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Chelle. 21. Married.
I live in a seriously small town in very southern Ohio, literally, cross a bridge and hit KY/WV
I also became a mommy to a wonderful boy on October 28th, 2013.
I'm currently taking classes for a CDA certificate.
This blog is just things of my own personal preference, nothing specific.
Mostly cats, my son and food porn. (I tag any NSFW posts)
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Are utensils not a thing anymore???

My guess, they’re okay once they learn to use them themselves? I don’t know. I’m just going on the fact that someone on that hate blog said I was doing everything unnatural after replying to one of your posts about crunchy cards. Not fully baby lead weaning was one of the things I said.

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wait. people have problems with spoon feeding babies..?

Apparently it’s “un-natural.” Since the whole point of baby lead weaning is to not intervene with spoons or some shit.

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pandatamer05:

Fitting in is overrated.  Source: http://i.imgur.com/vqstNW8.jpg

My parenting

Also just to clear up some facts : 

  • Formula Feeding : I tried to breast feed. The three days I was in the hospital, the consultant told me every time that his latch was perfect and the doctors said I was doing so well and he even gained weight. However, when we went home, and he started to actually feel hunger, he stopped trying to latch. Then I realized that my nipples wouldn’t get hard. No matter what, and he had such a hard time. I tried a nipple shield. That was a no go, he wouldn’t even put it in his mouth. I tried to pump, but I couldn’t pump fast enough and for a week I was attached to the pump the entire time. Finally, yes I gave up and switched to formula. 
  • Circumcision : My son’s penis is no ones business. If you’re really going to judge a parent only on that, then that’s your business. So just because a mother didn’t circumcise her son, it means she’ll never hit, or emotionally abuse him? No, it doesn’t. My view on circumcision, is it’s none of my business what a parent does. 
  • Vaccinations : Benjamin will be fully vaccinated, and is right on schedule. I never once thought vaccines were bad. The end of that. 
  • Baby Wearing : I never needed a wrap/sling/carrier. We really barely went out when he was tiny, and when we did, I would either hold him myself or he would stay in his carseat because the car would make him sleepy and pass out. Now it’s to the point, he’s walking. He doesn’t want to be held, he wants to walk everywhere. So no, I don’t baby wear. 
  • Co-Bathing : When he was first born, until he was almost 5 months old, we didn’t even have a bath tub. It was just a standing shower, so he got bathed in the utility sink, which was huge. Then we moved, and we do have a bathtub, but the one down stairs (ours) is a jacuzzi tub that takes almost an hour to fill up. He bathes in the one upstairs, which isn’t ours. Why would I get naked and take a bath in someone elses tub? Benjamin absolutely loves having a whole tub to himself anyway. So no, I don’t co-bathe. 
  • Co-Sleeping : Again, when Benjamin was first born, until about 5 months, we had a twin mattress. Would you risk trying to fit two fat people and a newborn on a twin mattress? You’d be really stupid if you would. Besides, for the most part he slept on me anyway, up until it was 10pm and we put him to sleep in his crib, which he had no problems with. Since he was born, his crib has never been farther than three feet from my own bed. He got used to his crib and he likes sleeping in the corners, and being able to cuddle and move around his blankets. It’s what he’s most comfortable with. So no, I don’t co-sleep.
  • Feedings : For the most part, he eats fruits, veggies, and everything else with his fingers, but he absolutely LOVES applesauce. I’d love to see you try to feed a baby applesauce without a spoon. Good luck with that. He’s never had baby food, he didn’t want it. I offered it, and he had no desire. I didn’t force it and then he decided he wanted to eat what I was eating. He decided to start solids, not me. He decided he loves things that are too messy for him to eat on his own. So yes, I did “intervene” with a spoon.
  • Anything else you want to know about my parenting ways, or get fire for thinking I’m doing things that will fuck up my son, just ask. I’ll give you the straightforward answer. 
  • Also, just because I don’t do some of these things, does not mean I think parents who do are wrong. I applaud every parent who is able to do the things I’m not, or who chose to do things differently than I do. I don’t know your life, I don’t know what you’re able to do and what your situation is. So long as your son is loved, fed, clean, and safe, you are a good parent.
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Am I an awful parent? You can think so all you want. 

