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My Favorite Pins of the Week: Express Yourself

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The last few weeks have been a shitstorm around the Ponti household. This has left me feeling particularly, let’s say, volatile. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to jump off a bridge or assassinate my family while they’re sleeping. By volatile, I mean my attitude is more or less: bite my ass. My favorite pins of the week express in pictures what I would love to say in words: Read more

Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge Cake

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Ladies, before reading this post and embarking on a heavenly journey of chocolate and peanut butter, I’d like you to do something. I’d like you to feel your boobs. I’m not kidding. Go find a private place and do a breast self-exam (BSE). Don’t put it off – Procrastination is Cancer’s Breast Friend. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you have got to take an active role in maintaining your health. Please. Do this now. Read more

What do you miss most from your childhood?

Posted on by Crystal in Parenting | 4 Comments

After poking around on Pinterest for awhile last night, I found myself reminiscing about things that I miss from my childhood. The biggest thing I miss is my grandmother. Gosh how I adored that short, grey-haired spitfire. She was definitely the anchor that kept us all grounded and glue that kept things together. Her passing left a wake of brokenness in the family and void that could never be filled. Some of my fondest memories are of her knitting endlessly and magically and always kicking her leg out to block me from trying to sit on her lap – both of us laughing in hysterics the entire time. Sheesh. I really miss those days.

Here are some other things from my childhood and teen years that I desperately miss: Read more

The Mom to Not Mom Conversations

Posted on by Crystal in Random Thoughts From My BFF | 5 Comments

Sometimes we forget that not every woman is wrapped up in motherhood and stinky diapers. Whether a personal choice or for reasons beyond control, we should be respectful of the conversations that we have with other women and remember, no two women are woven from the same fabric. Random thoughts from my BFF…

I am not a mom, unless you count three dogs, three birds and two guinea pigs, but I did not birth them, I can leave them in a cage when it works for me and when they die, I have to dig the hole myself. There is something you must understand about me, I do not ooze maternal instinct. I do not like the way that babies smell; it is not magical as far as I am concerned. I do not consider everything they do to be the most amazing thing to ever grace my Facebook newsfeed. I would rather stab myself repeatedly with a fork than to ever utter ‘baby talk’. Now if you’re my friend, you know these things about me and should essentially realize than some ‘girly’ conversations are best held with your other girlfriends. Read more

It’s Teen Slang, Yo.

Posted on by Crystal in Kids | 3 Comments

There’s a thread on a forum I frequent where participants are discussing the variations in slang between the UK and the rest of the world, particularly the United States. One member pointed out that in the US “thick” is often used in place of calling someone overweight or, ugh, fat (hate this). In the UK, it means something entirely different. It’s still an insult, but commonly used when referring to someone who is, ahhh, not all that bright.

I chuckled a bit as I read through, because, honestly, unless you’re the parent of a tween/teen, you really haven’t heard slang. All other so-called slang is just alternative lingo. It’s predictable, been heard before and quite honestly, boring as shit. I’ve been tempted to respond to this thread with: Read more

Crock Pot Apple Pie Cake

Posted on by Crystal in Food & Recipes | 7 Comments

Until yesterday, one thing I had never tried in my crock pot was a cake. I’ve tried a few other desserts and sugary drinks, but never a real baked goodie. When my BFF sent me this recipe for Crock Pot Apple Pie Cake, I knew I had to give it a test drive. And I’m glad I did! Not only was in a cinch to make, it tasted incredible! Pontilicios referred to it as “mouth orgasmic” and I have to agree. The only downside is that it comes out small – lasting minutes in a house full of the male population. Read more

Bitchtastic Panties and Bird Shit

Posted on by Crystal in Random Thoughts From My BFF | 3 Comments

I’m super excited to introduce a new section to MommiFried called: Random Thoughts From My BFF. You’ve read our twisted conversations on here before and have enjoyed them. So today, she is going solo. Sort of. Next step is getting her to actually press the publish button. 🙂 Read more

WTH is with these parenting forum acronyms?

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Since entering the mommy blogging world, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in online communities and forums related to everything from pregnancy and breastfeeding to moms over 30 and more.  I’ve enjoyed discussing important and relevant topics with other moms and dads and find the atmosphere in most groups and forums to be welcoming and friendly. I have to admit though, I’ve been somewhat baffled by the acronyms that people use. Wait. Let me clarify that statement. I’ve been going freaking bonkers not knowing what the hell kind of language is being used by A LOT of moms and dads.

I finally took some time to research the most frequently used acronyms and abbreviations. I’ve listed below what each stands for and what I thought each meant in parentheses. I might be more MommiFried than I originally thought. Read more