Tag Archives: humor

How to clean your house in ­­­­10 easy steps

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How To Clean Your House In 10 Snarky StepsClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleMy mother-in-law once told me that trying to clean a house as a mother is like trying to clean in a hurricane: it’s kind of pointless. She was right. Cleaning my house these days requires several things: deep reserves of patience, bucket loads […]

Blog Hop: What does a writer do?

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Housewife Plus is in a Blog Hop!Click To TweetPowered By CoScheduleI was tagged in a Blog Hop! What is a Blog Hop? It is a way for writers to share their process while getting their name and links out to potential new readers. The rules are simple, if you get tagged you list the person who […]

A lobster nearly killed me

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A lobster nearly killed me.Click To TweetPowered By CoScheduleAlright. Fine. I’m exaggerating a little bit. I did not nearly die by the claw of a lobster. Although, for a minute there, it sure seemed like I might. Yesterday was my mother-in-law’s birthday. For the record, she turned 49.[1] To celebrate her birthday (which is usually […]

The differences between the first and second child

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The Differences Between Kids One And TwoClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleIn many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me […]

How to survive a day at the beach with a toddler

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Beach plus toddler equals chaosClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleI forgot what it is like to bring a small wiggly child to the beach. I forgot how needy and curious a wee one is. And how little he can hold in his attention or for what impish amount of time. It’s easy to forget this at […]

The Evolution Of My Diaper Bag

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The Evolution Of My Diaper BagClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleI have two boys. They are wild and lovely and no matter how hard I try to minimize the amount of junk that they require for an entire day away from home, my diaper bag always ends up looking like I just robbed my own house. When […]

A letter of expectations to my future daughter-in-law

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A letter to my future DILClick To TweetPowered By CoScheduleToday Loud Child sat in my lap and told me stories about all of his favorite things. He played with my hair. He sang me a song. He gave me hugs and he kissed my forehead. This was a remarkably affectionate occasion for my son who […]

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 […]