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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hannibal-Courier Post: 'Sister Wives' from TV show visit Hannibal

Oh no...Just like Big Love - the Summer Road Trip...
When money is no object - rent  RVs to travel
cross country in style!
Cynical Jinx


By BEV DARR
Posted Jun 12, 2012 @ 11:56 PM

Hannibal, MO —

The word spread fast.

By the time the family featured on the “Sister Wives” television show completed their cruise on the Mark Twain riverboat at 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, June 11, a crowd of local people had learned about their visit and had gathered at the Mississippi riverfront.

They were not disappointed, according to Betsy Bouldin of Canton, Mo., who was there to take pictures. She went to see the “Sister Wives” family with Jessica Baker of Palmyra, Mo., her co-worker at a local agency.

The family included Cody Brown and his four wives, along with some of their 17 children.

In addition to taking pictures, Bouldin and Baker had an opportunity to visit with some of the wives, including the first, Meri, and the newest wife, Robin.

The “Sister Wives” are featured on a reality television series broadcast on TLC, which began in 2010. In Hannibal, the series airs on TLC at 8 p.m. and at 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The family was being taped by a TV crew, presumably for an upcoming show. Bouldin and Baker saw three cameramen, including one who went on the riverboat cruise with them. The others were filming as the family group disembarked and headed back to their vehicles.

The wives said they had driven in RVs from their homes in Las Vegas, Nev., in one day and were next going to Nauvoo, Ill. The family had been living in Lehi, Utah, when the TV series began, but they have since moved to Las Vegas.

In Hannibal, they had been invited to attend the special softball game on Monday night between the Hannibal police officers and firefighters, but they had another engagement, Bouldin said.

http://www.hannibal.net/features/x2067837082/Sister-Wives-from-TV-show-visit-Hannibal?photo=0

180 comments:

  1. Aha! One step closer to those double wide trailer homes! Nice one TLC!

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  2. I was about to post this, HAHA!
    Yes, now the road trips.
    What's next? Matt Roloff at least helped other children in need when he went overseas, treatment they may have of never gotten.
    What could the SW crew do to help others?

    Is there a AUB family in need of helping shopping for ill fitting Baby doll tops??

    Could they help others screw their finances even more?

    Kody could certainly not be a spokesperson for the Rogaine he uses.

    Weight loss didn't work, how about a seminar on how to get welfare by juggling who gets paid?

    Or better yet, yummy recipes to make your women gain weight?

    BEST: How to be a Biker and go for a DRIVE!
    Any other suggestions on their next venture?

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  3. Robin has a tummy bulge...

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    1. Is Robyn pregnant again? Did I miss something? OMG! If that's true, I do believe these people ARE crazy, a belief widely held by most people on this forum. Honestly, I've been trying to be fair-minded and give them the benefit of the doubt, but I'm losing the desire. What are they thinking?!

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    2. I was thinking the same thing...

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  4. Sorry, but I think Robyn has a pregnant looking belly in that picture.

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    1. Yup I have to agree here.

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    2. I agree, she really does look preggers, what a loser, I cannot stand her OR Meri

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    3. Totally looks pregnant and like she is deliberatly hiding it behind the stroller. I bet you anything that she and Kody "accidently" got pregnant while "supposedly" giving Meri time to decide if she wanted Robyn to carry her baby.

      I don't think Robyn will be happy until she has at least 6 kids by Kody. He is so big into children and she wants to be the favorite wife - I bet she has 7 just to have the most by him - bringing her total to 10 including the 3 she already had.

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  5. Is it just me or does Robyn look pregnant behind that stroller?

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  6. CHECK out RO-BUN by clicking on the picture link- looks preggers to me.

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    1. Yep, she has to be pregnant & now we know what the season finale will be....is it Kody's or Meri's??? lol, Meri's or Robyn's?

      I saw a preview of the Kody & Meri Mexico trip & I think he's gonna tell Meri that he doesn't want to put her thru all the baby stuff anymore cuz he knows it's too much for her BUT I think the real reason will be because Robyn was already Pregnant so he had to hurry & put the kabosh on the Surrogacy thing.

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  7. In Hannibal, they had been invited to attend the special softball game on Monday night between the Hannibal police officers and firefighters, but they had another engagement, Bouldin said

    Seems the Browns don't like to do charity appearances, do they?

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    1. Whaddya talkin about??? They're their favorite charity, making appearances every Sunday night.

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    2. Only if it's for them!

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  8. Yep, looks like she's got one in the oven all right! Trying to hide behind Sol's stroller, bwahahahahaha!!!!

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    1. Robyn appears big-time PG. I was a nay-sayer at first, but now, cannot deny. That woman appears to have a big ole bun in the oven!!!

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  9. Many SWB readers agree! Robyn definitely looks pregnant. Or is eating the Peanut Butter Fritos. She seems to have the start of a pregnancy belly. When was Sol born? Last October, so it’s definitely a possibility!

    Since they are being seen in public, they probably need to ‘announce’ Meri’s decision soon….so handily, the July 17 episode will nicely tidy things up…

    July 17 episode:

    “Kody makes good on his promise to Meri escaping to Mexico for a romantic getaway. They climb ancient temples and swim with dolphins But despite all the romance, the conversation turns serious when Kody asks Meri about Robyn's offer of surrogacy.”

    Prediction: Meri will tell Kody that she is happy being a warm and nuturing mother to her bonus children and really wants to pursue her dream of counseling at risk teens (sounds much more noble than I just really don’t want to deal with a baby at this stage of my life) and then Kody and Robyn will be ‘free’ to pursue their reproductive desires and then…we will find out for the season finale that Robyn is pregnant again. Fade to season end,……………

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    1. I mean June 17. Father's Day

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    2. Well, that'll teach me to comment before I read all the other comments, lol. I just gave my theory on that Episode, too, lol.

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    3. CPA Carol - I totally agree with all of those predictions. I think that Kody and Robyn got pregnant sooner than they meant to - ooops - while Meri was "still thinking about it". So now they will need to clean up Meri's decision with a no thanks and move on to Robyn having another one.

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  10. And I bet it is hers-I don't believe Meri will do the in-vitro, but you never know!

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  11. Let's not forget that she was flatter than a pancake, and got some chest now, too.

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  12. Yeppers, she looks knocked up...several editted couch scenes really look like her tummy is getting wide. I believe she has bulked up since joining the Brown Klan, but I do think this is a baby bump.

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  13. What do you wanna bet that the bun in Robin's oven is actually Meri's and Kody's? Wouldn't surprise me at all if this is the surrogacy offer come to fruition.

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  14. Robyn's presumed pregnancy just further supports my theory of the inverse relationship between fertility and intelligence.

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    1. That was cruel to all women who choose to have big families. (I only have two kids, so I'm not on a soapbox for me personally.) Some women have enough love to mother lots of children and as long as they are financially and emotionally stable enough for that, I say, "Good for them."

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    2. i have to agree with Lindsey. I know some extremely intelligent and excellent mothers with large broods and likewise, i know some not so smart and not so good mommies w/one or two kiddies (or even NONE)! Intelligence is not an automatic telling factor in your number of kiddies - be it either a small or large number. You don't have to look too far to find that's a poor theory to have as well as completely unsupported.

