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9 Items Moms Need An Advanced Degree To Purchase

Many moons ago, I had to flash an ID for beer.  I’ve now decided that the grocery store should also make it mandatory for shoppers to provide proof of procurement expertise when purchasing certain products.  I’ve made this decision based on my own inability to accurately select from the 17,000+ options provided for each product, without thorough study and careful contemplation.  Surely if we all had some kind of advanced grocery-getting degrees, the shopping experience would be better for everyone. READ MORE

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  • Rachel Zients Schinderman

    What’s In A Name

    I always wanted to hear the word, “Mommy” and know it was directed at me....

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  • Bite Me More

    RECIPE: Jerk Cod with Pineapple Salsa and Coconut Rice

    Time for some visualization – hear the crashing surf, watch as the waves roll in, feel the sun warming you from your nose to your toes. What’s missing? The taste of the tropics. You can head to Jamaica without leaving home with ...

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    JJ Keeler

    Suck It Cupid: Valentine’s Day During Childhood VS Adulthood

    With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I can’t help but reminisce about the V-days of yore (ah, yore, such a wonderful time!). I remember when this day evoked all kinds of emotions….mainly fear, fear that the Punky Brewster valentines I was handing out would be met with zero reciprocation.

    Now, it’s a day that evokes worry: What will we do? Where will we find a sitter? Can we get a reservation? Why am I even thinking about all this when I know that we won’t leave the house because Dateline is on? READ MORE

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    Carrie Wible

    Peach Scented Nether Regions

    So I was shown an article today about the possibility of peach scented girly bits.

    Yeah, you read that right.

    Oh, and it was developed by dudes.

    Thanks, dudes!

    Because these men are very concerned about women’s urinary tract infections and yeast infections, they have come up with a lovely probiotic that will help clear that shiz right up.

    The bonus? Your vagina will smell like a peach. READ MORE

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  • What The Flicka

    RECIPES: Grilled Cocktails

    How’s a grilled vodka lemonade sound? What about a grilled peach bellini? Well, if you’re at all sane you’re probably ready for the recipes right about now:...

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  • Angela Keck

    Delicious & Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie

    I’ve recently been very blessed to reconnect with a dear friend I had lost touch with.  This friend was one of those women that within 5 minutes of meeting each other we felt like sisters.  We spoke every single day for years, and years...

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    Maureen Morin

    I’m Totally Coming Back As A Man In My Next Life

    I have a sad story to tell. I don’t know the statistics, but I’m guessing just about every woman with a vagina will suffer from the ailment of which I am about to speak of.

    I received a comment from an older woman. Her name is Marcie. She told me about her friend. Her name is Bonnie.

    They are both on the other side of menopause. Which means they are dryer than a prune on the equator. READ MORE

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  • Angela Keck

    I’m Done Biting My Tongue

    I’m done biting my tongue. I’m done letting people around me hurt me or those I love without having my say about it. I’m done watching people who are supposed to have my best interests at heart, or who are supposed to love and suppor...

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  • Elle Davis

    Cinnamon Roll Cookies

    These cookies are bliss – they’re bursting with the flavors of cinnamon and sugar. I thought making them may be too time consuming but I breezed right through and had fun. The real fun comes when you can sit down and enjoy one o...

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    Other Than THAT, I Had A Really Nice Time

    Tomorrow, someone will ask me about the recent trip I took to visit my sister and her six-month-old twin boys in Houston, and I will say, “Oh my god, what a nightmare,” and I will proceed to explain in excruciating and somewhat exaggerated detail how I was forced to check my carry-on bag on the first leg of the flight, thus losing critical access to a sweater and a pair of old sneakers, (albeit briefly) and how the airline then lost my luggage (also briefly) upon arrival. I’ll lament how I was without my toiletry bag for most of the evening and compelled to use my sister’s face wash, which upon inspection, contained ingredients that may or may not have had the potential to irritate my skin. READ MORE

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    An Ode To Mom

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. You are my mom. Come wipe my poo....

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  • Elle Davis

    Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

    This cake is eggless and it’s so much better than the box cakes. Trust me, I never thought I’d say that. A crispy layer forms on the top of the cake and it is oh so good! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups white sugar
 (turbinado sugar for Vegan) 3 ...

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    JJ Keeler

    An Open Letter To The Creators Of Frozen

    Dear Frozen,

    My daughter can’t quit you and that’s a big problem for me. You see, ever since you came out, all she wants to do is dress up in princess attire, watch your movie, and talk about Elsa and Anna. My sister even bought her this Anna doll that is motion activated. It comes on whenever anyone is within 96 miles. Our cats set it off nightly and not even locking it inside a trunk is enough to keep it quiet. It’s like a less psychotic but somehow more annoying version of Chucky. On a completely related note, my sister and I are now estranged. READ MORE

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  • Crystal Ponti

    DIY: Easter Bunny Cart Centerpieces

    With Easter right around the corner, I was inspired this weekend to make an Easter centerpiece. Glancing through some of the pins on my Easter Ideas board on Pinterest, I decided to make a couple of Bunny Carts. Overall it took about fo...

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  • What The Recipient Of ‘The 12 Days Of Christmas’ Must Have Really Been Thinking

    It’s the holiday season, and with that comes eating pounds of candy in the name of Christmas and drinking large amounts of alcohol.  I don’t need an excuse this time of year to get loaded, but it’s nice to have one anyway. Although ...

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