Author Archives: Valerie Williams

Being Overly Protective Of Your Daughter Will Not Help Her Navigate Life As She Grows Up

Being Overly Protective Of Your Daughter Will Not Help Her Navigate Life As She Grows Up

The trope of the dad on the porch with a shotgun when his daughter is on her first date is all over the place and many think this is the ideal way for a father to parent a girl. I can see the sentiment behind it and I’m sure the natural instinct as a dad to protect your daughter is a strong one. However, actually bringing her up that way will do her no favors as she grows up and works her way through life. More »

10 Comments From Josh Duggar’s Supporters That Will Make You Want To Punch Your Screen

10 Comments From Josh Duggar's Supporters That Will Make You Want To Punch Your Screen

Among all of that anger, sadly, are PLENTY of people who will not only continue to support Josh Duggar, but will vehemently defend him and excuse his vile actions because, Jesus. The most upsetting part of those speaking in his favor is how if it were someone who hadn’t found the Lord, they would be stringing them up and shouting their disapproval from the rooftops. The hypocrisy is strong here, my friends. More »

Josh Duggar Resigns From His Job Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

Josh Duggar Resigns From His Job Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

I’ve long said that I couldn’t wait for some kind of ridiculous scandal to undo the Duggars. What I’d always envisioned was the kids writing tell-all books about their parents and the brain-washing they were subjected to. Never in my wildest hopes did I want anything bad to happen to any of them and honestly, the news that broke yesterday gutted me on behalf of those affected. More »

If This Happened To Your Kid’s Cake And You Didn’t Laugh, We Can’t Be Friends

If This Happened To Your Kid's Cake And You Didn't Laugh, We Can't Be Friends

Some parents get pretty worked up about their kids’ birthday parties. I would not be one of them, at least not after eight years worth of my kids’ birthdays have beaten me down to a point of only bothering with balloons and a grocery store cake. However, there are plenty of moms and dads out there who would think it a complete disaster if a store made an error on their kid’s birthday cake, even if it were an error as funny as this one. More »

19 Kids And Counting: The Most Notable Moments From Last Night’s Interview Episode

19 Kids And Counting: The Most Notable Moments From Last Night's Interview Episode

Good morning, Duggar fans! Last night’s episode was not a regular one with a manufactured TLC plot line complete with made-up drama. Instead, we were treated to NBC’s Erica Hill lobbing total softball questions to every Duggar, sunshine and rainbows everywhere! It was obvious that Hill was told not to ask them anything remotely controversial but that didn’t stop a few Duggars from spewing stupidity anyway. More »

8 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

8 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

We all know that certain things about our bodies can change post-pregnancy and possibly, never return to normal. You may have stretch marks, your hips could be wider (forever…sadly), and you could have a teeny belly pouch for the rest of your life (six years post-partum and mine is still holding strong!) However, there are other lesser-known changes that occur in a woman’s body after having a baby that may never go back to their pre-baby self. More »

When Your Child Is Accident-Prone, Each Day Holds The Potential For Disaster

When Your Child Is Accident-Prone, Each Day Holds The Potential For Disaster

Don’t get me wrong — I am not writing this to insult or belittle my kid. She is very graceful and as mentioned, extremely athletic. Watching her on a sports field, you’d never know that we’ve received accident reports from her summer camp that literally read “Mini Williams walked into a pole and hit her head”. She is not klutzy or clumsy, just easily distracted. And as a result, very accident-prone. More »

10 Movie Villains We All Relate To During PMS

10 Movie Villains We All Relate To During PMS

I don’t know about you ladies, but my 30′s have taken my PMS symptoms to whole other ungodly levels of ridiculous. Hello, hormones! I am a lunatic the days leading up to Aunt Flo’s arrival. I go from depressed to teary to rageful all in the blink of an eye, much to the delight of my husband and children. During these tumultuous times, I find myself desperate for someone to relate to my roller-coaster of moods. More »

Your Kid Doesn’t Want To Hear About Your Sex Life, Even If He Wrote ‘Blurred Lines’‏

Your Kid Doesn't Want To Hear About Your Sex Life, Even If He Wrote 'Blurred Lines'â

I think we all remember Alan Thicke fondly as Dr. Jason Seaver, consummate sitcom dad on 1980′s TV hit Growing Pains. Well, that innocent memory is about to be tarnished forever as you will now only see him as a gross, old dude getting his bone on while listening to his son croon sexily in the background. Vomiting yet? Don’t worry, you’ll get there. Keep reading. More »