35 Things You Still Call Your Mom For, Even Though You Live On Your Own Now

35 Things You Still Call Your Mom For, Even Though You Live On Your Own Now

Wait, that's how you be a successful adult?

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If you're anything like me, you can vouch for the fact that you've lived away from home for a few years now, and still call your mom every five minutes because you need help with something.

It's starting to worry me now that I'm never gonna grow out of that "needing mom phase," (not that my mom is complaining about my four phone calls a day). With that, it's easy to need your mom (or any type of parent for that matter) for anything. These are roughly the things I've kept track of over the past couple months specifically that I just needed to call my mom for.

1. "What temperature do I cook a chicken breast at?"

2. "Can I wash my white shirt and jeans together?"

3. "How do I defrost frozen soup?"

4. "How much rice do I cook for one person?"

5. "How's the dog?"

6. "Do I have enough money to get pizza tonight?"

7. "What's the weather like at home?"

8. "Can I come home this weekend?"

9. "What do I season the chicken with?"

10. "Can you come to visit me this weekend?"

11. "What can I use to substitute vegetable oil if I don't have that?"

12. "My eye is pink, should I make a doctors appointment?"

13. "Actually, can you call the doctor's office for me, please?"

14. "Do you think I should catch the earlier bus today?"

15. "Do you know what time the bus comes today? Can you look?"

16. "Should I wear my brown boots or black boots?"

17. "I have a headache, I think I'm dying, do you have any last words?"

18. "Can you send me a picture of my dog?"

19. "Wait, what's the kind of laundry soap you use at home?"

20. "Well, what kind of kleenex do I buy?"

21. "What temperature do I wash towels on?"

22. "Do you think I should cut my hair? Or give myself bangs?"

23. "Wait, when is Grammy's birthday?"

24. "Did you watch the new Greys Anatomy episode?!?"

25. "Do you want to go to Disneyland this summer?"

26. "Should I walk or take the bus?"

27. "Should I buy apples and grapes? Or oranges?"

28. "I lost my gloves, can you mail me another pair?"

29. "Can I get a cat?"

30. "What can I make for dinner that takes five minutes?"

31. "Can I have the Netflix password?"

32. "Should I put the home address or my apartment address?"

33. "Is it supposed to snow tomorrow?"

34. "Should I get another Starbucks today?"

35. "Did you know that I really, really miss living at home sometimes?"

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I'm not one to easily admit that I need my help or need my mom sometimes, but I think after this it comes off as obvious.

I very much strive myself as being independent and doing things all on my own. From this list, someone could think wow she's really not capable of taking care of herself at all is she? But it's more so, I'm learning what it's like to grow up and be an adult and sometimes I need the help from my mom!

Yeah, you can probably look all of this up online or ask a friend, but why not use a silly question as an excuse to call your mom anyways? Not to say I need an excuse, but maybe someone else does.

For everything, thank you, mom! Oh, and one more question, did you like my article?

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Motherhood Gives Women Skills That Are Beneficial No Matter Where Life Them

I believe that the impeccable and sublime phase of motherhood is what actually causes a young girl to fully blossom into a vibrant young woman.

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Growing up shouldn't necessarily mean moving onto the next level in your life and becoming completely mature for your age. Actually, it should also be a "glowing" phase in your life. Honestly, I have been under the impression that growing only refers to aging physically and the eventual understanding of a person's countless responsibilities/duties.

However, I have begun to realize what the "glowing" aspect of growing actually means. It is when a young girl gets married and then proceeds towards the next phase of life called motherhood. This is exactly when the evolution of the young girl actually begins.

I believe that the impeccable and sublime phase of motherhood is what actually causes a young girl to fully blossom into a vibrant young woman. I'm saying this due to my recent conversation with my mother, aunt, and grandma. I began by asking them what was the most fruitful journey in your life? All of them answered by saying that motherhood shaped their life extensively and further provided them with another full-fledged reason to live.

In other words, they have briefly mentioned that babies are just like flowers that have to be nurtured immensely in order to fully bloom. After hearing this, I have fully understood why women tend to glow the most when they are expecting! In fact, the biological process of creating life and then bringing a couple's symbol of love into the world is indeed an amazing feat.

It is astonishing how motherhood can change a woman's life remarkably. During our conversation, I was able to learn how much hard work is dedicated toward nourishing a child and their overall upbringing. I'm forever grateful for what my mom has done for me and is still doing for me till this day. It takes an enormous amount of stamina and courage to effectively bring up a child and I have carefully observed my mother throughout the years. Essentially, women are no longer completely free to behave irrationally and impatiently. Motherhood exposes them to many life-changing skills, many of which revolve around time management and patience.

On the other side of the spectrum, once a woman becomes a mother, they have to make some important career-changing decisions. Many mothers become working mothers and some become stay-at-home mothers for some time. Some mothers tend to devote most of their time playing and taking care of their children just like my mother and grandma. Whereas, many women are awesome at both balancing work and their motherly responsibilities.

I'm from the school of thought that women are free to decide what they want best and they shouldn't be restrained from venturing out and advancing in their careers. Excelling in their careers is an incredible delight if they have full support from their family and are able to actively balance both responsibilities.

A mother's love is unconditional and we will always be indebted to them for bringing us into the world. Finally, I would like to give a shout out to all the amazing super-women out there who have proved to be affectionate, creative, and impressive role-models for their children!

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