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What Food Emoji Is Still Missing?

My dad is getting up there in years, but no teenager is going to out-emoji this guy!  He's determined to fully express himself through pics of beer mugs, corn in the husk, and Christmas trees.

By the way, did you hear what emoji might be coming next?  You and my dad will wonder how you survived without it for this long.

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Mother’s Day Is a Great Time to Celebrate Uniqueness

Happy Mother's Day!  Got a quirky mom?  This weekend we're celebrating the quirks, the playfulness, the discipline, the organization, and thoughtfulness, and the love.

And the most important things our moms have ever done for us.  Here's mine.

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Impress Your Backyard Barbecue With Watermelon Carvings

These watermelon carvings showed up at a backyard party that I was at last weekend, and got lots of high five and comments.

And they didn't come from Pinterest. Here's how you can create them too.

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Not All Spring Flower Pictures Turn Out Great

It's the time of year in Idaho when a wildflower patch can draw dozens of freshly bathed kids in their cutest clothes, along with those amazing parents-of-the-year armed with high tech zoom lenses ready to upload the photos to online scrapbooks right away to share with Grandma and Grandpa in Poughkeepsie.  And then there are the rest of us.  This was kind of a disaster. 

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Kids Can Fall Asleep Anywhere

Life gets to be too much for a 4-year old sometimes, and they have the ability to just nod off anytime, anywhere, like right in the middle of a busy steakhouse on a Saturday night.  Where is the oddest place your kids have fallen asleep?

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If You’re Sleep Deprived, It’s Kinda Like Being Drunk

How much sleep do you get? One in three people are under 7 hours per night, and there are all sorts of scary new health risks that come with that.  And if you go without sleep long enough, it's just like being drunk.  Yikes!

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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The Secret To Marriage Success Involves Dressing Like Cows

These are my amazing parents, and I am so proud of them.  Not only do they make great cows, but today is also their 43rd wedding anniversary.  Not many couples make it that far!

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Some April Fool’s Day Pranks Are More Creative Than Others

For some really creative April Fool's Day joke ideas, all we have to do is watch an episode of The Office.  Remember the episode where Jim feeds Dwight an Altoid every time he hears the Windows login chime, to get him to try to salivate like Pavlov's dog?  Some pranks take more time than others to set up.

Here's the history behind April Fool's Day, and more prank ideas so you can get your kids and co-workers good on Friday.

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Parents and Kids Can’t Agree on Easter Candy

It's a good thing we have the Easter Bunny to be fair and neutral in dishing out the candy, because parents and kids tend to pick different favorites.  I think my kids are weird for liking the stuff they like!  What's your favorite?

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The Results Are In. Blondes Aren’t Dumb!

So why was the blonde staring at frozen orange juice can?

Because it said 'concentrate'.

Good one people, good one.   Blonde jokes are part of the reason why our hair color gets a bad rap.  But that's about to change.  Blondes will love this news!

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