Author Archives: Bethany Ramos

Another Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park So Don’t Think This Can’t Happen To You

Another Mom Arrested For Letting Child Go To Park So Donât Think This Canât Happen To You

Normally, I don’t like to start a run-of-the-mill parenting tale with an over-hyped warning label like “it could happen to you,” but that is precisely why this news story is so disturbing. A Florida mother is now facing felony child neglect after giving her seven-year-old son permission to walk to a local park alone. All in all, the walk took roughly 15 minutes, and I fail to understand where this mother did anything wrong. More »

10 Reasons Not To Keep Your Baby’s Gender A Secret

10 Reasons Not To Keep Your Babyâs Gender A Secret

One of the only things that I had to look forward to during both of my pregnancies was finding out the baby’s gender at the 20 week ultrasound. Seriously, it was all I lived for. To me, pregnancy was a long and often boring experience. I literally counted down the days until I could find out the gender, as it was one step closer to putting a face to the name of the passenger I was carrying in my belly. More »

10 Things Any Woman Can Look Forward To During Pregnancy

10 Things Any Woman Can Look Forward To During Pregnancy

For me, pregnancy was okay. I didn’t have a bad time, but it was nothing to write home about. I personally am not a very patient person, so I was more so looking forward to the end product. I had a hard time glowing and radiating love and waiting for my baby to grow inside of me. I just wanted him to get out so that I could figure out the intimidating newborn stuff and get to know him already. Did I mention that I’m not very patient? More »

You Better Send Thank You Notes If Someone Throws You A Baby Shower

You Better Send Thank You Notes If Someone Throws You A Baby Shower

This topic may be a dead horse, but I am so ready to beat it again. (Hey-o!) The truth is that not all women are gifted the occasion of a baby shower, but most women are. If you are pregnant, someone in your social circle will probably be kind enough to open their home or rent out a community center in your honor. They will slave away night and day for weeks, cutting dry crusts off tiny cucumber sandwiches and painstakingly counting the number of jelly beans in a baby bottle in order to give out door prizes, all for you. And what are you going to do about it? More »

I Can’t Wait To Date My Sons

I Canât Wait To Date My Sons

I always assumed that I would have a daughter, just because I am one. I’ve always had several girlfriends, and I love talking, giggling, and gossiping with the girls. That was probably what I was subconsciously looking forward to in my relationship with my hypothetical daughter that will never be. I have two sons, and I am done having kids. More »

Yes, It Should Be Mandatory For Dads To Attend Childbirth

Yes, It Should Be Mandatory For Dads To Attend Childbirth

My husband attended both of my, rather our, births. I say “our” not because I am in the camp of the smug “we’re pregnant” parents, but because it was the mutual birth of our children. Yes, they came out of my body, but he was the one who put them there. I firmly believe that it was his responsibility to do everything he could to help get them out, which involved feeding me water through a straw, setting up my Grey’s Anatomy playlist, and generally trying to stay out of my way. More »

The 10 Best Baby Names Inspired By Beer

The 10 Best Baby Names Inspired By Beer

I love beer almost as much as I love my two beautiful babies…. although, my kids definitely don’t help me relax after a long, hard day. Even though I love my kids more than anything—as toddlers, they are often the source of my anxiety. But on the other hand, it’s perfectly legal to carry your baby while walking down the street. Try this with an open beer, and you’ll be in a world of hurt. More »

If You Make An Expensive Baby Shower Registry, You Are A Pregnant Jerk

If You Make An Expensive Baby Shower Registry, You Are A Pregnant Jerk

If you want to come down the rabbit hole with me, I will be happy to tell you all about the semi-secret etiquette rules surrounding pregnancy, babies, and especially baby showers. If you aren’t neck-deep in the world of babies just yet, you may be surprised to hear that such rules exist. But they do. And if you break these rules, all of your friends are going to hate you. More »

So Wait. Handjobs In The Delivery Room Are A Thing?

So Wait. Handjobs In The Delivery Room Are A Thing?

The standard postpartum wisdom is to wait six weeks after having a baby to attempt P-in-the-V sex. Of course, if your hormones are raging, and you’re raring to go, you can talk to your doctor about your specific circumstances. Many doctors confirm that six weeks is just a guideline to help a new mom heal and make her feel more comfortable. But I highly doubt that any doctor would condone getting it on in the delivery room—just a few hours after popping out your kid. More »