About Lady Goo Goo Gaga

As a stay-at-home mother to two boys, born 18 months apart in the suburbs of CT, I found myself feeling very alone in the world of modern-day motherhood.  Was I the only mother that dreaded play dates and looked at the clock every day at 4 PM and thought “4 more hours till these horrific children go to sleep?”  Was I the only mother that hated breastfeeding and baby music classes and threw the towel in the perfection department and didn’t care to pretend anymore?

I started this blog to find out just how alone I was.

In the beginning, Mr. Gaga was my only reader and he was quick to tell me that nothing I wrote was funny.  I disagreed, and I plugged along and to my delight, ultimately, over one million readers checked in to tell me that in fact I was hilarious, and also, I was saying everything that they thought to themselves – but were too afraid to admit aloud.

A true Gemini, I love the ocean but hate everything else that has to do with nature.  I don’t like your dog or your baby, so if we meet in the street, don’t bother waiting for me to smile at them.  My duplicitous nature means that I imagine myself to be very fancy and enjoy the finer things in life.  I won’t step foot in a Kohl’s and I won’t go camping, yet I curse a lot and have a tramp stamp.  I am a study in contrasts…so as a parent, while I am making fun of the helicopter mom one minute, you can find me the next minute hovering over my children, cursing and sweating bullets, helping them with their math homework.

Let’s face it.  None of us are going to bed each night thinking “I am doing a great job of this whole motherhood thing,” so by reading this blog and enjoying it you are daring to admit defeat.  You are daring to admit that you don’t cook all those meals on your Pinterest board, that you don’t always enjoy your child’s soccer games, and maybe…just maybe, you don’t always love being a mother.

You won’t find my name or my picture here.  Although most enjoy my humor, some don’t get it and I like to keep my identity secret here in Goopville, the town that I live in.  If you are like me and you are sick of feeling inadequate and want a quick laugh to get you through the day then sign up for my weekly updates here:

If you find that you are locking yourself in your bathroom regularly praying for the day to end or daydreaming of popping the tires of the PTO president then you should like me on Facebook for my weekly updates here:


If you have a low attention span and can’t deal with weekly updates – get right to the point with the “Best of Gaga” here: BEST OF GAGA

If you are still pretending to be the perfect mother that everyone loves to hate…. then don’t sign up for my weekly updates….

You and I just aren’t going to get along.


52 thoughts on “About Lady Goo Goo Gaga

  1. Flipp’n Hilarious…I don’t feel alone after reading your blog! I too fill that the day’s accomplishment is emptying the dishwasher…that, and if no one pee’d on my bed…

    keep on writing…can’t wait to read more!

  2. Hey! This is Jennifer from the Double Duty Twins blog (doubledutytwins.com). Thanks so much for leaving your comment. I’m glad you enjoyed my blog! Your blog is wonderful too, and I will enjoy reading it from now on! Hope to see some more comments from you!

  3. Love this site! Today I’m feeling not alone!! I’m also a mom of two little boys (and a sweet princess)…Looking forward to the fog lifting in the hopefully near future!! :)

  4. I can’t believe auntie Eileen just told me about this! The bowling school blog sent me over the edge! Then again… it hits close to home. BTW- knew you were funny, didn’t know you could write so well… said the English teacher/ new Mommy :)

  5. Just visiting you for the first time. Hope you don’t mind me going through your stuff. You seem like the kind of chick I’d like to hang out with while enjoying a couple of glasses of wine and some gossip. Let’s talk shoes and handbags, shall we?

  6. Hi!

    My name is Ellyn Puleio. I work for the LEGO KidsFest which is coming Hartford at the Connecticut Convention Center December 2-4th. This is a great family fun event which typically draws 25,000 over the course of our 3 day event. There will be numerous fun activities and exhibitors for the whole family to enjoy. Check out our website to get a better understanding of the event http://www.legokidsfest.com/

    Please let me know if you’d be interested in getting involved with this event.



  7. Where were you when WE were living in West Hartford?? We were so bored we decided to take our newborn son and move BACK to New York City to smoke cigarettes and buy shoes. I can tell you we’d probably still be there if we had someone like you to hang out with. Love your blog!!

  8. Hello,
    I came across your website and found your articles on your family wonderful. I just had a couple of questions, so if you could e-mail me back that would be great!

  9. I’m officially addicted to your blog . . . can’t stop laughing at your posts. I’m a fellow West Hartford blogger (www.outandaboutmom.com). Adding a link to your site on our blog today!

  10. Hello,
    I work for Online Ultrasound School.com , a website connecting prospective ultrasound and radiology technician students to accredited degree programs across the United States. We also strive to make our website a valuable resource for anyone seeking information about pregnancy and parenting. To that end, through our own research, evaluating factors such as peer recommendations, web presence, and content quality, we’re developing a list of useful websites for expectant mothers entitled Top 100 Web Resources for Expectant Mothers.

    We are pleased to inform you that we have nominated Lady Goo Goo Gaga for inclusion on our list!

    Should you be featured on the final list, we’ll provide you with a badge to display on your website and to promote your inclusion on your social media accounts.

    Once the list is published, we’ll be reaching out to other parenting bloggers and pregnancy websites to ensure maximum recognition for your site.

    Additionally, if you wish to nominate another parenting blog or website that you feel is worthy of a spot on our list, please let us know. We’re still in the review and nomination stage.



  11. Omg..I love this..can not wait to read more!! The beach hermit crab was the most perfect description of the total beach melt down!

