Putting the Vice in Advice

by Marinka on May 10, 2009

We’ve streamlined Mother’s Day at our house. I put an end on flowers and a ban on breakfast in bed, and I’m too practical to insist on good behavior. But one thing that I love are homemade “coupons”–in which kids promise to perform all sorts of chores. And because I didn’t want to be disappointed on Mother’s Day, I bought a book of pre-printed coupons a few years ago, presented it to Husbandrinka and he has the kids select the ones to present to me.  The things they do for me.

My daughter is practical. She gives me coupons that entitle me to ask her to sweep and do the laundry. My son is more philosophical (and possibly lazy). This is the one he chose for me:

But it’s actually perfect, because I, together with four very funny bloggers, have launched a sparkling new advice blog, The Mouthy Housewives. Every weekday, we will dole out advice, with a dash of wit and a sprinkling of wisdom. Or is that a dish of wit and a side of wisdom?

So far we have tackled topics from rude neighbors who blow leaves onto your lawn, to a friend’s husband who flirts with you. Today’s topic, and I don’t know how to bring it up gently, is foreplay. So dim the lights and head on over to The Mouthy Housewives. And don’t forget to leave us a question there. Because this whole mind reading thing isn’t working for me.

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