Even when Nicole posts articles about parenting that she thinks will bolster her carefully crafted image of “Mother of the Year”, she is so disconnected from reality that she does not see that the articles invariably show her up as a failure.
Fun fact: they did win the Ranker contest for “Absolute Worst Parents of the Year 2015”.
Take the above article Nicole posted from Renegade Mothering. If you just skim Nicole’s post you can almost hear Nicole patting herself on the back and telling herself, and you, that she is perfectly justified in her abject failure as a mother. Then you open the article and read it, something Nicole has admitted she rarely, if ever, does.
She should have read it. The blog authoress lays out just what her responsibilities as a mother are.
Let us compare these responsibilities to Nicole’s reality.
If by provide for you mean beg, borrow and steal, then Joe and Nicole have got this one.
Begging seems to be a way of life with these two. Everyone is probably familiar with the viral big payday. I believe this one brought in close to $45,000.
Fun fact: doesn’t appear that they adhered to the below list of expenditures for that money, but hey, they will tell you, it’s none of your business how they spent your hard earned cash. Sadly, they are right. They can pretty much tell you whatever story they think will milk the most money from you, and then do what they want. It’s become an ever increasing problem with unregulated personal charitable donations.
You didn’t think there was just one GoFundMe did you? There are, have been, and will probably continue to be all kinds of ways for them to get that last dollar from your pocket. They have been at this for so long, there are so many examples to choose from, I could only include a small percentage.
Lookee here. They can even get other people to raise funds for them. Their dear online friend, fellow Voluntaryist, spokesperson and all around swell guy, Pace Ellsworth, has been very active in both their cause, their fundraising and even her business. Even on his business page he is asking for donations for them to “pay off their land”.
“Send us more money.” What? You feel uncomfortable sending strangers money? Not a problem, they take goods too. They are not going to sit idly by and let that whole vast untapped market of potential donors pass them by. No siree. They have even mastered the art of subtle begging. Child’s birthday? Or maybe the child is just feeling blue? This cute book would make him so happy. Just click the little picture and it will bring you straight to a wish list of hundreds of things Nicole and the kids want. They did a similar subtle beg for seeds when posting photographs of the children working hard on the garden meant to sustain the poor dears, but how many photographs can I post in one blog post.
Why bless her heart, as if anyone could stop this juggernaut of online begging. It appears to be the only full time continuous profession they work. It also appears as if some force has hindered their recent money flow from strangers on the Internet.
Cash, Bitcoin, goods, repurposed whatever, they will gladly accept it all. Fun fact: this is before the children were removed. This is self sustained living off the grid at its finest according to Nicole and Joe.
Hey, even a dollar. You’re a stranger? No problem, just say you are a friend or family so they can squeeze every penny out of this.
As regards “borrow” or steal please see the previous post about water. Like a bad neighbor, the Nauglers are there, helping themselves to your water and who knows what else.
Fun Fact: Pace Ellsworth also set up a donation page after the birth of the last baby for baby stuff and additional insulation for the shop.
Nurture is a more subjective concept, hard to quantify with photographs. So just let me leave this photograph here. Almost all the children are sick with food poisoning, well that is what Nicole wrote. Luckily one or two of the children didn’t eat the rancid pancakes and are not sick so they can nurse the sick ones laying outside on the ground, and bring them water. The goats help too, I suppose they are eating up the vomit? Nicole is too busy taking photographs and writing about how this will teach the kids to ask her before they eat something.
Fun fact: Nicole actually claims to have cooked that day. Pancakes, that Nicole says made the children ill.
There is nothing as luxurious as putting on nice clean clothes straight from the dryer. This is not like that. Not even close.
Fun Fact: Nicole advertised a clothes swap on her pages.
Bonus, you even get to write your name on your very own dirty laundry basket that holds your supposedly clean clothes.
Joe and Nicole haven’t been very successful in the grow your own food department. They rely on the children to plan, build, plant and care for the garden with little to no guidance, because “unschooling”. Let’s face it, starvation is a mighty motivator. For a more in depth look at the issue, click here.
