Ta Ta For Now from your friends In the Powder Room

TTFN (Ta Ta for Now)

They say “All good things must come to an… OH MY GOD, IS THAT SMOKE?! What the… KIDS! DAMN IT! WHO PUT THEIR UNDERWEAR ON THE CHANDELIER?”

You’re right, that’s not the expression. But it is a pretty decent metaphor for our current reality, and a great way to broach the topic of the priority shift we’ve recently experienced as writers, publishers, and moms over the past few months.

You see, after spending the last few months focusing on our health, our families, and our children’s underwear dangling from the light fixtures, we have come to these three conclusions:

  • Our families drive us INSANE, but despite that, we really enjoy spending time with them;
  • Getting healthy is hard work, but we feel so much better for it; and
  • Nurturing our families and ourselves takes up A LOT of time and energy.

Thus we learned that trying to keep up with our personal needs AND In the Powder Room would eventually send us on a crazy Thelma and Louise-style road trip complete with sunglasses, head scarves, and a mutual decision to drive off a Goddamn cliff. And no one wants to see that, right? We’re just too beautiful and hilarious to launch ourselves into the Grand Canyon.

So for our sake, and the sake of all who love us, we’ve decided that In the Powder Room must come to an end—at least for now. It was an amazing journey complete with fabulous new friendships, many enriching experiences, and a metric fuck-ton of laughter resulting in crossed legs and prayers to the Goddess of Stress Incontinence. In other words: WORTH IT.

We are so happy to have met all of you—writers and readers alike—and trust us when we say that this is not the end of Leslie and Sarah. You’ll see us again. And hopefully we’ll still be able to make you giggle ’till you pee… or at least hard enough to temporarily forget your children troubles.

In the meantime, our heartfelt thanks to each of you for your ardent support over the years. Your laughter, comments, likes, and shares will never be forgotten. And even though we’re moving on from this corner of the Internet, we will always be the friends who tell you when You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth.

Until we meet again,

Leslie Marinelli, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, KonMari Folding Enthusiast, and Amateur Firefighter
Connect with Leslie via email at Leslie <at> inthepowderroom <dot> com,
on Twitter @TheBeardedIris, her personal blog, or via text at (678) LOL-GTFO.

Sarah del Rio, Deputy Editor, Nail Polish Maven, and Hoarder of Target Pajama Pants
Connect with Sarah via email at Sarah <at> inthepowderroom <dot> com,
on Twitter @est1975blogher personal blog, or on Facebook.

Photo of Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis as Thelma and Louise courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 1991. Just so we’re clear, Leslie is Thelma (Geena Davis) in this metaphor because she has a huge set of chompers and a penchant for dressing like a skank, and Sarah is Louise (Susan Sarandon) wearing the head scarf because she probably hasn’t washed her hair in a few days and is more likely to shoot to kill when provoked. This original piece by was written exclusively for In the Powder Rooma division of Hold My Purse Productions, LLC.

Leslie Marinelli is a writer, wife, mother of three, toilet humor aficionada, and transplanted Pittsburgher trapped in the suburbs of Atlanta. She’s the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of In the Powder Room, the creative force behind the award-winning tell-all mom blog, The Bearded Iris, and the editor and co-author of In the Powder Room’s hilarious bestselling anthology, “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth.”

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  1. says

    Thank you for all the laughs. As someone who is also focusing on health and home, I applaud your ability to know when to take a me&mine-break. It isn’t easy. Sending you much love. Coco x

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