My SisterWife's Closet not a hit with Sister Wives fans

Sister Wives fans don't appear to be interested in spending their hard-earned dollars on Brown-family jewelry creations.

From Drake to My SisterWife’s Closet, this week’s Sister Wives on TLC covered a great range of family troubles and catastrophes, and just everyday Brown-family living.

Maybe it is because there are just so many of them, but it seems like the Browns stay in a constant state of turmoil. The Dargers, who will be coming to TLC in a special episode on December 18, have three wives and 23 kids, but they seem—at least in the limited viewing we have seen of them thus far—to have a system in place; they have organization in their home. Is this better than the chaos always seen in the Browns’ home? Not necessarily, but it does indicate that some type of organization within the ranks is possible, if that is what the Brown adults are now seeking.

Brown Family 'Failing?'

Christine was blunt in last night’s episode, stating frankly that the current state of affairs in the Brown family homes is “failing.” There was a time, she indicated, when the sister wives were a support system for each other in the Brown family unit; the women worked together to take care of their children; they were, one would assume, succeeding as a family at that point. But, since the move to Vegas, living apart for more than a year and planning to continue to do so—after all, they may be planning to move everyone onto adjoining lots, but they will still each be in their own homes—the Brown "family" has appeared to have become the Brown "families," struggling, in many ways, like a typical broken home struggles, particularly, as Christine has described it, with lack of parental support. Trying to study for her real estate exam, Christine encountered typical single-parent problems, needing time alone but still having children to raise. And, unless things change, if Christine does begin working in the field of real estate now that she has passed her exam, she will soon encounter problems similar to those challenges all working single moms and dads face because, in essence, that is the lifestyle the Brown family has adopted: multiple single-parent units.

"I feel like we’re failing as a family right now, I’m sorry," Christine said to her husband and fellow sister wives. "Because we haven’t gotten together a lot, we’re not each other’s support system right now. I think that’s frightening and that’s absolutely terrible."

And, as Christine added, it’s not what she—or any of the Brown wives, one would assume—signed up for.

Goodbye, Drake

The Browns also lost a beloved family member this week, their 12-year-old dog, Drake, who they had to put down for humane reasons in his old age. Burying him back on their Utah homestead, Kody began to wrestle with some of his hurts and angers he has harbored since the move—something of a self-inventory, which may be something everyone in the Brown family will consider doing in the future.

HOW Much???

And, the much-touted My SisterWife’s Closet went live. According to the Browns, the orders have been slow-coming—check out the site, the limited inventory is not cheap—but they seem to be pleased with their creations. However, it could well be that the Browns have missed their target market with their pricey designs. It might just be worth some exploration of the business plan, and maybe exploring some more cost-effective metals, in fact, to discover if My SisterWife’s Closet has potential in a more cost-effective price range. Or, when it comes down to it, maybe fans are just fans of the show, and not that interested in investing their hard-earned dollars into SisterWife's jewelry.

Time will tell.

Stay tuned.

Sister Wives airs on TLC on Sunday nights at 9/8c.

UPDATED: Fans discuss the Browns, My SisterWife's Closet

UPDATED: Meri just shrugs off her home budget on finale

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Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I have to start by saying that I really love the show & think that the Brown family has something really special. Its obvious that the Browns need this business, "My Sister Wives Closet ", to be successful in order to help finance there home buying dreams. As a fan of the show and of the family unit they have created I would love to help support them by purchasing something from "My Sister Wives Closet" . However I am a stay at home mom of 2 little boys & am on a fixed budget each month &I am betting that most of the Brown fans are very much like me. Food for thought.

Submitted by annie123 (not verified) on
I agree. I wanted to support the Sister Wives. I think this a creative business but your prices are awfully expensive. And your reponse on TV really bothered me. It is not the fans or customers fault or problem that you need $ to finance your homes. You have to be reasonable in your prices. Or do something like buy 1 and get one for 50% off , or something like that. You have to know your customers....

