And my rant continues…

Yesterday I posted a blog about the Time Magazine cover with mother Jamie Lynne Grumet breast feeding her almost 4-year old son and basically wrote that I don’t see what the big deal is about it! I can’t seem to understand why people are losing their shit over it. This morning when I woke up, the social media outlets were flooded with even more talk about this cover and it kind of got to me so here I am, needing to vent. Ok, don’t get me wrong, I realize that the picture isn’t the most natural picture and no one breast feeds like that but c’mon don’t you see what they are trying to do? They want to create a buzz over it and get people talking and that’s exactly what they’ve done so kudos to the photographer and art director…you wanna sell magazine this is how you do it! But of course the world is filled with morons so they have their panties all in a bunch now saying “Oh My God…have you seen that?!, it’s so not real…that’s just wrong” and to them I laugh because they obviously don’t know how the world of business and money making works hahaha! So there! I got that off my breast feeding chest now but I’m not done yet! People are so up in arms about this…hell MSNBC blurred out Jamie Lynne Grumet’s breast on TV because OMG God forbid you see a bit of skin but wait! Let’s show movie stars on the red carpet with their boobs and asses hanging out…that’s ok. How is this any different? I’ll tell you…this mother breast feeding her child is something very natural…hell maybe you even did it as a child and the people on TV are trying to look SEXY. Now it seems as though people are confused and have taken the SEX part and are applying it to this photo and that to me, is the disgusting part…shame on you! I’ve always said that people are entitled to their own opinion and this mother is doing what she wants…good for you Jamie! Now this is where I’m stumped! How does a mother who chooses to breast feed her child of 2 months, a year or 4 years affect YOUR LIFE? It doesn’t right? You don’t like it, don’t look! I’m a breast feeding mom and my daughter is 10 months old. Will continue till she’s 3 or 4 years old? Probably not but that’s my choice and does it make me look at other mothers who do choose to breast feed their children who are older in a different light…why? Cuz what they do in their private life has no impact on mine.

So please do me a favour and do yourself a favour GET OVER IT and move on with your life. Seeing this picture and knowing that this mother is breast feeding her almost 4 year old son is not going to make or break your day, your year or even your life!

Are you with me or against me…leave a comment…you know I’m dying to respond HAHA!


Get Over It!

Have you seen the cover of the May 21st issue of Time Magazine? Well let me tell ya, it’s got a lot of people talking! Haha! So many people are so upset by this image but I don’t see why. “Morning Joe” on MSNBC went as far are blurring out Jamie Lynn Grumet’s (the mother on the cover) breast…really? C’mon! I dunno it doesn’t bother me maybe because I’m a breast feeding mom or maybe because it’s natural or better yet maybe because each mother has a choice to do what she wants for her child and it’s none of my business and it doesn’t affect my life so I don’t care. Personally I think people need to GET OVER IT and focus their attention on other things!

Take a look…what do you think? Does it bother you? Are you upset by it? Or are you like me and not phased by it?

Post your comment below…



A Newborn’s Conversation with God…

This is a must read for all Mummies & Mummies-To-Be! Truly beautiful…grab the tissue box!

A newborn’s conversation with God:

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” 

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.” 

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?” God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.” 

Who will protect me?” God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.” God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.” 

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

God said, “You will simply call her, “Mom.”


Jessica Simpson is a Mommy!

The day that Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson have been waiting for has finally arrived! Jessica gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson in LA this morning. This is the couple’s first baby and they couldn’t be happier. Little Maxi (which is what they will be calling the baby for short) came into this world weighing 9lbs. 13oz. and measured 21¾ inches. Jessica posted this on her website this morning…

It’s said that mamma and baby are doing great. No pictures yet of little Maxi yet but as soon as they surface I’ll be sure to share with all you Yummy Mummies!

Wishing the new Mommy & Daddy all the best as they start this new chapter in their lives 🙂

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What?!? Kristin Cavallari is prego?

Ok Hills fans this is for you! Did you hear? 25 year old Kristin Cavallari is prego with her first baby. Apparently it became public news in January that she and her NFL fiance Jay Cutler are expecting (did you know cuz I didn’t haha).  No word yet on the sex of the baby but my money is on a boy. She’s popping now and looking great…hate her haha! See for yourself.

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Tax Returns + Mat Leave = SUCKS!

