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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...

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!

Jacob Roloff Talks Family Feud: Does He Hate His Parents or What?!?

Jacob Roloff has come a very long way in two years.

It wasn't THAT long after all, when the Little People, Big World personality chose to remove himself from his family's narrative.

Jacob Roloff and His Lover

Sick over the way his loved ones were choosing to be portrayed on their reality TV show, Jacob didn't merely walk away in July of 2016.

He walked away from the series while also slamming the production in the process, exposing his parents and siblings for the type of liars they had become.

"For the sake of 'the episode' and ratings I've seen a lot of STORYLINES drawn up (loosely) about our lives," Roloff wrote at the time, taking the very unusual step of outing his own show as scripted and fake.

He added:

"The family that is filmed is not my family.

"They are the Roloff Characters and I have scarcely anything in common with them, nor do I want to be a character myself."

Pretty harsh and to the point, huh?

With that, Jacob faded away from the spotlight for several months, taking road trips with his girlfriend and dogs around the Pacific Northwest and scarcely posting on social media.

Jacob Roloff Outside

But now a few things have changed.

For starters, Isabel Rock is no longer Jacob's girlfriend... she's his fiancee!!!!!!!!!!!

Moreover, Jacob is on strong terms once again with his family, as his Instagram page is filled with photos of himself, his nephew, his siblings and, yes, his parents.

For whatever reason, however, some Internet trolls refuse to believe that Jacob and his relatives are getting along so well.

They continue to perpetuate talk of a feud, so much so that Jacob has finally taken to social media in order to respond to this chatter.

"You know that feeling of dread when someone is scrutinizing you and you think, “hey, this might be true about me,” until they slip up and say something totally bonkers and wrong, and you sigh with relief because they are *so* off base?" Roloff asked as a caption to the throwback photo below.

He then continued:

"I feel this every. single. time. I see a headline regarding ‘rifts’ in my family. It is just so simply and surely untrue!

"This is a good picture of a pure, early, easy, fun time in my life."

Roloff Throwback Image

Jacob proceeded to share an excerpt from his upcoming memoir about Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff.

It reads as follows:

My parents have always been pretty amazing. They both succeeded in life, had a family and provided for and gave their kids all that they wanted, within disciplined reason.

My dad taught me practical, mindful things like chess, how to build a fire, and other sorts of exercises in basic critical thinking to a degree that I still carry the lessons with me today.

He was also a great storyteller, sitting all of us kids by the fire and telling stories of “dark, windy nights.”

My mom, always making sure we knew we were loved, supported all our efforts and hobbies as often as she knew about them, even coaching all of us kids in soccer in our early years.

She also instilled in us a very good sense of manners and respect that I find myself appreciating more and more everyday.

So much for this being a bitter and angry tell-all, right?

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff Image

Jacob's book will be titled "Out to See" and will be available to purchase on May 1.

To drive the point home that everything is great between himself and his mom and dad, he also included an old image of himself and his siblings on the beach via Instagram, posting along with it yet another memoir passage.

This one reads as follows:

I’m just so happy my parents believed in life enough to have four kids. My brothers, both with their own wives and a daughter and son respectively.

My sister, with her own husband and booming life in Spokane, Washington.

I, too, am now entering the open sea of life and have gotten myself engaged to a wonderful beauty of a girl, and have begun a commitment in profession.

This - the farm, our next generation of families - with its many reverberations in all of our individual lives, and those of our children, comes due to my parents and their dedication to the family, and belief in life.

Doesn't exactly sound like someone who has anything but love and affection for his family members, does it?

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?

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek: Fans Think They’ve Broken Up!

Once again, it seems that Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff just can't win.

When she's "too close" with her boyfriend, she gets dragged for "living in sin." by people who hate her relationship and don't seem to like her that much, either.

But now that she's taken a photo in which Chris Marek is conspicuously absent ... fans can't help but wonder if there's trouble in their relationship.

Valentime for Chris

Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff created a beautiful family together.

But literally all marriages end -- either in death or a break-up. Amy and Matt are divorced.

