Parenting with Love, Randomness, and Therapy Funds

Full disclosure time: I have not parented my children with an equal hand. This may be why Selah can be a bit whiny and Asher is so angry. And Noah? Awww, he’s just a wittle baby. But here’s the thing I have learned: children are like snowflakes. They come in all different shapes and sizes,
Category: Funnies

Friday Funny: Random Penguins

When Random House acquired Penguin (or when Penguin acquired Random House? Whatever.) this beauty sprung from their union: Random Penguins. Just scroll down, and enjoy their hilariousness and, yes, randomness. http://therandompenguins.tumblr.com/ Missed other Friday Funnies? Baby Monkey Humans Yelling Like Goats Yelling Like Humans Many Too Small Boxes and Maru
Category: Friday Funny

Worst Baptism Ever

So. [Deep breath. Let it out.] Where do I begin? My family is Presbyterian. Presbyterians often baptize their children as infants, with a baptism being part of the “entry into the community” kind of deal. However, I learned this past weekend that they also do this for a far more important reason. Because they are
Category: Funnies

My Radio Interview

I have gotten a link to the interview I got to participate in on Capital Public Radio last week, leading up to the Listen to Your Mother show. http://ia801703.us.archive.org/30/items/Insight-130510/Insight-130510c.mp3 I had so much fun, both on the radio and in the actual show, which was last night. I tend to find myself chatting to strangers
Category: Life

Friday Funny: Cat in a Box

Stop! Don’t navigate away! Since this is a cat video, if you are half the population, you were tempted to flee when you saw that. The other half of the population is shouting, “Shut up and get to the video!” This is a really good cat video. The cuteness of the cat is really added
Category: Friday Funny

I’m on the Radio! I’m on the Radio!

I’m going to be on Capital Public Radio tomorrow in Sacramento! (And in Stockton, Tahoe City, Reno, Modesto, and…Quincy?) They will be interviewing me and another cast member, Janelle Hanchett MacDonald. We will be interviewed on Insight, in the 10:00 a.m. hour (and it will repeat again at 8:00 p.m.) If I can, I will
Category: Life

Ten Things about Me

All the cast members of the Listen to Your Mother show were asked to come up with ten things to share about themselves. This type of thing always fills me with angst–first, I couldn’t remember anything about myself, and then, after I sent it off, I wondered if I should have left out the religious,
Category: Life

You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile

I am getting ready to Listen to Your Mother. OK, so that sounds weird. But the name of the show is Listen to YOUR Mother, not listen to MY mother. Plus, I won’t really be listening to my mother, because she kind of hates it when I share stuff on the Internet. Sooo, now that
Category: Life

Sacrificing Mom for the Dog

IMPORTANT UPDATE: My dad, in response to this blog post, just sent me photographic evidence: Only it’s clearly a Photoshop job or something. If you are confused, it’s because you haven’t read the whole sordid story yet. *** So it’s time to set the story straight. My dad constantly tells a version of this story
Category: Funnies

Friday Funny: Humans Yelling Like Goats Yelling Like Humans

One day, my spouse came home, and caught me watching this instead of working. It was kind of worth it though, because then I was able to make him watch it too. Perhaps you have already seen this video. But perhaps you should watch it again. They say laughing is good for you. And yeah, some
Category: Friday Funny