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

Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: The Lighten Up, Stress Less Fest!

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Welcome back to our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! Did you know that April is both National Humor Month AND Stress Awareness Month? And what is one of the best ways to relieve stress? Lighten up and laugh a little! So this week, we are presenting our Lighten Up, Stress Less Fest! Please link up your posts – old or new – which in some way will make us laugh or feel less stressed! Think family outtakes, funny encounters, quick and easy recipes, and so on.

Happy LOBS everyone!

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Stains Be Gone! Spot Shot and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Team Up!

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You know that old song, “I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed?” Have you ever chased a rolling meatball across a carpeted floor? If you have toddlers running around, you know what I’m talking about! I’ve chased meatballs and much more, to the tune of stain after nasty stain on our carpets. Thankfully, there’s a product that can can help us all out--Spot Shot! I recently received a can of this incredible stain removing product to review. I have to say, I’ve been impressed with what it’s able to remove. Pasta sauce–gone! Grape jelly–history! Pen ink–can’t see you anymore! Stains be gone! Read more

Bloggers: The Trick to Syndicating Without Hurting SEO

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At the end of last year, I heavily syndicated some of my blog content across a number of larger sites and platforms. I enjoyed interacting with the new audiences and appreciated the exposure, but it never occurred to me that I was literally shooting myself in the foot. For months my blog traffic and page views had been on the rise, which naturally gave me a better Alexa ranking. Then things went south–fast.

I first noticed a problem when my traffic and page views began to decline in mid-December. At first, I chalked it up to seasonality and the holidays. People were busy shopping, cooking, and partying. They were not spending as much time online. I’d soon find out this was not the case. Read more

Cover Reveal: Who Stole My Spandex?

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As bloggers, we each have a fellow blogger who we most admire and look up to. Our blogging idols, if you will. For me, that person has long been Marcia Kester Doyle of the insanely witty and funny blog, Menopausal Mother. I appreciate her sense of humor and have always loved reading about her wacky family outtakes, squirrel whispering escapades, and later-in-life womanly issue challenges. Man, can I relate! Well, maybe not to the squirrel adventures, since I’m more of a chipmunk person, but everything else…it’s like looking in the mirror! That’s why I’m so freakin’ thrilled to be taking part in the cover reveal today for her forthcoming book Who Stole My Spandex? Midlife Musings from a Middle-Aged MILF…  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

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