I’m so excited to be celebrating the 150th blog on Sassy Mamaroo. I really couldn’t have done this without all the love, support, and all the amazing people that have shared their stories. Today I’ll be answering the questions you asked and wanted answered, aside from the few more complex ones. They deserve a full breakdown and answer.
First I want to tell you a little about myself since we have quite a few new supporters since the last time I shared. I’m Ky, the face and mind behind Sassy Mamaroo. I’m a mama of 2. I love reading, writing, and hiking. I’m a huge Star Wars fan and collect a random array of Star Wars stuff. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies or playing board games. I’m the type of person to randomly dance in the car or the store. I have fun when I can how I can because life is short.
What is your favorite place on Earth you’ve been to? This is a tough one. I haven’t done much travelling yet, but I have 2 favorite places I like to go. The beach here is beautiful. It’s cold and windy, but it’s peaceful and serene. And the mountain tops, any of them really. The views to take in are breathtaking. At the top of Mary’s Peak, you can see all the way to the ocean. It’s amazing.
What do you like to do for fun? Oh man I like to do all kinds of stuff for fun. My all time favorite is hiking. It’s not always fun because you’re hot, sweaty, and it takes forever to get to the end, but it’s so worth it. Going to the beach and playing in the ocean, collecting seashells, and building sandcastles. Or just chilling at home reading a good book. A lot of people don’t consider reading fun, but it is when you get a good book that draws you in.
Why isn’t May 4th a National holiday? Oh but it is LOL. May 4th is National Star Wars Day. It is also Bird Day in the United States. May 4th is National Orange Juice Day. National Renewal Day, which starts the opportunity for new beginnings. National Weather Observers Day. National Candied Orange Peel Day. May 4th has many National holidays for however you want to celebrate.
What is your biggest pet peeve? This is a good one. It depends on what I’m doing. If I’m driving, it’s people not using their blinkers. Loud chewing or open mouth chewing is another big one. People that blow their nose at the table or while eating in a restaurant. It’s so gross and unappetizing.
Do you sleep with one foot outside the blanket for the perfect temperature? Kind of. When I get to hot and need to adjust, I not only stick one foot out of the blanket, I stick my whole leg out. Yep I’m a little different that way.
Is there any other women out there that seem like they have their life together, but actually don’t? While I can’t speak for everyone, I myself do not have my life together. It may seem like it at times, but I am a hot mess 90% of the time. As I’ve said before, social media allows us to show ourselves in whatever light we choose making things seem perfect on the outside, when it’s not as it appears. When it seems like people have it all together, you have to remember it’s probably not. People only show what they want to show.
Why don’t we talk about the struggle our teens go through instead of just excusing it as “normal teen behavior?” Again, I can’t speak for everyone. While I myself talk about everything with my teen, as long as he gives me permission to talk about such things, I think it’s one of those things we as parents feel like the judgement or shame we would get for being open about their struggles or what we face as parents isn’t worth it. Often we aren’t allowed to be open about those things because no one else is. We can’t open up the discussion though if someone first doesn’t make the first move. I’ll discuss more on this soon.
Why is sex such a hush subject? Again, I can’t speak for everyone. See is one of those things people are talking about a little bit more in certain circles. It’s such a taboo topic to talk about because it supposed to be a private thing, but we can’t educate ourselves, our kids, or anyone else on safe or proper practices if we aren’t talking about it. Ill discuss more soon.
Why are women so afraid of talking about periods? I can’t speak for everyone, but I myself am very open about it. There’s a lot that is considered normal and a lot that isn’t normal that we just kind of have to figure out ourselves. It shouldn’t be like that. All women and young girls should be educated on everything about their bodies and periods, not only to be prepared, but so they’re not scared when something isn’t like it always has been (clot sizes, blood flow, etc.). I will talk more about it all, I don’t care. I understand why some women don’t. It’s another taboo topic that should be “private.” I’ll discuss more another time.
Why are moms so quick to judge other moms? I can only speak for myself, but I think it’s just the way it’s always been. Of course it shouldn’t be this way, but it is. I’ve been dying to talk more about this. We all parent differently and I think some people just get set in their ways and because it works for them they believe that since it worked for them, it will work for everyone. Or everyone should be doing it their way. Truth is, what works for some may not work for others. Like if your kid gets in trouble at school, another mom will be quick to judge because it has to be something you did wrong. It has to be something you did as a parent. People don’t want to see it any other way.
Why do women think men having emotions is weakness? I can only speak for myself on this. I don’t think men having emotions is a sign of weakness or it makes them any less manly. I don’t think anyone showing emotions for that matter is a sign of weakness. Emotions are a natural part of life. We laugh, cry, and get angry. It doesn’t make you any more or less of a human being for having emotions. I’ve talked a little about this before as I want my son to grow up knowing emotions are okay. It’s okay to have them and show them. It’s just a part of life.
Thank you for reading and sending in your questions. I love answering them and seeing what everyone wants to know. Thank you for showing love and supporting this awesome journey I’m on. I love being able to keep Sassy Mamaroo going by sharing my stories, your stories, educating, and everything in between. Happy 150th blog.