The 19 Kids and Counting family has been through major changes this year. Starting off 2015 as one of the most widely respected and loved families in the United States, Jim Bob Duggar and wife Michelle Duggar saw their lives take on a completely different route gradually. Although the Duggar brood has had some detractors in the past, the revelations involving Jim Bob's eldest son, Josh Duggar, became an unstoppable force that destroyed the reputation of the family.
The first revelation that caused the cancelation of the Duggar clan's hit reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, in TLC involved Josh and sisters Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald. Police records exposed the teenage indiscretions of the eldest Duggar son, who admitted having engaged in inappropriate behavior during his teenage years. The child molestation issues eventually pushed TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting due to insistent public clamor to do so.
The second revelation also involved Josh. This time around, however, it dragged with it wife Anna Duggar and their children. The cyber attack that targetted Ashley Madison uncovered Josh's subscription to the site. As reported earlier, Ashley Madison caters to committed men who seek to engage in illicit affairs. While Anna stood by Josh during the child molestation scandal, the mother of four was no longer capable of repeating such feat in light of the extramarital affairs of her husband.
Josh subsequently admitted to the subscription to the Ashley Madison site. To make amends and to show that he regretted his decisions in the past, he signed himself into a treatment facility that deals with such concerns. The center, called Reformers Unanimous, is a Bible-based rehabilitation center located in Rockford, Illinois.
Although the Duggar family maintained radio silence over Josh' recovery, sources claim that Jim Bob and his brood paid a visit to the said facility. According to Radar Online, the family landed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is only an hour-long drive away from the center. Sources claimed that the Duggar clan only stayed overnight. Josh is enrolled in the facility's six-month intensive program. However, Entertainment Tonight hinted at the possibility that Jim Bob might have taken Josh with him when he flew back to their Arkansas home. No official record on who were included in the said trip has been released as of this writing.
Meanwhile, Anna is keeping herself busy with her children. In an interview with the fans behind the Duggar Family blog, Anna shared parenting tips to new mom Jessa as well as to other young mothers.
"Have a learning spirit," she shared. Anna added, "I remember with Mackynzie, I thought we had so much figured out. And then with Michael, I was like, "What can I learn?" And then with Marcus, it really brought me to my knees. I realized I couldn't do it on my own and that I needed God's wisdom to love each one of my children individually."
Another tip from Anna to young moms is her advice for them to "enjoy each moment." She went on to say, "I encourage moms to invest in their kids' lives, even when they are babies. When you have one child, it's still fairly easy to run around and do things, but try to remember to spend one-on-one time with that child because he or she is going to be the example that your other kids are going to follow."