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2019-01-09 10:26:10 AM  
She sounds like a terrible human being, reminding me of Amy Chua, the infamous Tiger Mom.

Not only does she have extreme narcissism but she has absolutely no sense of boundaries. She can't tske no for an answer which means that her kids are going to either become autonomatons or Dexter.
 
2019-01-09 10:53:38 AM  
She is "taking under advisement" her daughter's request to be referred to in future essays by a pseudonym.

I wonder what Lisa S. -- no, that's too obvious -- I wonder what L. Simpson has to say about this.
 
2019-01-09 12:18:11 PM  

Mike_LowELL: She is "taking under advisement" her daughter's request to be referred to in future essays by a pseudonym.

I wonder what Lisa S. -- no, that's too obvious -- I wonder what L. Simpson has to say about this.


L Simpson needs braces.
 
2019-01-09 12:21:24 PM  

hugram: Mike_LowELL: She is "taking under advisement" her daughter's request to be referred to in future essays by a pseudonym.

I wonder what Lisa S. -- no, that's too obvious -- I wonder what L. Simpson has to say about this.

L Simpson needs braces.


I hope Mr. X writes about this on his website.  It would be journalistic dynamite.
 
2019-01-09 12:22:40 PM  
Here is the kid's online support group

https://www.reddit.com/r/raisedbynarc​i​ssists/
 
2019-01-09 12:30:20 PM  
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2019-01-09 12:36:01 PM  

hugram: Mike_LowELL: She is "taking under advisement" her daughter's request to be referred to in future essays by a pseudonym.

I wonder what Lisa S. -- no, that's too obvious -- I wonder what L. Simpson has to say about this.

L Simpson needs braces.


Dental plan
 
2019-01-09 12:38:07 PM  
And then the murders began...
 
2019-01-09 12:39:06 PM  
Bad news, kid--your mom's an attention whore, and you're probably going to have to deal with that for the rest of her life.

Good news, kid--you get to pick out her nursing home.
 
2019-01-09 12:39:40 PM  
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2019-01-09 12:40:31 PM  
I work with a woman who used to have a mommy-podcast of some national repute. She is a difficult person to work with.
 
2019-01-09 12:40:40 PM  
"I'm not done exploring my motherhood in my writing."

Let's face it in the history  of humanity motherhood is fairly unique and should be shared. This is the internet version of Munchausen by proxy. Exploit the day to day foibles of your kids for attention
 
2019-01-09 12:41:01 PM  

Astorix: She sounds like a terrible human being, reminding me of Amy Chua, the infamous Tiger Mom.

Not only does she have extreme narcissism but she has absolutely no sense of boundaries. She can't tske no for an answer which means that her kids are going to either become autonomatons or Dexter.


Seriously, this poor kid having their entire lives splayed open on the Internet would be utter hell.

Kid's gonna need therapy.
 
2019-01-09 12:41:26 PM  
What she's doing is exactly what conservatives complain about all the time, using equality or feminism or other associated concepts as a justification to violate, take advantage of or attack people.  I don't think this woman represents those ideals, so don't get me wrong, but I just thought I'd point it out.
 
2019-01-09 12:42:26 PM  
What a horrible narcissist.

As soon as that kid turns 18, I hope she leaves and never looks back.
 
2019-01-09 12:42:36 PM  
Husband and I both have Facebook accounts that we hardly use (will probably wind up deleting them).  We're almost the only people from our friends lists that aren't constantly posting pictures of our kid or what said child is doing.  We'd rather update family/friends via email, phone calls, mail.  I don't want my kid to be embarrassed later in his life because I decided that I had to post pictures of him to show off and for my own bragging rights.  It's not fair and he deserves his own privacy.
 
2019-01-09 12:42:44 PM  
I don't know what you read, but the article I read was about a self centered c*** who couldn't stop attention whoring even when it endangered her real life relationships.
 
2019-01-09 12:43:31 PM  
I also hope they kicked her out of her therapy group.

Of course she's in group therapy.
 
2019-01-09 12:43:35 PM  
Didn;t we just have this article two days ago?
 
2019-01-09 12:44:52 PM  

Cheron: "I'm not done exploring my motherhood in my writing."

Let's face it in the history  of humanity motherhood is fairly unique and should be shared. This is the internet version of Munchausen by proxy. Exploit the day to day foibles of your kids for attention


Reminds me of the Bill Burr special where he rags on Opera's "being a mom is the hardest job in the world".

