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Tag Archives: kids
Blue-Blue The Disco Dancing Cat
I promise y’all, I am not smoking the funky weed over here in California. “Blue-Blue” is featured in the title of my Little Bean’s first story, which I am turning in to her teacher this morning. This kid’s imagination is awesome, so I … Continue reading
Posted in Life's Challenges, Parenting Tagged Daylight Savings Time, Imagination Machine, Jenny Hansen, kids, parents, young writers 39 Comments
The More Cowbell Tour Rocked the U.S.
The More Cowbell Tour spanned 29 days and 15 states. It was wild and memorable and fun. And tiring. But the Little Bean started kindergarten last week and I am BAA-A-A-CK. Here are some highlights. Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, More Cowbell Tagged family road trip, Jenny Hansen, kids, kindergarten, summer vacation 40 Comments
5 Ways Kindergarten Prep Feels Like a Job Interview
It’s Thoughty Thursday, and I’m gonna get my rant on. It feels like I’ve been preparing for my kid to go to kindergarten for at least 4 months now. What happened to the days when you just took a piece … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, Thoughty Thursday Tagged Jenny Hansen, kids, More Cowbell, parenting, school 22 Comments
You’ve Gotta See This Brave Little Bundle of Cuteness
Today is my daughter’s birthday and the Little Bean is growing up at an alarming rate. I mean, I’ve listened to Don’t Blink, but jeezy-peezy…I can’t believe she’s having another birthday. She was just born. I think about where I was … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting Tagged brave acts, Jenny Hansen, kids, parents, weddings 40 Comments
Some Days You Just Want To Swear
Some days you just need to swear. When I first posted on this topic, Baby Girl was just starting to talk. Now? She’s repeating everything, which means I have to spell everything. And sometimes the Hubs will just say the … Continue reading
My Fridgie Has A Magnetic Personality…How About Yours?
I hate the new non-magnetic fridgie fronts! Especially with kids, I think the ability to hang artwork on my refrigerator is my God-given right as a parent. We inherited our fridge from my mother-in-law and, while it has lovely shelving and … Continue reading
Posted in Humor, More Cowbell, Reading Tagged Jenny Hansen, kids, poetry, refrigerator magnets 42 Comments
1000 Words of Joy in One Tiny Picture
Okay, I’ll admit it…I’m biased about this photo. It was taken when I was not around and, every time I look at it, I can’t stop smiling. Even though it’s a bit grainy, the pure joy in this picture made it difficult … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting Tagged Jenny Hansen, joy, kids, photographs 14 Comments
10 Ways I’d Love My Books To Be Like Flat Stanley
If you’re a North American parent with a child in 3rd grade or beyond, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ve heard of Flat Stanley. Just in case you haven’t, here’s a quick summary: The Flat Stanley Project In 1994, Dale … Continue reading
Posted in The Writing Journey Tagged books, career, Flat Stanley, Jenny Hansen, kids, reading, writing 49 Comments
8 Parenting Tips from Janet Fitch (Author of White Oleander)
For those of you who don’t know who Janet Fitch is, she wrote White Oleander (which was made into a movie starring many actresses you know) and Paint It Black. I’ve also seen Ms. Fitch speak at the L.A. Times Festival of … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, The Writing Journey Tagged Janet Fitch, Jenny Hansen, kids, parents, time management, writing 19 Comments