Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jeremy and Audrey Roloff Welcome daughter Ember Jean Roloff

Audrey Roloff gave birth to the couple's first child on September 10th --Ember Jean Roloff weighing 7.13 pounds.
























US Magazine had an article with quotes from Jeremy and Audrey:

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/audrey-roloff-gives-birth-welcomes-daughter-with-husband-jeremy-w499518

"Labor is such a wild and miraculous process and meeting our baby girl for the first time filled us with uncontainable joy," the couple told Us. "We are so thankful for this little life we've been blessed with and cannot wait to see all that she becomes."

Audrey has since shared that she is suffering from Mastitis. The medical explanation for Mastitis is:

"a breast inflammation usually caused by infection. It can happen to any woman, although mastitis is most common during the first 6 months of breastfeeding. It can leave a new mother feeling very tired and run-down. Add the illness to the demands of taking care of a newborn, and many women quit breastfeeding altogether. But you can continue to nurse your baby. In fact, breastfeeding usually helps to clear up infection, and nursing will not harm your baby. Although mastitis can be discouraging and painful, it is usually easily cleared up with medicine."

Audrey posted a photo of herself on her Instagram story looking glum with the caption,

“I can now sympathize with all your moms out there who’ve had mastitis. It’s no joke,” 

Some people have been commenting on Jeremy and Audrey's Instagram about their lack of baby pictures of their new daughter. Some people were quick to point out that is usually all about money -- they sell the exclusive Pictures to magazines such as Us and People,  and can't post pictures until the Magazine has had time to circulate. 

Audrey seemed to post a rebuttal to that, simply commenting:

"Oh my. I can't believe people think such things" in response to comments about it "all being about money". 

Others pointed out that Zach and Tori also didn't post pictures for several days until People Magazine released the pictures.




Friday, August 18, 2017

Guest Opinion Article: Jacob Roloff's Disappointing Return to the Roloff Ways

Guest Opinion Article Wirtten By Brandon:

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As a long time reader and poster to the Spiritswander Blog (who was once falsely accused by Matt and Amy Roloff of working for Washington County in Oregon!) I asked Spirits if I could have an article about what I see as Jacob Roloff disappointing turn back to the Roloff Family and the family business.

I'll start by saying, I can't write a piece about being disappointed by Jeremy and Audrey Roloff or by Matt Roloff, because there's nothing to be disappointed about! They act exactly how I expect them to act. I have no expectations that Matt will suddenly be honest or that Jeremy or Audrey will stop being materialistic or that they won't go 3 Instagram posts without trying to sell something.

But Jacob Roloff is different. I was a frequent defender of Jacob and praised him.

I praised his public rebellion of the Roloff way of life. I respected that he spoke his mind. It needs to be said that it takes character to not automatically follow certain beliefs just because that's how you were raised. And most people are that way. They are a certain religion because their parents were, so they follow.

Jacob was raised in a right wing Christian family and he had the courage to think about his beliefs on issues and form his own opinions. That once led to his controversial rejecting of Christianity, once calling concepts of Heaven and thanking God for nice weather on your wedding day as "stupidity". I'm not suggesting you have to be disparaging like that when you form different views, but it is a positive trait to form your own opinion and voice them when you are the lone dissenter in your entire family.

Jacob did that. He spoke out against against the show. He was regarded by most objective people as the unquestioned "Most Honest Roloff", speaking the truth about the phoniness of the show Little People, Big World.

He slammed the show, vowed to quit it when he could and then moved out of state with his girlfriend Isabel. Appearing to build his own life away from the rest of the Roloffs. Let's face it, the rest of the Roloffs, except Molly, are what most people refer to as "Reality whores". The kind definition for that is that being on a fake and staged reality show is their career. Any side projects they have are all based and stem from their reality show. Zach supposedly works at an Indoor Soccer place, but everyone knows being on LPBW is his career. Jeremy and Audrey say they are "bloggers", but their career is being on LPBW and the blog is to make money off of being on the show. Pay them money to have them preach to you in a devotional about how to have a successful Christian marriage. That's not what is funding their new house. It's their career as Reality TV show whores.

The other aspect about Jacob that separated him from the rest of the Roloffs was that unlike every other Roloff, Jacob came across as being totally honest. You may not have agreed with his opinion, but you couldn't argue that he was saying exactly what he thinks. Whether he was talking about what he thought about religion or atheists his enthusiasm for marijuana use or Donald Trump and his supporters, you generally got the feeling that he was being 100% honest and saying exactly how he felt and didn't hold back.  And that totally contradicted a hallmark of the Roloff family - who are famous for speaking about diversity while privately carrying very un-diverse and supporting groups, politicians and organizations who stand against diversity.

Even during the height of Jacob's Roloff family rebellion period he did always stay away from directly naming his family or calling them out (except for his infamous "being fucked out of my money" tweet". But while he would openly question how anyone could support Trump, he would always refrain from calling out brother Jeremy and his wife Audrey when they posted pro-Trump Instagram stories or pro Trump tweets. I could give Jacob a pass for that, he didn't want to go to war with his family over twitter or Instagram. Ok, I understand that.

