When we moved to our neighborhood, I thought we had found our own little suburban paradise. I loved walking on our tree-lined streets, chatting with friendly neighbors, and watching my kids play with the other children in our community. Then I joined NextDoor.com. That’s how I discovered  that everything I thought I knew about my […]

Fun, Humor

August 24, 2017

8 Truths About NextDoor.com

Hey there, Freshman! Congratulations! You’ve finally made it to college — and in honor of this momentous occasion, you’ve no doubt come to campus armed with enough fancy throw pillows, faux fur, and gold lamé to make a bordello madam blush. The war for Best Decorated Dorm Room is on — and you, your Kate Spade-toting […]

Fun, Humor, Style

August 17, 2017

What REALLY Happens to Those Over-the-Top Dorm Rooms on Instagram

Whether they’re attending a quilting bee or organizing a girl trip, ‘sweet friends’ have always been part of the fabric of female society. Too bad I’m not one of them. I see her everywhere on Facebook, lounging with a group of marrieds in a Land’s End bikini on the deck of a pontoon boat, her bright smile flashing […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun, Humor

June 8, 2017

I Will Never Be a Sweet Friend

I’m riding in a car beside my husband in peaceful, contented silence when suddenly, without any sort of warning, he emits an ear-splitting noise that resembles the panicked sound a bull elephant might make when surrounded by a tribe of hungry lions. In that moment, I instinctively duck as every muscle in my body tenses and my heart threatens to leap out […]

Fun, Humor

May 4, 2017

Is That Loud Sneeze REALLY Necessary?!

I happen to be married to a Manly Man, which I’m coming to appreciate more and more now that the Manly Man is slowly becoming extinct in our society. The Manly Man, once revered in westerns and pioneer sagas, now is more likely to be connected to inane TV sitcoms featuring beer-drinking rednecks. These days, […]

Family, Fun, Humor

March 27, 2017

My Manly Mr. Muffett

Dear God, This week, millions of us will pack carry-ons and stuff duffle bags, load up car trunks and wearily wait in long airport lines, put fresh sheets on sofa beds and compose miles-long grocery lists, all in preparation for Thanksgiving Day — a time for us to gather together with friends and family members, […]

Family, Fun, Humor

November 21, 2016

A Special Prayer for Thanksgiving 2016

  Fall is right around the corner– so I turned to the moms from last night’s VMA awards to figure out what I should be wearing to PTO meetings and baseball practices this season. I’ve learned many valuable lessons from last night’s red carpet looks and I wanted to share them with you so that […]

Fun, Humor, Style

August 29, 2016

Crotch is the New Cleavage, and Other Lessons I Learned From the Moms of the VMAs

When I was younger, I believed one benefit of growing older would be that I’d suffer fewer and fewer instances of ‘that awkward moment’ with others. With each year that passed, I was sure my ability to hold my tongue would increase and my brain-to-mouth filter would grow stronger. Unfortunately, that has not been the […]

Fun, Humor

April 5, 2016

That Awkward Moment

The parents of social media are in a bit of a kerfuffle right now over the release of a movie every single 8 to 12-year-old boy in America is dying to see… Deadpool. I did not realize until this week that for millions of moms and dads across the country, SUPERHERO + MOVIE = FAMILY […]

Family, Fun, Humor

February 18, 2016

This Week’s Family Movie Night Pick: Deadpool!

Y’all. The geniuses at Restoration Hardware have done it again. Not content to raise the bar on color-free decor for financially gifted adults and their creatively named progeny alone, RH now has a line aimed squarely at everyone’s favorite human beings: TEENAGERS. RH Teen is a wonderland of excess designed especially for teens who are […]

Fun, Humor

February 16, 2016

Warped Adolescence, Restoration Hardware Style