Thursday, 23 May 2013
When the tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, Antonia and Emily huddled together and held on to each other as their school building was destroyed around them. The pair were killed.
I can't imagine going to school, so close to the end of the year - the excitement of summer coming, the end of the year fun - and having a natural disaster just blow through and completely devastate an area. I can't imaging running to your child's school, praying with every step that your child is safe and alive. None of us can imagine the pain of losing a child in any circumstance. More Here...
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WARNING: The Type of Humor ahead, is NOT for everybody.
The following words are intended to be funny and not a true indicator of whether these moms are "good", "loving" or "decent" in any way. Enjoy!
Real Mom Confessions:
There are mornings, where I seriously ponder adding Kahlua to my coffee. Seriously.
Sometimes, I think it would just be better if we gave the third one away.
Sometimes, when my husband leans in to kiss me, I have to consciously refrain from screaming, “Eeeeewwwwe.”
I secretly know that I’m a better mom than my friends are.
I smoked pot and then played Candy Land. And lost. Twice. Fucking Gingerbread Man Card.
Sometimes I’m glad when my son’s allergies act up, so that I can give him Bendaryl at night and he will fall asleep easily and early.
I like the dog better today. And HE shit on the floor. Twice.
One time, my son was being such a jerk, that when he stubbed his toe, I was glad.
I flip my kids off behind their back. A lot.More Here...
There's a story floating around... Maybe you've seen it on Facebook, maybe you haven't. I'm not usually one to get hooked into the "One Million Likes to Save..." type of link, but this story was interesting to me because I could see both sides.
There's a family with three kids and a yellow lab. "Phineas" is well behaved, playful, lovable, trained and has never been anything but a joy to all. One day, Phineas and his three family kids are playing in the back yard, when a neighbor child, who is there often came over to play too. By accident, the neighbor child fell ONTO the family child and Phineas, went over and "mouthed" her side. Of course this frightened the little neighbor girl. There was no skin broken, there WAS bruising however and the mom of the family saw the whole thing from her kitchen window and was there with the little girl immediately. Phineas, as the family claims, had NO intention to hurt the little girl, but was merely protecting his family member and perhaps mouthed her to get her off or to help her up.
We can't know for sure. We weren't there and we are not dogs.
However, the neighbor kid's parents took their child in to an Urgent Care for treatment and the Center was obligated to call Animal Control and long story short, Phineas was taken away. It has now been nine months that Phineas has been locked up as his family fights to get him out and either bring him home or find him a better place.
Okay. I'm a dog person. I love dogs, have owned dogs all of my life. I had my dog for 12 years when my first child was born and I would literally bet my life that my dog would never, EVER hurt my son. On the flip side of that, I have a good friend, who was walking with her 4 year old little girl and stopped to chat with their neighbor and pet his dog as they had done a million times, but this day, something my friends little girl did or maybe she smelled a certain way, but when she squatted and put her hand out like she was taught to do, the dog lunged at her and tore off half of her face and her left ear before her mom even knew it was happening. We will never know what happened. We will never know what it was that day that made the dog snap. More Here...
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
First. What the heck is Hypnobirth? Word on the British Royal street is that Kate Middleton has been "looking into" it as a birthing option. Hypnobirth is when you labor and deliver using hypnosis techniques to help get through the labor pains and delivery, drug free. I had never heard of this type but apparently she's been researching and listening to CD's that will help her get into a calm and almost hypnotic state of mind. More power to her, right?
During my first pregnancy, I naively thought that I would be the type of person that would give birth au natural. I thought, "Oh yeah, I can take some pain and get through it and I will be a stronger and better mother and person for it." THEN I actually went into labor and I was like, Oh Hell NO!
My second pregnancy, I inquired if there was some sort of take home epidural that I could have on hand the second I went into labor. So, needless to say, I'm a pro-epidural kind of girl and yes, I know the risks and possible side effects during and post birth for both myself and my child.
Maybe I'm weak, but when that pain came, I mentally went to a place to deal with it. I basically shut down, closed my eyes and focused so hard, that the room, my husband, the nurses and everything else that was going on around me disappeared. But, what I realized AFTER receiving the epidural and returning to reality, was that I was missing everything. For me anyway. Something about the intensity of the pain forced me to disconnect from it all and go to a place where I could handle it. Once I was given the epidural however, I ENJOYED my time. I was able to communicate and laugh and joke with the doctors and nurses. I was able to talk on the phone with family members and really felt I was a PART of it all. But, that's just me.More Here...