There is a lot of Halloween talk lately. And since I’ve had my daughter, I just haven’t dressed up. Honestly, I could never find the balance from my sexy Halloween costumes of the past and the adult Teddy Bear options presented to most mothers. But this year, we have a family Halloween party to go to. Now, I could do the same thing as always: dress up Brenna and attend the party as her mother. But, the invites expressly stated that adults and children should dress up. Panic is creeping into my throat. More
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Grab your bestie and head to the nearest Toys-R-Us, because Bratz have returned to the shelves. Honestly, I thought the dolls were re-branded as Moxie Girls because MGA, the toymaker, realized that most mothers don’t want their children idolizing a … More
I ran into a high school acquaintance this weekend. Let’s call him Colin, because that’s his name. Colin was a senior when I was a freshman. I remember looking up to these seniors like they were the coolest beings on earth. Colin and his group of friends were the kind of guys I wanted to surround myself with, the kind of guys I wanted to want me. How that worked out, you’ll all just have to guess. But my story today isn’t about high school, it’s about running into each other 6 years later.
Today, Colin is still cool. More
So who remembers Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs? Anyone? Psych 101? Probably not, but Maslow hypothesized that human beings have levels of needs which they strive to fulfill. First were physiological needs like food and water. Then comes safety, bringing shelter … More
Do I really have something in common with the Real Housewives of New Jersey? Or any of the Real Housewives? This question has been haunting me since last week. Let me first explain, I used to love the Real Housewives. … More
Just like millions of women everywhere, like Oprah and Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, I have trouble finding a little time for myself. And for those of you who have this problem, there is a lot of advice about how to make time for yourself. Seriously, those are all separate links. There’s LOTS of advice out there. And most of it tells us to do things like, “Put it on Your Calendar.” Or “Know When to Say No.” My favorite is “Learn to Delegate.” Now, this is all great advice and I’m sure it works. For some wonderful, magical women out there, delegating works really well to get alone time. I’m assuming it’s because those imaginary ladies have people to delegate to. And calendars to put things on, calendars that everyone actually follows. More
It should be really easy to hate Elin Nordegren. She’s gorgeous, rich and not falling apart at all. I happen to like my celebrities to be of the trainwreck variety. We’ve been hearing for months that Nordegren went crazy when she found out about her husband’s whorish tendencies. I had great pictures in my head of an angry Barbie doll chasing her husband down the street with one of his beloved golf clubs. We all knew that she would get millions of dollars and settle down in a perfectly blissful life. That crazy lady with the nine iron – that was my kind of celebrity. But now, she’s calm and grieving, sharing her story with People magazine. I expected to flip through the interview, without really reading it, and say, “Poor, poor rich girl. It sucks to be you. Glad that’s over…”
Except if you actually read Elin’s interview, she seems like a very difficult person to dislike. More
Our first Brag Shamelessly About Your Body Post comes from one of our favorite commenters, Lindsay Cross. Lindsay’s cankles are ridiculously hot. And you can check out more cankle cartoons at Running With High Heels.We want to hear what weird … More
As a mother, you receive or buy tons of baby products that you never use. My favorite example is the wipe warmer that you plug in and it heats the wipes for your baby’s butt. Mine never came out of … More
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I have a secret to admit… I enjoy it when other moms mess up. I love seeing or hearing about irresponsible mothers, because then I can sit back and say, “So maybe I let my daughter eat a cotton candy … More
Melissa Rycroft is excited to be going through her pregnancy in the public eye. “I don’t know what’s about to happen in the next few months with my body and my relationship, there’s going to be so many changes. It … More
Jennifer Aniston released a quote to People magazine defending her comments about single motherhood. And I have to admit, it should make both Bill O’Reilly and me feel a little stupid. OK, it should just make Bill should feel very … More
“Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options … More
This is a response to last week’s post “How Not to Hit On Guys.” Let me first say, I’m married. And before I was married, I dated some great guys, some slimy guys and some guys in between. And for … More