      While I do think Robyn's not all that well-educated, she's proven she's smart like a fox to get what she wants over the way these other women work Kody. She's smart enough to have honed her passive/aggressive behavior to a level that surpasses Meri's for sure. We all know there's a difference between book smart and streets smart. Robyn maneuvers the streets of plyghood pretty dang smartly to her advantage so far. ;')

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    3. I don't know think anon was being cruel. I think anon was referring to the fact that studies show time and time again that the more educated a woman is (and the higher up her socioeconomic status in general), the less children she tends to have.

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    4. Of course everybody has the right to have as many children as they want, and hopefully like you said they have the means to support them. However our world's population is growing exponentially. In the thousands of years of known human history, we only reached the one billion mark a couple hundred years ago. I was recently shocked to discover that the year I was born (1987) the world population was 5 billion, and just in my little lifetime the population has grown by TWO billion. How ethical is it to bring in nearly 20 kids into this world? Especially with millions of children who are orphans? Just a little food for thought.

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    5. More like an inverse relationship between polygamy and intelligence.

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    6. lol... fivethree - VERY FEW women are having 20 children these days or even in the past, first of all. Second of all, the current birthrate after a 12 year continuing decline has now hit an all time low since govt. data has been available. Even the teen birth rate is at an all time low now beginning in 1991 on a continuing decline.



      i guess i just don't agree with sweeping generalized "theories" about people's intelligence is comparable to their number of kids. Now if we want to keep it relegated to just formal education and number of kids ratio w/proven stats to back that up, then I'm up for looking at that objectively. ;')

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    7. Hi Anon,

      We agree that that there is a HUGE difference between "intelligence" (a subjective measure) and educational attainment (traditionally measured as years spent in formal educational institutions). I never brought up "intelligence"...

      I was just remembering a few studies I read as an undergradaute (sociology) which found an inverse relationship between some women's educational attainment and amount of children born. Sorry, but I don't have the time or willpower to find citations.

      Just because a strong correlation exists between two variables does not mean one causes the other. These sociologists didn't conclude, "stupid people have more babies". They simply observed a trend (strong enough to be statistically significant) between two objective variables in the population samples that they used.

      Despite declining birthrates, the world population continues to grow exponentially. I just think this is something really interesting to think about, in general.

      I didn't mean to imply that a bunch of women are having 20ish kids. I was referring to the Brown family specifically.

      Cheers!

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  15. I'm still in the apparent minority who feels Robyn is just carrying post-pregnancy weight, not to mention not enough exercise and too much crappy food, but a lot of that has to do with me not being especially thrilled with this crew bringing yet another innocent life into this mess. guess we'll know soon enough if she's actually preggers or just fat.

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    1. Well I'll happily join you in the minority, cause I think it's baby weight coupled with a crap diet.

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    2. I was thinking it was just baby weight until this picture. The way her shirt stretches across her stomach looks like pregnancy weight.

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  16. Why oh why do people treat these nuts like they are celebrities? The only picture I would want to snap would be of Kodouche falling off the damn riverboat.

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    1. OMG!! That's something from the Brown clan I would actually buy!

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    2. ROTFL Boston - so true! I wouldn't want a pic with them either.

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  17. She has had four kids and after the first two, the showing comes quickly. I'd say she is at least three maybe four months. She is going to try and get them a 19 kids and couting show--just her douchbag. Her offer to be a surrogate was scripted. You cannot tell me that Kodsturd was not trying to recreate a biblical parallel but instead of Sarah and Hagar, it's Meri and Robyn-No-Character. There isn't a chance in hell Meri was even considering doing the baby thing. First, her eggs are aged and probably no good; second, her child is grown and she doesn't like all the other little kids, so I know she doesn't want to have one all the time; Three, I bet she will be the travelling wife…she has no kids to speak of and RNC and Christine have small children, and Janelle wiill soon be working, so Meri and her man will rush off to climb pike's peak. God I hate these people. I am still not buying their book and our library will not order it because…well…it's crap.

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    1. You can do what I did and read a good chunk of it on Google books. Though, keep a bucket near; the prologue will probably make you vomit.

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    2. Anon June 14 @ 1:56. I am reading part of the book on Google books and found this part very interesting...

      "I finished my bowl of ice cream and decided to fast and pray until I knew with deep conviction what path I should follow," Kody Brown writes in his courtship of Meri in Becoming Sister Wives.

      Kody, you fasted after you ate a bowl of ice cream? How long did you fast? Good thing you ate your ice cream before you fasted, otherwise you might of had to, you know, make sacrifices and feel hunger. That is like saying, "I fast (or diet) in between meals." Just because you say, after you finished eating, that you are fasting doesn't make it so.

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    3. That doesn't make sense; you eat a bowl of ice cream then you fast? What kind of sacrifice is that? Never mind the fasting, my favorite part was this:

      "I'm an average looking dude who looks more like a surfer than a religious fanatic. How could I be a polygamist?"

      Seriously, that made me laugh, he actually thinks he looks like a surfer?

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    4. Couch surfer perhaps?

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  18. If you had an at risk teen, would you want Meri working with them?

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    1. Absolutely not.

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    2. Same here. Meri just seems to lack empathy even in her tone of voice. I've always thought she didn't get that one job she applied for because they found someone who was better, not because she was a polygamist like she wants people to believe.

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    3. Heck no! I believe that Meri is cold. I think she lacks some empathy and just the way she has treated Janelle in the book she totally has no capability to connect and have compassion for people.

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    4. her ridiculous tirade at the whole group of kids that one episode showed absolutely no counseling skills let alone plain old mothering skills. it was just BITCH BOSS IN CHARGE action. there were only two kids involved and all that needed to be done was OFF CAMERA for them to be dealt with by their own MOMS, Robyn and KODY. Meri had no dog in the fight.

      But again, she's FIRST WIFE and she brought whiny Robyn (a poor mother herself) into it so it WAS Meri's fight based on that. But it was ridiculous how she had to attack the whole bunch of innocents that weren't involved and treat them all like there was 13 kids against Robyn's 3. Even tho 13 kids had every reason to dislike Robyn and her kids coming in and disrupting their lives.

      Meri's too emotionally fucked up herself to be of any help to any teen in crisis - including her own bonus kid Hunter when he was. geesh.

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    5. No way. I wouldn't want Meri to be a teacher, counselor or school bus driver. She is a huge emotional mess and tends to lash out at people. She's very passive aggressive and acts like she is all fun and games but there is this strict, dictator side to her. I saw it when Mariah blew up over the April Fool's joke. That was 100% Meri coming through.

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  19. Ughhhhhhh!! Another Brown baby (eyes rolling) How irresponsible of them!! Guess they gotta milk TLC, someway or another! But seriously, that is old news & the WOW factor is gone! I'm thinking she was pregnant way before Meri made her decision, since Meri was taking too long to make a decision, she couldn't but help get preggers trying to keep Kody happy & in honeymoon phaseville.

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  20. I've just had an epiphany! It's a little off topic, but still....
    The fact that RNC was married and had children with her previous husband wasn't what gave Kody the "ick factor". It was the fact that she'd already had to file bankruptcy, because of another man. She's wasn't a "bankruptcy virgin".

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    1. Robotmonkey,
      I believe you are right on that. Can you imagine not having someone who can run credit card debt up just to file bankruptcy. Yikes.

