A Black Mom Is Pregnant for the Fifth Time and She’s Not Here for the Haters

There are families all over TV who are celebrated for having a ton of kids. There are teenagers on cable television having two and three children before they’re old enough to drink. Religions push people into not using birth control with the argument that humans are meant to populate the (overpopulated) earth.

But listen, when black or brown people hit the town with their broods that include more than two or three littles, the judgment is quick and harsh.

They couldn’t possibly afford all of those children. They couldn’t possibly be a nuclear family? They must be a drain on society!

No.

And Leslie Lewis, a black mother of four and curator of the popular Instagram account @TheLewis_Show, just couldn’t keep quiet when people began to make snotty comments on her pregnancy announcement for their latest addition.

Leslie is married to her husband, Joe, and together they have two sons, two daughters, a scruffy dog, and one on. the way. They are ridiculously cute, usually in adorable, matching outfits (even the dog!), and she has a strong following – but the haters were ready to pounce on her post about #5 joining the crew.

“So, I don’t usually publicly address the Negative Nancys and Pouty Pauls that find it necessary to judge my life choices. BUT a number of ppl have been commenting and even having the nerve to send me DMs regarding my pregnancy… ‘I thought y’all was done?’ ‘How can y’all afford 5?’

Listen here! I am a married ADULT! I have one baby daddy (This post isn’t by any means intended to shame OR  offend anyone whose situation is different). I don’t appreciate getting messages about birth control and questions like ‘How did this happen?’ SEX…Sex is how it happened.”

Her post has grabbed 65,000 likes and tons of comments in support of her decision to speak up, more than a few of whom mentioned the divide between how large white families and large families of color are treated.

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HAPPY MONDAY 🤸🏾🎉💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 I first off we want to send a huge Thank You! To all of you that responded to our Yahoo Article. We received so many positive responses and over 3k DM’s, I wish I could respond to all of you personally, but I just don’t have the capacity. Some of them were so touching and a lot of you mentioned, “It’s not about race”- and I’m realizing that some people truly believe that but, unfortunately, because of that pesky systemic racism and oppression in our society ITS ALWAYS ABOUT RACE. From the comments about the Duggar’s, John and Kate plus 8, and the Goslings etc… it had us thinking. Reality TV, these networks and production companies would feed off the drama of a single parent household, or Joe being married to 4 different women ( but he lightweight is with all these hair changes and mood swings 🤔) and had a bad past. Y’all want me to be fighting on TV so bad, but as a family we refuse to be portrayed in that light. Sell our soul to the devil for a contract. No ma’am or sir. We don’t want to be on TV that bad. We believe the right doors will open at the right time and you all will tune in to the love and light we will continue to portray! BRING BACK The images of BLACK FAMILIES ✊🏽🗣 that was me yelling out loud my thoughts while typing this caption.. as I scrolled through our pics I realized, we are what ppl want to see but it’s too strong of an image to see on TV. We don’t have any real drama going on, damn it! Me:Joe let’s make some shit up to give the ppl what they want! Joe: F*** that! Me: My N!€€@ ✊🏽 #TheLewisFamily #marriedwithchildren #Sf #Influencers #Real #BlackLove #TheCoordiNatedFamily #OldNavy #Blue #Yellow #HelloMonday #FashionFamily

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“Tell ’em sis! The Duggars captured 2.3M viewers. Now when brown and black families have large families, folks and their microaggressions assume we are exploiting the system,” said one person.

“This is definitely a ppl of color issue. No one questions white women when they have large families, hell it’s encouraged but ppl are always policing our brown bodies,” agreed another.

When Leslie spoke with Yahoo Lifestyle, she said that one woman’s comment in particular encouraged her to speak up.

“The last straw was when another woman felt the need to send me really hurtful messages assuming I must be on welfare and how I should be on birth control, etc.”

Leslie would like to use her platform and her influence to help normalize the idea that people of color, and working-class families across the board, are allowed to – and always have had – larger families.

“I have learned to use my platform to uplift families and women of color, and to use the criticism as fuel to meet and exceed my personal and family goals! Maybe one day we will get a reality show since there’s no families of color with multiple kids on TV that people can relate to.”

