Topic: Facebook

STFU Parents:Being A Mother Is The Toughest Job In The World. We Know.

STFU Parents:Being A Mother Is The Toughest Job In The World. We Know.

Over at STFU, Parents, I regularly hear from mothers who share a common gripe. They’re sick of being pandered to. They’ve heard enough about how hard and unforgiving their “jobs” are as parents. And yet everywhere they turn, advertisers are throwing roses at their feet in the hopes of scoring all that precious Mom Money that executives talk about during brainstorms in conference rooms. “Who’s the number one target?” Moms. (A lot.) “How do we reach moms?” Well, first you exalt them and tell them that they have the hardest, most thankless job in the entire world, and then you sit back and watch the magic happen on social media! More »

Social Media Makes Me Feel Like An Utter Failure

Social Media Makes Me Feel Like An Utter Failure

We have all been there. It is 10 AM and a very slow morning. The kids have a snow day and you are wondering  just what to do with them. You are seriously dragging as you were up a little too late watching the Housewives argue on Bravo. In spite of the exhaustion, kids are dressed. They are fed (somewhat).  And you are proud. You still manage to hold on to your title of Supermom. That is, until you see that pic. The one that ruins your day. A  Facebook friend just posted a photo of a gorgeous display table in the theme of Frozen. There are snowmen and princess cupcakes and colorful cake pops. Everything looks beautiful and perfect, with little coordinating handmade tags. You try not to panic. More »

Here’s How You Protect Your Kid From ‘Mean Girls’ E-mailing Them – Don’t Give Them An E-mail Account

Here's How You Protect Your Kid From 'Mean Girls' E-mailing Them - Don't Give Them An E-mail Account

You can say that they need E-mail to keep in contact with long distance relatives. No, they don’t. Grandma can get off her butt and mail your child an actual letter or postcard using an actual pen and paper. Kids love getting mail, and pretty much every kid needs some time practicing their penmanship which they can do by sitting at your kitchen table and crafting out a reply. Even little kids can scribble a picture using crayons. If grandma refuses to send an actual letter, she can e-mail your kid an electronic missive to your account. Problem solved.
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STFU Parents: The 9 Types Of Outraged Parents You’ll Find On The Disney Store’s Facebook Page

STFU Parents: The 9 Types Of Outraged Parents You'll Find On The Disney Store's Facebook Page

After a flurry of press, you may have read the very important news that some parents are flipping out over the shortage of “Frozen” merchandise on the Disney Store Facebook page. As a person with specialized skills in observing crazy parents on Facebook, I spent some time sifting through the madness to reveal the depths of the months-long outrage. More »

Not Wanting Your Kid To Join A Gang Is Great, But Beating Them And Putting The Video On Facebook Isn’t

Not Wanting Your Kid To Join A Gang Is Great, But Beating Them And Putting The Video On Facebook Isn't

I think a lot of parents with young kids worry about them getting involved in gangs, and want to scare them into staying away from them. But this is so not the way to do it, and this makes me think we have a lot of parents out there now who think using their “tough love” disciplinary methods and posting the videos online will get them their own sort of fame and notoriety. Did these people just not realize what they were doing was grotesquely wrong and also a crime? It scares me to think of how they were treating this child when they weren’t filming him. More »

Teacher Fired For Refusing To Defriend Students On Facebook Thinks She’s Too Old For Rules To Apply To Her

Teacher Fired For Refusing To Defriend Students On Facebook Thinks She's Too Old For Rules To Apply To Her

A substitute teacher in New Hampshire was fired last week after refusing to defriend her students on Facebook. The rule was put in place after a teacher was arrested for sexually assaulting a student. Clearly, the school thinks it’s a necessary step they need to take to protect students from predatory adults. 80-year-old Carol Tebarge doesn’t agree. More »

It’s My Kid And I’ll Brag If I Want To

It's My Kid And I'll Brag If I Want To

Recently, on my FB page, I started, “Mommy Brag Mondays!” Why? Because I have a lot to brag about when it comes to my children. I don’t just want to share it with their fathers, my parents, or friends. I want the fucking world (or my 3000 followers) to know how fabulous my children are, whether they care or not. What can I say? I cooked some pretty awesome children. More »