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How To Use A Landline (a tutorial for my kids)

Realized the other day that my kids avoid making actual phone calls – ironic because they are always on their phones texting etc. Guess I never taught them this basic life skill.  So I made a helpful video!  

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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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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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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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My Column in Working Mother Magazine

Here’s a humor piece I wrote that was in the Feb/March issue of Working Mother Magazine.  I wrote it last year when I was trying to talk to my daughter while editing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

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Teachers – Give Us Parents A Break!

I know it’s a huge cultural taboo to criticize teachers, but they are not always perfect and I can’t keep quiet about this any longer. My beef is with the relentless assignment of outside projects.  I am fine with kids

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I’m Just Like Honey Boo Boo’s Mom!

Help! I don’t know how it happened but somehow I’ve turned into Honey Boo Boo’s mom. Check out my guest post on LA Parent.

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