The joy of children also comes with the horrors of what motherhood does to the body. Trying to recapture some semblance of my former self, I joined a few fancy corporate gyms with salons and spas and pretty associates selling banana-choco-gluten-free $12 shakes, but I never achieved the results I wanted. It turns out that quitting was the answer. I finally discovered how to get fit and have a great time doing it. I joined a family-owned, martial arts gym. The following truths will convince you to ditch your corporate gym membership in favor of a much better option that actually produces results while improving every area of your life.
9. “Do you believe in love at first sight or do I have to walk by you again?”
A simple Google search on “picking up girls” will lead to hundreds of smarmy articles advising men on how to hook up at the gym. This particular sentiment — from someone claiming to be a gentleman — sums it up about perfectly:
Utilized properly, the gym is one of the finest hunting grounds for the well prepared cocksman.
Wow. Where to begin? If you’re 20 and this is the kind of thing you’re into, I’d say that guy is right. Big corporate gyms with lots of young, dumb girls would be a good place for a sexual predator to stalk his kill. However, when you’re a married mom or dad, this is not the kind of environment that will encourage your marriage. Further, it’s uncomfortable to feel as if you are being sized up by people who refer to themselves as “cocksmen.” It’s also disconcerting trying to avoid that one guy who stalks you with his eyes when you’re trying to use that embarrassing machine where you pretend to strangle someone with your thighs. Awkward.
As Kevin pointed out, his “friend” was seriously considering going underground. Yes, it was me. LOL…I admit I’ve been in a fog of shock and horror for the last week. But after copious amounts of macaroni and cheese and study of our founders and what they wanted for us…I’m back. Dammit. Read more about it here.
The title of this article is polarizing and I expect to get in trouble for writing it. As a homeschooling parent I’m not supposed to think homeschooling superior to institutionalized education. I’m supposed to take the stance that all choices are equal in the effort not to offend anyone who prefers public schooling. It’s a hot topic in the mommy circles and one that most homeschooling moms want to avoid. We all encounter the same comments and exclamations like, “How do you do it? When are you going to put them in real school? You must be crazy! How long do you plan to do this?” or my personal favorite, “I could never do that!” This article is a response to all the times I’ve wanted to answer truthfully but held my tongue in order to preserve peace.
Disclaimer: Let it be understood that I believe in the freedom of individuals to choose how to raise their own children how they see fit. This does not prevent me from having an opinion as to the nature of public school and what state-run education inflicts on American children. This is based on personal experience and years of study and research. Further, many of you will argue that none of the examples in this article have ever happened to your child in your school. My answer is, not yet. I warn you, if you are a public schooling advocate and you continue to read this article you may become unhappy with your current choices and find yourself at a homeschooling conference and facing disapproval from your social circle. Read at your own risk.
Harvest is here so I’m a one-woman canning machine. But along with this awesome time of year is my Superbowl…the election of 2012 where we banish Barack Hussein Obama to poorly written passages in history textbooks. The first debate has happened and even the New Yorker had to admit the real Obama showed up, the empty chair, the empty suit.
It’s only going to get worse for him from this point out. Romney is going to pummel him, wake him up with smelling salts and then pummel him again just for fun. I was a little worried about three months ago but all that has changed.
You’ve never seen so much Republican motivation to vote. I haven’t seen one Obama sign and I am in Illinois! Not one bumper sticker….not one t-shirt. (Update: Mr. Fox just informed me he saw one. Just one.) It is decidedly NOT 2008. It is 2012 and the people are feeling a worse squeeze than when the Lightbringer took office. Hate to break it to you Barry, but you just don’t cut it.
So I’m jazzed. I’m giddy. I’m walking on air because my country is about to return to sanity where folks earn what they work for, keep what they make and drill for oil we’re sitting on. So because of this good mood, I’m going to share my recipe for the fried green tomatoes with Chipotle ranch dip. I’m munching on. them right now and let me tell you….wow. If you have some tomato plants out back, chances are there are a bunch of green ones on the vine. Go grab some.
Something has been bothering me ever since sitting through the DNC (besides the throbbing headache I got from all the yelling and screaming.) What is bothering me is the Democrats insistence that everything they do is for “the middle class.” This is a term that is widely used but never defined. Who are the middle class? In my opinion the middle class are all of us out here in the flyovers just trying to live our lives without some government cone-head dictating how many stalks of asparagus we need to eat with every meal. We’re the ones who get up in the morning, commute to a job or a business we built, put in an 8-15 hour day, raise kids, go to ballgames, coach little league, go to church on Sundays, volunteer at coat drives, pay a mortgage, own a car, see a blockbuster movie over the summer and like it, go to Chili’s and eat a Bloomin’ Onion and like it, have one or more rifles, shotguns or handguns handed down from a beloved relative, have been hunting or have eaten something freshly killed at some point in our lives.
So it puzzles me when I hear the Lefty Democrats trying to court “the middle class.” They HATE us.
