CATEGORY: LIFE & LAUGHTER


Life and Laughter—Dressed to Kill

By Peri Kinder Every autumn, as I reconstructed our home after three months of child infestation, my daughters settled...


Things We Forget

There was a time, before we got all jaded and grumpy, that our main purpose was to have fun....


Life and Laughter: Uncommon Courtesy

By Peri Kinder We’ve become an unpleasant people. All the commons, like courtesy, sense, knowledge and good, aren’t nearly...


Take a Hike

By Peri Kinder What do you get when you have 25 teenage girls camping in tents? A motive for...


Life and Laughter—Hold on Tight

By Peri Kinder Toddlers are draining. They’re exhausting, demanding, messy and literally shaking with energy. When my kids were...


Life and Laughter: To Infinity and Beyond

As our country devolves into a 24/7 protest, people are casting their eyes to the stars. They’re either hoping...


Virtual Competition

By Peri Kinder We all have that one friend whose life could be a Hallmark movie. She spends her...


The Stockings Were Flung in the Chimney with Flair

Every year on November 30, while my girls slept, I’d spend the evening putting up Christmas decorations. I’d place...


Breaking Bread

  I’ve never been one to follow fad diets. I like food too much to limit my choices to...


Speak of the Devil

              As a child growing up in a strict Mormon household in the ‘70s, I spent most of...