Jenny Erikson is a conservative chick with a strong opinion and a smart mouth. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sincere, always honest. She believes that ingenuity, elbow grease, and sheer determination can accomplish anything -- even motherhood.
Jenny also blogs at JennyErikson.com, and she lives in Southern California with her two daughters.
The couple, who married last August, was spotted Wednesday with an obvious baby bump. As if Dad’s hand on mom’s rounded belly wasn’t enough of a hint, Victoria wore a baseball tee that read “Juan Moore” on the front, and “Federline 6” on the back.
A young expectant couple died on Saturday in an apparent botched suicide attempt by a former Fortune 500 executive. Supposedly, Robert Dellinger told police that he was trying to kill himself when he drove his pickup across a grassy median and slammed into an SUV.
Inside were 29-year-old Jason Timmons and 24-year-old Amanda Murphy, who was eight months pregnant. All three died in the crash. Dellinger is being charged with two counts of reckless manslaughter -- under New Hampshire law he won’t be charged with the unborn infant’s death.
Do social media sites encourage lewd behavior? I’m inclined to think so after taking a look at Dan Bilzerian’s Instagram feed. The poker playboy has several NSFW images posted of scantily clad ladies, along with other millionaire-ish pictures like piles of money and private planes and racecars.
Dan, who has made millions as a professional poker player, says his ascension to the title of Instagram King probably came about because he “didn’t get a ton of attention as a kid.” He added, “I guess that’s why I’m such a flashy lunatic.”
Did you know that one in four women in the U.S. are obese when they get pregnant? A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that 23.4 percent of moms-to-be in the country have a BMI of at least 30 when conception occurs.
Doctors and other scientist-y people are quick to warn us about the health risks associated with an obese pregnancy. Mom’s more likely to develop gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, or need a C-section, and baby’s risk for premature delivery or even stillbirth goes up.
When you realize everything you thought about love and marriage and relationships and sacrifice was crap, you tend to ponder a bit on what the hell went wrong. And you spend a lot of time reflecting on what you’ll do differently next time around, should you be so lucky to find love again.
And oh man, are there things I plan on doing differently next time. One of those things has already taken care of itself, since I now believe it’s a bad idea to get married as a teenager. Sure, lots of those relationships work out just fine, but it’s a gamble to get married as kids. You haven’t figured out exactly who you are going to be yet, and then what happens if you grow in fundamentally different directions? Besides, take it from me, the hormones of teenagerhood allow you to overlook a lot of red flags just because you’re sooooo in looooove.