Do you think it is okay to just go ahead and have a baby because you want one? Under any circumstances? The other night I watched a terrible movie with Jennifer Lopez. It was the Back-up Plan. It was just a boring movie. But she decides to get artificially inseminated because she doesn’t want to wait to have a baby. Last week I watched a move called The Switch with Jennifer Aniston where she decides she wants a baby and she gets inseminated. These women (the story line) are clearly in their early 30′s and attractive, and deciding to just go ahead and have their baby, no need for daddy or hubby. Then we have Kourtney and Kim Kardashian who both decided to go ahead and purposefully get pregnant before they were married. And then in Kourtney case still deciding not to get married. So am I an out of touch prude? Possibly. But I wanted to get married, enjoy my husband, and together have a baby and raise our children together. It is very hard to have a baby on your own. I think these women and the media are glorifying the single mother. And worse yet, the are degrading the role and importance of the father and husband. It is better to have a mom and a dad and of course a happy marriage. That doesn’t always happen. There are accidents or course. And there are a lot of fathers who leave and who suck. But there are fathers who stay and provide and love and they are great and very needed.
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Recipes & Tips
* Brown sugar
* Baking powder
* Baking soda
* Spices (in powder form, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, onion, paprika)
* Kosher salt
* Fresh pepper
* Canned crushed tomatoes
* Jar of olive oil
* Jar of canola oil
* Cans of (red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, white kidney beans, yellow corn kernels, baked beans, artichoke hearts,... [Read more >>]
Rotisserie chicken to the rescue!
When a recipe calls for a whole chicken shredded into bite-sized pieces, too many cooks turn the page and look for a quicker recipe.
After all, who wants to deal with making a whole chicken, before you even start the main recipe? Furthermore, who has the time to do that on a weeknight?
Fortunately, rotisserie chickens are a simple, readily available... [Read more >>]
Marriage & Parenting
Date night with hubby
You have got to get out with your husband. You need to keep your marriage alive. Being married isn’t enough. You want a romantic, loving, intimate, fun, friendly relationship. You want the relationship you had before the kids came along. Well you aren’t going to get it back if you always have the kids along. Call grandma, a sitter or do a kid swap... [Read more >>]
I just joined ur email list and I admire u for this last email. Please keep them coming makes us feel normal. We don’t need advice its a since of reality check for us. Work on u and ur husband and forget about the teens. They will come back around in their later years trust me! God bless u and ur family!
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That just broke my heart. I realize that this doesn’t offer total peace for you at the moment BUT …..what are WE doing wrong. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child just too bad the village does not accept that role anymore. They are suffering in silence like you. Because we no longer have that “universal front” in either... [Read more >>]
I just read your article about bullying and while I agree on most
points, I have to disagree with you about some others. I didn't see
the news story you saw,but I can tell you that it isn't always
possible to move a child to another school. Our daughter was harassed
in one school she went to for being gay. We were living in a small
town on the... [Read more >>]
Cleaning & Organization
If your house is a mess, so is your life
You need to be on a schedule and to get organized if you want your life to get easier. If you are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ in your home you will feel overwhelmed. It is easy to get yourself together. No matter how far you have let it go, you can start now and yes, the counter is under there somewhere.
Pick a room today and begin getting your... [Read more >>]
Health & Nutrition
Home gym on a budget
Written by Ruthie Swedlund
Time is precious and when it comes to being a Mom and a Happy Housewife it’s even more precious. One of the many challenges of getting into the habit of a fitness lifestyle is finding the time to get those workouts in. Some women choose to go to the Gym, which offer great programs, access to personal trainers, and the... [Read more >>]
Budgeting & Work at Home
Protecting yourself in uncertain times
Are you worried about your husband’s job security, rising taxes, debt you already have? Uncertain times — they’re always just a heartbeat away. What can you do? Are there things out of your control? Sure. But there are things you can control. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a good, hard look at your financial situation and improve it before... [Read more >>]
Beauty & Fashion
For the love of… YOU!
Written by Happy Housewife Tiffany
The Valentine’s Day candy has been on display in the store since January 2 and alas February is here and the day is not far off. I’m sure everyone is thinking about what to do your dh, what cards to get for the children – but what about you? Momma needs some loving too! Unfortunately, unless you make... [Read more >>]