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"Afraid? Honey, I named my poodle Risk just so I could embrace it. Good boy, Risk."

Serves Me Right

A couple of days ago, the twins found a thirty-five count pack of envelopes in my room, opened it, and sealed every, last one. I now have zero envelopes. Ok, now that we’ve gotten last week’s parenting high point out of the way, [...]
"Who are these soapless people?"

Odds and Ends

First off, I’d just like to say the entries in this month’s caption contest are killing me. In a good way. Keep at it, folks. The sunshine you’re sprinkling in my life is invaluable. It’s also valuable. Additionally, [...]
"Well, I'll hold you Susan, but they did say the internet would only be out for an hour."

The Weak Survivalist

Now is the winter of my discontent. Actually, it’s discontented pretty much everyone in this great country of ours, but it’s trying particularly hard to put the last nail in the coffin by gifting me with a cold to beat all colds. [...]
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Why Settle for Your Customer’s Wallet When You Could Get in Her PANTS? PADVERTISE!

BY KRISTEN LAMB Any of you who regularly follow my author blog know that I am totally out of my mind a bit eccentric. Recently, I was speaking at the Tucson Festival of Books and I had to dash to the Ladies’ Room. As I closed the door [...]
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Hermits and Hounds

Morning Readers, I’m not sure if there’s some type of international hermit competition, but if so, I should probably consider entering. As long as it doesn’t involve me leaving the house. Maybe I just answered my question. At [...]
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Eight Ways to Make Everyone on Twitter Want to Stab Us in the Face

BY KRISTEN LAMB Social media is a force amplifier. Back in “The Old Days”, we were limited to pissing off only a handful of people at a time. Now, with Twitter? We have the benefit of making people all over the world want to stab [...]
"That Kellerman woman is back in the news, Watson. She's killed again. I feel London will be impossible to perk up after this."

This Time, On CSI: Kansas

They it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. But I’m not sure. The emotion of this weekend is still raw and unfettered. And you know what’s even worse? I probably have to sacrifice thirty minutes [...]
"Well, it's just pretty rude you didn't wait for me to build the French Toast base before you started putting shaving cream all over it."

An Even Keel

And in a shocking turn of events, nothing remotely exciting, horrifying, or destructive happened this weekend. I know, I’m suspicious too. I swear there’s something I’m missing. (Granted, the twins did figure out how to get [...]
"All right girls, if everyone's picked the head covering of their choice, let's hit the town."

Tell Me More About Your Imaginary Friends

I don’t get the chance to catch Husband off guard very often, but when the opportunity does finally arise, I usually surprise him with something completely mundane. “I’m going to get coffee with friends on Saturday.” A [...]
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Some Days You Just Need To Swear

by Jenny Hansen Some days you just need to swear. When I first posted on this topic, Baby Girl was just starting to talk. Now? She’s repeating everything, which means I have to spell everything. And sometimes the Hubs will just say the [...]