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Top 10 Rules While Mom’s Out Of Town

Top 10 Rules While Mom’s Out Of Town
by Gina Valley

I have the privilege of hanging out with some amazing writers next week at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in Dayton, Ohio.

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I’m looking forward to meeting people whose work I have long read and admired, and to laughing with new friends, as well.

I’m not looking forward to trying to parent my 7 children from 2200 miles away.

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Will Our Kids Fit In That Suitcase?…Gina’s Favorites

Will Our Kids Fit In That Suitcase?…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
The rule in our home is: no throwing or bouncing balls inside. Two of my boys got new baseball mitts this week, and have conveniently “forgotten” that rule about a million times so far. Casualties up until this point have included 2 table lamps, a ceiling fan, and their frog’s aquarium. 
In honor of all their unsanctioned throwing, I picked my Did We Put The Kids In The Carry-On?

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Where The Heck Is Miss Manners?…Gina’s Favorites

I’m traveling with my family this week, so to keep you in giggles I’ve loaded up some of my favorite travel posts.  Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites throwback.
Where The Heck Is Miss Manners?…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

I don’t like to offend people.  Most of the time.

I try to do the right thing.  Almost always.

But, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do. 

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The Secret Life Of Road Signs…Gina’s Favorites

I’m traveling with my family this week, so to keep you in giggles I’ve loaded up one of my favorite travel posts.  Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites throwback.
The Secret Life Of Road Signs…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

Ahh, summer!  The season of road trips is upon us.  Perhaps you’re planning a peaceful, family driving adventure soon.  Here’s a little secret – Road signs are NOT there to help or inform you. 

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Top 10 Awesome Things About Being Trapped In the Car All Day

Top 10 Awesome Things About Being Trapped In the Car All Day
by Gina Valley

This week we’ve had the joy of experiencing lots of family bonding time in a cozy environment.  And, by “the joy of experiencing lots of family bonding time in a cozy environment” I mean that we’ve been trapped in our van all day together for 2 days.

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Hello, Officer…Gina’s Favorites


As I’m spending extra time celebrating with my family, today’s post is one of my favorites from the past. – gina

Hello, Officer…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

I heard the COPS theme song blasting in my head so loud that my head was involuntarily bouncing along.

Bad boys, bad boys

Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do

When they come for you

I blame Gabriel Iglesias.

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