It also appears they eat a lot of low nutrition, cheap, cannned stuff....bleck!
The clothes make them appear a little on the redneck side. Michelle also really needs to get rid of her mullet.
I know!!! Poor woman probably hasn't had a chance to read a fashion magazine or watch a TV show since the early 80s.
I read the news about California, but I am not sure that is an accurate conclusion. As far as I can make out it has always been law in CA that homeschooled kids have to be taught by someone with credentials or supervised by someone with credentials. This is just the first time a case of non-enforcement has made it to the courts.
Denmark allows homeschooling, but it is not a free-for-all. Homeschoolers are supervised and the kids have to pass tests at various points (to the best of my knowledge). I don't really have a problem with some kind of oversight of homeschoolers.
They have been around for a long time. They have had a few specials on TV. How they do it debt free is that they made a lot of money in real estate investments before they even had kids. They never accrued credit card debt, etc. Their book which they talked about at one point was created b/c people kept asking them how they do it
Also, it took a few years to build the house and they did 99% of it themelsves. They live extremely simply, homeschool and make most of their own clothes.
I do not think they are creepy or fishy at all. I think they believe in a certain way of life and stick to it. I couldn't do it but I won't say they are creepy or strange for doing somehting against the norm.
We have a 2002 Chevy Venture, it seats just us. If I couldn't have a vehicle that fit us all I wouldn't
I think the Duggars are not making as much money. I think I read they made 4 shows and will add another here and there just for an update. They just play the same shows over and over againg. The family of 8 is more like a telivision series like the Roloffs. The family of 8 do get a lot of handouts from the community - I remember the episode with the free Gymboree lessons. His dad was a dentist but has passed away - I am sure his partner is giving them dental care at cost.
The Duggars have been living debt free for a long time.