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Halloween Costumes and Male vs Female Brains

By Jenny Hansen It’s three weeks until Halloween and my Little Bean has finally figured out what it’s all about. Last year, she wore whatever I put on her and lined up her candy in cool patterns. This year, she’s figured [...]

Funeral Planning in a Crazy Family Is…Different

by Jenny Hansen If you’ve read about my family’s Almost X-Rated Garage Sales and Gang-Banging Chickens, you’d know we’re just a little bit…off-center. I got all my humor from my mama, who was way funnier. My mama [...]

The Neti Pot Theory

“Would you like another pepper?” It’s the number one question Sundance has asked since I started on this quest that is trying to figure out what’s going on with my ear.Gladly, I nod and accept another jalapeno and keep [...]
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Embracing The Underpants War

by Jenny Hansen Move over Captain Underpants…there’s now The Underpants Wars. Note: If you’ve never been to More Cowbell, you might be unaware that when the Undie-verse speaks, I will always listen. (That’s why we have [...]

Thundershirts For Humans–A Bazillion Dollar Idea

by Jenny Hansen On Facebook the other day, I saw this status update from my cousin’s wife: “Ordered Bob a Thundershirt. Now, even the wind is freaking him out because he associates it with the power going out.” I’m immediately [...]

Riding the Candy High

What is it with kids wanting to walk around in their socks outside? That question has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m talking about today, but seriously, I just don’t get the appeal. Then again, maybe there’s a joy [...]

Odds and Ends

First off, I’d just like to say the entries in this month’s caption contest are killing me. In a good way. Keep at it, folks. The sunshine you’re sprinkling in my life is invaluable. It’s also valuable. Additionally, [...]

The Weak Survivalist

Now is the winter of my discontent. Actually, it’s discontented pretty much everyone in this great country of ours, but it’s trying particularly hard to put the last nail in the coffin by gifting me with a cold to beat all colds. [...]

Hermits and Hounds

Morning Readers, I’m not sure if there’s some type of international hermit competition, but if so, I should probably consider entering. As long as it doesn’t involve me leaving the house. Maybe I just answered my question. At [...]

This Time, On CSI: Kansas

They it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. But I’m not sure. The emotion of this weekend is still raw and unfettered. And you know what’s even worse? I probably have to sacrifice thirty minutes [...]