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So 'S' you think people against circumcision are bad parents, but aren't okay with baby ear piercing? Which is the lesser of two evils?

@Anonymous

goaheadandcrymeariver:

I meant that I think parents who DO circumcise are bad parents. My mistake. I meant to say that she was against vaccines and pro circumcision but forgot the ” pro ” part.
Circumcision AND ear piercing are both horrible.
-S

Again, since you seemed to completely ignore that your information is wrong. 
1.) I’m not against vaccines. My son is completely up to date and scheduled for his next ones already. 
2.) I never once said whether my son is circumcised or not. And if that makes me an awful parent so be it, but my son’s penis is no one’s business. 

Go ahead and ignore this too. And think I’m an awful parent on apparently one post you read, and read wrong. Get your facts right before trying to piss on someone. 

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The mumblr "community" is bullshit, there is no community. Only a bunch of jealous, pathetic assholes who make it a priority to run hate blogs.

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kickbackandbreathe:

I agree. There are some AMAZING mumblr moms, but most of them are shit-talking and frustrating moms who think it’s THERE WAY OR NO WAY.

Or decide to call someone a fucking horrible parent based on false facts from obviously ONE post that was posted, and read wrong. Then when faced with the truth, decide to ignore it. It’s hilarious. 

I don’t know why you’re getting so much hate. I’ve been following you for so long and not once have I thought, Man she’s annoying. I’ve thought, awh look at the cute little baby, and awh what a wonderful looking family. 

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And good night tumblr. 
Since he went to bed early, he’s going to wake up early. I shouldn’t have even stayed up this long. 

Of course, he started this cute thing, where he’ll stand up in his crib, go “mamamamamama” until I look at him and smile, then he’ll just laugh and jump up and down. Certainly a nice way to wake up, even though mornings are pure evil. 

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What about queenofnapz, chelleandbabyseahorse, and sapphiremomma?

@Anonymous

goaheadandcrymeariver:

chelleandbabyseahorse:

goaheadandcrymeariver:

Queenofnapz: I don’t like her. Nope. 

chelleandbabyseahorse: She’s a terrible fucking parent. I’ll get into it if you want me to, but be warned, there will be a lot of bitching. Fuck her 100%.

sapphiremomma: So far, she’s good :)

-S

Why am I a terrible parent. Go ahead and get into it, I really want to know. 

Aren’t you the cunt that’s against vaccines, circumcised, and does everything completely un natural?  
Being against vaccines and circumcision is what makes me think you’re an awful parent.
Cry about it :-) 
-S

I’m not against vaccines? My son is fully up to date on his shots and is scheduled to get his flu shot at the end of September and his 1 year shots in November, I have no idea where you got that idea. 
Also, my son’s penis is no one’s business, and I will not be discussing if he is circumcised or not. But I’m not against it. I’m not for it. I’m for whatever a parent decided to choose, and because again, what a little boys penis is, is none of my business. 

And what is un-natural? Other than the fact I formula feed, but that’s because my nipples wouldn’t get erect enough for him to latch and he refused to take to a nipple shield. After a week of being home of trying to pump and only getting out enough for him to eat and then having to go right back on the pump just to get another 2 ounces before he had to eat again, I caved and started formula. So I guess that is unnatural, but what else. 

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What about queenofnapz, chelleandbabyseahorse, and sapphiremomma?

@Anonymous

goaheadandcrymeariver:

Queenofnapz: I don’t like her. Nope. 

chelleandbabyseahorse: She’s a terrible fucking parent. I’ll get into it if you want me to, but be warned, there will be a lot of bitching. Fuck her 100%.

sapphiremomma: So far, she’s good :)

-S

Why am I a terrible parent. Go ahead and get into it, I really want to know. 

