My Neighbor's Decorations Are Ruining My Christmas

Dear Mouthy Housewives,One of my neighbors really loves Christmas. Like, really, really, really loves Christmas. ...more
Hmmm... So I'm pretty sure ALL my neighbors hate me then :(? We LOVE xmas. We have inflatables, ...more

How Do You Tip As A Holiday Gift?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, What's the rule of thumb on tipping for the holidays? I feel like I get so overwhelmed and then just empty out my bank account for anyone who asks. I’m on a budget but want to be generous. Help! Signed,Tipping Tina Dear Tipping Tina, ...more

When Your Kids Don't Need More Stuff This Holiday Season

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I can't get motivated for Christmas shopping this year. My kids have so much stuff already. I know I can make a donation in their names instead, but I'm not sure my teens will appreciate it. What should I do? Signed,Drowning in Too Much Stuff _____________________________________ Dear Too Much Stuff, ...more
Well said! This year our family has forgone the gifts and instead we met in Florida.. It's what ...more

Facebook Is Destroying Christmas for Me

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I am so sick of reading posts on Facebook like, "I've already finished my Christmas shopping! Gifts are all wrapped, too!" It's not even DECEMBER yet. What's with all the bragging about getting the holiday crap done before Thanksgiving is even over? I know Facebook is all about self-promotion, but this feels like too much. I would leave FB once and for all, but I like to stay in touch with friends and family. Any advice on not letting the eager beavers get me down? Signed,Shove It, Showoffs ...more
ShantelCassity You are kidding, right? Take a note from their book? Really???!more

Dear Other Room Mother: Your List Drives Me Nuts

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My co-room mom for my daughter's first grade class is really high-energy. I'm glad she's not a slacker, but she is making me crazy with all her emails and texts! ...more
Marinka always makes me laugh. I love her.more

Help! My Loser Brother Gets All My Parents' Attention

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I have wonderful parents, but I still get annoyed with the special treatment they give my brother. I'm always the dutiful daughter, but his life and kids are always a mess, and that seems to get him more attention. We're both in our early 40s, so do I have to accept that this is the way it'll always be?Signed,My Parents Always Said Life Isn't Fair, But ... ...more
It's also worth noting that some people are drawn to drama. The question is, is it worth it to ...more

To Botox or to Not Botox?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm terrified of Botox, but I'm even more terrified when I look at my face in the mirror. Do I get over my fear of needles and toxic substances and just do it? Or do I just force myself to embrace this aging/looking old thing? Signed,Beauty Hurts, But So Does Getting Old _______________________________________________ ...more
This is great!  As a fashion model, this is a big issue that I face.  You need to look "fresh" ...more

Help! My Friend Wants Me to Lie as a Job Reference

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I run a small internet-based business and over the years have had several employees. Recently, a good friend of mine asked me if she could use me as a professional reference. She has been a stay-at-home mom for about twelve years and is having a hard time finding a job. I want to help her, but I feel uncomfortable about lying. Is there any way this can be considered a "white lie"?Signed,I'm Not Her Boss...more
Great post and advice. I blogged about creatively stretching the truth on your resume  at ...more

What to Do If You Think Your Friend Is Racist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I think a friend of mine is kind of racist. She always mentions if someone is black or Jewish or Hispanic. She doesn't say anything negative, but she whispers their ethnicity when it's not pertinent. Like: "There's a new waiter at the wine place. He's BLACK." She says it in this derogatory way.Should I say something or just let it go?Signed,Am I Friends with a Racist Person?...more
Several years ago, the local news tried to eliminate the racial descriptions of people who were ...more

How Do You Remember People's Names?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I am the worst at remembering people's faces. Just today I introduced myself to someone I already met. I've been like this my whole life, so I know it's nothing serious, like memory loss. How do I avoid these embarassing situations?Signed,Face OffCredit: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr Creative Commons...more
I have a version of this where I will ask, "How do you spell your name again?"  Usually works ...more