Topic: STFU Parents

STFU Parents: Do Viral Pictures Of Babies Pooping On Their Parents Encourage Other Parents To Overshare?

STFU Parents: Do Viral Pictures Of Babies Pooping On Their Parents Encourage Other Parents To Overshare?

Everyone poops, and for babies in particular, pooping is a huge part of an average day. It’s not necessarily appropriate for a middle-aged man to regale people with stories or pictures of himself pooping, but since babies have no control over their bowels, those tales and images are viewed as much more acceptable — funny, even. More »

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 »