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The Commotion You Know

  Isaiah’s tennis teacher is a saint. He specializes in teaching 4-8 year olds tennis. Enough said. As the mother of an 8-year-old I can personally vouch for how difficult that must be. Oh wait – I forget we are assuming that child is typical. But my child is not typical, and this class includes […]

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All I Ever Wanted Was to be Kitty Forman – The Best 70s Mom Ever

I often describe myself as trapped in the 70’s with all of the rainbows and unicorns. All I ever wanted when I was growing up, was to be a mom. Now that I am a mom. I realize all I ever wanted to be was a mom in the 70s. I am not the soccer […]

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How Not To Make A Vlog

    This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday VLOG! Or A How Not to Make a Vlog! woo hoo! Hosted by: Janine Huldie of Confessions of a Mommyaholic Kate Hall of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine Kristi Campbell of Finding Ninee Stephanie Sprenger of Mommy, For Real  

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On the outside I’m a hippie freakshow, on the inside…About Jen Kehl

Living Outside the Box You may think I’m a contradiction. I listen to the Grateful Dead, I buy only organic when I can, I vote conservative. I don’t wear makeup, I buy expensive shampoo, I owned a Bugaboo and I buy most of my clothes at Target. I read my bible everyday, old and new […]

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It’s Gigantic!

This week, it is my honor to co-host my favorite blog-hop! (Besides mine, shameless plug) When the call went out for new sentences for Finish the Sentence Friday I thought about how much I enjoy the topics that can be turned to the funny side of things. So I offered “Once I saw the biggest…” […]

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If Isaiah Had a Million Dollars

One of my least favorite games that my sister and I play is “What Would We Do if We Won The Lottery?” We always buy lottery tickets as a team, especially when we are miles away from our home. (We are convinced based on the median income in our specific set of suburbs that the […]

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Warning: If you are under 38yo this post may make no sense to you. When I was a little kid I thought I could talk to aliens through my computer, and that my best friend was psychic. Those things were not mutually exclusive. When we were in junior high (because middle school did not exist) […]


Snacks of Desperation

It’s somewhere between 1 and 4 hours after dinner. I am sitting at the counter, writing. Minding my own business. And then it happens. Absolutely no warning (except for the fact that it happens every night). I’m starving, I know I haven’t eaten in days hours, I am so desperate! I need chocolate, or something. […]


Beleza Tropical

It’s 1990, I am dating a musician (what’s new?), he’s a drummer (no offense to drummers but drummer’s egos, no thank you) he’s dropped the drum kit and is playing “percussion”. I know, don’t bother with the difference. If you’re a “musician” there’s a difference. Thankfully, he wasn’t doing much live stuff – mostly studio, […]

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Who is Chewbahoe Anyway?

I’ve been asked to contemplate what my favorite movie is. Truth be told, I am not one of those people who will watch movies over and over and over. That’s my husband. You might make it onto my list as a favorite even if I haven’t watched you in 5 years. I’ve been trying to […]