Submitted by MelissaRRT (not verified) on
I agree with BOTH of these comments! The response that was given could have been more understanding and maybe could have included, "That would be a great idea to offer some more "cost friendly" designs that are not a much "fine jewelery" as Mari put it, but things that fans and people with lower incomes could show their support of the family. I also wanted to say that the Claddagh rings that the adults wear are meaningful to ALL families, not just Sister Wives.. I have been looking for one to get my daughter for Christmas. For us it also is to signify trust, faith, and morals. I hope for her to look at it and remember one of our "think before you act" conversations. I have seen these rings on Amazon for under 2.00 and up to hundreds.. Just a thought.. I think with the family talking about these rings so often, they could make something happen.. IT'S A START, BROWNS!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I'm not sure the Brown's need any business to support them - all four women just got approved for mortgages and I still don't know where their income comes from! Welfare?? Their jewelry product appears to be something that the four of the women would give to one another rather than having an appeal to the general public. They need to get a jewelry designer and get some help. I'm sure they will survive nicely without any specific business............as I said, welfare?

Submitted by MelissaRRT (not verified) on
hahahaha I am sure they will survive too.. BUT I don't think it is welfare, because you are not allowed any assets on public assistance programs. NO nice cars, No owning of homes, PERIOD.. And I also agree with the fact that this jeweler is something for THEM to share.. I would not want to wear a SW piece and have someone say, "How many sister wives are there in your family" NOT FOR ME.... If they got a designer who could broaden their base to include MORE than these, what? 10 pieces and some that are more reachable by all people.. They might have a chance of making this work.. But from what I see, their appeal is mainly to other sister wives, not STRONG WOMEN or any of that.. this is a label, like wearing a cross, most people who wear a cross, BELIEVE IN ITS MEANING.... I don't think an atheist would wear a cross necklace.. ANYWAY, I like the show, and if the jewelery was more reasonable, maybe... But the NOTION that this is "fine jewelery" that I think Meri and Kody said.. I would rather have something from Kay. SO, how could they be on welfare and own cars and homes? They make you sell a car worth more than 500.00...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Each adult on the show receives $75K per episode! I don't think they need us to pay for high priced 'jewelry' that depicts plural marriage. If you are a monogamous woman why would you want a necklace depicting four wives??? Most American women are fortunate if their YEARLY salary is $75K

Submitted by Rendercella (not verified) on
We live in a home that is very modest. I BET NONE OF THEM WOULD LIVE IN. NO GRANET COUNTERTOPS FOR US. THEY NEED TO HELP US GET A NEW HOME!!!

Submitted by Katie (not verified) on
Rendercella, you are so right. I'm sick of the whole lot of them. These are pretty high-end homes for Las Vegas cookie cutters. I don't really care what kind of house they have, but the idea that they should all have the exact same standard of living is completely unrealistic and especially so for people who don't have jobs. They are also behaving stupidly. They have lived in Vegas long enough to know that not having a covered patio is just asking for trouble. Janelle will figure that out when she gets her first $600.00 electricity bill. I live in the Phoenix area and that is not an unrealistic summer bill. It's standard. She will need a covered, shaded area outside.

Submitted by Rendercella (not verified) on
We live in a home that is very modest. I BET NONE OF THEM WOULD LIVE IN. NO GRANET COUNTERTOPS FOR US. THEY NEED TO HELP US GET A NEW HOME!!!

Submitted by mamaangel046 (not verified) on
I HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING THIS PROGRAM, WITH ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS THEY STILL SEEM TO MANAGE LIFE. I KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS FOR MERI TO HAVE DRAKE PUT DOWN, I TOO HAD TO DO THE SAME THING WITH MY DOG. HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD, HE WAS 6 WEEKS OLD WHEN I GOT HIM. STILL TO THIS DAY IT IS STILL HARD TO THINK OR TALK ABOUT HIM, I MISS HIM A WHOLE LOT, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 2 YEARS, IT STILL HURTS. I DO HOPE THAT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FOR ALL INVOL VED WITH THE HOUSES AND THE JEWERLY LINE. I DO WISH YOU HAD A LITTLE BIT MORE IN YOUR LINE TO CHOOSE FROM. THANK YOU LINDA;

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The present products are a good start. I hope to see more - maybe some yellow gold??? I want your adventure to be successful, and it is my opinion you may want to consider branching out. I do not think the prices are too much for the individual pieces. I only wear yellow gold, and it does not have to be solid gold - gold plated last a long time and is much less expensives. I will keep checking the website for new stuff. Best Wishes, Kathy

