What’s Worse Than Insulting Moms? Insulting Them Again


Everyone loves a humble apology from someone admitting to past wrongs and revealing a change of heart, right? Especially when such a revelation comes from a woman who’s “embarrassed” to  confess her past contempt for other women who were dumb enough to put the needs of their families before their “commitment” to what really matters […]

Sorry to Ruin The 50 Shades of Fun, But….

50 Shades of Grey The Lie

So the long-awaited 50 Shades of Grey movie comes out this Saturday…Valentine’s Day. I’m sure I’ll go see it, just as every woman on the planet will, and I’m sure there will be a big glut of babies next winter as a result. But I’m going to go ahead and be a fun-ruiner and point […]

How to Use Pinterest Promoted Pins

How to use Pinterest Promoted Pins

Happy middle of winter. Said no one ever…or at least I certainly never said it. Winter is my annual nightmare, months and months of the things I hate most. Cold. Ugly, no-leaf trees and dead brown grass. Early darkness. Lethargy because I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be a hibernator, and cold renders me listless […]

2014 Movie Recap

2014 Movie Recap

*UPDATED because I’m old and forgot three movies! Thank you, Patrick, for reminding me of three movies I forgot!* Well, it’s that time again: time for my annual movie recap. Hard to believe this is my seventh year doing this–over these seven years, I’ve seen 390 393 movies. In the theater. You’re welcome, Hollywood. I have […]

Pins of the Week–Black Doors, Pumpkin Cocktail & Comfort Food

Pins of the Week from chicngeek.com

Follow Maggie McGary’s board Pins of the Week 11/21/14 on Pinterest. Long time, no pins of the week, right? My love affair with Pinterest has continued, and I swear it’s turned me into almost a decent cook–who knew that was possible? It’s also inspired me to do stuff I never would have thought about pre-Pinterest, […]

Why I Broke Up With My Keurig

Why I broke up with my Keurig

Ah, my trusty Keurig…I feel  disloyal writing this post because you’ve served me well and I used to love you so much. But the fact remains that I have all but given you up, and even my 16 year-old son recently asked “Why does real coffee taste so much better than Keurig coffee?” Before you […]

A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things   Polyvore

I started thinking “I need to do a holiday gift guide post” then realized it’s been like a year since I created any Polyvore sets and I didn’t even remember how to do it anymore. So I figured I’d do a mini “favorite things” post now to practice, then, if I find the time and […]

Can You Reverse Blog Burnout?


Look at me, blogging two days in a row! Not that I have anything much to say, but it occurred to me that one of the reasons I have been having such a hard time doing something I used to love doing–writing–is because blogging has become more of a burden than a fun thing that […]

Plastic Reflections


Over the past few weeks, you can hardly scroll down your Facebook wall, listen to the radio, watch morning TV or page through the grocery store checkout line magazines without reading about the horrible crime that Renee Zellweger has committed: aging. Ok, sorry–aging and doing something to her face. Because she’s apparently the first woman […]