Wait, What Exactly Does Michelle Duggar Do All Day? It seems like an insane question to impose on a mother of 19 children, but fans of Counting On have what does rearing children mean that Michelle Duggar doesn’t exactly have a job. And sure, you’re probably thinking that her job is raising her 19 children — no easy feat.
In fact, the whole “Michelle does nothing all day” backlash has been going on for some time. Fans even attacked her back in June when daughter Jana posted a Mother’s Day tribute to her. An empty nester — in a house full of children. If Jana raises all the children, and women in the Duggar family aren’t allowed to go to college or get a job, what purpose does Michelle serve her family? Michelle’s last birth was in 2009, and it was incredibly complicated. After that, she attempted to give birth a 20th time but had a miscarriage. Now that she’s 51 years old, Michelle is most likely going through menopause, which means no more baby Duggars.
A commenter over at Free Jinger said it best when they called Michelle “an empty nester in a house full of children. It’s quite a conundrum the famous TV mom is in. After all, she’s a grandmother to several grandkids and yet she still has many children of her own, and eight of them are still under the age of 18! It pays to be a reality TV star! Although the Duggars aren’t what we typically think of when we think of “celebrity,” they’re probably the biggest stars on TV right now. They’re one of the few reality TV faces to grace the front pages of gossip magazines. The only other TV family that does that is the Kardashians!
Because she’s famous, Michelle can use her star power to make appearances, whether it’s speaking at an ATI conference or hosting seminars. We also have a suspicion that it’s Michelle who runs her official family blog and Facebook page. After all, the majority of the Duggar clan aren’t even allowed on social media yet, and secondly, she’s the only Duggar to regularly update her blog. Think about it — Michelle is pretty involved when it comes to the older girls, from wedding planning to giving bad marriage tips. She’s active when it comes to making family announcements and coordinating that whole part of the Duggars’ lives, which sounds like a “momager” to us. Maybe she’s reached her breaking point. It wouldn’t exactly be a shock if a woman who’s changed about a million dirty diapers and washed about a million loads of laundry finally reached her stopping point.
Back in 2015, she admitted to having a “breakdown. It was 1:00 AM in the morning as I stood folding laundry with tears streaming down my cheeks,” she wrote on her blog. Feelings of being overwhelmed flooded my mind. I cried aloud, ‘LORD I NEED YOUR HELP, I can’t do it all! Yeah, it doesn’t sound easy being a Duggar wife.