I created this blog as a virtual girls night out. Some of my favorite times are with my girlfriends, sitting around laughing and sharing. Making fun of each other, ourselves, our lives.
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I’m a little early with my resolutions, but I have class parties to plan, gifts to buy, teacher bribes to give, and sequin jackets to wear with casual boyfriend jeans so it doesn’t look like I am trying too hard. And I know what you are thinking. Another New Year’s resolution list from a mom blogger. Like, “I will be a more caring person, or won’t yell at my kids so much.” Well, you are not going to get that from this mom. I am honest. … Continue Reading »
I just came off a great New York week in at my in-laws for Thanksgiving. My parents flew up from Florida as well so we could all be together for the holiday. Lots of eating and family time. It was kind of like the opposite of Biggest Loser. We all stay in a house, but we try to gain as much weight as possible. The Grandmothers acted as our trainers and offered us meals every two hours.
This Thanksgiving was extra special because Hanukkah came at the same time. … Continue Reading »
The other day, right after our kids left for school, I looked and Scott and asked, “Babe, do you think X is done growing? Is he tall enough?” Annoyed, Scott questions, “How am I supposed to know that? What am I supposed to do about it?”
What followed was a legitimate mini-fight. We had a good chuckle afterwards, but of course I started to review all of the dumb fights we have had throughout our marriage.
The Pillow Fight. No, not the fun one, or the guy’s dirty dream one, an actual fight about the pillows on our bed. Scott … Continue Reading »
Why aren’t I the type of mom who cares how thick they cut my turkey or cheese at deli counter #mom #momquestions #funnymoms
— Jen Ross (@DontWearSweats) November 18, 2013
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You know I love Taylor Swift. She is young, beautiful and crazy talented. Each song she writes is amazing and she is only 22, and by her own admission, all of her songs are a reflection of her life experiences.
It got me to thinking. Sure she has had heartache, probably a terrible John Mayer sexual encounter, and bullying episodes, but she is too young to really have rich experiences to write about. But take someone like me. At 41, as a mom and wife, I … Continue Reading »
I wrote this post almost a year ago. I have to say, my rewriting of this beloved children’s book really helped my family.
As promised, I have been an asshole back to my kid since writing Mom Discovers A New Ailment. I did not pick him/her up from the bus stop a few times, I acted less interested in his/her day. I stopped asking him/her “what’s wrong” all the time. Basically, I tried to not let his/her attitude bother me … Continue Reading »
We all know one. We all ask ourselves, “Why wasn’t I pretending to tie my shoe when I saw one?”
I call them the tilapia killers. Let me explain. Women more than men are a funny group. We can be the best source of support and information for one another, and then there are those special friends who make us question our entire belief system.
When I became a vegetarian years ago, fish was one of the few foods I would still eat. I learned many recipes … Continue Reading »
Dear Selena Gomez,
Let me preface this letter by saying that I had a very difficult morning before your concert. I had to go to the doctor to have leg veins removed. As I sat in the chair waiting for the doctor, in medical shorts, I said to myself, “Jen, is this it. Is this your future? Green protruding veins?” And then, as if it couldn’t get any worse, in walks a gorgeous thirty-four year old doctor. He made me so nervous I started doing a whole … Continue Reading »
Listen. I fought it for as long as I could. But it had to be done. People were in danger. I was putting myself in danger. I had to put aside my fears, my own emotions for the good of others.
I had to buy reading glasses. I’m forty-one and I can’t fuc*@!! see. I was in a store today, trying to figure out what size tights I wear, and I couldn’t make out the height or weight section, so I told the salesperson I was a “B”. Like I … Continue Reading »
Last weekend I was having a conversation with girlfriends about Facebook. We were laughing about the different ways people use it and their reasons behind it. Let me preface this judgmental yet lighthearted post by saying that I think Facebook is wonderful. It allows people to connect in so many ways. And I wouldn’t have known about Kim K’s engagement otherwise.
But you have to admit that people’s posts can be interpreted in so many ways.
The Birthday Post To Their Child:
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