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Men Who Wear Masks Get More SEX!

My take on mask wearing featured today on Slackjaw! View at Medium.com Okay, so maybe this study hasn’t been completed, or published yet, or even started for that matter, but simple deductive reasoning leads to the obvious conclusion that men

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Posted in humor, News, parenting, relationships, satire, slackjaw, women

My book featured in book roundup!

Hi all!  I just learned that my book was included as one of 6 “encouraging and useful books about parenting” on Ezvid wiki here is the link: https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/6-encouraging-and-useful-books-about-parenting-PUVScGljF9SuT Background on Ezvid Wiki: Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world’s

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Posted in book review, books, News, PUBLISHING, Uncategorized, Writing

Buddy, You Complete Me

(A book excerpt from Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing?” Avail on Amazon) There are were few things more annoying than crazy dog people. They are often worse than new parents in their belief that their dog is more unique

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Posted in animals, dogs, humor, News, Uncategorized

I’m in this show! Expressing Motherhood

This Tuesday and Wednesday! A storytelling series about the ups and downs of parenthood At the Lyric in SilverLake Tickets still available for the 7:00PM shows. Warning: I will be swearing. click here https://expressingmotherhood.com/

Posted in humor, mother daughter, News, parenting

Unheard LA Storytelling video

  Here’s my appearance at KPCC’s Unheard LA – a storytelling event – where I read an excerpt from Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing?  – LUNCH WITH TWO JOANS.

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Posted in books, Family, News, Writing

THURBER PRIZE SEMIFINALIST!

I HAVE AMAZING NEWS! My humor book, Is That The The Shirt You’re Wearing? has advanced to the Semifinal round for the THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR! I’m beyond shocked and honored, especially to be in the company of such

Posted in book review, books, News, Writing

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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Posted in book review, books, comedy, humor, mother daughter, mothering, News, parenting

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

The Rise and Fall of The Once Great Nation of Merrycat

(A Fable) There once was a great nation named Merrycat. MerryCat began as a colony of a powerful king, but the independently minded colonists grew weary of being told who and how to worship, and grew angry at their ever

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Posted in GUN CONTROL, News

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