Though they both still live nearby and both are very close to their children and two grandbabies (and Matt and Amy even partied together for the sake of their son), they have both moved on with their lives.

Matt Roloff has moved on with girlfriend Caryn Chandler.

And Amy Roloff has, as fans are well aware, moved on with boyfriend Chris Marek.

Amy Roloff and Friends at Pizzario

Amy Roloff shared this cute photo featuring herself and four friends, captioning it:

"There are treasures in life that are precious and one of them are friends. Good time w/ these friends just hanging out and listening g to local music at Pizzario Hillsboro."

It's always nice -- for those of us who aren't bitter that Amy has the audacity to enjoy her life after divorce -- to see Amy having a good time with what she refers to as "Amy's Second Act."

But some fans noticed that the pic was different than most of those that Amy shares of her social life.

Because Chris Marek was nowhere to be seen.

Amy Roloff and Company

As absurd as it sounds, people took to the captions to ask why Chris Marek, who's usually by Amy's side, was missing in action.

"Where is Chris on valentines day? Hmm," one commenter wrote.

This photo was taken days before Valentine's Day, but thanks for playing.

"Where's Chris?" another asked, followed by another: "And Chris??"

You can almost feel their eagerness to hear of a breakup, or at least a squabble.

Others played something of a guessing game, suggesting that maybe Chris Marek had taken the photo.

Amy Roloff & Chris Marek Image

For what it's worth, Amy clarified that Chris Marek had other friends.

The fact that she even needed to respond to those questions is ... absurd.

Couples don't need to be joined at the hip at all time.

Amy Roloff doesn't need Chris Marek as an escort wherever she goes, and the same is true of Chris.

They love each other and have a happy relationship, and can do separate activities at night. They should be able to do so without anyone freaking out.

Amy and Chris on Christmas

You know what's really at work here?

Aside from divorce-shaming and misogyny, we mean.

Some people, though they at least have enough shame to not admit it, "don't trust" Chris Marek because they don't think that Amy Roloff -- as a little person -- should be of interest to someone of Chris' height.

That sounds to us like bigotry, pure and simple. Amy is a real person with real feelings. Chirs Marek sees her for who she is.

He doesn't need some ulterior motive to date a woman who has a disability.

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.

Buy My Shirts!

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?

Tori Roloff Would Like You to Know ALL This About Her Son

Time may be flying, but Tori Roloff is doing her best to catch it and savor each and every second of it.

The Little People, Big World star has updated her Instagram account with a key update about her son, Jackson Kyle Roloff.

And it's not just any update, either. 

It's the precious baby's nine-month update, as Jackson continues to grow way up before our eyes.

Jackson at 9 Months

"...and we have a 9 month old," Roloff wrote as a caption to the cute snapshot above, which is similar to past ones Tori has shared of her child.

This one, however, features a highlighted number-nine, along with an older looking Jackson, looking as adorable as ever.

From there, Tori once again provided followers with a bevy of information regarding Jackson, who was born to Tori and husband Zach back in May.

For example:

Jackson has 6 teeth!

He is sitting up on his own. He is into everything and our house needs to be baby proofed ASAP.

Jackson loves eating and got a new high chair that he can sit in by himself!

He has been chatting a lot lately but really only knows “Dada.

He loves riding in his stroller. And we’re really thankful for nice weather to go on walks.

Just Being Jackson

This month we got to go to the beach with our friend Brooklyn, and uncle J announced he’s getting married and J gets another aunt!

This kid is so blessed and we fall more in love every day (I know I say that every time but it’s the truth). Keeping growing baby J! We love you!

Tori and Zach seem to have their hands full (in a loving way!) with Jackson, yet rumors persist that Tori is expecting again.

The evidence is pretty flimsy, however.

In one case, Tori used a plural word and folks speculated on the state of her womb.

In another case, she complained of sore nipples and... that was it.

Jackson, Tori and Zach

The previous new season of Little People, Big World focused extensively on Tori and Zach's path to parenthood.

Shortly after welcoming Jackson into the world, they confirmed that he has the same gene for dwarfism as his father, talking to People Magazine at length about this diagnosis.

