The new book “I Just Want To Be Perfect” is Here at Last!

I Just Want To Be Perfect - and boy, did I fail

Just in time for your summer “lock yourself in the bathroom” reading time comes the next in the New York Times Best-Selling series, “I Just Want To Be Perfect.” 37 stories about trying to be perfect as wives, mothers, women, people…and failing miserably. Thank goodness there’s so much laughter in the failing. Especially for you. I […]

Genius Tricks to Take the Stress Out Of Family Photos

Genius Trick for Taking The Stress out of Family Photo Shoots

I recently learned a GENIUS TRICK to take the stress out of family photo shoots. Why is this important? Because taking family photos is always a trigger for someone, right? I’m not sure what it is, but somebody always freaks out and starts a fight, which sets you up for some not-so-good pictures. Sometimes the […]

Honest Wine Labels for Teachers

Honest Wine Labels for Teachers - @toulousentonic

Teachers are heroes. They put up with our children all year long. Some are harder to put up with than others. Ahem, I may or may not be talking about mine. I have the urge to take my kids’ teachers a bottle of wine every single time I see them. I just feel like they’ve […]

Teacher Gifts That Suck

Teacher Gifts That Suck - and what you should get instead from someone with 25 years of experience - @toulousentonic

Mike is back and for the first time ever, I think he truly wants to help you. I think Mike is here in an altruistic capacity. On a mission, if you will — to help you NOT SUCK. In particular, he wants you to not suck in teacher gift-giving. And he knows what sucks. He’s […]

Be The Reading Mom Who Slays

Be the reading mom who slays with these 3 can't miss books - @toulousentonic

If you’re a parent, chances are you’re gonna end up being required lucky enough to go read to your child’s class at some point during the preschool or elementary years. The first time I was “lunch mom,” which is what they call it at my 8yo’s school (too close to Lunch Lady for my taste), […]

My Night With Prince (a sorrowful goodbye)

My night with Prince that I'll never forget - @toulousentonic

The night I spent with Prince still stands as one of the sexiest nights I’ve ever experienced in my life. There were no milk baths. Thousands of candles were not flickering around the bathtub as we faced each other while he gave me that sexy smirk. We were not at Paisley Park nor in a swanky […]

The Benefits of Giving Your 3 Year Old A Camera

The dangers of giving a 4 year old a camera

We gave our 3yo son (now 4yo) an awesome little camera for Christmas. It was one of the few gifts he was excited about. To be honest, he’s just not a toy person – at least not our toys. He’d rather be getting into something he’s not supposed to be getting into – messing with his […]

This Unicorn Changed The Way I Poop

The Potty Training Trick This Unicorn Knows About That You Don't! - @toulouseandtonic

I used to work in the ad business and I’m one of those people who like the commercials way better than the football during the Superbowl. That being said, it’s hard to impress me when it comes to ads. I’ve written them, I’ve produced them, I’ve (yawn) just about seen it all. And then I […]

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