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Audrey Roloff Can Sum Up Motherhood is One Word

As documented down below, there's a lot we don't know about Audrey Roloff.

But there's at least one thing we know very well about the Little People, Big World star and that is this:

She adores being a mother.

A Big Kiss for Ember

The TLC personality has made it clear in one social media post after another that she was practically born for this role, gushing about daughter Ember Jean and about her role as a parent.

How would Audrey define that role?

Such is the topic of her latest Instagram entry.

"GRACE. If I had to sum up what motherhood has taught me into one word, it would be grace," Roloff wrote to open this profound message.

Audrey has been criticized of late for exploiting her daughter (and/or thoughts about her daughter) in the name of product placement and promotion, but that's not a concern here.

This post is simply dedicated to life as a mother, what she has learned and how she would sum it all up.

Playing with Ember Jean

"I can be pretty hard on myself, and motherhood is teaching me to give myself grace in the moments when I feel unequipped, ill prepared, or like I don’t measure up," Audrey explains.

"On the days when I discover I haven’t been doing something that everyone else seems to be doing, grace. 

"When my ideals don’t fit to reality, grace.

"When I’m overwhelmed by all the conflicting research on all the hot button issues, grace.

"When I start to compare myself to the other mama warriors out there, grace. When I get criticized and accused, grace."

The star continues with the same theme, really hammering it home because it means so much to her.

When I realize I’m not the kind, patient, and loving wife intend to be, grace. When I get down on myself for working too much or not enough, grace. 

When I haven’t checked anything off my to-do list, grace. When I’ve worn the same outfit 7 days in a row, grace.

Aud, Jer and Ember

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff welcomed Ember into the world back in September.

Both were pretty candid at first about the challenges they faced, Audrey in particular when it came to pain while breastfeeding.

However, they relied on each other, on their strong faith and here they are now... proud and excited parents of THIS precious five-month old!

So, where were you, Audrey?

Some Ember Snuggles

"I am choosing to release my harsh and sometimes worldly standards and learning to embrace His grace in my weakness," she writes."His power is perfected in my weakness."

Referencing God and the bible again, Roloff concludes as follows:

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9.

In response to her in-depth analysis, Audrey received praise and support from many of her followers.

Love this post so much. It encourages me and reminds me of how I should be. Thank you! wrote debrakgottschalk.

Added willspartner71: Your thoughts and words flow so beautifully and inspire me. Thank you for sharing the wisdom that God has gifted you with. You are amazing.

And here's ktpapercrafty: What wisdom and strength you have gained as a new mom! Impressive indeed. (It took me a whole lot longer to get to this point as a mom!)

We already knew Audrey was wise, though, didn't we?

But what we didn't know about her was this...

Audrey Roloff: Here are 5 Shocking Facts About Me!

Audrey Roloff is mostly an open book on social media and on Little People, Big World.

But the reality star has taken to Instagram in order to reveal a few fascinating new pages about her life.

In a wide-ranging post she shared in February of 2018, Audrey revealed a few never-before-known facts regarding her stomach, her ears and a certain writing habit she cannot give up.

Scroll down if you wish to get to know Audrey Roloff better than ever before... 

1. What Do You Want to Know?!?

Audrey roloff having a blast
Roloff has talked openly about difficulty breastfeeding, about her faith in God, about her marriage... she's basically an open book on Instagram.

2. She Loves - and We Mean LOVES - Her Daughter

Some ember snuggles
There's not much Audrey can really tell us about motherhood or raising little Ember that she hasn't already shared. So, what did Roloff reveal in this unexpected Instagram post?

3. The Tease:

Audrey roloff ponders life
"5 things you wouldn't know about me from following my insta feed..." Audrey wrote to open this message, prior to delving into pretty serious detail in regard to each "thing."

4. She Has a Problem with Her Ears

Audrey roloff poses on instagram
"I have accidental gauges. Yes, you read that correctly. I haven’t worn earrings in 6 years," writes Audrey as her first fact.

5. What Does This Mean Exactly?!?

Audrey roloff at the doctors
She expounds as follows: "Apparently spending all day every weekend wearing a ski helmet isn't the best idea after getting your ears pierced... I noticed me ears were a little sore, but I have a high pain tolerance so I didn’t think anything of it. oops. To this day, if I pull my ear out to the side it looks a lot like a piece of bologna some kid bit the center out of."

6. Fact #2

Audrey and ember photo
"I was a complete tomboy growing up. The only time I ever wore dresses was to prom. And even then I still wore my vans." We can sort of see this, can't you?
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Isabel Rock: Showered With Roloff Family Love on Her Birthday!

Happily, former Little People, Big World star Jacob Roloff is engaged to Isabel Rock -- his longtime girlfriend and even longer-time friend.

Though Jacob was estranged from his family until quite recently, they've mended fences and embraced each other with open arms. They've embraced his girlfriend, too.

In fact, the Roloff ladies took Izzy out to celebrate her birthday -- and shared sweet photos to commemmorate the occasion.

Audrey Roloff, Tori Roloff, Isabel Rock, Amy Roloff

Proud mother and mother-in-law Amy Roloff shared this photo of Audrey, Tori, Izzy, and of course her beautiful self.

In the caption, she wrote:

"So wonderful I got to hang out at Bushwackers, getting our country on, w/ my beautiful DIL’s and soon to be celebrating Isabel’s birthday!"

That was followed by a series of ice cream cone and balloon emojis.

"I'm so blessed by my son’s wives. We had a blast!"

It must be nice for Matt and Amy -- though Molly doesn't live nearby, the children who do just keep collecting new family members. And, sometimes, giving birth to them.

Isabel Rock and Amy Roloff

Amy Roloff shared this photo of just her with the birthday girl, and included the caption:

"Happy Happy Birthday to you Isabel. So excited we can celebrate YOU today."

Awww, that's sweet! She continued:

"I hope your day is as wonderful as you! Lots of love."

