Category: Insights

Ten Google Search Terms For Parents (or Maybe Just Me)

In my thirteen years as a parent, I have seen, heard, and said things I never thought imaginable, as well as faced situations where I was completely clueless.  In many instances, there is no way I would have been able to figure things out without the Internet.  Good or bad, the Google has saved my ass... Read more »

Mother's Day Cards I Think My Kids Might Give Me

May 13 marks Mother’s Day – the day we honor the women in our lives that have helped make us the people we are today.  It got me thinking about how my own little children feel I have helped (or harmed) them this year. For Mother’s Day, my kiddos typically give me handmade cards. Sure... Read more »

Ten Things You Will NEVER Hear Me Say While Shopping at Whole Foods

I went to Whole Foods today to pick-up a couple of things.  It is the closest grocery store to where I was located.  Now, with much in life, you need to be confident. However, Whole Foods is one of those places I am not confident. I do not know what 90% of the items are... Read more »
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"Do I really look like this?" - My Magnifying Mirror Experience

My family and I recently took a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico.  Yeah, yeah, I know… I am one lucky bi-atch.  Step off sister, I deserve it – it’s been a rough year.  Back to Cabo – it was wonderful.  By wonderful I mean swaying palm trees, drinks by the pool, sunny... Read more »

An Open Letter To Tableside Entertainers

Dear Tableside Entertainers, I want to take this opportunity to apologize for getting a little snippy with you recently.  It’s not you… it’s me.  Well, maybe it is you.   Listen, I completely respect your choice to pursue a career in tableside entertainment.  Whether it is amusing restaurant patrons with face painting, balloon animal development, Charles Dickens-style Christmas carols,... Read more »

An Open Letter To The Hormones Raging in My Pre-Teen Daughter

Dear Hormones, This is a formal letter of reprimand notifying you that your performance is adversely affecting the individuals residing in my household.  It has come to my attention, rather abruptly, that you are functioning at an inconsistent level, thus affecting the emotional stability of my pre-teen daughter.  You have commandeered my tween and made... Read more »
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Quiz: Test To See if You Are Halloween Savvy

Test your Halloween savvy. Match the big name personality with the treat they are handing out to trick or treaters this Halloween. Answers are at the bottom. Big Name Personality 1. Gwyneth Paltrow, lifestyle guru & occasional actress 2. Oprah, goddess divine 3. Terry Gross, host & producer of NPR’s Fresh Air 4. Tom Brady, quarterback for... Read more »

Humor Is A Subjective Biatch

One question I get asked a lot is, “Stacey, how did you get into comedy writing?” I wish I had a clear-cut cool person answer, but I don’t. After I had my third kiddo I knew I wanted to return to work, but I knew I didn’t want to do what I was doing in... Read more »

An Open Letter To The Person Standing Behind Me In An Exercise Class

Dear Person Standing Behind Me In An Exercise Class, First, I would like to commend you for standing behind me in an exercise class.   I typically stand in the back of the room. You are likely perched next to the exit door if you are behind me. I think it is wonderful you are choosing... Read more »
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Experiencing A Parental Epiphany In A Foam Pit

Note:  If you were at the storytelling show at First Congo 9/17, this will be a repeat for you. By show of hands, how many of you have had an epiphany? You know, a sudden revelation that completely rocks your world and changes your entire reality? Now, I view an epiphany as something bigger than let’s... Read more »