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    2. I know! What's the point of ordering your life like a sexual ponzi scheme if you can't treat your finances the same way? As far as the whole rotation thing goes, it looks like Janelle is due up to bat, considering her bankruptcy was in 1997. They should be a whole lot nicer to her than they are, as she is going to be using her credit rating (or lack thereof) to save the family when the whole tv show scam finally falls apart.

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    3. Sexual Ponzi Scheme---great phrase!

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    4. I'm going to start a multi-level marketing company based on it. You collect wives (which I will introduce you to a a "church dance" wink-wink), you run up your credit cards, which you get by falsifying employment information (which I will provide "legal documentation" for wink-wink), then I'll walk you through the steps of declaring bankruptcy. I take a cut disguised as "lawyer's fees."
      I might even start a jewelry line!

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  21. I don't understand how they can be prosecuted for pologymy as technically he is only married to one wife legally. So LEGALLY Kody and his wife were only living with 3 of his girlfriends in utah. AND technically they were not all living together as they all had seperate apartments!

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    1. Utah has a state law that prohibits co-habitation as man and wife. In other words, if you spiritually marry women you violate the law. The separate apartments in the plyg house is just a smokescreen.

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    2. Living with a partner without being married to him or her is not illegal, in Utah or anywhere else in the USA. So in order to prosecute, the state has to PROVE fraud or child abuse. Fraud is easier to prove evidentially. Child or "spouse" or "partner" abuse is much more difficult, as it relies on "anecdotal" evidence, at least initially. It can be done, of course, and is not handled NEARLY fast enough in most states, including Utah. The Browns are not technically committing abuse. At least not anything that can be prosecuted under the law. The whole situation makes me sick, though.

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    3. Living with multiple partners and holding yourself out as married to each one IS illegal in Utah and is the only reason people thought the lawsuit had any teeth. In reality, the State doesn't prosecute because of the expense unless there is fraud or abuse.

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  22. Hello. I want you to know that I really enjoy your blog. I look forward to your updates and I think that you are writing-talented! :)) Thank you for all the work it takes. Have a good summer. :))

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    1. Thank you very much! Enjoy you stay!

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  23. I think she looks to be about 4 months along in that picture

    I realize that the Brown's can't really do arithmetic, but that is no excuse for the rest of us so....

    Counting back three months would mean that Robyn got preggers around the second week in March.

    However, the recent trip to Mexico where next week's previews show Kody asking Meri about the In Vitro happened late April/early May as we can see from Lourdes scouring of the internet:

    http://sisterwivesblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-scour-internet-happy-mothers-day.html

    cough cough ahem.

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    1. Well if she is pregnant they have some e'splaining to do!

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  24. Yup, top picture, Robyn looks positively pregnant. If she were pregnant with hers and Kody's second, they'd announce it for the drama, but being as it's the cliffhanger for Meri's baby (is it Meri's egg?), we're not supposed to know. TLC, you blew it.

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  25. Is that a Burberry stroller Robyn's pushing? Saving for a house anytime soon?

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  26. Truly has hair and Robun has.....................big huge bustin' out hooters.

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  27. Robyn is probably going to announce it on Father's Day, since we already heard that Meri wanted to tell Kody she was pregnant on their first Fathers Day as a married couple.

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  28. I completely think RobCHIN is pregnant. Kody must bone her every day..or *ahem* every 4th day. Gross. So Meri has obviously said no to IVF if RobCHIN is preggers currently. Meri doesnt want a baby birthed by that plig. sink hole anyways! So...4 different motorhomes!? Looks like Kodouche can jump camper to camper gypsey style! Hahaha. Whats that sayin' "when Robyns camper is a rockin dont come a knocken!" TLC is desperate....veryyyy desperate.

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  29. This is my first post and I have been following this blog for a few months. The first thing I noticed from the picture was that Robyn is definitely pregnant. Why are they in Hannibal, Mo? I have driven through there and there isn't much to do. Sounds like a boring road trip. On another note, did anyone catch the Anderson Cooper show on Tuesday? They were talking about polygamy dating sites and the couple they interviewed were even more delusional than the Browns. They said they were inspired by the Sister Wives show and that's how they decided they wanted to get into polygamy. They must not be watching the same show. It was an interesting interview and crazy that someone in the world was inspired by Sister Wives. Just SAD!

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    1. They're on a road trip to nauvoo. there've been tweets from folks since they started on the road "I saw the Brown's at such-and such gas station". Taken from the Brown's own tweets, it's all being filmed, so it'll probably be the season finale.

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    2. I thought the ad said this weekend's episode was the season finale. That means they are filming for a new season.

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  30. I bet Meri said no and Miss Thang got herself knocked up faster than a blink of an eye just to rub it into Meri's face. And Kody will fawn all over her even worse than last time to passive aggressively vent his anger that Meri says no. And all 3 of the original wives can kiss whatever scrap of time Kodouche throws their way now goodbye because from here on out it's all Robyn all the time. If she is indeed preggos again the only thing to save this snore fest show would be move them ALL into one house and for Kody to start putting the Buzz Signal out for a 5th wifey pooh!

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  31. I see Kody has his arm around Robyns daughter! On their private Facebook account there is a picture of Kody and this same girl! Why isn't there a picture of Kody and his biological kids. The only pictures they have up is kody and his wives and then kody and Robyn's girl. I find it strange! I feel creeped out!

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    1. Meri probably said yes but than Robyn got knocked up before they had a chance to take any steps. dear God.

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  32. Wow, Kody and Sol are the only males in that picture. Maybe all the older kids, and the boys, are on the ranch.
    RV or not, it seems like a long overnight drive from Las Vegas to Illinois. Of course, I don't like to drive all that much, but it does seem like a long way for overnight. I must say at least they interact with their fans, unlike Kate Gosselin who freaked out when she was on TV. Since she has been fired/canceled she's been better, but managed to grift trips to even Australia and New Zealand for her 8 rugrats plus "bodyguard" and nannies. First class. LIV is international, and they can perhaps combine MLM business with TLC and go worldwide demanding that everybody accept them, no matter how screwy their lifestyle.

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    1. According to Google maps, it's 1564 miles from Las Vegas to Hannibal, MO. That means that they could have driven it straight through, no stops, in 24 hours at 65.5 miles per hour. Likelihood of that? Nil, especially with two babies in tow. Unless the camera crew was pulling driving shifts, and they had pre-prepared peanut butter fritos and LIV go-go juice fastened to beer helmets. Then again, we know how well these people plan, so.......

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    2. they had pre-prepared peanut butter fritos and LIV go-go juice fastened to beer helmets----hilarious!

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    3. Hey BC, earlier this week, on June 10th, Hunter tweeted something about can't wait to hit people in 3 days,etc...#football camp...so, I imagine he's at football camp, instead of going along with the crazy crew & Robyn's guilt for a week of vacation. And Maddie, had tweeted something like a whole week w/o social network...so I'm thinking the teens were told by parents & TLC not to tweet about this family vacation, since their filming.

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    4. I think he came with, because Janelle tweeted that he said he would be "psychologically damaged" by going on vacation with them. LOL. (She's an A-1 grifter, but I can't help liking her!)

      They went to Nauvoo on Monday, so one or more of them may be home already. I would bet at least Aspyn and Mykeltie would have gone with him, too--because they have (alledgedly) told their friends they are fed up with ridiculing their religion and do not want to appear on camera. i haven't looked at twitter today, so I don't know where they bought a pop-cicle or got gas along side other travelers. LOL.