To be clear, this is Isabel Rock's 22nd birthday.

That's no surprise to anyone familiar with the details of Jacob Roloff's proposal, because Izzy had mentioned that she was a year older than Jacob back when they met.

And, of course, Jacob Roloff turned 21 just last month.

Jacob Roloff Celebrates Isabel Rock on Her Birthday

Speaking of Jacob, just because his fiancee was out partying with his mom and sisters-in-law didn't mean that he ignored his lady love's birthday.

He shared this sweet photo of the two of them together with their sweet, precious dogs, writing the caption:

"Happy birthday to this gem of a lady, my fiancee."

He follows that with a heart eyes emoji.

Jacob hasn't been shy about sharing his opinions in the past, but he's also been reserved about putting his personal life in the spotlight.

But the 18-year-old boy who stormed off of Roloff Farms decrying his family's reality series (honestly, the contentions ran a little deeper than the show) has grown into a 21-year-old man who's not afraid to show the world how much he loves his fiancee.

Jacob Roloff, Isabel Rock, Amy Roloff

It must be so nice for Izzy to receive this outpouring of love and support from her soon-to-be new family.

But she's been bonding with them for months, folks.

This photo (above), from back in November, was of Amy Roloff -- and Jacob, of course, but that almost goes without saying -- visiting an art gallery showing of Isabel Rock's paintings.

What's more, some fans believe that Isabel may have ended Jacob and Audrey's feud -- if there ever really was a feud to begin with.

At the very least, Izzy and Audrey seem to get along pretty well. Izzy even helped promote Audrey's brand on Instagram. What else is family for?

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek, Valentines 2018

Isabel Rock isn't the only person who doesn't have the last name of Roloff around whom Amy Roloff's been spending time.

Just earlier this month, fans couldn't help but wonder if Amy Roloff and Chris Marek had just broken up. when he appeared to be conspicuously absent from Amy's photos, right before Valentine's Day.

Good news, however -- those assuming that they'd split were mistaken. The two had a lovely Valentine's Day, at least part of which was spent on the beach.

So romantic!

Audrey Roloff Shares #3sentencelovestory About Jeremy

Audrey Roloff has a few things she would like to say about Jeremy Roloff.

Actually, to be specific, Audrey Roloff has three sentences she would like to say about Jeremy Roloff.

Auds and Jeremy

Why has the Little People, Big World star limited the amount she can gush over the love of her life and the father of her child?

Because Roloff is encouraging followers to share their "#3sentencelovestory" on Instagram.

We'll let Audrey explain...

"JOIN US TODAY!!!! Every Valentine's Day we invite you all to post a photo of you and your Valentine and share your love story in 3 sentences in the caption using the hashtag #3sentencelovestory."

As has been discussed often on this website, Audrey has never shied away from connecting her personal life to her professional/promotional life - and that's exactly what she's doing here as well.

Doing this will also enter you in an epic giveaway (see details on @beating50). Help us flood the internet with beautiful real love stories.

And because Roloff has also never been shy about discussing her marriage in public, she went ahead and got this exercise started for her followers.

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff, Climbing Date

"Here is my 3 sentence love story," she wrote, prior to cheating just a little bit by jotting down what many would refer to as some serious run-on sentences while explaining how she met and fell for Jeremy Roloff.

Here's the tale:

We were freshman in college when our good friends set up on a blind date before church, and from that day forward he was patiently persistent, I was stubborn and guarded.

After a two year friendship. he said "will you be mine" up on the railroad tracks, and that's when we began 3-years of writing each other letters on our type writers while we endured a long distance relationship.

Our long-distance relationship ended in an unbreakable covenant on September 20th 2014, and since then we have continued to grow in oneness, Godliness, and more in love... always more.

Christmas with Ember

We suppose, technically, that's three sentences.

But we understand why Audrey had to be liberal with the length of the sentences, considering how she feels about her soulmate.

That's a pretty extensive story, too, huh?

It sounds like Audrey and Jeremy really did walk the walk, as well, doesn't it?

Roloff has talked in the past about how God wants one to wait to have sex until one is married.

And while she doesn't explicitly bring up the subject of boning here, she does make it apparent that the pair took it VERY slowly in their relationship.

First Beach Trip!

It all worked out for them in the end, though, didn't it?

Jeremy and Audrey welcomed daughter Ember Jean into their universe in September.

Both admitted early on that the adjustment to being parents was challenging, especially when it came to breastfeeding for Audrey.

But they persevered, they relied on each other and on their faith... and here they are now!

And here's their precious bundle of joy. Pretty incredible, isn't she?

Audrey Roloff Plays with Daughter, Shills for Mattress Company

Audrey Roloff has once again opened up about her breastfeeding challenges.

But this time with a controversial twist.

To the credit of this Little People, Big World star, Roloff has never shied away from the pain she often faces while providing her daughter with sustenance.

Look at Me, Mom!

She suffers from a condition called Mastisis.

Shortly after welcoming Ember Jean into the world, Audrey told her followers that this problem resulted in more physical pain for her than she even experienced during childbirth.

Yikes, right?

We feel terrible for Audrey and we salute her for being so honest about such difficulty.

However, we've often found fault with Roloff for using her daughter as a prop.

A debate continues to rage online over whether or not it's appropriate for the TLC star to gush over child-rearing in one breath ... and then encourage fans to purchase some product for which she's shilling in the next breath.

And that's exactly what Audrey just did on Instagram.

Playing with Ember Jean

"I don't know about you mamas, but nursing while laying down in bed was a game changer for me," Roloff wrote on Tuesday night as a caption to the above images.

She continued:

"I’m so thankful that I learned how to do it early on in my breastfeeding journey. It allowed me to still have precious bonding moments with Ember while I nursed her round the clock to increase my supply, and endured reoccurring mastitis.

"It offered a little comfort and connection to my painful beginnings."

We're very glad to hear this.

And we're guessing other relatively new mothers out there are as well, as it's advice they can maybe utilize in their own lives.