However, over the last 6 months to a year, anyone who has followed Jacob and his girlfriend Isabel, on social media has noticed a big difference. Jacob stopped with the honest or "controversial" tweets and statements. They started with the Roloff trademark of posting pictures with other Roloffs gushing about how awesome said Roloff is and how blessed they are to have the awesome Roloff in their lives.
Jacob even toned down his once scathing criticism of the show. In Jacob and Isabel's short lived You Tube Channel (they stopped at 4 videos with the most recent being 2 months ago) he said one way to share their lives is through filming on the show and another is through their You Tube channel and he preferred their own channel. He also said he has come to peace with his parents for putting him on the show and with the producers of the show. I was struck by how he made it sound as though the show was ok now although in the past he had previously said it destroys the lives of children and was completely staged and phony.

Apparently that was signally a change in his life and mindset. Jacob and Isabel left their independence in California and moved back to live in Amy's house on the Farm. So much for Jacob's independence and building his own life. They appear to have been living with Amy for the last 3 or 4 months.

 Jacob even followed the Roloff family trend of trying to profit off his presence from the show and selling his thoughts to his followers (who most know from the show). He's selling his "Verbing" booklet online and says there are plans for more.

Jacob and Isabel are now smiling in pretty much every Roloff social media post. He once referred to the rest of his family as playing Roloff Characters and fooling the audience into thinking that's actually what they are like. Of course, Jacob always did stop short of placing blame on his family who over the years have insisted that the show is real and raw and what you see is the real them.

Is there any difference now between Jacob and Isabel and Zach and Tori or Jeremy and Audrey? I don't see it.


















A low point for me was the last week, Jacob's girlfriend, Isabel, proudly posing with Audrey's "Always More" merchandise and telling people where to go to buy it! Because Roloffs are all about making a profit! And God of course.  Even in Isabel's latest round of Instagram stories, she is posting pictures of Jeremy and Jacob arm in arm and full throttle gushing about Jeremy and Audrey, re-posting their post selling something and adding the caption that "these 2 constantly amaze me!" And Jeremy and Audrey are returning the favor!

Jeremy's latest Instgram post is gushing about Jacob!

"Jacob Roloff everybody. We've been in separate states for a good long while so it's been very nice to get some quality time with him again as he's been helping me a lot on our house renovations. Im a DIY kinda guy, so with a little brother and some YouTube, anything is possible. He's a smart dude with a good heart. My mom calls us the bookends, spend 10 minutes with us and you'll know why."





















Now if you're like me and you think Jeremy and Audrey are materialistic bigots who are 100% focused on making money and who routinely try to deceive people by hiding their true beliefs if they believe it will hurt their product - Jeremy's endorsement is not a good thing.

Jacob seems to have a job (paid or not, I don't know) working with Mark Watts, Alan Watts' son promoting his work -- I have to wonder what they think of Jacob coming back into the Roloff fold. I'm not sure if helping Jeremy and Audrey sell their right wing Christian products align with someone promoting Alan Watts? Perhaps they want it because if Jacob is back on the show and in the family fold, that means more followers and more followers usually translates into more sales and more money. And that's what everything is about, right?

I think there's a difference between not hating your family because you have different political or social opinions and endorsing them and standing with them. There's a reason why people in the White House and in Government are distancing themselves from Donald Trump right now. If you stand with it and smile, you are complicit and people are going to assume you are ok with it.

Does Jacob's social opinions even differ from his family any more? Jacob's girlfriend Isabel once declared that they stand with the LGBT community. How tall can you possibly standing for them when you're praising Jeremy and Audrey Roloff as awesome people and they said their website was not for gay people because they don't agree with it? It can't be that important to Jacob and Isabel.

What are your thoughts on Jacob's sudden turn back to the Roloff Family? His rebel days are clearly behind him. The days of thinking Jacob would carve out his own path in life away from the Phony and Scripted reality tv show appear to be over. Will anyone be surprised to see Jacob back on the show he once so publicly quit and vowed to never be on again? He's living in the house and has been for a prolonged period of time  and he is constantly with all the Roloffs every day.

Is Jacob now as phony as the other Roloffs? Or did he discover that trying to be independent is really damn hard and it's much easier to hitch himself to the Roloff gravy train and live off Mom and Dad Roloff and to hell with principles?

I'm also curious how the Christian Roloff fans who once hated Jacob now feel that Jacob is being praised by the sainted Roloffs, Jeremy and Matt? Has Jacob seen the light of Christ and you're now ready to forgive him for his once antagonistic statements about Christians?



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Little People, Big World New Episode June 27, 2017

Here is a recap/review of the new episode of Little People, Big World, featuring the Roloffs, which aired Tuesday June 27, 2017 on TLC.

Written By Rap541

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Ugh… a two hour baby episode. Let me be right up front, I am not a baby person. Babies are squishy and weird looking. I’m happy for Tory and Zach but ewww baby stuff! And without any clever, amusing British midwives or nuns. Oh hey, there’s a good show about babies on PBS called “Call the Midwife” – I highly recommend!