“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,” said Zach at the time, speaking from his own experience.

He added:

“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...

"I want people to know that he’s just like his dad: being a dwarf is just part of the whole package of who he is."

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.

Tori Roloff Has Nipple Pain… and a Baby on the Way?!?

The Roloffs welcomed two babies into their world last year.

But fans of this famous family aren't satisfied. 

They want more, and they'll read into nearly any situation in order to get their hopes up that another may be on the way.

Tori and Happy Jackson

Consider how these Little People, Big World fans responded, for example, to a very simple caption Tori Roloff wrote on Instagram in January.

It accompanied a cute picture of her husband on the floor, goofing around with the couple's son, and it said that Tori loved seeing how Zach played with their "kids."

She used the plural instead of the singular and social media went bananas, inferring from this simple caption that Tori could be pregnant again.

We're not kidding. See for yourself:

Tori, of course, only just gave birth to Jackson Kyle Roloff in May.

Crazier things have happened, but it would mark quite a fast turnaround if Zach and Tori really took the necessary steps (i.e. sex without protection) to have a baby this soon after becoming parents for the first time.

Nevertheless, fans are anxious.

They are curious.

They are strangely hopeful.

And that's why they interpreted yet another social media message from Tori to mean that maybe a bun is on her lovable oven.

Late last week, Tori asked other mothers out there for some advice because she was experiencing nipple pain while breastfeeding.

This is not a totally uncommon problem, and it's one to which sister-in-law Audrey Roloff can relate.

The question prompted many responses from parents, many of which alerted Tori to the possibility that she's expecting once again.

Same replies include:

  • "Nipple pain... either he's not latched good, or you're pregnant again. Seen both happen, trust me.
  • 'If it hurts to breastfeed at 9 months, you might want to take a pregnancy test, just saying."
  • "I would try using a nipple shield for a little bit... it sounds like they might be cracked!"

This latter option is a condition known as "thrush."

thanks from tori

Tori mentioned it in her gracious reply to all who left comments.

"You guys are so amazing, I feel like this was how social media is supposed to be used, mamas helping mamas," Roloff wrote back, adding:

"Thank you for all of your advice.

"I think the pain is due to baby boy having six teeth. At least that's what I'm going with... and praying it's not thrush."

It's true: as previously documented, Jackson is a master at growing teeth.

 He really is getting so big so quickly. Where does the time go?!?

Tori, Zach and Jackson Roloff

As for why Tori's nipples hurt a lot these days?

We do not consider ourselves to be experts on the topic.

But she may have a diminished milk supply and Jackson is therefore forced to suck longer and harder, causing said pain.

She's been at this consistently for nine months now, too, and there may just be a bit of soreness going on, something very simple and normal and temporary.

Or, heck, perhaps Tori really is pregnant. We have no idea.

But we'll be the first site to let you know if this is the case... because we'll be screaming so loudly in excitement that everyone on the Internet will hear us!

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!

Jacob Roloff Proposal: ALL the Details!

Love is in the air at Roloff farms! And in Iceland. And basically wherever the former Roloff family black sheep and his lady love are.

Because Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock are engaged!

And now Izzy is telling fans all about how that beautiful proposal in Iceland went down. These details are amazing, and the twists really kept us hooked.

Jacob Roloff and His Lover

In a How He Asked post for The Knot, Isabel Rock describes exactly how Jacob Roloff proposed to her on their Iceland vacation. Get ready to believe in love again.

"Jacob and I met in 2011, on the school bus when he was a freshman and I was a sophomore in high school."

The two were practically neighbors in Helvetia.

"He had gone to private school his whole life up until high school, so we never met until then. I thought he was so incredibly cute."

There's no crush like an adolescent crush.

"And so, being the naturally outgoing person I am, I’d always sit next to him on the bus and strike up a conversation."

Most of us have been there on at least one bus route or another growing up.

"Being the naturally quiet person he is, he would always hesitantly pull out his headphones and say 'Hi' shyly."

