Lisa Kern

Lisa Kern
Pennsylvania, US
March 28
I'm a mom of three boys, a needy dog, and an insolent cat. When I'm not writing, vacuuming up pet hair, or cleaning pee off the toilet seat, I like to fantasize about jeans that actually fit and an all-you-can-eat-chocolate-and-cheese diet. Welcome to my party.


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Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 27, 2008 10:41AM

My Son's Obama Video

I'm a mom first and foremost.  I'd like to believe that I am raising thinking children who will contribute to our world rather than be burdens on it.  Please indulge me a bit of gushing about my son.

I heard the song "Coming Around Again" by Simon Webbe a few weeks… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 24, 2008 11:27AM

I've Seen the Fringe and It Visits My Local 7-11


Some days you don’t need to go looking for crazy.  Sometimes crazy finds you right in your own neighborhood. 


Take yesterday for example.  I was out doing some errands and decided to stop for a coffee at a nearby convenience store.  It was around noon, and the… Read full post »

OCTOBER 23, 2008 10:14AM

If the World Could Vote (With Results!)

I'm not sure if people have seen this or not yet but it's pretty cool.  Each person, all over the world, is able to choose for whom they would vote if they were voting in the United States' presidential election. 

Once you've voted, you can see the results of how the entire… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 19, 2008 7:45PM

On Choice, Regret, and Acceptance


Lately, thanks to old friends finding me on Facebook, a midlife crisis of sorts has been ignited within me.  After all, what better way to be reminded of your own glaring inadequacies than to suddenly have successful friends emerge from your past and find you online?  While it’/… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 16, 2008 11:24PM

Pint-Sized Pundits: Kids and the Presidential Election


In what is feeling like the longest election year ever, we’ve heard plenty of adult commentary about the presidential election, but what do kids have to say?  I’ve collected some snippets from two of my own children (ages 8 and 12) as well as a couple of borrowed kids (ages/… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 10, 2008 10:06AM

A Most Unlovable Dog


She came from a trailer park; one of ten puppies born to an unusually large but shy white female miniature schnauzer and an unusually small but personable male miniature schnauzer.  Mama wanted nothing to do with anyone.  Papa would have gone home with anyone who gave him a pat on/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2008 11:52PM

A Dear John Letter for Senator McCain

Dear Senator McCain,


I need your help.  You see, I’m a voter who’s desperate for change, but with both you and Senator Obama promising it, how can I know which of you truly means it?


It might be helpful for you if I told you a bit about myself and how… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 7:55PM

What Economic Crisis? I've Got It Covered!

I don't understand why everyone is so worried about the economy.  People say that there's nothing safe to invest in and credit lines everywhere are frozen.  Credit crisis, schmedit crisis!  There's plenty of things to do with your money and lots of ways to earn more.   W… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 9:01PM

In Celebration of Differents

4-leaf clovers found May 2004  


I have a really weird talent.  I find four-leaf clovers.  All the time.   I rarely look for them on purpose unless I want to impress my children.  I usually find them when I’m doing other things such as working in the yard or waiting for the b… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 11:41AM

Facebook? Meet Mid-Life Crisis


There it was, right in the middle of my email, between my coupons from Borders and an assignment from work:  a name from my past.  There was a momentary who the hell is this? reaction followed by the realization that an old boyfriend from high school had just looked me/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 4:06PM

In Praise of Ordinary

“When we have a toothache, we know that not having a toothache is happiness.  But later, when we don’t have a toothache, we don’t treasure our non-toothache.” 


-Thich Nhat Hanh


Today was a great day. 


The weather was just right: not too ho… Read full post »