How to Make a Child-Free Woman Feel Awkward

In the past year and ESPECIALLY in the past few months, I’ve been surrounded by babies, particularly newborns. My best friend and brother both had their firstborns within days of each other, so naturally a lot of photoshoots followed....more
I'm an aunt and all anyone can ever talk about is when I'm going to have my own... I so feel you. more

#TransformationTuesday: How an Internet Meme Helped Me Realize That I'm Happy

As an avid Instagram user, I always try to keep up with the latest trends. I don’t always participate, but as someone who loves social media and uses it daily both in my life and career, I like to know what’s popular. Social media is always evolving and changing, and it’s important to me to keep up with those changes. One weekly hashtag that I’ve had an interest in has been #TransformationTuesday. ...more
I love this realization that your life or your body doesn't have to be perfect or complete for ... more

He Loves Me Despite Myself

We lie side by side in the dark, and he whispers the same thing he whispers every night: "I love you, Celeste."I don't want to ask, but I do. Every night, the same question: "Why's that?"...more
You are loveable.  We all are.  Hold on to the things and people that make you feel like you ... more

“Do Angelina Jolie’s Adopted Kids Have Hurt Parts?”

My daughter can list all of the Kardashians, but somehow never noticed Angelina Jolie until Maleficent. She’d heard of Brad Pitt. She didn’t really know who he was, but knew he was very famous. She was very impressed when I told her he was Angelina’s partner. "Wow! She’s with him? I’ve heard of him!” She was even more interested in the story when she heard about Brad and Angelina Jolie’s adopted kids. ...more
TerriLynnMerritts Way to start with a judgement.  She could have learned all about them before ... more

3 Plans to Eliminate the Musty Smell in My Front Load Washer

A minor annoyance that makes itself known to me multiple times each week is the musty smell in my front loading washer.  I have had it for about a year, and I selected it over a top loading washer because of height.  No, not the washer's height, my height.  I am 5 ft. 1 in. and I have used top loading washers in the past where I had to lean in enough to bring my feet off the ground just to peel a damp sock from the bottom....more
I can so relate.  You really do need to clean that tray that you put the detergent in, because ... more

I'm Freezing and My Husband Cares More About the Heating Bill Than Me!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Our house is always cold in the winter and my husband refuses to turn up the heat because he's cheap. Well, that's what I think, anyway. He says 69 degrees is warm enough and that I should just put on a sweater and stop complaining. It's making me really resent him and wonder why he's not concerned about my comfort. What can I do?Signed,Frozen Schmozen ...more
Just a year ago I was cold at 72 degrees fully covered.  Then with the oddly cool weather all ... more

Hello Oedipus, Old Spice Made Some Ads For You

I need your help. I think I need everyone's help in understanding how the new creeptastic Oedipus Spice Sprays commercials will compel anyone to buy Old Spice anything. I just don't understand unless they have a target audience of one: poor ol' Oedipus. In the  commercial series, frumpy moms hide behind curtains, in trees and beneath the sand, singing dirges about their sons becoming men. This fact of life is really sad to these creepy, stalker moms, and they blame Old Spice. They blame Old Spice, and they want to watch. ...more
Somehow it is funnier if you don't quite understand why the Mom at the end is so sad.  It seems ... more

Yes, I'm Asian..But I'm A Scorpio Too

Last week, BlogHer published this article by Grace Hwang Lynch regarding the now viral (Twitter) movement#NotYourAsianSidekick.  In sum, this movement started by Suey Park, aims to start a conversation about the lack of representation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women....more
The only time I have ever heard this term was around 1992 when an Irish man at my church told my ... more

In Defence of the Selfie: Narcissistic Body Positivity

I’m going to come clean. I love selfies. I take them all the time. And I’ve heard all the arguments. No one wants to see pictures of your face all the time. They’re self-serving and they’re stupid. The faces people make in them are weird and should never show up on social media, or in life, at all. They’re another way to overinflate your ego. People look less than pretty in them so never let them see the light of day. On and on. I’ve heard all the arguments, and I’ve also heard the argument that in ten years, people taking selfies are going to be really sorry they did so.  I have to say that I disagree. ...more
@bayareamommy She may have used a tripod.  But yes, selfie and self-portrait are a little bit ... more

Becoming a Vegetarian too Hard? Try a Flexitarian Diet

It was Christmas 2009 when I decided that I wanted to journey into a vegetarian lifestyle. I'm not sure what triggered the change but there I was, in Florida at my parents home, on Christmas evening, a table full of curry goat, curry chicken and oxtail yet I was eating a salad....more
You may actually  have had an abnormally strong immune reaction to the flu.  It happened to my ... more