If I'm Not a Homemaker, What Exactly Is My Title?

I was filling out an application for something the other day and I found myself stuck at the OCCUPATION section. In the past, I’ve always filled out either N/A or homemaker. (Even though for some reason this title causes my brain to short circuit. I mean, the word itself feels like a cop-out.) Now, I’m not saying that staying at home isn’t work or that the parent at home shouldn’t be showered with expensive gifts daily, I’m just stating that the word itself sucks. This post is NOT about the never-ending debate of who is a better mother depending on if they work or not. This post is about what I should be writing down for my job. What, exactly is my occupation? ...more
 @momstoryteller  I like the title Generational Engineer. I see business cards in our future. more

If I'm Not a Homemaker, What Exactly Is My Title?

I was filling out an application for something the other day and I found myself stuck at the OCCUPATION section. In the past, I’ve always filled out either N/A or homemaker. (Even though for some reason this title causes my brain to short circuit. I mean, the word itself feels like a cop-out.) Now, I’m not saying that staying at home isn’t work or that the parent at home shouldn’t be showered with expensive gifts daily, I’m just stating that the word itself sucks. This post is NOT about the never-ending debate of who is a better mother depending on if they work or not. This post is about what I should be writing down for my job. What, exactly is my occupation? ...more
 @beanandpie  Thanks for the encouragement, beanandpie! more

If I'm Not a Homemaker, What Exactly Is My Title?

I was filling out an application for something the other day and I found myself stuck at the OCCUPATION section. In the past, I’ve always filled out either N/A or homemaker. (Even though for some reason this title causes my brain to short circuit. I mean, the word itself feels like a cop-out.) Now, I’m not saying that staying at home isn’t work or that the parent at home shouldn’t be showered with expensive gifts daily, I’m just stating that the word itself sucks. This post is NOT about the never-ending debate of who is a better mother depending on if they work or not. This post is about what I should be writing down for my job. What, exactly is my occupation? ...more
 @FindingFruitThank you for your imput, FindingFruit. You got my gist!   more

If I'm Not a Homemaker, What Exactly Is My Title?

I was filling out an application for something the other day and I found myself stuck at the OCCUPATION section. In the past, I’ve always filled out either N/A or homemaker. (Even though for some reason this title causes my brain to short circuit. I mean, the word itself feels like a cop-out.) Now, I’m not saying that staying at home isn’t work or that the parent at home shouldn’t be showered with expensive gifts daily, I’m just stating that the word itself sucks. This post is NOT about the never-ending debate of who is a better mother depending on if they work or not. This post is about what I should be writing down for my job. What, exactly is my occupation? ...more
 @Katie TaylorThank you for your input, Katie.   more

If I'm Not a Homemaker, What Exactly Is My Title?

I was filling out an application for something the other day and I found myself stuck at the OCCUPATION section. In the past, I’ve always filled out either N/A or homemaker. (Even though for some reason this title causes my brain to short circuit. I mean, the word itself feels like a cop-out.) Now, I’m not saying that staying at home isn’t work or that the parent at home shouldn’t be showered with expensive gifts daily, I’m just stating that the word itself sucks. This post is NOT about the never-ending debate of who is a better mother depending on if they work or not. This post is about what I should be writing down for my job. What, exactly is my occupation? ...more
 @SunbonnetSmart.comThank you for your opinion, Sunbonnet. Although, I think you many need to ... more

Motherhood: The One Sure Way to Cure Self-Absorption

I was always one to indulge in the malaise of youth. I can't get out of bed. I hate Sundays. Then I had children. Suddenly I became a cipher. The person that I had to buy wrinkle cream and go to the gym and avoid dessert for (what an idiot) was absent. Which isn't to say that I lost myself but that I lost time for self-reflection. And it felt liberating. I didn't hate Sundays anymore BECAUSE I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY....more
I'm the same way. Totally agree with you there. I don't even brush my hair most days now. more

A Scary Twist on Underage Drinking: Serving Toddlers Margaritas

Next time you’re attempting to enjoy an evening out at a restaurant and some annoying toddler is being loud, talking to walls and generally ruining your dining experience, you might want to tell his parents to make sure there isn’t some booze in his sippy cup. No, really. An Applebee’s in Michigan recently served a margarita to a toddler. ...more

They also sell "jerky chew" at convenience stores that looks like cans of ... more