Things You'll Never Hear Me Say

I make every attempt possible to never say never. I even outlined my reasoning behind this ongoing personal goal here.But this is different. Even though I don’t say things like, “I’ll never get a bad tattoo” or “I’ll never leave the oven on” (for fear of eating my words), I’m relatively certain you’ll never hear me say any of the following.“No, thanks—I’m not really in the mood to hold your baby.”...more

These Are My #Confessions

In life and especially in this blog, I think I’m a relatively open book.  Throughout the past three years, I’ve shared all kinds of personal stories, experiences and opinions with my readers and have seldom thought that I’ve ever over-shared or crossed a line in any way.  Well, except maybe the time I wrote an entire post about having pink eye, complete with photo evidence.  That one was a bit much....more

Summertime, and the Kitchen Is Easy (Or It Will Be With These Dinner Tips)

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm too lazy to cook dinner for my family this summer, plus it's too hot. Any ideas? Signed, Kitchen Is Closed ...more
Summer is perfect for the crockpot!more

An Open Letter to the Childhood Brain

An Open Letter to the Childhood Brain July 15, 2015 (I originally wrote 2014. This is your fault) Dear Childhood Brain,...more

This is what passes for sexy?

I keep seeing ads on TV for “Magic Mike XX Stupid”… or something to that effect. And all I can gather from the ads is that the movie is about men being forced to change out of their clothing time and time again (and unable to afford any shirts, based on the amount of naked chests being shown on the previews) and women unable to find affection and attention without being forced to pay for it....more

The Serious Business of #BlogHer15

  What do you get when you take a bunch of fabulous women (with BIG IDEAS for brains and pens in hand- okay, keypads), and put them all together, under one roof, with a single mindedness to conquer the world, in an awesome city without prying eyes? Wine?Running tabs.Gab?Yes.Melting credit cards?Of course.Laughter?No. No laughter. Ever.New friendship-making opportunities?Hands-down....more

Buz Off! You Bug(gers)

It is summer in Canada; it is likely summer in lots of other places as well.  Well probably not Australia. I am pretty sure it’s winter there now.  But I digress....more

Happy Birthday - I hope it's not pants...................................

My other half is having a birthday today.  Not that he makes a big presentation of it.  It truly is less of a bang and more of a whimper affair.  I don't think it's an age thing.  I won't tell you his age for fear of embarrassing the poor lad.  Suffice to say he's over 40 by precisely 4 years.  Whoops!  ...more