Bonus scenes. Matt asks Jeremy if he dreads returning home. They then argue about tools. Matt loves the idea of Jer and Auj being closer. Jeremy looks like he wants to gnaw his arm off. 


I missed the second bonus scene because I care more about my mom than this show, and the third scene was Matt giving advice. Sorry, my parents trump the show.


For the record, I think Zach’s problem is migraines.


Now Zach has scrubs? To wear? At the house? I am pretty sure they give you scrubs at the hospital. Tory is SO over being pregnant, I mean she’s just about “GET THE KNIFE AND I WILL DO IT MYSELF!!!”. 

Zach sagely notes on the haybale how the headaches are probably migraines and not his shunt. Tory is dreading the c-section and is all “They take your intestines out” and honestly I don’t think that’s a c-section. 

Tory wants Zach at her side for the whole thing.


At the farm, Matt is feeding the goats. Amy and Matt discuss how they will  be grandparents and we get a montage of various old scenes. I actually feel a lil sad during this part, as baby lambs wander about, that the older marrieds are divorced.

Meanwhile in Bend, Jer and Auj are de-pretentiousing the old house. Auj will be signing stuff and Jer will be doing the moving. Oh Jer has a hernia! That’s his mystery illness and he’ll need surgery. They discuss how mom and dad Roloff will want to see them and the kid, and Jer is all about how they will need to set some boundaries! Oh jeez kids, stop BITCHING. Five months from now you’ll be screaming for Amy to take the baby!


Tory and Zach discuss how worried they are about the baby. Zach reassures her that she’s awesome.


At Amy’s house, Amy is making food for the baby couple, and will be teaching Zach how to cook food. Amy takes over a lot. Oh Zach, also try watching PBS cooking shows, they don’t take the knife away from you! But nice of Amy to show him sorta how to cook and he’s so excited.


In Bend – more moving! They might not get the keys that day! Jer thinks he might be moving with no place to go. They’re all uncertain. I’d feel more if Jer and Auj weren’t already bitching about setting boundaries for the in-laws.


So Matt’s extra room is basically an episode of Hoarders and no one better say the giant pile of cluttered shit is somehow Amy’s fault. He brings in his new sidepiece Caryn to actually do the work. Caryn notes that he better get some girl toys, and then presses him about whether he actually bothered to help Amy change diapers. His non answer is not a shock.


Chris takes Amy to some fancy place. In fairness to Chris, he’s clued in, unlike Matt, that Amy likes to eat out. Chris also presses to meet Matt. Chris puts it rather politely. Amy has put off the two of them interacting. Chris is amused but thinks he should be alone with Matt. Amy is all “But you both have been in my vagina!” . More seriously, Amy notes how forceful Matt is, and how charming.


Oh look, no real crisis in moving. Somehow, they move all their stuff in to two rooms because they will be remodeling and such. Jer pointedly notes how glad he is to be near Zach.


Matt shows Zach the hoard room that’s a total sty. In theory Matt may shove all  his crap on shelves but really, Ithink the room needs to be emptied first.


Chris and Amy check out the pool because maybe they will start having parties and also Chris wants to meet Matt. OMG CHRIS AND MATT IN PHYSICAL REACH!!!!


Chris and Amy have dated for eight months and Chris wants to be respectful. They’re pleasant. Amy voices over how charming Matt is. Chris notes how nice the kids are. He’s respectful, in my opinion. Matt continues to harp on how Amy finally let him meet Chris. Chris wants to play on a tractor.


In the debriefing, Chris notes Matt was pleasant. They joke about they won’t be playing cards with Caryn and Matt. Amy really doesn’t want Chris socializing with Matt.
Zach and Jeremy and Mueller are wandering around the farm. They’re having a camp fire. They talk kids and Mueller seems more mature. Unfortunately, the whole scene feels forced and Jeremy looks super bored.


Ugh it looks like the baby stuff is about to start.


Matt wanders in to the work barn aka the men’s crisis center and rants he wants to find his own crib. Matt searches for his sacred crib and yells for Ryan to help, and now another montage as the ratty old crib that in theory Matt used is found but…. Instead he has tiny chairs for the kids and a different crib.

Zach and Tory are one day out from birthing and she is huge. There’s a bassinet thing for the baby in the bedroom. She continues with the “rip the baby out where is the knife??” while Zach is all “oh lets have more.”


Amy throws her dog treats in the early morning. She’s musing on life as the sun rises on the day of her grandchild’s birth. She prays on camera, and its meaningful.


Now it’s baby day and Zach is hauling Tory to the hospital. They’re totally late. They’ve packed the car for an excursion down the Nile. They joke on the drive how they have doomed the baby by being late. Tory seems weirded out that she is soon to be a mom. Amy is waiting for them and is dithering. 


Tory’s mom is on the way. Tory puts on a gown and her mom is there. Zach and Tory are very sweet and apparently, we’re not getting a vag cam so yay!


Matt is waiting on the farm, and muses on life. Amy goes back to the farm because she wants to give them space. Jer and Auj are there. She goes on about the love of a newborn child.  Also apparently Jeremy had no idea that he was a premie.

NO CAMERAS IN THE OPERATING ROOM THANK GOD!


