Author Archives: STFU Parents

STFU Parents: Giving Thanks For All The Cool Parents

STFU Parents: Giving Thanks For All The Cool Parents

What is it that compels some parents to post about bodily fluids and others to turn their parenting lives into hilarious snippets of humor? I have no idea. But I don’t think it’s typical for individual parents to post about both. You’re either a “Cool Mom” (in the best sense), or you’re someone who revels in bloody tooth socket photography, in my experience. More »

STFU Parents: When Moms Lose Their Identity On Facebook

STFU Parents: When Moms Lose Their Identity On Facebook

While these posts are funny, they often seem to translate to, “I’m a MOM now, so don’t ask me to “go out for drinks” unless they come in a sippy cup! And no, I won’t attend events that require attire other than yoga pants, and I won’t apologize for not caring about your meaningless life when I’ve got my awesome kid on my mind, because guess what? He’s more interesting than your marathon training or political views or whatever it is you want to chat about.” More »

STFU Parents: Mommyjacking With Too Much Unnecessary Information

STFU Parents: Mommyjacking With Too Much Unnecessary Information

It occurred to me the other day that I haven’t posted a single mommyjacking column this entire year, which is downright shameful. While we’ve previously seen our fair share of parental hijacking in columns about know-it-alls, milestones, one-uppers, non-sequiturs, birthdays, holidays, people who are childfree, and, of course, the difficulties of work when you’re a mom, there are always new mommyjacking themes emerging in my files. More »

STFU Parents: Finding Solidarity With Irritated Parents On Facebook

STFU Parents: Finding Solidarity With Irritated Parents On Facebook

I never said that I hate babies (I don’t), and the purpose of “STFU, Parents” is not to say, “Your friends don’t want to see pictures of your child, so don’t post them.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to reassure people that posting occasional (meaning fewer than 10 a day) photos of their kids online is fine, and that most people, including me, enjoy seeing them. More »