I Am Finley


Hipster Baby Names × 5


Parents Danielle and Adam and big sister Blayke are now a family of eight. The babies are named Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Olivia Marie, Parker Kate and Riley Paige.


I don't know what I would do if I had 5 more girls. Having one is enough for now. Told Nikki that we are having 5 boys for every 1 girl. So if we have quintuplets next, which I am a twin, they had better be all boys. Now I need 4 more boy names. Oliver, Bruce, Bartholomew, and Harold. Done. If you did’t know, our daughter is Charlotte Meara, her middle name taken from the wife of Aquaman, Queen of Atlantis. Her first is taken from a famous web designer.


I’m Sick With Rage


The mother, Michelle Wilkins, answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes on March 18.

When she arrived at the purported seller's home in Longmont, she was attacked, beaten, cut open and her fetus was removed. The baby did not survive.1

The horror of this act is incredible. But more over:

After the attack, prosecutors said it may be hard to muster a murder charge. Colorado state law does not recognize a fetus as a person, unless it is capable of surviving for a period of time outside the womb, a prosecutor said then.1

Colorado doesn’t consider a unborn baby a person. This is because of abortion supporters, “pro-choicers.” You want the law to protect your “choice” to rip your unborn child from your womb, limb-from-limb, and not be called the murderer that you are, but the consequence is that women can be brutally attacked and have their unborn children removed by force and the only charge that can be brought against their attacker is “unlawful termination of a pregnancy”2 and assault charges against the mother. Because you want the choice to murder your child, anyone can murder an unborn child and get away with it.

This is fucked up.


New Trend? Let Your Kids Play Alone, Get Arrested.


In an age of Amber alerts and a constant culture of fear propaganda, helicopter parents cause us to imagine these stats are opposite. We’ve imagined and created dangers and fears where they simply don’t exist. Our kids suffer because of it. We should be parenting from a position of trust, not hard-wiring them for a life of fear.

New Trend? Let Your Kids Play Alone, Get Arrested., GeekDad

When I was a teenager, I road my bike to school once or twice a year. I lived outside of town in the farmlands of southern Illinois, so that trek was 7.5 miles of hilly country roads in the middle of nowhere out to one major highway. I was around fourteen and completely unsupervised, though often with my twin brother. This was only fourteen years ago.

In fact, violent crime is half of what it was just 20 years ago. Yet, parents live in constant fear that something horrible is about to happen to their kids.

Yeah, crime is at an all-time low, yet parents are in complete freakout.

But why do so many people feel this will happen to them? Internet posts and the 24-hour news cycle have created the illusion that pedophiles and kidnappers lurk just around every corner.

I’d go further. It used to be said that it takes a village to raise a child. In the village I grew up in, everyone knew my parents. They went to school with them, church with them, and were friends with them. If I didn’t tell my parents when I did something stupid, all likelihood pointed at them hearing it through the grapevine. It used to be that we trusted our neighbors to help with our children. Now we seldom know them. What’s worse, when our neighbors see our kids unsupervised, they call the cops. So now we fear what our neighbors think about our parenting. We’ve forsaken the village that could help with our children for fear.