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Veronikas Blushing – MIA
August 18, 2013
6:17 pm
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I know, I mean that she gets PLENTY of time off, because he is watching, feeding and changing the baby so she can go buy new pillow cases, or get her hair done. I don't think his helping is wrong, at all, she is after all his child as well, what I mean is I do think he helps a lot, which is how she gets her me time, otherwise, easy baby or not, she could not go to the hairdresser. I do feel bad not because he is busy being helpful, but because even though he is clearly being helpful, he gets people criticizing him here, and I did get mad at the princess's comment on "whoever has the time cleans it". Because, to me, of the two, she gets plenty more free time. And, honestly, if anyone here sees her giving up some precious moments of her morning makeup routine before going to work to do things to make his life easier now that he'll be the one staying with the baby while she works, for the next couple of weeks, just tell me. Well, after she reads here she'll make sure to post something about it on IG. Anyway, I just thought people here were being unfair to him, he does seem to me as a good devoted helpful father, and tired due to that and to working full time, commuting, and so on.

August 18, 2013
6:57 pm
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lcassie said
I actually do think he does his share, and it seems she gets plenty of me time after having the baby, something most mothers, myself included, don't. she just went to get her hair done, is constantly going shopping by herself, and, honestly, I actually feel bad he, who is working full time, while she stays home with a baby who seems to sleep all the time, and blogs, or takes pictures, or is so active as "theycalledherkate", time not being an issue for any of those things, has to clean up everything before he goes to work, or after he comes back, on top of cooking her salmon. Don't get me wrong, I know how much work a newborn is, and most of us don't get the luxury of a baby who sleeps a lot, more like will wake up every 1-2 hours, nights included, and I basically just breastfed, but I know from my little experience pumping how much work it is to get everything clean, but still, she is home blogging or wondering about costs for bridesmaid dresses, because she lucked out with an easy baby, and she has the nerve to say "she cleans it, too, whoever has the time does it"!! All she seems to have is time, so, no, I can't say bad things about the guy, I actually feel bad for him.

Wait until the kid is more mobile and active. That is when the difficulty comes…tantrums, getting into everything, having "nightmares", following mommy into the bathroom, pulling on earrings/necklaces, etc.  Infants *can* be very easy if you get one who sleeps all of the time.

August 18, 2013
9:50 pm
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joyluckclub1999 said

lcassie said
I actually do think he does his share, and it seems she gets plenty of me time after having the baby, something most mothers, myself included, don't. she just went to get her hair done, is constantly going shopping by herself, and, honestly, I actually feel bad he, who is working full time, while she stays home with a baby who seems to sleep all the time, and blogs, or takes pictures, or is so active as "theycalledherkate", time not being an issue for any of those things, has to clean up everything before he goes to work, or after he comes back, on top of cooking her salmon. Don't get me wrong, I know how much work a newborn is, and most of us don't get the luxury of a baby who sleeps a lot, more like will wake up every 1-2 hours, nights included, and I basically just breastfed, but I know from my little experience pumping how much work it is to get everything clean, but still, she is home blogging or wondering about costs for bridesmaid dresses, because she lucked out with an easy baby, and she has the nerve to say "she cleans it, too, whoever has the time does it"!! All she seems to have is time, so, no, I can't say bad things about the guy, I actually feel bad for him.

Wait until the kid is more mobile and active. That is when the difficulty comes…tantrums, getting into everything, having "nightmares", following mommy into the bathroom, pulling on earrings/necklaces, etc.  Infants *can* be very easy if you get one who sleeps all of the time.

Oh thank god I don't have kids

August 18, 2013
11:13 pm
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TitWitch

I'd never heard of this girl before seeing her name here, and a combination of rainy weather, idle curiosity, and a wine hangover lured led me down the v-hole today. I have to say, she seems really bland but no worse than a lot of fashion/beauty bloggers. Listen, this chick spends A LOT of time styling her hair and I really question her need for Latisse, but she seems like a decent person. I loved the post where she talked about having a difficult childhood and really thinking through her decision to become a parent. I can relate. I am way too fat and lazy to spend that much time and money on my appearance, but if I looked look her, I might take the time to "wet set" my hair too, whatever the f**k that means. Anyway, she doesn't come across as snooty, snotty, preachy, b***hy, entitled, uptight, or lazy, so I say she can somi.

August 18, 2013
11:14 pm
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lcassie said
I know, I mean that she gets PLENTY of time off, because he is watching, feeding and changing the baby so she can go buy new pillow cases, or get her hair done. I don't think his helping is wrong, at all, she is after all his child as well, what I mean is I do think he helps a lot, which is how she gets her me time, otherwise, easy baby or not, she could not go to the hairdresser. 

