Should My 7-Year-Old Daughter Worry About Being Swimsuit Ready?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, Yesterday my 7-year-old daughter asked me what she should do to get “bikini ready” for summer. I don’t know where she heard that phrase, but it very much upsets me. She shouldn’t even be thinking about that type of thing at her age. How should I handle this?...more
No. Unless shes overweight. Then its a good time to start talking about taking care of your ...more

Take This Job And Shove It — A Bridesmaid’s Tale

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I’m in a childhood friend’s wedding in August. I love her, but she’s a micromanager and a bit of a self-centered, spoiled brat. (Friends!) Her maid of honor has already been sending out thousands of emails, including a spreadsheet, and one that provided a bit of a Bridesmaid Manifesto for our obligations ....more

My Husband is Amazing But He’s Making Me Crazy

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My husband is smart. He is so smart that he has three bachelor degrees in different fields, a master’s degree in another field, and most recently an MD. He is a math wiz, a politics smartypants, and (to top it all off) an amazing cook. Yet somehow in all of his multi-talented greatness, he does not know how to follow directions. Here are a few examples: “Honey, on the way home, please pick up two gallons of ...more

Keep Your Questions About My Pregnancy to Yourself!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I have a sixteen year old daughter and I am now pregnant with my second child. Although I'm delighted to be welcoming a new baby this summer, I've been shocked by the comments I've been getting. Everything from "wow, that must have been a surprise, right?" to "why did you wait so long?" and "do you worry that people will think it's your daughter's baby?" I'm really annoyed by all the questions. What's the best way to tell people to mind their own business and stop asking?...more
My suggestion is that if you don't want any questions about your pregnancy that you get in a ...more

STFU Parents Book Giveaway!

It’s time for a STFU Parents book giveaway! ...more

Hey Hey Hey, It’s A Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway!

A few months ago, I wrote about the Cooking Planit app and how I was actually able to cook the family a delicious meal with its help. Which is a huge accomplishment for me because I can’t even make toast that’s edible. ...more

Do My Playdates Need to be Screen-Free?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My son invited a friend over (they’re 10) and the mom called me to confirm that I’ll pick both boys after school and to “make sure there won’t be any screen time” when they are here. I was so taken aback by her question, I didn’t quite have a response, except “of course not!” which was obviously the response she wanted ....more

Here Comes the Bride But I’d Rather Not Go

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My fiancé’s sister is getting married soon and I really really really do not want to go. His family is pretty dysfunctional (mine is as well, which is why we are eloping). He hasn’t talked to his mom in over 10 years (and has no plans to). She will be there. His dad only talks to him after he calls him several times. His sister only talks to him 4 or 5 times a year ....more

Enough With The Push Presents!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I was recently annoyed by the whole idea of the smash cake, and found some validation on your blog. Now I'm prompted to ask if you've heard the term "push present." Yuck! While I think that giving your wife a gift on the birth of a child is a lovely thing, I find the term "push present" to be very off-putting. It doesn't help that I was introduced to both of these terms by my adorable and beloved sister-in-law... but this stuff drives me nuts....more
oh and smash cakes...don't even get me started!more

Just Shut Up and Pick Up the Hammer, Handyman

Dear Mouthy Housewives, ...more