What not to be for Halloween

What NOT to be for Halloween

In my sophomore year of college, I went to my first Halloween sorority/fraternity party. Yes, I was in a sorority in college. Someday I’ll tell you the adorable story about how Even Steven was president of his fraternity, and I was president of my sorority. Oh – I guess I just did. The end. Anyway…

Even Steven

Even Steven’s Assistant

My mom is a helper. That’s just who she is. She wants to help you solve your problems. And she’s Greek. So while she’s helping you solve your problems, she also wants to cry with you when you’re sad – and laugh really, really hard with you when you’re happy. She’s also a little… nosy.…

Mom and Anna

Lies My Mother Told Me: Part II

So now you know about the rare voice gene that runs in my family – the one that doesn’t work with microphone technology. Did you also know that we have an extra vertebrae in our back? Oh, yes, we do. And attending organized dance lessons after the first grade puts us at high risk for…

Women have been fake cleaning for ages. Now you can too. Learn how to fake clean your house.

How to Fake Clean, Cook and Iron

  After spilling my top-secret cleaning tip earlier this week, I was amazed at the comments I received. Women have been fake cleaning, fake cooking and even fake ironing for years! I just had to share some of my favorite tips that you shared in the comments: Fake Cooking If you happen to have a…

A letter to my daughter of what I want my daughter to know when she's older.

My Advice to 31-year-old Alice

Dear Alice, It’s silly to be writing this to you now, considering that you’re only 2. But I find that throughout my days at home with you and your brothers, I can be very hard on myself. Sometimes the things I’m saying in my head are absolutely ridiculous, but I always listen. “I can’t believe…

How to be the Perfect Wife

How to be the Perfect Wife

Well, friends of My Life and Kids, it’s that time of the month again! Wait, no. That came out wrong. What I meant to say is that it’s me again, Katy in a Corner. And I’m here with a very timely video that is a slice of my everyday life as a perfect wife. It’s…

The Secret to Being Happily Married from My Life and Kids

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

Every now and then I hear from a reader, and I MUST share their story. Either they’re so funny that I can’t breathe – or they mention something really sticks with me. And “CAB” (as she’d like to be called) did both when she sent me this. How could I resist sharing it with you?…

20 Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

When I was younger, I can remember asking my Mom, “Why do Moms get a special day? Why isn’t there a kids day?” Her reply? “You get the other 364 days, I get this one!” I am convinced being a parent is the hardest job out there, and Moms, I give you a round of…

I forgot to feed my son breakfast

I forgot to feed my son breakfast

I will be the first to admit that our mornings are a little hectic around here. Somehow, back in the days of me working full-time, I managed to get myself up and dressed, get two toddlers up and dressed – and we would all be buckled into the car and heading for daycare and work…