You Know it’s Spring in Suburbia When…

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Up here in Massachusetts the calendar says Yippie, Spring! But the temperature says, Put on your winter boots because snow is headed your way, sucker. I’m not kidding. It snowed today, even though I optimistically wore my clogs. I don’t care. I REFUSE to wear a winter coat anymore, even if it means wearing so […]

If moms wrote candy conversation hearts…

Funny Mom and Wife Candy Hearts

Given it’s Valentine’s Day season, my kids have been clamoring for me to get them candy conversation hearts. You know, those delectable little bites of sugar that have little sayings on them: LUV BUG, HUG ME, TRUE LOVE, etc. etc. They’re cute. But they’re obviously not geared towards moms. I mean, I love hugs from […]

My Elf on the Shelf is Defective. And Naughty.

my elf on the shelf is defective

You guys. My Elf on the Shelf is broken. The little bugger is supposed to strike the Fear of No Presents into the hearts of my children, right? Inspire them to be good and stay off the naughty list? Less whining, more cheer? Well, it’s not working. It’s Whining and Crying Central around here. I […]

How NOT to get that perfect holiday photo for your cards

I have had many, many Christmas card photo session fails. One year, I thought I would be proactive and try to get a picture of the girls during the fall. And this is about how well it went down… 1. Decide THIS is the year! The year you will finally create a beautiful, artsy, unique […]

Give my kid any more of these party “favors” and I will end you.

NOT OKAY

My house is overrun with crap toys. We have several bins of plastic junky stuff that my girls never play with but yet can’t bear to part with. And you know where we get all this crap? Birthday party “favor” bags. I put “favor” in quotes because parents who give my kids this crap are […]

“I Just Want to Pee Alone” I screamed. Because it’s the title of my first book.

IJWTPA with Honest Mom

You read that correctly. I am officially published in a book. And it’s a funny book, too. I mean really, how could it not be with a title like I Just Want to Pee Alone? This fabulousness is the brain child of one of my favorite funny ladies, Jen from People I Want to Punch […]

In which I make goofy confessions for all of Facebook to read.

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It all started with an innocent confession as I sat in a chair in my daughter’s room, waiting for her to fall asleep. Yes, I do that. And apparently a lot of you do, too. Because when I admitted it on Facebook, 100 people liked it and 28 people chimed in, confessing they did the […]

The Bible Should Come with a Parental Advisory Warning

kiddie bible parental advisory

Did you ever think one night, when picking out a bedtime story to read to your young child, “Hey, we should read this book – it’s filled with murder and mayhem, natural disasters, and the occasional zombie! Guaranteed sweet dreams!” I’m guessing not. Well, there was this one book that had been sitting on my […]