I'm a former television reporter who has interviewed everyone from Hillary Clinton to Van Halen. Sometimes you can catch me on Flix screaming obscenities in the cinematic triumph Southie at 2:00 a.m. I transitioned to Mommy Dish blogger when my kids swallowed me whole. I escape their grips with bold coffee, inappropriate humor, overspending, guacamole, group texts with my college BFFs, and the '80s on 8. I Google too much and run too little. But I'm always up for an impromptu dance party in my living room.
Blood Orange Cosmopolitan. I like to pretend I still live in New York City.
One would think Jill could turn to her mom, Michelle Duggar, for support, a shoulder to throw up on, a warm hug only she can deliver. Michelle has given birth to 19 Kids & Counting. She's definitely been there and can relate to Jill's suffering, right?
My 4-year-old son feels pressure to be tough, masculine ... a little man's man. How did this happen?
Case in point: He recently fell and cut his knee in the mall parking lot. There was blood and floppy skin ... even harsh sand nestled in the crevices of the cut. It was definitely cry-worthy. I expected him to wail, but he visibly restrained himself. A random guy gave my son an appreciative head nod in solidarity and said, "Don't worry, mom. He's a tough guy. He won't cry." And my son responded, "No way. I don't cry!" And then there was a high-five ... and a fist-bump ... and an "Atta boy!"
Jill Duggar (oops Jill Dillard ... we will get there) is one decisive young woman. She dropped baby bombshell news just two months after saying "I do" to Derick Dillard (where they shared their first kiss in front of an intimate crowd of 1,000 people). Now she's telling us how she will deliver her first born: Jill Duggar is planning a home birth.
If you've watched 19 Kids & Counting, you probably know there's no 23-year-old more qualified to make such an important decision so quickly. Girlfriend is a trained midwife who has delivered more than 70 babies already in the US and abroad. And let's not forget she's one of the oldest of 19 siblings in Duggarland. Unlike many first-time moms, she knows what to expect now that she's expecting.
There's no shortage of advice for moms-to-be about nutrition, morning sickness, best strollers, pregnancy milestones ... even the hottest sex positions are readily discussed. What’s not addressed much during such a joyous time is the impact pregnancy and motherhood can have on your job.