Saturday, April 29, 2023

Chat with Erin and Kelly

"In front of the kids, I always tried to make it a choice to be positive because I strongly believe that your perspective really rubs off on others."

-Kelly Bates

Now that Bringing Up Bates is off the air, fans don't have the opportunity to hear from the very encouraging Gil and Kelly Bates as often as they used to, so some of the Bates kids have used their online platforms to allow viewers this privilege.

In early March, parents-to-be Trace and Lydia asked the parents of 19 to share the story of how they ended up with such a large family. Erin recently sat down for interviews with her mom and mother-in-law. She uploaded her chat with Chad's mom last month and just shared her conversation with Kelly (link below).

Erin Paine: Video Conversation with Kelly Bates

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

A Room For Four Paine Girls

Now that Erin and Chad Paine are living in Florida, they have a house that is significantly larger than the two-bedroom cabin that they left in Tennessee. That being said, having five children still requires a level of creativity in organizing and allocating space. Erin and Chad recently put their building and decorating skills together to renovate the 12x12 room where all four girls will sleep, which included building a triple bunk bed (YouTube link below).

Paines: Girls Room Renovation

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Tiffany's Adoption Q&A

As many of you probably know, Lawson's wife, Tiffany, was adopted from China at 13 months old. She has received many questions from fans about her adoption, so she decided to share her story in the form of a YouTube Q&A (video below).

Lawson and Tiffany Bates: Adoption Q&A

Monday, April 3, 2023

Trace and Lydia's Gender Reveal

Another little Bates boy is on the way! As they promised, Trace and Lydia Bates uploaded a video of their gender reveal to YouTube (link below). Family and friends, including some Duggars, got together to help the expectant parents set up for the party and celebrate their baby on the way. This announcement followed just days behind the news that Zach and Whitney Bates' fifth child is a girl.

Trace and Lydia: Official Gender Reveal Video