Taking It Too Far: Back Off the Girls in Prom Dresses

Last weekend, my best friend and I sat blissfully on a restaurant patio in seventy-degree springtime hoping a waiter or waitress might bring us drinks. While we waited, a group of high school kids dressed for prom started to make their way into the restaurant through the revolving door. One girl got her full princess dress stuck in the door, and my friend and I started talking about how much that must suck, hopefully it didn't leave a mark, how embarrassing, la la la. Then we heard the loud and inebriated ladies to our left commenting on the girls themselves after the kids had barely cleared earshot. ...more
Ashleigh Burroughs  I do think the texting at the table thing is weird. Also all the selfies. I ...more

Can We Talk About 'The Good Wife' Yet?

Please note, this post will contain spoilers. Big spoilers. Spoil. Alert. Further, it will talk about spoiler alerts and about participating on social media during television viewing. So this post contains a lot of spoiling. And alerting.  ...more
OK, all of the stuff about spoilers and the show aside, this article was hilarious.more

I Scared Them with My Yelling

I'm honestly not sure why I'm even writing this post. Sometimes for me there's something intimidating and yet freeing all at the same time about putting something into concrete words. But this time maybe I'm needing to say it out loud to hold myself accountable to do something I'm honestly not sure I can do on my own.So here goes…....more
What a great post Rachel. I myself grew up in a smaller family (just my parents and brother and ...more

Food Bloggers: Can We Get Real With Each Other for a Minute?

As a food blogger, there’s this ridiculous pressure that every recipe has to be earth-shatteringly wonderful.  They have to be unique, creative, and easy enough that people will actually attempt making it themselves. The photos have to be gorgeous and there has to be a story that goes along with them. Otherwise, they’re not deemed “blog-worthy.” What the heck? ...more
You mean you blog recipes that aren't made with unicorn tears? Blasphemy! (I'm totally kidding.) ...more

Sex and the Teenage Girl

It’s no secret that I have three daughters. And now that they’re getting older, their maintenance is changing quite a bit. My role as a mom is changing quite a bit, too....more
@Lucy's Reality There's so much TO think about with this age group.more

The Hidden Costs of Blogging and Rarely Discussed Money-Saving Measures

So, let's talk cold, hard cash: how much does it really cost you to blog once you factor in the necessary (computer), the wanted (pretty blog design), and the reality (nothing is free: when you're taking time to blog, you're taking time away from something else).  Blogging can quickly become a very expensive hobby. ...more
I am blogging for free but I am using a website builder Ucoz. They have an upgrade option and I ...more

Ten Things That Make Your Blog a Hot Mess

Is Your Blog a Hot Mess?I love the blogsphere. I have met some amazing bloggers in my 9 years and I have read a lot of posts on a lot of sites....more
I refuse to read a blog with colored/unique font. And it drives me crazy when I find a great ...more

Ten Things That Make Your Blog a Hot Mess

Is Your Blog a Hot Mess?I love the blogsphere. I have met some amazing bloggers in my 9 years and I have read a lot of posts on a lot of sites....more
I refuse to read a blog with colored/unique font. And it drives me crazy when I find a great ...more

Ten Things That Make Your Blog a Hot Mess

Is Your Blog a Hot Mess?I love the blogsphere. I have met some amazing bloggers in my 9 years and I have read a lot of posts on a lot of sites....more
I refuse to read a blog with colored/unique font. And it drives me crazy when I find a great ...more

Ten Things That Make Your Blog a Hot Mess

Is Your Blog a Hot Mess?I love the blogsphere. I have met some amazing bloggers in my 9 years and I have read a lot of posts on a lot of sites....more
I refuse to read a blog with colored/unique font. And it drives me crazy when I find a great ...more