How Do I Make My Friend Stop Her Comedy Routine?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I have this friend who is great. She's funny, smart and really kind. But the problem is—she is always ON. Like she seems like she is always doing a comedy routine when we are together. We have only been friends for about six months so maybe she will take it down a notch soon? I keep waiting. It is sort of exhausting me.Signed,Just Be Real ...more
You accept your friend for who they are and stop passing judgement. We all do obnoxious things.more

Help! Family Bickering is Going To Ruin My Vacation!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I'm soon headed on a vacation with my husband, kids and all his family. We are going to a beautiful place, and I know I won't be able to enjoy it because his family bickers non-stop. It's exhausting. Everyone does it. His parents, his siblings and their spouses. I don't even want to go except the kids and their cousins all have a great time. Ideas on survival?Signed,Can't We All Just Get Along?...more

The Midlife Pursuit: What's My Passion?

Aside from stalking old boyfriends, I've learned a lot about myself through the quizzes on Facebook. For instance, the “Friends”character I’m most like is Monica because according to the quiz, “I’m a little uptight but a great friend.” Not surprising, I am a peach pie, not because I live in Georgia but “I’m cute, quirky and a bit of a smart ass.”...more
Thanks so much. You have plenty of time to figure it out...enjoy the journey.more

The Comedy Kitchen welcomes Flo!

The Comedy Kitchen is proud to present Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials. Well, to be honest it is just me pretending to be her. I really enjoy writing comedy and parody is my all-time fave. I combine it with my love for improv and that is what you will see when you check out my video of the day. Talk soon:)Melissa...more

1-Year-Old’s Feng-Shui Guide For Your Home

No one told me that having a child would push my OCD organizational limits.  A child, or at least my child, has her own ideas and knows where things really belong in the house.The following is the Feng-Shui Guide according to my 1-year-old:...more
so cute!more

Disclaimer For The Babysitter

Originally Published On Pecked To Death By ChickensI have never let anyone babysit my kids except for the two sets of grandparents.  It’s partially because I don’t trust anyone else to do it, but it’s also because I’m a little worried about the victim babysitter’s sanity and well-being....more

I Forgot My Son's First Words and Lied About It

First, let me say that I love my son. He has brought more joy to my life than I could ever have imagined. Good, now that we have that straight, I must confess. I don’t actually remember all of my son’s firsts. Nor do I have video documentation or an alphabetized library of scrapbooks as proof that my son did indeed take his first step or speak his first word. But, I can promise you that my now 15-year-old son is a walking, talking teen who can string sentences together and walk from place to place all by himself. ...more

Menopause Killed my Inner MILF

 Menopause Killed my Inner MILF...more

How to Write a Blog Post in 15 EZ Steps

How to Write a Blog Post in 15 EZ Steps...more

How Things Have Changed for Women

Then: Man in bar asking, "Can I buy you a drink?"  Now: Man on street asking, "Can you help me get something to eat?"  Then: Men trying to undress us Now: Men telling us to undress require a co-pay Then: Cinch beltsNow: SpanxThen: Obscene phone callsNow: Nigerian scammersThen: "Promise you won't tell"Now: Forgetting you already told itThen: "Let me show you my new shoes"...more

There Will Be a Test Later

"There will be a test later." Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission....more

What to Know If It's Your First Date This Century. Ish.

Soooo….you’ve been messaging with someone online and you kind of like him and he kind of likes you and you suddenly Susan agree to go out.  GACK! And if it’s your first “first date”/ meeting all the more reason to celebrate/ freak the fuck out!But you know what? Every journey begins with the first step so this journey begins with, most likely, the ubiquitous coffee meet and greet. Nothing wrong with that, girlies and I’ll tell you why: quick exit strategy.    ...more

From Driving Miss Daisy to Steel Magnolias

I’m taking my life in my hands driving in Omaha.  Now before you convulse in fits of laughter, ask yourself the following questions:1)       Have I ever been to Omaha?  Do I even know where Omaha is?  Do I think Omaha and Oklahoma are one and the same?  (I’ll give you a hint:  Omaha is a city, not a state, and the two are not interchangeable.)...more
This must be what I sound like while driving with my kids. Yikes!more