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
an_eye4style Ha! Me too! Related to this share from yesterday: Do You Use Your Kids As An ...more

Would You Ever Give Away Your Puppy?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,We have a new puppy, and I'm taking care of it almost 90 percent of the time because I'm home. I'm going insane and don't want to keep it, but now my kids are attached. Advice?Signed,Doggone Credit: Sergey Norin via Flickr Creative Commons Dear Doggone,...more

Should I Tell My Friend She Should Get a Divorce?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My friend is married to real jerk. He's just not kind or loving. I have never really liked him but tried to be supportive. I thought she rushed into it too fast, but she felt the pressure of the biological clock. (They now have kids.) She told me she is thinking of leaving him but wants my opinion on what she should do. Do you I tell the truth? I think she should dump him....more
I agree with your answer. You are the only one knowing are you ready or not to go through that ...more

How Do I Tell My Mom Her House Reeks?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I hate to visit my mom's house because it reeks of animals. She has two cats and a dog, and I think she keeps it clean, but it still smells. How do I tell her this?Signed,My Mom's Living In a Litter Box...more
Maybe it's better that, in presentation of the problem (reeking house bec of pets) to suggest a ...more

Kid Birthday Parties: Do You Invite Everyone?

Dear Mouthy Housewives.My son is turning nine next month, and we are having a birthday party for him. We usually invite the whole class, but this year, he doesn't want to invite one boy and two girls. I asked him why, and he said that they're mean and not his friends. That seems like a pretty good reason not to invite someone, but I suspect it's against school policy to exclude kids and also feels kind of mean. Should I invite them anyway?Signed,Party Pooper...more
For the past few years since Mini started school, we have invited the entire class. Chances are ...more

Can You Please Stop Looking at Your Phone?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I just got together with a relatively new friend for a playdate. Our kids got along great, but she was constantly on her phone. When did it become okay to have a conversation while looking at your phone? I wanted to say something but thought she might get offended. Any advice?...more
I always always make a point to be "present" with the people I am with and I expect people I am ...more

Why Shouldn't I Let My Leg Hair Grow in the Winter?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Do women still need to shave their legs in the winter months? I say they don't, but my friends all insist that I'm wrong and that I need to use a razor to stay smooth and feel sexy and attractive. Personally, I don't see the point, because I usually wear long pants and boots and it's not like I'm married or even have a boyfriend. What do you think? Hair or no hair?Signed,Princess Hairy...more
Love this! Even in summer I'm lazy about this. The skirts I wear are below the knees so why ...more

My Ridiculous Husband Now Thinks He's My Wardrobe Stylist

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My otherwise wonderful husband recently started doing something very annoying. For no apparent reason, he started giving me fashion advice! I'm a stay-at-home mom. My wardrobe consists mostly of jeans and yoga pants. He keeps suggesting skirts and dresses. It makes me uncomfortable. I'm an adult and know what I like to wear, but he insists.Do you think there's something else going on with him? How do I get him to stop? He's driving me crazy.Signed,Casual Mom...more
I think communication is the key, here. Sit him down and ask him why, straight out. Tell him you ...more

How Do I Know If I Should Homeschool My Kids?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My husband really wants me to homeschool our two children, ages six and eight. I am a SAHM so I have the time, but I don't see what's wrong with public schools. He thinks they would benefit academically, and maybe they would, but I worry they'd suffer socially. I also worry that my mental health would suffer, but maybe I'm wrong. Is there any way to know if homeschool is a good fit for us?Signed,Am I Homeschooling Material?...more
This is awesome advice. And real it is important to safeguard your time. You can't have momma ...more

My Sister Is Melting Because She Won't Wear Shorts

Dear Mouthy Housewives,How can I get my sister to wear shorts? It's 100 degrees outside already this summer, and she insists on wearing jeans every day. She says she's more comfortable that way, but I know it's because she's embarrassed that she's not skinny. She feels that she looks bad when she shows her legs. I don't think she looks bad, and I want her to not be so hot and sticky. What can I do to help her?Signed,My Sister Wears the Pants in This Family...more
I wear jeans all summer too. The reasons are a mixture of self-consciousness, but also the fact ...more