Dear Participation Trophy Generation

Dear Participation Trophy Generation, We’ll get right to our two points since we know we only have five seconds before you flip over to Vine: “Suck it up” and “We apologize.” These need some explanation—especially since we blasted any budding intuition out of you with our confetti cannons—but if your thumbs are already twitching to […]

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Ten Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy and Safe This Summer

Summer fun is a-coming and frankly nothing could make us happier. We are truly ourselves when the temperatures rise and footwear becomes optional. But we have kids so we know that the number one key to summer fun is keeping everyone out of the ER or sickbay. Here are the best ways to keep your […]

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Breaking Down the Capsule Wardrobe Craze

Are you hiding in your closet? Or are you hiding from your closet? Might be time for a radical change with a dramatically simplified wardrobe. Simple is good, right? Keep saying it and you might believe it. Ellen isn’t quite buying it yet either. So what is this capsule wardrobe you ask? It’s basically just […]

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You Know You’re a Mom When

Motherhood is synonymous with joy. No, make that pure joy. In fact, imagine a double soy non-fat latte wrapped in a rainbow and delivered directly to your lips by a flock of butterflies and you might be able to touch the joy of motherhood. Bwahahahahahahaha! Mothering is the best gig on earth, but you have […]

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The Secret Language of Mother’s Day Gifts

  Mother’s Day is once again upon us.  A holiday proposed by Anna M. Jarvis to honor her mother that was so quickly perverted into a money-making scheme for the floral industry that she later sued to have Mother’s Day eradicated. She even went to jail over it. We are not kidding. We looked up the […]

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Books Any Mother Would Love

You all know how we love the books. The following is a list of books that any mom would be happy to have on her bookshelf, bedside table, or sitting beside her in the carpool lane. At first glance, this list looks a little like the inside of Erin’s head: fascinating but frazzled. So we decided […]

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Is Feminist a Dirty Word?

Well, it’s at least worthy of airbrushing an eighth grade class photo to remove it from a girl’s t-shirt. That’s right, out of all the logos and all the words on the kids’ clothing, “Feminist” was removed because it might be deemed as offensive. Fox 2 News Headlines Do you think this is just Midwest […]

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Pulling the Curtain Back on Family Size

Is your family travel sized or super-sized? If you’re an Ellen, you are firmly in the “Have kids, will travel with a sweet neat vacation package built for 4″. If you’re an Erin, you’ll be strapping kids to the roof of the minivan, begging concierges for freebies and special room rates, and leaving luggage behind. […]

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