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

14 Easy Ways to Celebrate Find a Rainbow Day

It doesn't matter how many rainbows I've seen in the last 40 years. Whenever I encounter a new one, there's something about the phenomenon that makes me grab my camera and record it for posterity. Right? I can't be the only person who has random iPhone pictures of blurry rainbows. ...more

Having Another Baby??? A "Facebook Chat"

My second daughter will be seven months on the 26th. I had a moment the other day, while watching both of my girls “playing” on the floor, that made me feel so content. Content with my two girls and our family of four. My husband and I agreed that we’d wait until the first birthday to decide if a surgery (damn straight for him!) will take place. I’m feeling pretty certain that this will occur. While we’re waiting, my body decided to have a Facebook chat, recently, about the whole topic:...more
Haha I think I've had this "chat" before too...more

Is it Really a Good Idea to Post Pictures on Facebook?

I worry that if I did join Facebook and posted things I did with friends, I may offend some people. For example, let's say I celebrated a birthday and got together with friends. It's something that would probably be important to me, and so I would want to post it. Obviously, if I have a party, I can't invite everybody. And that's the problem. Some of my Facebook friends would likely see my pictures and would be offended that they were not invited to the party. ...more

Adjusting Facebook Privacy Settings

Every once in awhile, it's smart to take a look at your personal Facebook profile page to make sure the privacy settings are set to your comfort level. They change things up around Facebook regularly, so sometimes you may think you're on lockdown when really, there are openings into your profile you may not want public. Here are some tips to help adjust your settings....more

15 Top Facebook Privacy Tips

You wouldn’t have to worry about privacy issues on Facebook if you didn’t post sensitive, private information on Facebook…such as information that one day can be used against you. And really, you should share only what you consider “professional” information, even with family. Just stop with the nonsense.At any rate, it’s important to know how to use Facebook’s privacy features, which change from time to time. Here are useful tips....more

Social Media Advertising For Small Business, Part 2 – Facebook

When considering adding advertising to your social media efforts, there are a lot of details to consider. In the second installment of our advertising series, we focus on the important parts of a heavy hitter in online advertising: Facebook....more

Stop The Judging

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Why I Choose Not to "Like" Myself

When I started writing it was just a fun hobby, but then it grew into something more. When I started posting my writing online, it made my mother, who was the first and only person I showed my work to at that time, impressed and slightly nervous. I showed her one of my short stories about a girl named Angelica who was faced with tough times. Knowing circumstances I was going through, she asked me, "Is this about you?" Yes and no. I feel like I put a piece of myself in everything I write, but this girl, she evolved from an idea into something all on her own. Her response was two fold, first was "You should write children's books." The second? "Don't let people know that it's you."A proud introvert with words, ideas and something to say, I often have a hard time getting up the nerve to say it. That's why I've gone back and forth between blogging and just writing privately. But one day, one of those Murphy's Law days where everything just went completely wrong, I have had enough. Enough of keeping calm, enough of holding my tongue, enough of these overwhelming thoughts and emotions and quips building up inside me. I burst through the door, walked straight up to my husband and said "I'm going to do it. I'm putting my work back online." Blindsided on the couch, he nodded, said okay. Then after I started getting back in the blogging game he suggested I start a Facebook page to promote my blog and my other work. It was a good idea, but it took me a few weeks to do it because I honestly don't know how I feel about the people I'm friends on Facebook to know about my blog....more