Are Overprotective Moms Hurting Kids’ Health?

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By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Moms who are overprotective of their children–especially in the arena of avoiding risks in physical activity–may actually be increasing their kids’ risk of health problems, specifically obesity.  A longitudinal study conducted by Australian researchers found that moms who are overprotective tend to limit physical activity for their kids, and by age 10 or 11, the kids are at a higher risk of being overweight or obese.

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Confession: I am 20 years old. I still live at home with my mom and I help take care of my nieces. Which has stopped me from living my life. My mom can be a bit controlling. I am in online college, which she chose for me to go. When I came to her about going to move on-campus to a university, she got upset with me. So I pretty much am miserable and lonely living here. I lost all of my friends because my mom is overprotecting (which I appreciate that she cares for my safety) but I can barely go out. I’ve lost potential boyfriends because she would not let me date as a teen. I’ve never been in a relationship before. But, I met this guy online who is the sweetest. We both are from the same city and went to the same high school. We’ve never spoken before until now. He is 23 years old. We fell in love with each other. I was supposed to meet him back home where we are from and I could not meet him because it was complications on how I would make time to see him. In order for me to visit my hometown and to see him, I would have had to babysit my sister’s 3 children every day of the week and probably wouldn’t have had time or known how I would get to him because I don’t know my way (I didn’t go out when I was a teen because my mom didn’t let me out of the house so I don’t know how to get around really). He’s very upset with me and has now cut me off. I don’t have any friends. I don’t know how to drive. I have emotional breakdowns. I can’t find a job and I’m looking, constantly looking. My health is getting worse. I found a lump in my breast about a year ago. The sharp pains come and go throughout my breasts. I went to the doctor and they told me it was benign (or noncancerous) yet the lump is still there and I have pain still. I feel like my mom doesn’t understand me and sweeps things that I need to talk about under the rug. This confession is all over the place but I just needed to get this off my chest. Sorry for the long confession. I just needed to vent :)


Literally me at this point in my life.

So I think I'm going to have to de-friend my brother of facebook...

“Beautiful Females be dwelling in Fever 21”

Not only can he not spell–the English Major inside of me just died–but I really don’t want to scroll down on my news feed and have to think about my brother picking up girls. Bringing home girls. Girls in general.

That to me just means that I’m going to have to slap a hoe in the near future….

Or watch I could watch my mother slap her, that just might be worth my while….

Broken; hard to get back up.

So I met a guy online I swore I loved him. Long story short Mom says can’t date him. I breakup, and he becomes suicidal again. I tell my guidance they contact his school and everyone thinks he’s some freak at school because of me. His Mom overreacts like all Moms would in the situation and grounds him hard. Then I find out when talking the whole situation with my Mom he lied to me. No small white lie…He lied to me about having cancer. Making me a liar..he did it because “His self-esteem was sooo low he felt like he wasn’t good enough for me..” Guys if you can read this; YOU ARE MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH AND SHOULD NEVER LIE TO A GIRLFRIEND! So that was the basis of my shitty ass day today. Yay I’m single -__-

Setting the record straight...

I’m not perfect. I’ve made several mistakes in my life and I’ve overcome many obstacles. However, I do take pride in the type of mother I am.

I’m THAT mom…I’m the mom that’s crazy and overprotective. I wipe down and disinfect surfaces (especially in public), I’m super strict about hand washing if you’re going to be holding my baby. I breastfeed, cloth diaper, co-sleep, baby wear, make my baby’s food and only feed my son organic, I only use natural and safe products. I’m constantly posting pictures and videos of my son. And on top of it, I also have an innate rage within me, that of a lioness, that will rip your face off of you even THINK about wronging my precious offspring in any way.

I’ve been getting a lot of followers and reblogs from users that have mom fetishes, blogs full of porn, and blogs plastered with pictures of breasts. This isn’t exactly the crowed I was hoping to attract when I began this journey, so let’s set the record straight.. I’m not that kind of mom!!!! First of all, breasts were designed to feed our offspring. They aren’t sexual objects. I will not have something that is natural, beautiful, and an amazing bonding experience between my baby and I be sexualized and exploited.

I created this blog to share and remember my motherhood experiences, not sexualize and degrade them. I want to share the humor and joy of my life and motherhood.

I check all the blogs that follow me and usually follow back, however, if you are any of the above mentioned blogs, I will block you.

anonymous asked:

I got to say, looking your latest FOL post, that principal must've pissed his pant seeing how intimidating Ruby was towards him. By the way, I like the new colouring style, it's great!

