Me, My Mom and Breast Cancer

No matter how many mother/daughter corduroy jumpers my mother makes for herself and me, or how many times we bake Christmas cookies, or fry homemade doughnuts together, we are never destined to have the same body type or body image. ...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

How to Edit Photos on Your Phone With Snapseed, VSCOcam, Squaready, & Instagram

Now that you've learned to take great photos with your iPhone camera and other apps, it's time to edit! ...more
The most important part of Squaready or any app that adds a border to a photo is that you have ...more

Why Is the Grass Always Greener Somewhere Else?

My point is, why can't we ever be happy with what we've got? I've done it to myself a million times. I was dying to get married, and then when I finally did, I wondered what all the single people were up to. I paid $300 to have my hair chemically straightened, because these curls, man. General Custer hair isn't anyone's goal. But then once I had stick-straight locks, I hated it. I looked like Janis from the Muppets....more
I love this article so much I'm reading it 345 x and no mean comments.  I struggle with this ...more

The Secret Message From a Stranger at the Philly Airport

I sat with a book to my nose waiting for my dog to arrive from California. My ex’s newly found bachelorhood could not accommodate the attention our Jack Russell required, and my new apartment did not allow pets. I was there to deliver her to her new forever human … the woman who would’ve been my mother-in-law.You were waiting for your wife and who I assume was your mother-in-law. We smiled at each other, and I couldn’t help but adore your two daughters playing at your feet....more

Dear Writers: Don't Fall Victim to Word Count Shaming

I'm quite sure it's not intentional, that stab that slices at my self-worth when I see those numbers posted....more
PoppiesandPinot I'm with you. I tend towards the long-winded. Twitter and its shortness - a ...more

Stop Texting While Walking!!

I see you coming. You are coming right at me. And yet, you do not see me, even though you are coming right at me. Why is that? It is because you are texting while walking along a crowded New York City sidewalk. You are on Madison Avenue, for God's sake! You are not traipsing alone in some bucolic field in which no people — not even cows — roam. You are surrounded by people walking towards you, behind you and all around you. ...more
I completely agree and love your last paragraph about getting all up in front of these types of ...more

Becoming an Expert: The Path Doesn't Have to Be All Bunny Rabbits and Rainbows

Sages (and magazines, and talk shows, and the internet) say “follow your bliss.” They promise a life full of meaning, happiness, and import if we can just identify and then pursue that one true calling. This is “the secret.”...more
Mt career path has been equally, um, eclectic. I am not sure I followed my fascination, more ...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

Feminist Confessions: I Might Be a Little Flattered By Catcalls

I'm stopped in typical L.A. traffic on my way to meet my husband at IHOP (nothing beats breakfast for dinner), when a guy coming toward me in a pickup truck (I kid you not) slows down and yells, "Hey chick!" I whip my head around and look in his direction. ...more
So funny but OH LOVE IT! I've learned that men are way more shy than we imagine and I bet if you ...more