Most of us have formed plenty of friendships simply by befriending the most attractive classmate or fellow bus-rider. (Or is that just me being shallow?)

"As time went on, more small chat on the bus lead to us becoming really good friends. We talked almost every day throughout the years."

Rock and Roloff

Their bus ride friendship turned into one of those more voluntary friendships where they both made an effort to hang out, which happened more and more after Izzy graduated.

"Jacob and I started hanging out more often. What was a simple friendship turned into a best friend-ship really quickly. He and I spent almost every single day together that summer."

And yes, there was more to her friendship with Jacob than his cuteness at this point.

"He was incredibly easy to talk to, so sweet to me and every time we would hang out, it felt like such an adventure."

And now, of course, they're in a relationship.

"Jacob and I have been together three years now. Easily the best three years of my life and on August 1st, our three year anniversary, I had no idea it was about to get even better. Jacob surprised me with something special: Plane tickets to Iceland!"

They had always talked about visiting famously beautiful Iceland. And, in December, they went.

Isabel Rock, Jacob Roloff

"Iceland is an incredible place, and it is super romantic. We explored as much of the country as we could in eight days, and spent a lot of our time in the city of Reykjavik, which is Iceland’s [capitol], and the most amazing city I have seriously ever been to."

She actually mentions that Reykjavik is Iceland's capitol more than once, which we'd hope that most people know. But it's nice of her to make that clear in case anyone's confused.

"Something I found interesting about the trip was the butterflies I kept getting at various times throughout. On Christmas Day, though, the butterflies wouldn’t quit and I just knew something amazing was going to happen!"

Sometimes, when a couple is really in sync with each other, it's almost like they can read each other's thoughts.

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff Image

She says that they parted ways to get each other different gifts, and though she already knew what she wanted to get him, that nagging feeling of excitement wouldn't go away.

So, just in case, in an artistic card, she wrote a message:

"Jacob went out to buy my gift and while I waited at the hotel, I wrote in the card, 'I can’t wait to spend forever with you, fiancé', because I just had a hunch what was about to happen."

This is actually a classic magician's trick -- keep a card hidden on your person in case it comes up, and then pull it out to give the appearance of certainty when really you were just guessing. This is a very romantic application of that technique, though.

"I figured if I ended up being wrong, I would just keep the card in my pocket and he’d never have to know!"

Isabel Rock

As it turned out, they went outside and took in the beautiful scenery for their exchange of gifts. You don't have to have those "butterflies" to know that Jacob had something more for her than a neat new phone case or whatever.

"My heart started beating so fast. He handed me my gift; a tiny black box, inside of it a tiny bag, with a stunning turquoise ring."

Turquoise is gorgeous.

"I slowly pulled it out, and to my complete surprise, it was a ring we had seen earlier that day -- a handmade Icelandic ring that was my favorite color."

All sorts of rings can be engagement rings, but she could tell immediately that this was not.

"But it was definitely not an engagement ring! Tripping over my words I said, 'Oh.. it’s.. it’s beautiful', because it was, but I will admit I was completely thrown off!"

Sneaky, sneaky Jacob wasn't done, though.

Happily Engaged Twosome

"Within seconds, he started smiling mischievously, obviously catching my confusion. Right then, Jacob spun me around and said, 'Alright, one more gift…'"

It sounds like he gave her the first ring in a surprise box to gauge her reaction. If she'd seemed terrified by the ring and relieved to see it was turquoise, he could have kept the engagement ring hidden away.

"And that is the moment he got down on one knee and asked the question I’d been longing to hear, 'Will you marry me?' He asked with a ring box he had hand built out of real wood and my dream ring."

She didn't exactly have to agonize over the decision.

"I said 'YES!' and leapt into his arms to hug him and we both cried."

Jacob Roloff on Instagram

Remember that card that she wrote earlier, calling him her fiance?

"I snuck the card I’d written him out of my pocket, which he read right there, and then exclaimed, 'You knew?!' Which just made us both cry more."

He hid the ring and she hid the card -- it sounds like these two are a perfect match!

