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Friday Funny: Couple Pose In Puppy “Newborn” Photo Shoot

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In support of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, we’re celebrating with an adorable puppy photo shoot.

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Australian couple, Matt Kay and Abby Lee, had some fun with the constant questions from family about when they are going to have a baby. The fun couple enlisted good friend Elisha Collins, a professional photographer who runs Elisha Minette Photography, to do a “newborn” photo shoot with Humphrey — their adorable puppy, posing as a newborn baby.

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The couple proudly posed with their pooch, even pushing him around in a stroller.

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It seems the “newborn” photo shoot has hit a nerve — the post has gone viral with over 27,000 likes and 12,000 shares on Facebook.

And since Collins garnered so much attention for her unique photos, she took to Facebook with a message to the masses.

“Making people smile & have a laugh was our intention for these images I posted yesterday of the ‘fake newborn shoot with a puppy’ and after reading alot of comments I feel we acheived that.
So thank you!!
So overwhelmed with how far this post has reached!! Thank you for all the likes, comments & shares!
Im so happy that at least 99% of you people have the same sense of humour as we do. As for the other 1%, lighten up a little!!”

I think this is great! What a cute idea for a young couple who are constantly hounded about having babies.

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Take a look through the entire photo shoot below. What do you think of the puppy pics? Ridiculous or enjoyable?

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It Went Viral: Dad Cheers When Son Chooses Ariel Doll

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The pressure to conform to gender norms starts at a very early age. We’ve all seen it – boy babies photographed with hockey sticks, baseball mitts, and dad’s favorite sports jerseys. On the flip side, we’ve also seen explosions of pink on baby girls. Either way you slice it, many parents don’t even realize they’re forcing their children to fit into the society-driven pink and blue boxes.

But one dad refuses to conform.

Mikki Willis of Ojai, Calif. hit the toy store with his 4-year-old son Azai. When the preschooler wanted to take home Ariel, the popular Little Mermaid doll, Willis didn’t skip a beat.

The California dad - who also has a younger son Zuri with wife Nadia – seized the moment and shot a video after their shopping adventure.

“This is what he chose, now how do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?” Willis asks while holding the Princess Ariel doll.

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Azai yells, “Yeah!” and his dad encourages the joyful outburst. Willis goes on to share a heartfelt message for his sons.

“I let my boys choose their life, that’s how mama and I, that’s how we are… Choose your expression, choose what you’re into, choose your sexuality,” the proud papa says. “You have my promise right now, both of you, forever to love you and accept you no matter what life you choose.”

Parenting done right!

I love that this video has since gone viral with more than 17 million views on Facebook. It just goes to show that people are questioning social norms and accepting diversity.

To see the inspirational video, click below…

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Unpopular Opinion: An Empowering Side Of The Ashley Madison Hack

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What would you do if your husband had an Ashley Madison account?

By now, you’ve heard about the website which connects married people who are seeking extramarital affairs.

The site boasts itself as “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters,” and “the most famous name in infidelity and married dating.”

And although it also claims to be a “secure site,” over 37 million (!) users have been leaked. Yes, now you too can see names, email addresses, physical descriptions, and detailed sexual preferences splattered across the web for all the world to gawk at.

From divorce proceedings, to unconfirmed suicides, to celebrity shaming, the repercussions are making headlines. And while many are applauding “The Impact Team” for hacking the cheaters, not everyone is slingin’ out the Hallelujahs and Amens.

The human cost to this online leak will continue for years to come. I can only imagine the embarrassment and shame on both sides of the equation. That said, some people are actually relieved about the breach.

Picture it: I’m at the San Fransisco International Airport after a fabulous girls’ getaway in the Napa Valley with some of my lifelong friends. While waiting to depart SFO, a text comes in from one of my BFFs back home.

“That SOB had a f*cking Ashley Madison account.”

My friend, who shall remain nameless, is now divorced. She goes on to say, “I always had a gut feeling he was cheating on me.”

As I reply with several foul words and poop emojis, I ask her if she plans to call him on it.

And her response left me surprised — and inspired.

“I’m disgusted to see his name on there – and I’m thrilled I didn’t walk away with herpes or something – but, oddly, it feels validating,” my friend says. “I always knew he was cheating, but he always denied it. Now I have the proof of what my intuition was telling me all those years.”

After I praise her for seeing the silver lining in this shocking reveal, she goes on to say he clearly deserves a “f*cking beating, but he’s not my problem anymore.”

SOUND OFF: Were you affected by the Ashley Madison hack? Please share your stories in the comments below.

P.S. to check if your spouse is on the list, click here.

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It Went Viral: Virginia Mom Blasts Josh Duggar, Pleads To Parents Of Daughters

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You go, girl!

Mom-of-two Jessica Kirkland took to Facebook to vent about the Duggar family.

MORE: Why I’m Disgusted With The Duggar Machine

Originally posted on Aug. 20, Kirkland’s post – which currently has over 230,000 shares and over 430,000 likes – comes in the wake of the most recent Josh Duggar scandal. After being busted for having an Ashley Madison account, Josh issued a Thursday statement admitting he had been unfaithful to his wife Anna and had an addiction to pornography.

MORE: What Can We Learn From The Josh Duggar Scandal?

