Why You Should Go To The Movies Alone

Well into my adulthood, I’d never once been to the movies alone – nor even out to dinner by myself.  I thought it would be weird and that I’d feel creepy, lonely and maybe the worst – that people would think I was a friendless loser.

But last night, I went to see Boyhood (by Richard Linklater) all by myself (while my husband watched the kids) and it reminded me what a joy it is to go to the movies all alone.

I discovered this when I got married and moved far away to a town where I knew no one.  I really had no choice but to stay home by myself all the time or go out and do things alone (hubs was very busy).  Eventually getting out of the house won out.  And I discovered how awesome it is to stretch yourself by doing something you’re scared of.  I’ve taken this philosophy to much scarier places (zip lining even though I’m TERRIFIED of heights) now but seeing movies alone is a good start.

Why you should go to the movies alone - toulouse and tonicHere are some advantages to seeing a movie by yourself. [Read more...]

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PIWTPITT’s New Book – Good Enough To Eat

Nevermind that there’s a cupcake on the cover.  Jen of People I Want To Punch in the Throat’s new book is so good, I just want to eat it.

People I Want To Punch in the Throat's new book is good enough to eat - Toulouse & TonicEveryone needs one of those friends who says exactly what everyone else is thinking but won’t say.  I’m often that person in my circles (and yes, sometimes it’s fun to just shock people a bit) but imagine if there was a super circle of people who’ll say what everyone is thinking but won’t say out loud – then Jen would be THAT super circle’s person who’ll take it further than everyone else.  And you’ll love her for it. [Read more...]

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20 Things That Never Get Old About Having Kids

So many things about having kids are boring and stressful and repetitive and get old really, really fast.  Like diaper changing, wiping butts, the crying, the lack of sleep, the never-ending efforts to feed people involving shopping, cooking, cajoling and cleaning up.  The bathing, the fighting, the paci retrieving, the constant echo of “Mommy, mommy, mommy.” The Potty training.  Oh, the potty training. But there are a few things I’ve found that never get old, even after 7 years of motherhood. Here’s my list.  I’d love to hear yours.

Things that Never get Old about Having Kids - Toulouse & Tonic1.  That gut-busting giggle hysteria – you know the one – that causes your kid to clutch his stomach and roll over on his side to catch his breath – when he thinks something silly is really really hysterical. [Read more...]

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The Surprising Tool That Helped Me Sell My House

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides.

Last summer, we decided it was time to move.  I can’t even get into how horrible it was to put our house on the market at the very moment the kids got out of school for the summer.  To have to be able to let people into my house with a few minute’s notice with a 6 year old and a 1 year old running right behind me messing up every single thing I cleaned or put away?  It was a horror. And the main reason I will NEVER. MOVE. AGAIN.

But honestly, although the kids threw a big wrench into the whole keeping the house show-ready thing, there was another set of creatures that were even worse.  For some reason (maybe it was a really dry summer?) every ant in Atlanta, Georgia decided to set up housekeeping in my kitchen.

The Surprising Tool That Helped Me Sell My House #HotShotListen, as we’ve discussed before here, I’m not the best housekeeper.  But I’m also not the worst.   [Read more...]

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