Life Lessons From A KC Author | KCUR

Life Lessons From A KC Author

Mar 21, 2014

Becky Blades found herself bubbling over with advice for her daughter, but she knew bombarding her daughter with life lessons wasn't the best way to go about sharing it.

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk with Blades about how, in writing down this advice with a good dose of humor, she created the book Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone.


  • Becky Blades, author of Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone

​Listener advice:

  • Connie, Leavenworth: "My advice to my kids was always this: 'Nothing good happens after midnight. Get home.'"
  • Carrie, Cameron: "My advice for my daughters... is the minute they start thinking that they are special, and they are different, and the rules don't really apply to them, that's the minute they start acting really stupid. If 98 percent of the people, if it works out this way for them, don't think you're the two percent."
  • Riva, Overland Park: "'You'll figure it out'... I knew it was successful when my son parroted it back to me."
  • Wendell: "A person can be smart, people can be dumb, panicky and dangerous. Stay smart; don't get stuck on stupid."
  • Darlene: "When I went to parent weekend when my son was entering college they told parents to 'stay in the ozone.' As in your child says 'I just got a tattoo.'   Your response: 'Ooooooh.'

HEAR MORE: Becky Blades will have a book launch party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 2 on the Plaza. For details, call Rainy Day Books, (913) 384-3126.