Being a mom is hard, and sometimes you just need to have a great sense of humor to get through a day with your kids. Well, lots of moms have used social media to get out their frustrations, with hilarious results.
Now, Buzzfeed has rounded up some hilarious tweets from moms that perfectly sum up what motherhood is like, and we bet plenty of moms out there can easily relate.
Perfect tweets about motherhood include:
- A friend wanted to know what it’s like to be a mom, so I busted down her bathroom door while she was taking a shower so I could tell her that I’m thinking about changing the name of one of my stuffed animals.
- My kids are the reason I breathe; they’re also the reason I swear, cry, yell, and eat waaay more carbs than I probably should.
- I feel like I’d be a much better parent if I didn’t have to do it every day.
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Vacations are supposed to be a time to relax, unwind and leave your worries about work behind...but it turns out that’s just not happening. In fact, a new poll finds many of us just can’t seem to unplug while we’re away, leaving us distracted by work and other things.
The poll by Alamo Rent A Car finds that while “spending quality time together” is the biggest benefit of traveling with your family, all too often folks have other things on their mind when they are away. For example, 61% of workers say they feel pressure to work while on vacation, and that pressure is coming from them. But the truth is most folks don’t really want to be working on vacation, with 54% saying they wish they could completely unplug from the office.
Of course, work isn’t the only thing keeping us from completely relaxing and unplugging on our trips. Social media has become a big obstacle as well. Believe it or not, 21% of social media users say they actually log inmorewhile on vacation, with 58% doing so to keep friends updated, and 55% doing it to record their memories. Of course there is also a more nefarious reason, with 34% saying they post their photos in order to “show off” the places they went and the things they did.
- Social media use on vacation can get so bad that 27% of families say they feel pressure to post photos of their family vacation on social media to prove they are having a good time. What's more, 33% of people say they’ve seen social media spoil a trip, mainly because folks spend too much time on the phone (42%). Other reasons include: it causes arguments and hurt feelings (24%), it let would-be robbers know you’re not home (5%), and it caught a cheating spouse (2%).
- But not everyone is on their phone all day on vacation. The poll finds 37% of folks say they’ve actually committed to unplugging from computers and mobile devices while on a trip, with 92% of those people successful at it. And there really is good reason to say goodbye to your devices while on a trip. Among the benefits, 41% say they enjoyed their trip more, while 40% had better conversations, 38% felt more relaxed and 36% felt closer to family.
The #MeToo movement has certainly brought the topic of sexual harassment to the forefront, but based on a new survey there’s still a long way to go before women don’t have to worry about experiencing it on the job. A new Randstad US survey finds that 51 % of both men and women admit they know a woman who has been sexually harassed at work, while shockingly, 50% admit they didn’t speak up after hearing a colleague make an inappropriate comment about a person of the opposite sex.
So, just how bad is sexual harassment in the workplace? Well, 29% of women say they’ve been on the receiving end of unwelcome romantic or sexual attention from someone they report to, something only 20% of men have experienced. What’s more, 36% of employees say they’ve witnessed someone in a position of power take advantage of an employee of the opposite sex and 24% of women say their career has suffered because they turned down unwanted attention from someone higher up the corporate chain then them.
- When it comes to gender equality, while 85% of men believe they are paid fairly as compared to co-workers of the opposite sex, only 73% of women agree. The poll also finds that 61% of women would leave a job if they found out a male colleague was making more than them, although 71% wouldn’t care as long as they felt their compensation was fair.
- ONE MORE THING!A new reportfinds that only six countries in the world have gender equality, and the U.S. isn’t one of them. According to the report by the World Bank, women and men have equal rights in Sweden, Luxembourg, Latvia Denmark, Belgium and France, with all the countries scoring a perfect rate of 100. The U.S. only scored an 83.75 and is tied with Malawi, Kenya and the Bahamas.
We hope our kids will never be in an emergency situation, or if they are, that we’re there to help them, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. So when our kids are old enough to understand, we teach them what to do if there’s ever an emergency and there isn’t a grown-up around to help, and that includes teaching them to call 911. If you’re ready to teach your kiddo how to place an emergency call, start with these steps.
- When to call- The first step is talking to your child about what kind of situations they may need to call 911, like when someone is very hurt, something scary is happening and there’s not a grown-up around to help, or someone is having trouble breathing.
- What to expect- Talk to your child about who they will actually be talking to on the phone, which will be a 911 operator who will send help. Tell your child that the operator will want to know what is wrong and where they are. This is also a good time to help your child memorize their address. It’s also good to remind your kid that trying to stay calm is really important during an emergency.
- How to call -Show your little one how to actually place the call from your cell phone and your partner’s, too. Each phone is a little different and if you don’t already know how to place an emergency call from your locked home screen, you may need to search for specific directions so you can go over it step-by-step.
Once your child knows the basics, have them practice from time-to-time to reinforce it and make the process automatic. And it’s always good to remind your child that calling 911 as a prank or joke is definitely not funny, could get them into big trouble, and may keep someone who really needs help from getting it.