How to Make New Friends After Having Kids

Your new friends should be getting up at sunrise, not staggering home from the bars.

When you become a parent, many of your old friends fade away. Maybe they’re tired of hearing about where Jr. has smeared his poo… or maybe you’re tired of hearing about which corner of the pub they’ve throw up in. It’s somewhat harder making new friends as an adult. It’s not like when you were [...]

How To Take An Awesome Photobooth Strip

Kissing, however, is encouraged.

I have always loved photobooths. Something about stuffing yourself into a tiny space with loved ones and taking away a strip of instant memorabilia makes the romantic in me swoon. Growing up, my parents had some old photobooth pictures scattered throughout their many albums, and I loved looking at them. Four individual images, all connected, [...]

How to Maximize Your Social Media


Social media is more than just Facebook, and social media tools are more than just Hootsuite. Frankly, I always found both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck annoying. Running multiple streams kept me from concentrating on a single stream. Their functionality is amazing, but their dashboards leave a lot to be desired. But as a social media manager [...]

Oreo-Stuffed Cookie Cups

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It’s not even Thanksgiving but I’ve already started putting together my list of Christmas gifts I need to purchase. Yes. I’m one of those people. I absolutely adore the holiday season. I love the (nearly) guilt free overindulgence. I can’t get enough of all the twinkling lights, lawn carousel snow globes, and rooftop reindeer. I [...]

How to Use a Hot Glue Gun

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If you’re wondering why I made this: It’s because I had approximately eleventybillion wine corks. I know. I made it in about four minutes with a hot glue gun and three of the minutes were used to locate the corks. FYI, the bottom is a soft plastic lid. That’s totally uninspired, right? Well, this is [...]

How to Make a Barbie Cake That Will Put the Cake Boss to Shame


Basking in my daughter’s birthday this week, I’m reminded of all of the cakes over the years and none so terrifying to make (or buy) as the Barbie cake she had envisioned for her PJ Bring-Your-Barbie-to-Play Party. Not being a fan of spending tons of cash on a cake–which is essentially the party budget–I decided [...]

How to Improve Your Health Without Diet or Exercise


We’ve all read the articles that tell you how to cut out wheat to lower inflammation or increase exercise to lower heart attack risk, but did you know there are ways to improve your health without touching your diet or exercise patterns? Determinants of health are much more than this individual factors:   . Photo [...]

5 MacGyver-Like Uses For Average Household Products


I scoured the Interwebs to bring you some different ways to use some basic household products. I’m serious y’all. I know I’m not sewing or creating cool bracelets this week, but these are really helpful and require no sewing. Or skills. So basically, this is my Best. Ever. Aiming Low post. 1. Olive Oil. Did you [...]

How to Make a Cool Wristband in 10 Minutes


For some reason when I dreamt up this Aiming Low Teach post, I pictured cool Roller Derby Girls wearing cool, colorful wristbands. I thought maybe if I made and wore them, I’d be as cool as these strong women! Not really. I knew I’d never be as cool as that, but still, I can be cool [...]

How to Make a Collaborative Storybook


Have a group of people (kids?) and need an art project? I have the perfect one. It’s original, fun and people love it. I’ve created two original books with two classrooms, but there’s a catch! Each child authored a page in the book, but they only knew what the child in front of them wrote. [...]

How to Be A Hippie Earth Mother Crunchy Mom


Listen up chicas, you want to be famous? You want to be on the cover of Time magazine? You want legions of fans who slurp up your words like thirsty wolves sucking at the recently torn jugular of young sheep? (Okay, maybe I need to work on my similes) You want that, you got to [...]

Homemade Ricotta Really is Idiot-Proof


Every food blog and magazine in the world has already talked about how easy it is to make homemade ricotta. These publications also promise that canning is quick and everybody has hand-harvested sea salt, so you know, whatever. But they say it’s foolproof. My acid test for the idea of a foolproof recipe is if I, [...]