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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Holiday Baking: The 3 Lies In My Family Almond Roca Recipe

by Jenny Hansen Every year, in the days after Thanksgiving, I open “the magic recipe folder” and start Christmas baking. And I’m talking about a LOT of baking. (I make 3 kinds of cookies, a few types of fudge, Russian Tea Cakes [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]