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But then Audrey's message sort of took a turn.

"We spent so much time in bed together that it made me wonder about all the toxic materials in our matteress," she wrote, explaining as follows:

"I did some research and learned about all the harmful effects of off-gassing from mattresses (especially the memory foam kind)."

Did she really, though?

Or is she just getting paid to say this?

The latter seems most likely, considering what Roloff wrote next:

"I really wanted to invest in a mattress made from natural and organic materials, but I didn't want to sacrifice comfort...

"After doing some thorough comparisons, I finally decided to try to @avocadomattress and we absolutely love it."

Christmas with Ember

Now, look: There's nothing wrong with promoting a product on social media.

For stars all across the Internet and all across various industries, this has become a perfectly common and profitable way to make money.

It's just that... well... Audrey Roloff seems to pride herself on being real, honest and open.

Just consider the way she presents this mattress problem to her fans, right?

She's acting as if she stumbled upon Avocado Mattress organically - when, in fact, this is clearly a paid promotion.

Concludes Roloff in this instance, regarding her new mattress:

"It's 100% organic and eco-friendly + made in the US. I was worried it wouldn't be as soft and cozy as our old mattress but we got the plush topper and it's a dream."

At the very end of her post, Audrey writes that this is, indeed, an "#ad."

What do you think of this quasi Roloff controversy?

Are we making a big deal out of nothing at all?

Or is Audrey being sort of hypocritical by gushing about God while simultaneously encouraging her followers to purchase some kind of product?

It's an interesting debate, isn't it?

Isabel Rock: Did She End Jacob Roloff & Audrey Roloff’s Feud?

Little People, Big World fans are still reveling in the happy news: Jacob Roloff is engaged to girlfriend Isabel Rock.

This good news is compounded by the happy news that Jacob, once the black sheep of the Roloff family who left home with a lot of anger, is mending fences with his family -- even with sister-in-law Audrey.

A new and very telling Instagram post suggests that this may have been the doing of Jacob's fiancee, Isabel.

Rock and Roloff

As you'll see in the photo below, Isabel Rock -- full name Isabel Rock Garretson -- is cuddling up to Tori Roloff and Audrey.

Tori being in the middle may very well be because her hair stands out. Everybody likes a little balance ot their composition, folks.

Seeing the three so cuddly together is kind of important. Well, Tori gets along pretty well with most folks. It's seeing Isabel and Audrey getting along so well that's a relief to many people.

The biggest deal of all is that Isabel used the photo to promote Audrey's online shop.

Hawking goods for your future sister-in-law is one hell of an olive branch.

Isabel Rock, Tori Roloff, Audrey Roloff

Isabel wrote this in the captions:

"I'm so lucky that I gain three sisters by coming into this family. To receive encouragement from, endless support and to always have them to lean on Love you ladies, just missing you Molly."

She's with Tori and Audrey, of course, who are both tagged in the sweet, sisterly pic.

Molly Roloff, of course, does not live on Roloff Farms, and sometimes misses out on family photos for just that reason.

(That's life)

But to understand the significance of this photo, we have to backtrack a little and talk about how Jacob and Isabel haven't always been super close with Jacob's family.

Multiple Roloffs

Jacob stormed off of Roloff Farms, blasting Little People, Big World as scripted.

He was angry with his family for forcing him into doing a reality show. He's since expressed that he felt that he didn't have a lot of choices growing up -- which is, in many ways, true.

Last year, in a move that was heralded to fans with a photo of his dog being affectionate with his mom, Amy Roloff, Jacob returned to the area and started the gradual process of repairing his relationships with his family.

He didn't come back alone, however. He'd been traveling with long time friend turned girlfriend, Isabel Rock. And now they're engaged.

(We still can't help but smile as we think of the details of Jacob Roloff's proposal to Isabel in Iceland)

But just because Jacob came home doesn't mean that there weren't any bumps.

They're Engaged!

In December, news of a Jacob vs Audrey feud erupted when fans realized that Jacob had unfollowed his brother's wife on Instagram.

Sure, Audrey plugs her own products a lot, but considering that Jacob was willing to let his mom "exploit" him to sell stuff online, we don't think that it's a huge issue for him.

People instead point to Jacob and Audrey's ideological differences.

Audrey, like a number of the Roloffs, is a devout Christian. One of Jacob's gripes about his childhood -- one that is hardly unique to him -- is that he was not given a choice regarding religious adherence. He is now agnostic, which is a pretty far cry from Audrey's worldview.

But then came Jacob's 21st birthday (gosh, that's incredibly young to get engaged, but he and Isabel have known each other for 7 years), where we saw Jacob and Audrey bury the hatchet.

Happily Engaged Twosome

So ... what happened?

Fans think that Isabel happened.

After the news of their engagement broke, Audrey Roloff seemed the shade Jacob and Isabel with a sex-shaming post about people "dabbling in sexuality" before marriage.

But now we see that Isabel's response is to not only embrace Audrey as a sister, but to promote her clothing -- she tagged her own sweater with Audrey's online shop, folks.

Jacob may not have demonstrated the sociopolitical maneuvering skills to make nice with his sister-in-law on his own, but it looks like Isabel has him covered on that front.

If her response to what looks like an epic vaguepost aimed at her is to go out of her way to be even nicer, then yeah, we can definitely see Isabel being responsible for helping to repair the Roloff family.

If so, we look forward to seeing Jacob spend more time with his precious little niece, Ember Jean.

Ember Roloff at 5 Months: What Can She Do?!?

Ember Roloff may be growing up fast, but rest assured:

She's still a total cutie patootie!

The latest Little People, Big World cast member just celebrated her five-month old birthday and her mother was kind enough to share a new photo, along with an extensive new update, on her first child.

Scroll down to be amazed at all Ember can do already...

