How Do You Remember People's Names?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I am the worst at remembering people's faces. Just today I introduced myself to someone I already met. I've been like this my whole life, so I know it's nothing serious, like memory loss. How do I avoid these embarassing situations?Signed,Face OffCredit: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr Creative Commons...more
LOl, I spent the first half of my working life as a barrister. I'm great with faces but rubbish ...more

26.2 Running Away From Fine Lines and Wrinkles

It’s hard to believe I willingly put myself in a situation that resulted in this much pain, but I did.  ...more

What's in Your Purse?

Let's play a game! It's called:...more

When Life Gets Crazy, I Post-It

Hold on. Let me find a pen. I have one here somewhere. Somewhere. Somewhere. Oh, here. Now, what did you say? I want to write that down.  And so begins my daily search for a writing implement and a scrap of paper....more

True confessions of a germaphobe.


Why I'm Not Fine with "Fine"

Mumble, mumble, mumble. It seems that’s all people hear when I talk to them. No need to choose my words carefully for my words are just sounds to those around me.Case in point: I went to a store the other day to make a return. I opened the door, stepped inside and was greeted with, “Welcome to the store. How are you?” by a lovely young salesclerk.I smiled (hoping a big grin would make up for my post-workout smell), “I’m fine. Than…” I started to say but was interrupted by her next comment, “I’m doing great!”...more

Crush Your Child's Dream of Ever Owning a Dog (or Pony)!

We love birthdays in our family. Or rather I love birthdays and have passed that trait onto to the boys—and my husband goes along for the ride. September began our “birthday season” which ends in late January. As you can imagine, we are talking birthday wishes, birthday celebrations, all things “birthdays” these days. ...more
My grandson, who is three, has 6 dogs, a cat, two goats and three sheep in his family.  He is ...more

7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like A Great Idea At The Time

  I do not care what anyone tells you, no parent anywhere has an ever-loving clue what the hell he or she is doing at any given time. Decent parents will approach every decision they make with respectable intentions while crossing their fingers that the grand plan in their heads work out.And most of the time those plans do work out for the best.But sometimes, we make epically dumb decisions that on the face seemed like a good idea at the time. I know I have. In fact, I can think of 7 of them right now.1) Pavlov’s Mom...more

Self-Deprecation: Because My Favorite Person to Make Fun of is ME.

"When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it's your laugh." --Nora Ephron One of my very favorite pastimes is teasing people.  Not in a mean, bully-ish kind of way, but in a playful, lighthearted, joking manner.  And the thing is, the more I like and respect you, the more I like to poke fun and crack jokes.  At your expense.  (Kidding!)...more
E. R. Catalano same!   i hate people who take things so seriously.  i love joking around, even ...more

Attack of the Killer Mousie - I Made a Funny

Here's a little humor for you, a true story from my little life. I made a funny. Or the mousie did. Something like that....more