What Makes a Family

Topics: Jim Bob Duggar, 19 Kids and Counting, Family Pages: 3 (843 words) Published: October 4, 2011
What makes a Family?

Does the size of the family make a family?

Stacey Dockery

With the media depicting, large super sized families, as a more whole family unit, what actually makes a family a family? Does the size of your family really make a difference in what your future will hold? In this paper I will look at the similarities of my family of three versus the family of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Is the Duggar family really having more to offer their children that I can’t?

Meet my family. I’m Stacey, mom, there is my son Brendan, and daughter, Avery. We live in St. Joseph, Mo. I am a single mother that stays at home and babysits to bring income into my home. In our family we do many fun activities together; swim, sing, dance, bike ride and one night a week we have either game night or movie night. Household chores and responsibilities are also shared in our home. On Monday’s I post a list of chores that everyone is given for the week. If chores are completed by Friday then allowance may be given. Education is also important in my family. All three of us currently are students. Avery is in kindergarten, Brendan in 8th grade and I am a student at Ashford University. In our family we put God above everything else in our lives. I have established a saying “As for me and my house we will serve God above all.” For us this means more than just attending Sunday services. We participate in many RAK and other deviational ways.

Met the Duggar Family. Their family consists of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as the parents. They were married on July 21st, 1984. After suffering a devasting miscarriage they have been blessed with their nineteen children; Josh, twins Jana, John David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, Jason, James, Jackson, Johanna, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and their newest and most precious gift from god Josie. The Duggar family has also been blessed by the marriage of their oldest son Josh to Anna....
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