19 Kids and Counting: 7 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

  
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The Duggar family has certainly made headlines lately for some of the skeletons in their closet, but obviously there are even more behind the scenes secrets from filming the show! This list takes a look at some of the uncaptured moments of 19 Kids and Counting.

7. No Privacy

The Duggar parents aren’t about to let their children have any privacy! They have revealed that they listen to their children’s phone calls, check their emails and text messages, and snoop through everything relating to their kids! So, as it turns out, even when the cameras aren’t rolling, the Duggar children still have no privacy! Yikes! If the kids can’t get any privacy, neither can the crew! When they began working together back in the day, Jim Bob hovered over them, wanting to protect his children from all the strangers filming his kids. A reasonable solution may have been not to record your family’s lives at all but…. Jim Bob recalled, “We watched them like a hawk.” Even Scott Enlow of the crew confirmed, “Early on, Jim Bob was over our shoulder.” Good times!

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6. Enormous Food Costs

The Duggar family constantly complains about the price of food, but when you’re feeding a small army, it’s no wonder their grocery bill is about $3000 per month! The Daily Mail revealed that in order to keep the cost of food down she maintains a $5 budget per person on a daily basis which keeps her around $3,000 a month on groceries. Jim Bob wrote in her TLC blog that certain meals are really easy to whip up and they are cost friendly! Michelle’s favorite meals to make are broccoli casserole, poor man’s pizza and three bean chili. She buys all the ingredients at discount stores, warehouse clubs and co-ops and mainly buys in bulk.

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