Monday, November 24, 2008

Win a Free Embriodered Ergo

Click on me and you can win!

Cheesey I know, but hey, one can never have too many baby carriers, right?

P.S. I still LOVE my Calyx. That's a different post for today. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I apologize

I apologize for not being around. I got a stomach bug that kicked my rear (ha) and I was out of commission for almost an entire week. I couldn't even go to school, that's how sick I was.

I really was going to do the posting for a month straight thing but well, that didn't happen. It's a lot harder than it sounds, especially when you're sick.

So I want to apologize for sucking on the NaBloPoMo thing. I really am disappointed I couldn't do it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Motrin and Baby Wearing

I have come out of my flu induced haze to post this blog:

Someone at decided it would be a wonderful idea to do a new commercial "appealing" to the baby wearing mamas of the country. If you haven't seen the commercial, you should go to and watch it. Here's the words in case it's gone:

Wearing your baby seems to be in fashion.

I mean, in theory it’s a great idea.

There’s the front baby carrier, sling, schwing, wrap, pouch.

And who knows what else they’ve come up with. Wear your baby on your side, your front, go hands free.

Supposedly, it’s a real bonding experience.

They say that babies carried close to the bod tend to cry less than others.

But what about me? Do moms that wear their babies cry more than those who don’t?

I sure do!

These things put a ton of strain on your back, your neck, your shoulders. Did I mention your back?!

I mean, I’ll put up with the pain because it’s a good kind of pain; it’s for my kid.

Plus, it totally makes me look like an official mom.

And so if I look tired and crazy, people will understand why.

(taken from: Crunchy Domestic Goddess )

This is my response to the ad:

Apparently someone dropped the ball on this whole babywearing commercial on If you wear your baby correctly, with the right carriers, there will be no pain. Obviously no research was done to find that out. Instead of this commercial helping you with the babywearing community, it really messed you up. Way to piss off a huge community at once. Thumbs Up!

Obviously this is a very smart ass comment but it's about all I could muster. I just don't understand who thought that it would be a good ad. Let's release this ad during International Babywearing Week and appeal to mamas who wear their babies by insulting them? Yeah makes sense doesn't it?

/end rant

Going back to my flu induced exhaustion.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Mental Day

I took a mental health day today because I was fried from a few nights ago when I had to finish the first part of a class in a few hours. It was all my fault but I can't change how it worked out. Yesterday I was fried but went to English because I had to turn in a paper. I knew that there was no way I would be able to go to school today and absorb everything that was being taught so I skipped. I honestly had no good reason to skip except for the fact that I wanted to. I wanted to be lazy today so I did it.

I played around on the internet for a while, watched some tv and then I took a nap for all of 5 minutes. I went out to eat Olive Garden and then I went to get the boys from daycare. For dinner, I was being lazy so instead of cooking food, I took them to Chick Fil A where they got to play for an hour. They loved it.

It was a good Friday. This weekend is going to suck so I figured I might as well have a blow off day, right?

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I don't feed my child enough. Not R, but Z. He will go to the pantry, bring out a box of food, grab whatever package out of the box and bring it to me. Today it's been beef ramen noodles and strawberry poptarts. When he did this earlier, I gave him a banana and some raisins. This evening we split a poptart. Not the healthiest for him but it was a good treat. :)

So now Mr. I never get to eat is eating again. Maybe he'll unlatch soon so I can clean off my bed and go to sleep.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Adventures in My Life

Before I had children, I had no idea how emotionally chaotic my life would be. I thought that whatever I said in terms of rules would go, and there would be no fighting. Let's all laugh at me on that one. Obviously I was a new mom with unreasonable expectations. Having one child was chaotic enough but then I threw in another one for fun(?) and well my life has not been the same since.

We were walking through Wal Mart today and my youngest, Z, started hitting and pinching my oldest, R. Z was angry and frustrated at R, because well he could be I guess? I don't know what caused him to be so angry at R, but it happened. One second Z was riding peacefully in the basket and the next he was hitting R on the head and pinching him. R knows better than to react to Z, because Z is only 15 months old and R is 4. We stopped walking, I looked at Z and told him that it wasn't nice. I told him he needed to do nice gentle touches, and then I showed him what nice gentle touches were. He kind of giggled, tried to pinch R again, so I repeated the process. He patted R on the hand, smiled, and we went on our way.

