Jennifer Marshall's Blog Posts Tagged 'bedtime' (33)

Things I've Learned This Week

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** My house is a revolving door of loud, screeching short people.  (And I kind of love it.)



** Wearing a dress AND a bra all in one day is quite an accomplishment.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 19, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** It takes a village.  To raise a husband.



** The world is way too incredibly full of itself.



** Surprisingly, it's been 20 years since OJ got away…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 13, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Parting your hair on the opposite side feels like wearing your shoes on the opposite feet.



** Siri evidently hates me.



** When your boy/girl twins share a bathroom, your…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 14, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** The mayor of Toronto is a walking Saturday Night Live skit.

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 22, 2013 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Homework is making me wanna stick my head in the oven.  On convection.

** My children are certainly not winning any awards for getting ready for bed quickly.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 8, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** I may or may not know something about the lack of Kit Kat's in our Halloween candy stash.

** Costumes should really be a part of every day.

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 1, 2013 at 10:53am — 3 Comments

Busted!

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Until you become an adult, you never really understand that your parents really WERE looking out for your best interests when you were a kid.  As much as you thought they were unfair and totally out to ruin your life, they really did kinda know what they were doing (most of the time anyway).…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 30, 2013 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

The Murder & Resurrection of Raggedy Ann

I love to pass down to my daughter things that I used to have when I was a little girl. It's like I'm sharing a tiny piece of my history with her.  For example, she has my old baby ring that she wears on a necklace, as well as some of my old baby clothes that she uses to dress up her stuffed animals.  And recently, she hit the ultimate jackpot when my mom came across my old Raggedy Ann doll up in the attic.  She was so excited to have…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 23, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments

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

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

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