What’s The Word, Bird?

By the time you are reading this post I will hopefully be sipping a cocktail on the balcony of my hotel room in Mexico City. I love to travel and one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to go somewhere once a month.

It was a bit of a slow week here on The Glamorous Housewife. My kids have been sick so I have been a bit preoccupied with that. I started the week off with my “Why Don’t You” post that I regularly do on the weekends. I don’t promote it but it seems to be a bit of a fan favorite, according to the survey I begged you all to take. If you haven’t taken the survey yet then would you be a doll and fill it out now? Just click here and answer the ten question, I promise it wont take very long and it would mean so much to me. I also posted about a Valentine’s Day kid friendly dinner that I served for my family. It was a cheese fondue party followed with a chocolate fondue dessert! So good. Finally, I did a round-up inspired by Frida Kahlo so I could get excited about my trip!

Weekly Links

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you might have figured out that on most Fridays I post of picture of whatever cocktail I am drinking to celebrate the weekend and the recipe to go with it. I love a good drink, so I found this list of disgusting cocktails to be hilarious!

Don’t ask me how I found this website that shows you the scale of the universe, just prepare to have your mind blown!

One of my pet peeves is that the United States still doesn’t have comprehensive paid maternity leave. I am so proud to be an American, but this is one area that I think we can do better.

Have a fantastic and glamorous weekend!


  1. says

    As an eight-year adjunct college professor if I have a child, I get two non-consecutive sick days or face “potential” (read as “definite”) termination, so basically “pop the kid out and be at work the next day” or I will be fired.

    Any other ladies want to move the Switzerland?

  2. Erin, says

    Actually here in Canada we get 50 weeks at 55% of our pay and many employers “top it off” to reach your rate of pay. As long as you have worked 600 hours within the previous 52 weeks you get this! We feel so bad for our friends who moved to the States and then had kids. It’s hard to leave the baby after a year let alone after a few weeks!

  3. Danai says

    In Australia we can divide the basic “paid parental leave” between both parents having time off, or just one. Both parents need to have worked a certain amount of time before the birth in order to claim. For stay-at-home mums, there’s the “baby bonus” which is roughly $370 per fortnight in 13 installments, designed to help with the up-front costs of baby needs. Plus there’s “Medicare” which entirely covers the costs related to pregnancy and delivery in the public system, and part covers the costs of private care, eg. my Obstetrician was $90 per visit, but I received roughly $60 back through Medicare.
    For babies born after Jan 1 2013, there is a fortnight of Paid paternal leave which can be taken any time in the 52 weeks post-natally, in which the Government will cover minimum wage for the Father.
    I find it amazing when I read that people have had to go back to work after 3 weeks. I had birth resulting in surgery, and could not have been working 10 weeks after the birth if I had to

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