Our family got involved in our state legislature years ago. We just felt like we needed to get in there and serve and do whatever we could in our community to make a difference for our children's and our grandchildren's future. We feel like it is a privilege in our country to have the freedoms that we enjoy.
In a large family like ours, keeping up with the chores is just a fact of life. We have different chores, or jurisdictions, that our kids are responsible for, and we have a chore chart to keep track of all of them.
Winter having you feeling cooped up? Take the kids on a nature drive to refresh and connect.
Reflecting on the past, looking forward to the future – with lots of French onion dip and a few Ping-Pong matches
For our family Christmas is a monthlong celebration of the birth of Jesus and a time for reflection.
A sweet idea for giving back to your community -- and a recipe for some of the best chocolate cookies you'll ever eat.
Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love it when it starts to get cool, and especially in Arkansas, where we live. The trees are absolutely beautiful -- there are multicolored leaves everywhere you look. Leaves start falling, and the kids love to go out and rake up a pile and jump in them. When it gets cool enough we have bonfires and roast marshmallows and hotdogs.
In September our whole family had a chance to visit Jerusalem with Grandma Duggar. It's just amazing. The crazy thing is that when you get on the highway there are signs that say, "To Jerusalem" and I remember thinking, I can't believe I'm reading this on a street sign.
Fall is our family's favorite time of year. We love to make soup and homemade bread; it's one of our favorite meals. For me, when the temperature drops it signals hot soup and chili weather. It's such a nice change from the hot summertime foods.
I've written about the importance of respecting money in our family. And it's something we try to instill in our kids as early as possible. Johannah and Jackson (5 and 6) really enjoy earning money and learning how to keep a record of their little accounts.
I think many of us throughout our lives have a need to seek counsel; it's just part of life. At times you're going to come up against a hard situation, tough decisions, and you may need counsel, and that's just the way it is.