Tag Archives: family humor

Yes Kids, Your Parents Were Once Super Cool

It all started with a Throwback Thursday status update on Facebook. Seconds after I posted a perfectly lovely photo of middle school me playing the cello dressed in purple suede hot pants with a matching vest, my son emerged from … Continue reading

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A Holiday Tradition Stands Firm: No Green Jell-O Salad

In families throughout the world, the holidays are dictated by annual traditions like pushing down fellow customers in a big box store in an attempt to grab the latest “Scratch Me Santa,” pouring rum in the eggnog punch to see … Continue reading

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A New Driver, a Squirrel, and a Scaredy-Cat-Fraidy-Cat

It is payback time in my house: payback for all the speeding tickets, the erratic lane changes, and rolling stops. It is time to teach a new driver how to drive. Mere seconds after my fifteen-year-old turned fifteen, she handed … Continue reading

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Have DNA, Will Travel

Eighteen years ago, I willingly carried a tiny boy in my womb. Today, I read an article that stated I may still be carrying his DNA in my brain. Suddenly, it is all starting to make sense. Now I know … Continue reading

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Dairy Queen Ice Cream + a Crunchy Cone = Happiness

“Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” —Voltaire I’ve had a love affair with ice cream ever since my father first took me to Dairy Queen as a little girl. Consumption of sugar was not encouraged in … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

It happened again this week. Another celebrity couple gave their baby a name that the rest of us would pass by in the baby book with a flick of the hand and a roll of the eyes. After I heard … Continue reading

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Can an iPad do “The Hustle?” An Inquiring Mind Wants to Know

Every good story needs a prologue and this is mine. I’m known for a few things around my neighborhood (none of which I will mention here), but I’m definitely not known for jumping on the trend bandwagon every time a … Continue reading

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