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Un-Fucking-Cool

Recently, Tumblr person gazelledeerdoe asked a question about breastfeeding. She’s not a mom, so her question to me (in response to one of my posts) was innocent—she genuinely didn’t know what breastfeeding mothers put up with. I felt our exchange was funny and lighthearted, and she now understands their plight.

Unfortunately, because of her initial question, she’s now getting a flood of hate messages, including at least one person who suggested that she kill herself.

I know my original post has gone into the Tumblr ether, so asking folks who may be just now discovering it to stop attacking this girl is like screaming into a hurricane. But, I’m gonna do it anyway.

FUCKING STOP HARASSING THIS GIRL!

And, if any of you care, please send her a non-anon message of support. Let her know the anon haters are the worst kind of cowards, not worth her time or energy. The people who matter are the ones who show their face, who understand we’re all learning and who support the blameless.

Story Time

Wife:
OK, time for a story. Who wants to start?

Wyatt:
Mama, can I act out my part?

Wife:
No.

Wyatt:
Why?

Wife:
It'll take too long. Boone, start us off.

Boone:
Um... Once upon a time, there was a snake—

Wyatt:
—Ssssss... I'm a snake–

Boone:
—who lived in a cabin.

Wyatt:
And I live in a cabin. Ssssss.

Boone:
He's acting.

Wife:
I know!

Real and Imagined Fears About Your Stolen Baby Photos

If you’re nervous about posting photos of your kids online, here’s a thing I did for Huffington Post Parents a while ago. (You should read it because I did actual reporting and stuff.)

Now, so many parents blindly sit their kids in front of the Cartoon Network and similar channels (incorrectly assuming they’re for kids), the children of Generation Y and beyond have, in larger part than previous generations, formed their earliest perspective on the world through the lens of smartassery.

"That’s Cynicism, Folks!," an article I wrote for Mamalode that posits the theory that today’s children are raised almost entirely on sarcasm