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Seriously – I Cried Today

Seriously – I Cried Today
by Gina Valley

No, this isn’t a funny post.  I know that, as my youngest daughter says, “Mom, you tell the jokes,” so you expect funny when you stop by.  I’m honored to get to make you laugh, but I’m not going to do that today.

I had a different post planned for today.  One that I hope will make you laugh.Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love caring sad crying Parkinson’s’ Disease loss pajamas Christmas Mother  But,

Kids Crafting. Wanton Destruction. It’s a Fine Line

Kids Crafting. Wanton Destruction. It’s a Fine Line

So, the parenting magazines and playground mommies finally guilted you into setting up a craft area for your kids.  Great!!!  Now you’re wondering which of the 5 billion different items in the craft aisle at your local discount store to hoard and bring home.  No worries!  I’ve made a list to guide you.  Breathe slowly. You can do this. Probably.

  • Crayons – these littleHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love crafting destruction crayons pencils plastic safety scissors glue sticks permanent markers washable school glue transparent tape gems are supposed to be for coloring pictures on paper.   But,

Toddlers VS Teens: Dance Off

Toddlers VS Teens: Dance Off
by Gina Valley

Toddlers and teens have a lot in common.  They both say silly things, and get cranky if you wake them too early.  Both have their own unique sense of style, and will take your makeup if you leave it out.  They also both have a tendency to mouth off and toss a tantrum when upset.  Yet, both have an amazing capacity to be gentle and kind when you least expect it.

What They Don’t Sell At The Flying J

What They Don’t Sell At The Flying J
by Gina Valley

Yesterday I decided it would be a great idea to herd my pack into our van and drive 3 hours to visit my great, great uncle and aunt.  It seemed like such a simple thing to what I now realize was my clouded mind.  About half way there we stopped atHumor Funny Parenting Flying J Truck Stops Shoes locating organization Pizza Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love a Flying J Truck stop.  Or,

The Graduate – Not Just A Sweaty Guy In A Dress & Funny Hat

Today to wrap up my theme about the joys of graduation ceremonies let’s consider those people with the front row seats.

The graduates – the reason we all ignore reason as we hike 2 ½ miles through mud and sod in our favorite heels to sit in Graduates graduation mortar boards diploma robes hats iron mic microphone stands human behavior heat sun sunshine heat stroke Humor Funny Parenting teens Moms Dads Kids children Family Life lovefull sun for 3 ½ hours wondering who invented panty hose and is it too late to kill him.

Death By Folding Chair –The Perils Of A Graduation Audience

Death By Folding Chair – The Perils Of A Graduation Audience
by Gina Valley

So, you want to be a graduation audience member?  Let’s see if you’ve got the endurance, savvy, and possibly even stupidity necessary to make the grade.

Ahhh – the audience – that group of adoring fans that entertains delusions of homicideGraduation Audience human behavior wardrobe balloons speeches heat sun sunshine heat stroke folding chairs Humor Funny Parenting teens Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love as the ceremony plods along.  At least a lot of them are darn entertaining,

Just ‘Cause You’re At Graduation Doesn’t Mean You’re Smart

Just ‘Cause You’re At Graduation Doesn’t Mean You’re Smart
by Gina Valley

I’ve attended, well really suffered through and barely survived, but who wants to start off all negative, several graduation ceremonies during this year’s season of graduations. As a result, I have a few thoughts on the subject of graduation ceremonies.

Graduation is a uniquely strange honor ceremony because none of the honorees wants to be there. They have to be there.

What They’re REALLY Asking …

What They’re REALLY Asking …
by Gina Valley

What’s on your head mom?

Sometimes it’s not what’s asked but rather who asks it that reveals the true query.

What’s on your head mom?

For example, yesterday a friend said someone asked him to describe himself in three words.  He asked me which three words I’d pick. I didn’t know which Humor Funny Parenting teens embarrass sunburn questions answers point-of-view Moms Dads Kids children Family Life lovethree words to pick because I wasn’t sure who was asking.

My Mom Is Better Than Your Mom!

My mom is better than your mom!
by Gina Valley

My mom is better than your mom!

I know it’s not a competition, but if it was, I’d win. Hands down. No problem.

Why?

Because my mom bakes a different cake everyday when we visit?

She does, but nope.

Because my mom makes pajamas for all of her 5 kids and 20 grandkids every Christmas?

Why You Should Hide The Chocolate Chips When You Need A Measuring Tape

Why You Should Hide The Chocolate Chips When You Need A Measuring Tape

I put a little pile of chocolate chips on a napkin (I’m a chocolate addict, but I’m neat about it) on the kitchen counter and was munching on them while I considered the kitchen’s current state.

I needed a measuring tape to re-measure the kitchen.  We are still in the midst of a never ending renovation and have misplaced (i.e.