• Working at Home

    “Secret Life of a Soccer Mom” sparks the stay at home mom debate…again

    Unfortunately a majority of mom’s need to go out and work 40 hour work weeks to support themselves and their families, but for some reason there is always a debate about women working out of the home and “leaving” the kids at daycare. This latest show on TLC, Secret Life of a Soccer Mom, is the most recent catalyst for angry emails and discussions among many women. On the show, the mom has been taken from the home and away from her children to pursue another possible passion. At the end of the show, she must make a decision between the job or returning home full-time. In the episodes where…

  • Working at Home

    Five Unique Parenting Picks

    Parenting blogs around the web always hit on some hot topics, and this round is no exception. Here are five great posts that I found while cruising this week around the net. Mom/Career Network Site This post gives you a link to a great resource site called myworkbutterfly.com. It’s great for networking and is geared towards women who are looking re-enter the workplace after being out of the loop for awhile with their kiddies. That’s not all though, it’s got all kinds of mom and career stuff, so click on over & check it out! Stepford Moms This is a humorous post about what one mom comes up with as…

  • Working at Home

    Status of Parenting: Dreams, Choices, and Conflicts

    I teach my children that life is not fair, but I also hope to teach them that they can dream about a day when it is. Most people agree that it’s not really about the life you choose, but the power you have in choosing it. There’s nothing worse than feeling that you are a situation that you are in, but wouldn’t have chosen it if there were other options available. For years, people (especially women) have fought to simply have choices available, especially when it comes to parenting. And while we have gained opportunities in the working world, we have also given up some in the “motherworld”. Why is…

  • Single Parenting

    Christina And Husband Separate

    Well, you can’t say I didn’t see this coming. Please refer to my post called Pop Star/Wife & Mom? Once again it’s a prime example unfortunately of how when people get married and have children, they still seem to think that just because they may have lots of money and trainers to be able to fit back into those size 0’s again, that they are also going to be able to have their life magically reappear as it was before with a great career and loving spouse, only this time with a kid in toe. Unfortunately gals, it just doesn’t work that way. Out of different celebrity couples, I look…

  • Single Parenting

    16 And Pregnant And Teen Mom Reduce Pregnancy?

    I’m a huge fan of this show and have done quite a few posts here on it. While some of it is for strictly entertainment value, there’s the other side which thinks that this show is monumental in helping to spread awareness and provide education to young teens out there who are having sex. Most teens and even tweens out there (my 12 year old as an example) do not look at the lives of these teen parents and say, whoa that looks like it’s way fun and cool! Even while I find some entertainment and education in the show myself, I can’t help but look at the position of…

  • Single Parenting

    Are Relationships Without Children Healthier?

    This question comes to me for a few reasons. The first one being that I happened to look it up and see where they have done studies in Europe and America who say that couples without children are overall happier. The second reason is after my own experience as well as looking at those around me I sort of have came to this conclusion on my own. With all of the reality shows out there that now show couples who are expecting children and the first year or two after they have them, it’s also impossible not to see this undeniable trend of stress on the relationship due to kids.…

  • Pregnancy

    Is Waiting Til Later The Answer?

    Being of the generation of women who are taught that we can “have it all”, there are still few women who make the decision to not have children (there are studies on these women and the link to their education level) and many more who have made the decision to have both the career and the kids. The answer to their balancing act is often to simply wait longer to have children. So the question is, how is this working for us? I had my first child at 19 and my additional two at 25. I have a best friend that had her children around those ages as well, so…

  • Family Life

    Grandmother Gives Birth To Grandchild

    After suffering from two unsuccessful pregnancies, one of which was twins who were stillborn, a Chicago family tried a different route. Christine Casey, 61 years old, made the decision to be the surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law. Wow. The pregnancy was successful and now they are celebrating their new son and grandson. Casey delivered the baby C-section. I love my daughter more than anything in this world. I couldn’t imagine having to watch her suffer through the heartache and pain of those miscarriages. But to be a surrogate for her? Honestly, I’m just not so sure about that. First of all, my body has taken a beating from pregnancy…

  • Development

    Is College Still Good Idea?

    My oldest just played in his league’s basketball championship game last Saturday. He’s sort of looking away towards the angle of where his dad is taking the picture. They didn’t win by a few points, however he has came a long way this season. This is his third year playing and I guess his hard work has finally payed off. He lucked out and was on a great team this year and got a little taste of what playing sports can offer. When he was younger, he leaned more towards playing football, but luckily (because what mother wants to possibly face those type of injuries) basketball has seemed to stick…

  • Development

    Suburban Housewife

    One of the great things about the internet is youtube and the fact that pretty much anyone can rise on the scene with whatever. I’m a fan of the facebook page “Moms Who Drink And Swear” and she posts some pretty hilarious stuff…obviously. Recently she shared a youtube video of a lady who performs some raps around her character “Suburban Housewife” and I must admit I have also found her skits to not only be hilarious but also to serve as a national public service announcement. There’s nothing funnier than the truth and this woman has found a great avenue to tell it. There are a few different videos that…