1. Do Tell, Audrey!

Ember at 5 months
As she has done each month around this time before, Audrey Roloff posted a fresh photo of her daughter on the occasion of her turning five months, and included with it a lengthy caption that opens as follows: "5 MONTHS OLD! She exudes joy and makes our eyes twinkle. This month we switched her to the crib, and we started to establish a bedtime routine."

2. And How is That Going So Far?

Ember loves milk
"Each night we read her a book (our favorite so far is Night Night Train) put on her rain noise machine, and put her down by 7:30."

3. This is Ember at 3 Months Old...

Ember at 3 months
... and she's clearly come a long way, as Audrey explains: "She still loves the bath, playing with her feet, and is now sleeping 10 hour stretches (last night she slept 12)!"

4. She's Growing!

Jackson roloff and ember jean little buddies
"She learned to roll over from her back to her belly, and prefers sleeping on her squishy tum tum. Her curiosity has made her a very distracted eater lately, but she is still packing on the lbs like it's some kind of contest."

5. She Has a Best Friend!

Ember as spokeswoman
"She just started to take an interest in Pine the kitty.. uh oh." (LOL, we crack up just imagining them together.)

6. Such a Cutie!

Some ember snuggles
"Her dimples will put a dent in your heart and we just love her baby giggles."
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Audrey Roloff: Motherhood is My Calling, But…

Audrey Roloff has a pretty great problem on her hands.

She is totally and completely in love with being a mother, something she has stated on more than one occasion.

But she also feels guilty any time she's doing anything other than being a mother, which is likely an issue to which many new parents can relate.

Ember Loves Milk

Audrey, who welcomed a daughter named Ember Jean into the world back in September, outlined this internal debate in a lengthy Instagram caption this week.

It accompanied the precious photo of her child featured above.

"I never even thought I would be one of those moms who just wants to lay on the floor playing with their baby all day," explained Roloff, adding;

"Before I became a mom I used to hear other moms saying things like, 'oh the newborn phase is my favorite' or '3-6 months is my favorite age.'

"I always figured that my favorite age would be when they can actually communicate with me and are able to do more than eat and sleep. But I was wrong. And now I get it."

As most mothers would probably verify, the best phase of your child's life is whatever phase he or she is in at the moment.

(Unless, that is, your child is a 14-year old girl. Yeesh!)

Audrey Roloff, Ember Jean, Jeremy Roloff

The thing is, Audrey is a working mother.

Yes, she works from home.

Yes, she runs her own business.

But this also means she must be self-motivated in order to make money... and that can be difficult when all she wants to do is cuddle with little Ember.

"When you run your own business or ministry you don't get "maternity leave" or paid time off," explained Audrey in her message.

She continued:

"Being an entrepreneur means that if you don't work you don't get paid.

"I love love the work I get to do running my shop @shopalwaysmore and our ministry @beating50 and I always assumed it would be so easy to keep working from home with babies.

"I used to think, at least I wouldn't have to leave them and go into an office for 8 hours every day."

Some Ember Snuggles

Audrey, of course, has been criticized a bit in the past for using Ember as a promotional vehicle.

We admit that we've been at the forefront of this criticism.

But we've never doubted Roloff's love for Ember, not one bit. Not at all.

Audrey goes on to expound here on how she wants to spend every waking second taking care of Ember and feels terrible when she isn't doing so.

"Once I had Ember I realized that being present physically isn't enough. It's so easy to be physically next to her but emotionally and mentally somewhere else.

"To be feeding her but also on my phone, or rocking her but thinking about the e-mails I need to respond to.

"I feel guilty sometimes for not being able to just stay in bed and play with her, or for putting her in the play gym to be entertained by the dangling animals instead of me.'

We totally get that.

We've been there.

But all parents need a break sometimes.

Your mental health isn't just important for you; it's important for your kids, too. They need their parents to never feel stressed or burned out.

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Roloff wrapped up her caption by seeking some advice and by asking if other women out there feel the same way.

Turns out finding the balance between working and momming is pretty dang hard.

Turns out that I love the newborn phase, and 3-6 month phase, and probally the phase after that, a lot more than I thought I would.

Turns out I'd rather just BE with my baby girl than DO all the other things my days demand. Turns out raising this little girl feels more like my calling than anything I’ve ever done.

I can only imagine this becoming more challenging as our family grows.

How do you working moms do it?! And by working I don't just mean from an office.

Feel free to respond down below to Audrey's line of questioning.

And while you're at it, respond as well to her take on premarital sex!

Audrey Roloff Shares Tale of Breastfeeding Struggles, Mastitis

Audrey Roloff famously struggled with nursing, off an on, following the birth of precious baby Ember Jean last year.

Maybe she just wants to help others or maybe she worries that she went too far by shading Jacob's fiancee, but now Auj is opening up about her struggle in detail.

Not enough people open up about breastfeeding struggles. Some are ashamed. Some can't handle talking about their boobs. Audrey's powering past that to give hope to others.

Some Ember Snuggles

Pregnancy is hard. Being a parent is hard.

And you know what else can be a challenge -- and an often unexpected one for new parents? Breastfeeding.

Nursing a baby is not as plug-and-play as you might think. There can be complications, including mastitis.

Mastitis, as the name clearly states, is inflammation of the breast. It manifests with reddening or swelling or both, and can be quite painful.

It's the result of infection, which can happen via cracked or sore nipples, but can also happen if the breaks between breastfeeding take too long.

Mastitis normally develops, in cases in which it develops, between a few weeks after birth to several months in.

Symptoms, which are pretty standard with an infection, can include fever, chills, and body aches.

Audrey Roloff, Ember Jean, Jeremy Roloff

Posting an image (below) to her Instagram story, Audrey wrote:

"Just a little encouragement for anyone struggling on their breastfeeding journey."

That's more common than people think. Again, shame about "failing" as a mother and embarrassment about discussing their own nipples keeps some women from sharing this.

"I was only able to pump MAYBE one ounce the first two months after having Ember."

As you may imagine, babies need a lot more than that.

