Fall is by far my favorite season. At least in the Midwest, it’s the best weather of the year, the re-introduction of cozy clothes, the start of college football season (Go Hawks!), time for pumpkin spice everything AND last but certainly not least, the start of the new TV season!

While many of my favorite shows don’t start for a few more weeks, I’m excited about the new FX show Better Things. (And I’m really excited that you could win the great giveaway at the end of this post!)

Fall TV is Back + Better Things Giveaway

It’s been a while since I’ve looked forward to a new comedy, and this one has all the makings of the next best comedy with its star Pamela Adlon as a mom of teens and an actress juggling single parenthood, working mom life, and the dating scene. FX describes her as “mom, dad, referee and the cops!” You may know Adlon from Californication or Louis CK’s Lucky Louie. With Aldon and Louis CK as co-creators of Better Things, we may be looking at comedy gold!

I watched the premier last Thursday night and I think this show has huge potential. Great cast and also some great cameos, plus quick witted and relatable humor. If you’re a mom, you’ll get her! If I’d been drinking a glass of wine (next time!) I would have raised my glass in cheers to these great one liners!

1| While school supply shopping, “I mean, this place is like a pre-apocalyptic nightmare.” Anyone who has ever  been school supply shopping can relate!

Fall TV is back and Better Things Giveaway!

2| When her daughter is wanting to share her teenage rebellion, “These things are normal but you should be ashamed of them.” As much as we want our kids to be honest with us about what they’re doing, we really would prefer they just always do the right thing! Can’t we just live in our dream world?!

3| When she lays down with her youngest daughter, just for a minute, “I swear to God, if your little baby hands touch me, I’ll fall asleep and I’ll be in a lot of trouble.” We have this situation almost every single night and call it the “Carter Coma”.

Fall TV and Better Things Giveaway

When the show ended, it had me wishing it was an hour instead of a half hour! If you missed the first episode, you can watch the full episode on FXNetworks.com.

To celebrate the launch of Better Things, FX has provided an ultimate mom swag bag that you can win!

Better Things Giveaway - including Rayban Sunglasses, leather clutch, Chipolo Bluetooth keychain and more!

Here’s what’s in it:

  • Ray-Ban Sunglasses
  • Chipolo Bluetooth Keyring
  • Leather Clutch for mom things
  • Emergency Beauty Kit
  • Hypoallergenic Travel Pillow
  • Ultra-Soft Travel Pillow Protector
  • Essential Oils Blend Mini
  • Skinny Lip Balm
  • “Credit Card” Mints!

If you want to see each item, check out my unboxing video.

To enter, simply comment below with one of the following:

Check out Better Things on FXNetworks.com and comment on which clip you most relate to. OR Comment on what part of mom life (or just plain adulting!) is your biggest challenge.

That’s it! I’ll draw a winner on Sept. 29th! Make sure to tune in to FX Network on Thurs. at 10 ET/9 CT to watch Better Things!



  • Karen F
    Posted September 12, 2016 3:08 pm 0Likes

    My biggest adulting challenge is getting up every morning.I want to slam the alarm clock most mornings LOL.

  • Erin @ sometimes-homemade.com
    Posted September 12, 2016 3:17 pm 0Likes

    I’m not a morning person either. I hit snooze at least one but usually 2-3x each morning, and set my alarm accordingly to do it!

  • Heather D
    Posted September 12, 2016 4:28 pm 0Likes

    Adulting is hard. Sometimes I want an adult-ier person to take over lol. I also have trouble getting up in the mornings to get the kids off to school.

  • Sharon Rooney
    Posted September 12, 2016 5:33 pm 0Likes

    Being a working Mom comes with a whole set of additional challenges.From arranging work hours to finding someone or daycare when school is out.Snow days or half days are a real nightmare.

  • mycfmountain
    Posted September 12, 2016 7:26 pm 0Likes

    Making sure that I balance rules with fun is the biggest mom challenge for me! It’s easy for me to get caught up in the big picture instead of in the moment.

  • Erin @ sometimes-homemade.com
    Posted September 12, 2016 7:42 pm 0Likes

    Mornings are definitely hectic at our house with everyone needing to go to different places all at the same time. Would be nice if we could outsource the adulting!

  • Erin @ sometimes-homemade.com
    Posted September 12, 2016 7:43 pm 0Likes

    So true! That dreaded call from school that they are sick is the worst too. It always seems to happen when my husband is traveling and I’m the only option!

  • Erin @ sometimes-homemade.com
    Posted September 12, 2016 7:44 pm 0Likes

    I agree. My husband always seems to get to be the fun one, but I try to remember I can be fun too darn it!

  • Stefanie G
    Posted September 12, 2016 9:20 pm 0Likes

    the hardest part of mom life is getting time to relax! I’m always on the go and would love to find more ways to find time to relax!

  • Danielle S
    Posted September 12, 2016 9:26 pm 0Likes

    When I was younger and the kids were still babies, my biggest challenge was just trying to sleep in bed.There were too many times that I would fall asleep in the chair or on the sofa while a baby was still breastfeeding.I would always wake up when the baby started to eat again in a few hours

  • Summer Telban (@SummerTelban)
    Posted September 12, 2016 9:30 pm 0Likes

    This is awesome! What a great giveaway!

  • Erin @ sometimes-homemade.com
    Posted September 12, 2016 9:58 pm 0Likes

    I did the same thing so many times! Before becoming a parent you’d never guess what a luxury it would be to sleep in your own bed all night long!

  • Erin @ sometimes-homemade.com
    Posted September 12, 2016 9:59 pm 0Likes

    Definitely! As moms I think we feel guilty taking time for ourselves, even if we can find the time!

  • Christy Peeples DuBois
    Posted September 12, 2016 10:22 pm 0Likes

    I have many challenges with Mom life and adulting. One big challenge as a Mom is being close to my daughters yet still being their Mom and not their best friend and all involved.

  • Ruya
    Posted September 13, 2016 12:31 am 0Likes

    The smoke detector clip is hilarious! I can’t wait to watch this show

  • Valerie Schlicht-Conway
    Posted September 13, 2016 2:30 am 0Likes

    I am a stepmom so I have many challenges in Mom life!I would like them to value and appreciate things in life, so I try no to buy too much, although I would love too!Thank You!

  • Ephraim
    Posted September 13, 2016 3:03 am 0Likes

    The hardest part of adulting for me is self-control! If I find a snack I like, good luck keeping me away

  • abk am
    Posted September 13, 2016 3:32 am 0Likes

    awesome thanks

  • Darlene Cruz
    Posted September 13, 2016 4:15 am 0Likes

    My adult challenge is dividing my time with my grandchildren making sure each of them is treated equally and fairly, no one feels left out.

    Posted September 13, 2016 4:26 am 0Likes

    getting things all done in a day is exhausting