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50 things I loved about summer as a kid

About a month ago, we started having these 2-3 days stints where the weather was absolutely beautiful.Okay, "absolutely beautiful" may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was warm enough that I didn't have to contend with trying to wrangle my 2-year-old into her thick coat, hat, mitts, and boots, so...Read More

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Tags : Summer Summer as a kid

Dated : 2021-04-07 01:23:40

Why I don’t sit on public toilets

I've been dreaming a lot about summer lately, which made me remember all of the trips we did when I was a kid.There was the road trip to Virginia (when I had to do my business on the side of a very busy highway), Pennsylvania (when my Mom had too many martinis at the hotel bar and puked the whole wa...Read More

Category : Family Mobile posts Parenting

Tags : Road trips

Dated : 2021-04-07 00:23:40

Why we’re not winning any athlete-of-the-year awards

Remember last week when I screwed up the times of our first outdoor sports program, unleashed my PMS rage on another human being, and admitted I hate organized fun?If you missed that post, you can read it HERE.Well, the good news is that I found it in my heart to give it another try, and even manage...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 23:23:40

Why small breasts are better

Last week was a rough one for me.(Spoiler alert: I'm fine)It started about a year ago when I found a lump in my right breast. To say I was scared is an understatement, but an ultrasound soon confirmed it was nothing to worry about, and my doctor suggested we stay on top of things and do a follow-up ...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 22:23:40

15 reasons to celebrate the end of summer

Well, it's official.Summer is over.Fall has arrived.And I will be rocking in the corner for the next 8 months, hoping and praying cold and flu season is kind to us.But before I do that, I have a confession to make: I kind of like the fall.When I was growing up in Asia, we only had 2 seasons – hot ...Read More

Category : Funny lists

Tags : Summer

Dated : 2021-04-06 21:23:40

Worst first day of school. Ever.

It seems like every time I've logged into one of my social media accounts over the last month or so, someone has been talking about the first day of school.I've read posts about back-to-school shopping.I've seen the cutest first-day-of-school pictures.I've comforted a couple of moms after they've en...Read More

Category : Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-04-06 20:23:40

A funny but awkward experience involving me, my husband, and an order of Thai food

We ordered Thai food the other night, and it reminded me of a funny, but awkward, experience I had on a date with my husband shortly after we started dating, and I couldn't resist sharing the story with you. Enjoy!When The Hubs and I were first dating, we ordered a lot of Thai food.Why?Because it wa...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 19:23:40

7 reasons to celebrate the end of naps

We've had a lot going on over at the Ryan household this summer.Our first family vacation.Mornings at the zoo.Afternoons at the park.Failed outdoor sports programs.You get the idea.The funny thing is, despite the fact that I am not one for organized fun, I've had an amazing time this summer. Taking ...Read More

Category : Family Mobile posts Parenting

Dated : 2021-04-06 18:23:40

What do you say to a naked waiter?

Sixth grade was an awesome year for me.I developed my first celebrity crush (Patrick Swayze), I developed my first real-life crush (Nicholas), I got my period (yuck), and I made the kind of friends that last a lifetime.The only trouble is, one of those friends was a lot cooler than the rest of us. S...Read More

Category : Funny stories Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-04-06 17:23:40

Why public speaking scares the snot out of me

Do you have a fear of public speaking?I do.Which is kind of funny since I wanted to be an actress when I was a kid.Given the choice, I'd much rather slave over a presentation and let someone else take all the credit for my work than stand behind a podium and deliver it myself.I can't help it.The mer...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 16:23:40

How Pinterest made me a better mother

Yup. It finally happened. I opened up my Pinterest account for the first time in months, and I used it for something other than finding Nutella recipes and funny eCards.That's right.I started pinning fun activities to do with my toddler.But it's not what you think. I didn't drink too much of the Pin...Read More

Category : Guest posts

Dated : 2021-04-06 15:23:40

PMS: it only gets worse

Aunt Flow. Cousin Red. The Curse. The Crimson Wave. Having The Painters In. Riding The Red Tide.No matter how you label it, it sucks.A lot.Ever since I can remember, I totally lose control of myself as a person for at least 3, if not 5, days out of the month.My face breaks out.I put on at least 5 lb...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Tags : Bloating Period Pms Pms eating Water weight gain

Dated : 2021-04-06 14:23:40

10 things that annoy me about summer

Am I the only one feeling a little depressed there's only one week left in August?Wait a minute.If you have school-aged kids, you're probably rejoicing that summer is almost over, right?Well, my daughter is currently navigating her way through the Terrible Twos, and has yet to get her 2-year molars,...Read More

Category : Funny lists

Tags : Summer

Dated : 2021-04-06 13:23:40


I didn't grow up in a particularly modest household.I saw both of my parents naked when I was a kid.We talked about anything and everything.And we were never taught to be ashamed of our bodies.But once we reached a certain age, some things, like the ones that happen in the bathroom, were always priv...Read More

Category : Family Mobile posts Parenting

Tags : Playdate Potty training Potty training nightmares Toilet training

Dated : 2021-04-06 12:23:40

Priceless Mom Moments: “My Mom is on the BRAT Diet!”

I'm thrilled to have my friend Steph from When Crazy Meets Exhaustion here to share her hilarious Priceless Mom Moment with you today. Do you follow her blog? If you don't, you really should. She will make you laugh until you pee your pants with funny stories about her life as a mom, wife, and teach...Read More

Category : Guest posts

Dated : 2021-04-06 11:23:40

Free booze, fancy dinners & peeing in the ocean

Exactly 2 weeks ago today, on the eve of our sixth wedding anniversary, I threw my husband under the bus and told you the (mostly) funny story about how he almost missed our wedding.The good news? He remembered it was our anniversary the following day.The bad news? When we sat down for the celebrato...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 10:23:40

8 free (and easy!) weight loss tips that work for me

Every time I travel, I lose weight.And every time I get home and settle back into my routine, I put all of the weight back on. And then some.This has been going on since before I can remember, but since I used to do so much traveling, the whole lose/gain thing always seemed to balance itself out.But...Read More

Category : Mobile posts Weight loss Wellness

Tags : How to lose weight Losing weight Weight loss Weight loss tips

Dated : 2021-04-06 09:23:40

Getting my priorities straight

When I first got pregnant, I swore up and down I would never turn into one of those women who completely gives up on herself the moment she gives birth.And for the most part, I've made good on that promise.I drag myself out of bed at 5:30 am most mornings so I can go for a run at the gym.I never ski...Read More

Category : Family Mobile posts Parenting

Dated : 2021-04-06 08:23:40

Priceless Mom Moments: Mortified – in Public – in CHURCH

Have you ever stumbled upon a new (to you) blog, started clicking around in the archives, and suddenly wondered where the last 3 hours of your life went? That's what happened to me when I found Darcy Perdu's blog, So Then… Stories. She first sucked me in with her tale about the time she found a na...Read More

Category : Guest posts

Dated : 2021-04-06 07:23:40

The time my mother left us alone in the car

Do you ever leave your child alone in the car?I don't.Ever.Not even when I just need to pop into the store for TWO MINUTES to buy milk.I just don't think it's worth it.I've read too many horror stories.But when I was a kid, my mother did it all the time.Okay, I might be exaggerating a little.She did...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Tags : Kids in the car

Dated : 2021-04-06 06:23:40