There’s An Adult in My iPad

Since a number of you have asked (a number bigger than one), we are thrilled to announce that our latest book, There’s An Adult In My Soup, is now available for the iPad and can be found on Apple’s iBookstore.

Yippee!

(Now we just need an iPad.) [Read more…]

Avoiding the Dreaded Title of Bridezilla

becky_mochafaceIf there is anyone who knows a little bit about stress, it’s a bride to be.

Seriously, they can get downright c r a z y.

Which is why we thought it was a wonderful idea to have such a person (a bride to be, not a crazy person) review our new book, There’s An Adult In My Soup. Enter Becky Speer, aka Becky Mochaface, whose big day is quickly approaching. Would she actually find some value in it, or toss it aside like a wedding DJ with nothing but Chicken Dance CDs? [Read more…]

What to Read if You’re Feeling Old

tim_piotrowskiTim Piotrowski is an awesome dude who writes a blog about well-rounded living called 360 Degree Self. I’ve known Tim for a little while now, although we haven’t met in person — yet. The thing that strikes me about him is that he is a curious fellow, and I’m a big fan of curious fellows. He’s definitely an example of someone who would be considered a life-long learner. Besides being a Sesame Street fan, he also has a spirit of helpfulness that is very rare these days.

Apparently, he is also a man of excellent taste.

This becomes obvious when you read his review of our latest book, There’s An Adult In My Soup. Here’s an excerpt: [Read more…]

Indulge In A Quick Mind Snack

curt_rosengrenCurt Rosengren is one passionate dude. As a coach, writer, and speaker (aka a Passion Catalyst), Curt uses his curious, fun, insightful nature to help people plug into the power of their passion. He’s lived in five different countries and traveled to over thirty, so he’s been around the block when it comes to seeing firsthand how passion makes a difference in people’s live around the world. He posted some awfully kind thoughts about our new book, There’s An Adult In My Soup, over at his groovy blog. Here’s a snippet: [Read more…]

Soup That’s Dessert for Your Soul

This is a special guest post from Lisa Warsinske, who is a humorist speaker and improvisational queen over at Comedy Alley.

Just finished chomping on the Kotecki’s latest book There’s An Adult In My Soup and I must say it was quite disappointing. Not one recipe. The pictures were all black and white. The articles made me feel that I’m missing out on something…

*Insert needle on the record scratch sound effect here*

lisa_warsinskePlease ignore the first paragraph. I have to admit there are times my adult self seeps out. But I’ve got that in check now and I can’t wait to share what I thought of Kim and Jason’s cool new book! [Read more…]

A Simple Yet Amazing Book (Allegedly)

tanmay_voraWe’ve been thrilled to receive so many positive reviews of our new book, There’s An Adult In My Soup. In case you’re wondering, the reason you haven’t seen many bad ones is because we were able to convince The Lord of The Internet (aka Al Gore) to take them all down for us.

The latest review comes from Tanmay Vora, a cool fellow who shares thoughts on quality, management, improvement, and life on his QAspire Blog. Here’s a snippet of what Tanmay had to say about Soup: [Read more…]

For People Who Need Less Adultitis In Their Lives

lisa_braithwaiteMost people are deathly afraid of speaking in front of a crowd (whether or not the crowd is in their underwear). Lisa Braithwaite is a cool coach and blogger who helps people get better at public speaking. She notes that the fear of looking foolish, the fear of trying new things, and the fear of standing out are all symptoms of Adultitis, which she works hard to alleviate in her clients, as she gives them tools to help their anxiety melt away.

She recently reviewed our new book, There’s An Adult In My Soup and gave away a signed copy on her blog. In the review, she pointed out some of her favorite themes from the book: [Read more…]

It’s A Jungle Out There

lance-and-loraOur buddy Lance over at The Jungle of Life posted an interview with me and Kim about our new book, our new life with a baby, and what we’d do if we were stranded in the middle of Wisconsin for a year.

You may remember Lance from our collaboration on the Laugh Flash we did in Madison a few months back. It was fun to answer his creative questions, and I love the fact that he added his own commentary in response to our answers. Here’s a sample from the interview: [Read more…]

A Series of Pep Talks From That Unquenchable Friend

jen_robinsonJen Robinson, our favorite children’s book expert in the whole wide world, recently reviewed a book geared more towards bigger kids. Namely, bigger kids like you! She takes her reviews very seriously, so we were quite ecstatic to see she had some great things to say about There’s An Adult In My Soup. Here’s a snippet: [Read more…]

The Power of Negative Blogging

sad_pumpkinOne of our first stops on our There’s An Adult In My Soup blog tour is at Craig Price’s “The Power of Negative Blogging.” He has a knack for looking at the glass half empty.

