Category: Read (page 1 of 6)

I Hate Laundry. Should I Join a Nudist Colony?

So, I hate laundry. I don’t wanna do it anymore.

It never ends, and that’s depressing. I mean, I like the dumping in the washer part just fine, and the soap part, but then I’m way over it and I just want to sit around and bemoan Lady Mary and Matthew for a while.

Maybe Pinterest something.

But not the folding. Not the putting away. Ugh.

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Revenge of the Mamas

I’ve been thinking.

When my kids are grown and move out (I’m down to only one ankle-biter at the moment and since he’s much taller than I am, he’s more of a forehead biter) I’m going to visit them.

A lot.

Probably for 2-3 weeks at a time.

The hubs and I already decided we are all about RV living, and we are totally here for some eccentric senior citizen behavior.

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Curly Hair Slang Dictionary: Plop, No-Poo & Other Weird Terms

You know you need it: a slang dictionary for all of those curly hair words and terms you hear thrown around.

What the heck is plopping? What kind of weird contraption is a diffuser? What in the name of all that is holy guacamole do pineapples have to do with anything?

Don’t fret, my lovelies. I’ve got you. Like the curl version of the urban dictionary, here is a curly hair glossary for all those crazy terms and words.

Cue theme music.

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Best Thriller Books for Teens & Their Murder-Loving Mamas

It’s weird but it’s true: Most people love to be scared.

As a little girl I crawled under my blankets at night to read Nancy Drew by the light of a dimming flashlight.

As a teen I discovered the gothic thrills that books like Jane Eyre, Jamaica Inn, and Mary Stewart titles could give me.

And now, as a grown up bookworm, I eat up thrillers like they’re going out of style (thankfully, they’re not).

In fact, if I do pick up the occasional chic lit, family drama, or self-help book, I end up bored and whispering,

Mama needs a good murder…

My family is leery of me, but what else is new?

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Curly Hair Types Explained: It’s Science! Sorta…

If you’re here, you’re likely befuddled, bemused, and bedraggled over curly hair types.

What’s yours? 4a? 2c? How do you know? Why is this so hard? Should I give up and flat iron?

Where would Inigo Montoya and The Six Fingered Man fit on a curly hair chart? How do I find The Six Fingered Man? Once I find him, how do I find you again?

In the immortal words of Inigo Montoya,

Let me ‘splain! No. There is too much. Let me sum up.

Inigo

Incidentally, I’d say Inigo’s hair type is a 2C – 3A.

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How to Style Your Daughter’s Curly Hair (for Newbies)

Are you stuck on how to style your daughter’s curly hair?

It happens. Straight haired lasses have curly girls and boys. And then they…

Panic? Find themselves at a loss? Get out the flat iron???

No way.

They learn to care for ringlets, waves, coils, kinks, and curls.

Yep. You can learn how to care for your daughter’s curly hair. But trust me, it takes some work! Not to worry, though – I am here for you!

If your daughter has curly, frizzy hair, and you have no idea where to begin, well, you’re in the right place. I’ll show you just what to do!

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How to Write a Killer Craigslist Ad

I love throwing stuff away.

My garage is calling me. It’s saying,

Come get these free craigslist chairs you acquired last year and put them out on the curb.

If I obey the call, I can get to the important stuff in there – like my box of sewing supplies, the kid’s off-season clothing, and the contraband supply of Hagan Daaz in my freezer.

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