When Your Job Turns You into a Temporary Single Parent

My husband has been coming down every couple weeks and taking Doug skiing up north. Which was tough the first time, but a lot easier the second, when I actually enjoyed my day and a half on my own. My mom and brother come down to visit about once a month, and now that the weather is getting better, we’ll be taking day trips to finish packing up the MA house to get it on the market. So, I’m somewhat sort of single right now, but I’m getting to be a full time mom and that’s worth everything to me. ...more

I can relate to this. My partner works in the craft beer industry and needs to be located ... more

The Similac Recall and Why Breast is Not Always Best

I wrote two posts this week about breastfeeding in reaction to a post about the "breast is best" campaign: one titled, "Breast is Not Best" and the other titled "Breast Bitch." It was a week that at first seemed fairly quiet on the parenting wars front -- and then the Similac recall bomb was dropped. And in a week in which my breastfeeding posts would have simply been my request to stop using supremacy language in regard to a bodily function that is outside a person's control, it became a gathering spot to see, "see, see, breast is best!" ...more

Oddly enough I felt no anger reading your post.. That for me is a real revelation. In the days ... more

How Are Vaginas Supposed To Smell?

With nicknames like "Fish Taco," it's no wonder we freak out. Many women I meet absolutely despise their vaginas, as if they completely buy into whatever childhood messages they were fed about how the vagina is "dirty" and "bad." For these women, any odor wafting up from down there acts as a big stinky banner of how much they hate their girlness. With vagina nicknames such as "fish taco," "crotch mackerel," "cod canal," "fish factory," "fuzzy lap flounder," "tuna town," and "raw oyster," it’s no wonder we worry about how we smell. ...more

I was raised that bad smells equal bad health. If you're smelling like a "fish taco" and your ... more

How Are Vaginas Supposed To Smell?

With nicknames like "Fish Taco," it's no wonder we freak out. Many women I meet absolutely despise their vaginas, as if they completely buy into whatever childhood messages they were fed about how the vagina is "dirty" and "bad." For these women, any odor wafting up from down there acts as a big stinky banner of how much they hate their girlness. With vagina nicknames such as "fish taco," "crotch mackerel," "cod canal," "fish factory," "fuzzy lap flounder," "tuna town," and "raw oyster," it’s no wonder we worry about how we smell. ...more

I just want to say vagina to you over and over again now... more

So You Think People on Welfare Shouldn't Own Cell Phones?

As you see by the title of my blog page, yes, yes I am a welfare mother. There is a misconception that all people on welfare are lazy, drug addicted, uneducated, dregs of society. Well I am here to tell you that misconception needs to be changed. The simple facts of the matter are that many people like me on welfare are single working moms. ...more

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In the days of livejournal this was a common ... more

Show and Tell: NieNie Asks ... What Are You Doing Right Now?

Hey, it's Monday -- time to share the themed pictures of the week. ...more

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(Introduce Yourself!) Kudos to the working Mommies!

Hello everyone! My name is Kat, and I blog over at The Atomic Mom. I'm pretty new to the working mama circle, and just wanted to stop in to say hello, and introduce myself. I just started working full time last week, when I realized that I could no longer be a SAHM due to our budget. You cen read about that on my blog, but I won't get into it here.