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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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My humor book featured in Red Tricycle

  I was excited to learn today that my book, Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing? was featured in Red Tricycle’s round up of favorite parenting books – and it was the first one listed I might add.  🙂    Available

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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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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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Laundry 101

I made a video to teach my kids how to do laundry – not sure I actually accomplished that though. NOW FEATURED ON HUFFINGTON POST PARENTS!

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