Pin Me Up, Beam Me Up or Shut Me Up

15 Apr

Apparently, I am not your typical Beverly Hills Housewife, whatever that means?! So many judgements and stereotypes out there. Life is hard enough people, can’t we just live and let live?
Here’s my take on all of this:

I have spent most of my life pole vaulting back and forth between two extremes that don’t seem as if they could exist within the same person. I am either trying to live perfectly by the rules or breaking every rule possible.
It has taken me all the way up until now, this very moment actually, to realize that I am not truly one way or the other and I don’t have to be.

I am a nice Jewish Beverly Hills Mother of 3 who cares deeply about her children. I obsess over what they eat, how they feel, where they go to school, how they sleep, and most of all do they know how cherished and amazing they are? I buy organic food when I can, I sing lullabies in Hebrew, I make sure that there are clean Princess and Cars underwear to be worn every single morning of every single day by those tiny little tushies.

I also like to drive fast and listen to piercingly loud music. I have a definite weakness for pin up girls and that whole sub culture. I like tattoos. I don’t have any, but never say never. I have no problem swearing if it helps get my point across. I have recently discovered that it is not only okay to take care of my body inside and out, but it is necessary.
This part might be shocking to some of you- it is possible to be fun, sexy, flirty, smart, a mother and a woman all at the same time.
I won’t delve into where I think these limitations and stereotypes have stemmed from, we would be here all day for that, and I have kids to pick up at school in an hour.

I do my best to never break the law. I do my best to live by the ten commandments. I am also doing my best to have a happy, fulfilling and meaningful life. I do not have a Beverly Hills Housewife handbook and even if I did I highly doubt it would be on my nightstand.

If I break a few rules along the way or offend some people, that is something I can live with.


As always, feel free to comment, especially if I have offended you ;)


6 Responses to “Pin Me Up, Beam Me Up or Shut Me Up”

  1. shirley Oya April 15, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    I applaud you for being open and honest and vulnerable all at the same time! Thank you for knocking down the perspectives that we often hold about each other. We are all just human beings trying to do our best in this life. Thank you for being gutsy enough to write about what is truly your experience! Shirley Oya.

    • 90210mom April 15, 2013 at 11:19 am #

      Thank you for your Support Shirley! It took me a minute or two to actually hit the publish button for this one. Xoxo

  2. shirley Oya April 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Thanks for having the courage to push the button!

  3. jolie loeb April 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Really, no tats? I always assumed you were hiding one. Somewhere.

  4. The Housewife Life♥ April 19, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    Love your blog! Take a look around mine, maybe something will spark your interest and you’ll follow me! Hope to hear from you soon!

  5. Dagmara Almand April 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Hey Leslie…
    Totally agree!!
    You can be everything and anything all at the same time :)
    Labels are for cans and food products!!!

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