What To Watch Instead of Scary News

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The tension is high and you need a break. No, sorry. Not from the kids, we aren’t miracle workers. But, when they’re napping, in bed or on their device (no judgement) we have some great shows for your watching pleasure. And the best part is that it won’t take you all day. These short videos will take the edge off, because mama, you don’t have all the time in the world. Sure, a movie would be great, but good luck with that. Between a house full of kids and homeschooling, you don’t have THAT much time.

First up, we want you to check our version of the Handmaids Tale. If you haven’t seen this amazing series based on the books by Margaret Atwood, you are missing out. Like, MISSING OUT. But don’t worry, even if you’re not up on the Under His Eye references, you will still get a kick out of this reimagined world, where women rule. Next, we have Preggo Nancy, our weekly pregnancy series perfect for the new mom. Get your questions answered and learn some things you didn’t even know about your baby-to-be. Not pregnant? No problem. Check out Lullaby League. The Scary Mommy singing competition that pits a cappella groups again each other to see who can get a baby to fall asleep the fastest. And if you want that magical music for your baby, check out all the tracks called Soothe Operators on Spotify or iTunes. And last but never least, Madge the Vag is our must-see series for anyone with a vagina. Learn about your body with information on discharge, yeast infections, periods and oh, so much more. Don’t forget to subscribe to Scary Mommy TV on YouTube so you can get those videos straight to your box, inbox that is.

 

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4 Mom Hacks for Your Taxes

You’re a mom, which means you have a lot on your plate like kids, school, work and taxes. Subscribe to Scary Mommy on Youtube.

 

There’s only so much you can control and thankfully, getting your taxes done is one of them. Don’t put it off.  You could have tax deductions that you don’t even know about.  Check out this Momsplanined to learn more about important information that could help you this tax season.

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Who Will You Stay Home For?

Social distancing can help save lives from the Coronavirus. If we all do our part, we can slow the spread and support the ones we love. Subscribe to Scary Mommy: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

Our grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends are all depending on each of us to do what’s right. Health providers need us to make their jobs safer and easier. Who will you stay home for?

As the coronavirus cases continue to climb, we can make a difference to flatten the curve. Staying at home and only going out for essential items is the best way to fight this together. Your actions can affect someone else’s health. Remember to check the CDC’s website often for resources and recommendations. And as the situation continues to change, check your town’s guidelines. If you do have to go out for essential items, remember to keep 6 feet apart from the nearest person and frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. We will get through this by showing each other how much we care, so stay home for the ones you care about. Who will you stay home for? Tell us by posting to your social media accounts with the hashtag #whowillyoustayhomefor to share your love and support.

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Watch This Baby Covers Mom With Kisses and You Will Instantly Feel Better

With so much going on in the world, it’s important to take time to appreciate the good things in life. Check out this viral video from one of our Scary Mommy readers. Subscribe to Scary Mommy here: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

Need a break from all the news and the kids? This adorable video captures a precious moment between a mom and her 9-month old baby.  As you can see, mom was pleasantly surprised to be covered with kisses by her tiny tot. Who doesn’t love to be smothered with affection, followed by a good belly laugh? It’s the perfect time to enjoy such a moment and we are lucky enough to be able to share it with you. A little kiss goes a long way and we’ve never needed it more. Now seems like the perfect time to share any sweet, funny or memorable videos with the world.  If you have a video you’d like to share, we’d love to see it. Please email Scary Mommy at ScaryMommyVideo@gmail.com and you could appear on our social media channels. Wouldn’t your family love that?

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Cancel Everything and Try Not to Freak Out Over Coronavirus

Pandemics used to be something we read about in books and then went back to our venti Frappuccino and half-assed handwashing. Those days are over Karen. Coronavirus is the new manager and she didn’t come to play.  We are facing a global public health crisis and we need to change our behavior NOW. While the news is more unsettling by the hour, let’s consider a few small life hacks to focus on instead of freaking out. 

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Chill out on the panic shopping

Have your children ever eaten garbanzo beans? Um, mine won’t even eat a fresh baby carrot, so taking home 900 cans of exotic legumes is probably not realistic.  Stick to your fair share Stephanie, and at least throw a Trader Joe’s turkey chili (actually edible) into your basket instead of 75 rolls of toilet paper.  

 

Think of the grandma who has gone to seven stores and is actually out of toilet paper. She’s risking getting sick just leaving her home and doesn’t need to stand in line behind you and your full shelf of skipjack tuna. Having a month supply of food for family and pets is recommended, just don’t go overboard.  Also don’t forget to order prescriptions in advance, have medical center phone numbers handy and check on vulnerable folks in your network. All this is better than more toilet paper. Hello, take a lesson from the Walking Dead. No zombie slayer ever risked life and limb for 3-ply Charmin.