Audrey Roloff Milk Pump Post

Audrey's tale of breastfeeding woes continues:

"I fed 15 hours of my day and it hurt and was so hard."

That sounds agonizing. It takes a toll on your nipples, folks. And newborns need to eat.

But, Audrey reveals, things have gotten so much better.

"But here we are at five months pumping eight ounces like it's nothin."

Wonderful news!

Aud, Jer and Ember

Separately, Auj elaborated, saying:

"It took me a solid two months, maybe two and a half months before I really started to see an increase in my supply and breastfeeding became a lot easier."

So good that she was able to make progress like that.

"Since delivering Ember, I struggled with mastitis on and off."

That must have been daunting -- to think herself cured only to have symptoms return.

"I was severely engorged."

That sounds agonizing.

"On top of that, Ember had a really severe tongue tie that we had to get surgically fixed about two or three weeks after she was born."

A tongue tie is a condition that restricts a tongue's range of motion. 

"Before that, I was having a lot of blistering and bruising."

Such a Strawberry

At least it's all been worth it, because Ember Jean is a delightful little cutie and fans relish every photo of her.

One might wonder if Audrey Roloff saying that God wants people to "wait" was influenced by her struggles as a new parent.

Honestly, though, it's probably just a reflection of her conservative religious beliefs. And possibly yet another jab in the direction of Jacob Roloff's engagement.

Still, it's wonderful that Auj is giving out this advice and sharing her story, so that other mothers can overcome some of the stigma and unwarranted shame that too many experience when breastfeeding isn't as easy as advertised.

Audrey Roloff: God Wants You to Wait, People!

Audrey Roloff has found a new topic on which to wax poetic and profound.

The Little People, Big World star - who very often talks openly about her relationship with God online - shared a new photo and a new entry on Instagram last night.

First, the photo:

Audrey Roloff Ponders Life

It sure looks like Audrey is lost in some deep thought here, doesn't it?

And that's because she is.

"Do you ever feel like you’re always waiting for something?" asks Roloff to open the caption that attached to the image above, adding at the outset:

"Waiting for direction, marriage, healing, provision, transformation, clarity, redemption, etc.

"I’ve so often found myself waiting in line, wondering when I will finally get to enjoy the ride.

"I'm part of the instant gratification generation, and waiting for anything these days has become a rarity."

We're with her so far.

It's definitely a stigma attached to those who have come of age with social media and technology, the idea that they expect everything to be delivered with the touch of a button.

Some Ember Snuggles

Continues Roloff, hammering home this theme:

"Waiting for that perfect job instead of just applying for another one, waiting for that promotion when it’s easier to just go somewhere else, waiting for Mr. right when you could just date more Mr. Wrong’s.

"[Also] waiting for healing when you could give up the fight, saving yourself for marriage with you could so easily give in, the list goes on."

Ah yes, saving yourself for marriage.

A day prior to this entry, Audrey wrote at length about sex before marriage, seemingly taking a shot at brother-in-law Jacob Roloff in the process.

But their relationship (or rivalry) can be a discussion for another time.

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In this case, Audrey drew a line between the "waiting" theme and her faith, bringing the topics together as follows:

I love that God describes waiting as BRAVE and COURAGEOUS.

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be BRAVE and COURAGEOUS. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”(Psalm 27:14) So whatever you're waiting for, don't grow weary or lose heart!

Your patience makes you BOLD and COURAGEOUS!

At the end of her post, Roloff noted that you can read a "little more on waiting over on @legitsadierob blog @liveoriginal," once again drawing some backlash from fans.

The TLC star often brings up her strong belief in God... only to then tie it in with some money-making venture.

Christmas with Ember

In this case, it's safe to assume she was paid by the blog to which she linked, as her popularity on Instagram will help drive traffic to that destination.

Is that ethically wrong? To make money as an entrepreneur, essentially?

To use one's online following to pad one's bank account?

Not really. Not in this day and age.

But what about when you focus your social media entries on God, faith and religion - only to then seemingly be doing so because you want to make money off those who follow your every word on these subjects?

Do we then enter into a morally grey area? Some would say so.

We'll let our readers ponder these difficult question while we present something that requires no pondering whatsoever, just some fun scrolling:

Adorable photos of Audrey's daughter, Ember Jean!

Amy Roloff Congratulates Jacob Roloff & Isabel Rock on Their Engagement!

On Sunday, fans of Little People, Big World were so pleased to see that Jacob Roloff is engaged to girlfriend Isabel Rock.

It's big news for Roloff family's (former?) black sheep. And his mom, with whom he's recently repaired his relationship, has taken to Instagram to offer big congratulations.

Amy Roloff's persistent haters will be pleased to know that Amy Roloff isn't "exploiting" Jacob to sell bread ... this time.

Jacob and Amy Pic

When Jacob Roloff began to reconnect with his family, the first big clue was when he began hanging out with his mom again.

Fans knew that Jacob was back in his mom's life because Amy Roloff shared a photo with Jacob Roloff's dog. At the time, it seemed that Jacob wasn't ready to be part of the family brand again just yet.

Now, he's come a long way.

Jacob Roloff had a birthday celebration with his mom Amy and the whole family (except for Matt).

He even buried the hatchet with sister-in-law Audrey Roloff, more or less quashing the feud rumors that had followed them both.

And if you worried that Jacob's dad missed his 21st birthday altogether, fear not. He just wasn't there for the early celebration at Amy's.

In fact, Matt and Amy set aside their differences to celebrate Jacob's birthday. Not exactly the wild party that most people picture for a 21st birthday, but maybe he did that, too.

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff Image

But the big news, of course, is that Jacob is now engaged to his girlfriend, Isabel Rock.

Back in September, Isabel made reference to a "life-changing decision" on Instagram.

That could have meant all sorts of things, including a reference to spending more time with Jacob's family.

But many fans wondered at the time if Isabel was referring to an engagement between her and Jacob. Marriage -- and the engagements that lead up to such a union -- is definitely life-changing.

