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Storytelling Date Night for Parents

Date Night in Fairfax for Parents Local Storytelling Group Offers Childcare for its May Show   In honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we suggest parents take a night off!  For its May show, “The Mamas and the Papas: [...]
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Halloween Costumes and Male vs Female Brains

By Jenny Hansen It’s three weeks until Halloween and my Little Bean has finally figured out what it’s all about. Last year, she wore whatever I put on her and lined up her candy in cool patterns. This year, she’s figured [...]

Embracing The Underpants War

by Jenny Hansen Move over Captain Underpants…there’s now The Underpants Wars. Note: If you’ve never been to More Cowbell, you might be unaware that when the Undie-verse speaks, I will always listen. (That’s why we have [...]

5 Things No One Tells New Parents

by Jenny Hansen It’s really too bad that children don’t come with an owner’s manual attached. People give you TONS of advice, but every child and every pregnancy is different. I remember thinking: Why can’t people give [...]

Because Every Pair of Pants Needs a “Snack Sack”…

by Jenny Hansen You know, they just don’t make things like they used to… That’s something I never thought I’d say. But, really, when it comes to clothing, this is so very true. Anyone who has bought a pair of jeans in [...]

“Chocolate Philosophy” Made Simple…

by Jenny Hansen Chocolate is practically a religious experience for my husband’s family, especially dark chocolate. See’s Dark Nuts & Chews, dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s, and the ever-popular Dove Dark Chocolate [...]

Can We Just Try This Day…Ok, WEEK, AGAIN?

So this past Friday Saturday, I stagger out of bed, exhausted (we’d been passing around a toddler stomach bug for the previous week) and I drink three cups of coffee just to be able to SEE straight. Being the AWESOME, sweet, loving, [...]

10 Creative Ways To Express Your Inner F-Bomb

Creative Swearing for Parents (and other Swearers) by Jenny Hansen My 2 year-old is starting to repeat everything I say and well…I don’t really want her to say some of those words. I swear when things aren’t going smoothly. I think everyone [...]

The Top Ten Reasons To Love Beer

I suppose, today, I could wax eloquently, and pretend we didn’t put every last effort into potty training this weekend, subsequently draining our will to live, but let’s just jump into the list instead…. 1.) If you put underwear [...]

Date Night Magic: A Review

  I’m over the moon right now. Not only is the hot coffee I’m drinking actually hot, and my leopard-print robe passably clean to wear another day, but the reviews are in. After I cheated on my hair stylist this past Saturday, [...]