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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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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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I Saw A Meteor and Lost My S…

It’s 6:38 AM and I’m making my kids’ lunches and staring out my kitchen window mindlessly at the valley below, when this light – this incandescent neon green light – catches my eye low on the horizon. The light gets

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I Jinxed El Niño – You Can Blame Me

“The El Niño rains are still coming! They’ll be here in January . . . February, no, we mean March, possibly April, or even late May,” the local weather forecasters all say. Yet our days feel remarkably like summer, and

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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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Kids: Change the $^*#&% Toilet Paper Roll – A Video

I had the house to myself yesterday so I made a video. Enjoy!

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