Maybe he does do a lot to look after the baby, but Veronika doesn't mention those things (or at least not as frequently as she mentions that he cleans out the pumping equipment).

I mean, I'm no expert, but it just seems like such a small and trivial part of the whole baby responsibility pie chart. (Not to say that it isn't an annoying/cumbersome task.) But if my husband, say, looked after the baby so I could go and get my hair done and have time to go shopping and buy pillow cases, that seems like a much more significant and helpful gesture to repeatedly blog about.

August 19, 2013
1:01 am
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birdstheword

TitWitch said
I'd never heard of this girl before seeing her name here, and a combination of rainy weather, idle curiosity, and a wine hangover lured led me down the v-hole today. I have to say, she seems really bland but no worse than a lot of fashion/beauty bloggers. Listen, this chick spends A LOT of time styling her hair and I really question her need for Latisse, but she seems like a decent person. I loved the post where she talked about having a difficult childhood and really thinking through her decision to become a parent. I can relate. I am way too fat and lazy to spend that much time and money on my appearance, but if I looked look her, I might take the time to "wet set" my hair too, whatever the f**k that means. Anyway, she doesn't come across as snooty, snotty, preachy, b***hy, entitled, uptight, or lazy, so I say she can somi.

That is because you don't know her from TN. idontknow

 

And to all those discussing her husband's responsibilities, either her H is stuck with menial work or he is always napping. If she shares the work she does, she is bragging/entitled, if she doesn't share, it means she doesn't do any work. Damned either way.chair

August 19, 2013
4:56 am
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avex
Count de Meowmy
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February 8, 2013

LifeintheFastLane said

w_cattite said

chimonkey said
Has anyone ever noticed that her husband always seems to be asleep? In every Instagram picture, he's always having a nap. Maybe Veronika is a total snoozefest in real life too.

It makes me wonder how much he contributes to the responsibilities of raising a newborn. Veronika has mentioned several times that he cleans out the pumping equipment and how wonderful special snowflake he is doing that.

Now I don't have any kids, but I'm guessing that cleaning out pumping equipment is a very small fraction of what needs to be done on a daily basis to take care of a baby. If Veronika thinks he's a hero for doing that, it makes me wonder if he's doing much else.

Not to WK, but when you are exclusively pumping, cleaning out pumping equipment is cumbersome. Lots of parts that need to be sterilized. No idea what kind of a person he is, but my DH used to help in this way so I could either feed or go back to sleep after pumping.

I EPed for a while too, and I broke down and cried more than once at the sight of unclean pump parts and bottles. Stupid hormones. Anything the dad can do to make the days and nights easier for the mum is good.

August 19, 2013
6:53 am
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w_cattite said

lcassie said
I know, I mean that she gets PLENTY of time off, because he is watching, feeding and changing the baby so she can go buy new pillow cases, or get her hair done. I don't think his helping is wrong, at all, she is after all his child as well, what I mean is I do think he helps a lot, which is how she gets her me time, otherwise, easy baby or not, she could not go to the hairdresser. 

Maybe he does do a lot to look after the baby, but Veronika doesn't mention those things (or at least not as frequently as she mentions that he cleans out the pumping equipment).

I mean, I'm no expert, but it just seems like such a small and trivial part of the whole baby responsibility pie chart. (Not to say that it isn't an annoying/cumbersome task.) But if my husband, say, looked after the baby so I could go and get my hair done and have time to go shopping and buy pillow cases, that seems like a much more significant and helpful gesture to repeatedly blog about.

yes, I completely agree those things are much nicer than washing the pumping parts, and should be more appreciated than helping with house tasks.

August 19, 2013
2:22 pm
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pennylove
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May 2, 2013

I can actually say I feel somewhat bad for her right now. It seems like everytime she brings up going back to work, someone from another country comments about how much longer their maternity leave was… As if telling her that is supposed to somehow help. I know she is choosing to go work, but it would drive me crazy if people were flaunting their long maternity leave to me

August 19, 2013
2:29 pm
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TitWitch said
I'd never heard of this girl before seeing her name here, and a combination of rainy weather, idle curiosity, and a wine hangover lured led me down the v-hole today. I have to say, she seems really bland but no worse than a lot of fashion/beauty bloggers. Listen, this chick spends A LOT of time styling her hair and I really question her need for Latisse, but she seems like a decent person. I loved the post where she talked about having a difficult childhood and really thinking through her decision to become a parent. I can relate. I am way too fat and lazy to spend that much time and money on my appearance, but if I looked look her, I might take the time to "wet set" my hair too, whatever the f**k that means. Anyway, she doesn't come across as snooty, snotty, preachy, b***hy, entitled, uptight, or lazy, so I say she can somi.

