seven bad habits that will not make you friends

Originally posted on I haven't met a mom yet that isn't on the lookout for friends. Parenting can be a lonely, solitary endeavor and sometimes you just need to connect with other parents. But sometimes, we are so bad at making a connection. We want, we crave, the connection and it just doesn't come. I blame these seven habits. ...more

Building Vocabulary: 2015 Hump Day Book Club Reading List

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Hi Lauren, Love your post and the book covers, I need to do this! I recently posted our book ...more

Things You Don’t Get To Do When You’re In A Drunken Stupor

That’s right, being a drunk is fun, you get to meet all these great people at the bar. You hang out with them, you love them, they become part of your life. If you don’t see them, you miss them, more than the booze. I’m not an alcoholic for the beer, the bar is where my friends are. The people I love. The people that get me through good and bad times. The people that give me silly ideas, thoughtful comments and insight....more

Phoebe, Ross, Monica, and the Rest of Our Friends: Where Are They Now?

Friends first aired just over 20 years ago. To celebrate the recent release of the series for streaming on Netflix, let's take some time to speculate where each character might be now. Rachel, the youngest of the group, would be 43. Ross and Phoebe, the oldest, would be 46. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures So … what has everyone been up to? ...more
I hadn't realized how much I disliked Ross all these years until I read this. Excellent write up ...more

Who Is Your Best Friend Mom?

  I am not a blogger. I'm horrible at typing, my thoughts sound so much better in my head than typed out. I need to work on that much like alot I mean alooooot of things. I don't know if this will even be read once by anyone out in the blog universe but something is seriously tugging at my heart strings and I need to let these thoughts out of my head and I guess this is where I will do it. ...more

A few things I learned about Chicago

 Downtown ChicagoAlthough my most recent trip to Chicago for the Nat...more

My Attempt To Chat With All Of My Facebook Friends.

Hello and welcome to my blog! In the past few months, I graduated from college, bonded with family members, went through a heartbreak and sort-of-not-really lost a friend, got a full-time job in my field and so much more! I wished I had wrote down this journey, but I never took the time to gather my thoughts and emotions, unfortunately. Maybe in the future I’ll think back to an event and share it with all of you....more

Sometimes Oil and Water do Mix

   She was a mom and I was a mom. That was it for our similarities. We were as different as night and day. She didn’t believe in spending money on things like shoes and clothes. Mean while my closet runneth over with more articles of clothes and shoes than any person could wear in a year. I would spend hours on my hair, makeup and nails and she was beautiful and comfortable in her own skin just the way she was not knowing which way was up on a curling iron. ...more

Social Media and Friends

With more social media outlets than I care to keep up with technology has made it easier than ever to stay connected with friends, family and significant others. We can follow, friend, like and poke until our hearts content but what happens when we are no longer friendly with someone? When we decide they are no longer worth our time in the virtual world or the real world. How seriously do people actually take social media relationships?...more

Seeking Friends

   When I was a kid my family moved around a lot. A whole lot. It wasn’t always an easy adjustment but I managed to make a few friends every time we ended up some place new. For all of my adult life I lived in the same state up until last year. Making friends was not something I was worried about. A nice neighborhood and the kids making friends were all I cared about in the beginning. Now that we’ve been here for over a year I love our neighborhood and the kids have a ton of friends I find myself wondering how grown ups make friends. ...more
Living The Scream It really is a form of dating! Come to think of it, i wasn't too fond of ...more