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71 Toes/Eyre Family
August 11, 2014
8:45 am
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The Face of Avian Bone Syndrome
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October 8, 2013

Interesting! I've been reading her off an on for a while. I'm in love with her little girl, Lucy.

For the most part – they are a sweet family.

Her grammar and cliche phrases are indicative of the super-mormon community they've grown up in (a la Nie Nielson) and irritate me to no end. 

August 11, 2014
10:56 am
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Pray the Eh Away
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April 22, 2014

nosynellie said
I recently started reading this blog and, for the most part, I enjoy it.  I do think she tends to sugarcoat things a bit.  Surely their kids occasionally throw a tantrum or don't want to take a seat on the "repentance bench".  While I enjoy reading, I admit I feel like a pretty crappy mom after I do. 

 

The wealth amazes me though-all the travel and the house(s).  How do all these Mormon families get. so. rich?

Most of Shawni's siblings have blogs and I have checked them all out.  They all seem to be wealthy, travel the world, go to expensive colleges, have beautiful, perfect children.

It does get a bit tiresome.  And yet………….I keep reading!

Same, there is something that just makes me keep reading. I do find Shawni geniunely likeable as well, but again I think she tends to sugarcoat things a bit, even when she's being "real". In regards to her family (the Eyres), it's unreal how across the board how attractive, wealthy and successful (in the superficial sense) these people are! Amy Chua (of tiger mother fame) has a book called "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America" and it features Mormons as one of these groups. I haven't read it yet but intend to.

 

I know a few evangelical Christian families with lifestyles similar to the Eyres (high achieving, attractive kids, lots of vacations all over the place, beautiful cottage etc). Maybe there is a correlation between religiosity and success?

formerly alisonwonderland
August 11, 2014
10:58 am
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JerseySnore
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Oh, Eyrealm. 

I quit Charity's blog when after almost a year of "Beauty for Ashes" and crying and moaning about being a 26 year old unwed woman, she announced her engagement to the man who dumped her last year. I hope one of her sisters took her aside, reminded her you can find a great guy even if you're older than 22 and made sure she wasn't just being desperate. Oh…. who am I kidding? So what if he's a jerk! Temple Wedding! Newborns! Hooray for Heavenly Father!

There are dozens of reasons why I should hate 71 Toes but I just can't. Occasionally she gets on her a Every Woman's Job to Be a Mother soapbox, but I almost think her parents' company sends her copy to post once in a while. And I honestly think that she has no idea how financially good she has it compared to most of the rest of us. Living in one big beautiful home while building your next big beautiful home, 3 cars, and lots of vacation travel. All on Dave's (massive?) salary and whatever she gets in via her website and occasional speaking engagements. And she leans hard on those overscheduled kids, and given that M might just go into Dave's business and her goal for the girls is marriage/motherhood I'm not so sure why. You don't need straight As and a top-tier college for that.

But she just seems so nice and the whole family is so smiley and gorgeous. 

August 11, 2014
3:03 pm
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The Real Tami Taylor
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She's a SOMI for me.  I think she's extremely likable for someone raised in a family situation like theirs.  I know of many large families (like, over 6 kids large) who seem to hover just above the poverty level and have no appreciation for education and have no drive to learn/be more.  She seems like a woman who has had and continues to have amazing opportunities and I think for the most part she realizes it.  I don't get that she's in the "I'm blessed because I do everything right" bubble that a lot of Mormon's live in.  I also like that she's a deliberate mother and I agree with a lot of what she says.

I've tried reading her parents books and honestly, I just can't.  They're just not my style.  I can take Shawni's sugar coating, but I can't take theirs somehow. Her siblings blogs don't really interest me either.

Formerly Something Similar To...
August 11, 2014
9:35 pm
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Pray the Eh Away
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JerseySnore said
Oh, Eyrealm. 

I quit Charity's blog when after almost a year of "Beauty for Ashes" and crying and moaning about being a 26 year old unwed woman, she announced her engagement to the man who dumped her last year. I hope one of her sisters took her aside, reminded her you can find a great guy even if you're older than 22 and made sure she wasn't just being desperate. Oh…. who am I kidding? So what if he's a jerk! Temple Wedding! Newborns! Hooray for Heavenly Father!

There are dozens of reasons why I should hate 71 Toes but I just can't. Occasionally she gets on her a Every Woman's Job to Be a Mother soapbox, but I almost think her parents' company sends her copy to post once in a while. And I honestly think that she has no idea how financially good she has it compared to most of the rest of us. Living in one big beautiful home while building your next big beautiful home, 3 cars, and lots of vacation travel. All on Dave's (massive?) salary and whatever she gets in via her website and occasional speaking engagements. And she leans hard on those overscheduled kids, and given that M might just go into Dave's business and her goal for the girls is marriage/motherhood I'm not so sure why. You don't need straight As and a top-tier college for that.

But she just seems so nice and the whole family is so smiley and gorgeous. 

