The Happiest Place On Earth

 The relationship was over. No band aid was going to fix what I had said. Not only was I severing ties with my best friend, I was breaking off ties with an entire group, my lifeline.Fresh from high school graduation, we boarded the plane to the“Happiest Place on Earth.” No parents. No rules. We had been planning this vacation for months. Although we were sad to leave one of our crew back at home, the four of us were ready to make lasting memories.Two days in, I wanted to charge the travel agent with false advertisement. Happiest Place on Earth? Bullshit. ...more

Sometimes People Just Don’t Like You Because …

Sometimes people just don't like you because … you’re loud or you’re tall or you’re … you....more
@SocalMom Absolutely! Well said.more

Will Our Neighbors Hate Us If We Build a Swimming Pool?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,We are planning to build a pool in our backyard this summer. I know it's going to be loud with a lot of dust. ...more
Yeah, invite them over when it's done, and remember you're increasing neighborhood property ...more

I Don't Want Your Ugly Old Stuff

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I just had my third baby a few months ago, and I'm being overwhelmed by my friends dropping off hand-me-downs. ...more
1. It's yours now you can do what you want 2. It is quite possible she had the same thing done ...more

Can Your Partner Have Friends of the Opposite Sex?

In recent interview for Stella Magazine, recording artist Mary J. Blige said: “All females for me, all guys for him. There’s none of that, ‘Oh, that’s my female friend. Oh, that’s my guy friend.’ No. Not in a marriage, I’ve never seen that work.”...more
I see a problem speaking from experience not all female can be trustworthy when come to your ...more

How Can I Get Better at Fostering My Best Relationships?

On Saturday, I was reading blog posts from #NaBloPoMo and ran across a post from my friend Brandie over at Journey Of A Thousand Stitches. She was speaking about the walls that some of us build when it comes to friendships. ...more
Muwah. Your laugh is fine. I tend to snort or make a really screechy "HAR!" at the beginning. It ...more

When Your Friend Talks to You From the Grave on Facebook

The other night I was up late trying to finish a few blog posts and felt pretty defeated. I was disappointed with my drafts and basically just uninspired.I then tried to work on the young adult novel I wanted to pen, and instead I sat staring at a computer screen with 32 words on it. And they sucked. Every one of them....more
This is so sweet and touching and true. Self doubt is an ever present nemesis. I say we take our ...more

Grateful for friendships ...

Do you ever feel stretched too thin?Sometimes I feel that way.I feel as though my heart wants to do so so much and so my head jumps in fully and then before I know it too much gets lost along the way.And then there's so much to do and so many things to think about and suddenly ...I stop.I stop it all.I hole up a bit.I freeze.I go off track.Try not to be found....more

7 Things Teens Need to Know About Relationships

Teens and RelationshipsRelationships get really interesting during the teen years. And I'm not just talking about boy-girl relationships (although, those get REALLY interesting) I'm talking about ALL relationships from friends to parents to siblings to teachers....more