Mother’s Day Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

In the 17 years I’ve been married, I’ve learned how to get what I want. Or at least a cheaper version of what I actually want. The key is giving my husband a very clear list, complete with where to find the item. He’s mentioned more than once that I have “champagne tastes on a beer budget.” But I have a talent for sniffing out the cheapest champagne… OR the fanciest beer. (I’m not sure this metaphor is working…) Here’s […]

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How to Get Alone Time This Holiday Season

We’ve got ingenious (and sometimes sneaky) solutions for how to get alone time this holiday season. December 26th is National Leave Mom Alone Day… Isn’t it? I adore my family, really. But too much of even a good thing can be a bad. Too much sunshine? Skin cancer. Too many bananas? Constipation. Even drinking too much water can kill you. B.C. (Before Covid), my husband was traveling maybe 80% of the time. (He’s a musician.) Now, with no live performances […]

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NOT Safe for Kids! Santa’s Wife | Mrs. Claus Parody Video

This time of year, Santa is getting all the press. But if Santa’s wife is like most of us, she’s probably doing at least half the work! Can you imagine being Santa’s wife? What do you know about the woman behind the man? Check out my brand-new video about what it would be like to be married to Santa. I started out with all kinds of G-rated cute jokes for this video. But somehow, as I was shooting, my mind […]

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts from SLACKER MOM

Slacker Mom Saves Your Ass… Again. Ah, holy hell. It’s holiday gift-giving time. And if you’re a slacker like me, that means last minute holiday gifts.  As if having to roast overstuffed bloated birds while squabbling children run underfoot wasn’t enough, we’re also expected to find and select personalized holiday gifts for family members far and near. And then wrap them. And then mail some of them. I’m tired already. Well, Slacker Mom’s Guide is back, ready to save your […]

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On Halloween, This Mom was Hung Like a Dino

I used to be sexy on Halloween. Not Basic Sexy, like “sexy nurse” or “sexy mouse”, but Creative Sexy. At least I thought so. Instead of Little Orphan Annie I would be “Little WHOREphan Annie,” showing a lot of leg and whatever cleavage I could muster. One year I was “White Trash”, dressed in a short tight white dress with white garbage-like tissues and styrofoam cups and un-used tampons pasted all over it. You get the idea: something clever and/or […]

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