Burkinis and Red Clown Noses Have Something In Common - You'll Never Guess What

Burkinis and Red Clown Noses Have Something In Common – You’ll Never Guess What

There is nothing NOTHING that annoys me more than intolerance. There are millions across this planet and we ALL have one thing in common—we are ALL people. I don’t care if you’re black, white, or green; small or big; if you prefer the company of women, men or horses; or if you believe in God, Read More

New Wearable Tech for the SAHM that Will Blow Your Mind

New Wearable Tech for the SAHM that Will Blow Your Mind

Do you ever wish that you had a coach to help you through those mom moments where you’re about to lose your shit? Wearable tech to remind you to control your breathing and calm the fuck down? What if there was technology that would detect your mood and remind you to add a bottle of Read More

A Delicate Situation: How Do You Tell a Friend They're in a Relationship with a Jerk 1

A Delicate Situation: How Do You Tell a Friend They’re in a Relationship with a Jerk

My girlfriend is in an abusive relationship.  I’ve tried talking to her.  Admittedly, I haven’t been very supportive.  I’ve seen evidence of the abuse she takes from him.  There are photographs of her bruised and scratched face after a particularly difficult day with him.  But she won’t seek help.  She insists everything is fine.  That Read More

Christmas Controversy:  Santa is Retiring!

Christmas Controversy: Santa is Retiring!

Have you read the news? Appears that Santa is getting to old and fat to continue with his holiday tradition of dropping down chimneys and leaving presents for little boys and girls. Children are just getting naughtier…and with advances in online shopping and shipping, Santa just can’t keep on the leading edge. The announcement is Read More

Are YOU an Axe Murderer?

Are YOU an Axe Murderer?

I’m one of those people that believes that the best gifts in life are never found under the Christmas tree.  Spending time with my family and friends is always much more important to me than the gifts I receive. However, every Christmas, I’m still stuck with the same choice – real or fake?  Check out Read More

Happy Thanksgiving - #NaBloPoMo

Happy Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, I thought maybe you guys could use a few jokes… If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children? If your father could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy! What should you wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A Read More

Allowance:  How to Teach Your Children to Save Not Spend

Allowance: How to Teach Your Children to Save Not Spend

Given the issues in my first marriage with money (and my ex’s continuing issues managing his), I’ve been trying teach my children how to manage money with an allowance. We’ve come across some obstacles. Hubs and I have struggled with getting the children to understand that a bank card isn’t a source of a magical Read More

What's that Spot?  Business Attire for the Working Mom

What’s that Spot? Business Attire for the Working Mom

As a working mom, I often leave the house with crumbs, stains, hand prints and even bodily fluids on my clothing. It’s taken a while to get used to the ick…but sometimes my co-workers have trouble with it. I’m at Sammiches and Psych Meds today discussing how to handle “work wear” when you’re a working Read More

Featured Post:  Is Left-Bias Right?

Featured Post: Is Left-Bias Right?

As a left-hander, I’ve been up against a right handed world since birth. Everything, from driving, to writing, to opening a can is made difficult by right-biased engineering. August 13 was International Left Handers Day – read more about Right Bias on Sammiches and Psych Meds. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

Am I Selfish?  The Mom and the Selfie Stick

Am I Selfish? The Mom and the Selfie Stick

Today, I went out and purchased a “selfie-stick.” Not because I want pictures of myself with a perma-duckface or because I’m self absorbed and vain. I’m over at Sammiches and Psych Meds questioning whether my new purchase is turning me into a Kardashian. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.