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How To Cheat on Your Hair Stylist: In 5 Easy Steps

Let’s start today with an excerpt from Paige’s Big Book of Beauty: Hair and Back Again, A Mole’s Tale Beauty Secret #1 …”Trim hair, at least once, between pregnancies.” An entire year had passed before I [...]

Can We Just Try This Day…Ok, WEEK, AGAIN?

So this past Friday Saturday, I stagger out of bed, exhausted (we’d been passing around a toddler stomach bug for the previous week) and I drink three cups of coffee just to be able to SEE straight. Being the AWESOME, sweet, loving, [...]

18 Interesting Facts About Women

by Jenny Hansen Last week, we celebrated the men with 13 Groovy Man Facts. Today, in honor of my baby girl’s birthday (and mothers everywhere) we’re flipping the coin and celebrating the females. All of you males with moms, wives [...]

Our Life is Like a Junk Drawer—Sticky, Ugly & Interesting

By Kristen Lamb Ah, it is time for spring cleaning. This past week I have been on a mission to simplify and organize. Yeah, easier said than done. I began with the refrigerator, battled the Spinach Ooze of Doom and The Casserole that Time Forgot. I [...]

10 Ways I'd Love My Books To Be Like Flat Stanley

by Jenny Hansen Flat Stanley at the Beach in Carlsbad   If you’re a North American parent with a child in 3rd grade or beyond, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ve heard of Flat Stanley. Just in case you haven’t, here’s [...]

15 Ways To Rock Your Sibling's World

by Jenny Hansen Although Sibling Day falls on April 10th this year, I got my present a few weeks early. A few weeks ago, my baby sis posted this on Facebook. Things my sister Jenny Hansen taught me: How to savor good coffee How to put on [...]

More Groping, Less Education, and a Fire Tzar. Where Will This Sequestering End?

By Piper Bayard Just released! Holmes and I used our special connections (a telephone call to each other for a snark session) to uncover the White House plans for dealing with the new $85 billion budget cuts. This is what we discovered. The [...]

When Someone Tries To Pee in your Cheerios, Move Your Bowl!

In The Event of a “Cheerio Attack…” by Jenny Hansen Today is International Women’s Day, just in case you hadn’t heard. Around the world today, women are being mentored and celebrated. Thousands of events occur throughout [...]

Strategy for Domestic Bliss

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes Last year, an immigration officer in the UK found a cheap, creative way to get rid of his wife. He used his position to put her on a terrorist watch list while she was away on vacation in Pakistan. She was stuck [...]

Top Ten Ways to Keep a Retired Pope Busy

By Piper Bayard and Kristen Lamb It seems the Vatican has a rather rare conundrum on its hands. What to do with a retired pope? Popes generally don’t retire. In fact, Benedict XVI is the first to do so in around 600 years. And when they do [...]