Mommy Needs To Vent

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Just My Opinion

Are any other moms out there as opinionated as me? I like to put my two sense in everything and I will stand by what I think no matter what you say. I love controversial issues. Right now my things are global warming, why they shouldn't take away a parent's right to spank, and why Jamie Lynn Ward off of American Idol was trying to play another Kelly Pickler. Over at Blogging American Idol, something was brought to my attention which I didn't really think about before. Why wasn't her dad in jail? Hello??? Did he kill his ex wife? I don't know but even if that was me and that were true, I wouldn't announce that right then on my first audition. I didn't even think her singing was that impressive, and yet they let her go through. Oh well, if she makes it to the top 12, I will be blogging about her a lot more.

It was a little funny she was singing "Reflection." It is one of my favorite songs of all time. If I ever audition for American Idol, I would definitely sing that song. That will not happen though. I wanted to see what I would look like in front of the judges, so I took my digital camera and recorded myself singing the song "Reflection."

It was so funny to watch back on my computer, and one of these days I am going to put it on my blog to show the world WHY I didn't audition for American Idol.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Yet Spanking is What Anti Spanking Activists Say Cause Violence

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

How Much Is Too Much Makeup For a Mom?

So I had alot of responses from my last post form GUYS. What? Did I scare off the women? So this post is going to be a little girly. Men BEWARE. Please feel free to read it though because I would love to hear a man's opinion as well!.

I have to admit, I am kinda girly. I can't say I am not a tomboy and that I am afraid to ride an ATV in the mud, or ride on a car hood on the snow. I love football! I love to do guy things, but I am all girl when it comes to myself and being alone. I love to do my hair and go to the tanning bed. Most of all, I love makeup. I experiment with it all the time, and try new things everyday. I don't wear alot of makeup on an everyday basis, but if I go out, I guess I would say I wear alot. I always wear foundation, eyeshadow, and blush. I don't wear alot of mascara because I wear contacts and it just irritates my eyes.

When is the line crossed though? If you were at the store and saw a mom and she was wearing alot of makeup, would you think, "Geez, look at that woman. She has way too much makeup on!" I mean, movie stars wear tons of makeup, and everyone wants to look like them. So why shouldn't a common mother be able to wear it? I have posted some pics to give you an idea of me.

Me with alot of makeup, I was going out on the town on my anniversary!
Here is a normal day for me, just a little bit here and there:)
Ummm...I can't believe I am posting this, but here I am like I just rolled out of bed!!! What is UP with my hair?

What do you think? Do you think moms shouldn't wear alot of makeup? Be honest, but not too cruel. I am a really sensitive person even though I wear alot of makeup sometimes! it doesn't change who I am!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Women Living Single In US

I am sure many of you have heard on the news lately about the new find that we married folks are now a minority in this country. A census from 2005 says that 51% of women in this country are now living single. Women are turning to careers and themselves more than they are looking to start families. Now I KNOW that this shows that women are depending less on men. I don't think we should depend on men a whole lot, but I think men are going to feel less needed pretty soon, if they already don't. For centuries, men have been what women needed to fulfil their lives and start families. Now men are only good for making babies.

In all honesty, I think people are looking too much into this census. Here is the deal. People have changed the way we look at things in the past 50 years. We don't even talk about God, so why should we discuss other beliefs? Like beliefs that we should get married before living with our other halves or having babies. Not everyone has those morals anymore. Yes, I am one of those people. My husband and I didn't get married until our older son was three and a half. Many people are choosing to live together in very serious relationships and even have children without being married. So where are these women on this census? I think about 8 out of 10 of my friends, have children with their boyfriends and fiances, but aren't actually married.

We also have to look at how much more people are getting divorces. More and more people in America are getting divorces, something we didn't do many years ago. When you married someone, you were with them forever..."until death did you part." Now women have the choice. With bigger careers and roles for women, women can do more on their own. They don't need a man to support them. They have the choice, and most will hold back on getting married a second time. So is it possible these women were actually married at one point, and then it didn't work out? We probably will never know.

I just feel weird being a minority because I am married. I love being a wife and I love having a family. I couldn't see myself anywhere else. I love cooking and cleaning and doing other wife things. Don't get me wrong, I don't slave for my husband but I try to keep this family together. I think I need to find myself more, but I feel like that my kids being here is helping me do that. I do feel odd sometimes that I am a stay at home mom, while some of my friends are out trying to juggle careers and children. I always dreamed of it this way, I would have kids and get to stay at home with them until they were old enough to drive! YES...DRIVE!!! For the most part....I know more stay at home moms than I do moms that work. Okay, so actually, most of the moms that I know stay at home, also work from home.

