Tag Archives: funny

Housewife Plus does happy hour

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Housewife Plus does happy hourClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleDid you know that the fun at Housewife Plus is not limited to the Bangor Daily News? Check out the new page, Happy Hour to see a growing list of publications from the cheeky Sarah Cottrell (me!) at fantastic sites like Scary Mommy, Humor Press, BlogHer, Mamalode […]

Sarah Cottrell Roasts The Wonder Pets

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I have been a big fat huge fan of Nicole Leigh Shaw’s Ninja Mom Blog for a while. Nicole is a sassy writer who can out wit some of the best humorists on the block. So when I heard through the mom blogosphere that she was looking for submissions for her famous Character Assassination Carousel, I […]

Is bathroom hunting hereditary?

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bathroom hunting with herd-management today at housewife plusClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule The marvelously talented Jessica McNeill Azar of Herd Management is guest posting at Housewife Plus today! If you have not had the great pleasure of reader Jessica’s work then please run over to her website right now! Is Bathroom Hunting Hereditary? My six-year-old son […]

Moms just don’t understand

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moms just don’t “unnerstand”Click To TweetPowered By CoScheduleSometimes I have to take a step back and reassess my lot in this motherhood gig. My Loud Child is ridiculously smart and is never more than a stern 1,2,3 warning away from timeout thanks to his disastrous mix of curiosity and audacious defiance of the house rules. […]

31 Steps to surviving a movie with a kid

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When I was pregnant with my first child I told everyone that I wasn’t going to let my kid watch TV. Screens rot the brain, after all. I said a lot of annoying know-it-all junk like that. But then I discovered that a movie could be a fabulous short-term babysitter while I get urgent things […]

14 Truths About Potty Training Boys That No One Will Tell You

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As the sole female in my house I have seen a lot of crazy bathroom related things that leave me wondering if perhaps men truly are hopelessly untamed. I say that with love. From skid marks to lessons in wiping, “accidently” flushing a Hot Wheels car to talking to strangers about poop, I have seen […]

5 Unavoidable certainties of summertime with kids

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I remember summer vacations as long stretches of time that rolled out in front of me into forever. The lazy days stacked up as my skin changed colors and my adventures petered out into afternoon snoozes in the shade. But now I’m a mom and summertime means that my kids get to experience this annual […]

20 Rules for camping with a baby

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We have one of those giant family-sized LL Bean camping tents. Unpacking it and getting the poles into the right pockets in order to set the thing up is about as frustrating as putting up Christmas lights. But once the tent is assembled we have an instant camping adventure right there in the backyard. This […]

10 Sneaky ways moms find solitude

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I have a confession: I sometimes create ridiculous distractions to safely occupy my children long enough to buy me 10 measly minutes alone. I suspect that all moms – from June Cleaver to Peggy Bundy – are guilty of this too. If you are like me then you have also likely attempted one of these […]