I do not tell many of the people in my world that I do this blog (or that I have the web store WHITE TRASH PALACE). I want to be able to really RANT here on this blog and I can't do that if some of the people I am writing about are reading the blog. But one of my handful of friends that DOES know it's me ranting asked me the other day what the "MUFFIA" was. I thought I should explain a little better as it is SUCH a PERFECT term and I was not clever enough to think of it myself. The idea of the "MUFFIA" comes from the best book in the world called I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT by Allison Pearson. The main character is a mom who is juggling career and home, swimming against the tide 24/7. You don't need to have a high power career like the fictional character in this book to "get" the book and to think it is soooo funny. The main character in the book is constantly getting attacked from the rear by the perfect moms that she refers to as "the muffia". I about peed my pants reading parts of this book as it was so TRUE. It was after reading this book that I decided to go PUBLIC with my whole "white trash" philosophy on parenting. If you click on the "header" to this blog it takes you to a link at AMAZON.com. I will not benefit in any way from sending you to AMAZON but I figured that if you were a WT mom, you would not have the time to actually find the book for yourself. I fell in love with book from page one. Book opens with our main character taking store bought brownies and making them LOOK as though they were homemade----at 1:30am. It's awesome. Read it if you can.