Ruby was the more physical of the two in that meeting totally ‘If you expel my baby girl I will break your goddamn neck’ Sapphire was more ‘I can ruin your life forever, I have my ways’ lmao overprotective tiny moms

And thank you! Coloring that way is a lot easier than my older method so I might be able to do updates a lil bit faster~


Cassie, Jacqui, and Jin have Normal People…

ok maybe you are stretching ‘normal people problems’ a little bit here

well “absent mom” and “overprotective father” and “homophobic family” are p realistic, like if you strip down the ridikulous aspects, the core of the kids’ problems are actually pretty relatable

not Takeda’s. You absolutely cannot strip down Takeda’s problems down to something normal. If you jsut said “mom dead, dad absent”, it is simply disingenuous to ignore the rest of this ridiculous shitfest that is Takeda’s life bc you cannot get over the fact that he got handed to an undead fuckign ninja who sometimes sets himself on fire when he’s mad


My new babies, I haven’t had any puppies since December and that was only one puppy so I was so excited to see their faces!  :D

I added a watermark because I’m really paranoid about my dog pictures when I post them anywhere other than my personal Facebook, I’m an overprotective dog mom.  :P

redhornedoni asked:


Send me a ship and I’ll answer what they would do as parents:

But they’re already parents–

  • Who cried when they brought their child home for the first time: Nobody, but Kanako probably shed a tiny tear. Privately.
  • Who would wake up in the middle of the night to check on the kid(s): Kanako, bit of a pedant sometimes. She’ll wake up, prod Suwako, receive a “Nnnnn, she’s fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine,” and then a roll over. Kanako will then go investigate herself. Suffice to say the first few weeks with a child she probably never slept.
  • Who changes the kid(s) diapers: Both.
  • Who makes the bottles: Suwako.
  • Who stays up late at night to rock the kid(s) to sleep and sing them lullabys: Suwako, who is actually good at this stuff. Suwako’s voice is more high-pitched anyway so it’s easier to listen to.
  • Who is guilty of spoiling the kid(s): Both and also neither. Kanako tries to keep restrictions but Suwako does what she wants, yet Kanako’s easily won over sometimes, especially by Puppy Eyed Sanae.
  • Who would give the kid(s) cookies in the middle of the night: Suwako. Sometimes Kanako never finds out. Sometimes she always does.
  • Who always takes the kid(s) side: Suwako, most likely.
  • Who would wake up early to make breakfast for the kid(s) before school: Kanako, Suwako sleeps in til ten.
  • Who gets the kid(s) ready for school in the morning: Kanako; see the aforementioned.
  • Who takes the kid(s) to school: Both, switching sometimes, though it’s usually Kanako.
  • Who goes to parent teacher conferences: Both, though it’s Kanako who tries to talk business and Suwako who goes ‘ye, ye, that’s nice.’
  • Who will be the first to suggest to have ‘the talk’ with the kid(s): What talk? You mean Suwako didn’t do that, like, within the first year and all past Kanako’s attempt to stop her? Like: “Hey hey, you know where babies come from? ‘Cos–” “–SUWAKO STOP SHE’S TOO YOUNG”
  • Who would choose their child(s) prom outfit: Kanako’s fussy about it. Suwako makes the decision in the end.
  • Who would cry when the kid(s) go off to college: Again, Kanako…privately, of course, but Suwako will find out eventually.

tylersivan-troyeoakley asked:

looking at Pearl you would think she was the tiny fairy child of the Gems but she's actually the overprotective mom Gem and I think that's beautiful

i love pearl because shes worked so hard to transition into the  designated responsible person in the group. 

like at first it was Rose, and then the three baby gems that were always “Mom”ed by Rose now had a baby to take care of. Rose’s baby.

And pearl has just come so far??? she felt awful because the person she loved the most and always put first. that person didnt love her the way she loved that person. And she has to learn to cope with that and her favorite person being gone. She’s still learning and stuff through steven

idk i could go on for days about the beautiful characterization in steven universe. everyone tries to peg one character as one thing but its just so much to cover that you really cant 

21billionyears replied to your post “I hate Chi-Chi she is the ultimate “hysterical irrational woman”…”

Singular writer (mostly, except for the filler) and Japanese bullshit sexism, sigh sigh. Maybe someday sexist men will be forced to realise they’re being dickheads, but until that day I:

I feel like she’s just overdoing overprotective mom (she’s peeling apples and making him ride on her back instead of walking now) and eventually she’ll be cool with it once she realizes he can handle it, but it’s so annoying right now.