"He told me that he had been wanting to do it the entire trip, but he was simply waiting for the right moment to do it. Jacob had apparently had the ring in his coat pocket for five days as we traveled around Iceland!"

Hey, if you're gonna hide a ring in your pocket, it might as well be winter in a country so cold that it has "ice" in the name.

Amy Roloff Dragged for Living "In Sin" with Chris Marek

It's official: 

Amy Roloff cannot win.

In fact, it's becoming more and more clear with each photo she shares:

Amy Roloff can only lose. Badly.

Valentime for Chris

No matter what Amy posts to her Instagram account, followers find some kind of issue to take up with the Little People, Big World star.

For example, to kick off February, Roloff uploaded an adorable throwback image of her and her twin sons... from WAY back in the day.

And somehow, for some reason, Internet users found to pick apart this totally adorable snapshot.

The most surprising aspect of that nitpick, however, is that the picture in question did NOT feature Chris Marek, a man Amy has been dating for over a year now.

Despite the long-term and serious nature of their romance, fans simply cannot accept Marek in Amy's life.

They are somehow convinced he's using Roloff for fame and fortune - despite Amy really not being all that famous or all that rich.

And despite Marek showing no signs that he's anything but head-over-heels in love with Roloff.

Amy Roloff and Company

The latest instance of Amy sharing a seemingly harmless photograph, only to be on the receiving end of great disdain for some reason, is the picture above.

It was snapped during Super Bowl Sunday and it features Amy and Chris hanging out with some friends.

Captioned Roloff:

Friends watching the Super Bowl game! Yeah some of us rooted for the Patriots ... but those Eagles? They were spectacular. What a game.

And then there was J.T.! Justin Timberlake you were awesome! Fun times w/ friends and a little football.

The the only problem we see with this message is that Justin Timberlake wasn't really all that awesome.

However, a few other critics found another reason to slam Amy in this instance:

Because it implies, apparently, that she's living with Marek!

Amy Roloff & Chris Marek Image

One troll told Amy that Chris isn't right for her because, well, he doesn't look enough like her.

No, really. This was an actual criticism of the couple:

lookalike slam

But the critique that took the cruel and hilariously misguided comes from someone who accused Amy of living "in sin" with Chris.

This same person says both individuals are bad Christians who should not be fornicating and who may very well "burn" in Hell.

We'd say this response is funny, because it sort of is.

But it's really more disturbing than anything, wouldn't you agree?

sin post

Who looks at photos such as the ones above and comes up with THAT as a reply?!?

Whose mind thinks that way?

It really is pretty sad.

We hope Chris and Amy continue to ignore the haters and to carry on with what appears to be a very strong and happy relationship.

Get to know Marek a little better via the following gallery of photos and facts and please join us in condemning ridiculous critics such as the person above:

Tori Roloff Sends Every Best Wish to Jacob Roloff, Fiancee

Tori Roloff knows she's a little bit late.

But it's better to wish your brother-in-law and his relatively new fiancee well wishes late than never to send those wishes at all, right?

Tori and Company

Jacob Roloff and Isabel Rock confirmed last week that they had agreed to get married, ending weeks of questions and speculation while announcing they actually got engaged in Iceland around Christmas.

"So much love for this beautiful soul @izzysofia_ . Here’s to many more Christmas’, you n me," Jacob wrote on Instagram at the time, along with some pretty photos of the couple back when they were on vacation.

(Check out these images below.)

He later added:

"Excited for a lifetime filled with travel, growing together and trying new things with you @izzysofia_"

The day after this announcement was made, Amy Roloff congratulated the couple on their huge personal news.

Isabel Rock and Jacob Roloff Image

"I couldn’t be a happier mom!" she wrote on January 29, adding simply:

"My youngest- Jacob and the beautiful Isabel are engaged. Love them both and excited to see where life will take them in their marriage."

Jacob and Isabel have been together for years.

They spend a great deal of time traveling around the Pacific Northwest, often camping out or hiking around with their two dogs.

They often keep fans apprised of these adventures via social media, including many videos on YouTube.

All of this brings us back to Tori Roloff.

