An Open Letter to Jon

Published for Cassandra

Aren't you ashamed? Aren't you embarrassed?

I will be going to the Outer Banks with my family next month. I too will be staying in Corolla... in a house with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and a pool. However, there will be many differences from your stay at the Outer Banks.

We will be 5 adults and 1 baby. Our house is right ON the beach... no block and a half walk.

We will be PAYING for the house and gas and food and activities ourselves.

There will be NO cameras in our faces.

We will have total PRIVACY.

Aren't you ashamed? Aren't you embarrassed?

We have EARNED this vacation. My husband WORKED until he was 80 years old. He never made a lot of money, but we lived frugally. He never sat in front of a computer in the closet and cruised the internet. My kids never went to Disney World. We've put 4 kids through college -- one at the age of 32, so we also helped support his wife and children.

I don't believe how you go on and on about "we decided to...." or "Jenny is our helper"... or "we decided to look at property that I had researched on the internet." You're a grown man. Shouldn't you be supporting your family? Instead of supporting your family, you are making fun of your children and backing up the insanity that your wife insists on perpetuating.

I don't understand how you have no shame or embarrassment about all the perks you are receiving by letting people photograph your children... in the most intimate moments of their lives.

Aren't you ashamed? Aren't you embarrassed?

A Multiple Mom’s Thoughts on J&K

Submitted for publication via email by Mommy of Triplets + 2

There are many ways in which I, and many mothers of multiples, can relate to Jon and Kate. I am a mommy of triplets +2. They are all aged 4 and under, so things are stressful. Money is tight, and really... multiples are HARD. Especially as babies. I came up with a small list of things I could not be upset at Kate for: ...continued