Category Archives: sharyMess

Support Feminism? Not this momma…

As a woman, I’m all for equal rights and especially equal pay for equal work. I’m also all for any girl becoming anything she wants outside of traditional roles – if it’s something she’s good at.  But I’m also all for embracing traditional gender roles if you so choose. Finding a chivalrous man in the current dating cesspool is extremely sexy to me and sure to get you a second date.

I have winced on many occasions at some of the feminist posts and videos. It leaves me wondering what it must feel like as a guy to hear such things. My boys are learning to open doors for their mom and others, giving their seat to an older person while in waiting rooms, schlep heavy groceries, move furniture, and even on special occasions help mom with her coat.  Call me old fashioned but I want to raise respectful and chivalrous men. So does this mom…

This $#!+ is HARD!

There are some days that are more difficult than others.  For some reason, I woke up today and the burdens of my world felt so much heavier than normal.  And I read this and saw someone’s “Me too!”  There is this mentality towards single parents sometimes of “you made your bed, now lie in it.”  Not by everyone but a lot.  Life is hard for everyone but the lonliness on top of the burdens of life can really wear on a girl.  I hope you are as encouraged by this as I was.  Go hug a single parent today!


What a beautiful message for all of us in our gracefulMesses!

NOW going to bat for protective moms like me

NOW going to bat for protective moms like me

‘Sad Sister’ hits a little too close to home

‘Sad Sister’ hits a little too close to home

Captain & Tenille?! Say it ain’t so!

Captain & Tenille?! Say it ain’t so!

If these two can’t make it, nobody stands a chance.  Love apparently COULDN’T keep them together.  <heavy sigh>  What’s next?  Peanut Butter splitting from Jelly?