Summary provided by:klf7412
Kendal is married to Daniel, and together they have 4 children; Evie (7 or 8), Brinley (5), Kapri (3), and Sebastian 'Sebi' (almost 2).
Kendal wrote a blog titled "The Father knows Best" and she became famous on FJ after writing a blog post where she wrote about a day of "hard discipline" and how her oldest daughter, Evie, thanked her Father for spanking her. This post caused an uproar on FJ and eventually, Kendal removed the post. However, a few FJ members have a screen cap of the post and it is frequently posted on Kendal-related threads.
Kendal has visited FJ once and skirted around questions about that famous post. During this visit she also mentioned that she "likes to be around spanked children". Shortly after coming here to "answer questions", she flounced.
Kendal has been the subject of many FJ threads for crazy views. She has written that she and Daniel will not be sending the girls to college, and that they are preparing them to be homemakers. Daniel likes to call the girls "future homemakers" and Kendal says that she would consider herself a failure as a Mother if her daughters wish to work outside of the home. Kendal thinks that every child should be homeschooled, period.
Kendal made FJ "headlines" again when she announced that her children were too holy for Christmas gifts and that instead, they would give gifts and a meal to the less fortunate. A day after Christmas, Kendal wrote a vague paragraph about the gift exchange that led many to believe that Kendal didn't get to go over to a strangers home with presents and a meal like she had wished.
Sometime in 2012, Kendal and Daniel began the process to adopt a child. This led to a very long FJ thread, and eventually a FJ member was able to find out that Kendal was pursuing a domestic adoption of an infant male.
Kendal once again became the subject of a long thread when she blogged about not making her children wear helmets when biking, because protecting their hearts was more important. After Daniel made multiple comments on the post defending Kendal's and his stance, he came home and announced that he would make the children wear helmets from then on. Within a few days of the post, Kendal announced she would be closing the blog. This "good bye" post was left up for a grand total of 2 hours before the whole blog disappeared, and only a few FJ members were able to see it. Many have speculated as to why she closed the blog, but most think that Daniel realized that Kendal's controversial topics and the presence of FJ could sabotage their adoption.
Here are some tid bits of info about Kendal/Kendal's blog:
Kendal & family attend Soverign Grace Ministries
Kendal was trained as a nurse
Kendal coined the term "riffles" after she misspelled "rifle" in a post about political-correctness.
Kendal was nicknamed "Kendull" on Free Jinger due to her boring and dull blog posts.
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On 12/9/2019 at 9:21 PM, TuringMachine said:
I’m pretty sure Carrie Smyth had her baby. They have a post on their patreon from yesterday titled the long awaited arrival. It’s locked so I can’t see what it says, but it’s gotta be announcing the birth.
You were right. It's a girl, Abigail Jane Smyth, weighing in at 7lbs 10oz, born in the bathroom and caught by Dad.
I found it interesting that the attending "midwife" was their neighbor Sarah Kellogg who also lives on the Smyth homestead (Our Yurtiful Life). Sarah claims she's a midwife but their blog says she quit college her sophomore then worked 2 years in the Philippines in a birthing clinic. I suspect she did volunteer work there and is not an actual licensed midwife in the US. Carrie goes on to say that her midwife "desires to keep all her information private so we won't say anything about that".
3 hours ago, SassyPants said:
Wasn’t she also a laundry fairy? She also seems to be a decent piano player. Beyond teaching(bwaaaah) rather keeping the boys in line, I’m still wondering what was Jessa’s Jurisdiction or special talent?
She packed when they went on trips, which they did a lot.
I saw their Thanksgiving pictures posted. How cold is it at Chez Maxwell? The adults are all bundled up with turtle necks, scarves, wooly socks and puffy vests, while Ruthie and Lydia are in short sleeved sack dresses without socks or tights.
On 12/10/2019 at 7:13 AM, FilleMondaine said:
So, I read the Allure article about accessible Mormons and how beautiful they are. It...made me very uncomfortable because it was so glowing. There was a teeny tiny bit of lip service regarding problematic beliefs. Maybe the intersection of "wellness" and "no alcohol and no caffeine" makes the lifestyle attractive and accessible.
This being the realm of snark, I was super interested to see what Allure would write because after firing the amazing Linda Wells, they hired someone with little experience and little evidence that she had a distinct and interesting point of view. I expected a decline in quality. I wasn't wrong.
From the Allure articleQuote
Don’t let the Zumba classes and work-at-home statuses mislead you, though — these women are ambitious. When I traveled to Utah, every Uber driver asked if I was in town for “Young Living.” I assumed it had something to do with the LDS church. Finally I asked. “It’s like...essential oils, I think?” the driver said. “There are thousands of women here right now for it.” Young Living is indeed an essential-oils company. It’s also a multilevel marketing operation, one of dozens based in Utah and sold in Mormon living rooms. Others include Jamberry (nail wraps and polishes), NuSkin (skin care), and Younique (makeup and self-tanners). “These businesses allow Mormon women to make money and be ambitious, all while not working outside of the home, which in lots of ways is still frowned upon,” says Jones. And they perfectly align two common skill sets: a deep knowledge of beauty products and a willingness to make a pitch. “One thing we’re taught is sales and marketing,” says Atkin. “Think about it: Mormon missionaries are always knocking on doors. You’re taught to get involved in your community, to never be afraid to talk to strangers.” While you’re at it, why not ask them to consider a holographic nail wrap
In response I just thought that I would post some videos , if I may , from one of my favorite anti-MLM YouTubers , about at least some of these companies , not that I expect that any LDS ladies will see this post , but just the same FYI .
Whether or not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints itself can be rightly considered a cult , Mormons have been getting heavily involved in MLMs https://religionnews.com/2017/06/20/10-reasons-mormons-dominate-multi-level-marketing-companies/ , and multi-level marketing can be deemed to be characteristic of being a cult . https://www.huffpost.com/entry/multilevel-marketing-companies-mlms-cults-similarities_l_5d49f8c2e4b09e72973df3d3 ,
25 minutes ago, OldFadedStar said:
Mmm... early bird diner.
that’s like the only reason I ventured over to west Ashley lol. That and to go to James island for the Festival of Lights.
i went downtown a lot, actually gave birth at MUSC. I also spent a lot of time in mount pleasant as my church was there.
I really really miss it to be honest. I live in the middle of nowhere Mississippi now. but I don’t miss the traffic haha
Oh the traffic is just terrible! I love downtown though and can’t imagine living in any other city. I lived near Charlotte for a few years and I missed Charleston the whole time. I’ve actually never tried Early Bird Diner despite all the fantastic things I’ve heard about it! I’m gonna have to go sometime 😋