Marla Jo Fisher, Whittier Daily News

Marla Jo Fisher

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Past articles by Marla:

Frumpy Mom: Seeing the wonderous sights, and stairs, of Egypt

Our columnist describes the wonders of her recent journey to Egypt. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Why coffee is my favorite drug

Thank you, coffee, for making it possible for me to clear my brain fog every day of my life, writes our columnist. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Be warned, this week we’re talking about women’s underwear

Remember pantyhose, slips and those inexplicable L’Eggs? → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Traveling to Egypt to explore its wonders and buy stuff

This time, I will be able to spend more than 20 minutes in a museum without enduring a litany of complaints from miniature humans whose feet hurt and who are starving to death. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Scenes from the weekend booze cruise

If you miss drunken stumbling, have I got a cruise for you! → Read More

Frumpy Mom: A fork, a fork! My kingdom for a fork! Or a towel.

It’s entirely possible that most of my missing bath towels are at the bottom of that closet, but I have no desire to mount an archealogical dig to go through it. → Read More

Travel: Beautiful Cambodia is exotic and friendly

Ancient temples such as Angkor Wat are only the beginning of amazing sites and experiences in this friendly, historical country. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Remember when your phone was avocado colored and had a cord?

I like having a smartphone. It’s nice to get a call in line at Target and know that I don’t have to answer because it’s just my nosy neighbor wanting to tell me that my son is out… → Read More

Frumpy Mom: So, I finally got COVID-19. Please send pizza.

I’ve lost all interest in healthy eating and all I want is frozen pizza. Is that a symptom? → Read More

Backyard chicken coops continue to be popular. The eggs are good, too.

These critters are more likely to be family pets with cute names and comfy coops who just happen to also provide food. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: I didn’t know I was coming home to Alaska

People in Cambodia are particularly kind and friendly. It seems to be part of their culture. Too bad we can’t transplant them all to work in Vegas. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Looking back at the year in my rearview mirror

I’m not slowing down at all. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Some New Year’s Resolutions that I can actually keep – Press Telegram

When someone cuts me off on the freeway, I will keep my cool and not flip them off and shout out of my window. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: It’s time for Christmas gifts and you know what that means

Even though they are now adults, my kids still count their gifts to make sure they receive exactly the same number. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: ‘Tis the season for your imaginary friend – San Bernardino Sun

Here’s my best advice for how to survive your relatives over the holidays. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: Yeah, the good old days weren’t all that good. – Daily News

Like when we took road trips every summer with no air conditioning in our Ford Falcon station wagon, and my parents smoking in the front seat like a pair of oil refineries. → Read More

20 free things to do with your annoying relatives over the holidays

If you have visiting relatives, you can entertain them without spending a dime at these Southern California attractions. → Read More

Frumpy Mom: I need houseguests to make me clean up

My friend and I made a pact that we would separately clean up our own paperwork, which seemed like a good idea until she said “by Friday.” → Read More

Frumpy Mom: The Sunday after Thanksgiving is official light-hanging day

That’s OK, because today is your day in many homes across America. That’s right. Today is when you will balance precariously on a rickety ladder and put up your Christmas lights. → Read More

Here’s what Southern California theme parks are doing for the holidays

Check out seasonal events at the Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood and other local parks. → Read More