Women I Admire Day 9: Beth The Bourgeois Alien #WomensHistoryMonth

Melanie Trotsky from Beaverton, Oregon raised her son with wooden toys, no TV or video games, a vegan diet, and yet somehow her oldest son, Cole, still managed to become an enormous douche bag.
These were the first words I ever read from my friend Beth, and to say I was intrigued would be an understatement. I read on as she weaved this story of a douche bag hippie women, who raised her son in a douche bag elitist environment, only to be surprised he’s become a judgmental douche himself. Oh well, at least she has her Turkish worry beads to comfort her.
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The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week 6/10/16 – Papa Does Preach

Well, June is upon us. And while that means for many people their kids will be bugging them 24/7 with complaints of being bored 15 minutes after waking up at 10:30am, and how hot it is, for a bunch of your favorite online jokesters, it means it’s time for another BlogU.
The annual meeting of many of your favorite online personalities in the Washington DC area, where we gather to talk all thing blogging, party it up a little, and let’s be honest…get away from our kids for a weekend. Since I can’t fit you all in my suitcase, I leave you with this week’s edition of the Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week. Enjoy
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The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week 6/3/16 – Papa Does Preach

Well, the rain has finally stopped, and it seems summer is finally upon us. And while a lot of parents would *like* to rejoice about the summer weather finally arriving, they can’t…because that also means summer vacation has started, and as anyone with kids knows; when kids are constantly around, it ain’t no vacation.
While I can’t fix your kids being around, I can at least provide you with some material perfect for staring at your phone and ignoring your annoying kids. Here’s this week’s addition of The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet:
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The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week 5/27/16 – Papa Does Preach

Friday is upon us once again. And after a long grueling week of work, dealing with whiny coworkers and jerk drivers; a long weekend with our equally whiny/jerk kids. So for all the parents out there hating life at their desks, and dreading going home, here is some funnies to get you through the day. You’re welcome!
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The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week 5/20/16 – Papa Does Preach

I don’t where you live, or where you might be receiving this addition of more funny stuff, but where I live (DC), it has been cold, rainy, and cloudy for the last 20 days. It’s like The weather got confused and thought Washington DC, was Washington state.
Well, if the sun isn’t going to help make everyone’s lives a little better, I guess I wil…with and new addition of the funniest stuff I saw on the internet this week. Enjoy!!!
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The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week 5/13/16 – Papa Does Preach

Well, we’ve made it through another grueling week of work, bills, life, and worst of all, kids. So, if you’re anything like me, 1) I’m sorry, but more importantly, 2) you need a good laugh right now…and probably a drink or 5, but mostly a laugh.
So here are the the things that made me laugh this week…between bouts of sobbing because because, parenting:
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The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week – Papa Does Preach

The internet can be horrible. Especially right now as election season ramps up, but it can also be a silly-ass place. I prefer to find the funny shit people are doing/saying, and share that with the rest of you. We have enough serious shit to worry about. So, here’s what I found this week:
#1 – What can I say, my son might be missing a few screws ~ Papa Does Preach
#2 – Much like the sloth in the animal kingdom, we parents need to conserve energy where we can ~ Wait, what was I doing?

#3 – But moms always look so well rested after maternity leave  ~ Science of Parenthood
#4 – My gym goals be like ~ AKA Dave

#5 – At least I tried ~ Mattzilla

#6 – I should introduce her to my wife. They could murder analogies together ~ Marlebean
#7 – EVERY time when my favorite part comes on the radio ~ Lurk @ Home Mom

#8  – Well, looks like we have to burn the house down now ~ Paige Kellerman, Author-Humorist
paige#9 – And this is how men die, and don’t even know why ~ Shakespeare’s Mom

#10 – My student loans thank you ~ Amy Dillon
#11 – Why yes, my kid like to live dangerously ~ Papa Does Preach

#12 – Kind of gives a whole definition to the term #StreamTeam. This kid has No chill ~ Home With Aneta

#13 – It’s not the size of the town, it’s the motion of…ok, that doesn’t apply here ~ SHUGGILIPO

#14 – Always mess with their minds ~ Foxy Wine Pocket
#15 – It’s times like this, they’re lucky they’re cute ~ Mommy Back Talk

Did you see something funny on the good ole interwebs that made you laugh? Email me at papadoespreach@gmail.com to be considered for next week’s round up. And make sure to come join the craziness over on my Facebook page for more jokes and memes that you might not see here.
thatsmeMike is a parent, a writer, and life-long story teller. He always wanted to be an actor or stand-up comedian, but clearly didn’t make enough poor life decisions to get there. He now makes his jokes on the internet. He’s made The Today Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook, and is a contributor at Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Scary Mommy and BLUNTMoms. Join him here each Friday where he share the things that made him laugh this each week. And make sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more of the funnies.

