I kept track yesterday of the number of times I said no. Because I feel like all I do is say NO NO NO all day long. The number was 263…… Below are just a few of the highlights of my day full of NO! (more…)
One of the most passionate mommy wars is the battle between the moms who stay at home versus those who work outside of the home. Here is a recent war between the two. SAHM=stay at home; WOTH=work outside the home (more…)
Mother’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. I think it’s my responsibility, as a good mother, to coach my kids (and my husband) on how to observe the day properly. I’ve come up with a list of rules for the day and I will spend the days up until the holiday making sure my family understands. (more…)
Spanking has a much greater stigma than it did a mere twenty years ago. When I was in school, paddlings were not uncommon, even at school. Today, many people have backed away from spanking as a discipline tool. However, I found one Christian parenting board where people were discussing spanking in a much different way than the mainstream. (more…)
What happens when you wake up, realize you are middle-aged, and the life that surrounds you is not really the life you want? I can’t claim to know the Definitive Truth, because everyone’s answer to that question will be different. What I can do is share with you some of the insights I’ve come to while I’ve struggled to answer this question over the past five years or so. And yes, this does have to do with parenting–in fact, being a parent is really at the heart of my dilemma.
You learn a lot about a spouse or partner over the years together. However, there are some things you don’t learn until you have a child together. There are certain stresses and positive moments that teach you a lot about the person you’re with. (more…)
Sometimes, a person will post something unbelievably horrid on a mommy board. It will be bad enough to make you wonder why anyone would associate, much less mate with them. I found just such a post on dcurbanmoms. There were many people that were as horrified as me. Yet, there were others that sympathized with the original poster. Note: SES stands for socio-economic status. (more…)
A couple who believes in faith healing, Herbert and Catherine Schaible, has just lost their second child due to lack of medical attention. The couple was on probation after their two year-old son’s death from bacterial pneumonia in 2009. Their eight month old son died last week after he had breathing problems and diarrhea for at least a week. Their other children were placed in foster care. (more…)
This one came from Mothering.com, which is a natural living forum. There are many anti-vaccine people on this forum. This debate got long and heated and some posts were nearly a page long. The moderator finally shut it down after something like 300 posts. I selected a few fun exchanges for you. (more…)
This morning on my Facebook page, a dear friend posted a link of a letter a working mom wrote to her daughter (and to the world) in response to her daughter’s question: “do you love work more than you love my brother and me?” What a gut-wrenching question for a mom to answer. Of course, the mom answered that she loved her kids more than work, but her reasoning just adds some fuel to the working mom/stay at home mom battles.
Just so you know my bias: I am a mom that straddles the working mom/SAHM fence – I work part time, but I view my primary job as being a mother.
This is a tale of the last week of my life, which has deteriorated to the point where I feel like a shut-in. I shall never see the sun again. I will resort to having groceries delivered and sneaking out to get the mail at night because I have developed a feral fear of other humans. (more…)
“I heard she hired a nanny even though she doesn’t work full time.”
“They let their child eat McDonald’s every week.”
“I know for a fact that her son doesn’t have a regular bedtime.”
“She yells at her kids all the time. I’ve heard her.”
“Their dad buys them candy all the time.” (more…)
This war is from YouBeMom, which is obviously a bastion of sophistication among the Mommy boards. I cannot take credit for the creative spelling. That is all theirs. (more…)
There’s nothing more fun than a good mommy war on the mommy boards. Anyone who hangs out on a mommy forum knows they happen all the time and they get out of hand fast. I may make this a regular feature since this is so entertaining. (more…)
Modern parenting is sometimes hard because you get so much information. There are a zillion things you could be doing wrong at any given moment. It’s easy to forget that in the hassle of things, there are many things that you are doing right. (more…)