5 Reasons I’m Unqualified to Teach My Preschooler about Her Private Parts

I recently read a blog post about how important it is to teach toddlers about their body parts. Apparently, simply knowing the correct words for male and female genitals deters predators who know that these children will be more able to report being touched inappropriately. Cut to me sweating profusely. My daughter is almost four, and unless "front hiney" and "back hiney" are the scientific words for the female anatomy, I think I might have failed here. ...more
I may need this book. Because here's the thing-- I've always been one of those "all about using ... more

It's My Pregnancy and I'll Complain if I Want To

After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding, and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest... ...more
You have a right to complain. You're entitled to your feelings, after all. Of course, other ... more

Is One Child Enough? Thoughts on Pregnancy After a Traumatic Birth

Most days, when I look into Jax's bright blue eyes, I feel like our family is complete. Some days, when I watch him gaze out the window searching for new friends, I'm sad that he doesn't have a little brother or sister to keep him company. Jax is thinking: But I want to go sledding with a sibling, not my mom and dad! ...more
JaxMullysMom Honestly, I wasn't stressed until about 20 weeks. Then I fretted until about 28 ... more

Is One Child Enough? Thoughts on Pregnancy After a Traumatic Birth

Most days, when I look into Jax's bright blue eyes, I feel like our family is complete. Some days, when I watch him gaze out the window searching for new friends, I'm sad that he doesn't have a little brother or sister to keep him company. Jax is thinking: But I want to go sledding with a sibling, not my mom and dad! ...more
Well, hey, this is a topic I actually know quite a bit about! My first child (a boy) was ... more

Hanging Off a Cliff: Would You Save Your Child or Your Spouse?

You know that age-old question: If your spouse and your child were hanging over the edge of a cliff and you could only save one of them, which one would you choose?...more
My husband would kill me if I saved him instead of our child. For real. more

Yes, Virginia, You Have a Favorite Kid

Anyone who says they don't have a favorite kid is LYING. In fact, they're probably the same person who, when asked in the first three months of motherhood how it was treating them, responded with "oh it's wonderful, being a mommy is such a beautiful thing." Again with the lies! Motherhood isn't beautiful! It's messy, pudgy, wrinkly, chaotic, snotty, and often times extremely smelly. ...more
brettbaker  There will be moments when one child annoys you more than the other. There will be ... more

Oil Pulling: Should You Really Swish Oil in Your Mouth?

A friend posted a link to a blog post about oil pulling, the act of swishing oil around in your mouth for twenty minutes in order to pull bacteria from your teeth and gums.  The blogger said she's hooked, and detailed everything you need to know about this folk remedy from the type of oil to where you should spit it out. But before you reach for that jar of coconut oil, you should probably check Snopes.com. ...more
thompsonsaraht  This sums up how I feel, too. That said, I HAVE read studies that seem to say ... more

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: What You Don't Know About Me

I started long after I knew better, past the age when my decisions could be chalked up to that invincible feeling that fades away as we get older. Already a mother, I should have been setting a good example and following the very rules I was setting for my own child. I was embarrassed by my weakness. Life was too much. Single parenting and autism and a whirlwind of experience I couldn’t seem to grasp left me feeling undeserving of the most basic necessities and looking for something I might actually be able to control. ...more
I am honestly so inspired by the strength it took for you to seek help for yourself. That is ... 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
I agree that compromise is the best solution. We don't really KNOW what her husband feels is the ... more

It's Not Just Lululemon: Dude Proves Yoga Pant Sizing is Crazy

Over the past few months, Lululemon has been under fire for shunning plus-size shoppers. Not only has one former employee stepped up confirming that discouraging “larger” women shoppers was the store’s key strategy, but their stretchy pant leader, founder Chip Wilson, has implied that the reason some pants become sheer is because the plus-size consumer is ruining the fabric....more
Lovity love. Women's sizing is totally crazy. I almost always wear an 8, but the clothes in my ... more