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  33. I work in Hannibal MO. It rained all morning so there weren't many tourists. Kody has a big head, really, it's oversized.
    Nauvoo is about 90min north.
    When you visit Nauvoo, the guides are pros, you can't throw these people off track with odd questions. Still, I'd like to be there to watch the reaction of the sweet elderly married couple that get this group to lead around the visitors center.

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    1. yep, and Nauvoo is the boringest place EVER to take kids, too. even if they're mormon kids. it's hot and a lot of outside walkt from historic house to house and listening to old people tell old (whitewashed) mormon history boring stories. I saw so many kids with "kill me now" looks on them being drug around there.

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  34. I don't think Robyn's belly looks a bit different than Meri's or Christine's. But IF she were pregnant I'd say they'll announce it during the season finale and leave us hanging on whether it's her own or Meri's. I'm from this area by the way. I CANNOT believe they were here in the capital of podunk USA!

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    1. It kind of cool when something out of the ordinary happens, isn't it? Anything to break up the routine.

      And BTW, a lot of people would love to be in podunk!

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    2. Last year when they came to Boston no one even acknowledged their presence...which was hilarious! Unfortubately those poor students from Reverend Goofy's class had to endure a Brown encounter, however.

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    3. Robin admitted last season that Kody prefers "curvy" women...so every one of the women has fattened up since being married to Kody...

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    4. So THAT's what he means by "multiply the love". It's "multiply the Body Mass Index". I think you're onto something there.
      Oh, and RNC, just so's you knows, curvy doesn't mean "without a waist." Just saying.

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  35. Why do people encourage this family? They are so in love with the idea that they are celebrities already. And I think Robyn is just carrying post baby weight, not pregnant

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    1. Question: Do these folks have any health insurance? With all those children and discussion of future pregnancies and even in vitro, how do they pay for this?

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  36. Oh gosh i really hope she aint pregnant! And if she was.. what were they thinking?
    So we have no jobs + Kody has no time for his other kids + Not any other money coming in accept TLC paycheck = lets make another baby!. Who needs attention anyway right?. I mean it is not like you need to be a father for youre kids or you dont need to make any money. Just keep adding brown family. You are so wise wow

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    1. Right Willow..they're so wise now. They're no longer a "different " family living a "different" lifestyle. Now they're TLC lackeys performing like seals to make da money.
      I'm beginning to really hate TLC for this. They present these shows as an alleged learning experience but in reality the money corrupts the people until they actually are no different than any other person out for the quick buck.
      Look at the Gosslins. I heard that TLC has a show in the works featuring that disturbed "honey booboo" kid & her family from Toddlers and Tiaras. That family, while amusing, is already weird and paying them to encourage a 5yr old to be even more weird is wrong on so many levels.
      Even some of the Hoarder people are so exploited. The kids who are dealing with their parents real life mental issues are put out there as fodder for the viewers to gawk at.
      TLC has found a niche with so much of their lineup but they don't care that kids are being born to promote the plots, the kids are growing up in a pseudo fantasy life where their family puts all their dirty laundry out,they go on trips that their "fun" is entertainment and it's all a facade. I'm getting really jaded by all of it.

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    2. Amen Anonymous J!. I myself is to beginning to hate TLC for what they're doing. It ain’t the learning channel its the ' point and laugh channel'. So sad. And great one about the pseudo fantasy life. It really is not reality anymore how sad for their children.
      I don’t even want to think about what will happen with this family once TLC stops the show. And you know they will stop it. It cant go on forever! TLC will get another ' learning moment' that they want to show us. So Browns get back to reality, because reality will sure get back to you if you want to or not.

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    3. I agree as well, Anonymous J. I watched an episode of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding or whatever it's called. It was an episode where the soon to be MIL hates the girl her son is marrying and the aunt shows up to cause trouble. That show is so ridiculous and disgusting. When the "over the pond" series premiered last year, I watched some of it out of curiosity because I really had no idea that the Travelers and such still existed. The American version is ridiculous, and I am noticing a trend with TLC exploiting people. The poor Gypsy girls are just that...girls. Rarely are they of legal age. They talk about abuse running through the Gypsy culture. The women have to clean all day in a trailer and have babies, while the men get to do whatever they want. Oh, and the girls have to drop out of school...most of the time by the 6th grade. SMH hard on the fact that these two shows are entertainment.

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    4. The Learning Channel my ass! My 12 year old isn't allowed to watch TLC w/out my approval ever since I walked in & some fat guy was humping his car!! It was that show My Strange Addiction or Obsession or whatever they wanna call that garbage. I will give them this, I did learn something..I learned that TLC is nothing more than the Smut Channel! Don't even get me started on My Big Fat Gypsy crap either, I've seen it once & that was enough for me.

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    5. BakergirlOK, in TLC's defense... Channel 4 in the UK are the one's who did the exploiting first, TLC just paid to air it. I'm not saying it's right by any stretch but at least with the British version it does show some of the extreme racism Travelers/Gypsies face in the UK (I lived in Liverpool for a year and I was filling out a job app and remember that some of the options for race were Scottish traveler, Irish traveler, etc--to me it was all offensive, why couldn't they just be white and be done with it). While the US version just shows crazy...

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  37. I haven't had a chance to read comments yet, but she definitely does look pregnant. I don't understand how they are going to explain timing though...if she IS pregnant. It seems things are shown out of sequence, so if she is pregnant, she looks about 4 months along. So when were all of the shows taped with Meri going to the fertility doctor, etc.. I said a long time ago in my post that I believe Robyn would pull a fast one and say "oops...I'm already pregnant" if Meri decided to say yes. However, Meri and Robyn are cut from the same cloth so I can't imagine Meri agreeing to it as she knows full well the power Robyn would yield from her gift. Anyway, how is TLC going to explain this one away if she is pregnant? If Robyn was pregnant already when Kody and Meri go to Mexico, etc.. Shady business, tlc!

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    1. I think you could be right about Robyn being pregnant and the timing.
      I also think TLC believes that they can dazzle the viewers with bullshit and the mindless SW junkies will lap it all up with a straw, never questioning the farce. Jumble it all up or use it as a cliffhanger...whose baby is it,Meri's or Robchin's?...oooooh such drama.

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    2. You are so right, A.J. After I saw this posted, I did a search to see if there were any other pictures floating around out there. It led me to one of the blogs (can't remember which one) where they recapped Robyn's offer to Meri after having Sol. I was shocked at the amount of people weighing in saying how beautiful this family was and how amazing it was for Robyn to offer up her uterus. One person (I think her screen name was Mandy) had the same ideas we do over here, and people were telling her how evil she was for not seeing what a beautiful idea this was. So for all of us that don't want to even think about the kool-aid, there are clearly a lot of fans who are willingly drinking it and asking for it in every flavor!

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    3. we need to start a listing of blogs that we run across!! I never remember any of them because they usually only have one or two interesting sentences on them--unlike this one that I am addicted to LOL. I feel like most of us here could probably go on a road trip and entertain each other for the whole time. Those gushing fans call us haters--but they are so mean and nasty to anyone who dares question anything. Some of them seem down right scary. It saddens me how many of them will ask if anyone knows how they can make a donation to the Browns or buy their LIV stuff "But ony if the Browns will receive the profits", or "Where can I by your jewery?" most of these people do not look particuarly well-off. I wonder how many people are actually giving anything to these grifters?