For my married friends, I found this really cool site that has some cool romantic gifts for Valentine's Day. Check it out! sells romantic gifts. Really. See for yourself.

What are your thoughts on this issue? Do you think that women should start getting "hitched" more or do you think in the next hundred years, people will stop marrying altogether?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Winter Blast of 2007

I guess I would have to say, that right about now, I really like Texas more than I ever. This is turning out to be a decent winter around here, one of which I never get to see. I feel bad going on about this when there are people in the middle half of the US staying in shelters and not having power. I want to send my heart out to those and hope things improve quickly for anyone having problems with this. I on the other hand am enjoying every little winter moment I get. It is a little "wicked" as people would say, and it's been pretty unpredictable. I have lived in the DFW Metroplex for over 5 years now and never experienced what we have in the past 6 days. It has always been disappointing that my kids don't really see a winter. I can't say that this year.

This past weekend we got hit with the major "Ice Storm" which paralysed much of the Central United States. We had major down pours starting that Friday afternoon. I am talking BLANKETS of rain for two days strait. The weather people were saying it was the first time they could remember us having a Winter Storm Warning and Flood Warning in the same forecast. It wasn't as bad as they predicted but the roads were pretty slick on Monday morning after having a lot of ice fall. Tyler was out of school for Martin Luther King Day and Hubby got to go to work late. They kept telling us for days that it was going to warm up. Okay....maybe not WARM up, but it was going to at least get past freezing. Last night when I went to bed, I expected to have a high temperature today of at least 35.

I woke up to snow on the ground. It wasn't predicted here at all. Not one news station had gotten it right. That's okay though. Nobody is perfect. It was just totally unexpected to wake up and find out school is cancelled and my husband didn't have to work all day. It was pretty great and now they are calling for more winter weather. AS much as love this weather, it IS worrying me a bit. I mean it has been below freezing for several days. Usually it gets really cold one day and starts to warm up. I mean we aren't in Wisconsin or Washington! We are in Texas. South of here in San Antonio and Austin, Texas they are getting it just as bad as us. They haven't seen the things they are seeing down there in 20 years. They aren't even prepared for it. DFW sent much of our De-Icier down there and we have now run out of it. We should be getting a shipment by Monday, but what does that do for us tomorrow morning? Or this weekend?

Rumor around the country says the cause of this is El Nino. The El Nino phenomenon warms sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and can disrupt weather patterns around the globe. If anyone hasn't heard of it, you should check it out. It's some pretty interesting stuff, especially when I am ADDICTED to weather. I see that i has caused an unually warm climate for some parts of the country, so for those of you thinking about Global Warming, that is not the case in Texas right now!

So the point of all this is, I am actually HAPPY about all this odd winter weather. I think the "Winter Blast" is just what I needed to start the new year. I hope I don't jinx myself. We have had alot more ice here than snow, so this is the best we could do with a snowman!!!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hello World

I have probably lost all my readers, but it is okay. I will just start from scratch. This has been a crazy holiday season and things have started to get back on track, but when I came to post, BLOGGER was screwing up. I have now switched to the new version but not sure how to use it well. So finally I get to post.
I had a pretty decent Christmas and New Year. I am sure everyone else did, but if not, I am sorry. I love getting it all out of the way, because I love the new year. It's a time to improve things in your life and, of course, we all make lovely resolutions that are hard to stick to.
Last year I quit smoking for a bit. Then after awhile started up again. This year I AM going to quit for good. People act like it is so easy to quit. It is not. They say things like their mom quit cold turkey. Well good for them. Everyone is different. I have been smoking for about 10 years now, and I need to adjust. People let stress out in other ways....I let mine out with smoking. No matter how bad it is, a cigarette made it better. Now I just need to find other ways to relieve my stress. It has been good though, I haven't had one in several days. I don't have much support. My wonderful husband hasn't even noticed that I haven't smoked. That shows how much he pays attention. He has worked late several nights this week. NO...I havn't bothered telling him because he will just act like its another attempt and think that it won't work. I am going to prove him wrong this time!
That is all for now. Hopefully I can post everyday and try to catch up with myself!