Internets Mommy Blogging

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?


Internets Lifestyle Blogging

Natalie Now Is Sad For Paris

Paris is under siege tonight, but Natalie Now knows how to tragedyjack with sensitivity and solemnity.

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Yep, post a picture of herself smiling and twirling in front of the Arc de Triomphe. Look, I understand that bloggers and social media stars cannot privately acknowledge any tragedy because private prayers don’t come with hashtags. But maybe chill on the ‘gee my heart is breaking for you, but here’s a pic of me having a grand ole time in front of one of your landmarks in better times!’ posts, guys.


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A Friday News Dump

I’m kind of busy lately so here’s some little news bits I never got around to posting the past couple of weeks.

Amber Venz, RStyle queen, finally gave birth to her daughter. She and husband Baxter Box chose the name Birdie. Birdie Box. She’s enjoying her postpartum leave by taking little Birdie Box for walks in outfits like this. Ok then. And if you’re into nursery decor you’ll be thrilled to know she went with the GOMI Forums favorite color scheme of grey and white (combined with what looks like some sort of mintish color on the walls).

Young House Love is selling artwork on Society6 now in case you want some of their amazing paint skills in your life.

Snappy Casual decided it was too hard to pick up her house and also entertain a child and evidently wants internet headpats for this decision.

What I Wore is busy cementing her place as queen bee of her husband’s booze factory by putting on various events.

Socality Barbie announced her retirement and the internet crapped its pants.

And finally, a bunch of supposed internet celebs are going on Season 28 of ‘The Amazing Race’ and pretty much nobody cares.

Feel free to add any other newsie bits that I missed!


Healthy Living Blogging

Healthy Tipping Point Retires Blog

Caitlin Boyle announced today that she would be closing her 7 1/2 year old blog, Healthy Tipping Point.

Blogging was not always easy. To share 7.5 years of my life on the Internet – there is bound to be some low points. But I wouldn’t change that…I always said that I wouldn’t do this forever.  I knew it would have a natural conclusion from the very start.  And now that my kids are older, that moment is here.

She says she craves “more privacy” for herself and her kids, and will “probably not update IG but may pop in every now and then”. Fangirls are apparently crying at their desks at work and saying they are “shocked and so sad”. I guess time will tell if Caitlin really actually peaces out, but since Dooce redefined what quitting blogging actually means I am pretty cynical when anyone says they’re out.


Lifestyle Blogging WTF

Passenger Jumps Overboard During Travel Blogger Cruise

Travel bloggers recently boarded the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas for the TBEX at Sea event. The cruise left Ft. Lauderdale on October 31st and has been making its way through the Bahamas, but tragedy apparently struck this morning.


Evidently a man jumped from Deck 7 and attempted to cling to a lifeboat but was unable to hold on.

Officials said crew members witnessed the 35-year-old intentionally leap from the Oasis of the Seas ship early Friday morning in the Bahamas. A rescue ship from Clearwater has joined search efforts.

Lou Mongello, a passenger on the TBEX cruise, claims there is “a very disturbing video of the passenger hanging onto the lifeboat, where you can hear another passenger saying “You murdered him!… Because of you this happened!”" being passed around the group. A video of the event was recently removed from youtube.

Rumors state the incident involved alcohol and some sort of domestic argument. The Captain was apparently given notice that there was a “domestic situation” happening which allowed the Captain to slow the ship before the incident. Royal Caribbean has now passed on search and rescue duties to the Coast Guard and the ship is heading back to Florida.

UPDATE: Video of the incident is now available here. Warning: Graphic.

UPDATE: Link removed from post because I’d like my phone and inbox to stop blowing up.