New Year’s Resolutions? Already?!? Come Read Mine – with a Twist – at Care.com!

It's almost that time of year when we cast off sweets and smoking, only to replace them with unbridled (disingenuous, and temporary) vigor for rice cakes and Zumba.I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity by Care.com to write about the New Year's Resolutions my children would choose for me if they could....more

Do you see what I see?

The last time my husband, Marc, and I were in Florida visiting his dad, who was in the hospital at the time, we met up with a very close friend who lives there for lunch.  When we were done with the meal, we walked him to the hotel’s parking lot.  Marc spent another few minutes with him, and...more
@victorias_view Cold heart? I don't believe that one.. But, it is a sweet story... and Lenox is ...more

Tasteless, Tacky, Tawdry

I used to be such a Prude with a capital P.What happened?Once the mere mention of “passing gas” offended me to the core, the word “damn” made me cringe, and if I saw the “f” word on the ladies room wall, I felt slightly dizzy and broke out in hives.Now I find I excel at double-entendres, bad bathroom puns, and none-too-lightly-veiled sexual innuendo....more
@Bad Luck Detective Suzie, Suzie, Suzie! I think all those things, but don't often say them in ...more

Apparently, there are some things that a Master’s degree just can’t help you with.

One is remembering to NOT end your sentences with a preposition.And here is a quick list of 5 others that I compiled because I thought you might be able to relate. Or maybe I just hoped that you would....more
Panty hose get me every time! I hear ya!more

All is fair in love and war

Hey, it is Alex…. ...more

Make 'Em Laugh: Gifts of Comedy

What is funny to one person may not be funny to another, but laughter is the healthiest involuntary response (second maybe only to sleep) that your body can experience. Humor identifies common ground, breaks tension and brings people together. So why not spread it around this holiday season?...more
Wrong place for a general comment but, maybe someone will send me the right way . The font, ...more

When Family Members Get Competitive.

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I have a three year-old girl that's polite, (mostly) well behaved, and interacts well with other kids. My husband and I work very hard to instill good values. But she is three and certainly has her moments. The problem is that whenever my SIL comes over with her 3 year-old son, she always comments on how "easy" my daughter is and how her son is so much more difficult. It frustrates me that she constantly tries to make a competition out of our children. How can I gently remind her that it's not harder OR easier, it's just different?...more

All I Want for Christmas is Me

Oh hi there. Yes, you, over there - with the Lululemon pants and the Starbucks.   You look like a fit, healthy, well-rested modern day woman who gets to the yoga studio and has amazing girls' nights out with your equally awesome friends. Um, this may be a little awkward, but have you seen my butt?...more

Cheers To The Freakin' Weekend

 11.11.11 was a rough one.  You would think it would be rough for Tom, since it was his 35th birthday, but that was not the case....more

"No Problem" My Ass

There’s a saying you hear and see everywhere you go in Jamaica.  “No Problem!”  That was until Tom and Michelle Stien arrived.While Tom and I have so much to be thankful for, we aren’t particularly “lucky” people when it comes to winning contests, lotteries, or things going smoothly in general.  As Tom always says, “If my raffle ticket was the only one in the drawing, I still wouldn’t win.” Or “If it weren’t for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all.”  Just think back to my unfortunate cab experience on Tom's birthday!...more
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