About Moi…

Hey—-I’m Mary Anne

In the South, we don’t hide Crazy, we put her on the front porch and give her a cocktail!

I know the voices in my head aren’t real.  But they have some really good ideas….HelloMAP

What happens when you reach that big milestone of 50? Then what happens when you get past it?

You party.  You speak your mind.  You save up for a great plastic surgeon.  You buy a cute German car because you can’t afford a cute German.  You finally realize that kids are overrated.  You exorcise the energy ‘vampires’ (whiners) out of your life.  You finally don’t give a crap what your mom thinks about your hair.  Or your waistline.  Or your clothing.  Or the fact that you are addicted to Facebook.

If you are easily offended or have no sense of humor, then this is not the place for you.  I have friends with dildos and they are not afraid to use them.

I grew up in the South with a 5 year diversion to New Jersey when I was in high school.  I was the editor in chief of my high school newspaper for years and was going to be a journalist (which means I am qualified to do this…..).  I truly think that if you go through puberty in the 70s in New Jersey you can legitimately say you are from there. I went to a women’s college in the South.  Yea, you heard that right, a women’s college.   But for some reason, I managed to make it 4 of the best years of my life with lifelong friends to prove it.  I worked for a Top 40 radio station then moved to the ATL.  I was set up on a blind date with my first husband (BC) and 25 years later he still rolls his eyes at me. I have one teenage daughter that truly makes me nuts yet inspires me everyday to be a better mom and person.

I am an animal hoarder–we have 2 terriers-Willie, Roscoe, 1 huskie mix, 2 cats, various fish and a horse.

Enjoy my irreverent blog. Share it with your friends. I have just found that raising a teenager, being 50, and having hormonal changes in the entire household is pretty damn funny. And, besides, it’s cheaper than therapy!

Time for a little bit of rebellion.  Please join me.

The I LOVE ME Section:

I have been featured on:


Generation Fabulous

Midlife Boulevard

Better After 50

In The Powder Room

Horse Nation

Menopausal Mom

The Northside Woman (Alpharetta Georgia)

Top 12 Blogger Idol 2012

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  1. What a wonderfully humorous blog. Thanks for all the laughter. I found your site from the Bloggy Moms link up. Stop by and say hello! Thanks!
    ~Sharon {www.sharonthemoments.com}

  2. Hi. Found you off of Bloggy Moms today and like what I see. Can’t comment on your posts though so that is disappointing. I am Mom of one too and have doggy love for our Cavachon.

    1. That is weird-did you see the comment bubble at the top of the post? Maybe I need to move that to make it more available! Am a real estate agent so I will check out yours too!

  3. Thank Let Me Start By Saying for leading me to you! I’ll be 50 next year, am raising my 5 year old Granddaughter and need a margarita daily. I think we’ll be hanging around quite a bit because the 1st 2 things I read were Hilarious! Thanks for giving me a glimpse into next year!

  4. You are always waving in pics because arms up = tits up. It’s that simple. Life would be easier and more aesthetically pleasing if we could just walk around with our arms up in the air all the time. I stole that from Nora Ephron. Forever51 my favorite blog. (other than my own of course) Terah

    1. For some reason it’s getting caught in the spam filter but now that I have approved you it shouldnt–so glad to hear about the blog roll–Ill add you to mine-we have to support each other too! Woo hoo!

  5. Discovered you in a Friday Blog-Hop. So glad I did. Loved the “Does this ass make my boots look fat?” Just that little bit of time to care about yourself… you feel better you look better and then your partner does get that twinkle in their eye!

  6. Hi Mary Anne. I am new to the GenFab group. Just checking out your site and following on Twitter, etc. On GenFab I am Amanda Fox – my real name. Fern is just my blog name. Glad to meet you, and I will see you around Facebook and stuff. 🙂

  7. I found this through some Salem Sisters sharing your post on Same-Sex Education via Facebook. I just graduated this past May and ever since I left I love love love finding alum! We shared four years at a very special place (20ish years apart, but whatevs). I wouldn’t trade my Salem education for all the paid jobs in the world and I’m so glad you decided to write about your time there! Strong are thy walls!

  8. A friend of mine from college, also all women, FB me to say I had to follow your blog. You reminded her of me 🙂 my daughter is 17, as well. I can commiserate!

  9. I found your site by accident but find it hilarious. I just do not know exactly how to find you again. I am 59 and holding. I am very blessed to still be here but that does not mean that I am dead. My ex just got married to an imported Filipino last week. I decided to make an appearance.

    I am a fourth generation old Southern girl and proud of it. Love your Southern comments. Please keep me on your list.

  10. Hi Anne,

    I read you article on Oh, Those Mood Swings: She’s Not Bipolar, She’s 16. It was sooooooo helpful and a great relieve that there is absolutely nothing wrong with my sixteen year old girl. I was so worried when a cheary girl turned teary for no reason at all and she herself cannot understand it. I wonder when all this will end. What can i do to help.

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