I'm Deborah, most people know me online as @TruthfulMommy. I'm the creator of the brutally honest parenting site The TRUTH about Motherhood. I am a writer, a wife, and a work-at-home Ninja Mommy who's trying to do it all well; sometimes falling short. I live in the Midwest with my 2 little girls and my husband. I have a lot of degrees from a bunch of schools but mostly spend my days shuttling people under the age of 7 while trying to maintain my sanity. I talk a lot. I may not always say what you want to hear but it will always be my honest viewpoint. I know it's not the only one.
Ugly hubby – no problem. Dating a troll? We gotta fix for that. Remember that movie Shallow Hal? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all could see people as beautiful? Well, it might be a possibility. Caltech researchers found that people who receive a mild electrical shock deep within the brain ranked people as more attractivethan they did before the shock. Crazy right?
Did you know that drinking too much caffeine might now get you a certified mental health disorder, according to the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5. Two new diagnoses have made it into the latest edition, caffeine intoxication and caffeine withdrawal. Uh oh, I might be in danger of a new diagnosis.
It’s hot outside, the kids are out of school, and what do you do now? If you are anything like me, you were super excited for your kids to be off for summer break. That is until you realized that meant that your kids were going to be home every day for the next three months, asking you constantly, “Can we go to the pool?” Declaring over and over again, “I’m bored!”
I’ve found myself racking my brain to compile list upon list of things to do to fill our days and pass the time. My mission is to find something fun for my kids to do that keeps them outside, active, and not bored. Then I remembered a favorite activity of mine when I was a child: water balloon fights.
Competitive "fat talk" is the latest craze in girlfriend bonding. What is fat talk, you ask? It's when you are talking with your girlfriend, maybe out shopping or just meeting up for lunch, and when your girlfriend tells you how great you look, you get uncomfortable and say something like this, “Nah, my stomach is bloated” or “My arms are so flabby” or “My ass is so big, it needs its own zip code!” See how good I am at that? I am a pro at fat talk, been doing it for years.
The recession is lifting, slowly but surely. Home sales are improving and unemployment rates are dropping. People are starting to feel like they can breathe again.
People are no longer sticking with jobs they hate for fear of not finding another, and surprisingly, people are feeling free to leave their spouses who they’ve also outgrown throughout the recession. That’s right, folks, as the economy turns around, people are divorcing their spouses. Free at last, free at last.