I met this lady on facebook who wrote a little book about a black girl. She said sales are low–I said if there’s one thing Tumblr loves it’s empowering little black girls. So I’m here to share about it (it’s apparently an entire series), check her out on Amazon, help a black written children’s book!

Please purchase the story here or contact the author on Facebook for more information.


Makes you wonder who wrote it, doesn’t it?

What about a Tony who desperately wants kids.

A Tony who believes and even knows he can and will do better than Howard. A Tony who wants to love a little tiny human so unapologetically, so unconditionally that all the love hurts him.

Tony who doesn’t only go to hospitals with his armours and reporters but who comes back, unobtrusive and quiet, to talk to the kids again.

Who doesn’t pay special attention to the bright clever kids, because those who are not as clever are just as important, and he loves all of them; no matter if they talk science with him or if they talk excitedly about their stuffed animals.

Give me a Tony who knows how to handle babies; knows how to hold them, how to support their heads, how to rock them to sleep. He can change the diapers, give them the bottle and if they barf up all over him he laughs and pats their backs and talks soothingly to them.

Just give me a Tony who was ready for kids years ago, who thought about being a dad since the first time he held one. A Tony who so desperately wants to be a dad, wants to love with all his heart and be unconditionally adored back that he aches with it.


If there monsters lurking under your bed or hiding in your closet, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Enough people suffer from bedroom monsters (granted, most of them are pretty little) that Jeff and Josslyn Dodds, a father-daughter team of pharmacists working at Barrett Pharmacy in Watford City, North Dakota created an awesome solution to banish those fearsome nighttime pests. It’s called Monster Spray and it’s a blue potion that comes in an official-looking medicinal spray bottle.

The instructions on the label are simple: ‘Spray around the room at night before bed, repeat if necessary.’ Each bottle is good for 120 spray and comes with one refill. The best part is that Monster Spray really seems to work.

Barrett has used it to cure a handful of children with monster-fears. “It’s 100 percent safe and it works amazingly,” said Josslyn. “It really seems to get rid of the monsters.” According to the parents who have used it, it’s the realistic prescription bottle that convinces their children.

“I had to put it in a prescription bottle,” said Austin Johnson, a pharmacy technician at Barrett. The idea for Monster Spray came about when Johnson’s friend had trouble getting her kid to sleep because of the monsters. “She wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn’t come from the pharmacy with the label.” The friend’s 6-year-old daughter sprayed the medicine for three nights before believing that her room was truly monster-free.

So watch out sneaky monsters. Your days nights of are numbered.

[via Oddity Central]