Battle of the Tongue Twisters!

11 Sep

Liam Dutton, a weatherman in the UK, managed to rattle off the name of a 58 letter town flawlessly and received countless, big-old slaps on the back for it. Yet this little guy gives “tongue twister” a whole new meaning. I challenge you, @liamdutton!

Book Definition

22 May

book [boo k]


  1. A handwritten or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers. Often purchased at airports with the intent to read on the plane but the buyer instead plays Candy Crush Saga on their smart phone. Can be found collecting dust alongside intended reader’s bed, only to be sold for 50 cents at a rummage sale. Reader eventually ends up purchasing the audio-book to listen to in 10 minute increments on the way to and from work since that is the only time she is allowed peace and quiet.

I’m totally doing this audible trial so I can finally finish Gone Girl! Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks 


I Still Love You, Booboohead!

30 Mar

I Still Love You, Booboohead!

I wrote a little book! This is a short and sweet bedtime read; something to read to your little one after you’ve both driven each other insane all day. Think of it as a sort of an apology to them: “You were a bit ‘difficult’ today, but I still love you because I have to.”

Feel free to enter the contest for a free copy. Every 7th entry wins. There will be a total of 10 winners. Spread the word.


No, Anna…I DON’T want to build a snowman.

9 Nov

an abnormal fear or dislike of snow.
See also: Snow


Everyone likes to be told what they’re doing wrong

30 Aug



2 Aug


plate /pleɪt/ [pleyt]
1. a usually circular dish, often of delicate nature, from which food is eaten. Also used to catch fragments of said food (e.g., cottage cheese) that may slip from spoon en route to mouth of frenzied parent when used in conjunction with Baby Bjorn.

Related Word: Hungry


24 Jan
Patience by Angie Friedel
Patience, a photo by Angie Friedel on Flickr.

pa·tience [pey-shuhns]
1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.


5 Dec
Elf on a Shelf by Angie Friedel
Elf on a Shelf, a photo by Angie Friedel on Flickr.

The Elf on a Shelf: a brilliant invention by a mother and daughter who appreciate the value of scaring the living daylight out of their kids for entertainment purposes. I found this link online today – people posting fabulously creative images of their Elves on Shelves. Mine, unfortunately, haunts my daughter like the clown from Poltergeist. She has asked to put him back in the basement, but I refuse. I spent $29.99 on that little sprite and he’s being put to good use this year. So he usually sits in the Christmas tree where he has the whole first floor in sight, watching her every move. But her fear had me wondering, could I be creating a new form of coulrophobia? (That is a fancy term for fear of clowns, for all you normal people.) This prompted me to look up the word for “fear of elves.” Yep, there is a word for it: fayophobia. Don’t act like you knew.

So in addition to a college fund, I’ll start setting money aside for therapy. For the month of December, however, I’m appreciating the fact that I can use this little guy to get her to do as she’s told, stay un-naked for most of the day, and wipe her own butt. Merry Christmas! (He’s watching you….)

Total Word Nerd Here.

9 Oct

Are you a word nerd?

Wisconsin boy, 16, is the fastest texter in America – JSOnline

8 Aug

So, a Wisconsin boy, 16 years old, is the fastest texter in America. I may just be a crotchety person but I don’t that is a title I would be proud of if I were his parents. Can he write a letter or throw a softball?  Did he rise to texting heroism by sitting inside all day texting about his life with his two thumbs instead of living it?
I love looking at old, hand-written letters and recipes passed down from generations. When we die, will our kids be digging through our flash drives for something to remember us by?

Wisconsin boy, 16, is the fastest texter in America – JSOnline.


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