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Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again
Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.
As an adult, there's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedule, and we lose the magic.  But here's a way to get it back.
What Food Emoji Is Still Missing?
My dad is getting up there in years, but no teenager is going to out-emoji this guy!  He's determined to fully express himself through pics of beer mugs, corn in the husk, and Christmas trees.
By the way, did you hear what emoji might be coming next?  You and my dad will wonder how you…
Mother’s Day Is a Great Time to Celebrate Uniqueness
Happy Mother's Day!  Got a quirky mom?  This weekend we're celebrating the quirks, the playfulness, the discipline, the organization, and thoughtfulness, and the love.
And the most important things our moms have ever done for us.  Here's mine.
Not All Bluebonnet Pictures Turn Out Great
It's the time of year in Texas when a bluebonnet patch can draw dozens of freshly bathed kids in their cutest clothes, along with those amazing parents-of-the-year armed with high tech zoom lenses ready to upload the photos to online scrapbooks right away to share with Grandma and Grandpa …
The Results Are In. Blondes Aren’t Dumb!
Got any blonde jokes, guys?
So why was the blonde staring at frozen orange juice can?
Because it said 'concentrate'.
Good one people, good one.   Blonde jokes are part of the reason why our hair color gets a bad rap.  But that's about to change.  Blondes will lov…
Add To My List of Dating Deal Breakers
How about "married!"  That was the worst discovery so far in my online dating adventures. Three months after we dated a guy said to me, "I probably should have told you this, but I'm in an open marriage."  Yep, ya prolly should have mentioned it!
What are your dating deal breakers…
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Made Me Feel Funny
If you're with me on the love for Tina Fey, you probably skipped the Zootopia line over the weekend and saw Whiskey Tango Foxtrot instead. If anyone can make a war zone funny it's Tina Fey.  But do we want to? Here's the thing.
You Won’t Believe The Latest Tinder Shocker
Online dating is such an adventure! And sometimes not in a good way. Just when I thought I had seen it all and nothing could shock me, something happened last week that made me want to throw in the dating towel.
Unfortunately, this may have already happened to you too.

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