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Thanksgiving Phobias: 5 Signs You Have “Turkey Block”

by Jenny Hansen   It’s less than two weeks till Thanksgiving and I have a confession… I am afraid to make a turkey. Seriously, it’s like writer’s block…only instead of a fear of the page, it’s a fear [...]

Backtalk

I have to admit, being a perfect parent would go a little smoother if my children would stop saying things like, “You, leave me alone.” Sometimes, I don’t think any of them realize I’m trying to look better than all [...]

Male vs. Female Brains — A Halloween Lesson

by Jenny Hansen   The Little Bean has finally figured out what Halloween is all about. Last year, she wore whatever I put on her and lined up her candy in cool patterns. This year, she’s figured out what candy actually is and she [...]

A Simple Grocery Store Explosion

Fun fact #250 If you try taking pen marks off your dining room table, using only a Magic Eraser and wishful thinking, it’ll take the finish off and leave you with a table that only makes you cry in certain types of light. But enough bragging [...]

A Special Breakfast

Plans to deal with the Split level are up and running, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t lost massive amounts of sleep, staring at the back of my eyelids and wondering whether we really should pack everyone up and join the next passing [...]

I’d Be Pleased To Welcome Gwyneth Paltrow

Things ran on a pretty even keel at this weekend. Nothing blew up, I put on a real shirt with buttons, and Husband watched the kids while I went to the grocery store by myself. Never fear, just because the Kellermans didn’t experience [...]

One, Please.

While I wait for yet another specialist to arrive and give me an estimate on this situation, I thought I’d check in and see how everyone’s weekend was. If it was anything like mine, you flipped out on your spouse and, in the few [...]

The Lone Reviewer

Do you and your other half enjoy watching the same movies? Husband and I watch quite a few of them together, but I’ll readily admit there’s a divide when it comes to certain genres. For instance, if my love suggests we watch a gangster [...]

Awkward Party Animals

I just got back from the grocery store. It was eventful, but as I’m still recovering from exactly how eventful, let’s just talk about that jaunt on Wednesday. At any rate, getting distracted by today would be a mistake because then [...]

Percolating Betrayal

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned it, but my dear companion, Mr. Coffee, died suddenly a while back. Exactly. If that can happen here, it can happen in you house too. I’ll let you process your shock quietly before we move on. Breathe. Now [...]