BINGO! Are You Ready For Summer Break?

Are you one of those parents who is counting down the last few days of school before summer? Or do you dread the prospect of having your kids home with you for the next few months? Either way, you gotta make it through the last few days of school before the kids are free! ...more

Confessions of a Substitute Teacher

Rows of desks.  Colorful supplies.  White dry erase board covering the walls.  I love the classroom.  But I'm not quite ready to go back full time.  So... I signed up to be a sub.  Once a week, my cell phone wakes me up at 5:30am where an automated voice offers me a job.  I usually accept the first job I am offered.  I view subbing as an adventure to experience new schools and grade levels.   Anything goes....more


Remember how at the end of summer last year the internet almost imploded on itself because of the billions of articles and blog-posts written by stay-at-home-moms who were practically having an orgasm over how delighted they were for their kids to finally be going back to school? I was quite perplexed by all the glee. Am I seriously the only mom who thinks summertime is significantly less sucky than school-time? ...more
Simply hilarious! I have been looking forward to summer for the last month.more

Girl’s night out. Better than therapy.

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.comI have a question for you:When was the last time you had a “girl’s night out”?PS. I don’t want to sound racist or anything but if you’re not a girl, this question may not be for you.Why do I ask?...more

6 items or less. It’s not a freaking math problem, people!

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, We’ve all been there....more

10 Tips for New Moms

1)  I don't care if you've got 4 weeks left or you're 3 days late, if you're feeling "funky" and obsessing over whether or not this is IT, just go to the freaking doctor!  Take my advice and don't wait until you're putting every ounce of effort into standing up without doubling over before heading over there. You just might find yourself stuck in rush hour traffic wondering why the hell, when the doctor asked you if you'd be interested in some Lamaze classes, you responded with, "no thanks, I'm just going to wing it."...more

5 Things I Learned About Myself Through Motherhood

This year marks my 6th year celebrating Mother’s Day as a mother. Reflecting back to my 1st Mother’s Day, Ellie was just a little over 2 months old at the time. Although sleep deprived, I was brimming with excitement over this new andcrazy amazing world I just entered. During these years, I’ve learned a great deal about being the chief caregiver, referee, and boo-boo fixer (just to name a few titles). Aside from learning tasks at hand, I’ve learned immensely about myself. Here are 5 notable things:1. I’m not that laid-back...more

Shedding That Winter Coat...On Your Legs

Ever notice that men have a celebratory winter month for officially growing beards, but there’s no similar start date for women? That’s because you don’t get to boss us around, partner. We take the entire winter season as our permission to quit shaving our legs, and we let it grow until it’s as glorious and thick as a mandolin player’s beard, or until it’s warm enough in the bathroom to be naked for more than 30 seconds and we look down to see our lower half resembling something out of the Country Bear Jamboree....more

10 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Come Over For Dinner

On Friday, we had some friends over for dinner.  As I cleaned ALL DAY preparing for their visit, I entertained myself by coming up with a list of things every guest should know before they come to our house....more
Denise  Glad to make you laugh, Denise!more

Can You Find My Chic?

 I read recently that France has lost its chic. Its je ne sais quoi. Their President is out of control....more