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A Cup Of Jo Will Affiliate Link Empathy

Joanna Goddard, she’s a cool Brooklyn mom ok, has joined the hordes of bloggers rushing to hitch their names to the Paris tragedy hashwagon. She put up an eye-dabbing post about teaching children how to feel the feelings of all the feels.

After such heartbreaking events in the news this weekend, it makes you think even more about how teach empathy to children…

And what’s the best way, you ask? Affiliate linking books about kindness, of course. Hey, no reason you can’t be sad about a tragedy AND make some money off of it, right?



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Sparkling Adventures Husband Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Some of you may remember Sparkling Adventures, the provider of gaybys to foreign fathers. Three years ago her husband David took their infant son on a walk.

But when Fisher returned home, he was dripping wet, distressed and alone. The father had fallen into the Logan River cradling his son in his arms, and let go. The six-month-old’s body was found downstream the next morning.

Apparently the husband was high on a combination of substances and allegations swirled that he was having “delusions” at the time of the incident. He was charged with murder.

The case has now been settled in court as the father pleaded guilty to manslaughter and some drug charges. He was sentenced to 7 1/2 years, with parole eligibility after 3 1/2 years. Since he has already spent over three years in jail he could possibly be released by the end of 2015.



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Blogger Costumes Will Leave You Whelmed

It was Halloween this past Saturday, and your favorite bloggers really put in 50% this year. In case you missed it here are a few of the costumes put up by people who are supposedly super creative.


Kelle of ETST went as Frieda Kahlo, prompting her fanpuppies to slobber about her super on fleek eyebrows.


Miss James of Bleubird went as Carrie White. Eh. The costume was well done, I guess I’m just tired of seeing at least 3 Carrie costumes every year.


Amber of Barefoot Blonde didn’t wear a formal gown for once. Evidently she was having contractions all day and didn’t feel like doing a costume, though that didn’t stop her from coordinating her outfit with her baby and dog.


Ole Messica is still chugging along at What I Wore, and despite promising that this year’s costume would make her famous Marie Antoinette “look like child’s play”, she simply threw on her old wedding dress and slapped on some black lipstick.


Natalie, still in Idaho, went as Wednesday Addams. There’s just…not much to say about that.


Million dollar blogger Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies got over a thousand comments for her #lifegoals family costume.


And finally, Jenna of That Wife. In case you didn’t know she is a super ladycoder woman in tech now, so obviously she went for a “pun” costume based on her Silicon Valley relevance. Of course that wasn’t enough for Jenna The Kardashian Of Tech – she later changed into a Marilyn Monroe getup for her night of “drinking and dancing”.

Other bloggers decided instead to celebrate Dia de los Muertos – sponsored by Veuve Cliquot, that is. Which is not at all offensive.

Hope you hams had a fun and safe Halloween weekend!



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Sam And Nia Repeat Announcement Gag

Today in “well it worked the first time” news, Sam and Nia apparently found a way to make everyone forget that whole Ashley Madison mess.


That’s right, they’re pregnant. Again. And they decided to “surprise” their moms with the announcement by placing a literal bun in a literal oven and then forcing them to guess what it meant. The best part of the video is mom’s face when she figures out what they’re trying to tell her.


She finally finds her words and with a continued expression of fear and surprise, manages to stammer “Another bun…gee whiz”. The other mom seemed equally thrilled.


She made this face for a few seconds, then began to rub the back of her neck before sighing “Oh…oh she’s pregnant” and giving poor Nia a half-hearted hug. She evidently then remembered the camera and began performing the hand on heart, cheeks wet with tears “so so happy” routine expected of hard core Christians whenever fertilization is announced.

Anyway, she’s pregnant, so let’s all forget about that little cheating attempt and focus on how excited they are to try and go viral again.



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Love Taza Will Save Peru

Taza, of the Love Taza Family von Derps, has announced that the family is in Peru saving Peru and doing “service” in Peru.

josh and i decided last minute to book this trip. like, we bought our plane tickets on friday morning and left early sunday!

It’s so amazing they even invited her sister and father to come down because it’s her father’s birthday weekend. Don’t worry, they also brought a photo/videographer!

it’s a party too, because our friend jenner (who has helped us put together our NYC guide videos and also traveled with us to amsterdam) is here for a few days! we thought it’d be a long shot when we called him friday night at like eleven in the evening all like, hey…. wanna come to peru and help us create something fun!?

The pictures show intense service like serving soup and Papa Derp and Daughter Derp performing dances for their “new friends”, aka the captive audience just waiting for some food. Later, Derp Son One went around forcing everyone to shake his hand.

he did it all on his own and it touched my heart so much! such a sweetheart. this experience has definitely been a powerful one for our family so far.

The organization they are there for is called Cross-Cultural Solutions and apparently their goals are mostly things like fostering awareness and empowering non-first-world people. The site has stories of previous volunteers here, and honestly it sounds like poverty tourism for most of the volunteers. But hey, awareness! And blog content!