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Some Toads and a Boy: A Love Story

Once upon a time, there was a girl. Not a princess, just a girl. It’s a good thing this girl wasn’t born into royalty, as her manners were lacking, her…

Snow Day: A Mom’s How-To Guide

Sleep in. Hahaha, no. Your kids will be up nice and early today. Make breakfast. Maybe something fancy like waffles, because you’ve got time. And because, waffles. Throw some Bailey’s…

Am I getting old and cranky, or does this piss you off, too?

Since moving to Connecticut five years ago, I’ve gotten used to some things. Liquor stores being called “package stores”, less small talk among strangers, better pizza, and worse Mexican food…

When Perfect Is Not

I love kicking off Christmas. The day we spend getting our tree, bringing our decorations up from the depths of the basement, and burning our mouths on scalding hot chocolate…

Gratitude: Get Yourself Some!

Sometimes being thankful takes practice. It is so easy to see the things that are wrong with our lives, or notice the blessings of others while overlooking our own, but…

Got Candy?

Do you worry about running out of food when you’re hosting a party? Do you imagine that everyone will arrive starving, and planning for that situation, end up with days…

Maybe She’s Born With It

For my birthday this year, my mom gave me a card with this sassy girl on the front. Which I loved, because of this: Feast your eyes on this beauty.…

A hilarious tale of college kids trying to act like adults. If your kitchen endeavors aren't always successful, this is for you!

My Roommate’s Tools and a Kitchen Disaster

Not to brag, but I’m a pretty decent cook. I can make pie crust, I can bake cookies, and I am well on my way to becoming a Crock Pot…

A family day at the apple orchard is like work, and you're paid in cider doughnuts that you have to buy.

Trippin’ on Fruit: Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

This past weekend my husband and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard. Everyone loves this time of year, with all of suburbia marching like ants in…

The Time Facebook Made Me Question My Family’s Bathroom Stance

Something happened last week that caught me off guard. Facebook finally made me question my parenting. Scrolling through my newsfeed has made me wish I was somewhere else more than…

Happy Camp

When I was a kid, we were always and forever going on adventures. We had an annual whitewater rafting trip in August, several ski weekends in the winter, and random…

Rocks and Tears: A Family Hike

Rocks And Tears: The Family Hike

A few weeks ago, I took a walk with a friend. Our kids were in school, and the only stopping we had to do on our two hour round trip hike…

15 Things I’ve Learned In My First Year Of Blogging

One year ago today, I sat down in my husband’s La-Z-Boy, and opened a Blogger account. I hammered out a 180 word post that probably took me an hour to…

"Our differences, while pronounced, weren’t stumbling blocks; rather they were like a solution. They were a comb that slid into the space between the tangles of our individual issues, gently working the gnarls out."

The Very Best Day

I couldn’t eat. My belly was full of anticipation and nerves, and that energy radiated out to my limbs, making my whole body abuzz. I looked across the breakfast table…

Grief is tricky, and visiting loved ones who have left us is rarely as simple as it seems.

The Cross On The Hill

It’s 100 degrees, with the slightest breeze grazing my cheek. I look down at my Old Navy flip flops, a staple of my summer footwear, and wish I were wearing…

Everything you want to know about kindergarten, from your kids' teacher! | FunnyIsFamily.com |

You Asked, A Kindergarten Teacher Answered

My sister-in-law, Stephanie is a kindergarten teacher. Last year when my son was getting ready to start school, I picked her brain like crazy. Later in the year, when any…

Fight For Your Right To Potty

My husband and I rarely fight. I mean, sometimes it’s inevitable, like when there’s only one doughnut left, or when I go to Target at the end of the month…

10 Life Lessons from a Kindergartner, including: It’s okay to miss your mom and dad. Being where you need to be sometimes means being away from those you love.

10 Life Lessons From Kindergartners

10 Life Lessons from Kindergartners 1. Learning is fun. It’s good for your body and your brain. For everyone. Forever. 2. New things can be scary. The things that are scary are often the…

Time with family is good for the soul. From @FunnyIsFamily

You Can’t Go Home Again

My children have spent the past two weeks gathering eggs from a henhouse and feeding apples to Grandma’s donkey while I hold a newborn niece or nephew with one arm,…

My Blog Has Been Stolen And Here’s How I’m Handling It

And so begins a post I never thought I’d write. Last week I discovered an exact replica of my blog at another site. A few of the links are changed,…

Flying with kids? Read these tips!

Flying With Kids Without Losing Your Mind

Monday we talked about traveling with babies, Tuesday was toddlers, and today we tackle preschoolers and older. Kids three and older are generally fun flying companions. They delight in watching the…

Great tips and tricks for flying with toddlers!

Tips For Flying With Toddlers

Yesterday I shared my traveling tips for those of you lucky enough to have babies. All in all, it was a pretty positive post. Today, my friends, we discuss a…

This is full of helpful tips for flying with babies! | Funnyisfamily.com |

Tips and Tricks for Flying with Babies

Five years ago, as a twelve-month-old, my son logged his first flight when we left our West Coast home for our East Coast home. Since the move, we have been…

I Used To Do Things. Now I Have Kids.

I used to drink before going to the bar. Now I feed my kids before taking them to a restaurant. I used to pack toilet paper in my purse for…

Memories Of My Father

It catches me by surprise. A Bob Dylan song. The slam of a door. The silhouette of a hot air balloon against an orange sky. Brunch. It’s never the things…

A day at a the park results in some public service and a rant.

Don’t Litter, Asshole: A Public Service Announcement

This morning I took my daughter to the park. It was early, so we were the only ones there, and it was going to be a short trip. Last night’s…

The Candy Striper

When I was growing up, both my mom and grandmother were nurses at our small town hospital. Sometimes my brother and I would accompany my mom if she needed to…

Moving Into The Big Pond: One Mom’s Thoughts on Kindergarten

Meredith from the hilarious Does This Match? is taking over today. I am lucky to know Meredith in real life, but we live 3000 miles away from each other, which means…

We're always excited for our kids and babies to reach certain developmental milestones. Read why we shouldn't be in such a hurry!

Breaking Down Milestones For The Enthusiastic Parent

Last week while I was talking to my neighbor on the phone, she was trying to tell me that she planned on taking her kids swimming later in the week.…

Like A Kid In A Comic Book Store

Last summer, The Doctor’s sister and her husband took my boy to the comic book store. My sister-in-law is a kindergarten teacher, so Graham loves going to the store with…