greener grass - conquering envy in our lives

i know someone that has had some amazing life opportunities pop up recently – that are splattered all over facebook – that have tugged at my little heart strings. she and her wife have had the opportunity to travel to thailand (and it looked like a pretty epic trip) and have recently accepted an amazing opportunity which uprooted them from chicago to inland san francisco bay. if you know anything about me – you know that the state of california is my spirit animal – even though i’m more in love with socal, any area of california feels like home to me....more

It’s Time to Kick Your Helicopter Parenting Habits to the Curb — at Home and at Work

No matter where you live, there are two people you’re bound to see at every middle school band concert and high school football game: the bored-looking saxophone player muddling through her sheet music (or the overworked lineman who looks like he’d rather be anywhere else) and the overly enthusiastic parent cheering from the sidelines....more

What I Really Want to Tell Parents-to-Be

I’ve gone through the first home, engagement, wedding phases of my social life; now I’m in the baby phase. My mailbox is filled with invitations to baby showers, and my Facebook feed is one post after another of grainy ultrasound images announcing the impending birth of a friend’s baby. I am genuinely happy for everyone who shares such news. Some people have struggled to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Others became pregnant the second they thought to try for a baby. ...more
SarahSideways In the middle of years of infertility (rough road, congratulations!), a friend ...more

5 Things You Should Say To Your Kids... Often

During each of my pregnancies, my husband and I talked to our babies. We wanted our children to get to know us in utero. We didn’t do this all the time. We actually had to be intentional with it. However, the more we talked to our babies, the more natural it became. ...more
SEMCordova Ahh, yes indeed. That request speaks volumes to our children. Thanks for sharing that.more

My Neighbor's Decorations Are Ruining My Christmas

Dear Mouthy Housewives,One of my neighbors really loves Christmas. Like, really, really, really loves Christmas. ...more
Take the Grinch stick out of your bum! It's Christmas, who cares if she has a ton of ...more

Design your Life

One morning (it could be a Monday), you look at yourself in the mirror and know that Today Is The Day.Are you so time invested, that you don’t know how to get out? Have you committed a number of years to someone or to career, that is leaving you exhausted and unhappy? Are you passion-less, dragging yourself into the next day or just plain know that there is something better for you out there?...more

When Stress Becomes the New Normal: 8 Stress-Busting Hacks to Get Your Life Back

I received Jillian Michael’s “Biggest Loser: 30 Day Shred” workout DVD a few years ago for Christmas. It’s been collecting dust on my shelf, (Why bother with workout DVDs when there’s millions of free workouts on Pinterest!?) but I finally decided to give it a whirl. ...more

The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard about Women

Women: fickle, emotional, feisty, bitchy, bubbly, pushy, sassy, headstrong, hormonal, high-strung, ditzy, catty. These are just some of the words that are only used to describe women. Good or bad they are out there, and quite honestly if we as women want them gone, we have to work at it, not just complain about it. Most importantly we have to stop using them to describe one another.  I will say that it is unfair and downright rude being described as bitchy, I mean really the word is derived from the meaning of a female dog, it is one of my least favorite words....more

Facebook Is Destroying Christmas for Me

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I am so sick of reading posts on Facebook like, "I've already finished my Christmas shopping! Gifts are all wrapped, too!" It's not even DECEMBER yet. What's with all the bragging about getting the holiday crap done before Thanksgiving is even over? I know Facebook is all about self-promotion, but this feels like too much. I would leave FB once and for all, but I like to stay in touch with friends and family. Any advice on not letting the eager beavers get me down? Signed,Shove It, Showoffs ...more
ShantelCassity You are kidding, right? Take a note from their book? Really???!more

10 Life Lessons from Disney Movies