Keeping an Eye Out for Other Peoples Kids: Is Nanny-Shaming Ever Okay?

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“Have you seen this, too? A well-intentioned person posts a picture of a nanny to a Facebook moms’ group or to Nextdoor.com in an attempt to find the parents employing that caregiver. They’ve witnessed the nanny speaking to a child in a derogatory way, handling them roughly, or not paying much attention to them at all, and out of concern for the child’s well being, they take to the internet.

These posts are met with mixed reviews. Some people appreciate the diligence of the good samaritans, affirming, “I’d want to know if my nanny was treating my child this way.” Other people think it’s an invasion of privacy, since the nanny’s face, often the child’s, too, is shared to thousands of people without consent.” Here’s my two cents on how it should be handled. 

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To the Moms Who Got Kicked Out of ‘Bad Moms’ for Bringing Their Babies

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A trending news topics (and it’s debatable whether this should even be news) is that two moms were kicked out of a movie theatre for bringing their babies. Well, I’m glad they were. Here’s why.

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That Time I Was the Minority and Still Had Privilege

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“Maybe if people like me, safely cocooned inside, speak up about our advantages, we can show that the bubble really exists — that our success isn’t all self-made, but due in part (sometimes a large part) to our privileged station… So, here’s a little story about the time I was the minority, and I still had privilege, courtesy of my bubble.

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