Monthly Archives: October 2014

5 Signs you’re an Internet troll

[Tweet “5 Signs You’re An Internet Troll”] As a blogger with connections to writers all over the world I hear a lot of complaining about the trolls ruining the comment sections of articles, especially those posted on the bigger blogs like Huffington Post or Scary Mommy. My own work has earned the gaze of trolls […]

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver

[Tweet “DIY Last Minute Halloween Kids Costume Problem Solver”] I have a ridiculously smart 4YO. I’m not bragging here, he out wits me at least 18 times a day, folks. This clever child of mine can figure out almost anything. Mom and dad are spelling secrets to each other? Guess what?! He suddenly knows how […]

A renovation might kill us or how to know when it’s time to move

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: One of the funniest women on the Internet is hanging out with me today…can you guess who she is?”] I read a lot of blogs. A. Lot. I have a hard time narrowing my favorite writers down because the number of styles and genres that these uber talented ladies write in leave […]

Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored

[Tweet “Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored”] Before I reveal the epically ridiculous stunts that my preschooler committed today while visiting his grandparents let me first give a round of applause to my mother and father in law for not disowning my frightfully inventive four-year-old and me. Thank you (one hundred thousand fold!) […]

The apple peeler

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Pixie.c.d shares a beautiful and charming essay about a simple apple peeler”] Do you ever have a few names floating in your social media that you wish you could know more personally? Pixie.c.d was such a name to me. Her tweets always make me laugh and her blog posts always make me […]

Moms, do you suffer from this awkward problem too?

[Tweet “Moms, do you suffer from this awkward problem too?”] This is how phone calls happen in my house now. Me: Hey, kiddo, Mommy needs to make a quick phone call so don’t interrupt, K? Kiddo: Uh…yup. Ok, Mom. Me: Ok, here I go…making my phone call…so…don’t interrupt…remember that…K? Kiddo: not listening (74 seconds later) Me: dialing… […]

Pregnancy nostalgia: What if she is my last?

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Outmanned Mommy Writer Mary Widdicks Dishes On Pregnancy Nostalgia!”] There are days when I look at some of my mom friends and I think to myself, “Oh, honey, please! Talk to me when you’re the only female in your house!” There is a special kind of hell that comes with the awseomeness of raising […]

Moms Gone Wild

[Tweet “Moms Gone Wild…In The Most Relaxed Way Possible”] Every night is roughly the same around here. I make dinner. The kids look at it and make wild protests that will not eat “compost” or “whatever this is”. My husband and I start in with the lying and the cajoling to get them to take […]

7 Dumb parenting decisions that seemed like a great idea at the time

[Tweet “7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The Time”] I do not care what anyone tells you, no parent anywhere has an ever-loving clue what the hell he or she is doing at any given time. Decent parents will approach every decision they make with respectable intentions while crossing their fingers […]

8 Life lessons from a foxy Grandma

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: I’ll give you hint. Housewife Plus is gettin’ FOXY this week!”] Every night after I get the kids to bed I fire up my laptop and start click clacking away at some new story. And every night, right in the middle of the clicking and the clacking I start to wonder what […]