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“We see pictures, we say goals, Bish I’m who they trying to be! – ~Cardi!”(who else started head- boppin?! Lol 😂) Real Talk .. Modeling your life after someone else’s will never work, especially when it comes to your relationship. I believe it’s a huge mistake to compare your partner to anyone else, that’s right ladies, not your brother, father, uncle, best friend…ANYONE. You have no idea what your favorite couples have gone through behind closed doors, what pain and dark moments they had to endure. Even the most beautiful “perfect” couples have made countless sacrifices and compromises to ensure the success of their marriages. We have been together for almost 2 decades, no one can imagine what Joe and I have been through that got us to this point in our relationship and it’s not over! It’s like your favorite songs, you play over and over but never realize the amount of studio time it took to polish it up. Love is so much more than a word, it is a multi-layered commitment to another person, I like to use Live Over Various Events,L.O.V.E…see what i did there? LOL. It’s a shitload of time, giving, FORgiving, learning, growing and patience. Joe can attest to my resilience, my support, my love, my cries, my laughs and my crazy psycho Cancer moments that he’s gotten used to…mostly. I have learned to get through his ignoring moments, being less affectionate than what I’m used to, leaving all the water on the bathroom sink and all the clothes on the side of the bed 😫 Send Help! This shit just didn’t happen over night, we are not a ‘one hit wonder’. We are the real thing, and after 18 years, we are still learning, evolving, and loving US. Every couple has to find their own groove and this is ours. #AnsweredPrayers #MyFamily #MeetTheLewis’ #HappyMonday #Message #BlackLove #CoordinatedFamily #BabyBumpin #Pink #Burgundy #Mauve Photo: @acktionemmages 📸

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I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely be on board to watch these cuties (plus the little girl that’s coming soon!) run around being adorable and changing perceptions all over the world.

Do you think she was right to call out the haters? Why do you suppose people of color have to deal with more judgment surrounding a decision to have many kids? Let’s discuss in the comments!

Or, you know, we can also just talk about which of her family’s outfits are the best, but that road would be long and winding and never end, I fear!

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A Woman Got Feedback After Claiming She Was “Raised to Take Care of Her Husband”

Let’s just say up front that everyone’s relationship roles and dynamics are different, and if both partners are happy and fulfilled and it works for them, it’s no one’s business.

That said, once you put your business on Twitter and also use a somewhat judgy and sanctimonious tone that suggests your way is the right and good way and everyone else is dumb, well…expect feedback.

Twitter user Brylea Kay sent this tweet, claiming that she was raised to be an “old fashioned” wife who took care of her husband and made him dinner and cleaned the house, et al.

Let’s first point out that, due to her wording, we can assume dear Brylea has never been married (or added kids to the mix), so we will have to assume she’s like those people who have opinions on parenting before they attempt to tackle it themselves.

People had some thoughts.

Some excellent GIFS.

And just some plain hilarious responses to this dear heart thinking she knows anything about what it takes to stay happily married to another person who turns out to be way more annoying than you thought.

I mean, I kind of just want to give her a hug and tell her to get back to me in 15 years.

What do you think? Were people right? Piling on? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

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Ideas That Sounded Pretty Dumb But Were Pulled Off Perfectly

Do you ever get an idea that you think is totally awesoe but you don’t follow through with it because it sounds kind of silly?

Well, don’t listen to the doubters! You can pull it off!

These folks certainly did. Let’s see what they came up with.

1. That is great.

His and hers wedding cake from ATBGE

2. Read the fine print.

Conor McGregor’s suit of "Fuck you" from ATBGE

3. Very cool.

Grasshopper-Shaped locomotives stacked on top of each to create a diner in South Korean. from ATBGE

4. Hey, it worked!

Beaded hair portrait from ATBGE

5. Actually looks pretty cool.

this silica gel bag from ATBGE

6. My heart will go on.

This Titanic blow up slide. from ATBGE

7. Wear them with pride.

These Campbell’s tomato soup shoes I received for Christmas years ago. from ATBGE

8. Won’t miss this car on the street.

This car entirely colored with highlighters from mildlyinteresting

9. Nerd alert!

Brain winter hat. from pics

10. For all the hipsters out there.

This sweater from ATBGE

11. I might need to get this tattoo.

Lenny and Carl Yin Yang tattoo from ATBGE

12. Are you thirsty?

This cockroach cappuccino from ATBGE

Pretty cool, huh?

Have you ever created something like the items above that sounded wild but was pulled off?

Tell us all about it in the comments!

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This Strangely Compelling TikTok Video Explains Why Women Get Period Cramps

There are way too FEW men in this world who are taught about the female reproductive system, and not nearly enough who take it upon themselves to learn, either. They make faces and ewww when their sisters, friends, or partners talk about their periods or all of the crap that goes along with it.

They brave delivery rooms, but only because they feel as if they have to, and the things they see in there they don’t want to discuss or really remember at all.

Understanding and education are important, though, especially if we ever hope to totally dispel the odd but persistent cultural idea that menstruation – the thing that allows for the survival of the species – is somehow any dirtier or grosser than any other human bodily function.

Enter TikTok, the latest “it” social media platform for the younger set – and this really interesting, educational video on why women get cramps along with their monthly period.

