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IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME (a book excerpt)

An excerpt from Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing? a collection of essays by Kristen Hansen Brakeman It was the time of year that instilled dread and fear in the hearts of parents across the country. College application deadline? No.

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Posted in cookies, humor, kids, mother daughter, mothering, News, parenting

Updating Mom’s Christmas Card List Drove Me To Drink!

My mother needed her Christmas card list updated because — well there’s no gentle way to put it — her friends keep dying. Since I was the one who volunteered to print the address labels for her Christmas cards the year after my dad

Posted in Christmas, holidays, humor, News

Book Excerpt on Medium today

Hi all – if you have a second, check out my book excerpt  – A trip to Hollister Hell  – over on Medium today. Trying to reach new readers so any traffic/claps or comments on their website would be a

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Posted in books, humor, kids, mother daughter, mothering, parenting, Uncategorized, Writing

My book featured in Anchora Magazine!

Excited and proud to have my book featured in the Summer edition of Anchora Magazine in their monthly book roundup of Delta Gamma authors. Yes! I was in a sorority! Go ahead and mock me. I can take it! BTW

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Posted in book review, books, Family, humor, mothering, News, sorority, Uncategorized

Refill the Damn Water Pitcher!

I had the house to myself so I made another video! Kids – Refill the Damn Water Pitcher! …. (please)  

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Posted in comedy, humor, kids, mothering, News, parenting, women

Erma’s Humor Writer of the Month!

I’m honored to have been named Humor Writer of the Month at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Nice plug for the book and a link to pre-orders!   

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To Heck With Waze, I’m Taking Metro

“I can survive two weeks driving to Santa Monica. How bad could it be?” I told my husband after accepting a freelance job there recently. How bad could it be? I’ll tell you — an hour and a freaking half bad,

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Posted in humor, los angeles, News, public transit, Uncategorized