Spy On Your Kids

Spy On Kids

This week on Mommalogues we were asked if we think it’s okay to spy on your kids. I say it’s our duty and right as parents. Children are like pets. I don’t let me dog just run around doing whatever he wants, I keep tabs on him. I can’t have him digging into the garbage and you can bet if he had a cell phone I’d be taking a peek at his text messages to make sure he’s not arranging a date to hump the poodle next door.

I need to keep tabs on my kids. And my husband. And my siblings. And my neighbors.

OKAY I’M NOSEY AND UNTRUSTING! FINE!

See what the other moms had to say on this one:


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Would you spy on your kids?

Also on Mommalogues this week:

Have you ever been mommy shamed by another mom?
Who is your mom role model?

What did you get in trouble for most when you were young?

When The Kids Go To Bed

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This week on Mommalogues we all chimed in on what we actually DO when the kids go to bed. It’s kind of interesting to get a glimpse at what goes on behind closed doors:


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So what do YOU do when your kids go to bed?

Also on Mommalogues this week:

Be honest, what part of your beauty routine do you skimp on now that you have kids?
What do you wish your partner really understood about being a mom?
Would you ever consider plastic surgery?

The Worst Thing Mom Cooks

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This week on Mommalogues our kids got involved to share what they think is the worst thing mom cooks. My kids reveal the very terrible meal I sometimes make them eat and in so doing, also reveal how absolutely irrational they are.

Maybe next week us moms can address the “worst thing” our kids cook. I’d love to address¬†last years Mother’s Day “pancakes”.

The worst thing MY Mom cooked for dinner was rice pudding. Gag me with a spoon! The texture, the pudding/rice combo, the raisins…who invented that awful mean and why in the world was my mother feeding it to me for dinner?

On the flip side, I LOVED it when she made little pizzas out of English muffins. DIVINE! I could eat them forever!

What did your mom cook that you loved and hated?

And take a look at all these kids ratting us out!:


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Also on Mommalogues last week:
What were you like as a 6-year-old?
What was the biggest waste of money you spent on baby gear?
What do you do if you hate the mom of your kids best friend?
What is the worst parenting advice you got from your mom?

Breastfeed Without A Cover

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This week on Mommalogues, the most difficult question for me to answer was the “What do you really think about moms who breastfeed without a cover?” question.

This is a topic I don’t really like to touch because I don’t want to offend women (some good friends of mine) who are true breastfeeding advocates and this is a sensitive issue.

They have been fighting for the right to nurse a child wherever we need to nurse a child and I think that’s great! Personally, however, I would have preferred sitting on the toilet of a bathroom stall while nursing then sit anywhere publicly.

I know. I set the movement back by saying that, but it’s true.

I didn’t want to do it covered in public because my babies didn’t like that and would knock the blanket down. And I didn’t want to risk being uncovered because I don’t like feeling exposed.

I didn’t even feel comfortable breast feeding in the comfort of my sisters living room while our children played…so maybe I’m extreme. It’s possible that my ridiculous need for absolute privacy contributed to my post baby anxiety levels.

So when asked to share what I REALLY think about women who breastfeed without a cover, well part of me feels proud of them for not caring because what is that like!?!

And part of me feels like if you’re going to put yourself out there like that, you can’t possibly be surprised that it makes some people uneasy. Sure, WE understand we’re a life source and providing actual food to a baby, but most everyone else sees boobs. OMG BOOBS!

Check out what the other Mommaloguers have to say about this one!:


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Also on Mommalogues this week:

What are the food rules in your house?
What is the craziest method you’ve tried to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies?
Does homeschooling put kids at a disadvantage socially?

Crazy School Supply List

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This week on Mommalogues we were asked to share what our crazy school supply list looks like. Each of us chimed in with some of the weirdest things we’ve seen on supply lists and while I’m happy with my answer, I wish I had mentioned the single sock that was on my daughter’s list this year.

One sock. For the dry erase board. Am I supposed to purchase a new pair and just keep the match at home? Certainly I can’t send a used sock for the teacher to wipe with. Or can I? That’ll teach’em!

Also, number two pencils…why do they have to be ticonderoga? What even IS that? Talk amongst yourselves.

Here are what the other mommaloguers had to add:


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Also on Mommalogues last week:

What would you do if you saw a child being abused (verbally or physically) in public?
Share your breastfeeding story.
What’s the worst thing you ever did in school?

Should Parents Smoke Pot

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Pot smoking was legalized in Washington State and back when we voted for this I really didn’t have an opinion one way or another. I’ve been listening to my pothead friends debate the topic of legalization since high school, so when it showed up on the ballots I thought they would be thrilled. And they are. All that time they spent rationalizing that drug finally paid off.

On Mommalogues one of the questions we answered was should parents smoke pot in places where it’s legal, and now that it’s been legal here for awhile, I finally have an opinion:


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Maybe I just need to start carrying Febreeze on my person.

Other topics covered on Mommalogues this week:

Are beauty and fitness obsessed moms setting a bad example for their daughters?
Be honest: How much exercise do you get?
Describe your child’s most embarrassing meltdown.

Spreadsheet Of Your Sex Life

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Some guy created a spreadsheet documenting his sex life. Each line of the spreadsheet showed the date he went looking for “whoopie” and in the next column added his wife’s response. Yes, no, headache, “still a bit tender from yesterday”…you know, the usual.

The internet being the internet, someone put it on Reddit and the whole thing went viral.

On Mommalogues this week we’re discussing how we would react if our husbands sent us a spreadsheet documenting our sex life…I mean “whoopie” life:


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How would you react if a spreadsheet of your sex life was sent to you?

Also on Mommalogues this week:
What do you hate most about back-to-school
Would you outsource your kids’ potty training?
Show us your favorite male super hero remade as a woman.