The Unschooling Mama

SAHM & Feminist: Why so hard to believe?

Talking on the phone with my mother last week, we brought up the subject of finances,  but we tread lighting as not to step on toes (I have privacy issues), she then said, “Why don’t you just get a job?” “Well mom, I just can’t right now.” "Oh, I thought you were a feminist?" she replied, and I could hear her smirk. I know she doesn’t say it to be a pain....more

Ignorance and Circumcision

 (First off, this is PURELY opinion, so those who are light-hearted on the subject, please look away or post a comment, either way is totally fine.)...more
@Mama By The Bay I don't see how Cecilia's post was disrespectful in any way.   And how did she ...more

Organics & Mommy-Hood

I fed Liam Gerber yesterday. I had no choice. It was the only baby food we could afford at the moment and now I feel guilty. He has eaten sweet potatoes plentiful of times, but this time his poop was BRIGHT orange, which has NEVER happened until I fed him non-organic jar food....more
When we're super tight on money, I would skip the jar baby food and get fresh or frozen. That ...more

The Quest for VBAC: Waiting for the Right Time

I feel completely cheated. But I also feel like it is my fault. At the same time, I feel like the fault lands on society, and its lack in educating future mothers. In November of last year, I had a Cesarean due to breech presentation of my son. My OB scheduled my c-section at thirty-nine weeks, and I asked, if it wasn't an emergency why schedule it early? Why not at 40 weeks? Why not wait to see if at the last minute the baby would natural turn himself around....more
My birth experience wasn't at all as I wished. I went into labor way to early, I had my son at ...more

The Yard Sale Epidemic

Living a life with a small budget gets tough. Especially since we have been living on our own for the past two years. Being young parents, we want to be able to give our son everything, without wasting too much money so our piggy-bank doesn't get anorexic....more

The Horrible "Happy" Mothers Day

I told myself the night before, “tomorrow will be just like any other day”. I closed my eyes content with the fact that Mother’s Day is a money making profitable extravaganza for our country, and that I wanted to make sure that my expectations were not bigger than any other Sunday. ...more

Pregnancy After Gastric Bypass: It Will Be Okay!

November 2010, I made the biggest decision in my life when I decided to have Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in the pursuit to lose weight. I was morbidly obese, and had tried all my life to lose weight the “normal” way. But this post is not about my surgery, it is about what happened to me after the surgery. See, I wasn’t really informed that rapid amounts of weight loss tend to make heavy-set women more fertile. I had lost 70 pounds very quickly, and you betcha, I found out that I was pregnant very soon after my four-month post-op check up....more
Did you continue to lose weight after the pregnancy? I want to have Bariatic Surgery done but I ...more


Fem·i·nism;- noun 1. support of social, political, and economic rights for women equal to those of men....more
 @thriftshopmom Definitely. Having a daughter must be amazing! My hope I have a little girl one ...more

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