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September 25, 2009

Frivolous Friday Blogging

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been reading baby websites. I started with the obvious ones, Baby Center and The Bump. And they’re fine, very informative, everyone on there is so cute with their inspirational stories and their love for their children and are just brimming with excitement at the mere thought of being alive. And don’t get me wrong, I brim, I do. Just not out loud like that.

So then I found Urban Baby. It’s a baby site for New Yorkers. It’s dark, it’s sarcastic, people explode in jealous rages, some confess they hate their spouse and children. I want nothing to do with these people and yet I can’t stop visiting the site. (Oh, and sidenote, it’s anonymous, making it really off-the-dial nutso). It’s very similar to my affection for the show “Cheaters”. When it’s on, I can’t look away.

I think this post, about a family of 4 just scraping by on 350k in NYC, or this one about what to say to single friends who-gasp-are in their 30’s and single are classic examples. The premise of both posts are ridiculous enough, but the comments, oh the comments. Anyway, check it out if you want to see crazy New Yorkers be all public about it. I know I do.

Posted by Karol at 01:10 PM |
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There’s a couple of websites where little crying babies actually write blog posts—you should check them out.
huffingtonpost.com
dailykos.com

Posted by: IamTheWalrus at September 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm

it would be funny if it weren’t you know? but addictive…oh so addictive.

Posted by: sara at September 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

My fave baby site, and a good warning of what to avoid:
stfuparents.tumblr.com

Posted by: J.R. Taylor at September 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I love the urban parents thing.
First I read the one about spanking.
Consensus was split, but lots of “Evil!!!!!” comments.
Then, I went to the Roman Polanski thread.
It could just be my perception, but it sure seemed to me that people were more violently against spanking than what Polanski did.
And people say we’re not in The Funniest End of Civilization Ever.

Posted by: Veeshir at September 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm
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