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  38. With the amount of booty calls she receives, it's no wonder she's pregnant again!
    If the wives don't plan the rotation but Kody plans the rotation, RNC must get her night every other night. Plus there always is quite an overlap when Kody cruises between JMC houses... just enough for a booty call with RNC!

    I do think either in this pregnancy or the next, Kody will go out for fresh meat again and on the hunt for a new wife. Now THAT is something I want to see because RNC will undoubtfully be unable to handle it. Or as she said it herself, she'll strangle Kody. Can't wait for that.

    Remember, the more (young) kids they have, the higher their WIC/foodstamp/other government checks will be when the TLC well dries out. I don't think RNC or Kody is actually smart enough to realize THEY are responsible to finance their brood. I think they feel so entitled and feel everybody but them has to pay their bills. He just "surfs through" life, having NO responsibility whatsoever: not in raising his kids, cleaning/organizing/cooking in one of his four houses, making a penny, the only thing he has to do is move around Janelle's Meri's and Christine's houses between booty calls with Robyn-No-Character.

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  39. It's early for me so my snark isn't at full tilt yet but I do notice that they all must have gotten a special (Squirrel) prophetic okay to ditch the underclothes & babydolls. They all appear to be wearing only one shirt. Funny how those pesky religious requirements can go *poof* when you're all, ahem, famous like them.
    If this is the TLC top runner show....sheesh..so stupid.

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  40. Have you all seen the TLC clip with the Brown's getting the baby question? Meri and Robyn get this sudden high school case of the giggles and at first leave the answering to Christine and Janelle, who look very amused. Meri then answers with obligatory "I just don't know yet...". GIGGLE!!! Which leaves Robyn to say that she is open to more (which makes me go EW in my head). Here is the link if ya'll want to see for yourselves! http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/sister-wives/videos/more-babies.htm

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  41. LMFAO!! Just got back from the Browns friend facebook page. The admin's telling everyone that they can't post anything about the Browns filming in Missouri. Thank God for this blog, where we are free to discuss the latest Brown family roadtrip and if Robyn is /isn't preggers!

    Last year, didn't the Browns tweet about their Big Bear trip? Why the sudden need to keep this trip so secret? Oh yeah, because Robyn's preggers!

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    1. LAME!! & seriously, it's not that big of a freaking deal!! Their FB fan page admins tend to OVERREACT like the Browns are some A-list celebrities & such!!...smh

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  42. She's pregnant! Look at the way that shirt is creased across her belly. Go back and look at the picture of them from behind walking into the pottery place, she was "slim" from behind!

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    1. I agree, she has to be pregnant. I'm surprised TMZ o another place hasn't said anything. She can't have such a big pooch months after Sol's birth. She might be like" I let God decide when the next baby would be born...
      And we know that with all her honeymoon experience and VS stuff she has Kody going to her house in the middle of the night while he is supposed to be with the other wives, haha.

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  43. TLC once stood for the learning channel. I am not learning a thing about Sister Wives other than a pure waste to television. Kody is so stupid and goofy. This show was supposed to show the viewers how polygamist families interacted on a day to day basis. All we see are date night, romantic trips and boring outings. I sure hope that this is the last season for this crap. This family is not normal. I am sure that the average polygamist family is not doing a quarter of what the Brown's are showing their viewers. TLC is trying real hard to keep people watching. I would love to be a fly on the wall when these TLC bozos are brainstorming for show ideas. The shows this season are pretty lame and pathetic. I feel so sorry for the kids. We have not seen any more episodes of the kids having outside friends other than when they first moved to Vegas. We never hear of grades or see the kids studying. For them to drive straight to MO is a bunch of bull. With all those kids in one RV, I can't see it. I would have needed a break from the noise after 15 minutes. I think that Robyn is pregnant. Anything to keep people watching. Meri would be a fool to let Robyn carry a child for her. If they are such a happy family and they share a man, then why the need for Meri to have a baby. According to their faith, she is the Mother of 17. Enough kids already. Get a job and show some responsibility. Kody's ego is so inflated. Nothing against MO but I have driven thru Hanibal and there is not much there. I wonder what producer suggested this road trip. I guess it's getting hard to find them places to go where they will not be mobbed by their many fans. Gag me now. I do believe that they think they are celebrities. Brown's if you are reading this, many celebrities have filed bankruptcy after their 5 minutes of fame. You guys are nowhere in the celebrity category. You only have a show because you are polygamists.

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    1. Weren't Robyn's ancestors early settlers of Nauvoo (which is north of Hannibal)? And the article mentions RVs, so they were not traveling in just one.

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    2. They are going to Nauvoo, because this is a place of pilgrimage for those of Mormon ilk. Joseph Smith built a town there and the first temple. It was also where he was living at the time he was shot dead (The LDS church does tours of some buildings) This town was the stepping off point for the Mormon exodus to Utah. If they intend to film Kody and his tribe there, it should prove interesting to see how the LDS handle it.

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    3. I rewatched the episode of Big Love when they took the pilgrimage cross country to Cumorah NY on HBOGo. Seems like the Browns may be recreating the Henricksons trip. I wonder if Kody will argue with the Nauvoo tour guide about the number of wives Joseph Smith had, like Bill Henrickson did.

      Oh before I forget, the Henricksons did not live in a cul-de-sac but the 3 houses were next to each other.

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    4. I'm sure the Browns demanded 4 separate Rv's, esp Robyn since she does have a 8 month old & can't have screaming kids,etc... & God forbid they share, esp when Kody is rotating nights or however he does that. So, I wonder exactly how they're doing the rotation anyways?? Wondering if all the wives are keeping sweet too!!...lol

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    5. CB you couldn't expect them to share a kitchen LOL

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    6. We all know how helpless poor Robyn is so I say The Douch Bag will be driving Robyn's RV for her while Meri, Janelle & Christine have to drive their own...lmao.

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  44. Obviously TLC is pushing the Meri/Robyn pregnancy/surrogate angle and the confirmation of Robyn being knocked up with be spun into the season finale (who's baby is it?). But what I have started to wonder is will Christine get pregnant again to vie for Kody's affection and attention? I know she was very clear about not having another child, but now that she's no longer the last wife--with all the perks and benefits that came with that position--that really must be eating her up inside. So, do you check-out of the marriage like Janelle has, do you get bitter like Meri, or do you put yourself in competition with your rival and pop out another kid to validate your husband's love and acknowledgement of you. I'm not feeling sorry at all for Meri on this pregnancy...I'm feeling really bad for Christine.

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    1. @my2cents:
      Not sure it would increase Christine's stock to get pregnant--she got so little attention during her pregnancy with Truly and even at the birth. Her kids mean less to Kody. Remember Kody asking the doctors about infertility treatments for Meri and kissing Robyn, all while Christine labored in the hospital (I believe she was scared to deliver at home because of her age and bleeding from last miscarriage). Truly, even though she is cute as a button, gets Christine no extra time, attention or help from Kody. It must hurt to see your kids play second fiddle to the favorite kids.

