So many women are getting plastic surgery these days. This story of one Mom should remind us that it is surgery and there are always possibilities of complications. I certainly don’t know this woman and I only have this article to go by, but what a loss. Her three year old daughter is going to grow up without a Mom, all because her Mom wanted to be thinner. My heart breaks for their whole family. This is a reminder to me to be thankful for what I have.
Checkout the article Gastric band killed 18st mother desperate to be thinner for her daughter
There is a new doll on the market that little girls can “breast feed”. I am serious. Call me crazy, but I think that is insane! I think it is inappropriate and just plain weird. What next…dolls that get their period and you have to change their pad? I know kids like to mimic adults and little girls want to nurture something, but I just think there is a fine line. Here is the link to the article, so you know I am serious!
Controversial Doll Lets Little Girls Pretend to Breast-Feed – Children’s Health – FOXNews.com
How are you today? Tired? Frustrated? Great? Well, I just want to reach out and tell you that I have a real appreciation for all of you. You inspired me to make this show; you inspire me to take the time so I will have something for myself. Not to mention the guests on the show who empower me with information which I don’t know if I would’ve had access to otherwise. Just knowing that all of us are going through similar things makes me feel supported. And it is because of YOU (all you Mamas) that I have this outlet to share all our collective stories.
Thank you for inspiring Barb and me to make this show.
With gratitude, Jen
Being married is tough, put 8 kids in the mix–whose marriage wouldn’t be rocky?! I know the first two years of having my twins I asked my husband for a divorce every other day (luckily he never listened to me.) Then in the heat of an argument I came to the realization that “divorce is not an option.” At that moment everything changed in my marriage. Now I am approaching my 10 year anniversary happier than ever. It does and can get better.
I think Jon and Kate are being so selfish by taking the easy way out. Before you go down the divorce road you owe it to yourself, and especially your 8 beautiful children, to exhaust every possibility to reconcile. Remember Kate, it is this beautiful family that brought you fame and fortune. Think about the message you are sending to your kids; “Mommy loves her career, fame, money more than daddy and us.”
To have a great marriage it takes a lot of effort, sacrifice and work. What I want to see televised is a couple fighting to save their marriage and family – leave the kids out!
I can’t even imagine how 8 children would affect a marriage? I can barely manage two kids and keep my relationship intact. Do they ever have a moment together…alone? Is there ever a moment of actual quiet in their house? It’s easy for us to sit back and judge them, but regardless of your view of the fish bowl that they live in, one has to have some compassion for their circumstances. As far as whether they should continue the show, that’s a tricky one. On one hand, this is the way they are providing financially for a huge family… this show could give them the comfort of financial security. On the other hand, the exploitation of the family could have emotional and psychological consequences for the whole family.
I think Jon and Kate should go to marriage counseling and have that televised. I’m serious. I think that could help a lot of people, maybe even them…
I have had the good fortune to travel to South Africa and England. I am writing this from the hotel lobby in London. I have observed Moms in both countries. No matter where you are, no matter what country you live in, no matter what your economics are (to a point), it is ALL the same. The kids whine, cry, fall down, love, confuse, impress, and truly keep us on our toes. It reminds me how universal motherhood is and it reminds me how fleeting this time is with the small ones. There have been times that I want to scream and run. There have been times that I have tears rolling down my cheeks because of my good fortune. I am so glad that I am lucky enough to experience the multitude of emotions that come with this very fascinating time in life. Enjoy, laugh, cry and experience all of it. Jen
Anyone with the time and desire can view my family’s photos of South Africa…enjoy…Jen
I’m in South Africa right now (hubby is working here). My son started complaining that it hurt to pee. This is not the thing you want to hear and especially not in a foreign country! Well…after a little research, he and I were off to the doctor’s office. The office was nice, the doctor was good, she examined Cooper’s penis (always a bit odd), had him pee in a cup and then sent us on our way. Before I could get out the door, she said I forgot the urine sample. What???? Isn’t that something they sent to a lab? Not in Africa. You have to bring the urine to the lab yourself. Well, off we went…me and my son on the street of Cape Town to the lab. There was a sign that they would be back in 20 minutes (I thought that was the kind of thing an old fashioned barber shop did, not a medical facility). After 20 minutes and no return, I headed to the nearest cafe to wait out the return; just me, my son and my son’s urine. I discreetly placed it next to me and covered it with a napkin. If not for the dead roach in the corner, I don’t think I would have been that grossed out. After our lunch (a girl has to eat), off to the lab we went…still closed. With a confused little boy and a vile of urine, I managed to find another lab. They took pity on me and took the urine. I haven’t heard back from them and not sure I ever will. My son’s penis is just fine, in case you were wondering. I’m not sure I am, however. Jen
It is Mother’s Day. I am in Africa. Yes, Africa. My husband is working here. I arrived with the kids two days ago. My hubby is working, the kids are being needy. I’m still jet lagged. Doesn’t feel different from any other day (okay, being in Africa makes it feel a little different). These Hallmark holidays can make me mad. What are we supposed to expect? Our kids to behave perfectly? Our husbands to adore us beyond belief? I feel blessed to have a loving husband and wonderful kids, but alas, they are kids and a Man. The best I can do is send love to all my other “Moms” out there and let them know that they are appreciated and loved. Happy Mother’s Day, you beautiful women! Hope you get a little extra love today and everyday! Jen
Hello MFF’s! I am in South Africa right now. My husband is working here, so I brought the kids. Seriously long journey from LA!!!! We are having the time of our lives, but I miss my MFF’s. There are times you just need your girlfriend to call when you are having a stressful day. Yesterday the kids wouldn’t shut up. Okay, I know that isn’t a nice thing to say, but they wouldn’t…not for a second!!!!! It was driving me crazy. Just a moment of quiet, please! No such luck. After escaping to my room (they followed me within seconds) and a glass (or two) of wine, I felt a little better, but something was missing. This is usually the time I would call a friend. Pretty difficult from Africa, so I just “got through it”. Nothing terrible, just a moment, but I sure missed my Mommy Friends. Hope you all have a MFF to turn to. Jen