 

Get with the Bow Now

A woman at a school event extended her hand to greet me the other day and I froze. I really didn’t want to shake, but it felt rude not to. Guess what? RUDE IS THE NEW BLACK! And the bow is the new way to slow the spread of deadly infection. Elbow bump, toe tap, heck even do a hip bump if you are feeling groovy just don’t touch anyone’s actual skin. OK lady at school? Get ready to bow if I ever leave the house again and run into you. For now, I’m totes fine with social distancing so watch me bow over FaceTime. 

 

Make Handwashing a Dance Party

My kids are the most half-assed handwashers ever. I have to constantly send them back to repeat their pathetic handwashing. The only thing that has helped is…. wait for it – The Backstreet Boys. Yes, I want it That Way is quite possibly the best song to prolong handwashing for everyone in your house. Also, if you are like me and a sucker for retro tunes check out these three other beauties with twenty second choruses to keep your suds going long enough to wash away any shred of Coronavirus:

  • Africa, Toto – I mean if you are going to be stuck at home with children, you better be teaching them the continents the right way.
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time, Brittany Spears – Dare you to try play this and not sing or dance.
  • Raspberry Beret, Prince – Hands up for working from home and wearing comfy pants, that look like the kind you find in a secondhand store. Just cover your camera before you go on the VC call with work!

Choose Fact over Panic

Let’s not take this lightly. K? Think of the elderly at risk and the friends our own age who we may not even know have asthma, or compromised hearts or lungs. Our actions matter right now more than ever. So let’s all listen to the experts, take precautions seriously and for god sakes Karen have fun brewing your homemade hand sanitizer (P.S soap works better) but don’t be a racist.  PEACE OUT and stay safe Scary Mommies!

 

 

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Nursemaid Elbow: The Kid’s Health Issue to Avoid During Playtime

Picture this: a tired mom, a newborn baby and a rambunctious toddler with a toy kitchen. It all leads to this true story from our Scary Mommy community. Subscribe to Scary Mommy: https://www.youtube.com/ScaryMommyTV

Did you ever hear the story about the mom that dropped her newborn baby like a sack of potatoes? Meet Jane (the name has been changed to protect the innocent). Poor Jane was tired, like so many of us, and was trying to take care of her newborn. As she was feeding her baby, her toddler decided to climb up his toy kitchen. Yes, we know. It should have been tied down, but no judgements here.

As her son was climbing on the kitchen, it tumbled over, trapping him underneath. Jane sprung to her feet, stubbed her toe and yes, dropped the baby. In a panic, she grabbed the baby, called the doctor, and left the toddler to fend for himself (and by fend, we mean dad came to the rescue).

Thankfully, baby was fine, mom was rattled, and toddler was happy as a clam. But feeling guilty, as parents often do, mom and dad decided to bring the kids to the park for a day of sunshine, monkey bars and slides. On the way home they enjoyed a walk and all was right with the world until… the next day when the toddler woke with his arm recoiled.

What was it? Did something happen during the kitchen fall? It must have been the accident. Everything else was fine… or was it? Watch the story to find out how it all ends and how Jane’s toddler developed the dreaded Nursemaid Elbow.

Side bar: Nursemaid elbow is caused when the arm is pulled and the elbow becomes partially dislocated. Because young children are still developing bone and ligaments, it’s a very common childhood injury. Nursemaid elbow often occurs in children between 1 and 4. This injury is usually a result of a child being swung by the hands or by jerked their arms. Noted.

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The Bachelor Peter Weber Hints At Who Will Win The Final Rose | Scary Mommy Speaks

The Bachelor Peter Webber tells all about kissing multiple women, drama, Hannah and what it’s like to be at the center of one of televisions most watched reality television shows. Subscribe to Scary Mommy here.

Well, one thing is for sure, Peter isn’t shy when it comes to kissing. Although he claims that a lot of conversations are edited out of the show and the producers show most of the make-out sessions, he does admit to being a passionate guy. “I’m not going to change myself, that’s who I am.” Preach! But let’s be honest, how many conversations are really going on? Between the kissing and crying, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of time for Peter to really talk to the ladies. Okay, let’s be honest, maybe that’s for the best?