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    2. drdawn...you are certainly correct that Truly doesn't get Christine any extra time or favors. Just further "proof" that polygamy is a crock o'crap. Just read Carolyn Jessop's book and to hear stories of how the wives would gang up on each other, the petty jealousy, and how they tried so hard to keep in favor (and keep their kids favored) of their husband makes one feel pretty sick. At least when I watch the Brown's, I don't think Kody plays favorites with his kids (aside from Robyn's and King Sol), but I don't necessarily think that's good parenting on his part, probably more like he just doesn't care. Maybe that's more beneficial for his kids after all?

      Maybe Christine will get the "buzz" and go a-courtin' for number 5 to displace her new rival. At the rate Robyn is going, Christine may find an unlikely ally in Meri. Ick.

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    3. I wondered the same--if Christine will now just emotionally check out of the whole marriage and seek wife number 5 as a way to hurt Robyn, sort of taking all her anger at Kody over his treatment of her out on Robyn. What a way to Keep Sweet!

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  45. This show would do great with a real housewives format. Separate talking heads where they talk about the the other women and plots involving lots of confrontations and thinly veiled insults.

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  46. It would take a good 6 months to 8 to go through the all the different Dr. procedures involved for a egg extraction and insemination. It is a long process- because of all the Dr. appts. on top of needing to be on the Fertility medicine at least 3 months before removal of eggs. Given her age they would MAKE her stay on the meds 3 months. Looks like oh Robyn got pregnant BEFORE she even had a chance to do that!

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    1. Mister Sister - totally agree. And IF they were really doing all the 'procecures' the camera would be right there with them....there is no way Robyn is pregnant with Meri's child. TLC - if you are going to make this the 'cliff hanger'....shame on you. We can all do the math/research and we KNOW that if Robyn is pregnant, it's not a surrogacy baby.

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    2. I agree that Robyn is not pregnant with Meri's child--she was not 1/3 that big at 6 months with Sol. As for your proposed time schedule, though, it's not true at all. I did IVF a couple of years ago. I only took fertility drugs for 1 cycle. From my first appointment, I was confirmed pregnant (2 weeks after aembryos were implanted) within 7 weeks. I did have a miscarriage, but the pregnancy was already into 2nd trimester.

      I also showed almost immediately. My cup size went from a D to a J in 3 weeks--and I could not even wear my saggy granny panties within 6 weeks. she could easily have embryos ready to go that fast. IVF success is very individual. It can work in a single cycle or not work after 100 cycles. I don't believe for one second that meri would want a baby that she didn't conceive naturally, though.

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    3. After I wrote that, something occurred to me. I will concede, that: In my particular case, my hormone levels and ovulation cycle were absolutely "optimal"--that's not likely the case with Meri. I figure Robin's at least 6 months pregnant, or more. Her Boobs are 5X the size they were in the most recently aired scenes and she was nursing that giant baby round the clock.

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    4. I ditto linnet. My sister in law just gave birth to twin girls last August after her first round with ivf and it was a very quick process for them. She had never had a child, and she is 41. So I think it is a case by case scenario. However, I think if Meri has only gotten pregnant twice in almost 20 years (can't remember how many years they have been married) with zero contraceptives ever used and such, than there are probably more difficulties going on with her ability to get pregnant. However, I know that stress can really effect people in whacky ways, and I think Meri has been angry and stressed for a long time. I think that has added to her issues. I've stated this before but my parents tried for 9 years and after they adopted my sister and brother....I think it allowed mom to relax and they got pregnant 4 years later with me, and a few years later with my sister. It's probably all added to her problems. However, with all that said I don't thinks he would ever have Robyn carry her baby. I also think that if Robyn is pregnant (I'm still on the fence) it will really add some new fuel to the fire.

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    5. Even if it COULD happen, I just don't think Meri was that interested.

      Again hoping that Robyn isn't pregnant - for the sake of the kids - not just the prospective bun in the oven but the ones already here...but I got the impression during the Q&A ep (filmed in late April...hmmm remember Robyn made such a point on how Meri could still have a baby because of her offer - if the gals here are correct, Robyn was ALREADY pregnant and must have known it) that the Browns don't use birth control...so there ya go. Incidentally I am only 50.5 weeks younger than my older sister...and my mom told me she was lactating when she got pregnant with me. Hmmm.

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    6. Of course, with this crew, she might have actually had IVF in January, and be carrying embryos from her, Christine's, Janelle's AND Meri's eggs--just for fun, to see whose eggs are the most blessed by Heavenly Father. Just an idea. I hope they don't read this--they may just try it!

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  47. What I Have Learned From TLC About Polygamy gratis The Brown Family:

    1. Polygamists are not one big happy family. They are 4 separate single mom families with a babies' Daddy who drops by for an overnight visit. (but doesn't leave any $$ to help you out with. ya think his convertible doesn't take gas money, too?)

    2. Bonus moms are not even emotionally close enough to be called Aunt let alone Mom. Bonus kids are existent in theory only. But that theory is what gets you into the top glory of the Celestial Kingdom.

    3. A sister wife's babies's Daddy is spread too thin emotionally to even be present for the marriage relationship let alone the fatherhood one.

    4. Don't stress about $$ as God will provide in the form of state aid or short-lived TV fame.

    5. Number One Wife bitch power overrides all other wives' bitch power.

    6. Get very skilled at passive/aggressive behavior as that is the key to survival in the dysfunctional world of plyghood.

    7. Last Wife happiness is as good as it ever gets in plyghood.

    8. Plyghood men love to jokingly hold over your head it's time to go shopping for a new wife. Don't let the bastards see you sweat. Pretend to enjoy the joke along with them.

    9. Don't set yourself up for failure expecting a sisterhood support system. That's in theory only. Accept that you're a strong independent woman and do it all on your own. Hopefully, you have some older kids that pitch in and help you tho.

    10. When you want to take a break from the stress of it all, don't worry that no one else is pulling their fair share of the load. Just slack off, too. Inertia begets inertia. It's a beautiful thing cause God will still provide.

    11. NEVER NO NEVER let lack of money get in the way of shopping for your dream home, going on vacations, eating out at restaurants, keeping your fake nails maintained or romantic dinners and dancing, baby, DANCING!!

    12. Don't worry - the kids will be fine. After all, the adults turned out fine from being raised in it. (the ones that were anyway and the ones that weren't are now doing better than they ever were without it!!)

    13. The words happiness and joy have a completely different meaning in the plyghood world.


    ^^^ These are just random recall lessons off the top of my head. After all, I'm not got a fully developed frontal lobe to be able to give a DEEP THOUGHTS by ROBYN HANDY version. ;')

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    1. #8 - you nailed it! This is exactly what Kody does ALL the time....brings up 'another wife' then starts talking 'very seriously' about how its such an important decision that 'all the wives have to sign off on' (all the Sister Wives on cue, nod their yeads yes) but what Kody wants, Kody gets.

      In the book, Meri says she was 'surprised' when Kody wanted to bring Janelle into the family. After Janelle, there was another woman that "Kody and Meri" were courting and it fell through (and she was 17) and then Christine suggested to Kody that she wanted to join the family and so Kody then 'informed' Meri and Janelle, who handily had a burning feeling in their hearts that it was meant to be. Then Meri and Kody were at a dance and saw Robyn and they both 'knew' that Robyn was supposed to be part of their family. Didn't think to run that one by Janelle or Christine. Meri even mentions the thrill she got to know that she and Kody had their little secret...

