Mom of Twins Posts Funny FAQ Signs

"Yes, My hands are full"

Mom of Twins Posts Funny FAQ Signs

questions faced by parents of twins

Every parent gets tired of answering the same questions, and doubly so for the parents of twins. A blogger named Annie Nolan was so fed up that she jokingly placed two posters on her daughters' strollers to ward off the usual suspects:

"As a twin mum, you get asked a series of questions/hear a series of statements EVERYTIME you go out," she wrote on her Facebook page. 


I REALLY wanted to leave these signs on the pram today. As a twin mum, you get asked a series of questions/hear a series...

Posted by Uncanny Annie on Thursday, July 9, 2015

And even though Nolan took the time to add a "just joking" post-script - and even though she "chickened out" and took off the signs before she boarded the subway - that didn't stop the jury from delivering their verdict.

Some thought it was a good opportunity to remind Nolan that she is "blessed" for having twins in the first place, and how dare you because some women can't have kids, you know; while others didn't approve of her language, not one bit. 

Still others stooped to calling her names, because the internet is nothing more than an extension of the playground.

So she made a joke. You can laugh if you want to - if you find it funny or if you can relate to the sentiment just a wee bit when you had your own babies. 

Laughing is not obligatory, of course. But then again, neither is getting offended by something innocuous that you happen to find on Facebook. 

I didn't have twins, but I can imagine the cliches get old fast. I had a big butterball of a baby and he was bald as a coot, so yeah, I got an earful.

Most days you are polite. You chat animatedly with strangers. Other times you just don't have the stomach for the same old lang syne. 

Spill it: What's the most FAQ you heard about your baby?

Image Source: Facebook 

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Now We're Shaming Women Tennis Players for "Manly" Arms

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Now We're Shaming Women Tennis Players for "Manly" Arms

Serena Williams Strong Athletic Woman
You may have spotted Serena Williams sporting a sleeveless dress, doing her Bee Gees victory dance after this year's Wimbledon win. But it was a rare sight since Williams often covers up her trademark "large biceps and a mold-breaking muscular frame" when in public.

An New York Times article described how many of Williams's fellow tennis stars are at odds with their bodies and consciously choose to avoid bulking up. 
“Of course I care about [how I look] as well, because I’m a girl,” said Agnieszka Radwanska.
And Andrea Petkovic confessed that she can't stand seeing images of herself in particular poses because of the way her muscles bulge. This - pinch me - in the year 2015.

“I just feel unfeminine,” Petkovic said. “I don’t know - it’s probably that I’m self-conscious about what people might say. It’s stupid, but it’s insecurities that every woman has, I think. I definitely have them and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I would love to be a confident player that is proud of her body. Women, when we grow up we’ve been judged more, our physicality is judged more, and it makes us self-conscious.”

It's sad and unfathomable that many players don't share Williams's pride and comfort in their own skin. As the 33 year-old champ readily admits, "I’m really happy with my body type, and I’m really proud of it. Obviously it works out for me."

Obviously. Depends what you're after, I suppose. For Williams, it was pushing her body to win titles, to get to the top of her game and stay there. If it's modelling and sponsorship contracts you're after, then "manly" arms are a definite no-no.  

Sponsors like their tennis players feminine-looking and preferably blonde. Just ask Maria Sharapova, who was the highest paid athlete for the longest time, despite having never won Wimbledon. Sharapova deliberately avoided weights.

Frankly, I'm gobsmacked that we are analyzing and shaming the bodies of our most elite athletes when we should be celebrating their strength and incredible feats.
When will we start treating them like athletes instead of wannabe centrefold models? 

Imagine reading a full-length piece that criticized Novak Djokovic's frame for being too slender and not masculine enough. It's hard to imagine, because that article would never exist. No one would write, let alone read, such a ridiculous premise. 

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Bespectacled Babe Wins the Internet

I can see clearly now...

Bespectacled Babe Wins the Internet

baby gets glasses and sees clearly for first time

Prepare for cuteness overload.

If ever there was a case to be made for early eye exams, it's this one.

It was only when Piper showed difficulty crawling that her parents discovered their baby daughter was extremely farsighted. Meaning she had never properly seen the faces of her mom and dad - or anyone else for that matter.

No wonder this video of Piper has gone viral faster than you can say, Ahhhhh.


Picked up her glasses. Went out to eat and put them on her. Her reaction :) melts my heart

Posted by Jessica Sinclair on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Her mom Jessica Sinclair claims the Cincinnati family had just picked up the new glasses and gone out to eat. This is effectively Piper's first time seeing clearly.

"Her reaction melts my heart," Sinclair wrote on her Facebook post. Yes, mama, you and everyone else in possession of a heartbeat.

You might just want to put this one on loop to get you through your Monday. 

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