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Vacation time? Let all the ‘fun’ slide away

Thursday, August 3, 2006

I think that I shall never hear the term “tourist season” without imagining the term being akin withs, say, “deer season,” “duck season,” or “open season.

Stupidity leads to quick burn

Thursday, July 27, 2006

There is a certain comfort to be taken in the knowledge that some things are probably never going to change.

Skin deep wrinkles creep

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The world at large is always nattering on about how beauty is only “skin deep”, but as far as I’m concerned, that’s plenty deep enough.

Fear and loathing in the loss of a cell phone

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Last week I suffered a grievous personal loss of a very dear friend. It was sudden and unexpected and although valiant lifesaving efforts were undertaken, all attempts to revive were ultimately unsuccessful.

For moms, game face looks like a grimace

Thursday, July 6, 2006

As a mom, there is life B.S. (before sports) and then there is life A.S. (after sports). “Before sports” encompasses that rare span of time that occurs in those blissful seasons before you teach your child to walk and, say, chew gum at the same time.

Diving into pool assembly is drowning experience

Thursday, June 29, 2006

If it has been a lifelong dream of yours to spend untold steamy summer hours peeling sticky vinyl off every inch of your exposed flesh then you should definitely get yourself an enormous inflatable pool.

Trust me, kids grow up in fast forward

Thursday, June 22, 2006

When my children were younger I would, quite frankly, roll my eyes at the older people who would say as if imparting the sagest of wisdom “enjoy them now, they’ll be grown in the blink of an eye.

A perfect Father’s Day gift

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Father’s Day has never ranked among my top personal holidays. I got no more excited about Father’s Day than, say, any holiday belonging solely to a religion to which I do not belong.

Can’t stand the heat? Stay out of summer

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Summer is a favorite of so many for one obvious reason: it is the one season when total disintegration of social mores is completely acceptable.

The key: Act a little less natural

Thursday, June 1, 2006

In an effort to offset some of the eventual bad habits our children might learn from us, such as muttering unkind and possibly impure thoughts under their breaths while driving, or wearing white shoes after Labor Day, we’re trying to raise them to become productive and law-abiding citizens of the world.

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