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Playgroup Etiquette: 7 Keys to Surviving When Your Toddler Drops an Effy

Toddlers are cute as a bug, cuddly when they want to be and their cherubic cheeks leave your fingers twitching to pinch. As angelic (and harmless) as they appear, their super-sonic hearing can pick up on everything you say even in dog-whistle decibels. Especially the words you hiss through clenched teeth when you accidentally slam the …

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11 Things You Should Stop Caring About Right Now!

I’m not one for sugar coating. Forty sucks. The spontaneous hair growth in weird places. Gray pubes. Weight that’s next to impossible to lose. But forty isn’t all bad either. Especially when you get introspective and consider the lessons you’ve learned. That’s when forty becomes the decade where you strip your life of the bullshit, …

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10 Things Never To Say To A WAHM

The very existence of our species is based on the survival of the fittest. The forming of tribes. The pooling of resources. The establishment of hierarchy. Whether in the cave, on the battlefield, in the boardroom, or the classroom, four billion years of evolution has proven one thing–the strong might absorb the week. But none …

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When Family Unfriends You: 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Care

Hey, I get it. Whether you’re related to me or not, as a romance author with a penchant for profanity, I understand that my online presence isn’t suitable for children or the ultra conservative. But if you’re like me, social media is the one place you can broadcast your opinions to the world, share your …

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Drama Mamas: 10 Clues You Are One

It looked like an average party invitation, made on one of those do-it-yourself computer programs, printed and distributed in the school folder. One mommy’s darling was turning 8 and the whole class was invited to the community pool for swimming and a barbecue. It seemed harmless enough until the not-so-fine print revealed gift registry information …

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10 People Who Should Never Be Allowed On Airplanes

Be it the for holidays visiting family, vacation or if bi-coastal commuting is just a necessary party of your job, air travel has become as common as a round of antibiotics to fight the sniffles. Cram a hundred and fifty anxious-to-get-where-they’re-going people on a jet and there’s bound to be an issue or two. Still, …

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10 Things My Mother Should’ve Told Me About Being a Girl

While I have a great relationship with my mother, we didn’t exactly bond over Saturday afternoon window shopping or lessons on how to apply the appropriate amount of lip stick. There are definitely some things my mother should’ve told me… Being raised in the 40’s and 50’s and within a highly conservative environment, the feminist …

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