Aw…. Jackson Kyle Roloff.


Someone calls Amy and everyone heads to the hospital to see the nine pound dwarf. Matt gets notice and tells Caryn and she’s excited. Matt equates this with being kicked by a donkey!


Zach and Tory are super cute with baby Jackson. They smooch and then smooch the baby. Everyone loves the baby and holds the baby.


More baby stuff, Matt and Caryn made a giraffe room. Zach cleans poop off the baby.


At the new Jer and Auj house, Jer and Auj have no stuff and start remodeling. Also Jer’s hernia is no biggy and is really no issue… and he tears stuff up.


Baby stuff with Zach and Tory.  Matt and Amy and Swen make a stork.


The baby was taken home. Tory loves the stork. She cries a bit. A week later there’s diaper changing. 

There’s also stroller walks.


Amy and Jer are in the big house kitchen and they’re waiting on the baby.  Amy holds the baby and loves him. Then they head over to the farm office and Matt also gets to love the baby. 

Then Jer and Auj go on about the baby and how they are part of a grand thing.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jacob Roloff Selling Booklet Online

Jacob Roloff has written a booklet which he is selling online.

It is available on Amazon.com or Etsy

Jacob describes it as:

VERBING is my first foray into official compilation of my writing. It's split into 3 parts, subtitled: "Ignorance", "Frustration", and "Revelations". The format is essentially 3 short essays on the subject of my growth spiritually, intellectually, and in the public eye. This is my exploratory experiment with writing to get my feet wet with the process and establish the subject(s) I would like to write on in the future. This is a BOOKLET.
I've formatted for regular sized phones. Layout may look funky on tablets and kindle readers.


He also discussed it in an Instagram post:

For those of you curious as to what's in this booklet, it is essentially 3 short essays of reflection on three different seasons of my life: childhood, adolescence, and this current stage, or more succinctly, Pre- Peri- and Post- film. My love for writing has developed greatly over the last year, and I took this opportunity to share a *little* bit of my story directly from me. There are many rumors about me I care not to even justify with a rebuttal, and I realize that when I say I've spoken about film, people expect certain things. I am not trying to fulfill expectations here, though. This is what I mean by the inherent tone of non-seriousness.

This is just a tiny glimpse and truthfully, just the beginning. I hope you enjoy peaking into my mind and my thoughts about growth/spirituality and briefly my experience with filming. There will be more of this. And in greater depth.







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Episode Of Little People, Big World June 20, 2017 - Review

Here is a recap/review of the new episode of Little People, Big World which aired Tuesday June 20th, 2017.

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Review Written By Rap541

Heh so apparently the new house for Jer and Auj is being remodeled which makes Auj’s starting whine about being 8 months pregnant and having to move really funny since that’s, if the remodel goes as planned, exactly when she will be moving in.

Wait, I apparently missed the grandma shower discussion where Deb and Lisa were joking about Chris attending and coming out of a cake in a thong?


Tory is huge.


I will also throw Caryn a bone in that she told Matt that Amy needed to be involved with the sandbox situation. It’s also amusing that Amy finally alludes to the potential of a prior affair by stating “Matt’s now openly talking about how he’s dating Caryn”. Also there’s a car in the background of the “talk about the sandbox” scene that makes me curious.


I also love Jeremy and Auj’s perfectly clean Carhart jackets – its all so hipster.


Bonus scene! Finally! It’s Matt getting a phone call. Opening the gate and unloading a new track hoe? Matt has a new mechanical penis! :D Matt digs dirt and notes how clever Caryn is.


Another bonus scene! With Chris and Amy on the farm. They discuss the tower of terror. She also shows him the remnants of the grandma shower. She’s made an indoor picnic! They smooch! Amy notes how she feels lighter and alive! Chris is buying a bike and plans to make it Amy ready! Oh they are so gonna do an episode at Sturgis!

I especially like how Audrey whines about how hard it’s been to not live closely to the family for three years when um… yeah, pretty sure that was at their choice. There’s some talk about tearing out a wall and Audrey hopes she doesn’t have to live with her parents…. And guess what? That’s exactly where they are, complete with Audrey in a bikini barely covering her bits that I am sure will be a completely awesome and acceptable way to wish her daddy Happy Father’s day! Go look at her Instagram and tell me how Christian modest she is! 


Am I the only one who thinks Jeremy looks like  a meth using hobo?


Zach has the baby carrier ready for Tory’s c-section. There’s various bags and Zach is all time to welcome the baby. There’s some amusement at how all the equipment will be carried in. Also there’s talk of Zach’s mystery illness.


Matt rolls up to pick up Amy and show her how the projects are coming. The pirate ship and sandbox are delayed due to rain. Matt notes Jer and Auj are coming into town and will have a nice house. Amy is considering a pampering time for the daughter in laws. Matt decides its time for guy time with the twins.


Jer wanders in where it is sad and raining. Jeremy looks very tired. He also looks like a meth using hobo. Matt and Jeremy discuss how Zach is probably having a shunt problem. Jeremy monotones how he feels for Zach.


