10 Iconic TV Characters We Encounter When Flying

The whole flying thing scares me. I’ll get that out of the way now, before you think I’m one of those people who has racked up 9,746,997 frequent flyer miles (hells no!). It’s not the being in the air at the mercy of some unknown pilot or the treacherous seagulls trying to migrate into the engines that makes me uneasy. I mean, shit happens, right? What really drives me to drink cheap boxed wine are the people we encounter when Read more

10 ‘80s Hits that Should be Parenting Theme Songs

When I was 16, I had big hair and never left the house without my eyes plastered in blue eye shadow. My closet overflowed with stirrup pants in every conceivable color and I must have owned thirty shoulder pad-wielding blazers. No bare spots existed on my bedroom walls. They were covered ceiling to floor with posters of Jon Bon Jovi, Poison, and other rock gods. Care Bears and Cabbage Patch Kids sat in mounds on my bed, some wearing Read more

Bloggers: How to Get More Exposure for Your Posts

Are you creating lots of awesome content for your blog, but not getting the kind of traffic you expected? Content discovery engine Outbrain (more on them in a bit) composed a haiku on the subject that perfectly sums this up: “If you wrote a blog And no one came to read it Did you write a blog?” Even if you create high-quality humorous, witty, insightful, or poignant content, you still may not be able to organically reach your intended audience—especially if you are a Read more

I’m a Closet Pooper

I have a huge confession to make. I can’t poop when anyone is around. For some reason, I completely freeze up and my shooter shuts down. I call it the emergency shit switch. It’s like a catastrophic event when I need to poop and there are people nearby. The switch gets flipped and shit just stops. Literally. My husband, on the other hand, has an open door policy when using the bathroom. It’s like he needs morale support when taking Read more

Welcome to MommiFried!

A blog about the adventures of a middle-aged mom suffering from Motherhood Unintentional Distraction Disorder, otherwise known as MUDD. MUDD is the inability to complete a thought or action without being distracted by 14 million other things related to motherhood: balancing work and home life, taking care of pets, changing poopy diapers, cooking, cleaning, shopping, changing poopy diapers...you see where this is going, right? If you're a mom, you've probably experienced two or three or 500,000 episodes of MUDD since Read more

Brancott Estate Flight Song Wine Review

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“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Brancott Estate recently introduced a new lighter wine collection called Flight Song, which has me jumping up and down. Why? Because when it comes to wine, I’m beyond picky. I prefer white over red and it must taste more like fruit than antifreeze (many do!). Flight Song does not disappoint. In fact, it is now on my list of wines that we will regularly purchase. Retaining quality and flavor was a key focus when crafting this wine and Brancott Estate Flight Song has clearly achieved this. Not only is Flight Song full of crisp, palate-pleasing flavor, the wines are also crafted to have 20% fewer calories compared to their other wines. For this postpartum mama trying to lose the last of the baby weight, that’s a major selling point! Read more

Pool Party Games for Kid Birthday Parties (Guest Post)

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I sure didn’t want to see the kids at my son’s birthday party sitting around looking like they were not having fun. When we had the party at our family pool – the pool was the main entertainment, and fun was in abundant supply. The kids would play for a while on their own, but they still might need some organized games to liven things up. Here are some great possibilities I found: Read more

Sailormouth Moms: I’ll Call Your Father!

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Southern Charm: A Taste of Scandalous Modern-Aristocracy

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My new obsession in TV watching is Southern Charm on Bravo. I know. I know. It’s a reality TV show and I denounce them at all costs. Except this one. Because it’s different. And scandalous. And like royalty gone mad! Never heard of the show? Here’s the rundown: Read more

10 Iconic TV Characters We Encounter When Flying

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The whole flying thing scares me. I’ll get that out of the way now, before you think I’m one of those people who has racked up 9,746,997 frequent flyer miles (hells no!). It’s not the being in the air at the mercy of some unknown pilot or the treacherous seagulls trying to migrate into the engines that makes me uneasy. I mean, shit happens, right?

What really drives me to drink cheap boxed wine are the people we encounter when flying. The faces might be different from flight to flight, but the personalities are always the same.

Here are 10 you might recognize through the faces of iconic TV characters: Read more

TwirlyGirl Can Can Dress Review

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What can cure the winter blues in 2.2 seconds? Opening a package to find the most beautiful, colorful dress for my daughter, Alessandra (Aless)! Although spring has officially arrived, here in Maine the ground is still covered in snow and the winter blahs have been lingering. Peeking out the window makes you wonder if spring (and summer) will make it this year. I can tell you, this TwirlyGirl dress has given us hope! I’m so happy they reached out to me, as I adore a dress for little girls like these. They’re bright, light, and the perfect go-to outfits for fun-filled spring or summer days. Read more

Ladies Only Blog Share: The Perfectly Imperfect Gala!

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Welcome back to our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! This week we’re celebrating all things that are perfectly imperfect, including moms! While promoting our book, The Mother of All Meltdowns, we discovered a very common theme. Mothers don’t openly talk about the “not so great” moments of parenthood; the times when they meltdown and absolutely lose their minds. To do so would reveal their flaws; exposing that they are not the picture-perfect mothers often seen on the pages of a magazine.

The truth is…not one of us is perfect. We burn important dinners. We kill ordinary houseplants. We yell. We have bad hair days. We curse. And then we curse some more. And…that’s okay! So let’s embrace our uniquities! Please link up your posts – old or new – which in some way celebrate life’s imperfections, parenting misses, and everything in between!

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When did “maid” become a bad word?

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Will someone please tell me, when did “maid” become a bad word? I mean seriously, people. Maid? It’s been said for a thousand years and suddenly, “Oh my effing word! I’ll cut you if you say it again! What are you thinking douche bag? You might offend someone?” Offend who? Me? I’m a maid. I’m a household servant to my family. Do I like it? No. Can they function without my ability to juggle 14,000 different things and still get them clean underoos in the morning? No. Do I want a maid? You’re goddamn right I do! I want a maid, a butler, a nanny, a chauffeur…even if only for a moment. Offended? Get over yourself. Read more

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