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Wineducation: Don't Just Drink Your Wine

This past week’s wine drinking was interrupted by a very vile virus that attacked our home and took my boy and I out for most of the week. The inability to taste or smell anything for days on end kept me from uncorking and giving a new budget friendly bottle of wine a try in order to offer you a review. While wine-less and laid up under a pile of blankets and pillows, I was able to spend plenty of time perusing the web and reading blogs, which is where I stumbled upon the ingenuity of…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 17, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** If I held my breath for a big Valentine's Day surprise, I'd surely end up dead.

** A pre-shower naked dance is evidently becoming a nightly ritual around here.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 14, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

Thankful Thursday: Well Again

I cannot be the only one…who has been lucky enough to have made it six years without a cold or flu hitting all the members of our house at one time, that is until the last three days.  Fortunately, this dastardly bug only knocked the Sonny Boy and I out, but it definitely makes for a trying experience when your child and yourself are both sick at the same time.…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 13, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Google Is My Copilot

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Remember that show, "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"  Well, it turns out, I'm apparently not.  You see, I happen to live with two of them, and I'm reminded of that fact nearly every friggin' night when I try to help them with their homework -- I swear we never learned ANY of this stuff until high…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 12, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

New Release - Forebears by John Needham

A fascinating story of discovery spanning the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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 About the book:  When Jay Harding is given his grandmother June’s diary after her death he discovers a vivid picture depicting one Englishwoman’s life from childhood during the dark times of wartime Britain up to the present day. But he’s already learned dark secrets. Prior to her passing his…

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Added by Susan Keefe on February 10, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Milestones Are Not Set in Stone

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



If you've recently celebrated a landmark birthday, you may be thinking about the milestones in your life. Crossing from one personal decade into another is a significant event and takes on a life of its own. Connecting with friends who are also making this transition can help focus on what you've gained over the years – memories, perspective, wisdom – rather than on what you've lost – agility, some energy, your youth!…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 9, 2014 at 1:26am — No Comments

No Need to Hibernate All Winter

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks.



For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we'd like. And being stuck at home in February and…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 9, 2014 at 1:24am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Snowblowers are the roosters of my neighborhood.

** Joe…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 7, 2014 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Hello out there!

Hello and thanks for adding me to the Mom Blogger community!

I got full swing into blogging when I started taking care of my son full time (abandoning the ol' desk job).  Our family site mostly covers family and lifestyle posts along with copious amounts of pictures of our little man. ;)



Feel free to check us out at www.ajstreet.com and if you're so inclined, feel free to visit our online handcrafted soap shop at…

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Added by Valerie Street on February 7, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

How to Get Started Organizing

I recently had a discussion with some of my family about the boundaries I set for myself in terms of what I keep.  I have one bookshelf in my living area and it is divided up into sections; organizing books, business books, social media books, travel books, hiking guides, and of course, fiction books to keep and some are in a “to read” section.

I’ve been reading a lot and while I borrow a lot of books from the library, it means that my book shelf recently runneth over.  Instead of…

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Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 7, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Paycheck? For Now, Hugs Will do.

Moms, we know the value of our role within our families.  Although some days I find myself drifting to sleep feeling guilty about my growing disdain for housework, about losing my patience with the kids, about not being very proficient in the kitchen. Children, especially little ones don’t really have any idea about what moms do all day. And, for the most part they probably don’t really care.  Which is okay.  They are little.  Moms are sort of like magic elves that work out of…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on February 6, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Busted by a Five Year Old

I cannot be the only one…who has told their child something in the safe confines of their home, to only hear that comment repeated back to them by another child at the elementary school playground, leaving you wondering what else your child blabbers about while not in your care.

One of Sonny Boy’s little…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 4, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Whoever sent the Polar Vortex an invitation to return is in need of a good ass kicking.

** If I wanted to live in Antarctica, I would've moved to Antarctica.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 31, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Thankful Thursday: He Actually Ate a Meal

I cannot be the only one…who has spent the last several years of their lives in a perpetual state of begging their child to eat.  Not just the typical, “Eat your vegetables,” but a pleading to eat something, anything, even the one part of the meal that you were sure your child would eat (like grapes or French fries).  This has been a running theme in our house since the day the Sonny Boy was born (literally, read…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 30, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

An Intern's Journey: A Hot Hockey Player, Dirt Track Racing and Not Falling in a Celebrity's Tub (serious work, too!)





Rebooting and redirecting my career with a series of proposed…

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Added by Jennifer Wennig on January 30, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Suck It, Mother Nature

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I'd always thought that Mother Nature and I kind of had a connection -- you know with the whole "mother" thing and all.  But I'm really starting to think that she's falsely assumed her title because no mama in her right mind would make it so damn cold outside that kids are off school and trapped indoors for days on…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

Liar Liar or Dreamy Dreamer?

I cannot be the only one…who attempts to find the balance between my child becoming a world-class liar and not stifling his imagination when he is sharing his latest exaggerated tale.  Don’t misunderstand me, I have very little patience for the, “I didn’t do that,” type of fibs when I clearly saw Sonny Boy squeeze toothpaste all over the bathroom counter, I am speaking more of the, “John’s dad came to school juggling chainsaws, he dropped one on his foot and cut off his…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 28, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Super Bowl Party for the WHOLE Family

I absolutely LOVE football! I really do. You may have read my article 5 Things Fantasy Football Taught Me About LIFE, which really gives you an idea of where my love for this sport came from and why I am excited for THE BIG GAME on Sunday!

Peyton Manning was my Quarter Back for Fantasy Football, so Super Bowl XLVIII is pretty exciting for me! It is kind of funny how he became my QB actually. Last year I was pregnant and we were trying to think of a name for our little girl that would…

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Added by Danielle Davis on January 28, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** If I looked like David Beckham, I'd be naked ALL the time.

** I'm a firm Belieber that Justin needs a big ol' time…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 24, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Thankful Thursday: To School on Time

I cannot be the only one...who is amazed at their child's lack of ability to just simply get out the door in a timely fashion.  Our school mornings have been hectic whirlwinds of velcro shoes, backpacks, and impromptu bicycle riding in the garage, adding up to a rushed and stressed out Mama that wants to throw in the towel.  Just recently though, I've noticed that it seems like we might have finally ironed out the morning wrinkles, and have been arriving at school ON TIME.

My…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 23, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

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