Everybody loves everyday poetry

The other day I did something highly ordinary. I shared a post on Facebook. It had a vintage picture showing a woman and her child picking clothes off the clothesline, and asked if you remembered the smell of clothes fresh off the clothesline....more

Dear Facebook friends: Is blue poop normal?

There is a moment in most modern parents' lives, when you will find that your parenting instincts fail you. It's not a happy moment and you certainly aren't ready for it, but there it is....more

How to Annoy Your Facebook Friends in 9 Easy Steps

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I am growing increasingly tired of the constant commercial that is Facebook these days. It seems like I can't sign on to my News Feed anymore without being blasted with before and after pictures (eww, panties! Why are they ALWAYS in their panties?), pictures of "free" luxury cars, and invitations to Facebook parties. I like my friends, and I like Facebook, but can I just say it? Enough is enough! Please just stop! In light of my current frustration with Facebook, I present to you 9 simple steps to annoy your Facebook friends. ...more
Great list! Reading it was like hearing nails on a chalk board :) Facebook as a whole has ...more

#3Things That Made Me Not Want to Post About My Pregnancy on Facebook

It's not necessarily that I don't want people to know. Although, honestly, it'd be nice if some didn't. But my pregnancy is my own, and nobody else's, and I like it that way. I struggle a lot with people pleasing, and when I open myself up to a ton of opinions, it makes my life a lot harder. And because I want to share with you why I think it's fine to not always post big news on social media, here's a post on #3THINGS that made me not want to post about my pregnancy on Facebook....more

Have You Experienced the Internet Outrage Machine?

Amanda Palmer recently had an article in the New Statesman about the Internet Outrage Machine. You know the one. Someone writes something online: They put out a thoughtless tweet, trying to be funny; or a business tries to capitalize on a hashtag; or they write a blog post that rubs everyone the wrong way. And then the Internet piles on that person, flipping out. ...more

Try As I Might.

This is probably the most political blog I'm ever going to write, Reader.  I know, I know, you expect different when you come here. I try to keep it mostly about nonsense and vaginas, and in that respect I'm still staying true to thine own self and you.  But this time it's not about what's going on in my pants, but instead what's going on with Bruce Jenner's, or Caitlyn's vagina-area. ...more

Why You Need to Sometimes Unplug From Social Media to Thrive

Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Lake Tahoe for some down-time and much-needed relaxation. Since we drove, I packed all the food we would need into a cooler. I didn't want to leave the cabin other than to walk in the fresh air or sit under the trees on the back deck. I thought that would be enough to relax me. Of course my phone and iPad came along for the ride. ...more
Elsie Goycoolea It is akways there...most people forget they can back away and still enjoy life.more

A Reminder to Avoid the (Racist) Crazies: Don't Read the (Facebook) Comments

I admit -- I have a thing about going down foxholes I know I shouldn't be going down. Just the other day I unleashed a gmail hack to my entire contact list because I just couldn't help myself from opening an email that I knew, in the back of my head, was spam. I knew it was not going to turn out good for me. But my curiosity took over, and my good sense...who knows where it went....more

Mommy's Social Media Rules

My 9 year old just got into a relationship.  I knew it was inevitable but I secretly hoped she would wait a little bit longer to step into this new phase of life.  However, she came to me and pleaded her case that she was grown up enough to get into this relationship so I’m going to allow it.  My gut tells me this relationship is going to be pretty serious and chances are despite how I feel about it – it’s probably going to last her lifetime.  She is officially in a relationship with social media.  *sigh*...more

Why Won't You Stop Posting Unflattering Pictures of Me?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I'm friends with a lot of other women in my neighborhood, and we go out at least once a month for drinks and gossip. ...more
Whine and moan. Kwitcherbitchin. Or start taking and posting ones in return. Seriously, if ...more
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