Relax Internet, It’s Just A Gift Guide

It appears a little cubby hole of the Internet is roasting us like chestnuts over an open fire. Is it over our piece about the burden on society when parents don’t teach their kids to do chores? No. Is it over our call to action to stop judging mothers over how much and well they […]

How Our Christmas Ornaments Tell the Stories of Our Lives

Our trees might be rejected as centerfolds for Southern Living, but they take center stage in our hearts because they are chock full of memories. Don’t get us wrong. We love the balanced, color-coordinated perfection of department store trees. We praise our friends and family who are able to miraculously pull off similar feats without […]

Banish Holiday Stress (Tongue-In-Cheek Required)

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year or at least that’s what the song says. But as any angel-wing-making, pageant-attending, cookie-swap-baking parent knows, it can also be the most stressful time of year. In fact, Ellen tweeted this just last week: With seven busy kids between us, we certainly feel like the […]

The Script for Saying No! Let it No!

The holiday crush is upon us: cards, concerts, parties, cookies, cooking, shopping, wrapping, sending, decorating, decking, caroling . . . Let it No! Ellen: I can’t decide it if I want that to be sung to the Frozen “Let it Snow!” or the more classic “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” Erin: […]

How to Be Internet Famous in Six Degrees

How to Be Famous on the Internet in 6 Easy Steps: 1. Take off clothes. 2. Take picture. 3. Sprinkle generously with Photoshop. 4. Upload. 5. BOOM. 6. TMZ is calling you. Okay, just kidding. Seriously, to any offspring reading this: JOKING! Do not memorialize your naked body on any digital medium. But all kidding […]