Mom bloggers and Instagram influencers are very popular on social media, but part of the job is receiving a lot of scrutiny for how you’re doing as a parent. One woman just got put through the gauntlet after posting an innocent picture of her kid enjoying a beach day.
This is her daughter Winter (thus, life with Winter):
Winter is more camera shy than her mom. Then there’s the wee babe, Wilde, who has not yet developed the motor functions to crawl away from branding opportunities:
As a mom Instagram model, Jones shares a lot of pic of the kids enjoying surf and sun, but one picture of Winter recently kicked up a controversy. It showed Winter walking along the beach, appearing very tan:
According to Metro.uk, Jones woke up to discover the post had been flagged and removed.
Apparently, the image had been littered with comments about Winter’s skin tone, like, “It’s disgusting to see how dark your daughter’s skin in,” and “Have you heard of suncream? How about you start using it before your kid looks 40 at four. Horrible mother.”
Jones believes the image was flagged because people were disparaging her daughter’s skin. She posted a follow up on Instagram telling the haters to step off:
In the caption she wrote:
The comments were full of supportive people who tan easily:
The feedback was so positive that Jones followed with another pic of Winter having a blast on the beach:
In the caption, Jones says that she’s incredibly grateful for the response, and states that her family is of Aboriginal descent, which is partly of why Winter’s skin tends to tan quickly rather than burn:
“So the past 48 hours has been pretty crazy for me. I didn’t expect to get the response I have from my post. I want to say a huge thankyou for everyone writing to me, I appreciate your support and kind words. It’s lovely to see that majority of people writing to me are against online bullying. In regards to the photo I posted I can totally see both sides of the ballpark now. I saw no problem with the photo I chose to post because there was no inappropriate parts showing, just Winters side profile. I just want to say though that I do respect even the people who have wrote into me disagreeing with my post but I thank you for going about it in a tasteful way and not shaming my child for her skin colour. We are of Aboriginal decent and we are proud of our heritage. I have learnt a lot from this experience and I won’t change the way I post but I will be more mindful of what I choose to share online. Thankyou once again for connecting with me and sharing your own stories. I’m making my way through my messages and will get back to every one of you.”
Look, nothing is keeping this family off the beach:
They got an umbrella, they got sunscreen—now everyone else should get a life!
I’m glad that smartphones weren’t around when I was a teen. I’d probably be like Kaelyn Demmon, 18, whose mom Heather Steinkopf has figured out a brilliant way to keep tabs on her.
Steinkopf told BuzzFeed that she requests selfies only some of the time, so Demmon never knows when she’s going to get a request for one. She also requests specific poses (like thumbs up) so her daughter can’t give her an old photo.
And yes, sometimes it has resulted in Demmon being caught in a lie. “There’ve been times when I’ve said I’m at Stevie’s when I’m at a bonfire or something,” she told BuzzFeed.
I’m just surprised she never went as far as to ask her daughter to hold up a copy of the day’s newspaper or something.
In just a few months, however, Demmon is going to college—and her mother won’t be able to keep tabs on her so easily anymore. “She’s awesome, so I’m not worried about her,” her mom said. If my mom is any guide, I don’t believe it for a second.
Taking a risk on a local designer can have an amazing payoff. You get a handmade gown to your specifications at a cut-rate price. In Malexa Maeweather’s case, she got a cut-rate dress instead.
Malexa’s mother, Dee Lewis, called out the maker of her daughter’s terrifying prom dress on Facebook because she was so upset by the final product. According to Yahoo News, the pair live in Rochester, New York, and a small designer named Kia Wagner said she would make a dress for Malexa using some cloth she already had on hand. She asked for a $ 100 deposit. This is what Malexa received the night before prom:
In her post, Lewis called out Wagner by name, and asked, “R u serious.. was i wrong for wanting my DEPOSIT BACK [sic].”
You can see that it is a nightmare cloud from the front, the side, and the back:
Lewis told Yahoo News that Malexa had seen a dress she liked on Instagram, but it wasn’t available, so they decided to trust the local designer.
“For a $ 100 deposit, Kia told my daughter that she would make her something nice with material she already owned and that she wanted to ‘play around with the design,’” said Lewis. “Malexa didn’t know anything about what the dress would look like.”
When it finally arrived, with only one day to replace it, Malexa was extremely upset, as any of us would be.
“My daughter was devastated and crying when she saw this dress,” said Lewis.
Luckily, a family friend stepped in when they saw the pics, and offered up the dress her daughter had worn the year before. Malexa’s mom gave her a few dollars to have the top redesigned by a different dressmaker, so she’d be wearing a new look. And she it turned out great:
Wagner has not commented on this very public embarrassment (the Facebook post has been shared almost 4,000 times!), and Lewis has said she hasn’t heard from her either. “She didn’t offer any reimbursement as a professional courtesy,” said Lewis. Maybe she considers her end of the bargain complete and is waiting for the other $ 200?