@instituteofhumananatomyPERIOD CRAMPS!! Swipe over to our bio page to find our YouTube channel! #period #science #biology #education #todaywelearned #youshouldknow♬ original sound – instituteofhumananatomy

The video, which has 4 million views and counting, was posted by The Institute of Human Anatomy, run by physician’s assistant Jonathan Bennion, MBA Jeremy Jones, and massage therapist Justin Cottle. The vid is definitely in line with their mission of educating the public about human anatomical functions.

Jeremy Jones spoke with Buzzfeed about their business and mission.

“We believe that people should have access to this knowledge in order to help them better understand how their body works, make informed choices about their health, and to inspire people to pursue careers that will help other people live happy and healthy lives.”

He also said this particular video was inspired by the fact that they get many, many questions about the female menstrual cycle from both men and women.

“Women obviously have to deal with this frequently, so we thought it would be great to explain what was going on during just one part of this cycle.”

Which is awesome, because even though it’s true that men largely are not educated, the sad truth is that there are also women out there who don’t understand how their bodies work and why they do what they do.

If we expect people to be responsible for the functions and products of their own bodies, the least we can do is make sure they understand how they work, and what the consequences of certain actions will always be.

Don’t you think?

Thanks, TikTok!

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These Funny Cakes All Got Completely Wrecked

Yikes…you might want to cover your eyes.

Cakes are supposed to be innocent harbingers of sugar and candles and fun, but sometimes, things don’t go exactly as planned.

Either that, or someone upstairs has a hilarious sense of humor.

Just take a look at these 12 cakes and see if you don’t agree.

13. They tried to fix it with the blue outline but nope.

We asked them to draw a fish on my grandfather’s cookie cake… from cakefails

12. I mean, they got the point across, no?

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11. I’m sure it was still delicious.

10. Yeah, no, the sprinkles didn’t really help.

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9. It makes it better that CURT is only 8.

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8. I don’t even want to know what’s going on here.

So went to kids birthday party today and this was the cake. There is something not quite right about this cake.

7. OMG stop it.

"Here’s the image for the cake" from funny

6. I’m going to need some more details. Like all of them.

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5. I can’t decide if this is brilliant or awful.

https://draculify.tumblr.com/post/98351572797/theladypipsqueak-salparadisewasright

4. Ms. Potts is judging you HARD.

3. Has this cake been…used?

I accidentally made a butthole cake. from funny

2. Taking a Tumblr post to a whole new level.

https://breeblurg33.tumblr.com/post/107791936176/erisender-my-birthday-cake-this-year-based-off

1. This is actually pretty impressive.

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These are killing me. If I’d gotten one of these, I don’t even think I would have been mad.

Has something like this happened to you? Did you have an accidentally hilarious cake?

Share a picture with us in the comments!

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These Funny Cakes All Got Completely Wrecked

Yikes…you might want to cover your eyes.

Cakes are supposed to be innocent harbingers of sugar and candles and fun, but sometimes, things don’t go exactly as planned.

Either that, or someone upstairs has a hilarious sense of humor.

Just take a look at these 12 cakes and see if you don’t agree.

13. They tried to fix it with the blue outline but nope.

We asked them to draw a fish on my grandfather’s cookie cake… from cakefails

12. I mean, they got the point across, no?

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11. I’m sure it was still delicious.

10. Yeah, no, the sprinkles didn’t really help.

https://stability.tumblr.com/post/101090999691/tocifer-ryyde-i-was-trying-to-make-my-friend

9. It makes it better that CURT is only 8.

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8. I don’t even want to know what’s going on here.

So went to kids birthday party today and this was the cake. There is something not quite right about this cake.

7. OMG stop it.

"Here’s the image for the cake" from funny

6. I’m going to need some more details. Like all of them.

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5. I can’t decide if this is brilliant or awful.

https://draculify.tumblr.com/post/98351572797/theladypipsqueak-salparadisewasright

4. Ms. Potts is judging you HARD.

3. Has this cake been…used?

I accidentally made a butthole cake. from funny

2. Taking a Tumblr post to a whole new level.

https://breeblurg33.tumblr.com/post/107791936176/erisender-my-birthday-cake-this-year-based-off

1. This is actually pretty impressive.

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These are killing me. If I’d gotten one of these, I don’t even think I would have been mad.

Has something like this happened to you? Did you have an accidentally hilarious cake?

Share a picture with us in the comments!

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These Newly-Adopted Animals Should Make You Smile

There’s almost nothing on this planet that makes me happier than seeing a newly-adopted animal that is obviously bursting with joy.

You can tell by their faces that they are relieved and happy to be in a loving home and it’s about as pure as pure gets.

Let’s meet these newly-adopted pets!