However, they didn't get engaged in September. They also didn't get engaged over the weekend, even though they shared the news on Sunday.

No, Jacob and Isabel got engaged while in Iceland. That sounds like a beautiful place for a proposal.

Amy and Isabel

Amy took to Instagram and celebrated the news in her captions.

"And this happened! I couldn’t be a happier mom!"

Of course -- Jeremy is married to Audrey, Zach is married to Tori, Molly is married to Joel (don't forget Molly and Joel!), and now:

"My youngest- Jacob and the beautiful Isabel are engaged."

21 is very young to be engaged, but it's exciting nonetheless. And Jacob and Isabel are so sweet.

Amy's over the moon about it.

"Love them both and excited to see where life will take them in their marriage!"

They're Engaged!

Amy included numerous, perhaps excessive, hashtags in her captions:

"#amyssecondactcontinues #engagedtomarry #forthroloffwedding #love [two red heart emojis] #wonderfultogether @moniqueserraphotography"

Even if Amy or any of the other Roloffs have private objections -- maybe Jacob really is too young, after all -- it's always best to be encouraging.

If things work out, you're not the bad guy. If things don't work out, you can say "oh no!" and still not be the bad guy. It's win-win.

But we don't think that Amy's biting her tongue. She seems genuinely enthused. And why wouldn't she be? Jacob and Isabel found each other and now they're both in Amy's life.

Multiple Roloffs

Some, however, feel that Audrey Roloff's new Instagram post was an epic vaguepost about Jacob and Isabel.

"Some words on dating from a Christian perspective..."

That's exactly how fans familiar with her brand would expect Audrey's post to begin.

"Let’s just say you recently hurried into a relationship, dabbled with sexual intimacy, and then became emotionally attached."

That sounds like ... what dating usually is.

Jacob Roloff and His Lover

"The main problem with this scenario is that it blinds you to red flags. It’s the classic 'love at first sight' trap."

I can't say that I always see eye-to-eye with Audrey, but ... she's not wrong about that part.

"You begin to see the person you are dating as the “the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe” (If you don’t get that reference, please go watch The Lego Movie after you finish this book. It’s sure to solve all your dating problems)."

If this is a thinly veiled attack on Jacob and his fiancee, it might be the first vaguepost we've ever seen that references The Lego Movie.

Her advice at this point is just to listen to your friends and family when they warn you about the person you're dating. But, like the words of one's friends and family, that's as likely as anything to fall on deaf ears when somebody's head over heels.

So ... is Audrey really vagueing about Isabel Rock?

Hanging in Nature

Well ... she could be, sure.

Or she could be making a jab at Jacob, the one with whom she's (allegedly) had issues in the past. Maybe she tried to warn Isabel that Jacob's "no good." And she does write this advice as directed at women.

But, quite frankly, we have no idea and we shouldn't rush to conclusions.

Audrey may have not even thought of possible parallels to her family when she wrote this. Remember, she must have known about the couple's engagement for a while, now.

And surely, if she were going to throw shade, she'd be a little more subtle about it.

... Right?

Audrey Roloff: Shading Jacob Roloff Engagement in Passive-Aggressive Instagram Post?

With Little People, Big World star Jacob Roloff engaged to Isabel Rock, fans of the famous TLC family are by and large thrilled.

And, just as predictably, his sister-in-law Audrey Roloff is being accused of trying to upstage Jacob and Izzy's announcement.

Jacob and Audrey

Some fans quickly accused Audrey of igniting controversy and trying to sabotage the happy couple with her most recent post on Instagram.

Did she really do such a thing, though?

This much is true: Jacob and Isabel had been engaged - publicly, anyway - for all of a few hours when Audrey posted her latest message.

In it, she offered relationship advice (as she often does), specifically about not rushing into a relationship, which raised some eyebrows.

The notion that she somehow posted this particular message as a shot at Isabel may be a stretch, but the timing was curious.

Audrey Roloff captioned the image below:

Audrey and Jeremy on Instagram

"Some words on dating from a Christian perspective..."

"Let’s just say you recently hurried into a relationship, dabbled with sexual intimacy, and then became emotionally attached."

"The main problem with this scenario is that it blinds you to red flags. It’s the classic 'love at first sight' trap."

"You begin to see the person you are dating as the 'the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe.'"

"(If you don’t get that reference, please go watch The Lego Movie after you finish this book. It’s sure to solve all your dating problems)."

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff, Climbing Date

"As time passes, your friends and family may raise concerns, but you won’t be able to rationalize with them because all you will see is perfection." 

"This is a titanic problem," she goes on.

"The recipe for a healthy dating relationship calls for generous servings of insight from the people who love and care about you."

"Don’t be that girl who started dating someone and then fell off the face of the earth. Couples who do this are usually hiding shame, guilt, fear, or pride."

"Allow your friends to see into your relationship and speak truth and affirmation. Allow them to raise red flags."

"Their honestly may sting, but it could also be what prevents some deep wounds. #beating50percent #journeyofjerandauj

Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff, Throwback Pic

Audrey's messages can come across self-righteous and preachy, and often rub fans the wrong way. This one was no exception.

“Would be great if Audrey would not destroy the moment with her dumb post on IG,” said one fan, pointing out the timing aspect.

“The timing when she posted (right after they announced the engagement) and what she said there sounds like it’s about Izzy.”

“Hope they will be happy,” said another fan about Jacob Roloff and his fiancee. “Because someone [is] clearly not happy about this.”

Yet another Roloff Instagram follower accused Audrey of “always trying to upstage others and sabotage people’s happiness.”

(Audrey has reportedly blocked these two followers.)

They're Engaged!

Still more critics accused her of deleting comments that portray her in a negative manner and "liking" Jacob's post after the fact.

As in only as a minor form of damage control.

One disgruntled fan even went so far as to call Audrey “very egoistic girl” of whom their opinion “completely changed after that.”

