This is normally a youtube blog. But I love these mommies and just because I rather not face the camera or do not have time & resources to does not mean I have to be absent from these what so ever. When they post a new topic I will simply add it to the bottom of this list. Please join us.
-I am Sarah and 20 years young. I am a stay at home mom still with my childrens father. We are soon getting married. We have two children. Jeremy he was born May 9, 2011 and took his last breath September 3, 2011. And our second child Bentley will join us any minute now.
2. Support and Living Situation
-We live on our own and have with a little help in between housing situations since I was 16 years old. We have tons of support no matter what we need.
-My relationships with our familys have faded in and out. We have gotten closer to our parents and further away from most of our siblings. Our friends have pretty much been placed on the back burner. We all have children now. It is wonderful to see then when we can. Me and Johnny my childrens father have gotten a lot stronger. We are each others back bones. We put each other in the worst possible place and force each other to grow out of them. It has made us who we are now.
4. Government Assistance
-I have only ever received Medical and Food. I think that the programs are very good for people that actually need it, but I have seen parents force more children in to our world just to get there benefits raised. That is not right. I live in Ohio. We have to work for any government assistance we want. Not every place here enforces it very well though. They city I am currently living in actually is helping parents find jobs instead of placing them on cash assistance and you work for your food and cash at a government building if they cannot find you work.
5. Breastfeeding vs Formula
-My first child was bottle fed with mostly drop in bottles. It was convent for us and also not much work. But we are going to try to breast feed as long as possible with our new child because it reduces the risk of SIDS and the medical benefits from it are amazing.
6. Birth Control
-I was not protected before either of my children. That was a choice we decided to make. Our family was ready to be started. We will be breastfeeding and taking a mini pill after the baby gets here. And we are very aware that birth controls fail very often. Those mommies should not be judged. If anything they need more support than a planned pregnancy.
-Jeremy was a pampers baby. He was never tried on anything else. They were perfect for our family. Bentley will be started on pampers in the hospital [that is what they provide] Cloth diapered when we get home. We have mostly g-diapers [gnappy, gpant] to try out.
8. Past/Future Plans
-My plans have not really changed very much. I planned to have a family get into college and than get into my work force. Everything is going as planned. My big difference is I wanted to be a preschool teacher now I am going to go to school for ultrasound tech. In five years I see my self in the work force working at either a Dr office or a hospital or both.
9. SAH (stay-at-home) Mom vs. Working Mom
-I am a SAHM but looking for work. Well work at home. The extra money would be wonderful but my partner understands why I feel that one of us should stay at home.
10. ME TIME!
-I do not really get "me" time and if I do I spend it in the shower... Its my only way to relax. I much rather have family time. I would be nothing with out them.
11. Crib sleeping vs. Co-sleeping
-I rather co-sleep simply because it is easier and said helps the babys heart keep its rate with mine. My First was co-slept at first and moved when he slept threw the night to a crib.
12. Dealing with Negativity
-I do not feel like the should or even need to be dealt with. Smile & walk away. You are your own, you make parenting what you want it to be. If you are trying your best than no matter what anyone says you are a GREAT parent. You can not let them win & bring you down.
-He is real.. What are you questioning..
Ohh okay we are going to teach that the characters are real.. It is a part of growing up the magical world that seeing isn't believing, believing is seeing.