Four Hens and a Rooster

Telling stories of mid-life and raising teens and tweens. No matter how messy it may be!

There are a lot of unseen costs with blogging. So what are the different ways bloggers make money and offset those costs?

Costs -v- Income of Running a Blog When you’re sipping your morning coffee or your evening glass of wine and catching up on your favorite blog posts, have you ever stopped to think about the person behind that site? Thatmore

I have to take a break from the people of Facebook.

Call it a Face-cation or a Face-break… whatever you want to call it, I’m taking it. And unlike a lot of the dramatic Debbie’s out there, I’m not making a grand announcement via a status update on my personal account.¬†more

The best Thanksgiving TV episodes of all time.

Turkey Up and Laugh a Little! Who’s ready for Thanksgiving?! I know I am.. we’re mixing our traditions up a little bit and heading to the Rooster’s parent’s house in Ohio. Can you believe in all the years we’ve beenmore

Making your own eye makeup remover pads is super easy and a huge cost savings.

DIY Makeup Remover Pads If you wear makeup or like me, have teen daughters who wear makeup, then you know that makeup remover pads are not cheap. Especially if you go thru them like we do. I came across amore

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Plus a Giveaway!! Don’t shoot the messenger, but Buddy the Elf says you only have 5 Fridays (6 if you count this one) left before Christmas is here! That being the case, I have some questions for you: Have yourmore


The Rooster Lives to Crow Another Year! I hope I’m this tolerant of ‘ribbing’ the day I turn 49… … and only have 1 year of my 40’s left. … and will be 50 (!) the next year… Nahhh… whomore

managing expectations

Running the shuttle yesterday, Mackenzie and I drove thru one of the older neighborhoods in our area. You know the ones – with the big, old, huge estates that the people who built the towns used to live in. Themore

Somedays you just need a mental day from work and life. Here are 7 excuses that no one will question!

It’s raining here and I’m not sure about you, but between the post-sugar crash from Halloween and just an over all busy weekend, I’ve been eyeing my bed all day. Now that I’m snuggled up in it watching The Goodmore


We’re on the tail-end of Halloween and trick or treating around here and I will tell you – it’s bittersweet. It’s one of my favorite times of the year and I think I have as much fun as the kidsmore


Want a chance to win $5,000 cash AND get FREE pictures of your kids in their Halloween costumes? Then head over to Portrait Innovations Studios who’s hosting a FREE Halloween Portrait event on Monday, October 26th from 4-6pm. Then, submitmore

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