Submitted by Becca Frase (not verified) on
I agree with all that have commented on the Sister Wife's Closet. Strong Women is something I support and something they represent you all so well. I hope you are successful - I will watch closely for any items that are in yellow gold, and I wish you great success - and some good cash inflow to help all those mortgages! I am happily married in a traditional marriage, but I absolutely think your relationships are admirable. I know many who do not, but it is not their life. I watch your show and wonder sometimes how wonderful it would be to have a sister wife - someone to share with, talk to, and grumble when applicable with. Don't tell my husband though! However, given the right circumstances, he would probably enjoy the lifestyle, but I doubt that overall I could deal with jealousy issues. Not sure how you all do it! Again, GOOD LUCK LADIES! Your jewelry is beautiful and represents sister"hood" and strength - I applaud you all. Becca

Submitted by Becca Frase (not verified) on
I agree with all that have commented on the Sister Wife's Closet. Strong Women is something I support and something they represent you all so well. I hope you are successful - I will watch closely for any items that are in yellow gold, and I wish you great success - and some good cash inflow to help all those mortgages! I am happily married in a traditional marriage, but I absolutely think your relationships are admirable. I know many who do not, but it is not their life. I watch your show and wonder sometimes how wonderful it would be to have a sister wife - someone to share with, talk to, and grumble when applicable with. Don't tell my husband though! However, given the right circumstances, he would probably enjoy the lifestyle, but I doubt that overall I could deal with jealousy issues. Not sure how you all do it! Again, GOOD LUCK LADIES! Your jewelry is beautiful and represents sister"hood" and strength - I applaud you all. Becca

Submitted by Beth (not verified) on
Great idea, but the way the economy is and so much unemployment, it's hard to buy anything! Your jewelry pieces are beautiful, but too pricey. A possible idea would be selling gently used clothing, adult & children clothing, might work better, sort of an on-line yard sale! Just a thought for you all. Love your story, cannot imagine all the heart-ache you have had to endure having to uproot your whole family out of your beloved home in Utah! All states should allow polygamy, it's a religious choice! My prayers to you all for success in all you do!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Obviously you and Warren Jeffs think alike - his religious choice was polygamy and look what happend to all those helpless children..........google it.

Submitted by MelissaRRT (not verified) on
OBVIOUSLY, you DO NOT watch the show... This family is a FAMILY.. Kody KNOWS his children and wives! It is nothing like what was going on with Warren Jeffs!!! DO YOUR HOMEWORK.. **anonymous** I can only feel a sense of loss for my children.. As a widow, I have had to raise them all by myself.. It has been very difficult to be BOTH good guy and bad guy. BUT, I have done the best I possibly could... I just wish I didn't have to do it alone.. It has been so, so difficult and sad... These women love and care for ALL of these children. So before you start putting KODY in the "Jeffs" pile, why don't you watch a season or something. HE is a OBVIOUSLY, not at all like Warren Jeffs!! please, Jeffs is a pedaphile... "helpless children" these helpless children are doing great in school, have social lives outside of their family, FRIENDS, morals, and INTEGRITY!! They are going to COLLEGE and making decisions about what THEY want and what LIFESTYLE THEY WANT!!! I know that I would be proud to have MY children as grounded as these children are...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Obviously you and Warren Jeffs think alike - his religious choice was polygamy and look what happend to all those helpless children..........google it.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I can't help but be mesmerized by the show, but I do not understand how these people, who do not work, live in fancy houses, drive fancy cars, and go on vacations? Is TLC paying for it all? Their website is ridiculously priced. This does not show any example of how their lifestyle really works.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Welfare and filing bankruptcy(s). Google it.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Right on - there are many ways to work the system to get money - fascinates me that they got approved for mortgages on big homes - Lucky Kody because he just sits back and lets his wives take all the responsibility and handouts.

Submitted by Tina Marie (not verified) on
I tried to get on your website but was not able to get on so I will not comment it on. However I love your show and give kudos to you. While I am way to jealous to live this lifestyle I say if that is what you want in life go for it.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Everytime I try to get on the website My sister wives closet it says Service Unavailable

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think it might be my sister wifes closet (not wives as we think of it)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I love all the Browns !!! I watch the show follow face book read the blogs and I think the Browns are wonderful and I love you all . I have tried to get on the new site many times BUT I continue to get service not available and such ... So I can not comment on anything from the web site . Please tell me how to see your wonderful store site <3

I know they are having issues w/ the server being overwhelmed, particularly around the airing of episodes ... I just checked the link in the article, to be sure it is working, and it seems to be fine ... if you can click them up at "off" times, such as early in the morning, later at night, you shouldn't have any trouble ... :)

Submitted by Dale Mays (not verified) on
I think your idea of an online business is a good one, but the line you have chosen in a bad economy is not the best. I think you would have done well specializing in homemade cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, etc. People will always spend money on those type items. Sort of like the "Monks" fruitcakes.

