Blogging is something I do every day, and I take it for granted that I can say what I need to say and hit “publish” with impunity. I don’t have to worry about the authorities pounding on my door in the dead of night because I said the wrong thing. I don’t have to be […]
Twitter humor: “Eat up, dear, then you can tweet all your friends what you had for breakfast.”
Kevin Clash, creator and voice of Elmo, says goodbye to ‘Sesame Street’: A mom reflects on the sad end of an era
It’s hard to find words to express the sadness I feel over what the media has termed “the Elmo sex scandal.” I never dreamed that such a phrase could be possible. Kevin Clash, the creator and voice of the beloved character Elmo as we know him today, is leaving “Sesame Street.” I’m heartbroken. I feel […]
La toilette: A lady’s beauty secret for centuries
This post was brought to you by Tesco. While I received compensation for the post, the opinions and thoughts expressed here are my own and were in no way influenced by the company. For centuries a sacred space for women has been la toilette — their dressing room, that purely feminine space where the process […]
Comedians who ran for office
I have to say I was more than a little shocked when I saw Roseanne Barr’s name on the ballot for president when I went to vote today. She has received some press for her run, but with many other major news events of late, her candidacy has largely gone unnoticed. Unfortunately she was not […]
Your newly elected “SESAME STREET” character for President of the United States is…Oscar the Grouch!
OSCAR THE GROUCH! It wasn’t even close. Both on ReelMama.com and on social media, Oscar was by far the favorite, beating Elmo by a significant margin. The public has spoken! It’s been a dramatic turn of events, with Oscar and Elmo tied as of this morning. You can check out all the favorite candidates from […]
The ‘Sesame Street’ character you’d most like to see in the White House is…A TIE?!
It wasn’t an easy choice, with many worthy furry and feathered contenders in the running. Let’s hope that this doesn’t portend the outcome of tonight’s election results, but the results of the vote for which “Sesame Street” character you’d most like to see in the White House is officially a tie between Elmo… …and Oscar […]
Fall Back: “La hora vieja”
Today we “fall back” and “gain an hour.” The idea is so funny, and it’s often hard to wrap our minds around having an extra hour on Sunday morning, but we certainly enjoy it. My mother-in-law is a Spanish speaker, and she called this concept of gaining an hour “la hora vieja” — “the […]
Facebook friends: Has Facebook changed the meaning of friendship?
We can all agree that Facebook has changed the meaning of privacy. Before Facebook, we never would have dreamed of calling each of our friends on the phone to tell them what we had for breakfast. Now we don’t give a second thought to posting a picture of it, commentary, perhaps even a recipe, for […]