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by Jill Smokler, AKA Scary Mommy
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nic @mybottlesup says
July 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm
in her holy name, amen.
July 31, 2011 at 1:41 am
August 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm
In the name of all mothers. Amen.
Momma Sunshine says
August 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm
Lisa Johnson says
August 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm
July 24, 2014 at 2:37 am
Cyril, cant wait to see u soon in hk .i will attend to your show at Aug 1 2nd row .Really lnkioog forward to see your magic show Good show and Good luck Cyril !!!!
July 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm
March 8, 2012I suggest that the deifnition Gravity measures Defines catchment areas by measuring travel impediment on a continuous scale. ( C. Curtis, J. Scheurer 2010) is deleted since although the statement is true there are many other accessibility measures that also fit this description and gravity measures do not always relate to catchments. Also the term gravity implies attraction which is correct but could lead to confusion with travel demand planning which relies heavily on gravity concepts. The list of types of measures remains a bit partial and it is beyond the scope of a glossary to do a comprehensive list of all accessibility measures. If however some of the most common measures need to be in the glossary then I suggest the three main categories are: 1. based on the utility of travel (e.g. time measures, utility based measures and other transport based value systems), 2. based on the opportunities available from an origin (e.g. Keeble job opportunities, economic potential measures, Shimbel nearest opportunities, Hansen origin measures, timespace geographic measures activity spaces, opportunity surfaces, etc), 3. based on the catchments of destinations (e.g. catchment populations, Hansen destination measures, etc). Othewise the list looks good but as the drafting of the reports takes place and new terms are added they need to be added to the list and modified through debate.
July 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm
On a day when I just found out that I expecting my second child, and couldn’t be happier or more scared, this is just perfect. Just do the best you can do, and let other Mom’s do the same. Thanks for this!
July 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm
Congratulations! What amazing news. I’m thrilled for you. Two is so much more than twice the fun!
July 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Congratulations! May you have a happy, healthy, wonderful pregnancy and delivery.
August 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Victoria KP says
July 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm
Love this! Amen!
LoveFeast Table says
July 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Amen. Well said.
Practical Parenting says
July 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm
Love this! Hope people hold onto the truth within the humor. Great post.
July 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Candice Kiser says
July 30, 2011 at 8:07 pm
Love that, very true and honest, I can relate to almost every one of them. Love it.
July 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm
Love everything about this. Especially the part about motherhood not being a competition. And the part about not passing body-image issues down to my own kids. I needed this today, and I’m thankful you posted it.
dysfunctional mom says
July 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm
This is perfection! I need to send this to my niece, who is newly pregnant with her first baby.
July 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Perfection! I hereby swear to uphold each and every one.
July 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Hear, hear! This should be printed, lamenated, and framed in every maternity hospital room and baby’s nursery in America!
July 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm
July 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm
I agree. At every PTA meeting place and church nursery also:)
I’ll third this. It also needs to go home with each newborn in a pamphlet.
Kristen Mae says
June 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm
Yes! ~so right…
July 24, 2014 at 5:38 am
Every where you have to go.You looks like fine, but looks like not fine.Please take a rest.When you are reary fine, I like your magic(^0^)/I like your shorts. Its nice degisn.
July 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm
It sounds awful just from the sound of it. I mean eanitg cocopuffs in the afternoon is fine every now and again on a Saturday but on a daily basis, how dreary. By eanitg cereal instead of your usual meals you are probably decreasing your daily caloric intake and although most cereals state they are packed with vitamins cereal is still not a daily substitute for healthy eanitg and proper exercise. If you take a lot of medications then you should probably consult your doctor before starting a drastic (if not absurd sounding) diet like this.
July 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Very well put, absolutely perfect!!!
July 30, 2011 at 9:04 pm
Where were you when my kids were babies? I was the most insecure person on earth. I clearly remember a woman behind me at the grocery store asking why I was buying formula. How could I?! A couple of weeks later another woman asked me why I was using a bottle. I did not know either of these people.Complete strangers. I promptly fell into a deep dark post-partum depression. That was the first child. I could not breast feed after #2 was born because I needed antidepressants pronto. The nurse yelled outside my door, “Room 16 is the only one not breast feeding!” They sent a counselor in to talk to me. Fortunately, I was ready for her. She left my room quickly. My children are 10 & 13 now. These incidents were a long time ago, but still sting. Stop judging. You do not know a person’t story.
July 30, 2011 at 11:01 pm
Omigosh! What crap experiences On top of dealing with depression. You Poor thing. Congrats for making it as a fab mOmmy in sPite of it all!
June 15, 2013 at 1:08 am
Boobs are good, bottles are good. To a baby…food is good. Forgive that young woman you were…she did her best and that is all one needs to expect. You kept them alive…how do any of us manage it? I often wonder.
July 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm
You. Are. Genius.
July 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm
Well put! Great post.
tracey - justanothermommy says
July 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm
In fact, let’s apply these rules to EVERYONE we meet; mothers, fathers and childless. Why the judgment? Why do we judge others? Why do we even CARE?!?
Tammy @ Skinny Mom's Kitchen says
OMG this is AWESOME!!! I hope to god it goes viral because SOOOOOO many women need to see this and follow it religiously.
July 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm
Love! LOVE! Can not wait to hear you speak at BlogHer!
July 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm
I’m not usually one to ever say “all moms should…” but I’ll say it here. All moms should live by this!
July 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Awesome- I love it! I need to print this and put it on my fridge.
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