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My dogs have kicked me out of my bed (quite literally) so I'm up....let's get argumentative!

My UO....I never understood why the veteran posters got so defensive about new people being judgey and such. Now that I've been here and active for a bit I get it. When a new person, or someone who hasn't posted before starts criticizing someone who's been here for ages I totally wanna get all crazy town.

My other UO is I miss the crazies. I used to enjoy a big bowl full of insanity with my breakfast each day. You knew there was a crazy if the post count for a thread was over 50....
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    I think Adam Levine is hot, but his voice......not so much.
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    edited August 2013
    I think moms who work a full time job outside the home are amazing! I just want to give a shout out to moms working outside the home that they are AMAZING! Keep up the good work!
    EDIT: Changed my UO because I didn't want to make it into a mommy war.
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    1and1is3 said:

    I'm a SAHM. My UO is that I think being a sahm of much easier than working a full time job out side the home. Even when Autumn isn't sttn (which is all the time now) I'm not exhausted as I was when I worked. I just want to give a shout out to moms working outside the home that they are AMAZING! Keep up the good work!

    Yeah it's easy now. Wait till she's mobile and talking back. Mommy wars are dumb.
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    1and1is3 said:

    I'm a SAHM. My UO is that I think being a sahm of much easier than working a full time job out side the home. Even when Autumn isn't sttn (which is all the time now) I'm not exhausted as I was when I worked. I just want to give a shout out to moms working outside the home that they are AMAZING! Keep up the good work!

    Yeah it's easy now. Wait till she's mobile and talking back. Mommy wars are dumb.


    I agree with this. Mommy wars are ridiculous. As well, I don't think one side is right. Working moms are amazing, so are stay at home moms. Moms are amazing either way.


    I wasn't trying to start a mommy wars. I just figured working moms needed a shout of encouragement because I remember how hard out was without a kid. I'm a SAHM mom so not going to toot my own horn, someone else can do a shout out to SAHMs if they want.
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    Noooooo we totally call her stuffed bunny, bunbun. It's also because H had a toy he called bunbun when he was little an so it was kinda a sentimental thing.
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    beaubecca said:

    Oh I have another one. It annoys me when people use "baby terms" with their kids before their kids can talk.

    DH keeps asking E if he wants his ba-ba instead of saying bottle and I want to throttle him. I think babies should hear the proper names so they learn to speak them. Binky, ba-ba, etc. all drive me crazy.

    Completely agree. This drives me crazy.

    My UO is that I don't like denim on babies.




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    I think it's totally ok to be a hermit with your kid. Some babies do really well with a strict home-based routine. Lexie is awesome when she has normal-schedule days, and I like that more than I like trips to the mall.


    I also loved the reminder the other day to get out and do things, though. I just want to do them by myself while H stays with Lex! :)  


    If I spend too long outside I start fretting that the day has been all about me and not her.



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    Soother is Canadian? That's why my Aussie husband had no idea what I was talking about.
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    Boo0512 said:

    My UO is that I think hashtagging is douchey. This is probably because the people I see hashtagging everything are the same people that post at a minimum, one selfie a week on FB.

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    My UOs
    1. Adam Levine is not attractive to me at all ..either is Ryan Gossling (sp?).

    This! Along the same lines I honestly don't think Channing tatum is attractive either. I know a lot of people think he is, for some reason I don't.
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    This will probably start a bunch of issues...I can't stand when babies have only a onsie on. You don't walk around with only a shirt on why should your baby have to go with no pants/shorts on.

    I rarely put DD2 in anything but a onsie:) I am a onsie freak ! Sometimes I'll put a little skirt with it but only If we are going somewhere nice. Really it's so dang hot here I'd just rather her be comfortable. To each their own!
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    This will probably start a bunch of issues...I can't stand when babies have only a onsie on. You don't walk around with only a shirt on why should your baby have to go with no pants/shorts on.

    It's warm here and she wiggles a lot. No reason to put extra unnecessary clothing on her. The DC owner said she loves that she comes in just a onsie. She has pant in her cubbie if she gets cold or they go outside.

