Advice To My Son...

My husband and I are new to parenting. Although our son was born over seven months ago, everyday is a challenge. On most days, when I wake up a few times between midnight and 5:00am for diaper changes and feedings, I have to try extra hard to remind myself that sleepless nights will pass. Soon, I will be a morning person again and wake up with a tremendous amount of energy to tackle the day's chores. I have to try extra hard to remind myself that one day I will miss waking up to my son's giggles; to see him waiting impatiently for me to pick him up and cover him with kisses....more

Finding peace after loss

My friend Johanna lost her dad very suddenly when she was 26 years old. Through tears (for both of us), she talked about what she’s learned through six years of missing her dad and shared advice for others dealing with loss....more

Why Shouldn't I Let My Leg Hair Grow in the Winter?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Do women still need to shave their legs in the winter months? I say they don't, but my friends all insist that I'm wrong and that I need to use a razor to stay smooth and feel sexy and attractive. Personally, I don't see the point, because I usually wear long pants and boots and it's not like I'm married or even have a boyfriend. What do you think? Hair or no hair?Signed,Princess Hairy...more
Love this post.  It is a personal decision, and no one should make you feel bad about it... and ...more

There, alright? I did it. I left the house.

This morning I ate about a half a watermelon for breakfast. They’re packed with Vitamin C and lots of water. I hear Vitamin C is good for hangovers and that's good because I’m nursing one. Not really the drinker, I haven’t had a hangover in a near a decade. Watermelon is a fair consolation prize; Mommy’s now in her 30s and she is in no way shleppin’ the kids to the closest gas station to pick up a Gatorade....more

My Ridiculous Husband Now Thinks He's My Wardrobe Stylist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My otherwise wonderful husband recently started doing something very annoying. For no apparent reason, he started giving me fashion advice! I'm a stay-at-home mom. My wardrobe consists mostly of jeans and yoga pants. He keeps suggesting skirts and dresses. It makes me uncomfortable. I'm an adult and know what I like to wear, but he insists.Do you think there's something else going on with him? How do I get him to stop? He's driving me crazy.Signed,Casual Mom...more
I think communication is the key, here. Sit him down and ask him why, straight out. Tell him you ...more

It’s the End of the World As We Know It (I'm Working On Feeling Fine)

In the R.E.M. song, ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)’, Michael Stipe sang, “offer me solutions and offer me alternatives and I decline”. As a caregiver, I feel like that sometimes there is a lack of useful caregiver resources out there. It only leads me to frustration, feeling even more caregiver isolation....more

10 Ways to Handle One-Uppers

8 Things I Learned From My Divorce

It has been more than 4 years since I left my ex, and I've been thinking of what I would go back in time and say to myself then if I could. Divorce is so disorienting. The ground is shifting under your feet, and it's hard to know what to believe. In the end, all you have is your instincts, and mine told me to swim for the shore....more
#7 hits so close to home for me! Loved it! Thank you for postingmore

My Sister Is Melting Because She Won't Wear Shorts

Dear Mouthy Housewives,How can I get my sister to wear shorts? It's 100 degrees outside already this summer, and she insists on wearing jeans every day. She says she's more comfortable that way, but I know it's because she's embarrassed that she's not skinny. She feels that she looks bad when she shows her legs. I don't think she looks bad, and I want her to not be so hot and sticky. What can I do to help her?Signed,My Sister Wears the Pants in This Family...more
I wear jeans all summer too. The reasons are a mixture of self-consciousness, but also the fact ...more

Discerning My Path

Whenever I have a new idea or plan of action, I like to seek out those close to me for advice and opinions.  I do this for several reasons.First, because it forces me to put what I plan to do into words.  As I do that it forces me to think through the situation more clearly which helps me have a better understanding about what it will look like as I walk through this plan.  Secondly, I seek others because they can sometimes assist me in working out all the details. Details I had not thought of before....more