How did yet another week pass by and now it is April? Mama is sure you’re getting sick of hearing Mama say that but…it’s so true! We’ve had many changes in the house in the past 24 hours that Mama is sure you’re dying to hear about…Baby Boy has had his first successful POOP in the potty in which Mama danced, cheered, gave a whole bag of M&Ms for and the hubs is bringing home a special toy. The second change is that little Miss CeCe has cut her first tooth. Great successes but such a sad day for Mama because it means they’re getting all grown-up. The hubs couldn’t be more pleased to be growing out of the baby stage again…and the Pull-up stage for Baby Boy…for Mama it is yet another story.
So while all this is happening, Mama still can’t get over the odd, odd things that were circulating around last week. While Mama is totally not one to judge (or am I?!) there are some very, very strange things Mamas out there are not only DOING but yet filming and posting them doing it to You Tube. While to each his own…it’s quite one thing for you to actually do it in the privacy of your own home but if you don’t want to be judged, don’t go posting it on the Internet for all to see. That is how gossip is started but yet this isn’t gossip…it’s real and quite frankly, freaking Mama out. Let’s review and discuss this strange behavior, shall we?!
“Kiss-Feeding aka French-Feeding” — if you haven’t yet seen the video that actress Alicia Silverstone posted of her feeding her 11-month old son Bear, then you should…just for giggles sake. It’s one thing to breastfeed which is a completely natural thing because our bodies make milk to nourish our babies and you can feed them for as long as you like — that’s your own choice. However, we are not birds so therefore Mama is pretty sure we shouldn’t teach our children to eat like baby birds. In the video that she posted, Alicia puts the food in her own mouth, chews it and then Bear leans in for what looks like a kiss but really, she is feeding him the chewed up food. It’s their way of bonding. It’s really…um…disturbing…or just quite odd. Mama can think of a hundred different ways to bond other than feeding them like a baby bird…perhaps just a cuddle might make bonding a bit more sanitary. Like Mama said to each his own but Mama has to wonder about all the bacteria and virus swapping that is happening in that video…not only that but Mama is also questioning the delicious breakfast that she describes as “miso soup, collards and radish drizzled with flax oil…” — Mama knows that there is no way that Mama’s kids would even go near that even if it was from my own mouth. Would you feed your kids this way…or have you already and Mama is just so old-fashioned?
“Placenta-pill popping” — of course another thing straight out of Hollywood is the new trend of having your placenta after birth made into pills or powder so you can ingest it to help ward off post-partum depression, replenish nutrients lost during pregnancy, aid in breastmilk production and act as a uterine tonic, for me the only way of fighting depression is with dogs, they are just so lovely, like Can I have a emotional support dogs please. Actress January Jones (Mad Men) admitted that she took placenta pills after giving birth to her son to People Magazine….um…okay. While there isn’t any proven science to eating your own afterbirth, people that have done it say they feel more energized and…?! In fact, it is a growing trend and people have posted recipes online that include your placenta as a “snack”…such as throw it into a smoothie or sprinkle it on your baked potato. Doesn’t that just sound delicious…?! Perhaps I might dine with Alicia Silverstone and not January Jones…
“Pink Slime Meat” –– this is just disturbing. How can anabolic steroid think that we won’t find out that they are polluting our meat with what is in fact pink slime (beef additives) that are unhealthy and unsanitary. We should walk into a store or purchase our kid’s meals from school knowing that they are getting PURE 100 percent beef. Perhaps it’s not organic or grass-fed beef (because that would be really expensive) but it is REAL. When it says hamburger…it should be a hamburger and not hamburger with a side of SLIME. Retailers have come out saying that they don’t carry this kind of beef including: Whole Foods Markets, Fresh & Easy Markets, Trader Joe’s. Retail giants like, Safeway Corp. (Von’s) and Kroger have come out saying they have stopped carrying this type of meat as well. Well, isn’t that fine and dandy…considering we’ve already been consuming it for…who knows how long?! This is one issue that is not going away and just goes to show we need to be aware of what we’re eating and putting into our bodies. Perhaps if we swapped the placenta pill for meat we would all feel less sluggish…?!
“Reborn Dolls” — this is last one is not gross…it’s just a little odd…or a lot odd, Mama should say. Mama is used to people oohhing and ahhing over little baby CeCe…she is adorable after all but one fact remains…she is real. She cries, she poops, she needs to be fed. She is not a doll. However this morning on TODAY, there was a segment about a women that carries around this very life-like Reborn Doll like a real baby. She puts it into a carseat, straps it in, takes it out and into public places like a real baby and watches while people oogle over her “baby.” The owner of the “baby” has two kids of her own but yet is a collector of these Reborn Dolls and if asked, she will tell you it’s not real. However, why in the first place would you take that doll out of the house like a real baby…it is really, really creepy. She better not be getting in the carpool lane because of that thing…!
So just when you think you’ve seen it all…more comes along — would you do any of these things?