I’m Karen, a North Carolina mom of two really great kids who test me at every level. As I tell them often, it’s a good thing they’re cute. Like many moms, I spend my days cleaning, cooking, working, and trying to raise decent humans. Some days I get it right. I plan fun activities or adventures and manage to get a great dinner on the table. That’s what I call success. Most days, I muddle through. I’m not prepared for what life is going to throw at me or what the kids are dishing out that day. Spending time with them doesn’t go quite like I had hoped, and dinner is an afterthought. Sometimes it works out; sometimes it’s horrendous. I just hope the kids don’t notice. I keep my sanity by trying to keep the humor. If you can’t laugh at life, it’s going to be awfully long.