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If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun

If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun
by Gina Valley

I received a letter from my kids’ school with a list of suggested activities to combat Summer Learning Loss.  Summer Learning Loss?  NOT a problem at my house.  Summer Mommy Mind Loss – huge problem.  That’s what I need to combat.  My kids, however, are learning plenty of things.

As always my children have selected their own mode of learning.  This year it’s being facilitated by our microwave (As a former engineer I am bound by my lifetime Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Microwave Oven Fire Sparks Smoke Melting Metal Burnt Food Peanut Butter Burritos Butter Cookies Fork Pop-tart Toast Hot Dog Explosion Wiener Fire Extinguisher Smoke Alarm Fireworkmembership in the siblinghood of geekiness to point out that it is not a microwave.  It is a microwave oven.  It uses invisible microwaves to cook.  My children hate when I point this out.  I hate when they leave their underwear in the kitchen.

Thanks For The Daddying

Thanks For The Daddying
by Gina Valley

In honor of all of you who do the daddying here are some words of wisdom from both those who are wise and those who are wise-cracking.

Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Caring Fathers’ Day Quotes DaddyingKnow that all of your efforts for the children in your life are appreciated and world changing, even if they aren’t acknowledged.  On behalf of those children, please accept this gratitude.  Thank you!

What My Dad Was REALLY Saying

What My Dad Was REALLY Saying
by Gina Valley

My dad is the sweetest man alive.

While I visited my parents this winter I needed to drive from their tiny mountain village to the closest big city to pick up The Professor from the airport.

My dad wanted to serve as my chauffeur, but that would have left my mom with no one to help her.

He was quite concerned about me making the longHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Caring Fathers’ Day Driving Snow Airport Car Boots Water Coat Worry,

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,