OffbeatErika

OffbeatErika

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411 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Delectable feather bab... · 0 replies · +1 points

The little clasp could be, which is why I'd say this was something that would be best for situations where you could keep a close eye on the child.

411 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Delectable feather bab... · 0 replies · +1 points

Personally I would say it's not over-glamorizing. Sure, if I put her in full makeup and she wore this with heels and a flapper dress then yes, definitely. On its own, though, it strikes me as rather innocuous.

412 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Conflict-free bling fr... · 1 reply · +1 points

Absolutely not! The term "push present" is just how it's known, I suppose, but it's a bit of a misnomer.

Truth is, it's really a gesture of appreciation for all the hard work you've done to get to parenthood. Adoption is a huge, heartbreaking pain in the behind, and if at the end a piece of jewelry or an iPod or whatever would remind you forever of that amazing day you brought your child home, then heck yes you qualify!

412 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Gorgeous goth family p... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think it's worth noting that this family lives in Seattle, so a (natural) tan's not likely ;)

412 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Gorgeous goth family p... · 2 replies · +1 points

This little girl is so adorable, and I love her name!

412 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Conflict-free bling fr... · 1 reply · +1 points

I may just be a freak, but I love the symmetry of left/right hand rings. Like, on my left is a symbol of the day I became a wife, on my right is a commemoration of the day I became a mother.

My mother had a "mother's ring" on her right hand with my brother's, my, and my dad's birthstones and she treasured it. She always said it was her way of having her family nearby all the time.

412 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Conflict-free bling fr... · 0 replies · +1 points

For sure having the baby is reward enough (heck, not being pregnant any more is reward enough!). I just think push presents are lovely if you're the kind of person who would be touched by getting something pretty as a show of appreciation from your partner.

If it wouldn't mean anything to you, then for sure don't add more expenses to the process! But if you would remember the road to the day your family grew every time you looked at that ring/earring/necklace, I think it's a beautiful thing!

412 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Conflict-free bling fr... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm not sure if this is typical, but my husband really feels more comfortable if he feels like he can DO something to show his appreciation. Since he can't lactate, when the baby's brand new the job of midnight soothing will fall to me and my girls by default.

That said, giving him a clear idea of how exactly he can show his appreciation will likely make him feel a lot better. But, he's odd, so this is probably not the case for everyone :)

412 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - Kids in cans · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh my gosh, she's so cute! That grin is magic!

413 weeks ago @ Offbeat Mama - The must-have resource... · 0 replies · +1 points

Still thinking very flippy thoughts for you. I hope his head is smushing your bladder in no time!