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Raising Kids

30 Things I’d Rather Be Called than Pretty

by Jenny Hansen Everyone has that one word that sets them off, for reasons that elude others. For some it’s “nice,” for others it might be “tall.” None of those words are bad, but have you considered what you’d rather be [...]
Narcissists

10 Telltale Signs of a Narcissist

by Jenny Hansen I read a post a while back called How Do We Know If Someone Has Truly Changed that really got my wheels turning. The author asks thought-provoking questions: Can someone truly change? Do you believe in second chances? How many [...]
Books

10 Things I Know About Book Lovers

by Jenny Hansen Bookworms read differently than the rest of the world. We devour books – for story, for new worlds, and new ideas. We have To Be Read piles (TBR for short) that are taller than small children. Our favorite authors and characters [...]
Love

What Would YOU Do For Love?

by Jenny Hansen My favorite Facebook update this summer was from my brother. (We affectionately refer to him as The Bag Whore.)  THIS was his update from his romantic getaway with his wife: Okay, the massage… It wasn’t the sea [...]
Kardashian Tweet

An Open Letter to America’s Butt Impersonators…

by Jenny Hansen I’m a little concerned about America’s @ss obsession. I know 2014 was “The Year of the Booty.” I know J-Lo, Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are raking in millions, partly due to the glorious ginormous junk [...]
Brock Turner

Some Thoughts About the Nature of “Consent”

by Jenny Hansen Stanford University: Site of former student, Brock Allen Turner’s, sexual assault of an unconcious woman. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, because I just heard about the whole Stanford sexual assault trial this [...]
life success

The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received

by Jenny Hansen This snippet came in a newsletter from Harvey Mackay and I can’t stop thinking about it. Make like a pencil  and get the lead out… by Harvey Mackay    A young boy asked his mother what he should do in order to [...]
quote of the day

My Fridge Needs a More Magnetic Personality

by Jenny Hansen I hate the new non-magnetic fridgie fronts! Especially with kids, I think the ability to hang artwork on my refrigerator is my God-given right as a parent. We inherited our fridge from my mother-in-law and, while it has lovely [...]
Autism Awareness

Is the Secret to Autism in “The Gut?”

by Jenny Hansen Autism is a topic very close to my heart. My first teaching job was with autistic kids, and my very cool little brother has autism. Some really groovy things have been happening in autism research these last few years and [...]
Read Across America

National Read Across America Day 2016

by Jenny Hansen Tomorrow is National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Anyone who has read my early Undie Chronicles knows I adore Dr. Seuss. Do y’all remember “Man-Style Goes to the Zoo?” There’s [...]