Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Thanksgiving 2015

Food, Football and Memories.


For my family, Thanksgiving has evolved over the years. We’ve had people come and go and the location and volume has certainly seen its ebb and flow. As far back as I can remember, we started out at my Nana and Pop-Pop’s… the brown Pfaltzgraff plates and matching crocks strewn across the same table linen that

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Thanksgiving Napkin Rings.


Thanksgiving is a relatively new holiday for US, even though we’ve been married for seven years. By that, I mean, traditionally we have traveled almost every single November and December, criss-crossing the country to spend time with both families. Three years ago, we started hosting a small Thanksgiving for my side of the family at

Wide Black-Eyed Pea Cake

Black-Eyed Pea Cakes.


[ posted by jen kulp ] Black-Eyed Peas. You’d be hard pressed to find a southern staple as iconic as this youngin ‘ere. For years, my mother has made New Years Day lunch and in it is always this “lucky” food. When I was a kid, my sisters and brother and I would chew them up

Ava Charlie and Mason in tgiving outfits outtake

The Struggle Behind the Perfect Holiday Picture.


Holidays are my jam and they’ve always played a special part in my life, as I’m sure most of you can relate. Since childhood, I’ve always looked forward to Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and quite honestly, everything in between. In the early years, mom and dad always took me to the mall to meet the Easter

Charlie and Dom playing with gak

Homemade Gak.


Well, here we go again. In the northeast or mid-atlantic, we have a few short weeks of next-to-no humidity with cool temps and the occasional breeze that finds it’s way up the leg of my shorts. I’m diggin’ it – ’tis the season. However, along with that comes rain and much cooler temperatures in the early

Fold versus wad for CHARMIN

Potty Training 101: Do you Ball or Fold?


Of all the things that we, as parents, must deal with during these early developmental years, potty training might just be the toughest. I’m not ignoring teething (and the diarrhea and screaming that comes with it) or sleep cycles, because those are hard-hitters too. But Potty training is an extra special beast. With Ava, I

Lego family complete

Halloween Keeps Me on My Toes.

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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. It was pretty simple when I was a kid. Me and my brothers loved coming up with original costume ideas and always got Mom’s help to put them into action. If we were really lucky, we went to the Sines 5 & 10 or maybe even


The Ever-Evolving Stain Pain.


As some of you may have seen in recent weeks, Shout® had reached out to me with an intriguing opportunity. Clearly someone tipped them off to my bold and outlandish personality. However, they moved forward knowing the few wits I still had about me (SAHD+6 years+3 kids/no sleep x fulltime blogger = [do the hard math]

Collection of finished crayon hearts

Broken Crayons Brought Back to Life.


Each one of my three kids has gone through a phase where the only thing they want to do, is break all of our crayons. Whether it’s the honest mistake by pressing too hard (like Ava) or the more barbaric and blatant anger (like Charlie and Mason) raged against the colorful sticks. Despite their cause of

Adrian on stage at Color Run

The Happiest 5k on the Planet.


If you dial back a few weeks and read my last post, you’ll remember Shout® showing up at my digital doorstep to pull me out of my partial running retirement. They challenged me to put together an 11-person team to represent Team Shout® and participate in The Color Run™ in Washington D.C. for the 2015