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The Happiest Place on Earth Depresses This Mom

The Happiest Place on Earth Depresses This Mom

10.17.2014
I was coerced by little people who cannot vote, serve in the armed forces, drink, drive, gamble or plan a well-balanced meal (but who know...
7 Reasons Fantasy Is Better When Funny

7 Reasons Fantasy Is Better When Funny

10.17.2014
I got into fantasy for a funny reason: the editor I wanted to write for was specializing in fantasy. Then I discovered that I just couldn't...
Date Night For Parents Vs. Date Night For Non-Parents

Date Night For Parents Vs. Date Night For Non-Parents

10.16.2014
Even when you try to keep the spark burning, it's a whole different ball game when you're married with kids. Going on a date, for example,...
16 Things My Husband Is Usually Doing Wrong (According To Me)

16 Things My Husband Is Usually Doing Wrong (According To Me)

10.16.2014
I love my husband dearly. I'd marry him again if I could. Sometimes I wonder how we even found each other in this crazy, mixed-up world....
7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like Great Ideas At The Time

7 Dumb Parenting Decisions That Seemed Like Great Ideas At The Time

10.16.2014
There is a balance somewhere that allows for peace of mind of the parent on one side and the freedom to explore and express on the part...
Stacey Gustafson: An Erma for the Cell Phone Era

Stacey Gustafson: An Erma for the Cell Phone Era

10.15.2014
When ARE YOU KIDDING ME?, a new collection of Stacey Gustafson's humor columns, turned up in the mail, I figured I'd grab two minutes,...

Back to Basics

10.15.2014
Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending so much time wallowing in the TWO HUGE SCARY news items that are consuming the entire planet...

"Rocky Mountain Guy"

10.15.2014
By Jerry Zezima I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because...
I've Never Completely Understood The Freezer

I've Never Completely Understood The Freezer

10.14.2014
"What do you want for dinner?" "What do you want? What do we have?" I said. "Let's check the freezer."
Should I Eat It? A Dining Guide For Toddlers

Should I Eat It? A Dining Guide For Toddlers

10.14.2014
Are you fed up trying to predict whether that nutritious, carefully prepared meal will end up inside your toddler's stomach or tossed gleefully...
5 Steps to Help You Lose the 'Parenting Pound'

5 Steps to Help You Lose the 'Parenting Pound'

10.14.2014
For your physical and mental health, it's always best to associate your children as the antidote to weight gain and not the reason. So...

Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More!

10.13.2014
Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy....
A Writers Guide to Being a Writer - Part 4 - Welcome to the Fourth Estate

A Writers Guide to Being a Writer - Part 4 - Welcome to the Fourth Estate

10.13.2014
Kay, my acid-toned and perpetually vexed marketing guru, claimed this week that her daughter Lily was better at book marketing than I am....