Not exactly chomping at the bit to battle crazed shoppers and empty your wallet this Christmas season? Then you just may find yourself progressing through this avoidance model that I like to call the “7 Stages of Avoiding Your Christmas Shopping.”. Shock and Denial. You react to the presence of Christmas paraphernalia in department stores and peppermint-infused drinks at Starbucks with numbed disbelief.
When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job? Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow? I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either. I'm sure you're not the only one who's ever wasted money on a college degree.
Telltale signs that your kid is hungover from enjoying sweets just a little too much on Halloween. With Halloween fast approaching, it’s important to take stock and make sure we have everything in order. Costume for the kid? Candy for Trick-or-Treaters? Spooky decorations to scare the living daylights out of said Trick-or-Treaters?
We’ve all been there: stumped by a homework assignment or test question, as your heart races and mind draws a complete blank. However, some kids have the, shall we say, gumption to think outside the box and offer imaginative responses that may not exactly earn them top grades, but certainly provide us with giggles.
It’s that time of year when we welcome the best season of all; I am, of course, talking about the Fall TV season. To get us properly excited about tonight’s premiere of one of my favorite shows, Modern Family, I’ve rounded up the top 10 “Phil-isms” to live by: “Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders.”.
Santa isn’t the only one with a crazy holiday travel schedule — many of us parents also find ourselves traveling near and far, so that our families can spend the holidays with loved ones. The only difference is that we don’t have the luxury of lightning-fast reindeer to haul everybody around. So if you’re one of us who are stuck traveling by more pedestrian methods, I’ve come up with seven Murphy’s Laws of Holiday Travel to help you prepare:
When it comes to Pinterest, usernames can be quite revealing about the woman behind the name. Craft ideas, cocktail recipes and 25 ways to tie a scarf…oh my! With more than 30 billion — yes, BILLION — pins on Pinterest, women clearly spend a lot of time on the social network. We all know that what we pin reflects on us, but what about the Pinterest usernames that we choose?
August is Romance Awareness Month! So we’re dimming the lights, cracking open the wine and sighing to our spouse: “Remember how romantic we were before kids?”. Yes, children add many wonderful dimensions to our lives, but enhanced romance isn’t exactly one of them. So, how does the language of love change after having kids?
Remember when summer was about relaxation and fun? Yeah, me neither. Once you become a parent, those lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer fade into a distant memory, replaced by a new reality of endless chauffeuring and whines of “What can I do now?!”. Although spending more time with the kiddos certainly can have its bright spots, the nonstop demands and activity would wear down even Wonder Woman after a while (but at least she’s smart enough to arm herself with a lasso).
In a world that feeds comedians with an endless stream of material – bad drivers and in-laws and leather jogging pants… oh my! – why has the subject of women’s weight, of all things, become their go-to “joke”? Making fun of women’s looks isn’t just mean – it’s also bad comedy. Lame, lazy, snore-worthy comedy.
When the warm breeze first wafts through the house and the smell of barbeque fills the air, it’s hard not to get excited about the promise of summer. By the time September hits, however, let’s face it: there are more than a few reasons to get equally excited about the end of summer. Allow me to me count the ways (seven of ’em, to be exact):
Good news for men who aren't exactly blessed with a six-pack (of the muscle-bound variety): the "dad bod" is in! Thanks to a now-viral post from Clemson University student Mackenzie Pearson, claiming women like "a nice balance between a beer gut and working out," men are free to stop sucking in that stomach and embrace the fact that they're a little soft around the edges.