2012’s Most Outrageous Parenting Moments

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Akin to a hippo trying to fit into a tortoise shell, 2012 has seen it’s fair share of outrageous moments. From the Australian woman who was granted worker’s comp benefits for injuries she sustained while having sex on a business trip to the world ending due to some crazy Mayan’s running out of cave space, the past 12 months have been a shitstorm of weirdness. I, for one, welcome the new year with open arms! Here’s to a less lunatic 2013!

Before we get there, however, let’s take a look at some of 2012’s most outrageous stories involving parenting (or lack thereof)… Read more

No, You Do NOT Have Low T

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Aless woke up at 3:30 again yesterday morning. Rather than sit there like a couple of mutant zombies, Pontilicious and I turned on some early morning programming otherwise known as the infomercial mosh pit of ick. It’s always the same old miracle stain removers, photoshopped abs and vacuum cleaners that could suck up small planets. OMG! There goes Uranus! Grab it! No, don’t, really. That’s just weird and gross. Read more

When there’s Spanx, who needs resolutions?

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FRIEND: What resolutions are you making for 2013? I’m thinking of finally getting on a workout program and sticking to it.

ME: Didn’t you resolve to do that last year?

FRIEND: I did, yeah, but I failed within the first two weeks.

ME: And what makes you think you won’t fail again this time around?

FRIEND: I think I’m in a better place, you know?

ME: You mean rather than staying at a Motel 8 you’re rooming at the Beverly Wilshire?

FRIEND: What? Read more

Get Beautified: Sibu Product Review and Giveaway

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Since early December, I’ve been using a product I now like to call “magic in a bottle.” I’m referring to the one-of-a-kind Nourishing Facial Cream from Sibu Beauty. The cream is infused with omega 7 fatty acids found in the sea buckthorn berry, the key ingredient in all Sibu Beauty products (in addition to the more common omega’s 3, 6 and 9). The omegas provide critical cellular support for healthy skin, hair and nails. Having tanned for years, my skin has suffered its share of skin damage and stress and can use all the support it can get. Read more

Happy Holidays from MommiFried!

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Celebrating the holidays with Woody and Buzz Lightyear – Toy Story style!

Holiday Coconut Squares

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Aless and I dug into my grandmother’s recipe tin this morning after we enjoyed a much-needed nap together. At the very bottom of the tin, we found a little booklet from Woman’s Day Kitchen (1962) that contained a delightful collection of recipes for holiday cookies. As we all know, cookies are a Christmas tradition whether making and serving them, hanging them on the tree or even giving them as gifts. Here is one recipe that was circled by my grandmother – holiday coconut squares. Enjoy! Read more

Is there really a Santa Claus?

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A very dear friend and equally wonderful mother of two, Joyce Galloway Parker, has stopped by MommiFried today to share a Christmas memory with us. The post below is in her own words, beautifully written, reflecting upon that dreaded question that every child eventually asks, “Is there really a Santa Claus?”

With the holidays upon us, and the new year just around the corner, these last few days I’ve been reflecting back on years past. I always tend to get this way this time of year, partly because of the approaching new year, but mainly because both of my children were born in the fall (they were born 10 months and 3 weeks apart), so they have both just turned another year older. How is it that my babies became adults so quickly?

I’m sure we all have memories, moments and events in our lives that will be in our hearts forever, some funny, some serious, and everything in between, and this is one of my favorites. Read more

The Warmest of Wishes…

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