Browsing All posts tagged under »Mother’s Day«

How Not to Spill Your Coffee When Walking

May 11, 2012


Scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara have just published a study revealing how not to spill your coffee when walking. Apparently the human gait moves at roughly the same frequency as coffee sloshes back and forth in a mug so each step amplifies the coffee’s sloshing. But these scientists have developed a […]

Look on the Bright Side, Mom

May 8, 2011


Dearest Mother, On this Mother’s Day, I’d like to make the following confessions while urging you to try and look on the bright side. Confession: Remember how the chandelier over the kitchen table had two broken lights for twenty years?  I broke that the day after we moved in by sword fighting with ski poles […]

Mother’s Day Cards from Second-string Children

May 7, 2011


Not all moms are created equal.  Most moms try their best, but when you happen to be “accidentally” reading your neighbor’s mail and come across the following Mother’s Day cards, you have good reason to wonder about her mothering abilities.

You’re Welcome, Mom

May 6, 2011


Parents are supposed to love all their children equally, but my siblings and I knew our parents had favorites.  They always said they loved us the same, and they tried not to let their favoritism show, but still, we all knew…because we listened at the door on Mother’s Day as they criticized the cards we […]

New Holiday Mascots Who May Give the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus a Run for Their Money

April 25, 2011


Listen up, second-tier holidays!  If you want to be successful, you’ve got to get your holiday a Santa or an Easter Bunny. Hey Arbor Day, how come nobody remembers your holiday’s date, but kids count down the whole year to Christmas even though there are way more trees than Christians in the world?  You know […]