March 10, 2014 by 1 Comment
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March 6, 2014 by 6 Comments
I should’ve really entitled this: How to avoid getting punched in the face by a pregnant Dani…. but I’m sure other preggo sisters can relate…Here’s what not to say to any pregnant woman…especially one that’s quick with a left hook. I’m just venting. Leave me alone! ::sobs::
So are you bitch…but I’m pregnant. Um…there’s a human being growing inside me. She’s popping out in two weeks dummy. What do you expect?
Seriously, I’m not sure why any woman would say this to another, pregnant or not, why are you commenting on her size in a negative way. Build a sista up, don’t rip her down. Fat shaming, skinny shaming. Why is it everywhere these days it seems? Ugh.
You’re trying for a natural birth this time…right?
Excuse me? Doctor? Why are you so concerned with how my child is coming into the world? Are you birthing her? Stay in your lane.
I get that the politics of child birth is big these days, but the only vag you need to be concerned with is your own, unless you’re an OBGyn or a Midwife. Have several seats. Preferably far from my ladyparts.
Back to back! / Just Two (yea right) / You and John are definitely going for more!
Nope. We’re two and through. But glad you’re so invested in my reproductive system. My uterus is sorry she missed your calls, but she’ll get back to you when she has some free time.
Poor Rohan will be old news soon!
Um…maybe you replaced your children as more came along, but my son is not old news and never will be. He’s getting a new title of big brother, and is just as special as he ever was.
You must be so tired. / You’re gunna be so tired.
You must be too, cuz girl that luggage under your eyes…..
Of course I’m tired. I’m lugging around 30something extra pounds, chasing a toddler and cant get a wink of sleep. Soon there will be a newborn with no sense of night or day ruling over our household. Yes, I’m going to be so tired. WHAT IS YOUR FUCKING POINT?
Girls are so much better than boys!
I hope you don’t say that in front of your children. Maybe that’s the truth in your house. But both of my kids are gunna be awesome as hell. Sorry. Yes, I’m ready for tea parties, pink and bows, but blocks, the never-ending vehicle parade, and dinos are fun too.
When you were pregnant did you get any comments that made you want to get violent?
March 4, 2014 by 1 Comment
We were not flush with cash growing up, but we always had what we needed. My family was always great with money. Spending more on the things they valued, and saving everywhere they could. My mom always taught me to get the most bang for my buck, save, “pay” myself first, but not be such a penny-pincher that you didn’t enjoy what money could buy.
Now that they’ve moved up in financial standing, my mom is all “oh Dan, we must buy it…we’re LOSING money not buying it….” LOL…. but I digress…
I’m grateful for the financial lessons I was taught growing up, both by observation, and implicit lessons. I’m now able to balance John’s different way of viewing money and spending, and I know my children will learn to be good and balanced with money too. Being smart with our money leads us to be more open to trying different brands of products and happily we tend to find new fave brands that are often cheaper than our old faves!
You guys already know, I’ve got one lil poop monster and another mini poop monster on the way. I’m working at home, heavily pregnant, pinching our pennies, and my time is limited. Everything I can do to get more bang for my buck is essential. I’m open to all.
The Well Beginnings diapers are one of the “bang for buck” products I use. Easy to pick up at the Walgreens around the corner, and easy on my wallet and budget too.
More importantly, they work well, stay dry on Roey’s butt after pee, and holds up well overnight. I used to use them when Roey was younger and my only gripe was that they weren’t as soft and snuggly as other brands. But now that Roey’s bigger I’m not concerned with the softness as much. They’re soft enough, surprisingly thin yet hold a good amount without being soaky. My fave part is they fit him well and he’s a mover and a shaker and they hold up!
I’m glad I’ve got another brand of diaper in my arsenal of “go-to” brands. Good thing I was open to finding one that was more bang for my buck!
Have you discovered any new brands you like recently?
March 3, 2014 by 14 Comments
(Pours out liquor for the fallen strands….)
It finally happened.
I smugly read other black mom’s accounts of being mistaken for the nanny of their biracial (or even just light skinned) kids, or asked “where did you get them” and other questions of a retarded, racially insensitive mind….I smugly thought, Oh…you’re in —enter random backwards southern state here— and I’m in NYC….that won’t happen to me.
Think again Dani.
I was asked “Is he yours?”
And my answer was “Of course!” in a ….*cough* certain tone… topped off with a look of “are you fuckin stupid, lady?”
You know, afterward I was fuming.
And you also know I had all kindsa good snarky responses that I should’ve given that popped into my head after the rude offender was out of earshot.
ARGH! Why does that happen? I’m gunna have to learn to be more clever on my feet dammit.
I’m not even gunna go deeper into this episode, cuz I know you’re my people and you already feel me, and already “get it.”
I’m just glad it’s the only encounter I’ve had (so far).
All that said…. I’ve decided, there is a time that I DO want to be mistaken for the nanny.
(Yea, I said it… keep readin’)
We’re taking a cruise/beach vacay in December or January. I’m gunna have both Roey and his lil sister frolicking on the shore, and I hope to be so fit and so trim and soooo whittled in my middle that nobody in their right mind would think I’m the mother of these two little babies. #realtalk I want them to see us, then look over at John and wonder if he’s a widower…lol (I’ll have to have them magically not notice the stretch marks….but ssshhhh….leave me to my fantasy.)
I. Cannot. Wait. to be cleared to work out. I’m gunna get a beach body…with BeachBody, lol. Shaun T, Tony Horton, here comes ya girl!