      So, a long way of saying, yes, Polyg Men totaly passively aggessively joke that it's time to be lookin for a new wife....they really aren't kidding, it's a veiled threat.

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    2. fyi, the 17 year old was supposed to be wife #2 so she was BEFORE Janelle entered the picture. She was supposed to marry Kody when she turned 18 but changed her mind. I remember this because the Browns always talked about underage girls and the FLDS and here Kody and Meri were courting an underaged girl!

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    3. #5 made me laugh out loud. for real. :P

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    4. Yes, they were courting a 17 year old (I guess it was before Janelle, don't remember exactly) and were priding themselves on waiting until she was 18 until they proposed. But then it fell apart. But I still recall that K&M were courting someone else before Christine because she was at first depressed that they were courting someone else (that she thought was thinner than her) and then heard that it fell through. Wouldn't that be fun to find out who this woman (or women?) are and get their stories?

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    5. Does anyone find it EXTREMELY creepy when they mention "Kody AND Meri courting" someone. It's like 2 freaking predators scouting prey. Why is she "courting"?? CREEPY!!!

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    6. What's interesting is how Kody "answers" to a higher calling or Robyn says one of them gets a "buzz", well if it was ur calling in the beginning to marry the girls U were courting & such then why would they fall through? Or basically, why would the ladies bail?? Guess the "buzz" was only temperary, U know, kinda like lust or a crush...lol

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    7. I wonder about these women too. A female that actually had the strength to resist Kody's charms...so hard to imagine! NOT!!

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    8. "courting" reminds me of Jethro and Ellie May talk.

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    9. yeah, and Christine openly and happily admits that she asked Kody to marry her. she really was dying to be third wife to SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, EVEN KODY! She didn't care. It was her quest to be third wife and so she eagerly picked the first plyg she was exposed to w/that placement open. Too bad it sounds like she wrongly ASSUMED 3rd wife ALWAYS meant LAST wife, too.

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    10. AnonymousJune 14, 2012 1:50 PM wrote
      "What I Have Learned From TLC About Polygamy gratis The Brown Family:" Coming from the same background as Kody and his women, I have to say you have picked up on all of the "joys" and "blessings" of polygamous life!: )

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    11. @Ex AUB I love every comment you make. In all honesty, when we were sharing our snark without a jaded Ex-AUB, I felt more like a mean girl. Please never go away; we need you as an expert advisor on our panel!!!! I DO often wonder if you feel a little torn or if it is painul when we make nasty comments about the belief system that you grew up in--even though you rejected them. If you wouldn't mind giving us some (non-identifying, of course!) information about the politics and workings of your former community, I think most of us would be really interested.

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    12. anony 1:50 here: aw, thanks for the forehead gold star, Ex-AUB. i always was a fast learner in school. ;') Not that it takes more than a Jethro Bodine 6th grade education to figure out this religious family's train wreck. Glad you were able to get the hell out when your gettin' was good! xox

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  48. anony 1:50 here - sorry, my doorbell was ringing and i meant to hit save it first and correct my spelling, punctuation and grammar first cause i really was just typing out the random thoughts coming into my head. But i hit send instead! ;'( (and nope - it wasn't the mormon mishies at the door. hehe...)

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  49. When you stop and think about it- Polygamy probably was Joseph Smith's finest MLM scheme to get men to join and contribute to his church (HIM). Start with the man, and them women and children, and the higher you go! No wonder that's all they want to do. Lazy.

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  50. This show is my new soap opera, lol. It can't be *real* can it?

    I have to say, I am actually learning a great deal from this show: as long as I do the opposite of these people, I'm going to be a great parent!

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  51. Mister Sister - when you read the histories of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young you find out that Joseph was very secretive (to the point of lying publicly about it) about polygamy and that's ultimately what cost him his life at Carthage Jail. He was there for destroying William Law's printing press that was coming out the next day w/proof of Smith's secret polygamous life. Joseph Smith died broke and left his wife Emma w/5 or 6 kids in poverty. She ended up re-marrying a serial adulterer (she even raised one of his illegit kids) and an alcoholic by the name of Bidamon.

    Brigham Young on the other hand got VERY RICH off of his polygamous wives and congregation. It's duly factually noted in lots of documents that he was most definitely a liar, a cheat, a thief and was in charge of his murderous group called the Danites. It's all been fascinating histories to read regarding both these two men and the large differences between the two - both politically, religiously, bigotry, polygamy, business acumen, etc. Brigham Young actually wanted Emma to become a sister wife after Joseph's death and go out to Utah with him. She hated him and told him hell no. There then became no love lost between those 2 the rest of their lives. I also read the 650 page original autobiography of Anne Eliza Young's Wife No. 19 (the one that the novel The 19th wife was based on - which was "meh" to me) and it has some awful details of Brigham Young's cruelty and reign of terror to which she testified before Congress.

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  52. Don't these women realize that if they had their own husbands, they wouldn't be forever on the lookout for a "bestie"?!!

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  53. Excellent Synopsis, Anony! And Brigham was the real stealer, yet Joseph was no angel. Do you not think it resembles a MLM though? I do, for the men. Sadly, no winners when you put a man before god, or think your husband will get you to heaven. Knowing Kody, he'd forget one of them when calling them!

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    1. Mister Sister - thanks and yes, it's most definitely a great MLM resemblance. why do you think that UTAH is the number one state for MLM company start-ups? yep, that's why. and as far as Kody remembering their names, remember they're each given a "new name" in the temple (including Kody) to be called by to enter through the veil. seriously.

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    2. Kody remembering their names...that is funny! Robyn's secret name is probably "SheRah" like she said in the book, I couldn't imagine her or Kody remembering more than a couple of names for each wife, lol. Christine better watch out, Kody might accidently forget her on purpose..what a shitty life!

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    3. i, personally, would ignore Kody calling my new name. i'd just pretend i forgot it and didn't know who the hell he was calling. Maybe i'd default to something better then. lol

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    4. ROFLOL at anony 12:54. Maybe that is Christine's plan.

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  54. If Janelle is such a financial genius why have they all declared bankruptcy? I would also like to say I concur with DakotaJustice. I am 51 years old and can lose weight no problem, if I eat properly and exercise on a regular basis. I don't think these women care they're morbidly obese and unhealthy. Come on, they've got nothing but time on their hands and were also given a personal trainer. I'm sure Kodouche (love that name) doesn't encourage them to lead a healthier lifestyle. He likes them overweight with low self esteem, less chance of them leaving him.

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    1. but i thought that's why they think Janelle IS a financial genius cause she knew how to help them file bankruptcy! ;'p

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    2. I think we should give Janelle the benefit of the doubt on the bankruptcy in 97. If one does that math based on Logan's age, then it was very early in her marriage to Kody; so probably it was before she went back to school and got a real job. Maybe that bankruptcy is what opened her eyes up to the fact Kody couldn't take care of his family.

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  55. i've only gone to Sister Wives FB page once in the past and couldn't take all the kiss-ass accolades nor the begging and pleading to become 5th wife. But based on someone's post here, i went and took a looksie just now and if you can skip over all the gaggy -goo-goo-i-love-you posts, interspersed are a lot of funny posts and links by a "Rocky Laura Mollo" that have been up a couple of hours dissing them so far. Wonder how much longer they'll last?

