I'm Deborah, most people know me online as @TruthfulMommy. I'm the creator of the brutally honest parenting site The TRUTH about Motherhood. I am a writer, a wife, and a work-at-home Ninja Mommy who's trying to do it all well; sometimes falling short. I live in the Midwest with my 2 little girls and my husband. I have a lot of degrees from a bunch of schools but mostly spend my days shuttling people under the age of 7 while trying to maintain my sanity. I talk a lot. I may not always say what you want to hear but it will always be my honest viewpoint. I know it's not the only one.
Summer is almost over and mornings of sleeping in until 8 or 9 a.m. are gone and 6 a.m. comes really soon after bedtime. After having the bedtime embargo lifted for 3 months, these early mornings are brutal on little people. Figuring out how to get my girls out of bed with smiles on their faces versus the Oscar the Grouch face we’ve been seeing has been a work in progress.
After consulting with my girls and some exhaustive trial and error, we’ve come up with a few great ideas on how to get children up in the morning without tears or arguments (for you and them). They may even be excited about it!
An Iowa woman recently learned the hard way that there is something worse than being fat -- and that would be swallowing a parasitic worm in order to drop a few pounds. Don't get me wrong. I sympathize with her desire to be thin. Who among us hasn’t done something absurd to losethat last five pounds before a wedding or a reunion? But eating a tapeworm on purpose is beyond reason!
You think you’ve gotten some crazy emails after attending a conference or networking event? Well, you’ve gotten nothing on this one!
A surgeon calling himself "the number one surgeon of his type in the Northeastern United States by volume" sent out a mass email to all the contacts he met at a conference. Not SO weird, right? Just wait. He was not looking for professional contacts. Oh no. He was soliciting matchups. With their friends. But it did not stop there...
Have you ever been on a cleanse? Chances are that if you are over the age of 30, you have been. Trendy cleanses are the hottest rage. I guess it’s better than those high colonics that were all the rage in weight loss just a few short years ago.
Many people go on juice cleanses, hoping to detoxify their bodies and shed a few pounds. But the problem is an unbalanced diet is not a healthy way to detoxify or lose weight. It’s a good way to malnourish yourself. Yet, trendy cleanses have grown to a $5 billion industry thanks to celebrities that swear they got their perfect bodies that way. When it doesn't work, we just assume we did something wrong.
The average American woman is a size 14 so it would stand to reason that anything over that size would be considered plus sized. But it is standard practice that any model over a size 6 be considered plus sized in the fashion industry. To make matters even worse, those size 6 women often model what is supposed to be size 14’s for plus-sized shoots. So how does this all match up? It doesn’t.