I'm Not Married and It's All My Fault

When other women join the hate machine that tells women like me that we're unmarried because we are terrible people with broken mechanisms for maintaining relationships, my first impulse at this point is to ignore it. So I really wanted to ignore Tracy McMillan, who wants spinsters to know that we're not good enough, except when we are, and also that we're shallow and selfish bitches, sluts and liars. I tried to ignore her all week, what with the Valentine's Day candy for eating and a not-insignificant amount of college basketball to watch. Clearly, I failed. ...more
Great post. I am both: So happy to be married. SO glad we waited and spent ten years getting to ... more

When the Bully Wins: Why Was This Allowed to Happen to My Daughter?

On the advice of legal counsel, I am temporarily pulling this post.  I hope you understand. Audrey *************...more
My goodness, I am so sorry to hear about this. Heartbreaking.  Best Wishes and prayers/healing ... more

Should Married Women Leave the Country By Themselves?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My girlfriends and I like to take a "girls weekend" once a year to catch up, as we all live in different places. It's the only time of the year where we are all together, and it's really important to all of us. However, my girlfriends are all in their mid-twenties and single, while I am married. This year my friends wanted to go on a four day cruise, and my husband told me that married women don't leave the country without their husbands....more
The OP says, "my girlfriends are all in their mid-twenties and single, while I am married"...I'm ... more

Open Marriage … new trend?

The very first time I heard about the term of 'Open Marriage,' was when I was reading an article that mentioned Marianne Gingrich ditched her husband, Newt Gingrich, a Republican presidential candidate. He asked her for an open marriage.  How convenience, I said to myself. ...more
I've known a few sets of people with open marriage, or who were polyamorous. Some of them were ... more

Pregnancy After Gastric Bypass: It Will Be Okay!

November 2010, I made the biggest decision in my life when I decided to have Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in the pursuit to lose weight. I was morbidly obese, and had tried all my life to lose weight the “normal” way. But this post is not about my surgery, it is about what happened to me after the surgery. See, I wasn’t really informed that rapid amounts of weight loss tend to make heavy-set women more fertile. I had lost 70 pounds very quickly, and you betcha, I found out that I was pregnant very soon after my four-month post-op check up....more
Wow, congrats! You both look great. ;-) more

Chorizo & Stout Cream Gravy N’ Biscuits

Making great country gravy is the mark of a good cook, or at least it should be. Gravy should be thick, rich and delicious. And what could be better for a Sunday brunch than creamy, country gravy n’ biscuits. But for this revamped recipe zesty pork chorizo has been used in place of sausage, with the addition of hearty Stout....more
 @SunbonnetSmart.com Peanut butter on warm cookies is amazing! I just discovered that this week. ... more

Chorizo & Stout Cream Gravy N’ Biscuits

Making great country gravy is the mark of a good cook, or at least it should be. Gravy should be thick, rich and delicious. And what could be better for a Sunday brunch than creamy, country gravy n’ biscuits. But for this revamped recipe zesty pork chorizo has been used in place of sausage, with the addition of hearty Stout....more
 @HomeRearedChef My husband & I homebrew as well. He'd done it a few times before we met & we've ... more

Chorizo & Stout Cream Gravy N’ Biscuits

Making great country gravy is the mark of a good cook, or at least it should be. Gravy should be thick, rich and delicious. And what could be better for a Sunday brunch than creamy, country gravy n’ biscuits. But for this revamped recipe zesty pork chorizo has been used in place of sausage, with the addition of hearty Stout....more
 @JourneyofLife You can do it! Growing up, I baked things a decent amount, but didn't learn a ... more

10 Things Breastfeeding Advocates Need To Stop Saying

Editor's note: Today, BlogHer Publishing Network member Jamie Lynne Grumet of I Am Not The Babysitter bravely appeared on the cover ofTIME -- breastfeeding her three-year-old, under the headline "Are You MOM Enough?" The cover is generating quite a bit of controversy: It's shown up on Forbes under the title "Will TIME's Breastfeeding Cover Be Bad for Business? and on Politico as TIME Magazine's Provocative New Cover, to name a couple. Recently, Jamie wrote the below post for BlogHer -- a smart take by an attachment parenting and breastfeeding advocate challenging some of the behaviors she sees. Read her post, take a look at the TIME cover that's causing all the controversy, and let us know in the comments: What do you think? -- Julie One of the main reasons breastfeeding advocates are negatively judged by the mainstream media is their attack on formula feeding mothers as part of their defense. This really angers me, because I feel that some breastfeeding mothers are aiding in the attack and judgment of my family (a family that practices extended breastfeeding) through their malicious statements directed at formula feeding mothers. Photo Credit: Author. Here are 10 phrases all breastfeeding advocates should just stop saying:...more
I'm not a mom, I am pro-bf, but I know there are many valid reasons to ff.   I'm reminded of an ... more

Rock This Guac: Easy, Everyday Guacamole

 @A Cook and Her Books  Generally, yes, although it varies. The standard supermarket price in SF ... more