Some of the things that I've been picking up here especially in the last week or so.....
I smoked during my pregnancy, had some wine and a little bit of weed too.
I still occasionally smoke a bowl or have a drink with my hubby after the kids have gone to bed. (Although I've done neither since hubby lost his "good" job; just not any extra money to waste on that stuff)
I'm not technically officially *married* I guess my children are bastards and I'm living in sin
I nursed in public
I let my baby eat off my plate
I ask my friends to bring food over if we're having a get together
I used a monkey harness with my oldest and plan to with my youngest.
I use BC instead of just not having sex
I get WIC and, more recently, foodstamps
I sometimes let my 5yo go outside in the courtyard of our apartment complex without me (I can see the whole thing from my window)
I'm sure I could think of more if I felt like it.
Gosh it's a wonder I can even manage to raise children. Somehow they are well fed, dressed in clean clothes that fit properly, are very active little boys who aren't sitting in front of the tv eating junk food all day. They are smart, mostly well behaved happy children. But still.... I really SUCK at this parenting thing I guess.
What do cafemomers think of YOUR lifestyle? Are you the Mom of the Year or are you awful like me?
Answer by JoLee12345 at 4:34 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
"Smoked during my pregnancy, had some wine and a little bit of weed too" I would Consider that a selfish mother.
There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public, WIC, sharing food, and Foodstamps.
Answer by momavanessa at 2:28 PM on May. 27, 2011
Answer by ria7 at 2:28 PM on May. 27, 2011
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Answer by kpolitte at 2:28 PM on May. 27, 2011
Yes I have been on WIC and Food Stamps before. My husband and I worked hard at getting back on our feet after he got laid off from the high dollar job he had. Times are tough so I don't understand how people can STILL give others a hard time about stuff like that. I guess because I went through it myself I know how they feel.
Answer by momavanessa at 2:31 PM on May. 27, 2011
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Answer by RobinEsMommy at 3:08 PM on May. 27, 2011