I Just Need 21 Days For This to Stick (Beyoncé Told Me So)

It was our great philosopher in a bowler hat, Boy George, who said it best when he sang: Time won't give me time. It's one of those hard truths working mothers (hell, all mothers!) know too well.And for us WAHMs ... listen. The juggle is real.  ...more

The Ugly Truth Behind Holiday Birthdays

We've all heard of the poor kids born on Christmas who've never gotten birthday gifts, but had to make do with socks and whatever else their parents could spare from the Christmas pile. I've always felt so sorry for those kids. They didn't get big ...more

Girl. Woman. Girl. Girl. Girl. Girl.

She was 14, maybe. Her mom or caregiver yanked her by the arm, and hissed, "What is wrong with you?"  ...more

One Mom's Honest Reaction to Her Son Coming Out as Gay

Originally written on October 7, 2015. I had no answer to the question. I didn't think I'd need one. So let's backtrack a little bit: A little over 15 years ago, our first, beautiful baby boy was born. We couldn't wait for him to talk. Then ...more

Too Much Stuff: An All-American Problem

Editor's Note: This NaBloPoMo post was originally published on November 9, 2015. ...more

How to Stop Sucking at Being a Host or Guest: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is here and for some reason, people choose this time of year to travel and visit... A lot. They bring their partners, kids, dogs, gluten-free/taste-free snacks and about 900 regurgitated political ideas they want to try out on family members they barely know.Image via Shutterstock...more

Giving Thanks for Spanxs

As most of you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. For those who did not know that, might I suggest a new calendar for Christmas this year? Every year around Thanksgiving I have a hard time deciding on a post. I am passenger #1 on the struggle bus here, folks. Do I post something sweet and meaningful that touches the hearts of the millions few that read this blog? Or do I come up with something short and somewhat slightly and/or entirely hilarious?  ...more
Cute post! Thanks for the giggle first thing this morning! Happy Thanksgiving!more

4 Disappointments I'm Thankful For

During this time of year, we’re always encouraged to take stock of the things we’re thankful for, and the positive blessings we have in our lives, like family, financial stability, children and jobs. But what about showing gratitude for the things in our lives that may be challenges, disappointments and let downs? How do we handle those? ...more
Totally agree.  Except on the 'arguments with spouse' point, sadly, ours are never productive IN ...more

“The Age of Aging” Is A Powerful Show

I had a chance to preview “The Age Of Aging,” from...more

Olive: 1 Week Old

I meant to post this yesterday along with her birth story. But my posts keep getting deleted and the page is automatically refreshing so blogging has been put on the back burner and I have been soaking up every moment with Austin and Olive. Theres so much I want to share so I don't forget it all but sometimes its better to just enjoy the moment ....more

Summer Vacation - The Time to Plan is Now

Jessica Barrett@jessbarretttnwww.mrsjonescoulduseabeer.comImage: Roanoke Island, on The Outer Banks Islands, North Carolina...more

Vera Bradley Get 25% off Select Rolling Luggage! Valid 11/25-12/6

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4 Hot Deals on Step2 Toys at Toys R Us [WonderBall Fun House and More]

Don’t miss these Step2 deals at Toys R Us: Step 2 WonderBall Fun House: $79.99 (was $129.99). Shipping adds $5.99. Or have it shipped free to your local store ....more

Sketchy Saturday No. 4

Maybe I was tired, or just not in the right headspace, but unfortunately this week’s Draw & Sketch class was a bit of a bust for me, as my brain didn’t seem to want to cooperate with my hand! Still, I stuck it out to the end and – though it’s not pretty – will […] The post Sketchy Saturday No. 4 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Vera Bradley Tote $34.30 (was $49)

Vera Bradley is offering a lot of various deals on their site. ...more