Friday, June 19, 2009

My very awesome Dad!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Mommy Club

I'm not sure if I've written about this topic in the past, but it has been something I've observed over the past three years, and I think it's a very cool phenomenon. What is this phenom, you ask? It's the Mommy Club!!

It seems to be that once a woman becomes pregnant-and, therefore, a mommy-she is from that point forward enrolled in the Mommy Club. This club is most probably a figment of my imagination, but it's also about the coolest membership I've ever held in anything.

You see, the mommy club is an organization where all mommies share a commonality... that of their motherhood. And for that reason, we are suddenly given full reign to talk about poop, puke, breastfeeding, periods, labor, gynecological anomalies, and pretty much anything else we want as long as it has something to do with being a mommy *which, once you're a mommy, you can pretty much tie ALL aspects of life to motherhood in some way.* Perhaps most women share this stuff anyways with friends... but it's different once you're a mommy, because now you can talk about these matters (many of them very private) to just about any Pam, Liv or Mary you see on the street as long as she's a mommy as well. Meet a woman with a nursing child at Baby's R Us... why not strike up a conversation about latch methods?? See a woman in the bathroom waiting for the changing station... why not comment that there are FAR TOO FEW changing stations in men's rooms??

Of course I have personal examples of the Mommy Club as well. I met a woman for the first time at the New Years Eve party Andrew and I went to this past year. Within about 30 minutes of meeting her (she was a mother of 6 - her youngest born the same month as Vince) I'd already learned about most of her labor stories and how it's okay to tell your Doctor who wants to artifically "speed up your labor" that it is NOT okay with you.

Or just this morning, as we left Church, one of my friends and I were discussing NFP and types of mucus like we were talking about the weather. But really... fertility vs. the weather... I'd pick fertility any day!

This blog really has no point other than to point out this observation and let all of my mommy friends (and really all mommies out there) know that I love being the Mommy Club with you, and I really appreciate that we can share all this stuff.

It's always nice to have someone to discuss my child's b.m.'s (or lack thereof) with. :)

Love to all the mommies out there!

Monday, June 01, 2009


Both shock and sadness filled my heart yesterday upon hearing of the murder of Dr. George Tiller. Did he see Jesus yesterday? Did he get to meet all of the babies whose lives he ended? Did he have time to say he was sorry?

As deplorable as it is that thousands of innocent lives were lost because of his practice, how incredibly sad it is that this one life, which perhaps wasn't so innocent, was lost yesterday.

Of course pro-lifers want abortion to end, but NOT by means of adding another death to the total lives lost. And it is extremely anti-life to kill someone for any reason, so I'm very confused by and angry at Dr. Tiller's shooter.

May God have mercy on his soul. And I pray his family has the support they need to make it through this difficult time.