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    I always put pants or shorts on LO. I've been burned too many times with poop explosion. It provides a nice protection ;)

    My UO is I don't like when parents leave their babies or children only in a diaper to go anywhere. I have a family member that does this. They are on vacation right now, and all the pictures she posts on FB, their LO is only in a diaper. I guess they save on laundry detergent.

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    MomlovesEloise said:

    I haven't gone back to work yet, but I am actually looking forward to it. I don't think I could be a SAHM full time. It is definitely the toughest job I've ever had!
    Also, I don't think the OP was trying to start a mommy war, and I think it's strange that others jumped to that conclusion. Sometimes people are a little too sensitive.
    I commented on mommy wars because I had something to say. I also wanted to say I thought moms were great no matter what. I didn't think OP was insulting at all.

    I have heard so much from each side of that war as a stay at home mom and then as a working mom, so I no longer get sensitive about it, but I do like to voice my opinion.

    And I want to add, I don't like to use baby language for things with babies but I do find myself using a higher pitched voice sometimes because it makes her smile. 

    I can never think of my own UO but I usually agree with several posted here. I will try harder next week.

    The best thing I can think of is that I hate the obsession with big babies. Big is not better or healthier or cuter. And that big obsession somehow turns into a thin obsession as soon as the baby turns about 5 or 6. I get sick of people asking baby A's weight so they can decide if their baby wins. I know two women guilty of this. I usually tell them I'm not sure because I don't care to participate and I don't have to hear about my baby being underweight or their baby almost catching up. (depending on what their weights are that week)

    My kids have all been chubby so I am not a hater, but I have a couple of nieces who are naturally thinner. There were endless questions about what was wrong.
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    My UO is that I refuse to believe that any working mother has their sh*t figured out. I just don't think it's possible. They can fake it, sure... and I do it daily... but I have a really hard time believing that anyone feels like they have good balance, and that their work AND their family get the attention they deserve. 

    I do, and I'm not faking it. I'm lucky that I have a very flexible job doing something that I enjoy. I have a very generous PTO policy and I can pretty much come and go as I please. I spend plenty of time with my family and I'm pretty damn good at my job. Sure, I'm still working on getting into a pumping rhythm this time around, but give me a week or two and it will all fall into place. Yes, not everyone is as fortunate as I am, but life doesn't have to be a total clusterfuck, either.
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    I am annoyed with these fast food workers on strike that are trying to get $15.00 an hour. My sister graduated with her social work degree and she makes less than that after trying for a year to even find a job. I think they are asking for way too much money they should be happy they have a job.
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    Oh, and the daycare issue has certainly thrown me for a loop, but we're working through it and it will all be over, soon.
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    @jerseygirl... I know... you're right. I guess I'm just framing it in the context of the working people I know/see IRL. On a related note... is your company hiring? ;-) haha It sounds like you have the best of both worlds.

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    This will probably start a bunch of issues...I can't stand when babies have only a onsie on. You don't walk around with only a shirt on why should your baby have to go with no pants/shorts on.

    You must live somewhere cool. Here, it is too hot and humid. LO sweats just in his onesie, forget if he then has shorts on.... and he's only had pants on 1 time for a picture. Then they came off.

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    @jerseygirl... I know... you're right. I guess I'm just framing it in the context of the working people I know/see IRL. On a related note... is your company hiring? ;-) haha It sounds like you have the best of both worlds.

    I don't know... I agree with you. I also have a very flexible job. I work from home, have generous PTO, am even only working three days a week until Jan while I use up the rest of my leave. I am great at my job and (hopefully) a good mom. But I definitely don't have it all figured out. My balance isn't great. I'm reading emails while I'm feeding LO. I'm on conference calls on my day off while he is napping in my arms. I do this because it's a busy time, but I definitely don't think it's balanced. And when my day gets too much... I bump 
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    @jerseygirl... I know... you're right. I guess I'm just framing it in the context of the working people I know/see IRL. On a related note... is your company hiring? ;-) haha It sounds like you have the best of both worlds.