Submitted by Dale Mays (not verified) on
I think your idea of an online business is a good one, but the line you have chosen in a bad economy is not the best. I think you would have done well specializing in homemade cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, etc. People will always spend money on those type items. Sort of like the "Monks" fruitcakes.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
In no way do I agree with your lifestyle, however I do tune in just to watch your lives unravel at the speed of sound in ways you all obviously can not see. As much as Meri and Robyn cry duing each show or at the interview area how you all are not medicated just to cope day to day is beyond me. Meri MAKE UP your MIND already about a baby. With all the ones running around now I believe you ALL have all you can handle. Good luck to all the children, its clear some want to detach themselves from you and the home enviroment they are forced to be in till 18 or after high school. Shame on you.

Submitted by MelissaRRT (not verified) on
Quote from the above message..."Good luck to all the children, its clear some want to detach themselves from you and the home enviroment they are forced to be in till 18 or after high school. Shame on you.".. ARE YOU SERIOUS?? "FORCED to be in till 18 or after high school, SHAME ON YOU" Shame on you ANNON.. That same rule is in my household as well, I am a single, widowed mother of 2 kids, one is now 23, the other is 17 and a Senior in High School... I don't have a traditional home, by being single and a widow all and I am SURE that my kids at some point or other have WANTED to "detach themselves" when things are not going to their TEENAGE liking. BUT, the rule is: live in MY house, live by MY rules, until you graduate AND are 18 years old.. NO QUESTION, NO DEBATE.. and THAT IS THE LAW!!! Parents can not "LET" their non-18 yr old kids just go out and do what they want!!! It has nothing to do with pleural marriage, traditional marriage, same sex marriage, or single and/or widowed families.. so I say SHAME ON YOU for even writing such a terrible thing.... It's too bad that I can't send this to a name...

Submitted by Cookie Stevenson (not verified) on
Hello Brown family! Love the sight and jewelry just disappointed that there wasn't much of a selection. I love sterling silver and will be purchasing the ring that looks like a W with 2 S's for my sister and I! I would like bracelets and earrings and key chains. I'm proud of Christine for passing her real estate test! Where was Mary in all that time? She is the only one I can see with the least amount of responsibilities so I figure she would have jumped in to help? My mom raised 6 kids on her own, worked 2 jobs and got her BA degree so it can and is done all the Christine. Hang in there your my favorite because your the most opinionated! Love you all! Cookie Stevenson

Submitted by Robin (not verified) on
As a long time on line seller, I think the Brown's should maybe have gotten a bit more advice about setting up their business plan and more realistic expectations for their amount of sales. Having been there, I understand starting out small and building, but it would be nice to see a little larger selection.. Also maybe change the jewelry to stainless steel as it does not tarnish, it holds up well and it is the trend right now! I sell stainless jewelry and rings in my brick and mortar store, Sonsy, and it does very well even with a little higher price tag than say at the mall. It is imperative to give your customers a quality product at a great price, and provide a great selection! I have a niche product selling ladies plus size motorcycle apparel and accessories, and have learned a lot about what to offer the public and what to expect in sales when starting out. Just always remember the most important thing is great customer service. that wil set you apart from all others!

