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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 [...]

Embracing The Underpants War

by Jenny Hansen Move over Captain Underpants…there’s now The Underpants Wars. Note: If you’ve never been to More Cowbell, you might be unaware that when the Undie-verse speaks, I will always listen. (That’s why we have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Plunged Into Darkness

They say the hardest thing about raising children is remembering to bathe them four times a year. No, maybe that was three times a year. Before June, but after July? No matter, I’m here to tell you, the hardest thing about raising children [...]

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 [...]