Monday, May 11, 2009

Putting the Vice in Advice

We've streamlined Mother's Day at our house. I put an end on flowers and a ban on breakfast in bed, and I'm too practical to insist on good behavior. But one thing that I love are homemade "coupons"--in which kids promise to perform all sorts of chores. And because I didn't want to be disappointed on Mother's Day, I bought a book of pre-printed coupons a few years ago, presented it to Husbandrinka and he has the kids select the ones to present to me.  The things they do for me.

My daughter is practical. She gives me coupons that entitle me to ask her to sweep and do the laundry. My son is more philosophical (and possibly lazy). This is the one he chose for me:

But it's actually perfect, because I, together with four very funny bloggers, have launched a sparkling new advice blog, The Mouthy Housewives. Every weekday, we will dole out advice, with a dash of wit and a sprinkling of wisdom. Or is that a dish of wit and a side of wisdom?

So far we have tackled topics from rude neighbors who blow leaves onto your lawn, to a friend's husband who flirts with you. Today's topic, and I don't know how to bring it up gently, is foreplay. So dim the lights and head on over to The Mouthy Housewives. And don't forget to leave us a question there. Because this whole mind reading thing isn't working for me.


Blogger mo.stoneskin said...

With a dash of wit and a sprinkling of wisdom?

Did I read that right?

May 11, 2009 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger SweetPeaSurry said...

HEH ... I've already started following The Mouthy Housewives! YAY and Happy Mother's day!

May 11, 2009 at 1:28 AM  
Blogger Bea said...

that coupon is made of awesome, i love that it's only good for 10 minutes.

May 11, 2009 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger King of New York Hacks said...

I would save that coupon and use it on a double coupon day. Always have to be one step ahead of the kiddies LOL !! Very clever !!

May 11, 2009 at 2:43 AM  
Anonymous LadyFi said...

Save that coupon and use it against him later - when you need it!

May 11, 2009 at 4:19 AM  
Blogger Princess Stupidhead said...

Mouthy Housewifes rules the world!

May 11, 2009 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Jeanne Estridge said...

Heading over....

May 11, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger I'm Nate's Mom said...

hahaha . . . I found an old, unused homemade coupon from one of the kids promising to clean MY room. I'm saving that baby for when I have 5 loads of laundry to put away and the sheets need changing.

May 11, 2009 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Lynn C Mama to 3 said...

Advice from someone that put a kabosh on breakfast in bed???? Are you nuts?

May 11, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Teacher Mommy said...


Honestly, like I don't have enough blogs to read already, and don't spend far more time online than working already, and don't have to constantly swallow giggles until my tummy hurts so I don't disturb my students enough already!


You're so in-frickin'-considerate!


May 11, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous fairfieldcountymama said...

just found you, love your blog esp that post below about how crazy you were after having kids. keep it up!

May 11, 2009 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger AiringMyLaundry said...

I'm off to check out the site. It sounds interesting!

May 11, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great job keeping the housewives anonymous.... ;-)

Love the coupons, too, I got a batch from both of my kids and am putting the ones for "1 hour of being quiet" in a special place where everyone in the house can see them. And can't wait to pull them down during some chaotic evening - AT BEDTIME - and just watch their little faces. Warms the cockles of my heart, it does!

May 11, 2009 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

Your new site sounds AMAZING.

May 11, 2009 at 1:32 PM  
Anonymous peajaye said...

there must be something wrong with my computer. the part of your blog that's dedicated to the guidance, sacrifice and selflessness of YOUR mother (aka mama) is not showing on my screen. please advise. oh, wait, mabye i need to be posting on the mouthy housewives/ungrateful daughters website.

May 11, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Liz Wilkey (a.k.a. A Mom on Spin) said...

Foreplay??? Be right back!!!

May 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Roshni said...

Aha!!! I was wondering and wondering who the foursome could be!! Now I have to figure out the other three!!

May 11, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

What a great site...go you!

May 11, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

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