Submitted by Jodi (not verified) on
Ok. I had to be able for service to be available to be able to see the site. I don't find the jewelry expensive for being silver. I wear a lot of silver and I spend much more at Tiffany's. I guess it's just not my taste. After watching the show this past Sunday, I can say that it's doubtful I will be spending any money on the site any time in the near future either. I like the show. I have nothing against your marriage choice. It's just a few things rub me the wrong way.. Why isn't Kody working? Can he not do the same thing in Vegas that he did in Utah? Why isn't he looking for gainful employment or taking the real estate exam? He fathered all these children. Support them. I'm really tired of all the 'oh poor us, we need money' stuff. Everyone needs money right now. You are not special. And the statement that everyone needs to understand that you need to make this work for your brand new homes...I need a lot of things to work so I can put money in my old home. You need money so bad, yet you want to just keep adding more and more children. I dont believe in having as many children as you possibly can. And having them just for the sake of having them. At some point you have to say enough is enough. Don't you realize our nation is on the verge of collapse? Not only do we have an economic problem, we have an over population problem. Please stop adding to it. I don't know if y'all really take state aid, or have in the past, but this show isn't going to last forever. If there is even a remote chance you might have to accept it in the future, do the tax payers a favor and stop procreating. You constantly site money problems (really, get off it...we are sick of hearing it) yet you drive nice cars, go on expensive vacations, talk about expensive invitrofertilization, and are building 4 (!) brand new homes. It really does seem like you are living above your means. I think that's about it. Except I don't think it's very nice for Kody to keep bringing up a new baby to Meri all the time on tv and putting her on the spot, making her cry. It's not fair and kinda crappy. Oh...and Robin cries too much. Not as much as she did when she first came along, but still...woman up girl!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
apparently you don't watch the show enough. Kody is employed and the sports car that he drives is a perk of his position, a company car. their cars are all older; as for vacations it's not like they fly anywhere, they drive and usually rent one place for all of them. invitro btw is covered by health insurance. they are not hurting anyone and from what I can tell have raised and continue to raise wonderful children. get off your soapbox Jodi and go complain somewhere else or better yet drown your bitterness at Tiffanys (uu lala).

Submitted by Jodi (not verified) on
And although I support all kinds of lifestyle choices, I think this one is a train wreck. There is all kinds of underlying resentment. I am not in their homes, and I don't know what goes in when the camera is off. I am merely commenting in the things I see. They do have wonderful children...I never said anything about them. But they need to stop if they can't afford more. They are basically begging the audience to invest in them so they can have huge brand new homes and more kids. If I had a shot for every time I heard the word 'finances' I would be drunk by the end of the first episode. They don't drive to Mexico. And maybe I will just take my soapbox to the Tiffany's website today...because the SW line is really ugly and geared toward the wrong audience. Super Woman? Really? Whatever.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Right on - this is a train wreck! I'll go to Tiffany's with you.

Submitted by Katie (not verified) on
Nope, Kody no longer has a job. He lost it after the Browns "coming out" party. I hope it was worth it to him. Even when he had a job, they clearly said he only had health insurance for him, Meri and their daughter. Remember when one of the other kids had to have an emergency appendectomy? His employer isn't going to cover 4 wives. If you had thought for a moment, you'd realize that I'm sure. Or it's very possible you just didn't see that episode. In vitro is not covered by any plan that I'm aware of, but if you can find one, please make sure I know. I don't want to make a mistake. But... it does not matter. No insurance will cover four wives and 16 children. It's not even lawful. But of course, unlawful behavior is the cause of this sad situation. How much money do you think it costs to take a family of 21 on a road trip? The gas alone should be a problem for those who call their money situation "desperate". Then there was that trip to Mexico. What was that? They have created their own problems. Since they supposedly read the Bible, then perhaps a bit of attention to Matthew 19 is in order. Jesus describes what a marriage is, and He is clear, it's not multiple wives. There is a reason for that. How many definitions of marriage will we allow? In Germany you can now legally go to an animal brothel to engage in sex with animals, the NAMBLA folks want the right to marry 10 year olds. No, for whatever reason, Kody craves this attention. He got what he asked for and now must suffer the consequences and sadly he is hurting those who love him the most. It's clear to see that Christine and Janelle are losing respect for him. At its heart, polygamy is selfish. I agree completely with other posters. This is a train wreck.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Its covered 100% by my health insurance. So yes, it is possible for an insurance company to pay for it!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Just wanted you to know that I follow the show and have not missed an episode. I find it all very interesting. I've been to the website and have seen the jewelry. I don't find it to be too expensive, but nothing there really suits my fancy. But, what I really want to know is, since when does making purchases to help finance some ones mansion a "good cause". Are you serious? Perhaps you've been so wrapped up in your own problems that you haven't noticed that some people are really hurting out here. All of my charitable purchases go to help those who are really in need. Sorry.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I enjoy the show and the jewelry is beautiful. However, I almost feel like the jewelry was designed and manufactured only for sister wives. I can't see that the designs have much to do with women who don't participate in plural marriages. Also, the prices are out of line with today's economy. Let's hope future episodes don't turn into half-hour infommercials like the one the other night.

