** If my kids overflow one more toilet around here, they're getting an outhouse for Christmas.
** I could really use an…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 12, 2014 at 12:13pm — No Comments
It is fantastic to know you can balance work if you organize your life the right way. Almost every day I field questions from friends, associates or co-workers about how to balance work, home and everything. They wonder how I am able to keep all the balls in the air. Often they are looking for the magic bullet or secret potion that makes balance possible and easy. The fact is, there is no magic bullet, no secret potion. If…Continue
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Married at 18/19 sounds crazy, and trust me, we have been judged, still get judged, but we are surviving and thriving. I met my husband in the 6th grade. He lived 3 blocks away from me and together with our older siblings, we would walk home from school. After I had moved away, 25 minutes away, we lost touch.…Continue
Added by Celeste Avina-Wilson on December 4, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments
We eat dinner as a family whenever possible. And although I have been a little slack about it lately, we try to eat our meals family style because they teach children about portion control.
What I didn't…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 2, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments
The fall season is upon us! Cool, crisp air, football, pumpkins, apples and pretty fall leaves are some of the wonderful things in store during the autumn season. There are so many opportunities for making some wonderful family memories with fall-themed activities. I've picked 5 that my family enjoys and does each year.
1) Visit a pumpkin patch. We have two pumpkin patches that we visit every year. It is fun to look back on pictures of the kids and how they have…Continue
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** I'm not sure what's disappearing faster around here -- my money or our iPhone chargers.…
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A few weeks ago, I thought my memory could use some work. But after talking with some friends about my memory gaps, I've determined that I have a pretty good memory. I can remember little details around my childhood; lectures that I attended in college and loads of details about my time with my wonderful husband.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 5, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
I am a fast eater. Probably too fast. Most days it takes me longer to prepare a meal than it does for me to eat it. This comes in handy for all those times I eat lunch at my desk (especially since I don't seem to suffer from heartburn), but it is definitely not something I want my son to inherit.…
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If your kids are past infancy and you've never had a bad mom day, I can't be friends with you. I just can't. It will never work. You are not from this planet, and I think it's best for my kids if I don't bring extra terrestrials around.
I mean every sane person has a bad mom day.
If you're here on earth, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Sometimes it starts from the moment you wake up. Other times if creeps up on you around noon. Everything everyone is saying is…
For many months, I was trying to come up with costume ideas for my family of 5. I had picked maybe 10 ideas which included, Batman Squad, Alice in Wonderland, 101 Dalmations, Circus, Dr. Seuss, Skeletons, and more. Ultimately, I let my daughter pick the theme and she wanted to be Cat Woman, so Batman Squad was the winner! I wanted to be "mom-like" this year and determined…Continue
Added by Celeste Avina-Wilson on October 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
October’s focus is preparation.
Plan out your calendar.…Continue
I used to make a lot of money, though I didn't realize it at the time. That 20/20 hindsight can really burn some days. I was doing really well for myself and for my family financially, but I wasn't happy. I wasn't in love with my job anymore, and I tried to compensate by spending the money I was making. Writing at Starbucks, yoga, the gym, spas, masks, and spoiling my family. When we found out we were expecting another little one, I decided I needed to make a change. I know…
** This time of the year makes me so very grateful for my beloved hot glue gun.
** I may steal the dog crate from the dog -- it just looks so darn PRIVATE in there.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 24, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments
** I'm not sure what scares me more -- Ebola or the thought of having to use the toilet in my kids' bathroom.
** The best hair days always happen when you have absolutely NOWHERE to go.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 17, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments