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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

One, Please.

While I wait for yet another specialist to arrive and give me an estimate on this situation, I thought I’d check in and see how everyone’s weekend was. If it was anything like mine, you flipped out on your spouse and, in the few [...]

The Lone Reviewer

Do you and your other half enjoy watching the same movies? Husband and I watch quite a few of them together, but I’ll readily admit there’s a divide when it comes to certain genres. For instance, if my love suggests we watch a gangster [...]

Awkward Party Animals

I just got back from the grocery store. It was eventful, but as I’m still recovering from exactly how eventful, let’s just talk about that jaunt on Wednesday. At any rate, getting distracted by today would be a mistake because then [...]

Percolating Betrayal

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned it, but my dear companion, Mr. Coffee, died suddenly a while back. Exactly. If that can happen here, it can happen in you house too. I’ll let you process your shock quietly before we move on. Breathe. Now [...]

Mr. Fix It

Well, the bets are in, and in the race to break first, the dryer beat out the van, the other car, and microwave by a long shot. Don’t worry, all other appliances are still putting in the effort to quit working, but we’re really [...]