Tax season is upon us and I hate it, especially this year being on mat leave. Yeah, I know, we here in Canada have it better than our friends to the south of us but I don’t care I’m still gonna bitch haha. It’s already crappy enough with trying to survive on mat leave pay, which at the very most in Ontario is $822 bi-weekly (seriously how can anyone live off that?). Some of us are lucky because we may work for a company that tops us off a little bit with some extra cash, it may be for the full year or maybe for half the year like the company I work for. But honestly even with the top up (if you get that) it’s not easy (mortgage, car payment, groceries, bills, diapers, formula, etc) and then tax season sneaks up and bites you in the ass..good times! I just picked up my taxes from my accountant this past week and I’m getting back…are you ready for this? $150 hahaha try not to be jealous! I’m also pretty sure that the only reason I’m getting that back is because of the RRSP contribution I made. I guess it could be worst though, I’m lucky I don’t owe anything!

Uggghhhhh it sucks and there’s nothing you can do about it (unless you choose not have kids haha). So, tell me are you getting a good return this year, do you have to pay or are you maybe just breaking even?

Ahhhhh the joys of being a parent haha!

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Birth to 12 years in 2 min 45 sec

I came across this video done by Frans Hofmeester in The Netherlands and absolutely love it! Basically he filmed his daughter every week from birth to the age of 12 and this is the final result.

What a great concept…wonder if it’s too late to start with one for Samantha!

Take a look…

Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo.

Have you started a project like this for your little one or plan to do something when your bundle of joy arrives?

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Gotta Love Husbands LOL

Yesterday my sister posted this little story/joke in the Yummy Mummies facebook group and let’s just say it got a lot of reaction haha! I’m sure all you mummies out there have experienced this and I’m sure it’s made your blood boil hahaha! Gotta love our clueless husbands for this!

Grab yourself a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy!

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a Cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?’ ‘Yes,’ was his incredulous reply. She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.”

Hahahaha! Isn’t this awesome? I’d love to credit the photographer who took this pic but unfortunately I have no idea who took it.

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The Munchkin’s Saved the Day!

Great customer service is key and we all know that, but nowadays it isn’t often that we experience it.  With Samantha now crawling around, we’ve been busy getting the house baby proofed, which means; getting those baby gates up and saying good bye to our nice looking home. I guess it comes with the territory now haha!  Let me tell you, this baby gate business isn’t fun! Auto lock, alarms, pressure, drill in, white, wood, black, metal, wide, tall and the list goes on and on, not to mention they aren’t cheap either! So, when I saw these new Munchkin Extender gates go on-sale at Babies r’ Us, I went and bought 3 but only 2 fit. I should have measured to see if they fit before going to buy them! That would have been the smart thing to do haha! And go figure, the most dangerous area of the 3 where we need a baby gate, the one going downstairs, doesn’t fit because it’s not wide enough. I’m a first time mom so what do I do? I start to panic and freak because this kid is now on the move and I don’t have a gate to block the stairs going down. So, I jumped online to see if I can find an extension for the gate or maybe a wider gate and I came across the Munchkin Extender Extra Tall and Wide gate on their site. Perfect, right? Ya, I thought so too but couldn’t find one anywhere. I even called Babies r’ Us where I orginially bought mine thinking that they must have them, but no luck. By the way, I’m actually still waiting for someone to get back to me from there about doing a special order! I think I might have to wait a while longer haha!. I also tried a few online stores in the USA who had them but guess what? They don’t ship here!  So, I called the Munchkin head office here in Canada (Brampton, Ontario) and spoke with Christian who took down my info and said that someone would get back to me to let me know where I could find one.  I was so happy and excited but didn’t want to get my hopes up because who knew if I was really going to get a call back, BUT I did! Leena from the Brampton office called me back with amazing news!  She said that they would be more than happy to exchange my regular Extender gate for the Extra Tall and Wide model and at no extra charge! WOW! Now that’s customer service! Not having to pay extra was a bonus but because they took the time to hear me out and got back to me with a solution. I was so happy that I drove over to their office right away! My gates are now all up and I feel much better knowing that my little Sammy Baby is free to roam and will be safe!

Thank you Munchkin Canada team! Christian and Leena you guys made my day!

A forever grateful Munchkin fan and customer,
Pina 🙂

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