Simple Tips to Be the Hottest Diva at the Laundromat

When you have a family of five and your dryer takes a dump, chances are you're going to wind up at the laundromat. If you're like me, and haven't been to one in a few years, you might want to know something going in...it ain't glamorous. When you go to the grocery store, you're going to see a mix of styles and various levels of dress, from full office attire to the pajama pants clad new mom whom hasn't slept in 48 hours but desperately needs a pack of diapers -- and everything in between. For the most part, however, people are generally dressed comfortably in matching attire that would be … [Read more...]

Momless Morning

Last week a stomach bug circulated through my family and as in every other house, it was only a matter of time before mom had to take her turn. It started Wednesday night, and when Thursday morning reared its ugly head, the last thing I wanted to do was crawl out of bed. The hubz, being the sweet soul that he is, told me to stay in bed and get some extra rest. I didn't argue, but after lying there for about ten minutes I just couldn't shake the nagging feeling that I should head downstairs and check out my dudes' progress in getting ready. Now, I want to preface this by saying that I … [Read more...]

Swiss Army Hair: Practical Style for Everyday Moms

When Amy and I are working on our editorial calendar, we often use Skype to video chat. It's convenient and way easier to riff on ideas. The best part, however, is working really hard on making each other laugh. This is a prime example of what a brainstorming session for Mama's Got Flair looks like. http://youtu.be/h6PbXit4iUs If you like our videos, please like them, comment and pass them along. It strokes our egos and makes us want to get even weirder. And, seriously, who doesn't like weirder? If you have any ideas you'd like to see us cover on our Mama's Got Flair YouTube … [Read more...]

Mama’s Fierce New Look: Feat. My 3-year-old Makeup Artist

I had an awesome vlog planned for you yesterday, featuring some dance moves that would totally change your life. Unfortunately, I felt like total poo, so shaking my moneymaker wasn't in the cards. So, instead, I figured why not let my preschool-aged son do my makeup? Could be fun, right? This is how it went down... http://youtu.be/9yH5T0LuTg0 I realize the video is a tad lengthy, but there was just so much awesome to share. This is actually less than 1/3 of what took place in my dining room yesterday. And I have to say, every second was worth it. After all, how else would I … [Read more...]

Five Things that Will Suck for Me When My Kids Figure Them Out

When it comes to truly important issues, such as sex, drugs and the unparalleled usefulness of duct tape, I make it a point to be very honest with my kids, every single time. I want them to be as prepared as possible for life's twists and turns and it's my job to provide them with solid information about the big things. There are certain things, however, that I'm just letting them figure out on their own. And, frankly, it's because I'm not looking forward to them knowing the whole truth. Five things that will suck for me when my kids figure them out: 1. Nine times out of ten, dad … [Read more...]

Macaroni “Anger Tab” Conspiracy

I'm a huge fan of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. After all, it's the cheesiest or something. The one thing I absolutely can't stand about it, or understand about it, is the little notch on the side of the box that's supposed to make pouring convenient. I can NEVER get the stupid thing to pop open correctly. NEVER. NEVER!!! Instead, I mangle the box trying to press the stupid thing in, inevitably get angry and ultimately, just tear the whole freakin' top off the thing. I know I'm not the only one who loses this fight on a regular basis. So, this morning when my son asked for "choni" for … [Read more...]