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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 [...]
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Funeral Planning in a Crazy Family Is…Different

by Jenny Hansen If you’ve read about my family’s Almost X-Rated Garage Sales and Gang-Banging Chickens, you’d know we’re just a little bit…off-center. I got all my humor from my mama, who was way funnier. My mama [...]
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Teeth Brushin’

Where did the weekend go? Probably the same place rhetorical questions go to die. Either or, I know at least forty-three percent of it was spent trying to avoid thinking about the fact the pool opens this week and I still need a swimsuit. But, [...]
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The Neti Pot Theory

“Would you like another pepper?” It’s the number one question Sundance has asked since I started on this quest that is trying to figure out what’s going on with my ear.Gladly, I nod and accept another jalapeno and keep [...]
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Ten Signs It’s Time to Call Your Stylist

Last night, I realized I haven’t been in the hair salon for a year. Quickly, I calculated… “If January comes after November, and this is a leap year, tabulating the square root of the Fourth of July on a Sunday and the Spring [...]
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I’ll Raise You a Roll of Wax Paper and Some Emotional Trauma

Have you ever had one of those moments where your dog kills a snake in the backyard and you’re obviously not going to be the one to throw it away, so you ask your husband to take care of it, but he says something like, “Why don’t [...]
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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 [...]
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Riding the Candy High

What is it with kids wanting to walk around in their socks outside? That question has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m talking about today, but seriously, I just don’t get the appeal. Then again, maybe there’s a joy [...]
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Serves Me Right

A couple of days ago, the twins found a thirty-five count pack of envelopes in my room, opened it, and sealed every, last one. I now have zero envelopes. Ok, now that we’ve gotten last week’s parenting high point out of the way, [...]
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Odds and Ends

First off, I’d just like to say the entries in this month’s caption contest are killing me. In a good way. Keep at it, folks. The sunshine you’re sprinkling in my life is invaluable. It’s also valuable. Additionally, [...]