Creative Exposure for Perfect Portraits

Photography-speak can be mind-numbingly technical and leave you more confused than you were before you asked a question. I don't want to do that. I want to show you the secrets of good exposure, how to use your camera's light meter effectively, and motivate you to grab your camera (any camera!) and get shooting. I approach photography writing as if I were speaking to my former self. I figure if I've struggled with something then there has to be someone out there who has too....more
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Starting a blogger mastermind group

Hi all,  I'm starting a blogger mastermind group - a small group of bloggers who will meet online once a month to keep each other accountable, brainstorm new ideas, offer feedback, etc.If you are intrested in joining (no cost) send me a message with your contact info and your name and blog url.KateBlogger @

A Serious Case of SAHM Envy

I’m just gonna put it out there. Sometimes, I am simply OVERWHELMED with Stay-At-Home-Mama envy! I am sure I’m not alone. I’m sure there are plenty of working mamas out there who would give their right arm to be able to stay home and watch their kids all day, every day. I just didn’t think I would be one of them....more
I was a working mum at the beginning : leaving at 6 am, coming back home at 9 or 10 PM. Working ... more

I've Never Had A Best Friend

I’ve never had a best friend.I’m not saying that so you’ll feel sorry for me. It’s just a realization that I’ve had over and over and over again in my life. Image: Texasbubba via Flickr ...more
I love your post... It's so sincere. I don't have a best friend either. That's because my mother ... more

Is It The Way He Walks? Or the Color of His Skin?

You see him approach. You become uneasy. You wonder if he has a gun or a knife or will he simply hit you upside the head with his fist and snatch your purse or wallet. You take stock of how much cash you have, whether your credit card company reimburses for fraudulent charges. As he approaches, you clutch your bag closer to your person. You look around for anyone near enough to notice when he accosts you, maybe call the police for you. You realize you don’t expect anyone to actually physically help you, though (the people on hidden camera on TV never help)....more
In my opinion, it's a racist crime. This child was killed because he was Black. This man is not ... more

911 Tapes Indicate Shooter Lied in Death of Trayvon Martin

[Editor's Note (updated March 20): Trayvon Martin, a black 17-year old boy, was shot and killed on February 26 on his way back from buying candy and ice tea at a Florida convenience store. A white neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, claims he shot the boy out of self-defense....more
Poor little boy, he was only 17... I think this man should be prosecuted. But I think USA must ... more

Do You Know Your Natural Weight?

In their book Why Women Need Fat: How "Healthy" Food Make Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever, authors William D. Lassek, M.D. and Steven J. C. Gaulin suggest that we have a natural weight. They advocate that this natural weight is based on our genetics and that our weight is much harder to change than we've been led to believe. To put it simply, we have a weight we're meant to be and for many people it's simply not a size two. ...more
I think we do have a natural weight. I'm naturally thin. People will say that's because I'm ... more

Super Easy Crochet Scarf (made in under 2 hours)

Super Easy Scarf to Crochet in 2 hours!I had a leftover skein of white baby clouds yarn from the blanket that I made for Mr. Quinn’s toddler bed staring at me from the yarn basket so I decided to make a scarf.  The hook I used was the same size as his blanket, a N or 10.00 mm.  ...more
@KarenLynnnI didn't find any gift for my sister-in-law... i've made one for her. It took me less ... more

Stop Asking Me About My Future Babies!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I have an issue with my kids. The kids I don’t have yet. Well, that’s the problem. I don’t have them yet. We’ve been married for a year now and we are not planning on having children until socialized health care becomes law or maybe a few years after that.This is an unmitigated disaster for my mom who doesn’t understand that as much as we want to carry on the proud family tradition, we are just emotionally and financially not ready....more
My mother bothers my brother everyday about this since more

Started the dishwasher... how many more times will I run it between now and Christmas night? I predict 8 more times...

Started the dishwasher... how many more times will I run it between now and Christmas night? I predict 8 more times... ...more
15 times!!! more