Editor's Note: I try to stay the hell off Pinterest most of the time, because it makes me feel slovenly and uncoordinated. So it was with great satisfaction I read The Dose of Reality's list of the 10 dumbest suggested purchases on Pinterest. Please to enjoy. -Rita...more
Not everyone is born a Mary Poppins, an Art Linkletter or a Jack Black, with that precious gift of connecting with the kids through conversation. This post illustrates one woman's brave attempts at polishing her kid-speak skills:I’m not what you would call a “natural” when it comes to communicating with/being around children. I normally use adult words in a high-pitched voice, and I notoriously ask close-ended questions.......more
After posting the Top 20 Words to Revive in 2013, Laura's hubbie got to thinking about words that should be buried and forgotten in 2013. (Okay, let's be honest, FOREVER.) Indulging the hubs, Laura presented 13 instead of 20 because...well, it was time to clean the kitchen:Irregardless...more
What happens when you wait until the last possible minute to ship all your holiday packages? You end up at the post office, impatiently waiting in a long line, so you move to the automated machine, where you end up waiting in another long line, which is where this hilarious post picks up....:...more
I think I rejoiced -- loudly -- the day my oldest son decided he was "too big" for a cart at the store. Pushing those obnoxious, hard to handle, gargantuan two-seater carts through any store was always such a hassle. Kristi at Table for 3 4 recently broke down the differences in carts at various stores and, oh, did she make me laugh. Do you use two-seater carts? Which is your favorite?
Do you know all of those posts that fall into the "Don't say this to x-type of people" category? What not to say to breastfeeding moms. What not to say to adoptive moms. What not to say to expectant moms. What not to say to new moms, old moms, tween moms, empty nester moms. Well, Lyz Lenz has taken care of the whole problem. She has made a list of things never to say to any mom. Ever. The end. Don't drink anything while reading it though; you may laugh so hard that you'll choke.
[Editor's Note: Ever had a conversation with someone and felt like they weren't talking to you, but your ethnicity -- or at least their exoticized fantasies of your ethnicity?
Aisha Iqbal has a hilarious take on this. --Grace]
Bob: Hi. I'm Bob.
Me: Nice to meet you. I'm Aisha.
Bob: Oh man. I gotta tell you. I love Indian Food! And Vindaloo? It rocks.
Never had vindaloo. Not from India. But glad to hear of your devotion to Indian food.