gina valley

Gina Valley is a humorist who lives in Los Angeles, California with her dear husband (The Professor) & her always adorable seven children (The Pack). She loves to cook, if someone will put the ingredients in those little glass bowls, & spends much of her time carpooling and inventing new curse words (at the same time!). She’s not your typical soccer mom, loves ridiculously high heels, & is addicted to her smart phone. If she’s out of chocolate, run and hide! Connect with Gina at, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Posts by gina valley

Top 7 Things I Want For Mother’s Day

Can you feel it? The air is thick with tension. It’s time to figure out Mother’s Day gifts. People who have mothers or are partners with a mother or know someone who’s a mother are all experiencing PTGSD (Pre Traumatic Gift Selection Disorder). I don’t claim to represent the gift preferences of every mother on […]

Why Aren’t My Children Better Liars?

Why aren’t my children better liars? It’s not like they don’t practice. I feel like such a failure.  Clearly, I’m not providing them with the deception training they need to develop into the amazing liars I know they could be. Maybe I need to call in a professional to provide private coaching, like a politician […]

Top 10 Cheap and Easy Valentine’s Gifts To Make Her Swoon

You know, guys, you aren’t the only ones who like it cheap and easy. Showing your special someone that she’s your special someone doesn’t need to break the bank or require a masters in design or psychology. Just make an effort to show us you’re thinking about us. Just make a fuss about how important […]

Top 10 Signs You’re Hosting A Super Bowl Party

Have strange happenings, sights, sounds, and smells invaded your abode?  Are you wondering what sort of mayhem has beseeched your home?   Perhaps you’re hosting a Super Bowl party. But, how can you know for sure?  Here’s some symptoms to check for. Top 10 Signs You’re Hosting A Super Bowl Party: #10.  On Saturday your […]

Christmas Cards Are The Devil

It seems like such a simple thing. “Make a Christmas card for your teacher.” That’s it. I’m supplying every possible material needed. Sons #3 and #4 have been tasked with sitting down at the craft supply wonderland that is the homework table in our living room to come up with a card to attach to the […]

The Spirit Of Giving Just Stabbed Me With A Fork

I don’t know what I was thinking. Call it temporary insanity or an over-inhalation of holiday spirit, but I thought it would be fun to not only make  cookies for our neighbors, but to make the cookies with my littles. I even put on Christmas music. Clearly, I was out of my mind. It seemed […]

How My Dad Says “I Love You!”

My dad is the sweetest man alive. While I visited my parents this past winter I needed to drive from their tiny mountain village to the closest big city to pick up my husband from the airport. My dad wanted to serve as my chauffeur, as he usually does when I visit. But, had he done […]

Studying In The Hallowed Aisles: Raising Tomorrow’s Dads

I’m raising four dads. It’s not easy for a mom to raise dads. We’re not fully equipped to train our sons in all the nuances of daddy-hood. So, like any responsible mom, I seek help. I look for wisdom. I study the experts. I take them to Costco. Costco sells everything you need for life, […]