Topic: motherhood

Janay Rice Is Under A Pressure We Cannot Imagine So Stop Judging Her For Staying

Janay Rice Is Under A Pressure We Cannot Imagine So Stop Judging Her For Staying

In the days after this information went public, much was made of the fact that Janay married him after this incident and that she is defending him now. There are many people insisting that she should leave him and that she is just as “bad” as he is for staying with him despite being physically abused by him. I think everyone needs to stop submitting their opinion because none of us can possibly understand what this woman is going through. More »

To The Sanctimonious Catholic Blogger Judging Girls For Buying Condoms: STFU

To The Sanctimonious Catholic Blogger Judging Girls For Buying Condoms: STFU

Before we get started, let me tell you all that I am Catholic. I am not a very active Catholic but I try to follow the rules and our kids are in religious education class. Both have been baptized and we plan for them to follow through as many of the sacraments as they are willing. Mine and my husband’s families are both devoutly Catholic and several are heavily involved in their churches as Eucharistic ministers, readers, choir members, etc. This post is NOT a Catholic bash. It is a bashing of a sanctimonious and judgmental person who just happens to be Catholic. More »

Prince George Turns One And Is So Much Better At Baby-ing Than Your Baby

Prince George Turns One And Is So Much Better At Baby-ing Than Your Baby

Can it be?! Is the littlest and most stylish and perfect prince in the world really a whole year old already?! Why, it was only yesterday that I was standing in the lobby at work watching the Teevee awaiting the news of his blessed arrival and to find out his name and judge Kate Middleton’s post-partum body (duh). And I was not the only one who was excited-journalists camped out for days awaiting his royal emergence from his mom’s vag and now, on the anniversary of that day, E! Network ran a super amazing and fun-fact filled special called “Prince George Turns 1″. More »

10 Reasons All Stay-At-Home Moms Need To Join A Playgroup

10 Reasons All Stay-At-Home Moms Need To Join A Playgroup

When I got pregnant with our first child, we had just moved an hour away from our friends and family. I did not know anyone locally and I was a young mother- the majority of my friends from home weren’t even married yet let alone starting families. I had planned on being a stay-at-home mom for a few years once our daughter was born but being the social butterfly that I am, I had reservations about how it would go for me without knowing anyone in a similar circumstance. More »

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

I Am Not Living Up To My Expectations As A Working Mom

Fast forward to now and I can confidently say that my mother must actually be some kind of cyborg robot. Either that, or I totally suck at this. I stayed at home for my first three years as a mother and that was interesting as I had no blueprint for how things should go having never witnessed this kind of arrangement. I kept up with the house fairly well and I tried very hard to be a loving and present mother. I was not too happy staying at home but I had my groove and keeping our household humming wasn’t that hard for me. More »

I Love My Son But These Quotes About Mothers And Sons Creep Me The Hell Out

I Love My Son But These Quotes About Mothers And Sons Creep Me The Hell Out

All of this makes me kind of concerned at times- worrying that I’m making him into my “little prince” who can do no wrong. He is definitely a bit of a mommas boy which makes me nervous. Growing up, I always railed at my mom for going easier on my brothers than me. She was definitely a little softer toward them. I felt like I could commit the same offense as my brothers and be punished twice as hard so when I found out I was going to have a son, I vowed to never favor him over my daughter. More »

I Refuse To Spend A Bunch Of Money On My Kids’ Birthday Parties

I Refuse To Spend A Bunch Of Money On My Kids' Birthday Parties

For my first child’s first birthday, I went hog wild for her party. I won’t embarrass myself by publicly announcing how much I spent but suffice it to say, it was way too much for a child not old enough to remember any of it. Yes, I know, the first birthday is more for the parents than the baby, but if I’d really thought about it, I would have realized that a dinner out with my husband would have been a far better way to spend that money. More »