 

Veronika only shows 2 sides of her personality online, which is either vapid or nasty. She had some pretty nasty fights in her earlier days at the Knot where she called another poster fat. She also talks very vaguely about her "difficult childhood" but never provides examples on why it was difficult or how she is working on getting over it. So it ends up sounding like a spoiled kid whining "I hate my parents because they are so mean". Basically it is all fluff with no substance, and I doubt Veronika has the capability of deep introspection. 

Back to her fashion, it is BORING!!!!  Her party hair looks the same as her work hair which looks the same as her lounging-at-home hair which looks the same as her going for a walk hair, which looks the same as… you get the picture? Plus her ombre hair is so 2010 and looks very tacky now. Her clothes are the same thing except in different colors. She pretty much had the same 2 cheap maxie dresses (same dress different color) and a gap skinny jeans for her ENTIRE pregnancy! Right now all she wears is shorts with v-neck tshirts, once she goes back to work it will be her same no.2 pencil skirts over and over again. Her blog is a joke compared to other real fashion bloggers. It only gets amusing when she goes over to other forums and throws herself a pity-party over the meanies at gomi when people start calling her out on her crap. 

August 19, 2013
7:46 pm
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KAS

I am kind of curious to see if her clothes will change once she goes back to work.  In the initial hormone-crazed time she said her body really bounced back, but I wonder if now she sees the way it really is different and how that will affect her wardrobe.

August 19, 2013
8:04 pm
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TitWitch

littlemiss said

TitWitch said
I'd never heard of this girl before seeing her name here, and a combination of rainy weather, idle curiosity, and a wine hangover lured led me down the v-hole today. I have to say, she seems really bland but no worse than a lot of fashion/beauty bloggers. Listen, this chick spends A LOT of time styling her hair and I really question her need for Latisse, but she seems like a decent person. I loved the post where she talked about having a difficult childhood and really thinking through her decision to become a parent. I can relate. I am way too fat and lazy to spend that much time and money on my appearance, but if I looked look her, I might take the time to "wet set" my hair too, whatever the f**k that means. Anyway, she doesn't come across as snooty, snotty, preachy, b***hy, entitled, uptight, or lazy, so I say she can somi.

 

Veronika only shows 2 sides of her personality online, which is either vapid or nasty. She had some pretty nasty fights in her earlier days at the Knot where she called another poster fat. She also talks very vaguely about her "difficult childhood" but never provides examples on why it was difficult or how she is working on getting over it. So it ends up sounding like a spoiled kid whining "I hate my parents because they are so mean". Basically it is all fluff with no substance, and I doubt Veronika has the capability of deep introspection. 
Back to her fashion, it is BORING!!!!  Her party hair looks the same as her work hair which looks the same as her lounging-at-home hair which looks the same as her going for a walk hair, which looks the same as… you get the picture? Plus her ombre hair is so 2010 and looks very tacky now. Her clothes are the same thing except in different colors. She pretty much had the same 2 cheap maxie dresses (same dress different color) and a gap skinny jeans for her ENTIRE pregnancy! Right now all she wears is shorts with v-neck tshirts, once she goes back to work it will be her same no.2 pencil skirts over and over again. Her blog is a joke compared to other real fashion bloggers. It only gets amusing when she goes over to other forums and throws herself a pity-party over the meanies at gomi when people start calling her out on her crap. 

Obviously I didn't go far enough back on the archives, because she was newly pregnant when I stopped reading, and I give pregnant ladies a pass on fashion. And I never read the Knot, so yeah…I'm probably way off in saying she doesn't seem so bad. She definitely reads as self-absorbed and vapid though. I blame my earlier comment on the cute baby.

August 20, 2013
9:01 am
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bizliz
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Meows: 171
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March 19, 2012

"Going back to work after 12 weeks is an especially hard pill for me to swallow because as a Canadian, I grew up in a country that offers a one year maternity leave and all of my friends from back home get to have that wonderful year to be with their babies…I'm a Canadian living in the US, by choice, and those same incredible benefits just don't exist here and I don't think they ever will, which is incredibly unfortunate. Imagine how much more productive women would be in the workplace if they didn't return to work absolutely exhausted and emotionally fragile (well, that's how I feel, at least).  I realize some US women don't even get 12 weeks of leave which is a sad reflection on our society, but it is what it is."

 

I would love to have more than 12 weeks off for maternity leave, but this paragraph is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.  Imagine how much more productive recent mothers would be if they weren't in the workplace for an additional 40 weeks?  That's the very opposite of productive, as far as the workplace is concerned.  It makes no sense.  





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