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Jessa Duggar Hits Back After Being Mummy Shamed For Sharing ‘Disgusting’ Photos Of Her Home!

Jessa Duggar Hits Back After Being Mummy Shamed For Sharing ‘Disgusting’ Photos Of Her Home!

As parents we all know how hectic home life can be. Somedays it’s a balancing act as we try to keep the kids alive while simultaneously making sure the house doesn’t look like a scene out of Hoarders!
Reality TV star and mum of two, Jesse Duggar recently decided to give her fans a glimpse into her everyday life at home via social media. The young mum posted a series of honest photos on Instagram which exposed her ‘real-life’ home which is anything but picture perfect. In fact it’s much closer to what a family home really looks like – complete with dust balls and all!
While Jessa may have thought she was being totally relatable and real by sharing her pics, the TV star found herself on the receiving end of some rather nasty comments…
“How can you raise your boys in such a disgusting house?”
“That is just plain gross!”
“Who has dirty diapers all piled up like that?”

After the backlash and judgemental comments Jessa hit back, defending her choice to post those photos and her family’s living conditions.

This is real life, y’all. *swipe left to see more pics of my house today in all its shining glory*


1.) 6+ loads of laundry piled on the guest bed… can we just take a moment to celebrate the fact that it’s CLEAN laundry. 

2.) Side table that probably hasn’t been dusted in at least 6 months.

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3.) Henry’s dried spit up on my side of the bed, that I’ve slept on for who knows how many nights. 

4.) Handprints on the mirror, and Spurgeon’s beautiful artwork that happened when he found a pen that was left out. 

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5.) Pile of diapers on the top of my dresser… pretty sure these all collected in the past 12 hours.

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6.) Blocks scattered again, not bc Spurgeon was building with them… just bc it’s like his favorite thing to dump them out and hear them clang on the hardwood floors. Haha!

7.) Sink full of dishes. 

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8.) Oil splatters and food particles on the stovetop. Probably has been a few months since it’s been wiped down.

9.) Toddler handprint on the fridge door. 

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10.) Dust collection on the front of the HVAC intake…ha! But hey, at least we’re replacing the filter every month! 

There’s a never ending to-do list. Some of these tasks have been accomplished today, others haven’t. (We have guest staying with us over the weekend, so that’s a motivation to prioritize the laundry on the guest bed. )
Some of y’all may be thinking, “C’mon now, it only takes a few min to dust or wipe down a mirror…” I know, it is so.
My reminder today has been that the same is true of the needs of the little people in our lives. I might think “I don’t have time right now.” But it only takes a few min… here and there. A few mins here, spent cuddling a fussy baby. A few mins there, singing lullabies as a toddler drifts off to sleep. 5 mins here, to read a book. 10 min there, engaging in imaginative play. Not trying to pit a clean house against interaction with kids– sometimes both are possible, tho often they do seem in opposition to one another. Just remember, whatever projects are pulling at your time and attention today, don’t forget to make time for the people around you. These are the memories that will last forever. 

Jessa then took to Instagram to defend her “gross” home and her choice to share it after she was criticised and mummy-shamed for it.


Here’s what she wrote:

As I was making out my housecleaning to-do list the other day, this thought struck me… we all try to put our best foot forward and are most comfortable posting our “highlight reel” for people on social media to see. I could’ve waited 24 hrs and posted pics of everything freshly cleaned and looking beautiful (the stovetop is sparkling, dust bunnies have been removed, laundry is folded, bed sheets are washed, etc). Certainly people would find no fault with that… but many may find fault with themselves. I didn’t do that for a reason. Reality. 

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Sometimes the dust collects on the side table in the spare room, and you don’t even notice it until you’re preparing for guests to stay over.Oh, and the diapers. Our diaper pail is currently outta commission, and I’m awaiting a replacement. Yeah, they were stinky, but I had them bagged up and out of the house before the pic of them was even posted.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: “I am not trying to pit a clean house against interaction with kids.” I believe in, and value, both.
I really should’ve split that post into two, because it is not an either/or, but both/and. 

Here was my thought process on the second half of what I wrote. “I know it only takes a few minutes here and there to wipe a mirror or dust a nightstand, and I am making these things priority today. I’m also going to deep clean the bathroom, re-sweep the entire house, pick up the living room, and clean out the fridge. Nothing is going to stop me from accomplishing my to-do list!” Naptime zips by, and then I hear a little voice saying “Mommy, I hold you!” *Instagram, I need more space to finish my thought!*

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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