At first, I obsessively saved every single thing they made marveling at their obvious artistic talent and hanging it all over the house. It didn’t take long for it to become apparent that I would have to weed through the barrage of masterpieces being sent home each week or else my home would be covered in paper. More
Author Archives: Valerie Williams
Ebola is here and people are freaking out. Whether it’s warranted or not, it is reaching levels of hysteria in some circles with people convinced this is a plague set upon us and that the End of Days could be near. That said, I know you are all wondering the most sure-fire way to avoid catching Ebola and I am here to give you a solution. Are you ready? It’s kind of unorthodox, but trust in the Lord, and it should work. More
Ebola is a hot topic of conversation lately and the talk has turned to how we should handle healthcare workers returning from caring for Ebola patients in parts of Africa where the disease is rampant. Nurse Kaci Hickox has made the news recently for her refusal to comply with the quarantine after returning from Sierra Leone. She seems very determined not to let this quarantine infringe on her personal freedoms but all I could think about was what she could accomplish in 21 days stuck in her house. More
I know all of us parents are on the lookout for fun and unique ways to celebrate the Halloween season and boy, do I have a suggestion for you! Were you wondering to yourself if Halloween was the appropriate time to contemplate with your child what happens to you after you die? I know I sure was. Well, Liberty University has given us an amazing option for helping to “save” people and bring them to Jesus by scaring the ever-living shit out of them in an Evangelical house of horrors and reminding them that they need Jesus to be saved. Neato, right?! More
Most of the fear mongering and nonsense about Ebola spewed on the internet is utterly ridiculous and uncalled for. However, we obviously have to take certain precautions to prevent anyone from catching this deadly disease within our own borders. This includes reasonable measures taken to keep healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients from catching the illness or transmitting it to others. More
The big day finally arrived and I can tell you with a creepy Jim Bob gleam in my eye that it was everything I had dreamed of and more. Much like Jill, I have been eagerly awaiting this event for months. Obviously not for the same reasons, but I digress. Let’s get started- there is so much here and it’s all just absolutely delicious. It’s time for the 19 Kids And Counting wedding episode we have all been waiting for! More
I have two younger brothers. Growing up, this meant that most of my possessions were safe because, girl stuff. However, there were still items I had to guard with my life and I can remember thinking that I could not WAIT to be an adult so I could stop worrying about people I live with snatching my stuff without permission. Little did I know, my brothers were going easy on me. Since my daughter was a toddler, I have had so much crap go missing in my house and it makes me nuts. More
I am 32 years old. My husband and I have owned a home for close to a decade. We have two children and we both have full-time jobs. We keep our house tidy most weeks, we are organized and I am a pretty good cook. On paper, we are legitimate grown-ups in every way and more than capable of hosting a holiday but I have absolutely less than zero desire. My mom hogs hosting holiday events and because of how amazing she is at it (and out of pure laziness) I have no problem with that at all.
An angry homophobe was caught on video at Dallas/Fort Worth airport attacking a man who had the nerve to wear a pink shirt. This man’s crack detective work determined that this must mean the pink shirt-wearer is gay and therefore, deserved his brand of freak-show, vigilante justice. Luckily, the crowd intervened and airport police came to restrain this lunatic but not before he got a chance to tell the world exactly why he felt justified in what he did. More
I started writing for Mommyish in May of this year and I am not joking when I tell you that I have been waiting since then to write about Elf on the Shelf. More specifically, why I think Elf on the Shelf is the worst thing to happen to Christmas since fruit cake. I know plenty of parents think this is a harmless new tradition to enhance the “magic” of the season for their little ones but I don’t see it that way.
When my husband and I first got married, we could easily finish out the week on $125 worth of groceries and eating take-out or going out to eat maybe twice. This would even include us both bringing lunch to work most days. It was very manageable. Since our daughter started solid foods, the bill began to steadily climb. At first, it was barely noticeable- $150 or so, mostly due to fresh fruit that she liked, her yogurt and jars of baby food. Once she started eating what we ate, it went up a little more. Then, our son was born and the climb continued. More
Tattoos can be a controversial topic. Some people see them as art and a way to express yourself or commemorate something. Others see them as a youthful mistake or bad judgment call. Still others see them as a reason to not give a person a job they are otherwise fully qualified for and I happen to think that is ridiculous. As long as the applicant is willing to cover their tattoos (if that is what a place of business requires) they should have just as much of a chance as their non-tattooed peers. That is not the case in an instance of clear discrimination involving a trainee teacher at a Catholic school. More