Typically considered the most well-meaning, loving and generally kind member of this famous family, Tori didn't say a word about Jacob's engagement at first.

Happily Engaged Twosome

We had been wondering what she had to say about it...

... and now we have the answer!

"So. This is so overdue," Tori wrote to open her latest Instagram post, acknowledging her late well wishes.

"I’ve been anxiously awaiting Jake and Izzy to announce their engagement and when the time came we realized we literally had no photos of just the 5 of us," added Roloff.

She included this as a caption to the first picture posted in this article.

(And it is worth noting that Jacob and Isabel have been engaged since December; so Tori may very well have known about it for weeks and congratulated them in private awhile back.)

"I consider Jacob and Isabel some of my closest friends and I’m so thankful to have them in our lives," continued Tori, gushing over her loved ones.

"I’m especially thankful to Jacob. He is such a wonderful uncle to baby j and I honestly never expected to see their relationship grow in the way it has and I’m so thankful baby j has uncle j lookin out for him."

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It's true.

Jacob was estranged for many months from his family, but the ice between him and his relatives has clearly thawed.

This is evident in just how many pictures Jacob has shared of himself and Tori's son, Jackson.

Concluded Roloff:

I’m also so thankful for Jacob because he is bringing Isabel into our family. I already consider this girl a sister but i can’t wait for the day it becomes official.

She is such a light in this world and her enthusiasm and love of life is simply contagious. I love you both so much and I can’t wait to see what amazing things you guys accomplish together.

Wow. 3 sisters. God is good.

Humorously, Tori added "#theyneedahashtag #wefinallygotaphototogether" to the end of her caption.

Multiple Roloffs

Jacob and Isabel are yet to announce a date for their wedding.

We don't know the location, either, or if any of this will be covered on Little People, Big World.

Roloff isn't really a cast member on that series any longer, having quit in a huff back in July of 2016.

But there has been chatter he may make some appearances on the new season, which gives us another excuse to yell at TLC:

Go ahead and air new episodes please! We're tired of waiting!

Little People, Big World Fans to Caryn Chandler: Stop Digging Matt’s Gold!

Matt Roloff tried to share a sweet moment on Instagram over the weekend.

But a bunch of very critical followers wouldn't let him.

Matt and Caryn Chandler

The Little People, Big World patriarch shared a new photo on his social media page yesterday, one that depicts him smiling broadly alongside girlfriend Caryn Chandler.

He wrote the following as a caption:

"Caryn and I out for dinner last night with zach, Tori, Jackson and Caryn’s daughter Brittany. Good times — we all got to take turns playing with Jackson. :)))."

How nice, right?

Not only did a few members of this family get together for a meal, but they also had a chance to connect a bit with Chander's daughter.

How sweet, no?

NO! NOT AT ALL, some Internet users have stated.

You see, Matt and Caryn have always faced some backlash over their relationship, considering the latter worked as the manager of the Roloff family farm prior to getting into bed with the man who owns said farm.

She knows Amy Roloff sort of well, which is why some long-time fans of this TLC series don't think it's cool that she got together with Amy's former husband.

Caryn Chandler and Matt Roloff

But it's not even that simple.

We could understand the hesitation on the part of some Little People, Big World viewers to accept this romance for that awkward reason.

However, far too many social media commenters have replied to Roloff's latest photo by viciously attacking Chandler.

They are accusing her of only dating Matt for his money, while focusing on the fact that she is so much younger than her famous lover.

To wit:

Caryn Chandler1

It's worth noting a few things here.

FIRST, Matt is 56 years old and Amy is 53.

How old is Chandler? We can't track down that information.

But... 48 maybe? 45 at the youngest?

This isn't some blonde-haired, large-chested 22-year old cozying up to some sugar daddy.

This is two people around the same age group who have known each other for many years.

But try telling that to this individual:

Caryn Chandler2

SECOND, we can't pretend to know how much Matt Roloff rakes in every year.

Yes, he's a reality TV star and has been for about a decade.

But that's about it.

