Please Don't Give Me a Push Present, UNLESS...

I found the topic of push presents, or push gifts, to be rather materialistic in nature.  I, still, can't quite grasp the idea that a woman should receive some fancy trinket or bauble because she has given (or will give) birth to a baby, which, more than likely, SHE wanted in the first place.I say these things as a mother of one and currently expecting my second.  With my first pregnancy, I enjoyed it rather immensely and I was just so excited to be having a baby that gifts other than what we needed for the baby never even came to mind.  I carried and delivered a baby because that is what I wanted to do.  No one forced me to have a baby.  I wasn't doing it out of guilt or obligation.  I was having a baby because it was a dream of mine for as long as I could remember....more

Enough With The Push Presents!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I was recently annoyed by the whole idea of the smash cake, and found some validation on your blog. Now I'm prompted to ask if you've heard the term "push present." Yuck! While I think that giving your wife a gift on the birth of a child is a lovely thing, I find the term "push present" to be very off-putting. It doesn't help that I was introduced to both of these terms by my adorable and beloved sister-in-law... but this stuff drives me nuts....more
oh and smash cakes...don't even get me started!more

Pregnancy—It Ain’t What it Used to Be

(To see the illustration for this post click on "A Rolling Crone"below) Women have been getting pregnant and birthing babies ever since Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel, and you’d think every woman’s experience of pregnancy was fairly similar, but I’ve recently learned that there are lots of new-fangled aspects to being pregnant that I never heard of back in the 1970’s when I gave birth to three children spaced three years apart. ...more