Sexting as the new first base?

I have a friend with a name very close to my husband's. And I have to keep that in mind, because every time I pull up my husband's name in my phone's contact list, his name appears first. He's a good enough friend, so I've actually given him a fair warning that if he ever receives an inappropriate or confusing text from me to ignore it. (And preferably delete it.) Because when I send messages about being out of soap or a sappy "wish you were here" note, it was definitely meant for my husband....more

Hey Stranger… and 5 other texts you should never send

It’s cuffin’ season! Weather’s getting cooler (everywhere but in LA), and people start looking for that warm body to cuddle next to. Sept 1st hits and the “Hey Stranger…” text messages start rolling in like clockwork.In honor of this predictable text message and my detestation towards it, here are 5 texts / type of texts you should never send:...more

This text convo between my husband and me is everything

So, remember yesterday, when I made that abomination of a pie?...more

It Turns Out Joel the Interior Designer Wasn’t An Interior Designer OR Named Joel

Let’s take a moment to discuss pathological liars. I have already ranted about my ex-boyfriend, Joey, making up an entire vacation so that he didn’t have to hang out with me. And now you’ll find out about Joel…And, by the way, I feel okay using that name — because it’s technically not his name and I don’t think you can get angry at someone for using your real fake name.Joel, a very fashionable, good looking guy whom I met in a bar,  introduced himself as an Interior Designer.  I was impressed with that (never having met an interior designer before). We spoke for a few minutes near the coat check, and exchanged numbers....more

Day 6: LOL (sort of)

I have been anti-texting for as long as I can remember. Well, no, that’s not quite right. I haven’t been on a crusade to rid the world of texting. I just haven’t participated.Until now. Circumstances have prevailed against my passive resistance. Yesterday – [wait for it] – I added unlimited texting to my wireless plan. Yes, yes I did.As a relative newbie in the texting world, I still find the shorthand amusing. I hope as I get “older and wiser” in the ways of the txt, I don’t get jaded and cynical. I hope “LOL” will still elicit from me a giggle....more

20 Rules for Our New Teen and Her New Cell Phone

Yesterday we gave our 13-year-old birthday girl her own cell phone. It was unexpectedly one of the scariest things I've ever done as a parent. Not only did my imagination fill with news stories of heinous things young people have done with cell phones, but I realized how many ways cell phone usage - and texting in particular - can be potentially problematic. We trust our daughter implicitly, but it's a whole new world she's entering, and we don't want her entering it blindly....more

You're a Good Friend But Please Stop Texting Me!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I have a pretty good friend who keeps texting me throughout the day. Like "Hey, what's up?" and "What's going on?" And the answer is always "I'm cleaning" or "Picking up the kids." I find it really annoying to have to respond. I don't love texting, but I know she just wants to be friendly. Do I say anything to her or let it go? Signed,There is Absolutely Nothing Up with Me. Seriously, Nothing. ...more
Give it about 4-6 (at least) to reply. If she sends multiple texts, set her text tone to silent. ...more

Did You Send the Text to the Right Person?

There is nothing like that feeling of panic when you send a very personal text message to that special someone, only to realize in horror that you may have sent it to the last person who called instead of the person you meant to send it to. You then find yourself frantically checking the "Send" section on your phone to double check you picked the right person. Has this ever happened to you?  Did you find sweet relief, or did your face turn hot red with embarrassment as your fingers start flying, texting ...more

The Curse of the Ugly Debit Card

So last night, Mackenzie sent me this image and then this (text) conversation really happened in my house: ...more