He's not also earning cash via other opportunities; he doesn't have some clothing line related to the show or anyone really lining up to pay him to promote their product on social media.

In short, we somehow doubt Roloff is raking it in to the point that Chandler has latched on to him solely to dig for his money because... come on... how much could there really be?

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THIRD, this is all a little sexist.

Amy has been dating Chris Marek for about a year now.

She seems extremely happy with him.

Perhaps she appreciates your concern, but she doesn't need strangers sticking up for her in this cruel ways.

She's doing just fine, thanks. She moved on a long time ago.

Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff Together

According to a recent rumor, Matt may even be engaged to Chandler.

And we can only imagine the scandal that will erupt in some circles if or when we learn this development has really occurred.

So consider this our plea ahead of time to anyone thinking of giving Roloff any crap: please do not.

He and Amy were married for 26 wonderful years and have four great kids. Everyone involved here seems to get along very well.

Maybe we can just mind our own business for a change and let them continue to do so, okay?

Amy Roloff Throwback Photo Prompts Matt Roloff Backlash… For Some Reason

Amy Roloff has shared a new/very old and cute photo of her and her twin boys.

And it has resulted in some major Matt Roloff backlash for no discernible reason whatsoever.

Allow us to explain...

Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff Together

On Wednesday, Amy shared a totally adorable and sort of shocking throwback picture of herself and her twins, Zach and Jeremy.

(Yep, their twins, even though the former was born with dwarfism - just like his parents - and the latter was not. Interesting, huh?)

In the sweet image, it appears as if Amy just got at least one of her sons out of the bath and is drying him off... while the other is on the floor, attempting to crawl.

It was obviously snapped decades ago.

"Yep! All my kids are my life then as they are now," wrote the Little People, Big World matriarch at a caption, adding:

"These twin boys were a hoot and now look at them. Jeremy and Zachary I’m so proud of you and love you forever and always."

Take a look at the sentimental snapshot here:

Amy Roloff and Twins

Some Instagram users took a look at this image and simply commented on how it's very precious and pretty hilarious.

"One helluva mommy Amy it had to have been a challenge to take care of 4 children, love you," wrote someone named Betty Tucker, for instance.

A few others, however, used this photo as a reason to GO OFF on Matt Roloff. For some strange reason.

Just consider this response:

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And this one:

matt sux

Why is Matt Roloff a "bad person" simply because Amy gave us a glimpse at her life as a mother many, many years ago?

We have absolutely no idea.

The prevailing notion, as best as we can guess, is that TLC viewers are angry about Matt's divorce from Amy, even though it seemed perfectly amicable at the time.

They finalized their legal split in May of 2016, several months after making a joint announcement that reads as follows:

After 27 years of marriage, it is with great sadness that we have come to the difficult decision to file for divorce.

We are proud of what we have accomplished together, including raising four wonderful children who have grown to become remarkable adults and building our strong and ongoing successful business.

Neither reality star asked for spousal support and both continue to be main cast members in Little People, Big World.

It truly seems like an amicable break-up.

Amy and Family

HOWEVER, Matt has been dating Caryn Chandler for over a year now - and she formerly worked as a manager at the family farm.

Amy supporters are therefore bitter and angry that Matt would begin a romance with someone who knows Amy fairly well.

And it's true that this appears to have created a bit of tension between the former spouses, but nothing too out of the ordinary.

Heck, Amy herself is in a very serious relationship with Chris Marek (below); she certainly isn't missing Matt at all these days.

She's never said a bad word about Matt in public and vice versa.

Amy Roloff, Chris Marek Looking Cute

Might this be an imaginary feud?

Might some fans be a little too invested in a romance that fell apart years ago?

Might it actually be a tad bit sexist to slam Matt in the ways some people did above, the implication being that Amy is some poor, weak, scorned woman... as opposed to a perfectly strong and steady individual who has moved on from her marriage and holds no resentment?

Just a few questions to ponder.

We see no reason to stir up any controversy between Amy and Matt when none seems to exist.

Can't the former just share a sweet throwback photo of her sons without it inciting a Matt-hating riot?

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.