As a result of this latest Duggar scandal, the Virginia mom delved into the predicament that Anna has found herself in. Kirkland goes on to challenge parents to “do better by our daughters.” Continue reading her powerful post below…

“I know everybody is laughing about this Josh Duggar story. Oh, a DUGGAR on Ashley Madison, it’s so rich! I wish more people would talk about Anna. I normally keep things light on Facebook, but let’s talk about Anna. Let me tell you: Anna Duggar is in the worst position she could possibly be in right now. Anna Duggar was crippled by her parents by receiving no education, having no work experience (or life experience, for that matter) and then was shackled to this loser because his family was famous in their religious circle. Anna Duggar was taught that her sole purpose in life, the most meaningful thing she could do, was to be chaste and proper, a devout wife, and a mother. Anna Duggar did that! Anna Duggar followed the rules that were imposed on her from the get-go and this is what she got in reward- a husband who she found out, in the span of 6 months, not only molested his own sisters, but was unfaithful to her in the most humiliating way possible. While she was fulfilling her “duty” of providing him with four children and raising them. She lived up to the standard that men set for her of being chaste and Godly and in return, the man who demanded this of her sought women who were the opposite. “Be this,” they told her. She was. It wasn’t enough.
What is Anna Duggar supposed to do? She can’t divorce because the religious environment she was brought up would blame her and ostracize her for it. Even if she would risk that, she has no education and no work experience to fall back on, so how does she support her kids? From where could she summon the ability to turn her back on everything she ever held to be sacred and safe? Her beliefs, the very thing she would turn to for comfort in this kind of crisis, are the VERY REASON she is in this predicament in the first place. How can she reconcile this? Her parents have utterly, utterly failed her. Think of this: somewhere, Anna Duggar is sitting in prayer, praying not for the strength to get out and stand on her own, but for the strength to stand by this man she is unfortunately married to. To lower herself so that he may rise up on her back.
As a mother of daughters, this makes me ill. Parents, WE MUST DO BETTER BY OUR DAUGHTERS. Boys, men, are born with power. Girls have to command it for themselves. They aren’t given it. They assume it and take it. But you have to teach them to do it, that they can do it. We HAVE to teach our daughters that they are not beholden to men like this. That they don’t have to marry a man their father deems “acceptable” and then stay married to that man long, long after he proved himself UNACCEPTABLE. Educate them. Empower them. Give them the tools they need to survive, on their own if they must. Josh Duggar should be cowering in fear of Anna Duggar right now. Cowering. He isn’t, but he should be. He should be quaking in fear that the house might fall down around them if he’s in the same room as she. Please, instill your daughters with the resolve to make a man cower if he must. To say “I don’t deserve this, and my children don’t deserve this.” I wish someone had ever, just once, told Anna she was capable of this. That she knew she is. As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.”

Preach!

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Josh and Anna, both 27, were wed in 2008 and have four children together: Mackynzie, 5, Michael, 4, Marcus 2, and Meredith, 1 month.

And although Anna’s own brother wants her to leave Josh, it sounds like she is standing by her man.

“My parents are preaching stay w him,” Anna’s brother Daniel Keller shared via Facebook. “There more interested in how there daughter getting a divorce will make then look then they are in trying to truly get josh some help and getting Anna and the kids out of there till he has gotten that help.”

He added: “She said she’s staying where she’s at. But I won’t stop trying to get that pig out of our family.”

SOUND OFF: What do you think about Kirkland’s viral open letter? 

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It Went Viral: Facebook Removes Image Of C-Section Scar

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This is offensive, Facebook?!

In a new photo that has gone viral, a 3-day-old baby is seen sleeping on her mother’s lap. But there’s something different about this photo that is causing quite a stir.

The image showcases the mother’s fresh scar from her C-section.

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Photographer Helen Carmina talks about the unique image.

“She wanted something to show that her biggest fear was what in the end saved both of them,” Carmina said of the mother’s emergency Cesarean. “I think she will see that scar and appreciate the life they were given.”

After Carmina posted this image on Facebook, it went viral. In fact, Facebook noticed the photo and decided to remove it, deeming it to be too offensive for the interwebs.

“Since Facebook has no contact details to dispute this I WILL re-post it,” Carmina writes. “For the people who dislike the image, just take a moment to consider the thousands of people around the world this image has helped. You needed only read the comments to see this. So instead of taking offence at it please just scroll past, ignore and let someone else take some peace and joy from something. There is too little of that in the world these days!!!”

Carmina goes on to say that the image is about celebrating womanhood and supporting our sisters.

“It’s not even about the image anymore, it’s about living in a world where it’s ok to support others and not feel alone, to see the beauty in something simple, natural and innocent,” Carmina adds. “Whether it’s breastfeeding, bumps, births or natural post baby bodies, I want people to embrace their differences and be proud because we are what makes this world beautiful!!”

SOUND OFF: What do you think about the image? Do you think it is offensive or inspirational?

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Awkward Family Vacation Photos

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HerScoop is headed to holidayland.

And before our big departure (sorry no posts again until Aug. 24), we’d like to share a little bit of vacation magic with you all.

In continuation of celebrate peoples’ awkwardness, let’s take a look at some hilarious holiday family photos.

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