40 Things 40 Is (and One Thing That It Isn’t)

I’m turning 40 next month. I suppose the idea of bidding final farewell to my thirties ought to furrow my brow a little, but it doesn’t. Maybe it’s because I’ve had 39 years and 11 months to prepare for it. Maybe it’s because I survived my husband’s 40th freak-out earlier this year. Or maybe it’s […]

Stop Telling Me to Have a “Last-Chance Baby”

“Can I see your ID?” the cashier asked as two bottles of Merlot made their way down the conveyor belt. “Of course!” I exclaimed with entirely too much enthusiasm. “Oh, you’re almost 40,” she remarked. As I nodded and braced myself for a pity compliment on good aging, she pointed to my kids. “How old […]

12 Things I Need from My Gynecologist

A few weeks ago, I headed to the gynecologist for my annual lady tune-up. As I waited nearly 40 minutes naked (and yes, slightly afraid) in the exam room, I had plenty of time to study anatomical posters of the female reproductive system and really think about what my vagina has done.

56 Thoughts Every Woman Has While Shopping for a Swimsuit

Remember how you couldn’t wait for summer and then it finally arrived and you remembered summer meant swimsuits … and swimsuits meant shopping … and shopping for swimsuits meant the following 56 thoughts? Good times. 1. You know what I need? A new swimsuit. 2. A cute one with support! Lots of support. 3. And […]

#LoriGoesShopping Because Shopping Should Be Fun

View this post on Instagram Look! I found this @officialluckybrand shirt at @marshalls that is just the cutest thing ever in the very best shade of red. Get in my closet! #luckyyou #marshalls #Lorigoesshopping #madeitmine #shopping #dressingroom #dressingroomselfie A post shared by Mommyfriend (@mommyfriend) on Jun 14, 2015 at 5:31pm PDT   If you follow […]

4 Ways My New Commitment to Health Is Making Me a Better Mom

“I just snapped at my kids because I was hungry.” When I shared this Facebook status, I was met with overwhelming support.  People more than understood; they rallied in support of my hangry regret knowing all too well how food (or lack thereof) affects your mood. But what they didn’t know was that I had begun […]

10 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes Because Mama Can’t Cook with a Cocktail in Her Hand

When the temperature’s high and your desire to crank up the oven is low, your slow cooker offers all the convenience you need to prepare extraordinary summer meals while hardly giving off any heat in the kitchen. Take a look at 10 of my all-time favorite summer slow cooker recipes that are sure to satisfy […]

8 Family-Friendly Snacks to Enjoy with Salsa

You guys, few things in life are as perfectly delicious as salsa. Seriously, take a moment and think about it. Told you. If you love salsa as much as I do (and really, who doesn’t), you have to check out these 8 family-friendly snacks to enjoy with salsa. Now go get spicy.

The Skinny Bitch Diaries: Weeks 7-8ish

Forgive me for being all off my weight tracking schedule. Last weekend the fam and I headed up to visit my in-laws in Northern California. While I had all of Weight Watchers’ glorious tools available to me on my mobile device, I decided to take a break from dieting to simply enjoy all the fabulous restaurant cuisine […]

The Skinny Bitch Diaries: Week 6

I’m down 1/2 a pound this week. While I would normally be discouraged by such torturously slow weight loss, I was actually surprised I lost anything at all. I was a lazy tracking PMSer last week, eating my weight in Lay’s potato chips and sneaking slices of cheddar cheese. It was by far my worst week […]