Did the President Really “Slam” Stay at Home Moms?

Hold on to your yoga pants, mommies.

Apparently, President Obama “slammed”, “insulted” or otherwise hates stay at home moms. The offending quote?

“Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”

 

Well, I don’t really see the insult there, unless you are an individual who is determined to be insulted by everything the President says, but I do understand why that quote, taken out of context, could cause some SAHMs to scratch their heads. This quote is taken from The President’s Remarks on Woman and the Economy in Providence, RI on 10/31/14. Continue reading

Quit Using “Mom” as a Derogatory Term!

Here we go.

Months ago, when I wasn’t even in my third trimester of pregnancy yet, I posted a little rant on facebook about the term “Mommy” when used as marketing lingo and how it really turned me off. (i.e. “Mommy cards”, “Mommy dates”, “Mommy bloggers” etc.) A few well meaning women (all mothers themselves) misunderstood my frustration and thought I was dissing the term itself, which led to me eventually deleting the entire thread from Facebook because I didn’t want to have to try to explain myself anymore. Otherwise I would repost the original discussion here for context. Continue reading