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Halloween Costumes and Male vs Female Brains

By Jenny Hansen It’s three weeks until Halloween and my Little Bean has finally figured out what it’s all about. Last year, she wore whatever I put on her and lined up her candy in cool patterns. This year, she’s figured [...]

5 Things No One Tells New Parents

by Jenny Hansen It’s really too bad that children don’t come with an owner’s manual attached. People give you TONS of advice, but every child and every pregnancy is different. I remember thinking: Why can’t people give [...]

Strange Behavior

Well, it’s officially January in Kansas, which means the weather here is sucking our will to live. A new blanket of snow was thrown over our dreams of escape, two days ago, and the cabin fever is not so much the log cabin type, as it [...]

How To Cheat on Your Hair Stylist: In 5 Easy Steps

Let’s start today with an excerpt from Paige’s Big Book of Beauty: Hair and Back Again, A Mole’s Tale Beauty Secret #1 …”Trim hair, at least once, between pregnancies.” An entire year had passed before I [...]

A Tree For Thee

We survived the holiday weekend, but I’m being proactive with combatting any weight I gained, by cooking up all the noodles and cheese in the house and eating all of it today. Less temptation for being sidetracked when I’m cleansing [...]

No Date Night For You

I’ve always felt that the strongest marriages are built on miscommunication. Experts disagree, but it’s only through gross amounts of misinterpreted verbal exchange we see one of the party gets left out of plans to have fun and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]