Response to This Modest Mom’s Disney Boycott

Mommy blogger Brooke otherwise known as “This Modest Mom” is a Christian woman with “conservative opinions”. Yesterday she posted a blog about cancelling her “$6000 Disney World Vacation” and boycotting due to a scene in the new live action movie Beauty and The Beast. I couldn’t get through the warning  before I had to stop myself from compulsively banging me head on my desk. As Henry says, she was making my eye twitch. So instead I decide to write my own blog response to it.
Let’s go through some of this shall we:
“…but I love all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, political beliefs and/or lifestyle choices.”
Being LGBT is not a “lifestyle choice”! Just like she didn’t choose to be born white and I did not choose to be born bi-racial; gay people didn’t choose who they were attracted to, as Ms. Gaga would say they were born that way.
“… if you boycott all the things that support an agenda you don’t agree with, you’d have nothing.”
An agenda by definition is “an underlying often ideological plan or program a political agenda.” Let’s go back to my first point….you are born gay! It is not a religion, or ideology, program or political agenda…the Gay community isn’t going to try and convert anyone, unlike this blogger and her on-ward Christian soldiers.
 

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Cash Me Outside…A Mom’s Perspective

Many of you have seen the above video and hashtag #CashMeOutside that has gone viral in one form or another. I currently shared a version on Facebook where a comedian inserted himself into the scenario and pretended he was conversing with this young lady which I admit I found very funny. But after watching numerous clips, reading some comments from strangers and some of the additional videos circulating of this young lady responding to her new found viral fame I started to see this through “Mom eyes”.

This is a video clip of a young girl that was brought on a popular, sensational “Talk Show” by her mother so a fake doctor, the audience and the rest of the world could validate her opinion that their daughter was out of control. Most parents do this on some level; I do it often with my posts about my son on Facebook, he does something funny or strange or even when he misbehaves a bit I post about it looking for validation or confirmation that is normal or for people to laugh at me and my situations with him. Where I feel this mother took a wrong turn is she wasn’t turning to friends, family or even a community of parents online or close to home, she exposed her child’s worst side to the entire world to be consumed for entertainment. And now instead of fixing the problem, a whole new onslaught of issues are arising.

Diary of a Working Mom: Business Travel After Baby

The title of this blog may be a little bit misleading as I wouldn’t necessarily call travelling from Scarborough to Barrie “Business Travel” as it was literally an hour and 15 minute drive away. But I did have to stay overnight and it gave me an idea of how, we, as a family would handle it should my job require a small degree of travel again. And other than my gut wrenching guilt and missing the little monster, I think it went well.

I used to travel for work, A LOT. I was basically gone for a week every month, and I loved it. I got to stay on the Upper West Side of New York City steps away from Times Square and Broadway; so close I could feel the city breathing. In Chicago I experienced the best shopping on the “Mile”, the best deep dish pizza at Gino’s and Lou’s and the best blues at Buddy Guy’s. I was lucky enough to drink Hurricanes and Hand Grenades dancing up and down Bourbon St. in New Orleans until we closed it down and I went to Las Vegas so many times I think I stayed at almost every hotel on the strip. And I did it all for free; I got to stay in luxury hotels, eating at the best restaurant and the companies I worked for or the partners we worked with paid for it. Don’t get me wrong I worked very hard, but I played just as hard too.   Continue reading