All Blog Posts Tagged 'bedtime' (57)

The Poop and the Fan

In my house, the poop and the fan need no introduction.  They are quite familiar with each other, especially when my husband is out of town.  Because that's precisely the time that things tend to go very wrong.  And usually, it's right at bedtime -- you know, when I've had just about all the fun I can take for one…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 3, 2013 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

Milk the Moment

With life constantly throwing reminders at me that my kids are, in fact, growing up (cell phones, sleepovers, bike riding to school -- EEK!), I often get swept up in the everyday craziness of just trying to keep up with it all.  Half the time they don't want to talk to me, let alone listen to me, and,…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 19, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The first week of back-to-school mornings are nuttier than squirrel poop.

** Nobody appreciates bedtime more than a parent.

** Mom guilt sucker punches me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 30, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** School REALLY needs to start.  Cause my patience has left the building.

** The smell of an amusement park is a compilation of B.O., grease, and ass.

** I'm not…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 24, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** The reinforcements are apparently not showing up any time soon.

** If I had a dollar for every time I've answered the "Why do I HAVE to take a shower?"…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 16, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Mother's Day should really be Mother's Weekend.

** My brain is on MAJOR end-of-the-school-year overload.

** Warm weather just makes ya wanna eat ice…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 17, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Shamrock Shakes are 600+ calories of awesomeness.

** "Quiet" is most definitely NOT a word I'd use to describe my house.

** My son has apparently given up sleep for Lent.  Lucky me.

** Sometimes when people say they don't need help, it's cause they're too overwhelmed to see that they do.

** Kids' ear…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 23, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Daddy's love language (Wordless Wednesday linky)

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Added by Felicia Tan on February 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Much to my surprise, the New Year's Day puker turned out to be neither my husband nor me, but rather, my daughter.

** There's just never enough sleep to go around.

** An overnight getaway would be cheaper than taking three kids to the movies.

** My son's decided to Gangnam Style his way throughout the day, all day, every…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 4, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Those sneaky Mayans were totally effing with us all along.  I knew it!!!!

** December is one giant money suck.

** Our Elf on the Shelf would be a lot more welcome here if he wrapped presents and actually did "elf" shit.

** Taking a shower lately is definitely a luxury.

** Living next to a house being torn…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 21, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Tooth Fairy Fail

If I could take myself into a dark alley and kick my own ass, I totally would cause I seriously dropped the parenting ball the other night (once again).  Yes, I completely failed my duty as the Tooth Fairy, y'all.  Now I know that plenty of people have said that they, too, have forgotten a tooth here and there, but I swore that I would never…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Magic of the First Snowfall

As much as I loathe winter weather, there truly is something magical about the first snow of the season.  Those white flakes falling gracefully from the sky always bring an unexpected peacefulness in my otherwise chaotic world.  And being able to share that special moment with my kids makes it all that more memorable for me.

We got our first snowy dusting just this…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The clothes get a whole lot cleaner when you actually push the START button on the washing machine.

** If I had a dollar for every time my house is quiet, I still wouldn't have any money in my wallet.

** Sometimes being responsible is such a pain in my irresponsible ass.

** Adult-sized bodies do NOT fit in…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I really need to fertilize my money tree cause damn, life is expensive right now.

** My kids purposely slow down to a turtle-like pace whenever I tell them to hurry up.

** When people say, "It can't get worse than this", it almost ALWAYS does.

** Listening to crap drip out of your kitchen ceiling is not a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

How Patches Lost His Ass

A little over a year ago, I had a momentary lapse in judgment.  Yes, I allowed my daughter to get a pet guinea pig, which was clearly not the smartest decision I ever made, considering that we have a dog who likes to eat EVERYTHING under the sun.  Miraculously, though, the pig and the pooch have somehow managed to co-exist relatively peacefully up until now.  That…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 15, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Things I Learned on our Family Vacation

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** Seeing his grandma in the buff apparently doesn't phase my son in the least.

** Hot flashes and sea sickness don't mix well with a pirate ship cruise.

** And just because it's a "pirate" cruise does not mean that Johnny Depp…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 13, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Thank God for Summer Camp

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I am more than grateful for the genius who came up with the idea for summer camp.  Cause if my kids didn't have somewhere to go each and every day?  They would surely have killed each other by now.  However, as much as I like the idea…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

The Bedtime Story Mooning

One of my absolute favorite things to do with my kids is to read to them.  Since I happen to have a borderline obsession with children's books, I get absolutely giddy when they want to share in my love of literature.   That's why the bedtime story is one of my most treasured times of the day -- that is, until one of my twins decides to moon me right in the freakin' middle of…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 12, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It really helps to have your eyes open while trying to drive.

** Sparklers just make everyone happy.

** My kids were no doubt fish in a former life.

** Laughing really hard with friends is a WAY better ab workout than doing boring old sit-ups by yourself.

** Bras and underwear should be outlawed in these…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 7, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I like electricity.

** Mondays are like a zit on your chin that won't go away.

** Politics are so freaking political.

** My kids could be drawing on their walls with Sharpies at bedtime, but as long as they stay in their rooms, I really wouldn't care.

** Nothing makes you prouder than your son yelling from the…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 11, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

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