    I don't know... I agree with you. I also have a very flexible job. I work from home, have generous PTO, am even only working three days a week until Jan while I use up the rest of my leave. I am great at my job and (hopefully) a good mom. But I definitely don't have it all figured out. My balance isn't great. I'm reading emails while I'm feeding LO. I'm on conference calls on my day off while he is napping in my arms. I do this because it's a busy time, but I definitely don't think it's balanced. And when my day gets too much... I bump 
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    I guess it's all relative, too.  What's your definition of chaos?  I remind myself often that the meticulously planned life I had before LO is different now.  I've always thrived on knowing what to expect, schedules, organization, etc.  My priorities are different, and that's okay.  I just need to cut myself a break since I was wound so tight before. 
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    bdifazio said:

    @jerseygirl... I know... you're right. I guess I'm just framing it in the context of the working people I know/see IRL. On a related note... is your company hiring? ;-) haha It sounds like you have the best of both worlds.

    I don't know... I agree with you. I also have a very flexible job. I work from home, have generous PTO, am even only working three days a week until Jan while I use up the rest of my leave. I am great at my job and (hopefully) a good mom. But I definitely don't have it all figured out. My balance isn't great. I'm reading emails while I'm feeding LO. I'm on conference calls on my day off while he is napping in my arms. I do this because it's a busy time, but I definitely don't think it's balanced. And when my day gets too much... I bump 
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    I guess it's all relative, too.  What's your definition of chaos?  I remind myself often that the meticulously planned life I had before LO is different now.  I've always thrived on knowing what to expect, schedules, organization, etc.  My priorities are different, and that's okay.  I just need to cut myself a break since I was wound so tight before. 
    I guess I just had hoped to have a good balance of work time, LO time, me time, H and me time... and there just aren't enough hours in the day. 
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    This will probably start a bunch of issues...I can't stand when babies have only a onsie on. You don't walk around with only a shirt on why should your baby have to go with no pants/shorts on.

    I totally don't like the onesie look and only buy those one piece short romper outfits but we have a ton of hand me downs, so DS rocks the onesie quite often.

    And if my thighs didn't rub together like they are trying to start a fire, I would walk around without pants on whenever socially acceptable but sadly I can't even wear a dress without Spanx.

    I hate being tied to the nap all the time eat all the time baby schedule. I would much rather be out and about. And staying home for a crappy 45-60 minute nap makes me stir crazy. But when it is the big one's nap time, I am home. Period.
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    My UO is that I refuse to believe that any working mother has their sh*t figured out. I just don't think it's possible. They can fake it, sure... and I do it daily... but I have a really hard time believing that anyone feels like they have good balance, and that their work AND their family get the attention they deserve. 

    I do, and I'm not faking it. I'm lucky that I have a very flexible job doing something that I enjoy. I have a very generous PTO policy and I can pretty much come and go as I please. I spend plenty of time with my family and I'm pretty damn good at my job. Sure, I'm still working on getting into a pumping rhythm this time around, but give me a week or two and it will all fall into place. Yes, not everyone is as fortunate as I am, but life doesn't have to be a total clusterfuck, either.
    I also think this is something that you work up to! When everything is new its sometimes hard to find that balance. jerseygirl, you have another LO so you probably have it worked out since you have been through it before. I wonder if you thought back to those first couple of weeks or months the first time around if you had it all together.  I know i didn't because I had a non-sleeping, very fussy baby and my job is very demanding.  It took a little while for me to get in a groove and feel like I was doing a good job all around. I did eventually, but life was chaotic for a little bit.  Plus a flexible job is clutch! It may be a little harder for those moms that don't have flexibility in the workplace or generous PTO. 
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    @allison078 eventually you won't be faking it! It all does fall into place! It just takes time!
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    My baby is pretty much always in a onesie or romper. I think shorts/pants look weird/lumpy on him and I like getting a peek pf his cute cloth diapers.

    And yeah, I wouldn't go around without bottoms on, but then again, I'm not 3 months old.
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