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@SarahAngelina I actually take more comfort in the fact that they wouldn't say shit like this to anyone's face. Just means they are cowards. Haters gonna hate and it's much easier to do that behind a computer screen than to someones face. That doesn't make the fact that they do it better at all, but just knowing that they wouldn't do this in person makes it a little easier to grasp (for me anyway.)
2 years, 3 months ago on This Reminds Me of That Time in High School
Anything with the word "cookie" after it is good for me!
2 years, 3 months ago on Making Mama's Milk & More Lactation Cookie Review and Giveaway
I used WIC after I had my first baby. Never again...mostly because my husband makes too much money in the military, but also because of allll the reasons you stated. My second daughter ate jarred baby food less than a handful of times when she first started eating solids. In Washington state (where I had WIC) they allowed you to get some fresh veggies -- if memory serves me correct it was like, carrots. They didn't cover any baby food other than cereal. They did however, give you like, $10 a month in Farmer's Market checks that could only be used at certain places. It was depressing. I'm glad now that we don't have to rely on that service, because I can only imagine how bad it would be here in Hawaii. I'm glad that its available for people who need it and can benefit from it (I sure did when I ended up switching to formula with my first baby...that's a long story...) but I can say now how happy I am that we can afford to not deal with that program.
2 years, 5 months ago on My Short-Lived and Disappointing Experience with the Illinois WIC Program
How about one where you are actually physically AT the park and are watching your kids instead of letting them wander over there themselves and letting them run around all crazy?!
2 years, 6 months ago on Rule #1 of Park Club: THE PARK IS NOT A DAYCARE
I just want to give you hugs. :( Your post made me cry.
2 years, 6 months ago on Stupid. Pregnant. Girl. Me.
I just turned 27 and I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do. I had the same idea...high school, college, career, husband, fun, kids. It didn't work out that way at all. I dropped out of college at 19 too. I went on a wild rampage of self-destructiveness (Is that even a word??) which ended up with me, pregnant at 20 and having a baby at 21. I had a slew of kinda good jobs that paid most of the bills and kept food on the table. Then I met my husband and we got married, and now we're about to have baby number three (three total...our second). I've had my ups and downs. I want desperately to go back to school...and I will eventually. But right now I'm enjoying my kids being babies and being there for them before I throw myself into school work. And I'll get there. It might just take a little more time than I anticipated. :)
2 years, 6 months ago on A Baby is Not the End
I love you so much. Seriously. Bowling sometime. I've been SO disappointed lately in other mom's being so obnoxiously judgmental that it makes me wanna puke. Every GOOD parent (ie - the ones who are taking care of their kids, not abusing them) has their own set of parenting "rules", they have their own set of issues that they deal with, they have their own fucking situations that NO ONE ELSE KNOWS and they are doing what is best for them and their family. I stand behind the blogger (and you) 100%. I've been there. I get it. And seriously, who the fuck am I to judge ANYONE ELSE for what they do to keep themselves sane and their families happy??What's the saying? If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy? I would much rather have my babies cry (as much as I don't like THAT) than risk losing my shit because I can't handle it. And sometimes, we can't handle it. And THAT'S OKAY!At least I have enough balls for myself and my family to stand behind my choices. And I'm glad you and said blogger does too. I respect mama's like you two WAY more than I respect those mama's who tell me what I should and shouldn't do with MY effing kid.
2 years, 7 months ago on Mommy Wars: For Crying Out Loud
My little girl tends to get all her teeth in at one time. All four top teeth came in at the same time and then a week later her two last bottom teeth came in. Right now, alllll of her molars are coming in at once and at her 15 month check up, her doc said her canines weren't far behind. *sigh* It makes for long, long nights for mama. I'm due in Feb. with bebe #3 and I can only imagine he'll be the same way. Damnit.
2 years, 7 months ago on Got a Teething Baby? This One's For You! (Giveaway)
Thank you for this. It didn't even cross my mind that there was this big of a "problem" with some caffeine intake! But this is great information to know as a pregnant mama and a doula.
And I'm so glad this mama gets to have her homebirth as planned! :)
2 years, 8 months ago on How a Little Caffeine Nearly Risked One Mom out of Homebirth
And tweeted on my twitter!! https://twitter.com/#!/kjoberk/status/143419540473249792
2 years, 8 months ago on A Fun Family Outing with Find It® Games (Giveaway)
I liked and commented on their Facebook page!
I'd like the "At the Beach" one!
Ya know, I tried to figure out for a really long time how to comfortably carry my baby facing forward when she got bigger...I tried a couple ways, but none of them were comfortable to me (and would assume uncomfortable to my baby). But everything you pointed out in this post was right on. I stopped trying and actually found a sling that would allow me to carry her on my hip now that she's older. Never gonna try to front face carry my kids again. Great article.
2 years, 9 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out