To be fair, most of Roloff's fans showed their appreciation for her words of wisdom on Instagram and did not jump to conclusions.

While Audrey gushing about her lifestyle (using God to make money, critics might say) may be off-putting, perhaps that's all it is?

In other words, maybe it's not about Jacob?

There have been rumors floating around for months that Jacob and Audrey don't get along, allegedly due to contrasting views on religion.

Audrey is all about her faith, which goes without saying, while Jacob does not appear to be as strong a believer, at least publicly.

Still, they were all smiles during Jacob's 21st birthday recently, leading us to believe they had quashed any beef that existed.

What do you think of her message?

Audrey Roloff: THIS is How You Fall in Love with God

Audrey Roloff has a lot to say about religion, love and family.

Yes, again.

The Little People, Big World star has become almost as well-known for her message about faith and God as she has for anything else, which has resulted in a bit of backlash against her.

First Beach Trip!

It's great to be open about one's beliefs, of course.

And no one really doubts that Audrey is sincere.

But some critics out there have hurled some hate Roloff's way because she often combines talk about God with a promotion for her own clothing line or some other item she wants readers to purchase.

It can come across as a bit tacky.

In her latest post, however, Roloff at least doesn't include a link to her online store.

Instead, she speaks at length about her husband, Jeremy, and how her relationship with him is akin to her relationship with the Highest Power.

And it all starts with this throwback photo...

Roloff Throwback

"Old photo alert! Even though we had to run and push start this bus many times, I do miss Blue Moon," wrote Audrey to open her lengthy caption, adding:

"It was our means of transportation when we were falling in love."

Audrey then goes on to offer more marital advice.

"I didn’t fall in love with Jeremy by spending time with him on Sunday and thinking about him on occasion throughout the week," she explains.

"Rather, I fell in love with Jeremy by spending time with him and getting know who he was, is, and wanted to become.

"The more time I spent with Jeremy the better I knew him, and the more I grew to love him."

Not exactly an Earth-shattering revelation here, is it? 

Of course one falls in love with someone else by getting to know this other person and spending as much time with him or her as possible.

Audrey Roloff & Jeremy Roloff, Swimming Throwback

But then Roloff gets into the crux of her point, which is that you ought to view your connection to God through the same lens.

"Falling more in love with God is no different," she preaches, expounding as follows:

"We do it by spending time with Him, and reading His word in order to know who He was, is and will be! And the more we love Him, the more we will be capable of loving others."

Roloff does this push her "Always More" brand as she continues, once again turning off some fans by making it seem like she's simply exploiting her faith to earn some cold, hard cash.

"As Christians, our entire life should emulate the love of Christ. Jesus tells us, in the Gospel of John, that everyone will be able to distinguish whether or not we are His disciples by how we “love one another.”

"No matter how dark and broken this world or your life may seem right now, there is ALWAYS MORE reason to love. Let love be the reason for everything you do, think, say, and are.

"We are ALWAYS capable of loving God and others MORE and MORE. ALWAYS MORE."

Audrey Roloff, Ember Jean, Jeremy Roloff

Roloff concludes by quoting the bible:

1 John 3:18 “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

This is also a theme Audrey has hammered home frequently, the idea that one must take action when it comes to love and affection.

Love is a verb; she doesn't just like to say this, she sells t-shirts with that quote emblazoned on them.

And she sometimes uses her daughter to help her do so.

That daughter is extremely cute, however. See for yourself below:

Ember Jean Roloff: Is She Too Young to Be a Spokesperson?

Audrey Roloff absolutely, positively, totally and completely loves her daughter.

On this question, we have no doubt.

Just read all the Little People, Big World star has to say about her first child and you won't wonder about her unparalleled affection, either.

Ember as Spokeswoman

Nevertheless, an intriguing debate has been ignited over the Internet and how Audrey sometimes talks about young Ember.

Or, to be more specific, about how Audrey talks about her business and how it pertains to young Ember.

As much as almost anyone on the World Wide Web, Roloff is an open book. She candidly discusses her faith and her family on a frequent basis via Instagram.

We very much appreciate this honesty; recently, however, Audrey has tied in these messages about religion and about her daughter with pleas to purchase her products.

In THIS POST, for instance, she gushes about God and all He means to her... and then suggests readers buy a certain weekly planner from a company that likely paid her to make this suggestion.

That's a bit... tacky, right?

A bit untoward? A bit inappropriate? A bit counter to the teachings of Jesus Christ?

Ember at 4 Months

And now Audrey has sort of done the same thing with Ember Jean.

First, the reality star posted the adorable snapshot of her four-month old that we also posted at the outset of this article.

Then, Audrey wrote a caption alongside the image that she admitted right up front was a "Giveaway."

Proceeding to tag her online store's Instagram account, Roloff wrote the following:

I’ve had sooooo many of you ask me about the @snuggle_me_organic lounger. It is hands down one of our absolute favorite baby products.

It’s soooo soft, organic, and mimics being held - so Ember LOVES it.

I’ve teamed up with Snuggle Me and some other rad mamas to give you a chance to win one of SIX Snuggle Me Organic Baby Bundles (lounger, 2 covers and puddle pad). Follow the Snuggle Me babies!

Head to each mamas account to see each different babe in their own lounger!

Audrey Roloff, Ember Jean, Jeremy Roloff

Some folks, of course, will say this is harmless. 

They'd even applaud Audrey for trying to earn a living, for being an entrepreneur and simply attempting to make some money with which she'll support her family.

Others, however, may counter that this is the type of thing we'd expect to see from Kim Kardashian or Kris Jenner.

That's the criticism those stars often receive, right? That they exploit their kids for profit and attention?

Is that really all that different from what Audrey is doing here?

Or from what she also did recently when she combined marital advice with self-promotion?

Some Ember Snuggles

As you can see above, rarely does Audrey share a picture that doesn't include either her, her baby or both wearing one of Roloff's "Always More" shirts.

