Summertime, and the Kitchen Is Easy (Or It Will Be With These Dinner Tips)

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm too lazy to cook dinner for my family this summer, plus it's too hot. Any ideas? Signed, Kitchen Is Closed ...more
Summer is perfect for the crockpot!more

Well, Bless Your Heart -- Uh, Unless That Offends You

Dear Mouthy Housewives, The other day I was at the house of my daughter's friend. The kids were having a play date and I was chatting with the mom. Our daughters were in preschool together, but I don't know the family that well. At some point her husband joined us and we had a pleasant conversation until he sneezed, and I said, "Bless you!" His response? "I'm an atheist, and I don't want to be blessed." I was really taken aback and didn't say anything. Should I have? Should I say something to him or his wife? Signed, Achoo ...more
It is a tad rude to not accept the courtesy but at the same time I appreciate his need to be ...more

My Child Is Loving Sleep Away Camp But I'm Miserable Without Her

Dear Mouthy Housewives,My daughter left for sleep away camp a week and a half ago, and I am nauseous. I am just so sad. I feel like a part of me is missing. And I am paying for this experience! ...more
Depends which kid. No just kidding. Really, just kidding!more

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
Ah camping!  The wind in your hair, the bugs in your food and the ants in your pants.  What's ...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
What kind of person HATES dogs? Anyone that hates dogs should definitely not be allowed to have ...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