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My Love Affair with Mr. Darcy

I remember that afternoon at the office water cooler. Two of my co-workers were discussing their summer reading lists. I jumped in to the conversation by admitting I couldn’t remember the last time I had read a book and I was curious if they had any recommendations.

When I was growing up, if I didn’t have a Barbie in my hand, I had a book. Yes, I was that kid. It started with an encyclopedia…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Mom-Zombies Wear Aprons

I have a lot of things in my house that serve no purpose.I have them simply because I can. They might have been a good bargain or a well intentioned gift, but they serve no purpose in my life. Bath loofahs are a good example. I probably have 10, am always acquiring more, but never-ever use them.

I can take little credit for the meals which are prepared in our house. My husband is chef. I am cooking-assistant (yes, that’s what he really calls me). I peel potatoes, chop onions, boil…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 18, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

I’m Gonna Be a What: Accepting Motherhood

One of the absolute best moments of my entire life was the moment I saw my son for the first time. Of course it was! My entire life would never be the same.

But months before the birth of our son, an unexpected moment made me realize how my life was about to change.

I was 5 months pregnant before two tests confirmed our family would be growing. It wasn’t a dramatic I-Didn’t-Know-I-Was-Pregnant (on TLC) moment, just a surprise that I had a difficult time accepting. Babies…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 17, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Social Media Common Sense for Bloggers

As many know, I made a personal commitment to dig back into my personal blog in 2012 and I’m  proud to say that, in my opinion, I’ve done a great job.

What many of you may not know is that in my 9-5 life, I own a company thatspecializes in digital and social media marketing. Sometimes it’s…

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Added by Kristen Daukas on January 17, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments

Teaching Kids About Differences Using Eggs

I thought today was a fitting day to tell the story about one of my favorite school events. When Mackenzie was in the 2nd grade, her school held an event to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. They used  this event to show the kids that no matter how different we may be on the outside, on the inside we’re all the same.

That in itself is very nice, but…

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Added by Kristen Daukas on January 16, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The Bee Gees Gene

Let me preface what follows with two key points:

1. If a child does something interesting once, it’s only interesting. If they do it consistently, then you’ve got something to worry about.

2. My taste in music sucks… as in I have no taste in music.

Having a child in and of itself is full of surprises. Despite expecting unexpected moments, I have noticed an unusual behavior in child that isn’t mentioned in What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The First Year. During…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 14, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments

The Toy-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named

My son doesn’t have a Jack-in-the-box. Excuse me while I pause and breathe a sigh of relief.

But what does alarm me are the toys that play music, light up, or have some other battery operated function… especially at 3 am.

If you’re a mom it’s not hard to imagine that 3 am wake-up call from your child. You hear a small sound coming from the baby monitor and hope it doesn’t become a bigger more upset sound. But the moans and groans become a cry and you accept your fate (if you…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 14, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments

The Moral of Griswold Family Vacations

I have never been a world traveler. I’ve only ever left the country to go to Canada, didn’t go to Walt Disney World until I was 19 years old, flew once on an airplane when I was 2 years old and not again until I was 24, and I have never been on the West Coast.

I can still remember those random winter days when we would gather for a family meeting to discuss where we wanted to go for our family vacation. Being the ten year old history buff I was, I always suggested colonial…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 12, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Teens, Tweens and Finances

We forewarned our girls that this Christmas was not going to be a big one.  The Rooster had changed jobs halfway thru the year and my business was slower than last year. Even if that hadn’t been the case, when we saw the 13 YOs “list” it made us do a double take and realized that these kids needed a severe reality check. I’ve made the comment many times that there is NOT an M.D. behind my name. Sorry for the harsh truth kids, but we are not rolling in the dough.

We “gently” advised…

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Added by Kristen Daukas on January 6, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Kids Who Sell Stuff… And People Who Don’t Buy

I have 3 kids which means in our time and like everyone else, we’ve sold a lot of crap. We’ve sold cookie dough, pizza making kits, wrapping paper, God awful things they considered “gifts”, magazine subscriptions and of course, Girl Scout cookies.  We are VERY lucky that the elementary school we’re at now doesn’t participate in item sales – they just ask us for pledges and donations at the beginning of the year. And then nickel and dime us the rest of the year, but that’s a different…

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Added by Kristen Daukas on January 4, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tom & Drew Dapper Boys’ Essentials on Boys Be Cool First Private Sale

We are beyond thrilled to follow up on our New Year’s message promising you a stellar year of fantastic developments; and we'll be starting this New Year’s new week off with a BANG! Our 1st ever Boys Be Cool Private Sale event featuring timeless little dandy’s essentials by Tom & Drew Boys is happening this Thursday 1/5 and 1/6 ~ starts at 12pm EST on our FB page! Please…

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Added by Julia Angel on January 3, 2012 at 8:58pm — No Comments

White and Nerdy

When I think of a segway, there are two images that come to mind. The music video to Weird Al Yankovic's Song "White and Nerdy" and the movie Mallcop with Kevin James.

I found out about a place where you could take indoor segway rides in an older mall…

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Added by Adventure Mom on December 27, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

I missed the Heart Attack...Thank Goodness!

This week I had some chest pains on Wednesday and they were bad enough that I admitted myself to the…

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Added by Tawna Richard on December 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Smoke & Murder - Douglas Chandler Graham, Author

Smoke and Murders – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds Desserts
 
‘Inside the still smoky house, Lieutenant Bill Kenny of the Vinyard Police Department was approached by a tall, older man in a baggy brown suit.  He…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 11, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Boys...Video games...ARGH!!



Boys come out with the video game gene don’t they?!



I have always heard that boys are pre-conditioned for video games and I never gave it a second…

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Added by Tawna Richard on December 6, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Chores: A Breakdown

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Everyone wants an Alice. Mike and…

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Added by Rebecca Shepard-Olson on November 30, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Shop, Learn, and Earn - with the Direct Sales Directory!

Shop, Learn, and Earn - with the Direct Sales Directory!

The Directory is starting small - Not just anyone can join, as I want to ensure that everyone on the Directory will provide you all with the very best service. Whether you want…

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Added by Meagan Paullin on November 13, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

50 Cool Widgets For Your Blog & Cool Buttons Backgrounds For Blogs

 This post is from my Blog and I'll be posting a few more tips because of requests I received via  comments from moms asking for advice .

 

 

 So a few moms have commented on the graphics on my blogger blog.  Here is where you can get your own.  These are really cool free widgets for your blog and some great backgrounds and blinky buttons and other buttons free for your blog!  I hope you enjoy and if you do please share this Post!  Thanks.…





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Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on November 8, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Is 13 an arbitrary age to join Facebook?

 

Drinking age is 21, voting age is 18, Facebook age is 13. Is this FB age "limit" arbitrary? I am a mom of three and a child and adult psychotherapist.  I write about a variety of parenting issues.  Please visit my latest "Parenting Matters" blog post. Check it out.  Is 13 an arbitrary age to join Facebook?

Added by Ruth Migler on November 6, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

THEE Answer to all my child raising issues!

One of the best things I learned that helped me dramatically through the years of raising my beautiful daughters and now helping with my amazing grandchildren is reiki (ray-key). In 1985 a friend of mine talked me into taking a Reiki I class. She convinced me that it would help the learning disabled students I worked with - so I took the class which was held at her home in Boulder, Colorado.

Well I can tell you that was a…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 31, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

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