Tag Archives: parenting

Are You Still Kidding Me? Stacey Gustafson’s New Humor Book

22 Aug

Are You Still Kidding Me?

Ever finish your kid’s homework? Netflix cheat on your husband? Try to explain Alexa to your mother?

If so, you’re not alone—Stacey Gustafson’s back at it again with Are You Still Kidding Me?

Are You Still Kidding Me humor book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly Relatable Stories

In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to her #1 Amazon bestseller Are You Kidding Me? My Life with an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives, Gustafson tackles the foibles of modern family life—from toddlers and teens to empty nesters—with wry wit and plenty of humor.

The Self-Care You Crave

Grab a cup of coffee, ease into the easy chair, and be prepared to laugh out loud along with Stacey—she may not be your new best friend, but you’ll feel like she is by the time you’ve finished these forty-five stories of family life, written by a mother who’s seen it all.

Your New BFF

Author Stacey Gustafson

Stacey Gustafson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My First 100 Days: Lots of Crying

29 Apr

My First 100 Days

Enough about Trump. Here’s what I did in my first 100 days.  Whaaa!

Barb Besy Humor My First 100 days

  • Exited my mother’s womb with a ton of fanfare. Actually, it was a bloodbath. Pretty gross. Extremely exhausting for Mom and me. Couldn’t wait to get cleaned up and grab a nap. Whew.

 

  • Cried. There’s lots of crying in the first 100.

 

  • Slept, mostly in spurts of a few hours here, a few hours there. Similar to how I do now.

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NEW BOOK: FIND YOUR FUNNY – for Ages 12 & UP

14 Apr

 

For ages 12 & UP…

Meet your new BFF – a friend with physical, psychological, and social benefits.

FIND YOUR FUNNY: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens

Find Your Funny Book Barb Best

 

Written by Joanne Jackal, PhD, a psychotherapist who used to be a stand up comedienne

AND

moi, a comedy writer who likes to joke around with her inner teen.

How fun is that?

Available on Amazon: full-color paperback edition

The e-book http://amzn.to/22v2OCC

Find Your Funny: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens 🙂

 

Updated Book Titles for Today’s Children

9 Dec

 

 BarbBestHumor

Today’s children are worldly wise and sophisticated beyond their years.

They need to read books that reflect their knowledge and experience. Books they can actually relate to.

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Perhaps these UPDATED books?

  • The Little Engine that Could if it Just Had Some Decent Therapy

 

  • The Velveteen Hypoallergenic Rabbit

 

  • Charlotte’s Website Hack

 

  • A Wrinkle in Quality Time

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VOTE on the FIND YOUR FUNNY Book Cover!!!

3 Dec

 

Attention: Parents, counselors, educators, coaches, and everyone who cares about teens 😀

NEW book coming!

FIND YOUR FUNNY: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens 

A survival guide that helps teens discover the power of humor in dealing with stress plus teaches strategies to add more laughter to their lives.

HELP CHOOSE THE COVER!

It’s easy 🙂

VOTE #1 or #2.

#1

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#2

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Leave your VOTE on FACEBOOK

THANK YOU!

 

Is Your 20-Something Ready to Marry? A Checklist

25 Jul

 

Is your 20-Something ready (as in mature enough) to marry?

EEK! Your little baby, a 20-Something, is tying the marriage knot.

Is Your 20-Something Ready to Marry?

Here is a checklist to determine if he/she is sufficiently prepared for matrimony.

  • Potty-trained
  • Pays own cell phone bill
  • Able to kill a spider by self
  • Wisdom teeth (and some wisdom) have appeared

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Dear FOOD NETWORK

25 Apr

 

Dear Food Network
Dear Food Network,
Thank you for teaching my kids how to cook fancy schmancy.

The vast culinary knowledge they have acquired lounging in front of the TV and laptop (love your website) has raised the chow bar to quite a sophisticated level.

Unfortunately, they leave 99% of the actual cooking to moi.

 

Dear Food Network

Cook Like A Star!

 

I can no longer pawn turkey hot dogs, tuna sandwiches, or cans of noodle soup off as a meal. […]

7 Signs Your Dog and Your Cat are Gifted!

12 Jul

Yippee! It’s a summer rerun 😀

Cats and dogs

have taken over the internet and social media. Their furry mugs are everywhere…  YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest. Today Wattpad – tomorrow the world.

There must be a reason for this. Maybe they are really smart?

Perhaps brighter than your average couch potato.

We humans are not always the sharpest swizzle sticks in the mini-bar drawer.

Skip I.Q. tests and tedious assessments. Cats and dogs can be identified as gifted by their families. Is your Monty or Muffy gifted?

Here are 7 Signs Your Cat or Dog is Gifted

  • Your pet reveals originality in expression.

“Look, my cat sent me a Valentine. He’s so clever.” […]

Scruffles

13 Sep

 

The Princess & The Peeve

BarbBestBalloon

 

Dwayne Dear,

 

Must I remind you? In our Sole Custody Agreement dictated by the SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, I (the plaintiff and “the mother”) KARLA FLICKER KLIMPFER, beat you (the defendant and “the father”) like a monkey’s brass drum.

 

As the Primary Residential Custodial Parent and the parent entitled to receive feline support on behalf of  “SCRUFFLES,” I would like to bring to your attention the following pressing issues.

 

The court reinstated your visitation rights on alternate weekends of months beginning with an “M” and ending with a “Y.”  Don’t be late.

 

It is important to remember that Scruffles’ nutritionist insists on “Fancy Pants Pussy” Steamed Wild Alaskan Salmon in a champagne consomme. Scruffles and her litter coach will know if you try and pass off those cheapo generic kibbles again. […]

I Feel Your Back To School Pain

30 Aug

 

According to top Health and Wellness Coaches Debbie Schroeder and Lynn Smith in their report 10 ENERGY ZAPPERS and How To Eliminate Them,

“Watching TV can lead to fatigue. The rapid cuts and edits shift your orienting response into overdrive, which leads to fatigue.”  Phooey, I say!

What causes fatigue? Working a job in your kid’s classroom!

It’s elementary, my dear room mother

backtoschool

Dear Ms. Yokelclinger,

I’m happy as Planter’s Punch you are my kid’s teacher this year. I look forward to working like a dog breaking labor laws volunteering tirelessly in the classroom. After a seemingly endless summer keeping my kids entertained, hydrated, fed, culturally stimulated, lathered with sunscreen, and blooming like buttercups, I’m really thrilled to tears to be your complete and total slave parent helper.

Because I am deliriously dedicated to my child’s education, I will be on call 24-7 should you need anything. […]