Amy and Zach mock each other over cooking. Zach notes how he’ll be bringing the kid over a lot. Amy seems to be making avocado toast. Amy notes they are bringing a miracle into their life and her eyes light up and I *believe* her for a moment.


Back at Zach and Tory’s, wait, this is a super extended commercial break!


Auj wanders into the big house. She’s 22 weeks pregnant. Auj is of course in an always more cap. Amy offers to take Auj and Auj’s mom and Tory and I assume Tory’s mom for a pedicure. Auj on a haybale monotones how happy she is for the support.


Matt is making Zach a custom gift. It’s a rocking chair and they have a sully sort of dog. Matt wants the rocking chair specially fited. Caryn notes don’t be an ass, get Jer a chair too because why make things jealous and this feels stages.


Jer and Auj head to the furniture liquidators! They try out rockers. Jer tells Auj about Zach’s mystery illness. Auj is a bit “Yeah its tough for Tory..”


Amy is making chicken salad in Tory’s place for Girl Day. There’s a pedicurist, Carla.  At the farm, Matt notes the girls were doing dumb girl shit and he has cool presents for the twins. Matt gives gifts. There’s two rocking chairs. Interesting note – Matt has a giant fire pit on the porch of the shitty double wide.


Tory wanders in for the pedicure. I suspect Tory is all “GET THE PARASITE OUT!” Amy shares pictures of Zach. There’s scary stories of babies and pedicure pictures.


In the orange bmw, Jer and Auj are taking Zach to their new house and Zach is sick. Zach looks like death and notes he’ll be sick and no one is stopping the car until Zach can vomit in jer’s yard. They turn around and Zach gets a call from Tory and she convinces him to ask Jer to see his doctor. Auj waits in the car. And jeez no one seems to be paying attention to the shunt issue.  Jer leaves Auj in a manly way while he checks out Zach. There were shots. The doctor thinks its anxiety, which isn’t impossible. I will throw Jer a bone here, he seems genuinely worried. Amy also wanders in and has food. Also Amy had an ulcer as a younger person. Matt also wanders in, and Zach explains it’s maybe stress.

Next week, Chris maybe meets Matt? Jer and Auj have a house problem? There’s a baby being birthed?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Little People, Big World: New Episode June 13th, 2017

Here is a recap of the episode of Little People, Big World which aired on Tuesday June 13, 2017.

Written By Rapy541
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Ok, let’s see, I totally don’t understand the first bonus scene. Are they looking at the ultra sound picture?

Also, to be fair, I like the house Jer and Auj bought, although I don’t like the cinderblock fireplace in the extra side room. Audrey’s hair in the scene is much lighter than her hair in the haybale. There’s also adorable sonogram photos.  There’s some talk of the c-section.

There’s a bonus scene of Zach and Mueller and the kids on the pirate ship.  It’s cute and Mueller seems like much less of a dick.


Now to the drama of will Jer and Auj get a house???

We’re at the restaurant with Amy and her pals who call each other grandmas. Amy is all “Chris is so cool! He’s like cool! COOL!” Her pals agree that he’s basically ok that she’s an LP. Amy is seeing Chris a LOT per her friends. She’s having a grandma shower, which I find super tacky on so many levels.

Zach and Tori are packing the baby bag. They’re basically packing everything. They talk a bit about the c-section. Zach is basically “You’re having it so you make the call!” She’s huge btw.


At the big house, Auj and Jer wander in and Auj is feeling the baby at 20 weeks. They are buying the house! 

They’re still monotone and there’s an inspection that could make or break the whole deal. To again be fair, having an inspection is such a good idea because that’s how you don’t buy a money pit.


Caryn and Matt plot together on projects. Matt is all “We’re so compatible”. Caryn is like “Has Amy signed off on the giant sandbox?” Matt notes that his facebook relationship status is “complicated”.


Amy notes that this is awkward. Matt notes how awkward this is for Caryn. They discuss the sandbox. Caryn loves the idea of a pumpkin shaped sandbox. So far Amy is cool but then Matt is all “It’s the grandkids! LETS SPEND!” Matt is annoyed that she’s unwilling to spend money. Yeah, this will end well.
Matt chides Amy to reach into her checkbook. She says she doesn’t have the money, and Matt chides her that she has as much money as he does. They scout the sites – they both need to e able to see the sandbox per Matt. It’s pretty ridiculous.


Jer and Auj are in matching Carhart jackets for the inspection. I suspect some of the earlier scenes in prior episodes were from the inspection. . Jeremy looks tired and old. He notes how intense it is.

Amy and Lisa go off to set up a Grandma shower registry. I do get the concept in that I soundly recall my father declaring when the niece was born that everytime he was allowed to have the child, the child would always be 
given a chocolate ice cream cone 20 minutes before pick up.


Zach wanders in to chat up Amy. She’s in an always more sweatshirt…. Zach finds the grandma shower silly. Amy offers a baby outfit that Zach wore to Zach. Zach finds it gross that the outfit is crusty. Also Zach is worried about the c-section. She describes it pretty grossly and in an excited manner.


Matt is now helping Zach install the car seat. Matt decides to test Zach on how pregnancy gets weird. I really really really want Jeremy to have to deal with this same exact scene, Matt pouring water on his crotch and declaring the baby on the way.


