Homage to Kid History

Posted on January 11th, 2014 by Jean

A few weeks ago, I confessed my Kid History Obsession, and promised to try to emulate these family-friendly videos. Here is our attempt at telling a true story from my youth. Please enjoy!

Thanks to my husband and kids for playing along, and BIG thanks to my brother for covering for me so I wouldn’t have MY nail pulled off!

2014 Resolution Tag

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by Jean

My friend, Elle, at Elle Sees posted a 2014 Resolution Tag. I thought it would be fun to play along. Feel free to tag yourself as well.


BAD HABIT: There is no bad habit I am going to break. I will continue to eat at McDonald’s, choose work over cleaning my house, and make snarky comments about …. Wait! I DID give up a bad habit! Facebook stalking! Yes, I had an addiction to viewing a friend’s feed. Her life read like a train wreck, and I couldn’t look away. So I deleted and blocked her. Sorry, “mom-of-angry-kid”.

facebook trainwreck

NEW SKILL: I’d like to learn how to cook a few more good meals. I will be a skilled recipe hunter, gathering ingredients and whipping them up in my kitchen.

Pinterest mozzarella sticks

EMULATE: I hope to be more like Lisa Vanderpump, and I have the new pink bra to prove it! She’s a beautiful, successful woman, wife and mother who exudes class.

Lisa Vanderpump

GOOD DEED: I will plan many picnics to feed our new neighbor’s children. They aren’t allowed in our home, but they do pick oranges off our tree to snack on.


VACATION: Knott’s Berry Farm is our vacation destination in 2014.

Knotts Berry Farm

LITERATURE: I’ll be reading an historical romance novel called, “Southern Wind”! The sweet, little, local author phoned me last year to create her book cover and website.

Southern Wind

LETTER: I write a damn good letter, and cc a whole bunch of people. Heads roll when I put paper to pen. Pen to paper. So, I don’t know what letter I will be writing, or what the results will be, but I will keep you posted.

Angry Letter

NEW FOOD: I’ve always wanted to try those lettuce filled, no,… meat filled lettuce cups. Meat and veggie lettuce wraps like you get at the Cheesecake Factory. I shall google the recipe and whip that up.

Thai Lettuce Wraps

IMPROVE: I’m going to do better at… blogging? Am I? I will try!

What are your 2014 Resolutions?

Kid History Obsession

Posted on December 29th, 2013 by Jean

I’m a little bit obsessed with Kid History. “Punching Cars” is my favorite episode.

If you’re like me, you’ll watch several episodes. Kid History videos are created when the Roberts brothers share a true story from their youth with children who then retell the story.

We have Randy Roberts to thank for these hilarious and wholesome videos. He elicites the help of his older brothers Brett, Dave & John, and his former roommate, Richard Sharrah, to create short films with mass appeal.

After watching these as a family, Tom and I both shared stories from our childhoods that we’d love to turn into “histories” with the help of our daughters. We’ll see if we’re actually up to the challenge. Tom’s story entails breaking his arm playing football, and then breaking his leg while skiing with his broken arm. My story unfolds as I convince my brother to lay down and let me jump over him while I wear my roller skates. Let’s just say I forget to jump, and my mother threatens to inflict the same pain on my body. Ya, we probably won’t be recreating those memories.

What childhood memory would you turn into a Kid History?