Author Archives: Valerie Williams

The Mommyish Guide To Differentiating The Duggars

The Mommyish Guide To Differentiating The Duggars

Ah, the Duggars. Loyal Mommyish readers know that this family is a topic close to my heart. I actually do like watching the show sometimes- the kids can be such sweethearts and it is clear they all love each other very much but of course, there is a lot to criticize too. However, it can be hard to love them or hate them if you can’t tell Jermajesty Duggar from Jeremiah Duggar (tricked ya there…no Jermajesty…yet). More »

It Is Heartbreaking That Afghan Girls Have To Pose As Boys To Have A Better Life

It Is Heartbreaking That Afghan Girls Have To Pose As Boys To Have A Better Life

I know we all tend to joke around about having “first world problems” and sometimes, I read something about life in another part of the world that makes me realize how incredibly lucky we all are that our kids are relatively safe at all times. The fact that we are free to be happy about our child’s gender no matter what is a privilege I’m sure we all take for granted. More »

Angelina Jolie’s Genetic Testing Inspires Others To Do The Same And Makes Us Love Her Even More

Angelina Jolie's Genetic Testing Inspires Others To Do The Same And Makes Us Love Her Even More

The fact that Angelina Jolie’s genetic testing inspires others to do the same makes her a hero in my eyes. She did not have to reveal what she went through but in doing so, she has potentially saved the lives of millions of women around the world by making the testing she underwent more mainstream to the point where the average woman would ask to have it performed. More »

When Your Kids Are In The Car You’ve Lost The Right To Road Rage

When Your Kids Are In The Car You've Lost The Right To Road Rage

I am not going to lie to you all and say that I never get annoyed behind the wheel while my kids are in the backseat. They both know that sometimes Mommy will call someone “stupid” if they cut me off and I have used my horn before to express my displeasure at the behavior of another motorist. I have never been proud of it and I try my best to corral my emotions when I have the kids in the car with me. More »

It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

The entryway at my children’s school underwent a complete renovation this year to relocate the office and make it so that no one can get through the heavy doors without being buzzed in. This measure does make me feel safer and I am grateful they funded it but finding out that in other areas, schools are acquiring military tanks to help protect the students just makes me feel sad. More »

Beyonce May Be Pregnant Again, Potentially Stealing The Royal Baby’s Thunder

Beyonce May Be Pregnant Again, Potentially Stealing The Royal Baby's Thunder

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. It is being reported that Jay-Z swapped some lyrics around during his performance on the last stop of he and HRH Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s ”On the Run” tour. Now, we all know that the Carters are famous for using their song lyrics to stir up drama and speculation about their personal lives but this instance is a bit too glaring to ignore. More »