80s Easter awesomeness

 It used to be frilly lace, hats, and gloves, combing the church lawn for chocolate eggs in pastel foil, baskets bursting with plastic neon grass. This year, Easter will be burgers and burnt hot dogs (just the way I like them), with the next generation hunting for treats, tryi...more

It's No Better To Be Safe Than Sorry


What the "Full House" neighbors had to be thinking

I used to love the show “Full House” and watched it religiously when I was a kid.  (By “when I was a kid” I mean now.)I know good TV when I see it, and “Full House” is good TV.My DVR is filled with sweet episodes of the crazy antics of the Tanner clan.  From a creepy “uncle” who lived in the basement and was a “comedian” to the equally creepy “uncle” who lived in a child’s bedroom on the second floor, there was a lot of shit that went down in that house....more

10 Things I Will Never Say to My Kids

I realized that the anthems of my generation will likely just be classic rock to my kids. They'll never stand in line at Ticket Master, or "re-dial" a rotary phone for hours trying to get tickets to a band. The more I thought about it, the more things I came up with which my children are not likely to experience. And like that, Laughing Mom's 10 Things I Will Never Say to My Children was written. ...more
I recently helped my mom transfer photos from her camera to her computer. Bless her. She then ...more

The 80's Called...

I had occasion to revisit the 80's yesterday.  It happens from time to time.  Most recently when the kids came across an old picture of their dad and asked what was up with his hair.  He had a mullet.Correction.  It was just short in the front and long in the back.  It totally wasn't a mullet.  Right.Not too long before that, the kids found a picture of me.  Shudder.  I was wearing....wait for it.....a purple jumpsuit with a fluorescent geometric print shirt.  Hell yeah.  More impressive th...more

I completely forgot about that! My favorite eighties piece was my Thriller Jacket! I rocked it :Omore

Wait, When Did I Become Retro?

This week has been Spirit Week at my kids' school, and each day they've had something fun to look forward to participating in. Today is Retro Day, and I woke up this morning in a panic. My daughter had already decided she was going as a hippie. But my son, yeah, NO idea....more

I'm soooo with you on this one. I can barely stand going to the mall anymore because I break ...more

Giddy up! The stirrup jean is back!

went to the mall today….my three year old was at preschool so I’ve started to squeeze in some retail therapy with my infant. Anywho, I went into the Gap this afternoon and saw something that I wish I hadn’t…stirrup legging jeans. Yes! For real. Look, I found them online too! Yuck....more

Listening Room # 3 - Alisha - Alisha (Self-Titled)

Alisha - Alisha (1985) on Vanguard If you didn't know it, you may mistake this teen hot shot from the 80s for Madonna. But her debut dance-pop album has her own unique, Brooklyn attitude, and easily danceable tunes to it. ...more