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Finally… The Truth
What Life Is Really Like for the Average America Family

Dear Donuts, Take Me Away!

Dear Donuts, Take Me Away!

I’d lost it. Gone crazy. Forty-eight hours of crying and whining had sent me flying with the coo-coo birds… And they were still at it. My two demon-possessed, nut-so children…Read more
The Potting Soil Capper

The Potting Soil Capper

By Karen Ekstrom and Mary Claire Ekstrom

“Do you have any more bags of this?” I pointed to the potting soil. “It has the little white beads that hold moisture.” I smiled sweet as pie at the Home Warehouse employee. I’d already cleaned out the bin. Taken 11 bags. Even took the bag with the rip in it that somebody – okay, Barrett – had ripped and I’d duct-taped closed. I was that desperate.

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The Importance of Eyebrows

The Importance of Eyebrows

“I can’t open the door.” I whispered to Mia, my teenage daughter. “It’s just too embarrassing.” “What’s wrong?” Concern etched Mia’s voice when she called back from the other side…Read more
“Is Daddy Going To Die?”

“Is Daddy Going To Die?”

“I’m dying. I need Di-gel, Maalox, Imodium, get me something.” My husband, Henry, cried from behind the bathroom door. I scurried from the kitchen to the bathroom and back again,…Read more
How To Make A Friend

How To Make A Friend

“Come on Barrett.” I said, urging my five-year-old grandson to finish breakfast. “The cowboys have already taken the cattle past our house. They’re almost to the pens. We need to get…Read more
A Cold Revenge

A Cold Revenge

Ring… Ring… “Dr. Heller’s office.” “I’m sick. I need to come in.” I whined a lot now. Six days of coughing and gagging on green gunk will do that. My…Read more