This hoe just got turned into a housewife…

by samantha on May 18, 2009

mom-and-me

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since I went away and well I might as well just come straight out with it….I’m not going to be working on Missbehave anymore. Ouch. It hurts to say out loud. I haven’t issued a statement on the site yet but I thought that I would take baby steps and start here. It’s sad because Missbehave was my life for so long. It was once a great Magazine and with time could have become a really great website, but it seemed like each week my pregnancy sunk in, the more my head was somewhere else, like here, writing about funny stuff that happens at the playground or my toddler shopping addiction. I’ll admit it, my lifestyle is changing. I can hardly believe that I’m going to have 2 f*cking kids! It all happened so fast, and let me tell you, the idea of the second is a doozy. A toddler and an infant scares the sh*t outta me! It’s not that Missbehave won’t always be part of my lifestyle, but the fact is I’m ready to move on. My first piece of business is to be a, I can’t believe I’m about to say this…a s-s-s-tay at home m-m-m-om or a housewife or whatever you call it, for a little while anyway. Actually, I’m going to name my new position ‘Mom About Town’. That’s better!

But you know what, after 6 years of running my own business I feel free, I can’t wait to spend time with Fritz this summer. My head is swirling with all the fun things we can do together. Swimming lessons! Art! Beach! Shopping! And I’m excited to grow this little body snatcher and knit a baby blanket for it, or booties or something. I have visions of grander for my new lifestyle. Maybe it will be nothing like I expect but I’m excited to try it. While this is not a long term plan it is the plan for now, and until the new baby is born, and at the very least sitting up on it’s own. During this time I’ll be plotting and planning. New business? Career change?  I don’t know what I’ll be doing in a year from now but I know it will be something I love, because I wouldn’t have it any other way. Let’s call this next year an experiment of sorts. Think I can hack it? Well, I’m glad I have you guys to share it with…it should be pretty funny, frustrating, joyful and entertaining. Let’s do this!

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for realz May 22, 2009 at 5:22 pm

@ leah its her business -she doesnt need to be considerate of anyones feelings — she just didnt want to do it anymore, its not like any of those people help her build it from the ground up it’s HERS, not hers & her writers, thats just her staff who do you know that sits there and asks their employees if excecutive decisions are ok ” hey would you get your feelings hurt if i fired you” wtf i am so shocked someone would even come up with that idea so samantha is supposed to keep up with some business she no longer really LOVES so a few people wont talk shit about her? really? businesses are for making money not making friends.

eebee May 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I’ve been reading Missbehave for a really long time and I’m sad to see it go. But, shit happens and as Sam says ‘businesses end’. Baby Sinead (appropriate name, it seems) is bitter and bearing the weight of a huge chip on her shoulder. Does she watch the news? Does she know about recession? So what Sam got pregnant? So what she wants to spend time at home with her kids? So what she didn’t want to run that business anymore? Does BS (appropriate initials too, it seems) really expect a mother to sacrifice the opportunity to spend quality time with her children just so she can keep a whinging, immature attention seeker in employment? We all have responsibilities, namely for ourselves and our families. Sam is dealing with hers and Baby Sinead should deal with her own too. The world doesn’t owe anyone anything. Grow the fuck up.

swifty May 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm

@Baby Sinead Vanity project?? You have a blog right? And you can control what comments are approved and left for all to read right? So what is more vain than NOT approving comments that might make you look bad? Or worse still, BANNING people from viewing your website because they express a view that you disagree with?

I stated on your blog (well, tried to), that you are not considered to be “one of the best writers” on Missbehave that you seem to think you are. That’s all.

And you don’t allow this comment? But Samantha allows you to leave negative and accusatory comments her blog. Who’s got the vanity project again? Remind me?

BS May 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

All comments are honest and true, and swifty I really thought you had moved on please do(after an insane-o amount of emails). I have. And vanity project? My blog exists as a promotional tool and to make me money, it’s a part of my income. You were obnoxious in expressing a viewpoint that did not apply to the post at hand.
http://www.babysinead.com/2009/05/18/so-long-farewell-it-was-fun-while-it-lasted-no-hard-feelings/
I’ve closed commenting.
I’m moving forward and don’t need to deal with negative BS while I’m doing what I need to do to move forward.
Sam is gonna be a ‘hipster mom’, and I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do.
I’m moving forward so is she. I have expressed all I honestly need to on the topic.
Everyone else needs to move on as well. It’s funny how once Gawker or Jezebel discovers something, you all feel entitled to stick you nose in someone elses life.
Swifty I really do hope you can find someone elses business to stick your nose in. Five days late.

Swifty May 24, 2009 at 5:09 am

Oh my good God.

Elle May 24, 2009 at 8:51 am

I just think its sad that a magazine with so many followers is gone. Is there no way you could have just gave the magazine to someone else? Wanting to focus on your family is completly respectable but damn taking away a magazine, thats extreme. Couldn’t you sell it to someone else?

Kayleigh May 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

@swifty really good point. someone is being a little immature i think.

Jacky Snacky May 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Jesus – you people a re bitching about your subscriptions? Here’s how the world works. When Condo folded Domino they sent me Glamour (probably because Architectural Digest was to much postage or too expensive) and I did,’t want it – I threw out every issue and canceled my subscription but didn’t get my money back – boo hoo – it’s what it is. Get on with your lives.

amyfisher May 25, 2009 at 3:25 am

it’s funny how Baby Sinead uses BS as both her name and it short for “bullshit”. Just sayin.