1. Already in love.

My friend got her old cat a kitten! They really love each other from aww

2. Oh, I’m sure she’ll be just fine.

This Cat. Perdita. Called "the world’s worst" and "just a jerk" was finally adopted from an animal rescue in Spruce Pine, N.C. "Not for the faint of heart," and doesn’t like hugs, she is not good with kittens, children or dogs, either. She could be so troublesome the shelter agreed to waive the fee from aww

3. A senior dog.

My dad (who’s not a dog person) recently adopted a senior dog while his wife was looking at puppies. "I just couldn’t stand to imagine him alone at that age," he said. Meet his new goodest boi "Rock!" from aww

4. Meet your little sister.

My cat had anxiety issues, so we adopted a little sister for him. from aww

5. Yours forever.

This girl was rescued and we have been fostering her for about 5 months. With a big adoption event for our rescue coming up we decided we couldn’t let her go to someone else and decided to make her our Furever Valentine. She has her quirks but has been an overall great girl for us. from aww

6. Make yourself at home.

Adopted this little guy from a shelter. He ate a ton of food and made himself right at home; I think he likes it here. from aww

7. Hello, Ruby!

Have grown up with cats for the majority of my 31 years on this Earth, but this is the first one I get to call my own. Meet Ruby. from cats

8. A little angel.

Today i adopted Gracie. from aww

9. They make life better.

Life has been a little better with my new gal. from cats

10. He is very handsome.

Went to the pound just to see look. An hour later we left with this handsome gentleman. Meet Murphy from aww

11. All up in the camera.

Say ‘Hi’ to our adopted cutie Billie from aww

12. How adorable.

I’m her eyes and she is my heart . from cats

13. She’s getting adjusted.

Adopted her today! Finally peeking out of the couch. from aww

14. Your new best friend!

Adopted this girl from the Humane Socity from aww

Those photos make my heart sing!

Do you have an adopted pet that you are totally in love with?

Well, don’t be shy! Share some pics in the comments and introduce us to them!

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People Shared the Most Interesting Random Facts They Know

Twitter can be a real cesspool of terrible news sometimes, but once in a while it really gives us a great thread full of great information.

And this thread is a great example!

This tweet got the ball rolling.

And then the responses poured in. Here are 13 of the best.

1. They are cute, though.

2. Think about that one…

3. Just for you.

4. I’m not trying to kill you.

5. Elvis will never die!

6. Wooly males.

7. Just in case.

8. Times have changed.

9. Who will be the winner?

10. That is mindblowing.

11. Mystery flavors.

12. Isn’t that something?

13. This changes my entire childhood!


Those are great! I feel like I learned something today!

Okay, now it’s your turn, our dear readers. What is the most random, most interesting fact that you know?

Let us know in the comments. Please and thank you!

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Funny and Painful Tweets About the Misery of Working

There’s no way around it: work sucks. There’s no way around it, we all have to do it, and we’re all gonna do it FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

But, if we can’t laugh at the hardships (and misery) in our lives, then what the heck are we doing on this planet?

So enjoy these funny tweets about jobs. And keep working, keep laughing, and try your best not to be too miserable.

1. Never be THAT GUY.

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2. Sounds good in theory.

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3. It definitely did not.

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4. It’s their fault.

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5. I’m sorry that I exist…

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6. Not quite the same, is it?

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7. I’d read this blog.

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8. Hmmmm…no thanks.

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9. Fight to the death.

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10. Plant the seed early.

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11. Tend to overdo it a bit.

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12. Might be a while…

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13. Mostly sleeping.

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It’s so funny that it hurts…literally.

Okay, you had your fun, now it’s time to get back to the daily grind.

But before you do that, give us a quick work update! How’s it going? Let us know in the comments. We won’t tell your boss!

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Funny Memes About Being An Introvert

You can be “social” on the Internet and find your tribe without having to go out in public, or you know, talk when you don’t want to.

Introverts aren’t actually just shy people – they’re people who need to recharge by being alone with a book, television show, a hot bath, or their own thoughts – and if any or all of that describes you, you’re going to enjoy these 12 spot-on memes.

12. What do you want from me?

11. If “peopley” isn’t in the Dictionary, it will be soon.

10. It’s the only logical reaction.

9. Unfortunately you can only control one of those things.

8. The brown part should be even smaller.

7. So…every time I go out?

6. Answer: no one answers the door, only monsters come over unannounced.

5. It’s a delicate balance, this life.

4. The only way to ride.

3. I hope you have an awesome food delivery person.

2. Don’t look at me don’t look at me don’t look at me…

1. Don’t leave me.

I am a total introvert and so is my husband – here’s hoping our boys don’t turn out to be extroverts!

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? How does it affect your daily life?

Let’s talk about it in the comments!

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