The Funniest Stuff I Saw on the Internet This Week – Papa Does Preach

If you spend any amount of time around my Facebook Page (and you should!!!), then you know I try and bring you the funny every day. But I can’t always share ALL the funny stuff I see, or I’d be posting every 2 min.
So, I decided to give my hand at this weekly-round-up thing I see some other pages do. But, I’m not just gonna share memes from Facebook. Nope, I’m going to share memes, status’, tweets….hell, I’ll even share a random picture if it gave me a good chuckle or two.
So here’s the funniest stuff I saw on the internet this week:
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That Time My Wife Got Cozy With Another Man on Our Honeymoon

The Wife and I are coming up on our 7th wedding anniversary. I was reminded (early) a by a little photo from Timehop today…oh, and the Wife posting it to Facebook. We’ll just call the photo, that time my wife got cozy with another man, on our honeymoon. Below is a blog I wrote (on another site) 6 years ago. Enjoy
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Redefining Feminine One Story at a Time: Book Review of Feminine Collective Raw and Unfiltered

If you’ve even spent a little time over on my Facebook page you know monster…er, baby #2, is arriving in July. As nervous as I was to become a father for the first time, it pales in comparison to the wave of WTF that came over me when we found out we were expecting a girl this time round.
It didn’t take long to realize with my son that I knew nothing about raising a boy (even being one), but I KNOW that I know zilch about raising a girl. Hell, I proved that the time I (jokingly) tried to write about the female anatomy.
But in all seriousness, I’m excited about becoming a father to a little girl; a future feminine warrior, because let’s be honest, that’s what she’ll most definitely grow up to be if the women in my life have anything to say about it. But I want to have something to say about it too.
I’m a fairly sensitive guy, and pretty proud of it. I may or may not still cry when I watch some of my favorite movies (Fox and the Hound), or whenever Sarah Mclachlan comes on TV to tell me I could be helping all the animals in the world. But see, that’s a myth I would like to dispel right off the bat; being emotional, or showing emotion, in no way makes me feminine, or girly, or any other label society wants to attach to emotions. Emotions make me human, and that’s it.
So, if we take the emotional component, and even more the physical component, out of words like feminine and masculine, how do I define it, let alone teach my little girl what it means to be feminine? Maybe I don’t.
Maybe instead I focus on teaching not only my little girl, but the son that is already here, that a good meaning for being feminine, is the support and uplifting of women as a whole.marlajulie
During my short time in this writing/blogging adventure I have met some wonderful writers, who’s talent is only outweighed by how nice and generous they are. One of those people is Julie Anderson from The Feminine Collective. I met Julie via social media when she reached out to me about one of my articles, and we struck a friendship ever since.
Julie (a former supermodel) and her fellow co-founder Marla Carlton (a former international model) both lived the exciting life of high fashion and world travel, but have since started a new journey in life; starting an amazing California-based nonprofit centered around raising awareness and educating the public about issues facing women and children, as well as assisting at risk women and children.
They do this by gathering some of the best writers our there (women and men), who through stories, articles and poetry, help give a voice to the women and children who have large been ignored by our society.
The creativity and heartfelt writings now have a new home as well. In January of this year Julie and Marla released The Feminine Collective: Raw & Unfiltered Vol 1. This book is described as, “a collection of essays and poems about relationships, authentic, honest and at times self-deprecating and humorous. First published on FeminineCollective.com from 2014 to 2015, the women (and a few men) bravely share their unfiltered realities in an exploration of the relationships women have with themselves, their loved ones, and with their daily pursuit of having it all.”
I was so honored when Julie sent me a copy for review. Once I opened the book, I could not put it down. Each story after the next was moving, inspiring, and many just straight-up hilarious.
I may struggle with with raising a daughter; raising a son as been no cake walk, but knowing there are those out there like Julie and Marla who are doing everything they can to not only foster creative writing by giving new authors a home to publish, and in turn redefining the word feminine through selfless actions, helps me know that at least there is hope out there as the next generation of young women are being born.
Don’t forget to check out the Feminine Collective on there website, as well as Facebook and Twitter.