Submitted by Katie (not verified) on
I've spent some time reading the comments here. It looks as if everyone is trying to kind and supportive. I applaud that. However, is anyone in that family thinking? What we have are four women (all without jobs) 16 children, one man (without a job) living in four separate houses and calling that a family! They are clearly unhappy. Their children are confused while they still seem to have funds to pay the rent on four separate houses, feed 21 people and go on vacations. I hear Nauvoo is coming up. But what really puts my knickers in a knot is the entire idea of invitro fertilization. A bargain price is 8 grand and that's if all the previous testing has been accomplished. Mind you, Meri is 41 years old and no one will convince me she isn't being coerced. But even if she really wants to do this, how exactly will a family that keeps calling their money situation "desperate" afford this? I get that TLC is probably paying them quite well. A point they never speak about it. I don't really care. The free market is at least working and we aren't paying for this ill-advised nonsense. Now comes 'My Sisterwife's Closet'. Did anyone with a business brain look over this idea? Just who is their target market? How many Sister Wives are out there and how many of them can afford to spend their money this way? This family seemed to be doing just fine living where they wanted to under the radar and flourishing quite well. But evidently, Kody gets what Kody wants. He's had his 15 minutes of fame and it appears to me that 20 other people are subjugated to his will, which if anyone has looked, is exactly what polygamy is about. The scriptures are clear, you reap what you sow.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Absolutely right on target - Meri should tell her daughter to STOP making her (Meri) feel guilty about not having any other children.......it's NOT the daughter's business. Meri can't even discuss her sex life with a Doctor so maybe she's going to be in for a surprise if she goes forward with this fertilization process. I find it odd that the four women were the ones who had to qualify for a mortgage on four large custom built homes. Kody did nothing and will do nothing but jump from house to house. But we all know that Kody thinks love should be "multiplied, not divided" - which is such a stupid thing to say! This is the polygamy lifestyle based on control. The jewelry business is not for them - the jewelry looks inexpensive and seems to be just trinkets that the four wives would exchange among themselves rather than appealing to other people. Is it possible that we are all paying for this adventure through welfare for Kody and his clan??? You know, single mother of X number of children, plus other ways to work the system. That would be shameful. They (adults and children) need to get on a diet and get physically healthy and mentally healthy as fast as they can beginning with Kody getting a normal job.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Hi Brown Family, I'm not commenting to be rude but I compare your family to 19 kids and counting. The Drugger's are very oraginized and I also notice the children all have responsibilities to help run the household. I don't get that impression from your family at all. Plus the Druggers have only one Mom ! I can't imagine having as many children or wives as you and trying to support four wives.....Kody you seem very stressed out and upset most of the time, trying to please everyone dosen't seem to be working for you. I watched the new show my three wives and 24 children. He is very affectionet with all three and they all live in the same house together....I would think it would be better to all be in one home. Again I'm on the outside looking in just thought I'd send my take on your family... B. from Vermont PS: I never miss a show.....

Submitted by dm from baltimore (not verified) on
I do have to say I was disappointed in your site. I did expect many more designs with varying prices. I enjoy watching your show. I really wish you luck in your new home endeavor...although I think you REALLY need more than luck for this to happen. I hope for you family's sake that TLC does not drop your show anytime soon.

Submitted by MelissaRRT (not verified) on
Hi.. its the Dugger family from Arkansas ... but you are so right... I could not even imagine as a child having to report or be scolded by 5 people!!! ugh.. I like the show, but you are right that Kody looks stressed out BUT he does have a job, thus the nice car... That was said in one of the first shows after they got to Vegas.. Someone has said they should have a 4 story apartment type house, each family would have their own floor, that way Kody could say goodnight to ALL kids and wives by just running up and down stairs!!! I think they should have built one LARGE house for everyone, LIKE the one they loved in Utah... but I think the wives don't WANT it that way anymore.. I see this like "Big Love" that used to be on TV.. separate houses, liked by one backyard... WHO KNOWS, what a complicated life.. You guys seem cool and pretty normal... but some answers look so easy to us on the outside..

