Awkward Friend Moments: You're Not Invited To My Party!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I am planning a surprise party for my husband. I decided not to invite an old friend because we've grown apart and she and her husband never show up for anything, anyway. Of course, I was standing in a store with a giant cardboard cutout of my husband that I had made for the party and I run into her. So awkward. I think I mumbled something about being late for a doctor's appointment and ran out of there practically tripping over the cardboard cutout. What do I do now? I feel terrible.Signed,What Makes You Think I'm Having a Party?!...more
As if adult friendships weren't hard enough, this definitely is something I could see happening ...more

When You Don't Want the Other Moms to See Your Facebook

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Recently a few moms from my daughter's school sent me friend requests on Facebook. I like these women enough, but I really don't want them seeing what I say on a daily basis to my network of friends and family online. Sometimes I'm a little off-color, and I definitely have different political opinions than these moms. That said, they'll probably get upset if I don't accept their requests. What should I do?Signed,I Don't Want To Be Facebook Friends...more
I'm just me. I accept them and just stay me. I have bitchy days and happy days. Everyone does. ...more

I Really Hate Halloween

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I hate Halloween. I think it's gross, weird and needlessly scary. And seeing gravestones in my neighbors' yards always upsets me. But maybe I'm just missing the boat here, so could you please explain to me why I should change my mind and get into the fun?Signed,Halloween Hater...more
Now that my only child has turned 18, he doesn't want to celebrate ANY holidays, let alone ...more

Help! My Teen is Reading Erotica!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I recently caught my daughter reading erotica. She's 14. Advice? Signed,Not Ready _________________________ Credit: itsmichelle. Dear Not Ready, ...more
I don't think its really a bad thing. She is just exploring... Stuff. (Thank God I have 3 boys ...more

Facebook Updates Shouldn't Make Us Vomit

Dear Mouthy Housewives, Why do people post disgusting pictures of their health maladies on Facebook? I'm not talking about "oh, I broke my arm, here it is in a cast" picture. I'm talking about the "I busted my head open and here it is in the ER, freshly stitched up" picture. Or, "I just passed a kidney stone, look at the size of this sucker picture. Eww!" Is there any way to keep your FB manners yet tell these repeat offenders they're grossing everyone out? Sincerely, No One Wants to See That ___________________________________________ ...more
I shared my xray because it's amazing that I am so robotic now. (14 fused vertebrae)more

My Kid's Got the Kindergarten Blues

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My son started Kindergarten last week and he cries every day when I drop him off. The teachers say he does okay after I leave, but it's killing me to see him so sad every morning. I thought it'd be done by now, but he's still freaking out. Advice? Signed,Heartbroken Mom ______________________ ...more

Dear PTO, I'm Just Not That Into You

Dear Mouthy Housewives, How can I get out of volunteering at my daughter's school without making anyone upset? Signed,Hell, No, PTO!...more
Hey there, Everybody! Just another great reason to homeschool. Reading this made me break out in ...more

I'm About to Give Birth, and My Husband Won't Pick Up The Slack

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I’ve been married for 10 years to a guy who is mostly pretty great -- steady, patient, intellectual…BUT, I swear, the man couldn’t think his way out of a paper bag! For example: He is not at all handy and has no interest in our home. I asked him to hang a coat rack on the wall and he didn’t know what studs were, how to find them, how to work a drill, etc. ...more
Sometimes prior to becoming a new father men flake out. They too get "pregnancy brain". Be ...more

Are We Friends or What?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I live in an community that has an HOA. Over the last 10 years my husband and I have become friends with the manager of the HOA and her husband. Well, at least I think we are friends with them. We do dinners and movies together and have taken a few trips together. ...more
As a former HOA Management professional, I think you have bigger issues than whether or not your ...more

Get Out of My Car and Into The House, Kid!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, Whenever we arrive somewhere to play with friends, my son (nearly 6) refuses to come inside. It is quite embarrassing and awkward while the host tries to help. I have tried ignoring and simply saying that he can come in when he's ready, but he prefers to stay outside even if it's freezing cold. Then the host's children normally get involved and try to coax him in. ...more