Danielle Herzog is the blogger behind Martinis and Minivans, a blog for anyone who has ever needed a martini after driving a minivan around all day. Or for anyone who has just ever needed a martini. A New Yorker now living the Midwest life as a somewhat sarcastic writer, mother and wife, Danielle has been a freelance writer for over seven years. Her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, AOL.com, WhatToExpect.com, Nickelodeon’s Nick Mom and various other national and local publications and sites. She writes a weekly parenting advice column called “The Sassy Housewife” for Momaha which is featured in the Omaha World Herald’s Living section every week. She co-authored the book “Mother of All Meltdowns” and is also writing her own memoir about the letters she and her grandmother back and forth to each other over the course of a decade. If it’s part of her life, she’ll write about it. And if she mentions names, she swears they aren’t the people’s real names. Unless of course she mentions Ephran Gumphrey, her first love in fifth grade, because who the heck could ever make up that name?
“What are your goals for the next year?” Her supervisor was sitting across from her at her annual review, asking the question that every supervisor asks at every annual review. But this one was ... Read more
I went to the Children’s Museum this morning here in town and had an experience that I will probably never forget. My son and I were in the elevator (daughter is at camp – a wonderful invention – ... Read more
So this week, I decided to take a keen, sarcastic look into the cartoons my children watch. Normally, I use their tv time as a way to cook, check email, or read the latest celebrity insanity on ... Read more
If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know that I start to twitch and back away slowly at the sight of crafts. I can do some basic things like make a snail out of Play Doh (hey, that ... Read more
While at our local children’s museum this morning, I took notice of the other moms around me and quickly realized that we all fit into one of the five categories of moms. Which one are you? 1. ... Read more