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I am amazed that the husband, father to more than 20 kids, husband to 4 women, does not think he should get a job. He does NOTHING. He has no plans to support his family. He is a free loader. The show will eventually run its course, and they do not seem to put anything aside for a "rainy day". Get A PROFESSION Kody. Be a positive example to your children. As far as I am concerned you are a disgrace. The jewelry is way overpriced and not that great. so get jobs in the real world- real estate is for people who have money. Get JOBS Browns.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think it would be a great service to all the show's viewers to have an investigator figure out and publish the various sources of Income of these family members. It has vaguely alluded that Kody is some kind of salesman but he never seems to be at work. I am not sure of the educational level of any of the women or what jobs they would be qualified to hold. Merri was let go from her job in Utah I think. How can they have employment in Vegas? They never seem to have jobs yet they qualify for mortgages. How is that possible.? Do they have those children covered with health insurance? How much are groceries for a month? It really seems to me that they must be on Welfare and Food Stamps and if they are----that is an affront to every taxpayer in the United States. Please -----some reporter---investigate this and report in the media.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
they all work for Cody's company they make over 50 thousand each per episode do you really think they need any more to survive?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I love the Browns and wanted to support them. I wouldn't say it's too expensive, but for me... The jewelry is to plain. Maybe they should do some other designs with color,diamonds etc. I'll buy something. But for me the stuff is just WAY TO PLAIN!

Submitted by bob g (not verified) on
I watch this show in the same manner that you can't look away from the horror of a devastatind car crash at the side of the road. I am always amazed at the women watchers who envy their life style. I understand the male selfishness that would enjoy that life style, but what woman in her right mind would put up with a snake like kody brown. He is nothing more than a father with 4 baby mommas. When kody and meri were having their anniversary dinner, and polygamy was brought up, Kody said he would never allow meri to be with another man. I was brought up roman catholic and multiple wives were never a part of my bible. And what about the old good for the goose, good for the gander saying. I could write 10,000 words easily and barely touch the surface on how dysfunctional with family is, bur i will write some point form issue i see. >Who can afford 20+ children especially when i rarely see the man work. >Can you assure that all 20+ will be afforded the same advantages in life >Why are all house budgets the same, meri and kody will soon be empty nester, while i think Janelle has 5 children. >When the one was studying for her real estate exam, why wasn't she offered help with the kids while she studied by the sister wives and especially by kody. >People look at kody as a good dad. He is a terrible father. he doesn't support his children financially or emotionally and i never see him doing things with his kids other than while in a group. They had a bbq on the show the other day, and i was suprised that kody was sitting off by himself. When my kids were young and we went to a bbq 1 of my 2 kids were always trying to sit on my lap. In our house we had daddy daughter night maybe twice a week and my daughter at 21 still calls our alone time together that. I took my son to NHL games, etc. I spent alot of time doing thing 1 on 1 with my kids. How much good quality time does kody spend with his kids? >Watching the trinket design site episode also disgusted me. They expected their fans to support them in their own words. "We weren't making cheap jewellry", what a classless minute of TV that was. Your fans support you by watching your show, and when they take off their rose colored glasses they won't support you in that way either. >Rather that expect their fans to send them their hard earned money to support them, Kody should get a jobs, jobs, part-time jobs, and a vasectomy. >They had that other polygamist family on and although i don't support that life style, at least that Joe was a go getter and financial provider for his family. Kody is a lazy parasite who lives off the hard work and dedication of his sister wive. >All these women are decent loving people that deserve more than Mr. Brown is offering them. They are really just single mothers that have a man that drops in, gets fed, watches TV, then goes off after he has gotten dressed in the clean clothes that were washed for him. I can't describe how much i disrespect what mr brown stands for. He is not a man in any sense of the word

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think it is irresponsible for the Browns to continue to bring lives into this world with what is such an obviously unstable financial life. How can they keep producing kids with the chaos and uncertainty that are already the basis of the show? I think that this is more about Cody's ego than anything else. The normal checks and balances aren't in play because there is a mad dash to the bottom to be the next wife having the next child. They are struggling financially and it is equally wrong for people to shore up their bad decisions with financial help. They did not need those huge homes that the are depending on this new business venture to support with kids in college. Sorry, but take away the polygamy, an most people would be disappointed in their actions.

Submitted by Theresa Huskey (not verified) on
I was just on the website, and i didn't think the prices were bad at all maybe a little high but not enough to warrant all the ugly comments. these women are just trying to make a living if you don't want to buy then don't buy anything but don't bad mouth. way to go sister wives

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Why does Meri cry all the time about everything? Robyn is next in line. Meri seems like a very unhappy person.

Submitted by Sabrina in VA (not verified) on
I like the rings, they're pretty. But some of the limited offerings are very sister-wives specific, which would limit its appeal to those of us that aren't plygs or even plygs that aren't in "sister wife" relationships.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You are all worried if you have enough to build new houses? Sadly most single family cannot even dream of building a new house yet alone worry about making 50,000 in a one hour program. Make this more realistic. Also you should show more of the Mormon religion if thats what your all about.

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