Back to the grandma party – it’s silly and stupid and its basically middle aged women being silly. There’s a risqué gift. The gift is pretty lingerie. To be fair, I get Amy’s awkwardness over the lingerie. She is relatively gracious even though I hate the whole concept of a grandma shower.


Zach and Tory are cute for the whole using apps to move the baby bassinet. Tory worries about the operation.


Matt and Sven and Jer and Auj discuss the home inspection. The house is basically fine. Auj has a giant wad of hair on one side. Matt loves how Jer wants to renovate the house while Auj is pregnant in a three week period. NOTHING CAN GO WRONG.

And Zach and Tory schedule a c-section. Honestly this continues to draaaaaag.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Episode Recap: Little People, Big World, June 6th, 2017

Here is a recap of the new episode of Little People, Big World which aired on June 6. 2017.

Written By Rap541


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Let’s see, did you know if you are a sustaining member of PBS you get the PBS Passport? And you can watch PBS Newshour for free! Without being a member!

Hmmm I wonder what kind of bonus scenes we’ll get. Jer in the scenes where he is walking with Audrey in Bend? Totally looks like a homeless bum.

In a bonus scene Jeremy is whining that he wants the party to be low key so even though Amy is offering to make pulled pork, he wants take out tacos as that’s  more “low key”. Also, Jer? Your mom is Mom, not “Amy”. It’s called respect, learn some – especially when your mom is offering to cater your gender reveal party.


Bonus scene – Audrey and Amy talk about the baby. Also Amy shares her plan to have an online business. It’s dull.


Tory is 33 weeks along and Zach’s cystic fibrosis is still acting up and they need to pack stuff. They are more and more “it’s probably a dwarf”. They’re talking about the baby shower. Tory insists that the dad always shows up at the end of the baby shower, which, I don’t know, but customs change I suppose. They discuss how Zach is all “My son!” and “My boy”.

Matt and Amy talk about Tory’s baby shower at “the big house”. Tory’s friends are doing the planning and Amy is doing the food. Matt wonders about the ultrasound and if it’s an LP. For some reason Amy thinks Tory might need a c-section if the baby is LP but is mostly “I don’t care what it is” although she has some realistic concerns.


Auj and Jer are in the orange BMW and they desperately need to move. This is like the fourth car they’ve been driving. The house they are soon to buy seems nice. Apparently there’s multiple bids. Jeremy is worried about the mortgage, and Auj is all “but we need a house you moron!”. Jeremy decides to run it by Matt.


Amy is off to work out on her ballet barre. She worries that Chris is turned off by her being a little person for the umpteenth time. Honestly, Amy working out and voicing over how she’s dating got old a bunch of years ago. It’s up there with Matt’s brutal childhood of horrors.


Tory and Zach are fixing up the nursery. Basically Zach is short and wants to be able to reach the baby in the crib. They’re going to build a step! Because the show needs a project.


Jer and Auj tell Matt about the house and how the price is do-able but not comfortable. Auj looks really tired in this scene. Matt in the haybale is like “they’re asking my advice!” Basically Matt and Auj tell Jeremy to increase the bid and he’s allowed to pretend he made the decision.


Now Zach is with Amy, telling her about the ultrasound. Amy continues pressing on how it doesn’t matter, whether it’s average height or not. Amy wants the baby to be healthy. 


Then Amy begins discussing dating average height people. Zach notes how incredibly awkward this is and leaves to spend time with Dad. Somehow this turns into Matt going on about how he’s now semi-retired and ready for new projects.

Now Amy and Chris are on a date! Its all so exciting and yet so incredibly boring. Chris gave her a card. Amy, stop being so desperate. She’s actually lucky Chris isn’t truly into grifting because she would fall for it. She asks Chris if people laugh at him for dating a dwarf, and he’s like “yeah but I Ignore it”. Honestly, Amy’s insecurities get old.


Tory and Zach are off to the ultrasound. Again, it might be a dwarf! In the haybale, Zach and Tory note how weird it is.


Yeah it’s a dwarf baby and they handle it well. Now Tory is talking c-section as well. She’s probably not taking it as well as Zach but she’s pretty good about it. She’s not too excited about the c-section. Then they tell Amy. Zach and Amy discuss the c-section.


Then they show the baby room off to Matt. Aw, there’s a stuffed dog that looks like Sully.


Next up, the baby shower at Amy’s house which is pointedly not the baby shower that Caryn and Matt threw, since it’s obviously at Amy’s. So basically they had a shower to appease Matt. Amy has some rational views on how they shouldn’t treat the baby differently. Zach and Mueller play pool and talk baby. Mueller seems to have grown up a bit.


At the shower its mostly women despite Mueller in the background. Auj says Jeremy is off putting in a new bid on the house. Mueller changes a diaper and Zach is fairly awed by parenting. Meanwhile at the shower, everyone is giving sage wisdom to Tory.


Yeah honestly, this one was a snooze.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jacob Roloff: "I said inflammatory things" - Implies He No Longer Hates The Show And Is Not Against Christianity: New 'Rock&Roloff" You Tube Video

Jacob Roloff and his girlfriend Isabel, have uploaded the 4th episode/vlog of their recent road trip. This episode follows them through their travels in Utah.

