What to Do If You Get Hot Pepper in Your Eye (Seriously)

First, I would just like to say that the number-one solution for the pain of hot pepper in your eye is simply to wear gloves while cutting peppers and NEVER EVER TOUCH YOUR EYE after cutting them. However, since I was not quite so smart last Friday, I had to come up with another remedy. ...more
I just had this problem two weeks ago, cutting up poblanos. I always use a glove but that they I ... more

5 Clean-Eating Breakfast Ideas That You Will Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus six to 12 cups of fruit … just for my 3 boys. If you think I’m joking—just ask PJ. ...more
Thank you for the recipes. I made the over-night oatmeal. Since my husband doesn't like melons, ... more

My Husband is Not My Knight in Shining Armor

To My Future Daughter:...more
I agree that it is not a fairy tale.    But I feel like I 'found' my husband. We started with ... more

My Best Friend Doesn't Give the Best Birthday Gifts

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My best friend always gives me turquoise jewelry for my birthday, which would be great except it's totally not my style. She's been doing it for about 10 years, so how am I supposed to now admit that I don't like it? I usually just regift it or give it to my daughter, but it would be nice to get something I actually like! Am I being ungrateful?!Signed,Unturquoise Me!...more
I have a great friend with a great taste in fashion.She gives me great stuff. But I'm just not ... more

I Survived Breast Cancer But I Don't Think of Myself As a Survivor

I’ve always been this weird combination of strength and fragility. At age five, I’d strip my clothes off and on until I’d found the perfect outfit, but if there was a school field trip, I’d be stricken with the vapors, unable to go.As a teen, on a reefer and sex high, I spewed defiance, while secretly swigging from the jumbo bottle of Pepto-Bismol I carried in my purse to calm my nervous gut....more
I think everybody should be able to deal with breast cancer in their own way. I forget what ... more

All I Want for Gloria Steinem's Birthday is for Young Women to Embrace Feminism

Last week, I read that feminist icon Gloria Steinem had celebrated her eightieth birthday. Then I read that certain young female celebrities — notably Shailene Woodley and Lady Gaga — had said in interviews that they were NOT feminists. Woodley said it’s “Because I love men!” Lady Gaga went further: “I hail men!” ...more
I think there are two problems.     One is that some 'feminism' are those of the vocal, pretty ... more

When Remodeling a Bathroom, Remember the Details

I recently renovated my downstairs half bathroom (or, as some call it, my powder room). Though I’m thrilled with the final result, my renovation journey was not without its speed bumps. Google, Consumer Reports and Pinterest helped, but still didn't stop me from ignoring some important details—especially because so many products have to be ordered online, sight unseen. ...more
Your bathroom looks great! I kind of had the idea that remodeling was not an easy task. But ... more

Better Than Thai Takeout: Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice

Winter shminter. I’m over it. I went to the tropical fruit section at the grocery store trying to disregard the freezing temperatures all together and came across the cutest baby pineapple — I swooped it right up and knew exactly what I was going to make....more
I usually don't like fruits in my main dish. But I might just try this. It looks great. When I ... more

How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Quinoa

I love quinoa, I really do.  Even though some foodie websites proclaim that this mighty grain has jumped the shark, I can argue with zeal that quinoa's day has yet to come. Quinoa is a whole grain, high in protein, GMO-free, gluten-free and a superior plant protein.  It doesn't get much better than that when it comes to the food we need to be eating to stay healthy and well....more
Thank you for the post. I've cooked quiona before. But I didn't realize the importance of ... more

INTERVIEW: EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock on Why Women's Milestones Still Matter

March is Women's History Month, and BlogHer had the opportunity to interview Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List about some of the major milestones for women in politics in the United States. Schriock is a veteran political strategist and fundraiser. ...more
I didn't realize that the voter ID law can effect women. Thank you also for the link to EMILY's ... more