Who here wants a holiday giveaway? It’s that time again, my friends, when I decide it’s time to give away something special to those of you who keep reading along. Since books are my love, my life, my reason to breaaaaaathe, I’m giving away an Amazon Fire PLUS a $25 Amazon gift card PLUS copies […]
There is a violent splatter of pasta sauce on my kitchen ceiling. I have four loads of bath towels and ten sets of bedding to wash. About six of my wedding crystal wine glasses are shattered, sitting in black garbage bags by the curb. The fridge in the garage is chock-full of catering food I […]
How to host a good party: remember that perfection is overrated, and it’s hard for the guests to have fun if the hostess isn’t. How to be a good party guest: enjoy yourself and don’t forget to say, “thank you” before you go. (Yes, this means considering bringing a hostess gift to show your gratitude.) […]
I was calm and reasonable. Our fully-decorated 10′ tree fell overnight, but I kept calm. I made sure the kids knew the ornaments were only “things,” and I’d take care of the mess. I’d save as much as I could. I’d be careful not to get cut on the glass littering the living room. Then […]
I have an image in my mind of the kind of people who pay for professional photo shoots for their holiday cards. These people with blindingly white teeth spend their days lounging around with their well-behaved children, counting crisp hundred dollar bills to pass the time. Husbands are clean-shaven and thinking about the fabulous gifts […]
Ideas for everyone I think I can be useful suggesting ideas for, because I know you waited until the last minute (like me). Stocking stuffers, big gifts for under the tree, items good for kids, hostesses, and husbands, I think I have you covered! Most of these items are things I own, have used, or […]
The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! The time when we deck the halls, bake festive cookies, and break out the elves SO YOU KIDS BETTER BE GOOD BECAUSE SANTA IS ALWAYS WATCHING. Yes, we traumatize our offspring for the next two months with elfin spies and passive-aggressive statements like, “Go ahead and […]
There’s more than one kind of “leftover” after the holidays. Today I’m on InThePowderRoom talking about what my home – and my heart – look like after we host dozens of people over a two-week period in December. Click here to read my quick post called “Leftovers” and tell me what your home and heart […]
I have a little Christmas treat for you: A live-action video of my Santa, Baby: The Mom Version post. Sing it loud and proud, ladies! Happy holidays, everyone!
Real Moms Magazine‘s first edition was helpful in many ways, and I got to be a cover girl. Which was very exciting. Who’s ready for the December issue? Because we all need a little Real Moms advice during the holiday season… …I’m keepin’ it real, yo. Happy Holidays everyone!