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Desperate times, desperate measures

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I’d been wanting to cut my hair for a while. The words of an old college chum still haunt me when my hair gets to a certain length: “You have a long face, so when your hair is long, too, it draws your face out more and makes you look like a horse.” Sadly, it seems like my face has only gotten longer with age. So, when my hair gets long, too, I look in the mirror and frequently see Weird Al Yankovic staring back at me, only not being funny and entertaining.

So, the hair had to go. I took a shower one morning and, seeing my hair already damp and straight, decided it was time to take matters into my own hands. I grabbed the hair cutting scissors and was determined. But I hit a snag. Looking in the mirror and operating scissors, or just operating scissors when they’re turned back toward your head is harder than it looks in the movies. I was sure I’d end up cutting at a sharp angle by mistake. So, I called in my daughter. Read the rest of this entry

Funny or scary?

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I rarely visit the PIF facebook page. I know my stuff goes there automatically, and I do nothing more with it. Admittedly, this is probably a bad thing. So today I decided to at least look at the page and was accosted by the large dark gray banner at the top, the one I’m supposed to cover up with a photo. Sigh. I guess I’d better finally do that, I thought.

So I scanned our most recent photos and came across ones from our trip to the Natural History Museum over spring break. The experience for a parent, I soon realized, was not so much about seeing the exhibits as it was keeping the kids corralled. It was all about them. They are so selfish.

It was difficult to impossible to keep them all together, so my husband and I were on zone defense, frequently making eye contact across the semi-crowded rooms and holding up either one or two fingers to indicate how many children we had within close proximity. So long as we both knew how to count to three, we were okay. Read the rest of this entry

Friday Funnies: Three Brothers Re-Create Old Photos For Mom

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ParentingIsFunny:

Something fun for a Friday. Enjoy! :)

(Sorry some of the photos are cut off. Go to the original site to see them in full.)

Originally posted on Cuppa Sunshine & Sugar:

When I ran across this article on ABC News and found myself fully laughing out loud, I new it would be perfect to share with all of you for this weeks Friday Funnies! News to me…I guess it is now a popular trend for grown-up children to re-create childhood photos to make funny calendars for their parents.  This might be the best execution of this idea that I have seen!  I won’t lie….it’s got my wheels turning in my head for my Lil Bro and I to take this idea on.  I absolutely love it!  HAHAHAHA!!!!  :D

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brothers create calendar for mom old photos

Credit: ABC News

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I wish I could take credit for this genius remark

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Last Friday I received a package in the mail from the publisher of the book I co-authored, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage. It was two copies of the book but with a completely different look. Bewildered, I read the accompanying letter and discovered that Pauline Publications India was republishing our book!

I was floored! I immediately picked up my phone to call Jennifer, my co-author. As I was about to push the button for her number, she called me. I answered, “I was just dialing your number!” (How long before that statement makes no sense any more?)

“Did you get your mail today?” she asked.

“That’s what I was going to say to you!”

We did our own respective happy dances. Mine involved jumping on various pieces of furniture. I would imagine her response was more sedate and stately. (Fine, I didn’t jump on any furniture. I probably did a bit of hopping up and down, though.) We could hardly believe it. We’d gone international!

Here comes the funny part. Read the rest of this entry

How to Have a Happy Marriage (Even when You’re Busy with Kids)

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Nina at sleepingshouldbeeasy.com asked me to do a guest post on the above topic. And so I did! Having a happy marriage is what I’m all about. You could even say I wrote the book on it. Oh, wait! I did!

Thanks, Nina, for posting! You can find my article on her website here.

P.S. It was also posted on Mercatornet.com and CreativeMinorityReport, in case you happen to frequent either of those.