Practice what you preach

I am a mental health professional and part of what I do is to teach people coping skills and other healthy shit about communication and self care. I try to practice what I preach, which I do, unless I don’t. Sometimes I make a conscious choice to choose poor coping skills because healthy coping skills... Read more »

If something doesn't make you feel good, stop fucking doing it

A close friend recently told me that she missed my words, that they made her feel good. She asked me why I stopped writing. I told her that I didn’t stop writing. I stopped sharing, because sharing stopped making me feel good. The reasons are complicated, but the decision to stop sharing was simple, compassionate,... Read more »

Talking shit

I love talking shit. And by talking shit, I mean the Urban Dictionary definition #1. Just bullshitting around with words and saying crap that you don’t really mean. OMG I love it. I love talking shit that makes no sense. However, definition #2, I don’t like as much. Insulting someone. Like last night, I was... Read more »
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5 Awesome Tips for Stay at Home Parents (How NOT to lose your marbles)

In honor of National Blog Posting Month – #NaBloPoMo, I’ve decided to feature some insanely talented guest blogger buddies of mine here on Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition. This is the fourth guest post in the series! My friend, Beth, writes the blog The Cult of Perfect Motherhood. She’s brilliant. BRILLIANT. A year... Read more »

The new Nicholas Sparks comedy - The Best of Me - is HI-larious!

In honor of National Blog Posting Month – #NaBloPoMo, I’ve decided to feature some insanely talented guest blogger buddies of mine here on Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition. This is the third guest post in the series. Julie Hammerle is, hands down the pants, one of my favorite bloggers. She’s a little shit... Read more »

What I know about parenting a teenager because I remember what it felt like to be a teenager being parented

Now that I am the parent of a teenager, I find that I am spending a lot of time trying not to be an asshole in response to some of the asshole things he does. Just when I hit my stride and feel like I “get” my kids, they change and their needs change and... Read more »
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Twatter: Social Media for Senior Citizens

In honor of National Blog Posting Month – #NaBloPoMo, I’ve decided to feature some insanely talented guest blogger buddies of mine here on Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition. This is the second guest post in the series and holy shit…I can’t even tell you how much I love it without making joyful noise,... Read more »

Abby has issues with Target

In honor of National Blog Posting Month – #NaBloPoMo, I’ve decided to feature some insanely talented guest blogger buddies of mine here on Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition. I don’t want you to choke on the funny, so please put down your drink and swallow that gob of you kid’s Halloween candy you... Read more »

I Love the C-Word

I asked my friend Kim who writes the blog,
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Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans

She also wore a fucking mime costume to the mall and went naked at a nude beach.
Ebola. JUST KIDDING! I want to tell you something that will inspire you so fucking much, you will either change a few things in your life, do nothing different, OR maybe you will do that stupid negative self talk like a wussy and be jealous and all, “I’m a loser,” and talk yourself out of... Read more »