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How Would You Feel?

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So a brand really likes the content you’ve created for them. They hire other bloggers to promote that content. I wake up to see my child’s photo on a social account of the last person I would ever want to associate myself with. In fact, while I was literally getting ready to give birth to Mia in the hospital in 2013 she was online tweeting and trying to destroy my business just as she has done for years, since Kaila was 2.

It wouldn’t be such a big deal if this woman didn’t harass me during TWO of my pregnancies making them both miserable for me. After the first pregnancy I listened to all the advice like “ignore it and it will stop” like I always had. It did not. It only got worse.

Last year in 2012 while I was in the hospital giving birth to my third child it happened again.  Online tweeting, I would think offline emailing, trying again to destroy the business I was working hard to build. How would you feel if your memories from pregnancy were of you crying about some stranger online who just wants to destroy you all because she was jealous of the relationship you had with your own sister? How would you feel if you were at the hospital with your husband and it’s one of the best days of your life and some stranger is again online tweeting and trying to destroy the business you have grown so your memory from that day is again you sitting there crying.

Not crying because you’re happy that you just gave birth to your child but crying because you just feel so helpless that some stranger can affect your life so badly. Crying because during one of the best times of your life a stranger was online telling lies and again trying to hurt every part of what’s important most in your life.  Really just ask yourself how would you feel? I know how I felt and everyone around me just said to ignore it and it would go away, but it didn’t not even on one of the best days of my life…..

As a mother I would never do that to another woman. I’ve grown up since this all started and I’m stronger now than I ever was before.

So I am asking them to have her not use my image, and told them they could even take off some payment I received for not using my image.

What would you do? 

4 Comments

  1. Tina on August 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Wow.. In all honesty I’m surprised she would even use your content on her site, although I imagine money was the driving factor there. I can’t offer any advice except to say do what you feel you need to to protect yourself. If the company truly values you they will be sympathetic to your request.

    Stay strong sister.. Like you said, this is your business and you have every right to protect it as you see fit.



  2. Heather Kelly on August 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I would copy and print out any and all information that she posted against you. And I would tell her that I had done so, and I would then tell her that your going to sue her for trying to ruin your business, for deformation of character, and for punitive damages that this has done to you and your family. I would have threatened to do that unless she took all of her bad tweeting and such about you down, and made a public apology to you on ALL of her pages, FB, Twitter, Pintrest, a post on her blog, etc.



    • Kristin on August 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

      I’m not trying to do all that I just want this person no way involved in anything that has to do with me and my life. I hired a lawyer and served her with a cease and desist and she laughed at it just as she has done. I have screenshots of everything she has done since I served the cease and desist.



  3. Becca @ Mama B on August 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Oh awful mama, I am so sorry you had/have to deal with something like that. People on the interwebz sure can suck.