    I've seen a couple of those pics posted here so, I'm wondering if it's a fellow SWB from here trying to wreak some havoc over there! lol

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    1. That page is not their fan page. It's a TLC page, and it's completely unmoderated. Actually, "Rocky" is one of the kindest of the "haters". She just started posting recent-ly. Some of them are a bit vulgar and some just insane. No posts are deleted from that page. It is a show fan page, not a Brown Family page. You can write any nasty thing you like LOL. Meri's brother posted on it earlier tonite; he was writing about what a great, hands-on dad his brother-in-law Kody is. I tried to copy it to this blog, but it didn't get posted.

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    2. oh ok, thanks linnet. i only briefly skimmed it. in that time, all i saw was kiss-ass posts and then i read several of the Rocky ones that made me smile. i don't think i'll be familiarizing myself with it tho. this place is enough for me. ;')

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    3. The fb page are getting tired of there antics too not all lovey dovey any more

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    4. Anon 12:52 You'd probably be wise to stay away from that one. LOL. It really has become so disgusting; I've pretty much decided to quit there, too. Some of the posters here do seem to "sound" like some of the posters there--I like to try to guess who's who :D. One funny thing is that when Meri's brother posted, some girl who is pro-plyg but not religious (and alledgedly has a sisterwife)and Mexican was ragging on him about how he looked like he was Mexican so she doubted he was her brother. LOL. She was told by other posters that he was. It made me chuckle a bit. He did not mention being Kody's ex-husband-in-law, however.

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  56. Yes, except for new Ro-Bun. I thought about putting up a couple of pics, but they were too mean, of how big her butt is now.
    Pregnancy- no wonder their wasn't a ton of "new" photos for the season start as before.

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  57. Too bad Robyn's pregnant.

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  58. I want to see the whole Brown bunch on 'Wife Swap'. Now that would be worth watching!

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  59. I seen this on FB & thought this applied perfectly to the Browns:

    "The government IS NOT your baby daddy"

    Lmao!!

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  60. Oh yeah, RoBUN looks so preggers!

    So while I'd like to see them move back to Lehi, that's not going to happen. Isn't their lawsuit still pending against the state of Utah? If they are trying to claim they ran away because they feared prosecution/persecution, then they cannot really move back. That would be an admission that they thought it was all better and possibly ruin their lawsuit chances. THIS IS THEIR REAL FINANCIAL PLAN, LOL!! As far as I know, this lawsuit is still pending. I bet they dream about their windfall money from the State.

    I would have liked to see all the wives and Kody ride in the same vehicle(not RV) all the way cross country. I would have paid some good money to see that unedited. RoBUN has to sit in the back between Christine and Janelle. The fun there is not that she is physically squished it's that she sits between two women that hate her. Meri has to drive. Kody sits shotgun, gives directions, hollers at Meri's driving. Christine makes her famous fish stick tacos packed in a cooler so that RoBUN can smell greasy garbage while preggers.

    How about suggestions for the most fitting soap opera name for SW? As the Hair Blows(in your mlm convertible)...The Bald and the Bankrupt...All My Wives' Children...

    Thanks again CJ for the laughs!

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    1. Someone on FB suggested a new business for the Browns: Rent a Womb.

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    2. Even if they won, there would be no money coming, I don't think they sued for damages. Even if they did, I'm sure the state would appeal and have the whole thing drag through the courts for years after - meaning most of any award would be eaten up in attorneys fees...seen that happen before. Nope, IMO the Browns filed suit to keep up the interest in their show...

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    3. I thought somewhere on this blog it was stated that the Browns had a political agenda in place and that's why they were chosen as the face of polygamy. They don't want legalization of polygamy, they want decriminalization instead. I believe that was spearheaded by Anne Wilde who heads Principle Voices a polygamist organization that suggested the Browns to the TLC producer in the first place. So that's the real reason behind the reality show.

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    4. On the subject of greasy fish tacos, how about a new family venture, a restaurant called My Sister Wife's Table. Christine can be the chef and the menu would have her famous fish stick tacos with tater tots and corn for vegetable. Don't forget the peanut butter fritos, but would they be a starter or dessert? The teenagers can be the wait staff.

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    5. Anon 9:35 that may infact have been Anne Wilde's (and maybe even Christine's) reasoning. It was clearly not the agenda of either TLC or the Brown Family. TLC apparently wanted a fame-hungry loser who would make a spectacle of himself (and not be smart enough to figure out that the masses are laughing at him--not with him). The Browns (actually Kody, who makes all the decisions) wanted fame and fortune.

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  61. I have to say that this Blog is great!! We're not getting this series yet in the UK but I feel like I dont even need to watch it now when it comes over. Thanks for keeping me entertained x

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  62. RoBUN is definitely preggers. Swollen face, huge breasts, protruding stomach, and goofy smile. I guess that explains why she looked like heck during the meeting with the mortgage loan officer. She must've been around eight weeks then - tired and sick.

    TLC and The Browns: You are going to lose your audience if you try to lie to us all. If you want more viewers, BRING IN A 5TH WIFE!!!

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  63. Not to sound like everyone but this is such a entertaining blog, it makes my day. We gave up the cable to save money so I haven't seen the new episodes but it sounds like I'm not missing out on any new dysfunctional revelations. Another family with a religious agenda from a small sect to explain how they are so much happier then the rest of us. Technically doesn't he have an "open marriage"? It's just the same 3 other women? Hasn't it been proven a billion times that western culture isn't into "open marriages" and sharing?

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    1. You can catch episodes on fastpass, google it if you like. That is where I watch it.

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  64. I was on the fence regarding Robchin being preggers. But after looking at pictures of her a few months ago and the more recent ones, it sure looks like she's got another bun in the oven. Another poor child for Kodouche to ignore.

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  65. "Word spread fast" about the SW arrival...sorry but I'm only counting maybe 4 people who jumped into the photo op? YIKES!!!

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  66. Janelle tweets on Friday, June 15, "Thank you 2 r friends at Dadant's Beekeeping Supply in Hamilton, IL for letting us stop by. We r enjoying the honey candy on r drive today."

    LMBO!!! Who wouldn't have paid good money to watch Robynn get chased by a few hundred bees? And Kody! Aren't bees attracted to hair spray?

    Hope the wives realize that you cannot feed honey to children under the age of 2. Prolly will see them bathing King Sol in it when the episode airs.

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  67. I don't get why everyone is so mean about the Browns. Do they threaten us in any way? Are they doing harm in the world? Obviously they are providing us with entertainment that we are choosing to watch. I don't care who sleeps with who, how often or who is pregnant or any of the other ordinary things that happen in a marriage. Give them a break. They are nice people just trying to make a buck and support their kids.

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    1. And we are just nice people who like to have discussions about the Browns and their many buck making enterprises! We aren't mean, we are just opinionated!

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    2. No, scratch this. I was going to reply to Slesher but I decided to be sweet.

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  68. I think Robyn is pregnant i just looked at pictures on their family website she lost the baby weight in those. Site address kodybrownfamily.com

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  69. OMG!!!!! Mean Girl Meri is one ugly crier! And those poor dolphins having to carry those fat asses around!!!!

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  70. Okay....is it just me, or does Robyn look preggers in the pic?? Lots of T-Shirt wrinkles on both sides of the belly.....

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