Entries by kimskinner

Finding Humor In Aging

It’s tough to find humor in aging…especially when we can’t remember where we put our car keys. I took a four-hour memory test at Mayo clinic last week. In preparation, I downed two tablespoons of coconut oil and wore my “smart looking” glasses. I trimmed my nose hairs and put on my false teeth. As […]

Funny Things You Learn In a Public Bathroom

This morning I was dressing in the gym bathroom as a cute mother and her four-year-old daughter walked in. Upon seeing me she hid shyly, but soon pranced into the stall with her Mommy. I then overheard, “Oh Mommy, I love your pretty panties. Do you want to see mine?” So many memories flashed through […]

Getting Long In the Tooth: It Beats the Alternative

I’ve been spending some quality time with my maxillofacial surgeon lately. As a neighbor and personal friend, I have been happy to cheer him on as he removed my older children’s wisdom teeth. I applauded his skill and then left him to shower my swollen 18-year-olds with smoothies and ice cream. How surprised was I […]

Letting Our Children Flub Up

Are you okay about not being okay? Most of us would agree that we can learn from our mistakes. But when it comes to our children…. I’ll never forget one of the earliest teacher conferences I had concerning my firstborn child. The seemingly negative assessment and numerated critiques of my precious one cut to my […]

Wives In the Locker Room: Sneak Peek!

My first marriage book is finally launching and a book-signing party is coming up!  I just couldn’t wait to share the first chapter here.Why all the excitement? I believe every woman, regardless of marital status or sports affiliation/aversion, struggles with relationships and “difficult” people.  (Just because it’s not your husband doesn’t mean that the principles […]

5 Ways To Develop Intimacy In Marriage

Don’t you want to be truly known and understood? Not just pitied or tolerated, but affirmed, encouraged and adored? That’s intimacy. But it’s difficult to reach – and costly to maintain. Be proactive in developing such a relationship by taking the following steps. 1. Reestablish your commitment. This is primarily a unilateral decision. If an […]

Asking Our Husbands For Help

I recently read this humorous definition of outdoor barbecuing:When a man volunteers to do such cooking, the following chain of events is put into motion:One. The woman goes to the store to buy all the ingredients for the meal.Two. The woman fixes the salad, vegetables and dessert.Three. The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places […]