Glad to hear someone else read's Charity's blog. Oh Charity….I'm sure she's quite nice but she writes like a 12 year old, it's so flowery! This line in particular from today's blog post made me roll my eyes: 

sometimes, in crystally every-day moments, a huge wave of aqua gratitude just washes over me as i remember that i have found my square peg and that the beautiful-hard experience of our love is totally permanent. and i just can't believe how thankful i feel.

"wave of aqua gratitude" oh lord, I just cannot haha. In my opinion, I won't take a guy who dumped me for nearly a year back so quickly (or at all) but eh, I wish her the best :/ Yikes though. 

 

As for Shawni, I'm of the same mind there is something that just keeps me reading and finds her likable. I think she's pretty clueless to her economic privilege as you said. And it's kind of sad, (and realize it more once you spelled it out) that basically her aspirations for her daughters are to be wives and mothers. I'll still keep reading though I find it fascinating as their lives are so different from mine.

formerly alisonwonderland
August 11, 2014
11:49 pm
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Lady Macbeth
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Charity is a GOMI. She posted pictures of her students on her blog, and when she was called out for it, she said that all parents at the school signed a waiver and that there will be more pictures in the future (or something like that). I guarantee that release does not include giving consent to have your kid's face on a teacher's personal blog, let alone on a blog where she calls out her students as mischievous and difficult (but it's oh so rewarding to work with those tough kids). Dripping with Smug is going to get her fired.

August 12, 2014
3:36 am
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slfnonames
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JerseySnore said
Oh, Eyrealm. 

I quit Charity's blog when after almost a year of "Beauty for Ashes" and crying and moaning about being a 26 year old unwed woman, she announced her engagement to the man who dumped her last year. I hope one of her sisters took her aside, reminded her you can find a great guy even if you're older than 22 and made sure she wasn't just being desperate. Oh…. who am I kidding? So what if he's a jerk! Temple Wedding! Newborns! Hooray for Heavenly Father!

There are dozens of reasons why I should hate 71 Toes but I just can't. Occasionally she gets on her a Every Woman's Job to Be a Mother soapbox, but I almost think her parents' company sends her copy to post once in a while. And I honestly think that she has no idea how financially good she has it compared to most of the rest of us. Living in one big beautiful home while building your next big beautiful home, 3 cars, and lots of vacation travel. All on Dave's (massive?) salary and whatever she gets in via her website and occasional speaking engagements. And she leans hard on those overscheduled kids, and given that M might just go into Dave's business and her goal for the girls is marriage/motherhood I'm not so sure why. You don't need straight As and a top-tier college for that.

But she just seems so nice and the whole family is so smiley and gorgeous. 

Moaning about being single at 26?  Hell, I got married at 29 and had my first baby at 32.

August 12, 2014
9:47 am
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sadiesue
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My guess on the secret to mormon wealth is that women are pressured to stay at home and raise children and men are pressured to support big families. Unlike other fun die groups they are not anti college so men folk tend to gravitate to higher paying jobs. In the eyes case there is probably some generational wealth albeit spread across 9 kids.

August 14, 2014
9:38 am
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ChocolateChip Muffin
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I generally really like the Eyre family's blogs!

Shawni's family is so beautiful and it a delight to look at her pictures. However, their lifestyle is so different from mine and that is interesting! However, they are so privilegued. I think she has great ideas about the whole family life and maybe someday when I have a family I can incorporate one or the other idea.

Charity's blog… I don't like her over-the-top language. SO annoying. It is interesting that she got together with the boy in the end. I wish them all the best.

August 14, 2014
2:31 pm
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Chandlers third nipple
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so id never heard of "dripping with passion" until this thread, but after some back reading (because I love a juicy we broke up but now we are back together and engaged story!), I see that the boy and her appeared to be living together, isn't that sort of a no no in morman land?

August 14, 2014
6:40 pm
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JaviSeaSalt
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May 12, 2014

Where did you get the idea that Charity and the boy are living together? They don't even camp in the same tent! I think they live close by in Palo Alto, or maybe he has a place she will move into, but no way would this member of the Mormon Royal Family move in before she is temple sealed. Her family would disown her. And she would have to rename her already ridiculous blog "Dripping with Hypocrisy…"!

 

Ahhhh is it because they pray at night together? I think they either do that and then go home alone or over the phone or Facetime or whatever the kids are using these days.

She is a terrible writer trying to cover it up with a flowery thesaurus. And I am so glad she isn't going to be teaching anymore because she has zero experience/knowledge of teaching. Thanks Charity for another reminder why charter schools are crap.

August 14, 2014
10:30 pm
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MAKERS AND ARTISANS AND ELVES
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April 5, 2014

Is that the school her brother started? Shawni writes about their brother's school on the blog sometimes. idontknow

August 15, 2014
9:12 am
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JaviSeaSalt
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This is the school she works for: http://www.alphapublicschools.org/

It took her awhile to get the job, so I don't think it's through family connections. I always laugh when she talks about her" struggles" living in San Francisco while working a bunch of small jobs. Sure, Charity, your parents really let you struggle living in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. It's easy to drip with passion when you've got your parents' money.



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