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mamaoutnumbered:

chelleandbabyseahorse:

mamaoutnumbered:




@chelleandbabyseahorse Mike doesn’t like shake and bake. but these are the start of me learning to cook and use seasonings and spices. i keep meaning to get some mrs dash and other things too for my cabinet. but I’m like yay for learning to cook!





I just have to say, there are a TON of things out there like that. A lot of things that I get for quick meals include, Campbell’s Slow-Cooker sauces (You just pick a meat, pour the sauce over it and cook it in the slow cooker), A lot of sauces you can find in the Asian section, where you just pick a meat, veggies and noodles and BAM stirfry, There are so many other kinds of rubs and spices that Mccormick makes too. Endless possibilities for a learning cook! (Sorry, I was kind of just trying to give you ideas. All that I listed is at walmart, Idk if you shop there.) 

im a target person but yea i LOVE my crock pot (it actually not even mine i stole it from my coworker one day last year lmao) BBQ Pulled Pork is my FAVORITE nom nom nom. Cooking isn’t really as hard as i thought it would be lol

No it’s really not. In fact, after you get used to and really comfortable with it, it becomes so much fun I swear! The amazing things you can randomly combine to make something wonderful. Slow cookers make the BEST pulled anything. The meat is always so freaking tender. It’s also a huge saver in the summer, so you don’t have to have the oven on and die of heat if your A/C can’t keep up. Lol. 

audreyandcharlie:

As many of you know, recently I have been struggling with my finances due to recently having to quit my job and watch my kids full time. I was planning on starting to take classes again this fall, but those plans fell through quickly once I realized that I cannot begin classes until my past tuition is fully paid. This leaves me with a pretty substantial debt and I know it will be years before I am able to pay it off, holding my education off for years. I have thought back and forth about setting up a funding program, but I always felt so selfish even considering it until now. This month I am unable to make any payments on my student loans and I am now falling further into debt, and it is hanging over my head so hard I can hardly sleep because it is all I think about. I recently started getting more child support, but every single dollar of that goes into my children and my home, and there is none leftover for my tuition payments. It always seemed impossible for me to ask strangers to help me pay off the money I owe to a university, but then I thought more about it and if I can get 2400 people to donate one dollar, just one dollar each, I can go back to school. I eventually will be donating all the money I receive back into other donations, even if I only ever get a few cents. If you don’t mind, it would mean the world to me if you could reblog this just to try and get my page out there. I figure it’s worth a shot. Every dollar will help a great amount, and it all is going straight towards my tuition. I am dreaming that maybe by this time next year I will be a student again. Getting a higher education is my greatest dream besides raising happy, healthy children. Thank you so much for taking the time to read all this. My go fund me page can be found here:
http://www.gofundme.com/dsyqpo

And if it isn’t too much to ask, please repost this and help me get my page out there. I cannot thank you guys enough for all that you have done for me.

If potato salad can get donations, I think helping a single mother of two go back to school can get some. Okay people?

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mamaoutnumbered:




@chelleandbabyseahorse Mike doesn’t like shake and bake. but these are the start of me learning to cook and use seasonings and spices. i keep meaning to get some mrs dash and other things too for my cabinet. but I’m like yay for learning to cook!





I just have to say, there are a TON of things out there like that. A lot of things that I get for quick meals include, Campbell’s Slow-Cooker sauces (You just pick a meat, pour the sauce over it and cook it in the slow cooker), A lot of sauces you can find in the Asian section, where you just pick a meat, veggies and noodles and BAM stirfry, There are so many other kinds of rubs and spices that Mccormick makes too. Endless possibilities for a learning cook! (Sorry, I was kind of just trying to give you ideas. All that I listed is at walmart, Idk if you shop there.)