Dad Wakes Up To Discover His Daughter Gave Him A Brand New Look
By Aimee Lutkin
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A young woman named Bree Telon, who lives in Buckeye, AZ, has some very excellent make up skills. All teens are actually required to watch 500 hours of YouTube tutorials in order to graduate now, so it’s not a huge surprise that she can do this:
Mashable reports that Bree was tired of using her own face as a canvas and found someone else vulnerable to her attentions: her passed out dad. He’s just sleeping, but as you will see, it’s the sleep of the dead. The RIGHTEOUS. This man is untroubled by dreams, he doesn’t shift or roll over, he doesn’t suddenly jump up in a fit of night terrors. He is Sleeping Beauty, especially once Bree is done with him:
Gorgeous! When Bree’s dad finally does wake up, he doesn’t even seem too annoyed with his new face, though she managed to glue his eyes shut while applying fake eyelashes. If I woke up with my eyelids glued shut there’d be a helluva lot more screaming, I’ll tell you that much. The video is hilarious, but people seem to be genuinely responding to Bree’s work, too:
@Breevnnv OMG I saw that on Facebook. Your work is amazing, he looks so pretty! That brow 😱
Daughter Of Police Officer Who Passed On 9/11 Sworn Into NYPD
By Mustafa Gatollari
1 day ago
We’d all like to think that we’ve lived a good life, or a meaningful one. And although we know deep down inside whether or not we’re fulfilled, it helps to look at things situationally. Are you doing good work? It’s probably best to listen to people you admire and see what they think of whatever you’re doing.
And while it’s true that many things are based on opinion and the definition of what’s “good” varies from person to person, there are some things that are just undeniably great.
Like sacrificing yourself to save others in the face of a great national tragedy? You can’t really knock that. It’s safe to say that if you were a hero cop on let’s say, oh 9/11, you’re worthy of some praise and recognition, like NYPD sergeant Timothy Roy.
Now, Roy’s daughter is carrying on her father’s legacy after being sworn in as a member of the NYPD.
Meet Brittney Roy, daughter of NYPD Sgt. Timothy Roy who was killed on 9/11. Today, Brittney joined the NYPD. Let’s say thank you & congrats pic.twitter.com/ECVVo320Dz
One of 474 new cadets, Brittney Roy, at 22-years-old, is excited to join the force and follow in the footsteps of her father and the other heroes she grew up admiring.
“Since I was very young, I grew up seeing heroes. It’s just always been a dream to be one of them, and especially what my father has done for the nation, the country. It was a true aspiration to be able to try and follow his footsteps,” She said during her swearing-in ceremony this past Thursday.
Whenever I think of the movie Toy Story, I think about that gross next door neighbor kid who tortured the toys and how every single neighborhood has a horrible menace like that roaming about.
Then I think of the iconic Randy Newman track in the film, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, listen to this amazingness below.
Now it’s almost impossible to think that this iconic track could get even better. I mean just try listening to it and not think about your childhood or the first time you saw that amazing animation and started feeling bad for Woody and how he was no longer the subject of Andy’s adoration.
And just when you thought you couldn’t love that song anymore, this dad went and did a duet with his 3-year-old daughter.
Once Claire Ryann opens her mouth to sing, the song takes on a whole new meaning. How this dad and his baby girl made the song entirely their own is pretty incredible.
After their recording went viral, they performed it live, too.
Little Claire, now 4-years-old, seems to have a penchant for singing Disney tracks. Here she is rocking The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World”.
Periods have been stigmatized for all of modern history, and only recently have things started to slide back into the ‘hey this normal and has been happening for as long as we’ve been a species’ mindset.
Heck, even commercials for period products still feature some weird mystery blue fluid in them, because showing even a hint of blood makes many uncomfortable. I mean imagine if they were done this way instead:
Today, when little girls become big girls, they usually get a talk and go shopping for overpriced feminine hygiene products. One family took a different approach.
This Christmas, Twitter user Dakotah from Ohio decided to add something special to the gift list that she gave out to family — a gay pride flag. And this morning, she got it. Along with a pretty touching letter from her father, a retired marine.
Dakotah took to Twitter to share the letter…
People were touched by the response, with Dakotah’s tweet acquiring some 15,000 retweets and 45,000 likes.
Alexandria Neonakis’ father is currently vacationing in Peru, and has been updating everyone on his time there. There are plenty of things to see in a country other than yours that make you fall in love with the place. For Neonakis’ father, it was alpacas.
He sent this text to his daughter with what may be the best first impression an animal ever gave a person in all of history.