The Honking Goose

something to honk about

Gifted Children

My children are gifted. Frequently and generously every winter holiday season. I don’t hate it, but I’m not thrilled about it either. The thing is, even without their parents buying … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 28 Comments

I have an entourage

Did you know that? I’m so cool. Members of my entourage are carefully selected to make me seem clever, tall, fashionable, and cool when they follow me around. They accompany … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 53 Comments

this is not the line for parenting advice

I work in a mid-sized retail store where I am sometimes cashier at the register. Parents come through my line – okay, mostly moms – with happy little children – … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 89 Comments

a message from my 8 year old son

My 8yo son gave me this note. I am passing it along to all of you. The owl is wise. More advice from an OWL: Stay focused Be ‘hoo’ you … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 37 Comments

just say no to pharmaceutical ads

I just can’t stand ads for prescription medications on TV.  How is it okay to publicly advertise to such a wide audience something that can only be taken with a … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 73 Comments

what do your search terms tell about you?

I saw this question asked somewhere recently. (I don’t remember where – sorry.) This got me thinking: what do my OWN search terms tell about me? So, out of curiosity, … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 45 Comments

I know I said Halloween is evil, but I lied, it is a BLESSING

If you know the Honking Goose at all, you know I change my opinions and disagree with myself as often as I change the weather. Wait, you didn’t know I … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 19 Comments

I know I said Halloween is great, but I lied, it is EVIL

I expressed some pretty strong opinions in my post Halloween is better than Thanksgiving or Christmas, but I take it all back now. Here’s the thing, I’m just trying to … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 50 Comments

tinkle, tinkle

When my children were very small and learning to use the potty, I made up a song to sing to them. Sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 45 Comments

my kid said that 3

My 10yo was getting ready to go to school this morning in his Halloween costume. He was all dressed up in a trench coat and leather boots, with a chain … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 28 Comments