Michelle Duggar Slammed By Fans: What Does She Do All Day?!

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It may seem absurd to question how a mother of 19 keeps herself busy all day, but many fans of the Duggar family are doing exactly that.

Especially with much of her brood leaving the nest, matriarch Michelle Duggar doesn't appear to have a whole to keep her occupied.

If you watch Counting On online, you know that Michelle seems to spend the bulk of her time teasing her hair and speaking very softly.

You know, so as not rile up the menfolk.

But there must be more to her day, right? In Touch Weekly and various Duggar critics have been asking that very question a lot lately.

Here's a rundown of the bizarre conclusions they've drawn based on what we know about Jim Bob's doting servant:

1. Michelle, Jim Bob's Belle

Michelle, Jim Bob's Belle
Michelle and Jim Bob met and married in 1984. Even then, Duggar couples didn't waste any time when it came to the business of getting hitched.

2. Mother Duggar

Mother Duggar
These days, it's impossible to picture Michelle without an army of children. But believe it or not, she and Jim Bob held off on having kids when they first got hitched.

3. Michelle on Birth Control: Not a Fan

Michelle on Birth Control: Not a Fan
In fact, Michelle was on birth control in the early days of her marriage. Obviously, she didn't stay with it for very long, and these days, she's staunchly opposed to all forms of contraception.

4. Filling Up the Quiver

Filling Up the Quiver
These days, the Duggars are adherents of the Quiverfull movement, which holds that it's the duty of Christian women to have as many children as humanly possible.

5. Don't Stop the Breedin'

Don't Stop the Breedin'
Michelle's baby-making days spanned an astonishing three decades. We would say that's impressive, but the first of those kids was Josh, so...

6. The Buddy System

The Buddy System
So how does Michelle handle the responsibility of raising 19 kids? Well, the older kids are each assigned a younger kid to look after in what the Duggars call "the buddy system."

7. Jana Duggar: Michelle's Right-Hand Woman

Jana Duggar: Michelle's Right-Hand Woman
Michelle seems to get the most help from Jana Duggar, who's myriad household chores and childcare responsibilites have earned her the nickname "the Cinderella Duggar."

8. A Dwindling Workforce

A Dwindling Workforce
As Duggar daughters continue to get married and leave the nest, Michelle is increasingly on her own in her responsibilities toward the younger kids.

9. Jana to the Rescue

Jana to the Rescue
As a result, Jana is doing more work around the house than ever, and many have speculated that she's been encouraged to hold off on starting a family of her own.

10. Michelle Duggar: The Next Oprah

Michelle Duggar: The Next Oprah
Fortunately, her younger girls are growing up just in time to make up for their older sisters' absence. Duggar insiders claim that these days, Michelle is mostly focused on her family's media empire these days and envisions a future for herself as a kind of fundamentalist Oprah or Martha Stewart.

11. Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome
On the famously Duggar-critical Free Jinger website one fan described Michelle as "an empty-nester with a house full of kids." While that's hilarious, it's not entirely accurate...

12. Josie Duggar: Age 7

Josie Duggar: Age 7
The Duggars' youngest daughter is only 7, which means Michelle has quite a few child-rearing years ahead of her.

13. Welcome, Tyler Duggar

Welcome, Tyler Duggar
The Duggars recently became legal guardians of a 20th child, Tyler Duggar, so we think it's safe to say Michelle is still at relatively busy. In fact...

14. Breakdown, It's Alright

Breakdown, It's Alright
Michelle confessed to having a breakdown recently, writing on her blog, "It was 1:00 AM in the morning as I stood folding laundry with tears streaming down my cheeks. Feelings of being overwhelmed flooded my mind. I cried aloud, 'LORD I NEED YOUR HELP, I can't do it all! I feel so inadequate! Diapers, dishes, laundry, meals, cleanup, school lessons, baths, hugs, kisses, correction...' My list seemed to go on and on."

15. But There's Always Jana

But There's Always Jana
Fortunately, Michelle still enjoys the support of her "partner mom." Something tells us Jana won't be leaving the nest for quite some time.

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Michelle Duggar Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex