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The Most Clever Pregnancy Announcement You Ever Will See

Pregnancy Announcement
They Should Totally Get Free Coke For Life

I think Coke’s #ShareACoke campaign is stupid. Just think of how many germs you’re spreading by sharing your soda with someone just because it says their name on the can. I’m not drinking my “Katie” Coke and then offering it to some other random chick named Katie just because we share the same name, nor would I be accepting one. What if Other Katie has herpes or something?! No, thank you.

Anyway, the McGillicuddys have come up with a ridiculously clever way to use the #ShareACoke campaign to announce they’re expecting. I’ve seen a lot of clever pregnancy and birth announcements in my day— a Taylor Swift-inspired announcement, a hip-hop announcement and a time lapse video of a pregnant belly, to name a few— but this one takes the cake. See how the couple used the soda’s social campaign to reign supreme in the pregnancy announcement world (and also why they should probably get free Coke for the rest of their lives.)

Mommie Dearest: Bravo Is Serving Up Some “Extreme Parenting”

Parenting Is Getting Extreme

There’s a new reality show coming to Bravo this Thursday: “Extreme Guide to Parenting” will be an hour-long show that follows the lives of a variety of families, all living on the “extreme” edge of parenting. Several stereotypical parenting philosophies will be represented, from the helicoptering couple to the overly attached attachment parents, authoritative parents who push their kids to excel at everything, and even a mom who hypnotizes her husband and children. Keep reading »

Glamour Photographs Olivia Wilde Breastfeeding At A Diner Wearing A Fancy Gown, As You Do

“Being shot with [my son] Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. I don’t know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing—that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breast-feeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”

Olivia Wilde is one glamourous nursing mommy in the new issue of Glamour, although she admits herself that it’s more fantasy than reality! It’s still a gorgeous photo, though. [Glamour] [Photo credit: Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour]

Pissed Off Mom Sells “Spoiled Brat” Daughter’s Katy Perry Tickets On Facebook

One teenage girl from Fargo, North Dakota, won’t be seeing Katy Perry’s whipped cream rocket bra in person this month, thanks to her fed up mother. Cindy Bjerke decided to teach her daughter a lesson by selling the teen’s Katy Perry concert tickets online, which to me, seems like a pretty good punishment. The problem was that the tickets were posted to the Fargo/Moorhead Online Garage Sale Facebook page along with a post which read “spoiled brat daughter doesn’t deserve these tickets.” Naturally, along with a ton of offers, Cindy received quite a bit of backlash about her parenting. Keep reading »

RIP Society: Mom Dressed 4-Year-Old In A Hooters Outfit For Beauty Pageant

hooters four year old beauty pageant

The world of child beauty pageants is like its very own “Twilight Zone” where normal rules of society need not apply. How else to explain the British mom who dressed her four-year-old up in a Hooters uniform? Hooters Toddler appeared in a British documentary “Blinging Up Baby” about the strange world of children’s glam, like getting pedicures, spray tans and hair extentions while still in preschool. Enter Liane Dix, whose daughter Scarlett competes in “U.S. style” child beauty pageants and appears in the doc wearing a tiny Hooters tee shirt and orange short-shorts. According to the UK’s Channel 5 web site,  this is all (surprise) the mother’s handiwork. “She would probably be a tomboy if I let her,” Liane is quoted as saying.  ”I suppose that’s what I’m influencing onto them, that they don’t do everything wrong that I did when growing up.” I’m just gonna leave that last quote right there for y’all to think about. [Channel 5: Blinging Up BabyHuffington Post]

Mommie Dearest: Florida Hospital Tried To Force C-Section On A Mom

c section

A Florida mother gave birth to her fourth baby this past Friday amidst a hell of a controversy. Jennifer Goodall, who has had three previous C-sections, had been hoping to attempt a vaginal birth with her fourth delivery. However, her providers at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte were not on board with her wishes and went as far as saying that they would perform a C-section on Goodall against her will if need be. Earlier this month, Goodall received a letter from the hospital’s Chief Financial Officer informing her that they were going to seek a court order that would allow them to perform a C-section surgery on her without consent. Goodall also learned that the hospital planned to report her to the Department of Children and Family Services, threatening the custody of her other children.

At 41 weeks pregnant, Goodall and her lawyers fought back, but she was still frightened to enter a hospital that threatened to perform surgery on her against her will. In the end, she delivered at another hospital, one that honored her request to attempt a vaginal birth, despite it ending in a fourth cesarean. Goodall was not looking to go against best practices, and she wasn’t even against the idea of a c-section. All she wanted was a shot at birthing her baby vaginally. Keep reading »

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