Well, Hello There!

UPDATE! The verdict is: Not to chlorinate!

Did I forget to mention my Inner Esther Williams? She HATES to swim, but can totally rock the headwear!

Welcome to Mother Hen’s new and improved page!  Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair and make yourself at home.  I’ll put the kettle on, and you have a look around, ok?  I’m not ALL about chickens, you know. Posts here will range from pet and family humor, fashion (or the lack thereof), travel adventures and crazy randomness to stories of my whacky past, all told with a good dose of hyperbole. I have also recently begun a foray into short story/flash fiction writing with a series called Stories from Amos, little tales of extraordinary happenings in a very ordinary Kansas town. Hopefully you can find something to entertain you, touch you (in a totally un-creepy way!), or otherwise make you think.

Best news of all? Mother Hen strives for brevity (with mixed success… haha!). I realize everybody’s busy, so I make it my goal to pack a big whallop with as few words as possible. Most (but not all!) posts will be around 1,000 words or less, though fiction may be a bit longer. Consider my literary offerings like chicken nuggets, really: As tasty and nutritious as the whole bird, but way easier to dip! This is a family friendly page, so I only request that your comments be squeaky clean!🙂 If my grandsons can’t read them, neither can I…

Keep an eye out for My Inner Comedienne who rears her mad head from time to time. She is forever causing trouble, so new material is bound to be in the pipeline. Both she and my Inner Whitney Houston hijack my brain from time to time. Yes, I am that party guest who, after completing her stand-up routine, manages to belt out “I Will Always Love You” into a substandard Karaoke system and feel totally unembarrassed. She makes no apologies whatsoever. (Until the next day, when Rational Me is left holding the bag…)

On the upside, I make a great lightening rod for awkward people, so it’s handy to have a friend like me. Next time that whiskery librarian auntie corners you for a discussion about her digestive issues? Oh yeah. That’s when you’ll need me… Don’t worry, my friend.  I’ve got this covered.

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    • Hiya Don! Thanks so much for stopping by, and also for your kind compliment! I hope it sums things up OK. 😀 I’m not very good at shameless self promotion. I’ll take a wander over to your page now and check things out while you hang out here and drink your tea, OK?


  1. Next time that whiskery librarian auntie corners you for a discussion about her digestive issues?

    How did you know about my Aunt Dolly? We try to keep her under wraps but gosh, word does travel far and fast.


  2. That is a really good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very accurate information… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read article!


  3. Love it. My inner rock star is Stevie Nicks, by the way, and karaoke is just my cup of tea. I’m not sure how Stevie and Whitney would do as a duet but I’d be willing to give it a try!


    • Ha! I just saw this!! So funny. I sing Stevie too! Well, sort of. “Landslide” (Dixie Chicks version) is possibly one of my better song choices. It is very personal to me, actually. Well, me and every other middle aged empty nester out there… 😄


    • Thank you! I am so glad you like the new look. As for this morning’s post The Party Within, my anatomy of diet disaster, those crazy organs just took over and started twerking. I only wanted to say I hate drinking water… haha!


    • Hi there, my friend! Thank you so very much for nominating me for the Leibster! How very kind of you to consider me, and I hope you will please forgive the tardiness of my reply… I shall check this out and reply as sooon as I get a chance to breathe – thanks again!!! Mother Hen


  4. I LOVE your picture! I also love your vision and mission and all of those “inners” spoke of. I see a happy future of clucking and fluttering to come. So glad our paths crossed, MH!


    • Ha! Thank you so much for visiting and for following! You have quite the happy blog yourself! I figure you will do all the hard work of reefing out what I don’t need to bother reading, giving me more time to read what is worth my time! xx MH


  5. “I cluck, therefore I am …” – love it, love it, love it! Also felt warmed by the wonderful welcome; now a follower but not sure if that makes me a chicken … guess time will tell but glad to be here🙂


  6. Love the flowers, and the glasses are superb. The whole new look is working and your instaspam fungus is very intriguing. How’s that for checking out the whole page top to bottom?

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    • Oh thanks David! How sweet of you to check out my page!🙂 Yeah, I do love my flowerdy cap, even though it doesn’t see much actual water – I updated the colours recently to keep it autumnal…just in time for winter. Yeah, I’m known for my impeccable timing…🙂🙂🙂

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