When it comes to watching the show, Peter admits that he does watch the Bachelor each week, as it airs. “It’s very weird…” he says but goes on to reveal that “I try to kinda do it by myself.” Same. We bet reliving those moments must be AWKWARD. I mean, would you want to watch yourself dating different people on national television, in front of friends and family? Can you say “embarrassing?” Yikes.

Okay, fine. He watches the show as it airs but what about watching all the drama that he didn’t know about? Peter isn’t holding back and tells us “It’s brought up some like bitter emotions sometimes.” Um, yeah. Remember Alayah? Thankfully, Peter heeded the warnings of the women in the house and asked Alayah to peace out during week 4. We give Peter props for actually listening to her housemates. How refreshing is that? Now, if only he listened all the time? Just sayin’.

Thankfully, the hometown dates are over and boy, did that not go as planned. Poor Victoria’s family lost out on their meet-and-greet which was a big disappointment but Peter is happy he followed his heart. How can you argue with that? I mean, we could probably argue with THAT but we won’t. At least not yet.

Now we’re down to three; Victoria, Hannah Ann and Madison. What will happen? It’s anyone’s guess but Peter has given us a little clue as to how this season of the Bachelor might end. “It was a very unexpected ending. It was nothing I could have predicted for how it was going to go. I literally deal with stuff until the very last day.” Say what? Now we’re more confused than ever. Will he pick Hanna or end up with Victoria? There is also Madison to consider. I mean, Peter did tell Madison’s father that he was falling in love with her. OMG! So many things to think about. We will be waiting with bated breath for the finale and like Peter has done all season, we will be watching it all alone. We hope.

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Michelle Obama Described Barack’s Ugly Cry and We Died.

Global media leader Oprah Winfrey took the stage for the fifth stop of her national arena tour, Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus. Presented by WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), Oprah is bringing a full day wellness event to nine U.S. cities through March 7. Joined by high profile guests including a marquee interview with Michelle Obama, Oprah will help motivate audiences to make 2020 the year of renewal and celebrate all we are meant to be. Over $1 million from tour proceeds will benefit WW Good, the philanthropic arm of WW that helps bring fresh, healthy food to underserved communities nationwide.

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Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school. Before becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm, Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. In 2018, Michelle Obama published her memoir, Becoming, which sold more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018, achieving that status in just 15 days and instantly rising to the #1 slot on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Mrs. Obama was born on January 17, 1964. She married Barack Obama in 1992. They currently live in Washington, DC and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Oprah’s full interview with Michelle Obama will air on Wednesday, February 12 (8 PM ET/ 7 PM CT) as part of WW’s Wellness Wednesday Series on Oprah’s Facebook Channel, and the WW Now Facebook Channel, with highlights on Instagram, @ww.now.

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The Academy Award Winner Everyone Wants To Have Coffee With | Scary Mommy Speaks

The 2020 Oscars had some major moments.  Just ask Brad Pitt who won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Brad ended his first ever Oscar speech by thanking his kids, saying “This is for my kids, who color everything I do. I adore you.” Yes, we’re melting and so are the celebrities that walked the red carpet at the 3rd Annual Griot Gala Oscars After Party 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Check out our coverage and all the fun when we asked the celebrities at this star-studded event who’d they like to have coffee with. Let’s just say Brad is a pretty popular guy.

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Making Mom Friends: It’s Like Dating But Harder.

Making mom friends is TOUGH. Where do you meet mom friends? And how do you know which mom friend is for you? Subscribe to Scary Mommy: https://www.youtube.com/ScaryMommyTV

Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned mom, meeting and making friends doesn’t always come easy. Sure, you can meet people at the park, playground or school but asking them on a “date?” Awkward! And how do you even know if you want to ask them out? We’ve come up with a quick ‘mom friend guide’ that will help you on your quest for mom friends.

The Moms’ Mom. This is the mom at the park that gives out the baby wipes. She always has snacks on hand and will watch your kid in a pinch. Just follow the path of goldfish. She will be at the other end of it, watching her friend’s toddler. She’s a winner. If you can find her, ask her if she wants to go for coffee – ASAP.

The Hot Mess. This one is easy to identify and probably already best friends with The Moms Mom. She is always running late, needs someone to take her kid and never has the snacks. But she is loyal and sweet and loves to give out compliments. You’ll often hear her say “you’re such a good mom.” She’s a keeper but make sure you come prepared.

The Planner. She loves to plan events, playdates and even afternoon hikes. She’s very active and loves to volunteer. If you’re looking for something to do, she’s your lady. How do you find her? You don’t. She’ll find you.

These are the three main moms you will meet but there are many other people that will cross your path. They’re all great in their own way, so give them a chance. You might make a mom connection. Good Luck!

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