Raising children is a magical experience, but it does not come easy to most. With so much to keep track of and consider, unexpected complications make building a family even harder than most new parents expect. Season three of TLC’s RATTLED will provide an in-depth look at the trials and tribulations of five couples as they learn to deal with parenting, relationships, finances and so much more. The families featured this season include:
Josh & Aly, West Monroe, Louisiana
After sharing their story of surviving breast cancer and building a miracle family last season, Josh and Aly have gotten over some of life’s biggest hurdles, but their hard work is far from over. With three girls under the age of the three running around the house, Josh and Aly continue to experience big milestones and constant chaos.
Matt & Jamielynn, Portland, Oregon
Matt and Jamielynn met at a country bar and instantly connected over their quick wit and love of the wilderness. Matt has a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, and Jamielynn lost her first child in a previous pregnancy. When Matt and Jamielynn found out they were expecting, they were overjoyed at the thought of creating a family together. As Matt looks forward to giving his daughter a younger sibling, he and Jamielynn must work to build a strong life for their soon-to-be-born son.
Matthew & Autumn, San Diego, California
Being very spontaneous people, Matthew and Autumn casually married in court only a year after meeting each other as seniors in high school. Their financial struggles have led the two to take residence in a small sailboat with their dog. Unfortunately, pregnancy caused a rise in tension that split the couple apart. With a daughter on the way, Autumn and Matthew must come together to work on their relationship so they can provide for their child and each other.
Raymond & Mariah, San Jose, California
Although Raymond and Mariah were only together three weeks before Mariah became pregnant, the couple has always been inseparable. The road to childbirth has been very trying, but both have accepted their future roles as parents. Raymond, who was abandoned by his father when he was young, is especially determined to stay and raise his child. Now, living with Mariah’s mom, the two are still trying to get to know each other so they can raise this baby together.
Ryan & Julia, Dallas, Texas
As middle school sweethearts, Ryan and Julia have spent years growing their love for each other and their strong faith. They have always been by each other’s side, quite literally since they share church offices next to each other. Their beliefs were heavily tested, however, after Julia had three miscarriages. Now on her fourth pregnancy with triplets, the two must channel their faith and prepare for what could happen.