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Dear Hillbuzz Reader,
Thank you so much for your voting efforts! I made the Final 5 in the WLS-AM Talk Star contest and will be appearing live on the air this Wednesday, August 22nd in a live broadcast that will determine the winner! If any of you are in the Chicago area you can reserve a table at Paddy O’Fegan’s and join me at the event! I would love your support. More of your votes will be needed Wednesday night! If you can’t hear WLS in your state, simply listen online at www.wlsam.com or download “I Heart Radio” app and listen on your phone or ipod anywhere you go! The show w
ill air at 6pm CST on Wednesday so tune in to send your vote by text. The winner will be decided based on a judges panel and your votes.
I am so excited to be heard on my favorite Chicago talk station. Thank you so much! Love, Megan
Dear HillBuzz Readers,
I’m a radio nerd, always have been and always will be. WLS-AM is one of the oldest talk stations in the country. It broadcasts over 3 states and has the best programming around. If you’re anywhere near Illinois, you’ve heard it. When I was 16, I used to get up at 5:30am and take my dad’s car to Dunkin’ Donuts for a coffee just so I could listen to the news of the day before I was trapped in high school hell. Don and Roma woke me up every morning and I would sit in that white Jeep before the sun was even up sipping my coffee with cream and chuckling at Don Wade’s tirades. How many teenagers do you know set the alarm to hang out with talk show hosts? I was weird, I admit it…still am.
I’ve had a dream for as long as I can remember to be on the air. Not as a DJ, not a weather girl, not a news announcer, but as a talk show host (and if you ask my parents, I was born to do it because I never stop talking naturally!) I worked in administrative positions in the radio industry learning everything I could about it. When my family came I gave up a lot of that ambition to just be a mom and be here for my girls. Needless to say, it requires a lot of sacrifice and coupon clipping which is beyond tiring. It’s not fun to worry about how you can feed your family on one salary these days with gas prices climbing and food prices following.
The other day, I was standing in my kitchen chopping something and I heard an advertisement on WLS to submit an MP3 of what you would do if you were a talk show host and the winner would get a trip to Mexico and a 2 hour talk show program on WLS! If there was ever a contest made for me, this was it. I’ve never entered a contest in my life but I entered this one and sure enough I made the Top 10! Getting noticed in a top 3 market is next to impossible and yet here is my chance for the GM and production staff to hear what I can do on the greatest station in this state.
Now it’s up to voters to pick the 5 finalists to go on the air and do a live show to battle it out for the winning spot. This is my American Dream and you can help me get it. I thought voting ended last night but we have one more day to get it done. So if you have some time today to help me achieve a life-long goal, please go to this link and vote for me to get into the Final 5! (If you really have extra time, you can clear your cache and vote multiple times just like a Chicago Democrat!)
Obama has been trying to kill opportunity for everyone for the last 4 years but I still believe in my dream. Thanks for your help!
Megan, Jason, Veronica, Violet and Moose (the dog)
Hi friends! I need your votes right now! Tonight is the last night to vote for me to get me into the final five! Here’s how it’s done! Go to this link HERE which looks like this:
Then scroll down under the photos to the Vote Now section and click the button next to “Megan Fox” (see below)
AND!!!! YOU MAY VOTE LIKE A CHICAGOAN in this election which means as many times as you want (even if you’re dead.) For detailed instructions on how to clear your cache in order to vote multiple times go to the WLS-AM link HERE that will tell you how!
Thanks for your support!
After weeks of race-baiting with the Trayvon Martin case, the Democrats are at it again and this time they’re dipping their toes into Mommy Wars. Hillary Rosen, Democrat strategist, has let us all know again what she and the Left (especially faux feminists) thinks of stay-at-home moms. You don’t count. Rosen let out her venom on CNN against Ann Romney.
‘What you have is, Mitt Romney running around the country saying, “Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues. And when I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.”
‘Guess what: his wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kind of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and why do we worry about their future.’
Besides the obvious knock at motherhood and insinuating, not so subtly, that raising five children is somehow not work worthy of respect, she also assumes that most American women have to work in order to put food on the table and those who don’t simply live in the lap of luxury. Obama himself had this to say on the subject a few days ago at the White House forum for women (to which no conservative women were invited). As reported by the UK Daily Mail,
“Once I was in the state legislature, I was teaching, I was practicing law, I’d be traveling….And we didn’t have the luxury for her not to work.”
The idea that stay-at-home moms are financially able to do so is a popular one on the Left. The Democrats would have you believe that only rich women can stay home. This is a lie. On the contrary, staying at home is not a “luxury” but a sacrifice. Rosen chose to sacrifice her children for a high paying job in the Democrat Party. She could have given up pedicures, designer clothes, fancy cars and political power instead. It’s amazing what you can live without when you decide to do so. (At one point Rosen did stay home with her children for a while. I wonder if during that time she considered her ideas on the economy void.)
When Obama was a state senator in my home state of Illinois he brought home a salary of $60,000 plus an extra $32,000 as a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago. This combined salary is more than my family lives on right now and we have the same number of children and live in the same state. According to the Obamas’ lifestyle, however, it wasn’t enough for them (not surprising considering he and Michelle have a penchant for Wagyu beef and Wednesday night cocktail parties with celebrities.) You can’t serve Stevie Wonder canapes from the frozen food section at Aldi. It simply isn’t done.