During their videos, while driving, they speak to the camera about different topics.

In this video, they talk about growth and Jacob reflects on things he has said in the past. He is mainly referencing his thousands of answers on the website Ask.fm.

This is conversation from the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGWxvJii3UA


Isabel: When you have an online presence, everybody has a fixed idea of who you are in their heads. You Tube can either reaffirm that for them or break down these ideas and you can really get to know someone differently. So why do you think people are shocked to know that you have grown even a little bit?

Jacob Roloff: People reference things that I said 2 years ago on this stupid website...

Isabel: Even more than 2 years ago

Jacob: Even more than 2 years ago, 3 years ago, 4 years ago.They'll reference things that I said and I remember at that time, I was very....what's the word?...Causing strife...what's that word?

Isabel: Inflammatory.

Jacob: I said inflammatory things. Yeah.

Isabel: Our generation, without a doubt grew up in the technology world, the social media world, so we had to navigate who we are in front of a lot of people. He (pointing at Jacob) had to navigate who he is in front TV...

Jacob: And even as I said those things I would admit, yeah in about a year, I will probably regret some of this, but these are the thoughts I'm having so I'm going to work them out, I guess out loud with you folks 

Isabel: And the beautiful thing about life is everybody changes so much even day to day. I'm not who I was yesterday, who I was a year ago and that's a beautiful thing. You need to give people the room to grow and change and become who they are going to be.

Jacob: People have to be allowed to "go out of their minds" for at least a second in order to gain their bearings. For instance, I "rebelled" and I left the show and I left the religion I was brought up with. And I left it in a pretty flamboyant way or whatever and now I'm kind of like...I don't need to hate it. Essentially all that is just to say I sort of grew up.

I started reading a lot. I went more internal than external. I stopped saying more things out loud and started thinking about things more, because there's lots of old wisdom that says the more you talk the less you know. I took that to heart and stopped saying as much. Started being more deliberate and calculated about how I express myself. That's why we started this website and why I write longer blog posts now instead of stupid tweets for a second. Now it's more calculated and thought through.


You can watch their whole video on You Tube below:




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Zach & Tori Roloffs Son, Jackson, Has Achondroplasia Dwarfism

It was finally revealed in a People Magazine article on Tuesday May 31st, that Jackson Roloff, Zach and Tori's son, does indeed have achondroplasia dwarfism (the same as Zach).

http://people.com/tv/little-people-big-world-zach-roloff-childhood-baby-jackson-dwarfism/

Fans have been speculating about whether Jackson has dwarfism or not. The Roloffs kept it a secret until the People Magazine article. They also were secretive with pictures of the baby (some Roloffs posted and swiftly removed pictures featuring Jackson) until the People Magazine article was published. It is common for celebrities and people on Reality TV Shows to sell the "Exclusive" First Pictures of babies, weddings, etc.

Zach tells People Magazine:

“You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” says Roloff. “But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it.”

“The world is changing. People are more open to diversity,” says the reality star and soccer coach, who hopes nothing will impede Jackson from achieving his dreams. “Whatever he wants to do, we’re going to find a way to help him do it. That’s our job in life now.”

The full People Magazine article is Here

New Episode: Little People, Big World On TLC, May 30, 2017

Here is a recap of the New Episode of Little People, Big World which aired May 30th, 2017 on TLC.

Recap written by Rap541
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Ah, its Tuesday night and I have tomorrow off! Also had some good news, my dad doesn’t have Alzheimer’s, he has an easily treated B12 deficency that was causing his symptoms and already seems better after having a shot. So, yay! I also became a sustaining supporter of my local PBS station, I am so grown up now!

Jeremy looks like Sideshow Bob these days.  In the reruns, I am struck again by how sweet Zach and Tory are when grieving. I am also struck by how kind the farm worker was to Tory, how heartfelt he sounded in expressing his sorrow. It was very kind and we don’t see enough acts like that these days.

It’s amusing to see Caryn just smack Matt back to work. Bonus scene! Oh look! It’s Matt mourning Sully for the cameras. He does a little confessional on how sad it is. Oh another bonus scene! Amy and Lisa “touring space” for their restaurant that will never happen. Amy basically wants a hobby restaurant. Amy, this is a *terrible* idea, stop it. Please just write a children’s book about your dog or the goats or something. In the end, it will cost less.

New bonus scene – Matt notes how directing the shoot is a big test for Zach and as usual he hopes Zach doesn’t screw it up. Now that we know Matt has an extra bedroom in the double wide, why do Jeremy and Auj insist on staying in Amy’s little sex den of horrors when they could stay with Daddy Matt and avoid all the tensions with Mom?

I’m still struck by Audrey’s smirk upon discovering the reality that Zach and Tory’s baby will likely be LP.

So Tory and Zach are opening baby stuff. They haybale how they are and aren’t prepared. They also rehash that the kid is likely to be a dwarf. Tory looks huge. They put together baby stuff. Basically its silly and kinda cute.

