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LA Parent Magazine Piece on IS THAT THE SHIRT YOU’RE WEARING?

Nice piece in May issue of LA Parent Magazine about my book, IS THAT THE SHIRT YOU’RE WEARING?   Summertime. Your kids love it, but do you? You don’t have to answer that. Instead, sit back and live vicariously through Kristen

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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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BY BOOK RELEASE IS TODAY!

IS THAT THE SHIRT YOU’RE WEARING? is released today! And available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble now! Thanks to Tidal Press and everyone who helped make it happen! Advanced praise: “Apparently, Brakeman lives in the cushions of our couch, for how else

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Why Updating My 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 – because her friends keep dying.  Since I printed her address labels the year after my dad died, the maintenance of her Christmas card list

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Featured on Wordpress Mother’s Day Blog & a post

I’m honored to be featured in a special WordPress Mother’s Day Feature on MomBlogs!  Thanks WordPress and welcome new WordPress visitors! As Cheri wrote in her lovely post, I write about life with my three daughters, my aging and heightist

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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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