Mom Maintenance (warning: ladies only)

Warning:  Beware, I may or may not write about private parts and use the word vagina in this post.  Kindly excuse yourself if you do not like that sort of thing…..


If you want to read about moms in business, you may want to read this.


If you want to check out my latest groovalicious gotta get, go here.


Otherwise, fasten your seat belt and hold on because I am getting groovy in certain places that may offend those who cannot deal with v-jay-jay talk.

This all started this morning when I came across this article in my Facebook Feed.  A post on 15 crazy things women should know about their vagina.  Apparently the tips were running on a major affiliate and removed after complaints over the vagina conversation.   Hmmmmm?


I mean – really?  Seems like everywhere I turn there is conversation happening on manscaping or commercials on erectile dysfunction (have you ever watched Sunday NFL Football?).  Penis seems perfectly fine to use anywhere and everywhere.


Although I do believe it is fine to chat vaginas anytime that you want, the aforementioned tips were not my battle.


I know — you are saying, what the f—-?  This is a mompreneur blog.  Stay with me…..


My last post was on preparing to leave for vacation as a mompreneur, mom in business, or just flat-out – a mom.  I detailed the ins and outs of packing and tips for checking email and making the return home efficient.  Who cares?  Probably none of you.  You are here for the vagina talk.

As a woman, certain other things surround traveling, especially to a warmer climate.  There is the obvious: manicures, pedicures, and self-tanners.  There is also the stress of wriggling into a swimsuit, sagging boobs, flabby asses, and yes — hair removal.  I know there are some women that embrace a more natural look.  I am not one of them.


Ironic that on the day that I am off for some waxing, vaginas fill my Facebook Feed? I think not.  I think it was a sign that I should write this very post.


Back to my trip, my husband has not given one thought to packing, the weather where we are going, what the kids are bringing on the plane, and certainly is not concerned with sagging boobs.  In the meantime, I am stressing about loose ends in business, this blog, the math test my son had yesterday, making sure to have windbreakers, my ass of course, and cramming in the maintenance of being a woman.


Disclaimer:  This may come as a surprise, but I do not wake up looking like this in the morning.


Therefore, I took an hour out of my day this morning for the dreaded waxing,  No, people, it is not like the scene in Sex and The City when the esthetician gives SJP (aka Carrie) 3 rips, she eeks twice, and she is all cleaned up.

photo courtesy Wikipedia


We must lay there as women completely exposed for multiple rips to ensure that there is no stray hairs peeking out of our swimsuit to avoid embarrassment as in this famous convo from Sex and The City where Miranda has a number peeking out:



Samantha Jones: Jesus honey! Wax much?

Miranda Hobbes: What? My marriage is going through a rough spot. I dont have time to wax!

Samantha Jones: I could be on death row and not have that *situation*!

(quote courtesy: imdb –


Honestly, a staycation at home in my long underwear and slippers would be easier.  My v-jay-jay and it’s hair or lack of would not be a factor.

But, now my private parts are prepared for a swimsuit, and I am just left with packing, worrying about the sagging, my rapid prototypes arriving, blog maintenance, weather tension, and coming to terms with the fact that 11 years ago I had a baby.

Now you can see that vaginas and boobs are also a topic of discussion for mompreneurs, too.


BTW – many of you have inquired as to where I ‘like’ for waxing (I use the term like loosely).  Big shout out to Tracey at Esspa in Aspinwall.

Well, that is enough dirty talk for one day….back to business at hand.


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  • Wendy December 15, 2011, 7:37 PM

    Amen. Winter was given to us as a gift for all the summer clean up we do as a time to not have to tend to “the situation” nearly as often. Leaving for a trip is so stressful it makes you need one that much more.

    I recently spent a portion of my girls weekend going Brazilian. Eeks and ahhs and several rips indeed, but worth it. And, nothing a cocktail afterwards couldn’t cure. If you’re in Philly International Salon is the place to be:)
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    • Rachel Blaufeld December 15, 2011, 7:45 PM

      And I just said to you yesterday that I was due to come to Philly – how convenient!

  • Jessica @FoundtheMarbles December 16, 2011, 4:32 PM

    Have a great time on your trip! And let me know if you get to Philly. I live two minutes from Wendy!
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    • Rachel Blaufeld December 16, 2011, 9:35 PM

      thanks jessica! will do — maybe the salon will give us a group discount!

  • femmefrugality December 16, 2011, 5:06 PM

    Oh, you have to wax. Or shave, or something. That article is really interesting, and I’m a little bit bothered by the reaction to it. You’re right…ED commercials are like white noise now. But an online article about woman parts is not okay? Hmmmm….
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  • Haralee December 16, 2011, 9:19 PM

    I just had coffee with a friend and we had the brazilian waxing conversation as the person doing the brazilians, how do you start your day, every day? Sure she wants to be busy as an entrepreneur but every 20 minutes another Vjay etall to tidy up! And to hear about the warm exotic vacations to boot while she is still waxing away!

    I love my Job!!!
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