  12. Just found your blog and I’m in love. .. Where are the rest of the freakin moms that tell it like it is? I’m so done talking to the ones that are blissed out with perfect everything. Please keep doing what you’re doing.

  13. Reading to your children can be so rewarding, why not choose a book with a beautiful lesson that inspires wonderful self growth in your little ones!
    “Purpose Finds His Gift” is a touching story about a young boy who dreams of finding that special gift he can share with the world, one the Universe made just for him!
    Stay tuned for the 2014 release of “Purpose Finds His Gift” by Janet Campbell
    In addition, check out Janet’s first heart-warming childrens book “Kafiyah Meets the Moon”. A little girls love of the moon shows her it’s ok to believe in the impossible!
    “Kafiyah Meets The Moon” animated trailer : http://youtu.be/imn26QKI-kY

  14. Hi Lady Goo Goo,

    I can’t find how to contact you by email so i thought i’d write a message here. Hope thats ok.

    I noticed through your posts that you love Santa. Well, i work for Mr. Claus and we’ve just launched his app for live video calls with him. We were hoping that you would feature us on your blog. We would be happy to give you a coupon code for a free call if you would like to try the product and a discount code for your readers. Just email me back and i can arrange it for you.

    Here are links to our resources:

    iTunes: http://santa.fm/hellosantaapp

    Website: http://SayHelloSanta.com/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/sayhellosanta

    All the elves and I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Mark the Elf

  15. Hello!

    Thanks to your Twitter feed, I discovered your splendid site. Pretty amazing!

    I would like to share with you my latest book for children. It’s called, Longfellow And The Deep Hidden Woods. http://www.hushpuppybooks.com/our-books/longfellow-and-the-deep-hidden-woods/ It was published this past September. I would love to send you a review copy as a PDF file.

    The Longfellow books deals with the issues of death and bereavement. Children often have difficulty processing the death of a family member or a beloved pet. All too often children are excluded from any meaningful discussion about this important life transition. This oversight leaves kids guessing about the sudden disappearance of the loved one or pet and no way to process their grief. It can also have a devastating effect on a child’s development. So much of the confusion, bewilderment, and unresolved grief from childhood is often carried into adulthood.

    I think there’s a better way.

    A good place to begin is with the stories we read with and to our children. Stories become the basis of a child’s understanding of the world. They contribute to their language development as well as their critical thinking, and coping skills. Death and grief are particularly thorny subjects to communicate to children, not because children are incapable of grasping the message, but because we, the adult storytellers, are often unprepared for, or even uncomfortable with, the topics ourselves.

    Let’s face it; there are precious few children’s books available that tackle these important topics.

    You and your blog are on the front line of helping shape opinion and opening discussion on timely issues that impact families and child rearing. I hope you will accept my offer to send you a review copy. I assure you, you won’t be disappointed. Longfellow is getting rave reviews from everyone who reads it, children and adults alike. And perhaps there might be an opportunity to collaborate on a giveaway at some point.

    I hope to hear back from you. Till then, thank you for all your hard work on behalf of families everywhere.

    Richard Wagner, M.Div., Ph.D.

    PS: Longfellow And The Deep Hidden Woods is dedicated to my dog, Ginger, who died last May. She was a rescue.

  16. Hello! I love your sense of humor and your blog is perfect! It’s great how becoming a mother can change how you are as a person. I used to buy buy buy in college, now I am all about trying to save (and stick to it) lol

    My name is Tiffany and I run a website called http://thechicandfrugalmommy.com/ for young mothers. I share information regarding fashion, parenting, and I also write about my story of surviving a domestic violence and sexually abusive relationship. My goal is to help others and provide helpful resources to young parents.

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve recommended your website to my readers and I hope that you could take a moment and check out my blog. If you like it, please pass it on. I would like to continue to help others.

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to read this message and have a blessed day!

    Tiffany M.

  17. I just saw your blog. Love every “post” of it. I wonder if you live in the same CT town as I do. Because, OMG, what you described seemed exactly like that! ~ Mariella.

  18. I just wanted to say that I found your 7 Moms to Avoid post hilarious. Someone I know did not, and it sparred me to write my own blog post about that…people need to lighten up!

  19. I found your blog while my oldest son was still a baby. Now he’s 3 and we are expecting our second son after the holidays. At first I didn’t even grasp most of what you talked about. My son was not at a stage to do any of the stuff you talked about but I laughed nonetheless. And when I would read about all the things that happened when they were younger, I knew I had found someone who got me! I wait anxiously every Sunday for a new post and immediately read it while trying not too laugh so loud I wake my husband! I have taken your wise words to heart and no longer feel I must be a perfect mom, that really there is no perfect mom. And I’ve tried to teach the same thing to my sister’s as they have had their children. Now on Monday afternoons, the 3 of us can not only discuss our kids and our weekends, but can also discuss the latest hilarity and wisdom we got from you!
    So long story short, thanks for being your sassy self!

    1. Thank you Janel – and there is no greater compliment than someone who keeps reading even if they can’t relate exactly to what I am saying!! I appreciate you being a loyal reader so much:) xoxo

  20. I read your blog every Monday and share with anyone that I think drops all – err – some of their plates when it comes to this motherhood thing. I do lock myself in the bathroom and have been known to take a beer and hide in the bed of my husbands truck. I think we would get along. Keep the great updates coming.
    Coppell, Texas

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