Indianapolis Temple

Indianapolis Temple

Our New Addition

6/20/2011 05:39:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »
Mariella Nova Robinson
Born June 16, 2011
7 lbs 9 oz, 19 inches long

Sweet girl!

What I Won't Miss...

6/12/2011 11:38:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »
About Pregnancy:

Swollen hands and feet
Waking up at 1:00am with no baby to feed
Weekly doctor's visits (I love my doctor but cervical checks aren't fun)
The limited wardrobe

I'm sure this baby is going to come some time this week. Let's all think positive baby-birthing thoughts! And last guesses as to what we are having!

I am a Full-Time Mom

6/01/2011 05:55:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
There are a few terms in our culture that I have taken it upon myself to strike from our language. Okay, a little dramatic but I do dislike some of the terms that are becoming prevalent in our society. One is "autistic children" but that is another post. I'm focusing on the terms "full-time mom" and "working mom".

1. Working mom- This term is used to label women who work for an income outside of the home and it has the negative connotation that stay-at-home moms don't work. *Ahem*, it's a lot of work to stay at home. I know, not because I've done it yet but because my mom did it with 7 kids and all homeschooled. Not saying that we were the most challenging kids ever (maybe she would disagree) but I know we were a handful. Replace the term "working mom" with "employed mom".

2. Full-time mom- There is nothing wrong with being a full-time mom. What's wrong with this term is that it is usually referring to stay-at-home moms. News flash! You can never take the mom out of an employee. I belong to an employed mothers meet-up group and none of them would ever say that they can leave the mom part of them home or at the daycare with their child. I am doubly lucky that my children can be cared for at my actual workplace but not everyone has that luxury. Even with that, I am a full-time mom and always will be. Replace this term with a more specific term, either "stay-at-home mom" or "employed mom."