In Bend! Jer and Auj are still referring to the baby as a boy. Auj is 17 weeks and says the nurse offered to tell her the gender but of course they’re copying Zach and Tory by having a gender reveal party! :D Jeremy wants the gender reveal party to be low key. Audrey goes on about wanting a boy, and Jeremy wants a boy to play with Zach’s boy. Jeremy looks like a hobo Sideshow Bob. They go on about loving Bend and their friends in Bend and yet are havng the gender reveal party on the farm. Hmmm.

Matt wants the party to be not at Amy’s house. He then whines that he doesn’t have a nice big house where the kids to have a party. He wants a new house. Amy strongly notes that he needs to do that with his own money and not the farm money and then they have genuine argument about Matt’s constant whine about how he’s dying so he should get his way. Amy calls him on that shit. Finally! Seriously, you go, Amy! He was getting pissed, too and she was having none of that!

Zach moans on the couch and describes basically how he has migraine headaches.

At the farm, Matt is in the men’s adventure hut and talks to Zach on the phone about Zach’s mystery illness. Now it’s stomach pain. Matt chimes how serious medical stuff is and how Zach needs to see a doctor and isn’t this the same guy who openly stated he refused to see a doctor because they were basically butchers who tortured him?

Zach wanders in to ask Amy’s opinion on his fibromyalgia. Amy wonders if it’s his shunt (this seems like the obvious choice) Amy notes how worrisome it was. Amy describes the shunt issue. She then tells Zach to see a neurosurgeon.

Jeremy wanders into Matt’s office. To plan the gender reveal party. Jer notes Mom’s house is practical. Matt shits on that idea and notes how *awkward* it is and offers to stir up some drama. Jeremy haybales that he’s not interested in drama. They check out the wedding barn. I note Matt is getting his way by actually threatening to create a problem. Audrey notes that there’s no bathroom in the wedding barn. The wedding barn is also basically gross and Jeremy finally decides to use “the big house”.

Matt threatened to create drama to get his way. How charming.

Now we’re back to Amy and Lisa making a home business. Amy loves making sweet breads and considers selling them on line.
Matt ropes Jeremy into helping him move the new pirate ship. Matt blames the openly rotting old pirate ship on his neck injury and not on basic neglect. Matt notes how if Jer has a boy, things will be wild! Jer notes how he misses being a man. Matt screeches  and the pirate ship is moved.  Matt notes that recent days have been “dark days”. The pirate ship is placed oddly.

Back at Matt’s office, Amy, Zach and Matt discuss the baby. And baby CPR. Matt relates a story where Zach as a baby almost died until Honey did baby CPR stuff.

At Zach and Tory’s, Jeremy and Auj are there. There’s a cute bear outfit. Jeremy notes that its rare for an LP like Zach to have an LP child and I sort of want to slap him because Zach has a 50 percent chance of having an LP child which means NOT RARE. Then I remind myself it’s Jeremy, who is still expressing shock and “what does it MEAN????” over the very concept that his dwarf brother may have a dwarf child. Jeremy notes how he’s doing the gender reveal at Amy’s and the dynamics are so messy and peculiar! And tough! It’s all so tough for Jer. Audrey btw barely speaks except to agree how the dynamic is awkward and messy and peculiar!

Amy and Lisa continue to natter on about the business they are planning. They plan to sell baked stuff on line. Baker friend gives them some reality checks. Amy? Lisa? TLC? NO ONE CARES.

At Zach and Tory’s. Zach goes on about his vaginitis. Tory notes that she is pretty concerned about this. She worries about the possibility that her child could have similar health issues. Since it’s in People magaizine today, Jackson is a dwarf baby and watching Zach and Tory… I am more and more convinced that they could carry the show. I don’t think that’s a good idea but dwarf babies mean more seasons so…

Amy makes cupcakes for the gender reveal party. All the friends and family except Caryn and Chris – Jeremy doesn’t want drama. And now they insist that they want a girl. Some friend we’ve never ever seen before, Cambria, is in charge of the *smoke grenades*. Auj monotones how cool the smoke bombs are. Matt trots in, guests already there, and Matt thinks it’s a girl. Amy asks after Caryn and Matt notes how Caryn WAS NOT invited (and seems annoyed). Amy notes that she didn’t invite Chris. Matt asks if she needs anything and she notes the party is basically on so no. This is actually quite hilarious as it’s pretty classic Matt  - showing up literally when the party is starting to pretend to want to help and Amy was having *none* of that game playing

Pop and Honey and Molly are there. Everyone discusses boy or girl. They head outside for the gender reveal with the smoke grenades. And commercial!

Oh and there’s a commercial with Jackson! He looks gross and squishy to me but I don’t like children.

It’s a girl, although Audrey’s smoke bomb was a tease. Jeremy monotones how excited he is about having a girl and how his dynamic is changed. Matt facepalms disappointment at the smoke and notes that Zach’s boy will now be king of the farm. Jeremy is stoked and notes it would have been too out of control to have a boy. My goodness they wanted a boy really bad…

For the record, this looked like a MUCH BIGGER party than Zach and Tory's. And did we see special friends Dale and Veronica?