God knows, I’ve spent a great deal of time pondering the important questions of my life like…
How do I convince all those bird lovers that The Mama Bird Diaries has nothing to do with birds, and they can all stop following me on twitter?
And how do we end the stereotype that every mother is an insane chocolate addict who secretly raids her children’s Halloween bags and Easter baskets? As if we can’t control ourselves. It’s insulting.
Can’t we focus on more important things like the need for another woman on the US Supreme Court or equal wage for equal work? Ponder that a moment while I attempt to lick the last remnants out of this can of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Chocolate Frosting.
And finally, why would my daughter Dylan rather have me read “Fancy Nancy” for the 10 billionth time, when instead, I could read her fresh, hot off the press material from The New York Times’ Styles’ section?
But as I mull over these enormous, life altering questions, I now realize that I’m just being selfish.
Because you probably have questions too. That need answers.
We’ve just created a new advice blog called The Mouthy Housewives. I really was vying to put “birds” somewhere in the title but you know how stubborn Wendi can be. Or call it, “Dear Abby” but Marinka kept ranting endlessly about boring trademark issues, as if anyone has heard of this so-called Abby.
And yes, answering your questions might mean we all have to cut back just a bit on our TV watching commitments, but we think you’re totally worth it.
As long as the blog makes us insanely rich.
mama bird notes:
Contributing Mama Renee Martinez, of Mothers Raising Boys, is herself the mother of four boys. Yes, four. Click on contributing mamas to find out what happens when two of them decide to imitate animals in the wild.
And finally, how awesome would it be to win a free printer so you could actually start printing out all those zillions of photos you have on your computer?!
This week I’m giving away the Kodak ESP-7 All-in-One Printer. And the coolest part? The ink is actually affordable. Kodak will help you figure out if you’re currently overpaying for printer ink by clicking here.
And those nice people at Kodak absolutely promise me they are working on ways for customers to easily recycle ink cartridges.
To enter to win the Kodak ESP-7 All-in-One printer, just leave a comment this week and tell me about the craziest, funniest or most embarassing photo ever taken of you. Or you know, just write, “enter me in the contest,” because I’m a pushover like that.