Animal husbandry, another failed endeavor. There have been photographs and posts about rabbits and chickens. A few photographs here and there of newly hatched chicks. Followed by posts about how the rabbits and chickens have been eaten by their dogs, again. So many plans, so little execution of those plans, nor for that matter, success. The goats? There is a separate blog post for them too.
Fun fact: Joe and Nicole sneak off for fast food.
First let’s take a peek at Joe and Nicole’s custom kitchen. Talk about well thought out and executed facilities. Isn’t it Pinterest worthy? It gets better. Remember Nicole doesn’t like to cook, so rarely, if ever — does. Joe seems to whip up a can of chili every once in a blue moon. The children do the majority of the cooking in this rugged outdoor kitchen. Even the littles have been photographed sweating and cooking over this lovely open fire pit of potential explosion.
Here is an example of one of the meals cooked for the family by the children. They’re just children so cut them some slack. It’s not like their mother is teaching them or anything, you know, that unschooling thing again.
Plus there is only so much you can magically wizard into edible food when all you have is botulism in an unidentified can.
It could be worse. After all they do have a wide assortment of mystery cans to choose from. Thank goodness for the free food pantry and the kindness of strangers.
I have no words, but I don’t need any. As they say, every picture tells a story.
Fun fact: only Joe and Nicole had a mattress, the children got plywood. They also got mud for Christmas.
Joe and Nicole throw around words and concepts such as homeschooling and unschooling. Taking the children to the shop to wash dogs, unschooling lesson. Having a child do the books for the business, unschooling. Ordering things from a business catalog, yup, more unschooling. Building a doorless hut for the shit buckets, you’ve got it, unschooling.
If you glance at this post, it almost looks impressive.
Then you look at it a little closer. Nicole can’t tell you how the children learned to read or to do math? No, I suppose parenting isn’t hard at all, if you’re not actually doing it. The really frightening thing about this post though, doesn’t have to do with education, it has to do with problem resolution. Nicole handles it the same way she does with a friend or neighbor. I’m just leaving that be for right now. Future blog posts will enlighten everyone as to why I find this so chilling.
Well, there you go. She doesn’t teach them to read because she finds it can’t be taught.
Well, she did notice this child could read. Of course she did. The child was reading her Facebook comments, something extremely necessary to Nicole’s very survival and validation. How excited Nicole must have been, another fan.
Don’t be too alarmed. See, her children can write. She had them write the state on why they don’t need no stinking education. Well, okay, not exactly compose it, they copied it from the HSLDA. Extra bonus points, Nicole did throw in a little unschooling lesson about screwing the man.
Fun Fact: Joe and Nicole aren’t too well versed in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Same goes for math, history, politics, etc… Joe also claims to have earned an AA from the University of Phoenix and to have done in depth studies in psychology that have been rejected by the mainstream, because, oh screw it even I can’t type this with a straight face, he’s a controversial genius.
JOE, aka FATHER:
I haven’t written much about Joe and his parenting skills. That would be because Joe just doesn’t appear to do much. Fatherhood, I suspect everyone will agree, is more than being a sperm donor then retiring to sit on your ass getting high and watching your children do all the work. I have heard from several reliable first hand witnesses that he does scream orders at the children peppered with an occasional, some have said frequent, observation that they are “stupid fuckers”. As to Joe’s eldest son, Joe’s rights were terminated, which is no easy feat. That young man has publicly stated that Joe abused him physically, emotionally and sexually. That young man is grown now, and Joe still hasn’t paid off his back due child support for the short time he was obligated to support the child. Meh, I don’t see Joe getting father of the year anytime soon, unless the award is for quantity and not quality of parenting.
The Renegade Mothering blog writer ends her post with this advice. You shouldn’t care, unless of course, you rely on the kindness of strangers to financially support all your poor decisions, abject failures and nearly a dozen children.
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