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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 [...]

Thundershirts For Humans–A Bazillion Dollar Idea

by Jenny Hansen On Facebook the other day, I saw this status update from my cousin’s wife: “Ordered Bob a Thundershirt. Now, even the wind is freaking him out because he associates it with the power going out.” I’m immediately [...]

Some Days You Just Need To Swear

by Jenny Hansen Some days you just need to swear. When I first posted on this topic, Baby Girl was just starting to talk. Now? She’s repeating everything, which means I have to spell everything. And sometimes the Hubs will just say the [...]

Because Every Pair of Pants Needs a “Snack Sack”…

by Jenny Hansen You know, they just don’t make things like they used to… That’s something I never thought I’d say. But, really, when it comes to clothing, this is so very true. Anyone who has bought a pair of jeans in [...]

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 [...]

There’s No Talking in the Men’s Room?

by Jenny Hansen Hubby and I have been involved in a long-term (and very informal poll) about Men’s Room Etiquette. It all started in a counseling session a few months back when I made the stray comment wondering “what men talk about [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]