Dec 4 2014

Spoiler Alert: Let's Talk About Spoiler Etiquette

(Or is it too soon?)

by: Ali Martell

When my husband and I went to see The Sixth Sense in the theater, we were warned that we should expect A GAME-CHANGING TWIST! While I sat down with my bag of popcorn bigger than my face and wondered why the young Mischa Barton needed to vomit so much in the movie, my husband had been thinking about the game-changing twist. And around the time that Mischa Barton was vomiting, he turned to me and said this:

“Bruce Willis is dead.”

Oct 7 2014

Dear Internet: It Seems This Time I Was Wrong

Some things don't stay the same

by: Ali Martell

I stumbled upon this photo in my flickr archives last night. (Remember when we used flickr?)

It's of Emily jumping in front of my camera. In 2009. 

It's funny, this find. Because it was just days after I was out for a walk with Emily, who jumped in front of my camera. In 2014. 

Obviously, I had to share my findings on Instagram. So I did, with the caption: 2009. 2014. Some Things Never Change.

Sep 18 2014

Laugh Lines Are Reminders Of A Life Full Of Laughter

and other conversations we need to have with our daughters

by: Ali Martell

Laugh Lines Are Reminders Of A Life Full Of Laughter

Last night I was getting ready to go out with friends — it was the end of a really long weekend filled with friends and family and fun. I was in the bathroom putting on my face and fretting over a necklace choice.

"Mama?" said my youngest daughter, who is newly nine. "Don't spend too much time picking a necklace or makeup. You are so beautiful even when you just wear your jammies and no makeup at all."


The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

Ali Martell is a writer, an ellipticizer, a mother, a wife, a lion-tamer, a diet coke quitter, a juggler, a getter-of-drinks. She drinks her coffee a little sweet and a little light. She likes the smell of clean sheets and the feel of almost everything from anthropologie.

She likes to quote movies, eat cookie dough, and read on her iPhone. She is Canada’s Emma Pillsbury and Annie Edison and her three unintentionally hilarious children tell her that she is a DOF (destroyer of fun). She is learning to use her camera better and love her thighs more.

She is the editor-in-chief at Yummy Mummy Club by day, and a helper-with-homework and expert snuggler by night. 

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