But in a positive sort of way.

While many self-help gurus espouse the power of positive thinking, they actually sell their students short if they stop there. One of my big criticisms of the smash hit The Secret is that it doesn’t really paint a complete picture. Positive thinking and the law of attraction are great tools, but they can only get you so far. Real life is not all sunshine and rainbows, and expecting it to be that way just because we wish it were is naive and unproductive.

Craig’s take — which I think is as common sensical as it is provocative — is that negativity is a part of life. We can choose to become victims of it or use it as a tool. Here’s an example: [Read more…]

Defenders of the Playful

defenderKim and I were recently bestowed with the honor of being named Defenders of the Playful. It’s sort of like being knighted by the queen but it’s much less stuffy. Not just anyone can get it, and we feel privileged to receive the award from Bernie DeKoven, aka Major Fun. Bernie describes it as a recognition given to people who have created something valuable, and meaningfully fun, have demonstrated a passion for playfulness, and have somehow been able to make it available to a wide range of audiences.

Here’s what he had to say about our newest book, There’s An Adult In My Soup: [Read more…]

Reserve Your Spot in the Adult In Your Soup Blog Tour!

Soup-Painting-SquareSometimes authors do expensive, multi-city tours to promote their book. We won’t be doing that this time around because our private jet is in the shop. Some jerk keyed it and we need a whole new paint job.

[Although in some respects, our speaking gigs serve that purpose. By the way, if you live near Green Bay, WI, Minneapolis, MN, Rochester, NY, or anywhere in New Jersey, we’re gonna be in your neck of the woods in the next month or so. Contact us to get details if you’re interested in attending one of our live programs.]

But I digress. [Read more…]

5 Ways to Make Grocery Shopping More Fun – EA Show #38

To some, grocery shopping is a simple chore. To others, it is torture of the highest order, an amusement park for Adultitis. In our book, There’s An Adult In My Soup, Kim wrote about her hatred for grocery shopping and suggested some ideas for making it not only palatable, but even enjoyable. In this episode, we share 5 ways to make grocery shopping more fun.

Share Your Thoughts…
What do you think about this week’s prescription? We’d love to hear from you — and might even feature you in an upcoming show (we’ve even been known to give out prizes as well!) Leave a comment below or in the video itself by clicking the little plus sign in the player. Got photos or videos? Send ‘em to eashow@kimandjason.com
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  • Live anywhere near Madison, Wisconsin? Join us for an Escape Event down at the Capitol Square during the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 22. The event is called “Laugh Flash” and we’re going to spend 15 minutes laughing. Meet us at 10:45 in front of the Veteran’s Museum — bring your friends! Learn more.
  • Save the date for Thursday, September 3rd at 8:00 p.m. CST. Tune in to watch our first LIVE show and chat with us about your biggest life balance challenges!

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Is There An Adult in YOUR Soup? Video

A short one-minute video that asks one simple but crucial life balance question: is there an adult in your soup?
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How To Bring The Best Gift to Your Next Birthday Bash – EA Show #36

It’s always a challenge to think about what to get for the birthday boy or girl. You want something unique, something they don’t already have, but there’s always a lingering question of whether or not we really need more STUFF. On this week’s show, we tell you the best gift to bring to your next birthday bash.

Share Your Thoughts…
What do you think about this week’s prescription? We’d love to hear from you — and might even feature you in an upcoming show (we’ve even been known to give out prizes as well!) Leave a comment below or in the video itself by clicking the little plus sign in the player. Got photos or videos? Send ‘em to eashow@kimandjason.com
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  • Save the date for Thursday, September 3rd at 8:00 p.m. CST. Tune in to watch our first LIVE show!
  • Share your best birthday memory in the comments section for a chance to win the big prize we talked about during the show.

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There’s An Adult In My Soup

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When I was a kid, my soup was just right,
Yummy and tasty, a veritable delight.

Two cups of dreams and a full pint of play,
A pinch of curiosity for the perfect bouquet.

Passion and wonder and faith it had too,
I’d dare you to taste a happier stew!

But when I got older, my soup it did turn,
Enough to warrant a cause for concern.

It’s gunky and goopy and lacking in fun,
It’s not nearly as tasty as when I’d begun.

It’s bland and it’s bitter and tastes just like poop,
The problem is clearly the adult in my soup!

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