Mama to an 1-year-old girl and a 5-year-old shih tzu. Married.
I've blogged for lots o' websites; written essays for McSweeney's and Hackwriters; and worked on a ton of sitcoms. I watch a gross amount of Bravo and HGTV, and am hanging on to the pipe dream that one day I'll own a quaint little B&B somewhere on the coast of Italy. Won't you come visit?
Do you think it's weird that all celebrities have long, gorgeous, healthy-looking, flowing locks? Don't. Because all most of their hair is fake. They wear extensions. Weaves. Bogus hair, people! They just don't cop to it.
Now, I love me some clip-in hair extensions. I occasionally wear them to work or when I'm going out. It gives my boring, thin hair a little oomph. But I admit it. And you know who else admits it? Teen Mom Chelsea Houska. Hell, Chelsea goes well beyond admitting it. She actually posted a video of her "fixin' dat weeeave". (I think Queen Elizabeth was the first to use that phrase?)
Instagram photos are all the rage these days. If you don't have the app, you seriously need to get it, because it's awe-some. You can make a boring old ice cream cone look like a work of art. Or yourself look like a supermodel (filters!). It's, in my opinion, the best form of social media, and everyone needs to be using it.
Now. Despite Instagram's ability to make the totally mundane sublime, there still are ways to kick your photos up a notch. Here are 7 ways to make a good Instagram photo great.
Being a parent is hard. Despite it being the most rewarding job on earth, it can also be exhausting and downright frustrating at times. We need a break once in a while -- a time-out for ourselves, if you will. And although the thought of taking a trip without the little one is slightly terrifying, it really can do wonders for Mom and Dad -- and it's good for the whole family! Here are 5 ways a vacation without the baby will make you a better parent. Bon voyage!
Ah, butt dialing. It's gotten countless people in trouble -- cheating lovers; shit-talking friends. But(t) now it's dovetailed into a new realm: Accidentally butt-dialing 911 mid-crime. What are the odds? Slim, to say the least. But hey, this really happens.
Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart, both 20, were hanging out recently when one of them accidentally dialed 911. When the operator answered the call, unbeknownst to them, they began talking about their desire to get high. "I just want to smoke weed so bad right now," one of them reportedly said as the dispatcher in Fresno, California listened to the conversation. But after a half hour or so, the discussion went in another direction. The boys were narrating a burglary they were allegedly committing -- and the operator heard every last word.
This may come as a shock to you, but parents actually judge. I know, it's terrible. If you've ever set foot into the wild world of parenting blogs, or, um, been around a person with children, you know this is true. Is it right? Of course not! But it's just the way it is.
I try not be a judgy mom, really I do. But sometimes, things just happen. I'm not proud of it. But I am going to own it. Here are 6 things I judge other parents for.