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Playing Hide & Seek … With Your Gardening Tools

Playing Hide & Seek … With Your Gardening Tools
by Gina Valley

This is the time of year when so many of us are busy sprucing up our gardens.  It is invaluable to have the right tools.   I recently came upon a supposedly helpful list of twenty-seven essential items to assemble prior to beginning to revitalize one’s garden for spring.  That’s right – TWENTY-SEVEN!

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The thing is,

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick
by Gina Valley

It’s different when I get sick.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m the mom or because I’m the primary caregiver or because I have the bad timing to take ill when the planets are aligned funny.  But, whatever the cause, it’s different.  Definitely different.

When one of my pack gets sick, I take his temperature and bring him juice.

How To Make Ice Cubes – An Old Family Recipe

How To Make Ice Cubes – An Old Family Recipe
by Gina Valley

Like most people with a refrigerator with a built-in automatic ice maker, our automatic ice maker is beyond repair.  So, we’ve had to revert to making ice cubes the old-fashioned way.  And, by “we” I, of course, mean “me.”

I decided I better write down the recipe for this old family favorite after my husband,

Do Turtles Wear Deodorant?

Do Turtles Wear Deodorant?
by Gina Valley

Each night before I go to bed, I toss the load of laundry I put into the washer after dinner into the dryer.  It’s really one of those on auto-pilot “do it without thinking” kind of things.

But, for some reason, last night I guess I was Humor Funny Parenting child point of view turtles laundry deodorant  helpful  child Moms Dads Kids children Family Life lovea little more aware of what was going on around me,

Gooey Trash Ed

Gooey Trash Ed
by Gina Valley

Dear Children:

I appreciate the fact that one of you was conscientious enough to toss the rotten mayonnaise into the kitchen trashcan.

In the past I have found that you tend to allow rotten things to continue to ferment buried Humor Funny Parenting trash garbage mayo mayonnaise Miracle Whip gooey mess kitchen trashcan helpful tossing throw out away child Moms Dads Kids children Family Life loveon the counter, hidden in the cupboard, or lost deep in the fridge until they are either able to speak or run about unaided.

It’s the Little Things

Isn’t it funny how the little things are really the big things?

We all have our silly little things that make us happy.  We all wish we’d won that giant national lottery this week, but we’d be pretty thrilled to find $20 in our jeans pocket while we’re doing the laundry.  Personally, I’d be even more thrilled to find someone else hadHumor Funny Parenting little things ice cream lint clothes dryer song thankful child Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love done the laundry.  They can even keep the $20.

Site Building Almost Done!

Humor Funny Parenting site building trying-new-things Moms Dads Kids Family Life loveI’m so glad you stopped by!

Pardon the dust! Remodeling is messy stuff!

Please poke around and explore the site.  Check out the progress.  Click on the links.  Let me know what you think.

It’s in the home stretch.  I’m pretty proud of myself for getting to this point without completely flipping out & poking myself in the eye.  I haven’t even thrown anything at anyone.  Of course,

Setting My Inner Sailor Free

Setting My Inner Sailor Free
by Gina Valley

Recently a friend of mine and I were discussing our differences in, shall we say, “vocabulary selection.”  I tend to use little “pepper” in my day-to-day conversation, whereas he, as he quite freely pointed out, tends to have what he referred to as a “potty mouth.” Well, actually, he used a more specific adjective, but you get the idea.

Humor Funny Parenting Frustration Cussing Cursing Moms Dads Kids Family LifeHe noted,

Early Morning Ambush

Early Morning Ambush
by Gina Valley

I did not rise before my children Thursday morning, which is normally my plan of attack.  I overslept until 6:30AM, when I was awoken by my youngest, to find that I was surrounded by six of my young pack members. They, then, proceeded to hurl the following questions at me in the following order in rapid fire fashion:

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Please Don’t Eat the Chocolate Chips!!!

Please Don’t Eat the Chocolate Chips!!!
by Gina Valley

Dear Family,

I would appreciate it if you would not eat the chocolate chips.  I bought those to make cookies with. 

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But, if you are going to eat the chocolate chips, I would appreciate it if you would not eat them in the bathroom because eating in the bathroom is disgusting.  

But,