The Barefooted Mama
I'm Heather a 23 year old mama living in the Midwest but I'm a southern girl at heart. I'm from Georgia and I'm ready to be back home. I am very traditional and my raising effects my parenting. I'm a Christian and that is also a very important part of me and my family. You'll definitely see that here. I have been married for a little over a year to my hubby (J) and Littles just turned one on May 17th 2014. We also have two cats, Meeko and August. Yes I had another tumblr before, here you'll find a whole lot more honesty. ย 
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Anonymous said: What's the youngest age for "unsupervised" play time? For example, in the child's baby proofed room with the door open. I'm worried I'm being too overprotective. Thanks!

fuckyeahmumblrs:

I would say probably around 4 and a half years old, as long as you pop in to check on them every once in a while.

Let me know what you would do, mamas! -H

I do this now? At 17 months. She plays in her room or living room while I clean the kitchen or go out to my laptop for a few in the family room. I really don’t think you need to wait until 4. How would you ever get anything done?

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#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"Talking?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.


This is so sad. I would learn to sign in a heartbeat for scarlette. I couldnt imagine not being able to communicate with her.

I know I’m not 100% deaf and only deaf in a single ear but this speaks to me.While I didn’t need sign language I did need patience, something my mother couldn’t give me. I remember her trying to teach me how to correctly say words or the sounds of words and each time I said it wrong (but thought I was saying it right) she would get more and more angry and even start to yell and scare me.It was very similar with my brother who had hearing issues after repeated ear infections and had to have surgery to repair a hole in his ear drum. Still to this day he can’t speak correctly and tbh he doesn’t try hard at all but I think the lack of caring stems from my mothers lack of patience which was extremely discouraging for me when I was younger. It’s amazing how little patience and how little out of their way parents want to go to help their children. :(

This breaks my heart. I would want to start learning as soon as I knew.

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nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.

She asked me: โ€œAnd your parents use sign language, right?โ€ Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.

"Noโ€ฆ They donโ€™t, actually."

"And how do you communicate, then?"

"Talking?"

"Butโ€ฆ isnโ€™t that complicated for you?"

"It is, sometimes."

"They probably didnโ€™t have time for itโ€ฆ" she said. And I havenโ€™t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.

But I did told her: โ€œIt is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who donโ€™t sign.โ€

Itโ€™s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to โ€œrepairโ€ their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

iโ€™d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didnโ€™t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to putย me in classes, but they wouldnโ€™t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.

iโ€™ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that โ€œyou canโ€™t teach an old dog new tricks,โ€ to which i tell her that sheย canย learn, she just doesnโ€™t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they donโ€™t have to repeat themselves.

little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

Iโ€™m absolutely shocked at this, itโ€™s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldnโ€™t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

This is so sad. I would learn to sign in a heartbeat for scarlette. I couldnt imagine not being able to communicate with her.

I know Iโ€™m not 100% deaf and only deaf in a single ear but this speaks to me.
While I didnโ€™t need sign language I did need patience, something my mother couldnโ€™t give me. I remember her trying to teach me how to correctly say words or the sounds of words and each time I said it wrong (but thought I was saying it right) she would get more and more angry and even start to yell and scare me.
It was very similar with my brother who had hearing issues after repeated ear infections and had to have surgery to repair a hole in his ear drum. Still to this day he canโ€™t speak correctly and tbh he doesnโ€™t try hard at all but I think the lack of caring stems from my mothers lack of patience which was extremely discouraging for me when I was younger.
Itโ€™s amazing how little patience and how little out of their way parents want to go to help their children. :(

This breaks my heart. I would want to start learning as soon as I knew.

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2nd anniversary success :)

It’s our 2nd anniversary today.

My hubby got me a glass blown beautiful rose to remember the first rose he ever got me.

What did I get him?
Dart guns.

I win. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I’ve having an evening full of tests.

Leah flipped out over me not letting her have the snack I had. She had her own. Her favorite snack. But she wanted mine and had a meltdown.

Then, she flipped out because I wouldn’t let her have my phone. She does this 5 times a day. If she sees my phone she has to have it and loses it if I don’t give it to her.

Then she freaked out because I put my phone where she couldn’t reach it. I wouldn’t get it for her obviously. She got mad and pulled an end table down and caused the bulb in the lamp to blow.

Also she just keeps ripping everything I have out of my hands. Books, pens, paper, phone, clothes, cleaning stuff. No matter how many times I say no we don’t do that. Don’t take without asking. Don’t grab things.

Lord. Bless her.

Someone suggest good movies on Netflix.

Comedy, action, love

Please :)