Best of Bill Burr: The most difficult job on the planet
Youtube L-gbacsUKpc
 
2019-01-09 12:45:40 PM  
Karma would be these kids turning it around on the mom's when they get older.

"Look, here's my mom getting a bath after she crapped her depends again"

"Here's a list of 10 tips to get that old moth ball smell out of your mom's clothes"
 
2019-01-09 12:45:51 PM  
she told a remarkably similar story in 2016 about her therapy group. (I'm opting not to include any links to her personal blogs, which seem to use her family's real names.) She "needed" to tell their stories, she explains, so she wrote-using real names,

Isn't there a client patient confidentiality issue right here.. maybe HIPPA depending on the information that was divulged.
 
2019-01-09 12:47:02 PM  
FTFA: I'm not done exploring my motherhood in my writing.

What the hell does that mean?

/ Also, I imagine that since you can probably monetize those blogs somehow that said child deserves a cut.
 
2019-01-09 12:47:17 PM  

Cheron: "I'm not done exploring my motherhood in my writing."

Let's face it in the history  of humanity motherhood is fairly unique and should be shared. This is the internet version of Munchausen by proxy. Exploit the day to day foibles of your kids for attention


"OMG. My kid pooped and the diaper leaked! Can you believe it? What a mess. Hopefully the rash isn't too bad from making him sit in it for 15 minutes while I adjusted the lighting."
 
2019-01-09 12:48:10 PM  
If the kid completely walls her off emotionally to keep her from getting any more content, then sues her ass as soon as she turns 18, it will be justice.
 
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2019-01-09 12:50:35 PM  
I used to have a Dad blog 14 years ago. I was a stay at home dad, which was rare at the time and wrote about the struggles I had as well as my adventures with my kid. I got bored of the blog about the time the next was born and unplugged the server.
 
2019-01-09 12:51:59 PM  
I hope I live long enough to read the stories about the awful nursing homes people end up in after spending years exploiting their kids in their strive for their 5 minutes of internet "fame."

All the kids who were normal kids, who should have been punished and/or educated in normal ways for normal infractions who were instead humiliated for the world to see by parents desperately hoping for enough "likes" and "shares" to feel validated.  I wonder what sort of arrangements those kids will be making for their aging parents.

There's an incident that was linked on Fark not long ago that springs to mind - a dude's kid got kicked off the school bus for bullying, so he made kid walk to school, while driving along to ensure kid was safe.  And that's all well and good.  But then dude was compelled to record the incident and upload it to YouTube to tell everybody what an awesome parent he is, and I was just like "Hey, 10 out of 10 for good parenting, but minus several million points for being such an ass about it"

\Don't post photos of your kids on the internet.
\\Especially don't post them on Facebook
\\\If you want friends / family to see the pics, text them or email them FFS
 
dwg
2019-01-09 12:53:14 PM  
FTA: "Tate is surely an extreme case when it comes to such narcissistic self-justification"

HAHAHA  Not likely.  I fully expect this to be a huge problem for kids of gen z/millenials.  In fact, I think I'm going to go get a therapy license or whatever to help cash in on their stupidity.
 
2019-01-09 12:57:09 PM  
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2019-01-09 12:57:16 PM  
What a horrible farking twat.

Her clients or coworkers should all get together and write about her. Maybe take pictures of her outfits and "say whatever they want because it's their story." 

See how well that goes over.
 
2019-01-09 12:59:25 PM  

SkipTracer: What a horrible farking twat.

Her clients or coworkers should all get together and write about her. Maybe take pictures of her outfits and "say whatever they want because it's their story." 

See how well that goes over.


That would be inappropriate and wrong, because she is her own person and deserves privacy.  This doesn't apply to her kid because her kid isn't a person, just an accessory, like a fashionable handbag.

Would you stop fashion blogging just because your handbag asked you to stop?  Of course not!
 
2019-01-09 01:03:33 PM  
"I'm not done exploring my motherhood in my writing."

Speaking as a parent... what?
 
2019-01-09 01:04:11 PM  
My kid does lots of hilarious shiat that other people wouldn't care about at all.

So I will make them care.

I'll make them all care!

(please give me free stuff)
 
2019-01-09 01:04:13 PM  

azn_firebug: Husband and I both have Facebook accounts that we hardly use (will probably wind up deleting them).  We're almost the only people from our friends lists that aren't constantly posting pictures of our kid or what said child is doing.  We'd rather update family/friends via email, phone calls, mail.  I don't want my kid to be embarrassed later in his life because I decided that I had to post pictures of him to show off and for my own bragging rights.  It's not fair and he deserves his own privacy.


