(previously published on Sisterwives Speak)And so it begins. That day…that wonderful, romantic day, where frightened significant others everywhere rush to the flower shops, candy stores, lingerie departments and/or “Adult Novelty” stores (because hope springs eternal), with the intent to purchase the perfect Valentine’s offering for the partner they cherish (tolerate). Those partners, meanwhile, flock to the hair and nail salons, for the mani/pedis and the new ‘do’s and the full Brazilians (he didn’t look Brazilian) so that we can look beautiful and hairless in all the right places (armpits) while we wonder why in the fuck they bought us another rose/vibrator/thong....more
I have two boys, they are 9 and 11, and they have finally put their foot with insisting their need for a pet. They’ve begged, they’ve pleaded, they’ve promised me the moon and the stars if only I will get them a pet. The thing is, I have a strong dislike of animals.
Newborns are notorious money-suckers. As I've mentioned before, you need GEAR. Even before that precious little bundle arrives, you will likely get swindled into spending approximately eight gazillion dollars on everything from furniture to itty bitty onesies to diapers. Cloth or disposables? Discuss! (...Just kidding. Worm can: opened)....more
I have two boys, they are 9 and 11 and they have finally put their foot with insisting their need for a pet. They’ve begged, they’ve pleaded, they’ve promised me the moon and the stars if only I will get them a pet. The thing is, I hate have a strong dislike of animals. My husband and I both are completely against acquiring anymore living creatures. Because, as all parents know when your kids get a pet, it means you’ll be the one taking care of it. As dutiful parents we decided to at least indulge their request and put some parameters in place when it came to selecting a pet....more
WOOHOO!! Our family just completed our first Whole30 and I cannot be more excited for the progress we have made. Besides some great weight loss, we have had less digestive issues, better sleep, lower anxiety, better skin, the list goes on! I cannot recommend Whole30 enough for jump starting a healthier way of life or trying to identify any food intolerance you might have....more
One of our favorite books when the kids were young was If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. The if/then scenario played to their rebellious side and the circuitous story reminded us parents of how life often eventually comes full circle, how one day it may be our children who are tucking us into bed with a good bedtime story. And though it is a tale that has been long tucked away in an old bookcase somewhere in our musty basement, the message of continuity was never clearer than when I sent my husband to the grocery store last week....more
Mom jeans are back, because obviously someone forgot how ugly these things were the first time around.The 80's are back and I'm not happy. Just when I'd finally made peace with lowrise jeans (OK, so 20 years after they debuted, but who's counting?) it seems that the fashion Gods have decided that mom jeans are once again stylish....more
Can I wipe bottoms and still kick-ass? What if all the other mums are really, really boring? Is it okay to Google the answers to everything? Kirsty Smith, the acclaimed UK blogger behind Eeh Bah Mum, is the our guest this week on MomCave LIVE. She’s the author of “How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your Sh*t.”...more