Drug-Free or C-Section: Giving Birth Is the Least Important Thing You'll Do as a Mom

How important can birthing be to motherhood if someone else can do it for you and it doesn’t affect the way you mother at all? It is kind of an ordinary biological process when it comes down to it. And if that is the case, it can’t really matter that much to your baby if he or she is born au natural in a birth center, or if you’re opened up for retrieval. I can pretty much guarantee that your baby couldn't care less. The end result for them was the same. I’m not arguing that birth is not important. I’m just arguing that it is a moment. And it is a moment that, in the long run, doesn’t really matter to your baby at all....more
"I’m not arguing that birth is not important. I’m just arguing that it is a ... more

The Lies Parents Tell Themselves in Order to Survive

I did it this morning. I really did. I told myself a little white lie. Shame on me, right? So naughty... except... except... it helped. I felt better. What is this? Lies only make things worse, right? WRONG! ...more
@leahmsilverman I tell myself that one too...  :) more

10 Reasons Why Bathing in the Kiddie Pool Is a Bad Idea

10 Reasons Why Outside Kiddy Pool Time Should Not Double As Bath Time (and for all of you that are all like "Well, duh."... bite me.) 1. Bugs. As in, Mosquito bites where the sun don't shine. No bueno when one is dealing with a Disney Princess Pull-Up. ...more
@jo@blog-diggidy Thanks!  And you had a WAY bigger audience for your little one's "potty ... more

10 Reasons Why Bathing in the Kiddie Pool Is a Bad Idea

10 Reasons Why Outside Kiddy Pool Time Should Not Double As Bath Time (and for all of you that are all like "Well, duh."... bite me.) 1. Bugs. As in, Mosquito bites where the sun don't shine. No bueno when one is dealing with a Disney Princess Pull-Up. ...more
@mommyrant My husband will REALLY like this idea! more

10 Reasons Why Bathing in the Kiddie Pool Is a Bad Idea

10 Reasons Why Outside Kiddy Pool Time Should Not Double As Bath Time (and for all of you that are all like "Well, duh."... bite me.) 1. Bugs. As in, Mosquito bites where the sun don't shine. No bueno when one is dealing with a Disney Princess Pull-Up. ...more
@youarekiddingme You are just smarter than I am.  :) more

10 Reasons Why Bathing in the Kiddie Pool Is a Bad Idea

10 Reasons Why Outside Kiddy Pool Time Should Not Double As Bath Time (and for all of you that are all like "Well, duh."... bite me.) 1. Bugs. As in, Mosquito bites where the sun don't shine. No bueno when one is dealing with a Disney Princess Pull-Up. ...more
@jpage.manuel Yeah... the fence is a REALLY important part.  :)  No sense in getting loose to ... more

10 Reasons Why Bathing in the Kiddie Pool Is a Bad Idea

10 Reasons Why Outside Kiddy Pool Time Should Not Double As Bath Time (and for all of you that are all like "Well, duh."... bite me.) 1. Bugs. As in, Mosquito bites where the sun don't shine. No bueno when one is dealing with a Disney Princess Pull-Up. ...more
@JennaHatfield Yeah... I am NEVER trying this again.... more

I'm a PWM (Proud Working Mom)!

I am a PWM. (That's a Proud Working Mother for all of you out there.) Period. End of sentence. It may come as shock for some but there is no, "...but if I could afford it, I'd stay home." That's it. A PWM. Let that sink in. And you know what else? Even if I could afford it I wouldn't stay home with my kids. There! I said it! No guilt, no shame, just the truth. ...more
I love all the feedback here!  PWM, SAHM... whatever our choices or situations we all make good ... more

I'm a PWM (Proud Working Mom)!

I am a PWM. (That's a Proud Working Mother for all of you out there.) Period. End of sentence. It may come as shock for some but there is no, "...but if I could afford it, I'd stay home." That's it. A PWM. Let that sink in. And you know what else? Even if I could afford it I wouldn't stay home with my kids. There! I said it! No guilt, no shame, just the truth. ...more
@Victoria from BHBH Exactly! more

I'm a PWM (Proud Working Mom)!

I am a PWM. (That's a Proud Working Mother for all of you out there.) Period. End of sentence. It may come as shock for some but there is no, "...but if I could afford it, I'd stay home." That's it. A PWM. Let that sink in. And you know what else? Even if I could afford it I wouldn't stay home with my kids. There! I said it! No guilt, no shame, just the truth. ...more
@Parentingtip2go You are totally right about part of it!  It IS an aggressive defense of my ... more