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All Posts By gina valley

Dad’s Dadisms

It’s hard for me to believe it’s been a year since my dad was killed in an airplane accident. I will never get over losing him. My family and I are continuing to heal slowly. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through, and I was totally unprepared for how the grief would knock me on my rear.

Happy, funny memories like the ones that inspired this Gina’s Favorites post about him help me a lot with that process.

Make The Teacher Hate You

Make The Teacher Hate You …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
School officially kicked off for my kids this week. If your schools haven’t started yet, I’m sure they will soon. .
Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post as you steel yourself to get your darlings, and yourself, into school mode.
How To Make The Teacher Hate You

Wondering how you can make an impression on your child’s teacher this year?

Does This Sunscreen Raise Cholesterol?!?!

Does This Sunscreen Raise Cholesterol?!?! …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
Laugh along with this timely Gina’s Favorites post.
Will This Sunscreen Raise My Cholesterol?

We’ve had 4 graduations this week in our family, and I’m just about graduation’d-out.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned through all of the Pomp and Circumstances and endless motivational speeches, it’s that I don’t know how to put sunscreen on properly.

Please DON’T Paint The Dog!!!

Please DON’T Paint The Dog!!!
by Gina Valley

I wish my kids were bored.

My friends often lament the frustration of dealing with their children’s boredom during school vacation. I try to be sympathetic, but I really don’t understand it.

My kids aren’t bored.

My oldest daughter isn’t bored, because she’s been busy coloring her hair with purple Kool Aid.  She‘s determined that Kool Aid is an excellent,

Death By Folding Chair – Perils Of A Graduation Audience

Death By Folding Chair –Perils Of A Graduation Audience …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
It’s that time of year again.
Time to shake and bake while our loved ones stride across the stage. Join me for some graduation giggles in this Gina’s Favorite’s post.
Death By Folding Chair – The Perils Of A Graduation Audience

So, you want to be a graduation audience member?  Let’s see if you’ve got the endurance,

Don’t Make Me Back Up This Car!!!

Don’t Make Me Back Up This Car!!! …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
Laugh along with this timely Gina’s Favorites post.
Don’t Make Me Back This Car Up!!!

My soon-to-be high school graduate brought home his robe today.  Apparently, the robe company stores these things by wadding them up into a little ball and parking an SUV on top of them.

Even the wrinkles have wrinkles.