An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation


  • No I am not a Mary Kay consultant P.F. Changs slave…..

  • “Crush: Cuz we were like, “woaaaah.”, and I was like, “woaaaah.” and you were like, “woaaahh…””

  • Natalie

    You got fired for this website? Dude, you almost just got me fired for laughing at this fucking dog. I’m still blowing decaf out my nose.

  • Ooo! Finding Nemo Quotes!

    Fin! Noggin! Duuuuuuuddee!

  • breanne

    Is Melanie/Okie perhaps a Mary Kay consultant?

  • And then one day, your heart turns around and waves at you…

  • Robyn

    PLEASE give us the story about what you were doing when this picture was taken. PLEASE!!! And what movie were you watching?

    And GO LETA!!! And to quote the turtle from “Finding Nemo”:

    It’s awesome, jelly man.

  • Yes thank you for the voting info. I had completely forgotten.

  • Thanks for telling us about the vote I had no idea…..

  • Annejelynn

    All parents and those-to-be-parents-someday, here is a loverlee quote that I just sooo, totally feel with every bit of my being:

    “Making the decision to have a child is momentous — it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
    – Elizabeth Stone

  • Kassi


  • etherea

    I remember when Grace first waved – it was like Chunk (our dog) had TALKED. It was *that* amazing. She learned to wave hello and goodbye all by herself! Those moments are so incredible. Just wait til Leta talks! And when she walks on her own two feet, you’ll feel like your heart’s right about to jump out of your chest. 🙂

  • Annejelynn

    I’m absolutely sure Stratton is the sweetest sweetie! Go Stratton and mommie Melanie!

  • It’s not the teeth so much that creep me out…it’s that glowing eyeball.

  • He is the coolest kid ever very happy very laid back.. am so lucky to have him in my life. He has touched so many people already.. It still doesn’t take away the pain.. You know how Heather was talking about putting hate mail basically in the Hell file of her mind that is how I feel about what the Drs say to me every day.. they give you worst case to prepare you and then don’t give you 2 feet to stand on. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers….

  • Ugh — “… baby boy waving…”

  • Annejelynn

    Another reminder… (this one’s for this 11AM hour)…

    I’ve submitted my votes — have you???

    DOOCELINGS, submit your votes!!

  • Melanie / Okie: Wow. In all seriousness, you and your family will be in my thoughts. I can’t wait to hear about your baby boy waves, either. 🙂

  • Shailyn

    This of course has NOTHING to do with Chuck and his scary teeth, and it might be pushing towards unsolicited advice…. BUT If she has started waving bye bye, Leta might start the “itsy Bitsay Spider” thing…. I am a nanny and I’ve noticed that as soon as they get that waving thing down they start to LOOOOVE it when you sing Itsy Bitsy….. The 14 month old i watch currently will walk up to me with her hands together and twist them in her immitation of the spider in her little way of BEGGING me to sing it, I love it, I love it…. of course half way through she forgets that 5 seconds ago she thought this was cool and she moves on to watch the wiggles or to bite her sister.
    I love my job.

  • I’m so excited for Leta’s first wave! When I read that I kind of exploded inside. I actually witnessed a kid’s first wave once – and her mom wasn’t even there to see it. When I told her mom, she kind of went into denial that she wasn’t there to see it. I’m glad you got to see it! yay!

  • Heather I have a little story for you. My son has Down Syndrome and at 1 mo old fell ill with group b strep and spinal menengitis sending him through this downward spiral of events. He had 5 strokes and was bagged (nurse breathing for him) 3 times and then put on life support. He had no brain waves and was on full life support for 5 days.. He lost 1/3 of his brain. My baby boy is also Blind and has to be on seizure meds. Now he is 5 mo old and is doing great he is the light of my life.. My older sister and mother told me about your site at Chritmas time. You have been in my life ever since. You need to know that you make me smile when I don’t really want to smile. Leta trys her damn hardest to pull tears out of a 26 yr old new mom with a baby with so many struggles and joys ahead. I thought I had none left. Wow she waves you are truely blessed.. I can’t wait to write you and tell you my baby Stratton waved…. Love

  • Relentless Amber — congrats on the new addition to your family!
    He is truly, Relentlessly cute. 🙂

  • So scary. . . yet funny at the same time. 🙂

  • I’ve always wondered where dogs came from, and now that you present me with the most delightful evidence, I now see that dogs are related to that evil, relentlessly goat and cow blood-sucking alien demon thing that used to scare the begesus out of me when I was a little kid.

    “If you are not careful, the chupacabra is going to get you…”


    And Leta waved! My heart melted when I heard that. Awwww.

