Happy Hour

Having a blog at the Bangor Daily News has a lot of fabulous perks. If I get a story featured on the home page of the BDN website then I get to sit back and watch my audience grow to astronomical numbers for a day. This is thrilling!

But being a BDN blogger has its down side too. Writing in the mom blog world sometimes means digging deep to find my inner Peggy Bundy. The problem? My inner Peggy occasionally drinks and always swears, which isn’t exactly appropriate for the BDN.

So what is a girl to do?!

It turns out that there is a whole world of sassy lady writers who are frequently published on blogs that have millions of readers. So, after a couple of glasses of wine I got up the nerve to submit a story. And then a few days later I was published! This feeling of instant popularity was stupidly intoxicating and so I kept at it and now I have something of a resume forming.

If you like the Housewife Plus blog then you can consider the following published works Housewife Plus Happy Hour.

DISCLAIMER – Please kindly note that a majority of the following links to my published work are humor. They are not intended to be serious. If you are easily offended by imperfect parenting or by sentence enhancers then this work is probably not for you.

Please feel free to share by using links to my work. But don’t be a goon about it and copy and paste my stuff onto your blog or the bathroom wall. Credit is credit, y’know.

My Kid Was Bitten By A Tick, Now What?!
15 Ridiculous Expectations For Mother’s Day
10 Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Be My Friend
The Six Scariest Words A Child Can Say
20 Rules For Camping With A Baby
10 Sneaky Ways Mom Find Solitude
Breastfeeding In Public Has Made Me A Better Mother
A Letter of Expectations To My Future Daughter-In-Law
5 Signs That You Are An Internet Troll
8 Pinterest Promises to Get Your Through The Holidays 

Huffington Post
The Differences Between The First and Second Child
The Jaw Dropping Way This Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully
Kids Say The Darndest Things 
10 Reasons You Don’t Want To Be My Friend 
How To Clean Your House In 10 Easy Steps 
5 Things Only The Parents Of Boys Can Understand 
Parents, Do You Suffer From This Awkward Problem Too?
7  Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The Time 
An Exercise Conversion Chart For Moms 
Moms Just Don’t Understand
Dear Mom, You Were Right
Mom Writes A Letter To Santa
RESOLVE: (noun) Firm Determination To Do Something

Huffington Post – QUEBEC
10 raisons pour lesquelles vous ne voulez plus être mes amis depuis que j’ai des enfants 

Huffington Post – GERMANY
Sieben Eltern-Entscheidungen, von denen man dachte, sie wären toll

Humor Press
Awarded Honorable Mention (July 2014) – The Disgusting Truth About Cloth Diapers

In The Powder Room
5 Wishes That Should Have Been Waaay More Specific

iVillage Australia
10 Reasons You Don’t Want To Be My Friend Now That I Have Kids
7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The Time

Mamalode Magazine
My Mother’s Day Wish
Hell Is A Waiting Room

44 Things I Want My Sons To Know Before They Are Adults
The Moment I Stopped Caring About My Weight  
The Jaw Dropping Way This Pre-Schooler Stood Up To A Bully
7 Of My Dumbest Parenting Decisions
5 Natural Cold & Flu Life Hacks You May Not Know

Nicole Leigh Shaw’s Character Assassination Carousel
July 2014, The Wonder Pets (TV), Housewife Plus

Scary Mommy
The Mother of Rage
The Problem With Knock Knock Jokes
10 Things To Do With Kids In Belfast, Maine
How To Clean Your House In 10 Easy Steps
10 Reasons My Husband Is The Fun Parent
12 Truths About Boys And Bathrooms
5 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding
20 Skills Our Babysitter Must Possess 
25 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling
The Universal Truth of Motherhood
30 Guilty Mom Pleasures
7 Moms That Drive Me Crazy
How To Steal Your Kids’ Halloween Candy Without Getting Caught
5 Ways Saturday Mornings Are Never The Same After Kids
5 Promises For The Holidays
20 Signs Your Winning At Parenting
Wound Up Parent Syndrome (WUPS)
She’s Just Not That Into You
Nine Stages Of A Mom Cold

An Open Letter To The Nurses At The Lafayette Family Cancer Center

What The Flicka
7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The Time
Mom Writes A Letter To Santa

Woven Tale Press
The Disgusting Truth About Cloth Diaper

Bundoo – Parenting Memes for October 17, 2014 #10

Evolution of a Pick-Up Line – On Pixie.C.D
Dear Mom, You Were Right - On Menopausal Mother