Please Don't Give Up on My Kid

I can hear it in the exasperation when we speak on the phone and you carefully craft your sentences, trying not to let on that you have no more solutions and have run out of patience. You’ll never say the words out loud, but I see them there behind ...more

Oops! I Said "It" Again

Let me just start with me acknowledging that that some people are not going to like this post. The more I share on my blog about my mom-fails, the more people comment to me online about how horrible my parenting actually is. I fully recognize ...more

Yep, You're Gonna Fart

As women, many of us pride ourselves in our composure, femininity, and grace. I like being the woman of my husband’s life. In his mind, I do not pass gas, I am patient and kind, smart and quick witted. I am his wife and his best friend. We are ...more

No Shame Here!

If you want to jump right into the belly of the parenting beast in 2015, just mention the words screen time: a term that only emerged in the last few years to encompass all of the electronics in our lives and how much we use them. ...more

Do You Make Your Kids Hug?

I absolutely adore my children’s relationship with one another. They may not admit it, ever, but I know they are each other’s best friend. My daughter is nine and will definitely not admit it, but when I act like I don’t know who my son is or ...more

What to Do When Your Husband Isn't a Morning Person

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My husband is so grumpy in the morning and it really rattles the whole house....more

Why You Should Join Us for #RockTheRedPump on March 10

It's March, which means it's time to put away your fuzzy boots and knock the dust off your red pumps for Luvvie Ajayi, the blogger behind Awesomely Luvvie and the co-founder of The Red Pump Project....more

Who Am I Without My Sister? A Look at Love and Loss

"I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at."- Maya Angelou ...more
tinap  Thanks tinap!  Writing has always been a cathartic process for me.  This story though was ...more

Hello Snow!

As we face down what could possibly be a major ice storm in the metro Huntsville area, I would like to harken back to the days of last week when eight inches of snow promptly landed and then immediately melted the next day. Oh, Alabama. Never change ....more

Create It Thursday #96 (Plus Features)

Well hey glad you were able to make it to this week's Create It Thursday! I'm so glad that so many of you were able to share your creations...more


Once again, you’ve selected. And once again I’m reminded how rare it is that my 5 shades of brown family is ideal representation. I comb through the albums, scrutinizing the many beautiful faces contained there ....more

Balancing the Role of Mother Friend

In the blink of an eye, I have seemed to enter into a completely different stage of parenting.  My girls no longer need me to wipe their noses or kiss the boo-boos.  They no longer need help with their homework or science projects.  They barely need rides to and from school, extra-curriculars, and work.  It's official we have moved farther away from me being "mommy" to be being "mother." ...more

Currently 07 : Stuff I Love

Currently 07 : Stuff I Love These are my favorite posts! ...more

When Last We Left Our Intrepid Blogger….

She was boarding a bus, wearing wet pants, carrying a half charged phone, a bag of pizza, a 3/4 empty coke cup, and more irritability than a tiger in the tiger pit....more

10 things I learned building our custom house (tips for you if you are doing the same!)

- Do A LOT of research when picking an architect/contractor/designer. ...more

this guy...

... first one to bed and last one out....more

Hives, Hail, a Deal & some Randomness

Last Friday started out as any other Friday....more