My perception was that Z was frustrated with R because of several reasons. I think he was frustrated, because R was getting to walk, R was getting to help pick things out, and R was touching Z's basket. As adults, we realize that these are very unreasonable things to be upset about but to a 15 month old, it's the end of the world. An older woman was walking by as I was doing the "gentle touches" routine, and she looked at me and smiled. I'm not quite sure if she thought I was off of my rocker (which is very possible being a single mom to 2 young boys and going to school full time), or if she approved of my way of handling the situation. I like to think it's the latter, so I'll continue to live in my own little bubble with that thought. I like to think that she perceived me as a well put together mom who keeps her temper and does not yell and scream at her children. My boys perceived it as a game, and they do not realize that while it was fun, they were also learning.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have you Voted?

Today is November 4, 2008, aka Election Day. Today the people of America will vote and the next president of the United States will be chosen.

I have voted. I voted early because I didn't want to wait in line today. Yeah, it kind of loses the thought in translation but at least I voted. I know some people who are registered to vote and "can't find the time" today to vote. It aggravates me but maybe one day they'll get it too.

I think America is so jaded by everything right now and we need a change. My fear is that no matter who's chosen that nothing will change and everything will be the same. We'll see what happens.

For now my message is this: GO VOTE! Do your part in being an American. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008


I am not a main stream parent. I do not believe in spanking, hitting, yelling, etc to get your children to mind. Now, just because I do not believe in it doesn't mean that it doesn't happen sometimes. Yes, sometimes I loose my temper, and I do end up yelling at them, but I really try to prevent it.

I think what bothers me the most is hearing "You are a bad boy" or "You are bad". I know that sometimes it just happens to slip out to some people, but they don't realize how detrimental those words can be to a young child's self esteem.

Apparently they have never heard of self fulfilling prophecy. Self fulfilling prophecy is when a child is told something so often in his/her life that they make it come true. For example: let's say Tom is told repeatedly how horrible he is, how dumb he is, and how he'll never amount to anything. Because Tom has heard this his entire life, he'll make it come true; not because he isn't good enough, but because he doesn't think he'll ever be any different.

I think a child who hears how he/she is bad is just setting them up for failure and a low self esteem. The job as parents and caregivers is to help provide a stable, positive home environment; to help children grow emotionally and physically so they are good adults. I think that sometimes people forget that children are equals, not lesser people. Children deserve the same amount of respect as any other person in the world. To talk down to a child is teaching him/her to talk down to everyone they come in contact with as they grow. To talk down to a child is setting him/her up for a horribly low self esteem and problems for the rest of their lives.

Some people who read this may think I'm off my rocker, but this is how I think. This is how I parent. My children are equals to me. Yes I am Mommy, and I make the rules, and they should listen to me, BUT I consider them just as human as me with the same rights.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I hate cleaning, I really do. I don't mind cleaning up after my boys and myself but when it comes to other people who are perfectly capable of doing it themselves, I hate it.

I hate cooking for other people too, especially when they're picky and won't eat much, or always complain about what I'm cooking.

I spent all day yesterday doing laundry. To be perfectly honest, I started on Friday night because my diapers take forever to wash and I finished last night. I didn't have that much laundry to do but each wash for the diapers takes 2 hours and then each wash for normal clothes takes an hour and then I was doing stuff in between. Why does it seem like laundry never stops? I did most of it yesterday and there's more to do today. *sigh* I can't imagine doing everyone's in this house. I'd probably die from aggravation from doing laundry all of the time.

Okay now time for homework. I have a week from hell this week coming up.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

National Blog Posting Month

Today kicks off the day for blogging for 30 days straight. I am going to try my hardest to do it and to not miss a day, unlike last year. I was doing really well last year until I decided to go spend the night at Kasey's and I missed it. Oh well, life happens. :)

Speaking of life, mine has been completely crazy but it's fun. The boys are awesome, Zach is still nursing (woohoo), and school is going well.

Here's to a month straight of blogging every day!