  • Kate- I have to say, I enjoy Mr. Timber-laka’s belly quite a bit. It would be weird for me to just “date” his torso wouldn’t it?

  • Chuck looks a little sexy-come-hiter here, Van Helsing style.

    When I was a kid my sister had a T shirt that she would wear to the disco (1979) UNDER her jacket so my dad wouldnt see.

    It had four words inside a pair of lips:

    “MAY we?
    MAIS OUI!”

  • Annejelynn

    I’m going through Leta-withdrawl… need to see new pics of her lil’ face. I keep reverting back to her halloween froggie costume shots (SOOOO DAMN CUTE!!!) Her cheeks look delectible!

  • Jen

    OMG too funny.

  • STILL WAITING for photo of adorable baby waving bye-bye…

  • Kate

    Is the title of today’s post about Leta’s first hand wave a nod to that luscious boy band of the past, “N’Sync”? Oh yeah, not “In Sync,” N’Sync.

    “Don’t wanna be a fool for you
    Choose another player in your game for two
    Sure made me
    But it ain’t no lie
    Baby bye bye bye”

    Did I just write that? You gotta admit that Justin Timberlake sure is yummy.

  • Chuck and Murph their pimpin
    D he’s pimpin
    Chuck Nice is pimpin
    Barry White he’s pimpin
    New York’s pimpin
    I said Philly is pimpin
    Oakland your pimpin
    Too Short your pimpin
    Arseno Hall your pimp…pimp…pimpin

  • chuck, who just happens to be my namesake, is now firmly planted on my desktop.

  • Annejelynn

    okay Alena and Circus Kelli – this doesn’t really follow the Cali valley talk of the 80’s convo that you two had goin’… but I LUV and use regularly the word “NEATO”

    (must to the chagrin of my friends and family)

  • AWWWWWW… puppie dawg.

  • ¡Jesús! Inconcebible. ¿Sólo es un perro? Damn!

  • Every time you call my name
    I heat up like a burnin’ flame
    Burnin’ flame full of desire
    Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

    I want to reach out and grab ya

  • Jo

    I’d say that picture scares me and makes me feel as though cute-Chuck isn’t really the dog you dressed in antlers just a few weeks ago…nope, could not possibly be —

  • Thank goodness, Girl.A is back from the wilderness. None the worse for wear despite those run ins with the tatooed marmots.

  • No, she is threatening him with a peice of spaghetti.

  • Que en es mas macho?
    Or cum-soaked barn sluts?

  • Yay Leta! Sweet little munchkin. Do you think you guys will teach her to do the Robot? doot doot doot doot, wakka wakka wakka.

    Chuck is looking very ferocious there. Pop Tart envy?

  • what did you do to piss him off??

  • I sort of stumbled upon your blog recently and I think it’s fantastic! I really don’t think I can accurately express the depth of my feelings for this blog. Perhaps I could with an expressive dance but for now this comment will have to suffice. I’m a 29 yr old web designer in NYC and am actually about to move in with my own lovable geek. Your creativity and humor has even inspired me to start writing in my own blog again. Leta is a lucky kid. I know she’s going to look back on this documentation and feel so proud and fortunate to have such fun-loving, intelligent, down-to-earth parents who love her like you two do. Please keep writing. Oh and sorry I know this had really nothing to do with the Chuckacabra.


  • My own puppy is named Chupacabra. He’s a 16 lb. pomeranian, but still…the name fits. My most cherished memory is when the two of us were out walking and encountered a 9 year old neighbor. Once he heard the name of my puppy, his eyes grew huge and he backed…away…slowly. How cool is it that 9 year olds (in GA no less) are learning about Chupacabras? You GO, public school system!!

  • Susie

    Captured effortlessly
    That’s the way it was
    Happened so naturally
    I did not know it was love
    The next thing I felt was
    You holding me close
    What was I gonna do?
    I let myself go

    And now we’re flyin’ through the stars
    I hope this night will last forever

    Oh oh oh oh

    Ain’t nobody
    Loves me better
    Makes me happy
    Makes me feel this way
    Ain’t nobody
    Loves me better than you


  • Well it’s either the beginning of a cataract in his eye or the flash reflection!

  • Anybody with the naked chutzpah to shout “Suck it!” to her ma on a cellphone (or, even better, to say perfectly nice things to her ma on a cellphone and lie about it afterwards) badly needs to visit this site:

    I also like the image of Troy and Biff in the shower. That’s how the dark side snags most of their recruits – I hear it’s gonna be the theme of the third Star Wars movie.

  • Faye

    I think Chuck is trying to say “Be nice to my people or deal with me”

  • Alena:
    How about “rad” or… the very old “groovy”…

  • I always want my battery operated pleasure devices to be SOFT


Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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