Are You Ready For Some Fantasy Football?


Now that summer is dwindling down, we are entering one of the most beloved times of year in my household…football season! That’s right. This food loving Whovian is also a football fan. Almost everyone in my family is into football. My husband is a New York Football Giants fan. My brother-in-law loves the Cowboys. My [...]

When Your New BFF Doesn’t Know She Wants To Be Your BFF Yet


So, you’ve met this mom at 5:30 a.m. CardioPump, and she’s wicked funny and laughs endearingly with her hand over her mouth when the breast-implants-bought-on-a-girls-roadtrip-to-Mexico nasty neighbor up front hits herself in the face with the hand weights. When you see that your new crush’s travel mug reads, “Yeah. I said it. So What,” you [...]

MU Teen: 7 Stress-Reducing Tips for Final Exams

post-it flags study

With finals exams right around the corner, I thought I would compile a list of things that have helped me wade through the days of final exams, both in high school and college: Start studying EARLY. This is key if you don’t want to have bags under your eyes and no sleep the night before [...]

Halloween Safety Tips For The Geriatric Crowd


Finding  yourself more this side of the mountain than that, but still grooving on Halloween? Knowing what grooving means and still feeling me? Then I got you covered, babe, and here’s the slim, Jim, on keeping your bad self contained and constrained–despite those advancing years–this Boo-Season. How To Be Safe on All Hallow’s Eve: 1.  [...]

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 [...]

Tips to Survive Your Summer Vacation

Look, kids! Big Ben... Parliament!

Vacation.You know, that time when you’re supposed to get away from work and all the hassles of daily life When you’re NOT supposed to think about stuff like bills or paying for your kids’ college funds or whether the next season of Community will be as good as the first three. It’s a time for [...]

10 Tips To Be Creatively Awesome

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In the blog world there’s a mission to always be interesting. Thought-provoking. Creative. But I think people forget that “creative” is a trait you can strive to bring into your everyday world. Whether you’re photographing nature, painting a masterpiece, or finding a new use for cheese with dinner. Make your efforts creative. Make your results [...]

How to Tell if a Movie Will Suck


We’ve all been there. We’ve walked out of a dark theater into the blinding sunlight feeling disheveled and ashamed of ourselves. We’ve wondered what we did to deserve sitting through the atrocity we’ve just seen. We contemplate writing a strongly-worded letter to the studio to harangue them for having the balls to take our money [...]

Schmutzie’s Top 10 Tips For Better iPhone Photos

me and my iPhone

I once mocked people who took their phoneography seriously, but no longer. I love it, baby, and there’s no turning back, so let me tell you some of the things I’ve learned along the way.

Parents: Join the Movement

Who started favor bags as takeaways for attendees to a kid party? I have to know. I’ve googled many different phrases and I can’t find out who started this tradition. I want to find out RIGHT NOW THIS VERY SECOND because I want to smack them in the face. HARD. OFTEN. For the past 21 [...]