visit to Jinger Duggar Vuolo cause fans to explode? TLC "Counting On" showed Ben and Jessa Seewald going to San Antonio to see the Vuolos, yet hid Jana Duggar and her female friend. Is TLC afraid of more lesbian allegations? Was Jana excluded because she's has no husband? Did the #Reality TV show purposely avoid showing that the single, unmarried sister is Jessa's designated babysitter like she always was for Michelle Duggar on "19 Kids and Counting?"    Jana Duggar hidden in Jessa and Jinger Duggar visit, 'Counting On' fans lose it

Joseph Duggar, Kendra Caldwell get intimate: Duo 'Counting On' cuddly courtship?

 Did Joseph Duggar just bust his dad's rules on courtship? And did mother Michelle Duggar egg Joe on? The "19 Kids and Counting" Duggar family [VIDEO] blog certainly seems to suggest so. A series of engagement photos on Facebook showed the "Counting On" star and his girlfriend Kendra Caldwell in some very cozy poses. Mrs. D took great pleasure in sharing the non-Duggar pics. What's up with the reality television clan?  Joseph Duggar, Kendra Caldwell get intimate: Duo 'Counting On' cuddly courtship?

Josh Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, Jinger Vuolo 'Counting On' big changes

"19 Kids and Counting" is back in its new reality TV incarnation "Counting On" after the nasty sex scandal involving eldest Josh Duggar. But there are more differences between the popular TLC shows than the name. Previews tease big changes for Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo, Derick and Jill Dillard, and Josh and Anna Duggar.   Josh Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, Jinger Vuolo 'Counting On' big changes

'My 600 lb Life' Milla Clark proves cost of obesity, can weight loss beat odds?

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's "Counting On" are once again being called hypocrites. This time, Facebook and Twitter fans are questioning the parents on their "Biblical" body-shaming and anti-obesity messages. Joy-Anna Duggar showed significant weight- loss before her wedding to Austin Forsyth. Folks were reminded that Michelle pushes her girls to lose weight to please God, but TLC viewers noted that some "19 Kids and Counting" men are looking rather plump themselves, even obese.   'My 600 lb Life' Milla Clark proves cost of obesity, can weight loss beat odds?

'My 600 lb Life' Milla Clark proves cost of obesity, can weight loss beat odds?

47-year-old Milla Clark loves kids. But she loves food more. The five children she wanted so badly must play caregiver to their mother in her morbid obesity. Her husband Elroy is ashamed of enabling his wife but also angry that she's killing herself with food. As bad as that is, the story gets worse. Will bariatric surgery and weight loss on "My 600-lb Life" help Milla quit being a burden and start being a parent?   My 600 lb Life' Milla Clark proves cost of obesity, can weight loss beat odds?

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