Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mommy Blogging

Mr. Taza Posts Eardanger Pic, Internets Has Discussion

Josh, man half of the sponsored family known as “Love Taza“, posted a picture of his daughter to instagram yesterday that caused a few people to ask “wtf”?

Apparently the image features his toddler daughter running about with Q-Tips sticking out of her ears:

The image obviously wound up sparking comments about the danger of “punctured little ear drums” because the entire point of the internet is to point out to people when they are basically celebrating their idiocy.

And also because who lets their toddler run around with crap stuck into their ears? I mean, really Josh. Come on.

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DIY Blogging

Young House Love Buys Another House

Young House Love, house lovers, announced this morning that they are moving to a new spray paint project container:

Yes, this is a seven-years-in-the-making house coup of ours. We would have loved to take you guys on the house hunting adventure with us like last time, but it all happened so fast and before we knew it we were closing on it.

They also made the point – yet again – that their book deal has not made them rich:

This is not “the house the book bought” (we still haven’t hit our royalty point), it’s the house that seven years of saving up and living within our means bought.

What’s this “living within our means” crap? You mean some people don’t fundraise their life choices on the internet, and instead save up and buy what they can afford? That is crazy talk.

In any case, it’s a good move for their blog since a new house means a lot more new content. And maybe I’m feeling a little soft today, but it is nice to see a decent young family achieving their dream. As long as that dream no longer includes wtf paint choices, that is.

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Mommy Blogging

Sami Would Like You To Buy Her A New Baby

Sami Rigelsky, “powerful prayer warrior“, is a mother of six and the alleged “bff” of the morally upright MckMama. Determined to adopt a Down Syndrome child, she was delighted when her husband saw a child in his Facebook feed – “As soon as I saw her I knew. I cried. I knew.”

The question that instantly rose to the surface was “How on EARTH will we afford this?” An adoption from her country is upwards into 31 THOUSAND dollars. We don’t have that in the bank. 🙂 That’s when we know God spoke to our hearts that it will have to be of and from HIM. We had to step out, in faith, and let Him do His thing. So, we sent in an application to her government for pre-approval. We heard back on the 4th day that it was a YES!!!

Yes, without any funds prepared the couple applied for the child anyway – because why do any financial planning whatsoever when you can beg your facebook pals for the money?

I have 1473 Facebook friends. If every one of them gave $21.20 to our adoption fund, we’d be at our goal…when we first felt called to Ava I said that I wasn’t even concerned with the money.

Sami’s statements that “Countless times I have seen Him provide the way where there is NO other way” and that “He has said that He WILL meet our needs according to HIS riches” come on the heels of a post begging people to buy t-shirts or alternately to “please feel free to donate through the ADOPTION FUND button also located to the right”.

I’m aware that adoption is an expensive prospect and that nowadays it’s common practice to ask the internet to fund your life choices. But maybe you should save up a bit on your own before asking strangers to pay for a seventh child from a foreign country?

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Mommy Blogging

Dadcentric Separates From Wife

The trend of Blogger Breakups continues with Jason Avant, daddy blogger, announcing on his blog Friday that he and his wife of 12 years had separated:

I had only just started telling people about my separation, a few close friends, my parents. Instead, I just held up my throbbing left hand. He saw what wasn’t on it. “Oh, shit, mate. Yeah?” I nodded. “Yeah.”

Jason and Beth join the ranks of several bloggers, including Dooce and Mom-101, whose relationships are ending this year.

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Lifestyle Blogging

“All Things Thrifty” Will Just Wait And See About Her Dog

Brooke, has a dog named Sugar, has apparently been crying over her dog. Why, you ask? Because her son – who is “a rambunctious two years old, and he doesn’t know any better” – injured the poor thing:

The other day, my son…hurt Sugar. He jumped off the stairs directly onto her back. She is a Shih-Tzu and a small dog…After he jumped on her, she crawled slowly until she found me in the laundry room. Her back hind leg was hurt bad, I could tell. She whimpered a little, but she didn’t whine loudly. Even though she didn’t cry out, I knew it was bad. I could tell by the hurt look in her eyes.

Obviously Brooke did what any responsible pet owner would do when faced with a whimpering, limping dog – she “immediately called the vet”:

We did as the vet instructed and did tests from home to see if her leg may have been broken, dislocated…etc. Since the tests all seemed negative,  the vet advised us to  ”wait a day or two” to see if it started to get better on its own.

Evidently the brilliant advice to sit around doing nothing while her dog limped around the house didn’t result in a cure, because:

A few days after the incident, we took her to the vet. She most likely has a cranial crucial ligament tear {which is the equivalent to a human tearing his/her ACL}. The vet said that most likely she will not heal on her own, but we will wait for a bit to find out if she needs surgery for sure.

I don’t understand – why does her vet’s advice constantly seem to be “let’s wait”? Maybe I’m just a crazy pet owner, but if my animal was depending on pain pills in order to not be in limping misery and my vet kept telling me to “wait”, I’d find another vet. I sure as hell wouldn’t have waited “a few days” to take my clearly injured pet in for an exam, no matter what a vet said.

Ok, am I just overreacting to someone letting their injured dog sit around in obvious discomfort for “a few days”? Is this standard pet owner practice to “wait” when you can “tell” that your pet’s “back hind leg was hurt bad”?

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DIY Blogging

Young House Love Launches Their Own Forum

Young House Love, slowly dying home improvement diary blog thing site, has decided to try and reinvigorate their readers’ interest by launching a forum for their site. Users are informed that:

Our aim is to make Young House Love Forums a helpful, fun, and happy place. There are plenty of sites to get your snark on, but this little slice of the internet is meant to be a positive, encouraging spot to share tips and advice, ask questions, and lift each other up.

With community goals like that perhaps they should partner with Bloggers Anonymous. Anyway, since its launch the YHL forum has rapidly filled up with gripping topics such as “How did you find YHL? How long have you been reading?” and “How do you grow readership for your blog?” as well as half a dozen threads asking how to paint Ikea cabinets.

Yes, the YHLF will finally fill the internet void created by the lack of home improvement forums…oh wait. Well, if nothing else readers always appreciate it when you provide them a new place to spam their own blog url, right?

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“Bloggers Anonymous” Is The Latest Blogger Circle Jerk

Bloggers Anonymous“, eyerolls ahoy, is “a new site dedicated to building up other people”. Basically you anonymously submit other bloggers along with a blurb about how omgamazeballs they are.

With so much negativity online and offline, why not have a space to celebrate each other? “Bloggers Anonymous” is meant for exactly that. A place to build each other up against the critics that want to bring us down.

You know what, this is great! What the blog world really needs is more opportunities for bloggers to rub each others’ tummies. They just do not get enough rainbow enemas in their insular, positivity only, tyrannically moderated world.

Seriously, is this site necessary? I’m pretty sure 97% of the internet is dedicated to happy unicorn blogger hugcircling crap. (The other 3% is reddit.) They already have almost everything other than fawning commentary and I-got-ya-backness blocked from comment sections. They have glitter farting, hooray-for-us conferences. They hashtag twitter with positive ‘movements’ until it looks like Stuart Smalley on ecstasy. Do we really need an entire site to provide yet more validation for these people? Because if so, that’s a really depressing statement about bloggers.

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