parenting Archives - J. Kenner

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We're off to see the wizard, um, surgeon! At Dell Children's Hospital!

Our darling Isabella is growing up so fast. She’s nine now, and it’s hard to believe we adopted her just over six years ago. Time flies! When we adopted her at age 3, her palate had not yet been repaired, though her lip had been repaired in China. (Those of you who are new to […]

Butt that's so inappropriate!

As I mentioned on Friday, my little one just had surgery. Perhaps it was the codeine. Perhaps it was the kid. Frankly, I’m thinking the kid. Another episode of Heard at Our House: [scrippet] INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT The television is tuned to Real Housewives of Orange County. The PARENTS sit on the couch, […]

Sometimes, you just have to die

Overheard at my house: [Scrippet] INT. STUDY – NIGHT WRITER sits at her computer, face lit only by the blueish glow of the monitor. Her fingers tap a rhythm on the keyboard. A CRASH interrupts the stillness. DRAMA PRINCESS (O.S.) What do I do? What do I do!?! Writer tilts her head, looking up at […]

You want to do *what* with the evil men?

So there I am working diligently in my office the other night. Pitter pat, pitter pat (enter the Youngest, stage left) Youngest: Can I get on Club Penguin? Me (glancing at clock. It’s after 10. WTF is the kid doing up at this hour anyway??): Uh, that would be a no. Youngest: Please, please, please. […]

Time Management Tips: Getting started

I’ve been writing books for over ten years now, and during all of that time I’ve repeatedly fielded the question of “how do you do it? How do you juggle all the stuff you’ve got going on? Do you have some sort of 36 hour day that the rest of us don’t?” It’s a legitimate […]

Today is Bossing Day!

Are you all ready to celebrate in the joy that is Bossing Day, the newest Hallmark holiday to hit the shelves.  Wait.  What???? Ah, never mind.  The little elves have informed me that Bossing Day is not an international, national, state or even local holiday.  Apparently it’s limited to my house only. Yes, that’s right. […]

Stupid Kid Tricks-fun times in mommyland

Last night, I was sitting reading at my eldest spawn’s Glee Club practice. Break time comes, and all the kids come bursting out, followed by the teacher. Nothing out of the ordinary there, right? But then the teacher looks at me, points to the Spawn, and says, “Has she ever done the eye thing for […]

Backyard Adventures!

So, I think I made a Big Mistake. In a moment of extreme non-lucidity, I randomly suggested for God only knows what reason that the girls and I have a backyard campout. … Continue reading today’s post on my camping excursion over at The Whine Sisters!

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