Being a stay at home mom has forced me to think outside the box like never before. In this video, I explain how I figured out a way to videotape my son A.J.’s first steps while we were home by ourselves. I don’t have any legitimate proof, but he may be the first baby in […]
An Alaska mom sent video to Dr. Phil’s show of herself putting hot sauce in her seven year old son’s mouth and forcing him to take a cold shower after he misbehaved. Once the video went viral, Alaska authorities got involved and now mother of six, Jessica Beagley, faces charges.
I hesitate to judge another mom because I don’t know what the child did and how often she’s tried to correct his behavior. Since I absolutely hate hot sauce I can only imagine the terror this child felt as it was poured in his mouth. As a TV journalist with more than a decade of experience covering child abuse and child deaths, I can tell you the fact that this boy was in a house where they could afford to buy hot sauce makes him luckier than a lot of kids.
Beagely made several key mistakes. She got angry, mistreated her child, allowed another child to videotape it and then sent it to a nationally televised talk show to ask for help. What she should have done was talk to her son’s pediatrician, teacher, child psychologist, family member, trusted friend or neighbor and asked for suggestions on how to correct his behavior. Or she should have at least asked them to watch the tape and offer their opinion on whether she should send it in. It never ceases to amaze me the things people do on camera and think that it’s “normal behavior.”
Our MommyTalkShow.com guests admit they’re all struggling to find balance in their lives. Some of our secrets to getting work and household stuff done:
Paying for someone to help us with household duties and organizing
Getting work done in small time increments
Don’t sweat the “small stuff” like cleaning the back of the refigerator
Diane says some things don’t get done. She “wings it” and prioritizes so she can spend time with her husband and son.
Maran agreed with Diane and said some things didn’t get done.
Karen is hiring a professional organizer and realizing she can’t do everything on her own. She’s also considering hiring a cleaning service since her new job also means a longer commute. Karen recommends hiring people to help you.
I struggle as a stay at home mom to get work done before my husband goes to work or on weekends when my husband is home. I work in increments, even if it’s 10 minutes of work.
MommyTalkShow.com location sponsor, Dr. April Warhola, of the Cafe of Life Chiropractic Care in Atlanta has a passion for treating expectant moms, newborns and entire families. She explained the relief moms and babies can look forward to after they’re adjusted. Dr. April says expectant moms can have an easier delivery after chiropractic care and recommends newborns get adjusted because the birth process can be hard on their delicate systems if they’re pulled out of the birth canal or a c-section incision incorrectly.
Ohio mother, Kelly Williams-Bolar, served one day of a ten day sentence for falsifying residency records so her daughters could attend a better school district. Her story is a huge controversy in education circles. It illustrates the lengths some parents will go to so their children can attend a preferred school system. This ABC News […]