3 Steps to Becoming the Fun Parent

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm always the bad guy when it comes to enforcing things with my kids -- like flossing, cleaning up their rooms, practicing piano, etc. However, my husband is seen as the fun guy. After work, he just blows on in with a bucket of fun, leaving me to deal with the real responsibilities when it comes to the kids. I'm sick of it! What should I do? Signed, Sometimes I'd Like To Be the Fun Mom ...more

How to Be a Happy Camper When Camping

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My husband has been hinting that he wants us to take our boys camping for a few months now. ...more
I love camping - but this is still hilarious.more

Help! I'm #AddictedtoSocialMedia!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I'm completely addicted to social media. I want to be more present for my kids, but I don't want to go off Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all together. How do I get more of a balance in my life? Or do I need to just unplug completely?Signed,Do I Stay (Online) or Do I GoDear Stay or Go,...more
As bloggers, it's in our favor for people "addicted" to social media to find their way to our ...more

I Get to Work From Home! Now What Do I Do With the Children?

My exciting new job has me working from home. But school is almost over, and my kids will be home all summer. They're too old for babysitters, so what do I do to keep them away from me for the four hours a day I need to work? ...more
BallofWax Great plan. Especially the part about teaching them to start dinner. My mom did that, ...more

Stop Giving Me Gifts, People!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I just threw a big party for my kid and got way too many gifts! People who didn't even come to the party are still dropping off presents. Is this the etiquette now? Am I supposed to be buying birthday presents for children even when my kid can't attend the party and we have RSVP'd "no"? This seems like overkill. Don't we all have enough stuff? Signed,Too Many Gifts __________________________________ ...more
Personally, I think it's the etiquette to give gifts even if you're NOT attending. But that's my ...more

My Daughter Wants a Puppy. I Hate Dogs.

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My 11-year-old daughter wants to get a puppy. She really wants to get a puppy. ...more
I agree. I would do a foster a pup for a few weeks and see how this turns out. The dogs I grew ...more

Should I Thank My Cousin For Making My Crappy Wedding Veil?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I just got married less than a month ago and everything is spectacular on that front. However, I have a little “Thank You Card” etiquette question. My cousin made my veil; a birdcage, which is important to note. She is a design school graduate and a professional haberdasher, so I trusted her. I wasn't just having her do a family favor. She also offered to make hair dealios for my bridesmaids (clips, pins, headbands and such)....more
You sound like a really graceful and truly nice person. liked your idea, thanx for sharing.more

Who Can Convince Me That Working Out Is Fun?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I need to start exercising. It’s pathetic....more
GOOD FOR YOU!  You've taken the first step - you've said it out loud.  That makes it real. ...more

Would You Move From the Boonies If Your Kids Didn't Want To?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I want to move to a new neighborhood that would be closer to restaurants, coffee shops and stores....more
If you want to somewhere that is closer to stores and restaurants, keep in mind that you will ...more

What to Do When Your Tween Wakes Up Grumpy

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My pre-teen daughter wakes up so grumpy every morning....more
I think the swap will work out much better!! :Pmore