I'll post a good brag (Eagle Scout, rank advancement) and that's it. Anything else is stupid.
 
2019-01-09 01:11:20 PM  
She writes that her "creative labor" as a mother is "culturally devalued"...

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2019-01-09 01:12:57 PM  

Mike_LowELL: She is "taking under advisement" her daughter's request to be referred to in future essays by a pseudonym.

I wonder what Lisa S. -- no, that's too obvious -- I wonder what L. Simpson has to say about this.


I haven't watched the show for  a long time, but a Simpson's episode poking fun at this phenomenon would be highly entertaining , i think.
 
2019-01-09 01:14:08 PM  

Rapmaster2000: "I'm not done exploring my motherhood in my writing."

Speaking as a parent... what?


To normal people, it's just "life". To narcissistic witches like her, it's "motherhood".
 
2019-01-09 01:15:15 PM  
Tl;dr
Mommy has issues.
 
2019-01-09 01:15:23 PM  

Mouser: Bad news, kid--your mom's an attention whore, and you're probably going to have to deal with that for the rest of her life.

Good news, kid--you get to pick out her nursing home.


Assuming the kiddo doesn't kill the mom in the next five years.
 
2019-01-09 01:19:05 PM  

Friend_Computer: Mouser: Bad news, kid--your mom's an attention whore, and you're probably going to have to deal with that for the rest of her life.

Good news, kid--you get to pick out her nursing home.

Assuming the kiddo doesn't kill the mom in the next five years.


Someone should start a gofundme page to arm the child.
 
2019-01-09 01:20:34 PM  
You write about every little detail of your daughter's life while she grows up thinking that she's little more than a character in your stories about her.

30 years later, she fakes her own murder, frames her husband for it, then kills an ex-boyfriend and returns to her husband, putting all the blame on the ex, then impregnates herself to trap him in a perfect marriage.

I think I've seen this movie.
 
2019-01-09 01:24:13 PM  
I stopped when she said she was a lawyer.

She had better line up another when her daughter kills her
 
2019-01-09 01:25:18 PM  

Learned Hand Job: You write about every little detail of your daughter's life while she grows up thinking that she's little more than a character in your stories about her.

30 years later, she fakes her own murder, frames her husband for it, then kills an ex-boyfriend and returns to her husband, putting all the blame on the ex, then impregnates herself to trap him in a perfect marriage.

I think I've seen this movie.


Lifetime needs a new plot
 
2019-01-09 01:26:02 PM  

houstondragon: Astorix: She sounds like a terrible human being, reminding me of Amy Chua, the infamous Tiger Mom.

Not only does she have extreme narcissism but she has absolutely no sense of boundaries. She can't tske no for an answer which means that her kids are going to either become autonomatons or Dexter.

Seriously, this poor kid having their entire lives splayed open on the Internet would be utter hell.

Kid's gonna need therapy.


Fiance's sister does this.

I wonder what her son will think in 10 years when he realizes how many videos of him in the bath or potty training there are online.
 
2019-01-09 01:29:35 PM  
And I thought I had it bad with my Mom and her photo album with incriminating chicken pox photos that yellowed over the years. Sheesh!
 
2019-01-09 01:30:45 PM  
Exploiting her daughter's life - who for much of will have no ultimate control- is one (pretty selfish) thing but that crap with her therapy group? Because "but right now it's my story and I need to tell it unencumbered by pseudonyms and scrambled voices."

No, bless your heart, it not your story unless it is actually your story. You are stealing other people's experiences and not even giving the benefit of anonymity as you expose their traumas for all the internet to read.

That's not arrogance or plain self-absorption/selfishness, that is malignant narcissism. F*ck that bint.
 
2019-01-09 01:31:22 PM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Karma would be these kids turning it around on the mom's when they get older.

"Look, here's my mom getting a bath after she crapped her depends again"

"Here's a list of 10 tips to get that old moth ball smell out of your mom's clothes"


this is actually a great idea for a sketch comedy bit....
 
2019-01-09 01:31:59 PM  
Reminds me a bit of the Daddyo5 incident. I feel like at a certain point this kinda thing has to be addressed by some legal minds. A kid can't possibly consent to having their lives pasted all over the intertubes for the rest of time, so why is it such a widespread thing and why are some parents even rewarded through massive profits based solely off that venture?
 
2019-01-09 01:32:11 PM  
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2019-01-09 01:34:15 PM  
I want to buy this girl a domain and teach her word press.  Then she can blog about all the embarrassing details of her mother's narcissism.
 
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