Karen May 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm

First off, congrats!

Secondly, good luck! If it’s something you feel you want to do, go for it! Your kids are only little once and you can’t rewind life to do it all over.

And JESUS – I’ve only glanced at some of the comments but .. trust me, being a SAHM isn’t easy. Oy. I’ve been at this for three and a half years and there are days -weeks, even -when having a dronie (attempting adj. drone) desk job makes me salivate.

A Renee May 28, 2009 at 7:54 pm

“With its lowbrow content catering to Midwestern b-girls and streetwear teeny-boppers, the suicide of Missbehave’s all-digital format won’t be mourned for long”

From animalnewyork
so true, so true

Jenny G Homie May 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm

THIS IS FOR SAM-

So that’s why there hasn’t been any post! I was freaking out! Damn, I LOVED missbehave more than anything. I’m sad it’s over, but I learned a lot from your blog and magazine. I will keep my magazines forever and show them to my children :]

I’m sorry that you have to be bashed and criticized for your decision. I’m sure raising a child in this economy + being prego + running a buissness is extremely hard. They shouldn’t judge you for that because when it comes down to it me, or sinead, or anyone else who has commented this post doesn’t know everything that is going on in your life or what you have to deal with or whatever the case may be.

I truly hope that one day missbehavemag will come back and my dream of being in the magazine will be fufilled :]

R.I.P. MB you will be missed and i wish you luck with the new path you’ve decided to take in life.

FUCK HATERs

Kalyn June 2, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Missbehave Magazine is/was Amazing. I am a graphic artist, and I go back to some of the first issues to get inspired. We all grow out of things. Being a mother (I am not one yet) to me is a Job, a labor of love, an no matter what anyone says, I commend you for stepping down to step up to motherhood. So many kids, have parents that put work first, you can’t ever get that time back with your children. It’s far more important to raise a child, the right way, then to regret it later. As a suggestion, let us run Missbehave!!!

María Isabel Cartagena June 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

I’m sad, no more Missbehave mag.
I even had a subs!
Greetings from Ecuador,
María Isabel

catyah June 5, 2009 at 5:21 am

okay, i know i’m totally late on this, but i’m always late so i’m used to it

anyway, i just wanted to say that sam, i support you 100% on your decisions. I am sad Missbehave won’t be around because it totally fucking rules, but I think it’s completely admirable that you are focusing on family, and I also think career/moneywise it was the best move, and I know that just because Missbehave is gone doesn’t mean we won’t be seein’ everyone elsewhere.

ALSO: all of you hating need to STOP. okay, i love hating just as much as everyone else but for real, let the girl do her thing. her RAISING KIDS thing. how about a little thanks for all the good times? and for those saying it wasn’t good to begin with, that it wasn’t “relevant” or whatever the fuck, shut your mouths. sometimes (all the time) i want to read about how to make my nails look good, or a guide to style (which was aweeeesomeee). i’m sorry if that bothers you.

anyway, good luck sam! you’ll always be hbic!

Cassandra June 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I just started reading Misbehave (hah, and I wondered why there weren’t new blogs/articles being posted) and then I fell upon this. It is definatley sad that a website I barely had time to enjoy has had it’s run. BUT whatevs. C’est la vie… Reader’s shouldn’t be hating on this wonderful lady who wants to explore different avenues in life; you ought to be remember she is who brought the wonder that is misbehave into our lives. So what let the girl enjoy the terrible two’s, pop that second baby out, relax and get used to the new changes. Who knows maybe there will be a misbehave part 2, YES it could fucking happen! Wow, the idea is just too much it could make your head blow. I say ignore the retards and lets just feel bad that they are litterally so ignorant they would hate on the person who started this shit from the gate.

As far as your bastard previous employee’s, good riddance. A couple of bad eggs, that in my opinion, would have spoiled the entire thing in the long run. I read ‘Baby Sinead’s comments and I gotta say, seems like that girls had her shit beaten up so many times she does NOT know her elbow from her asshole – Literally. As we all know with women who exploit themselves, she is the ‘daddy didn’t love me’, ‘momma drank all the time and called me ugly’, attention requiring whore that we’ve seen time, and time, and yes, TIME AGAIN. As we will continue to see once no one wants to hit or quit her shit any longer. Same with all your previous employee’s, you hired people who pay attention to the funny little bullshit in our lives and write article’s about it… it would make sense the shit that affects their lives they could write a novel about, all whilst bitching, hating, and being all out offensive… as it is their nature. So whatevs lady, rejoice in enjoying your kids youth, and your new found role as a momma. Their obviously just jealous of who you are, and what you’re capable of creating.

To their hater ranting just do the thing that comes in handy so often and when you least expect it… The Finger.

CCC January 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm

sad it’s gone, anyway to get backorders? the first one I bought in stores was the MIA one and I picked up a couple after that but now I greatly regret not buying some i’d see on ebay. I dodn’t realize you guys ended till a while after because I never subscribed (i’ve never subbed any mag, idk why i guess)

CCC January 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm

ment back issues not backroders. whatever

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