Is she doing anything wrong in these instances?

Or is she doing everything right by making a living?

It really is an interesting debate, don't you think?

Click through many precious photos of Ember below while you ponder it...

Audrey Roloff: My Daughter Just Achieved THIS Milestone!

You'll forgive Audrey Roloff if she is over the moon right about now.

You'll forgive the Little People, Big World star, in fact, if she is over the moon, Mars, Uranus and every other planet in the solar system...

... because her daughter is just so gosh darn cute, precious and getting older by the second.

Such a Strawberry

Roloff has provided fans with another exciting update about Ember Jean, who came into the world this past September after forcing her mother to go way past her due date.

But Ember has clearly been worth the wait.

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff admittedly struggled at first to adjust to first-time parenthood, but they've since found a steady groove and have been sharing adorable snapshots of Ember ever since.

The latest is above... and is positively delightful.

Thanks to the caption, it was also educational.

"We worked hard for those chunky arms so we had to put on our strawberry outfit and show em off," wrote Audrey at the outset of her message, prior to adding:

"I mean... can you even handle the sweetness?! Does this make her edible?!"

Audrey Roloff, Ember Jean, Jeremy Roloff

Audrey then said how she feels "so blessed to have such a smiley, squishy, talkative, and healthy baby girl," passed along her love for Ember and concluded with the aforementioned update:

"P.S. she slept her first night in the crib last night - bittersweet mama moment."

AWWWW!

All parents can likely relate to that feeling.

On one hand, it's nice to have the child a bit farther away at night in order to help you sleep.

On the other hand, this is the first of what will be many, many signs that Ember is growing up. And quickly!

Some Ember Snuggles

Just over a week ago, Roloff posted a picture of Ember in celebration of the young girl's four-month birthday.

She wrote at the time that Ember was "laughing and giggling," that she was "sitting up in a high chair" and sleeping about "seven hours a night."

That impressive last benchmark explains why it was time for Ember to go sleep in her own crib, away from Mom and Dad.

(Of course, she'll always be close to Mom and Dad, in terms of where she stands in relation to their heart.)

"I’m in love I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!" concluded Roloff at the time.

Aud, Jer and Ember

Earlier in her motherhood, Audrey explained that she was having some difficulty, mostly with breastfeeding, but also with the adjustment in general.

Can anyone blame her?

In the blink of an eye, you are responsible for an entire human being, from dressing her to feeding her to changing her to making sure she feels safe and loved at all times.

It's really amazing any parent can maintain his or her sanity, when you stop to think about it.

Thankfully, Audrey has a supportive husband and a loving family, even more so now that she and Jacob have ended their alleged feud.

At some point this spring, TLC will air new episodes of Little People, Big World and we can't wait to tune and watch Audrey and Jeremy and Ember in loving action.

Jeremy Roloff Posts Tribute to Audrey Roloff on Anniversary of the Day They Met!

Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff are perhaps the most visible couple on Little People, Big World

That's not just because they both have the best hair in the family. It helps that they're both very active on social media, giving fans glimpses into their lives and thoughts -- even when their show is on hiatus.

Jeremy posted a beautiful tribute to his wife on a very special anniversary. And he included some great throwback photos of the two of them.

Audrey Roloff, Ember Jean, Jeremy Roloff

Jeremy and Audrey have brought so much sweetness into each other's lives, the lives of the Roloff family, and onto the screens of fans and viewers.

All of that visibility has its drawbacks, unfortunately.

That means that fans can grow hostile when Audrey Roloff appears talks about her faith in order to sell something.

(She's a businesswoman and Christianity is part of her brand)

It also means that Jeremy Roloff gets parent-shamed for tickling Ember Jean.

(The concern comes from a good place, about children setting boundaries, but Ember Jean is a baby and Jeremy's interactions with her are healthy)

Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff, Throwback Pic

But we're glad that Auj and Jer wade through that hefty criticism, because it means that they can share precious posts.

Jeremy posted a series of throwbacks of himself with Audrey, writing:

"I met my wife eight years ago today on a blind date."

That's so sweet! A lot of people dread blind dates, but sometimes, you meet the love of your life.

"It’s been a wild and unexpected eight years."

It sure has! They're now married parents as well as reality stars.

(For the record, in case you remember Audrey and Jeremy's seven-year-old "anniversary" pic, it sounds like they didn't start dating right away after their blind date. They're just marking eight years since they met)

Audrey Roloff & Jeremy Roloff, Swimming Throwback

Jeremy continues his sweet tribute (among the photos in which he and Audrey look dramatically younger) by musing upon the ways in which we both do and do not decide our own destinies.

"We never get to choose where we end up, our daily choices choose for us."

We believe that what he's saying here is that you don't end up with someone by deciding that you'll love them for the rest of our life, but by choosing to spend time with them as you know each other.

That's harder, but ultimately that's how life works: one day at a time.

"When we are old and grey I imagine the greatest thing will be looking back at the love story we have written."

That's so sweet! And, of course, they're already looking back on their love story.

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff, Climbing Date

Jeremy uses a quote to speak about the next period in his and Audrey's lives.

"For the next half: 'if it’s half as good as the half we’ve know, then here’s hail! to the rest of the road.' A Severe Mercy."

Very poetic and very sweet.

And then he finishes his tribute:

"Cheers babe! (P.S. I love this photo of you)"

It's not clear which photo he means, because he shared so many and they're all great.

Jeremy Roloff, Audrey Roloff Motorcycle Date Throwback

And look how far they've come.

Their daughter, Ember Jean, is precious beyond words. We imagine that we'll get to see so much more of that little one and her parents on the new season of Little People, Big World which is apparently coming out in a few months.

It's possible that Auj hasn't always gotten along well with her entire family, but whatever conflict there was between Audrey and Jacob Roloff seems to be resolved.

If it was ever there to begin with.

We all look forwarding to seeing Audrey and Jeremy's next 8 years of knowing each other.