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The First Report Card

I cannot be the only one…who finds them self disenchanted with their experience as a newbie Mama to public elementary school.  I have a variety of different reasons for my less than enthused feelings, one is the fact that the principle has already called me at work, got me really worried, and then dismissed the whole point of the call as "nothing really," and now I can add the first report card to my kindergarten dismay.

The impression I am making with that…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 21, 2014 at 7:34pm — No Comments

A House Becomes A Home

My little family moved 4 times in 4 years, but somehow every "house" felt like "home"... read today on the blog how we all can make our houses become homes! http://www.todaysthebestday.com/house-becomes-home/…

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Added by Danielle Davis on January 21, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Supervising a chain gang would be more enjoyable than supervising homework.

** The world needs a whole lot more Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.

** My…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 17, 2014 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

5 Great Tips for Coping With Your Child’s Tantrums Patiently

One of the hardest things about child care is keeping your cool, especially when your child is on the floor having a screaming fit. Of course these are the things that try a parent’s patience the most but there are also 5 things that can do to help you keep the situation from progressing. …

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Added by Lynda Way on January 17, 2014 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

Mom on Mom Judgment

I cannot be the only one…who has noticed that some Mamas thrive on schooling you on what is good parenting. There are those Moms who I think are just waiting for a good moment to drop some superior mothering wisdom on you and the others who are all about passing parenting judgment, either way this schooling happens to me quite often.

I narrowed down the…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 14, 2014 at 6:25pm — No Comments

A Polar Vortex Punch of Reality

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Coming back from a family vacation is never a fun thing.  The packing, the travel, the crabby kids -- they all add up to one giant pain in the ass.  It pretty much makes you forget that you were even on vacation at all.  But this recent sucker punch back to reality after our New Year's trip to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Tale of a Scatterbrained Mom

I cannot be the only one…who used to be able to handle the workings of an entire company, chat on the phone with her best girlfriend about the insane sale they got on their latest pair of killer pumps, and paint their nails all at the same time, and not miss a beat.  Only to jump ahead five years and not only not own any pumps that have been purchased in the last two years, but can’t even remember why they are standing in front of the open silverware drawer staring at it’s…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 7, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Thankful Thursday: A Warm Weather Walk

I cannot be the only one...who is ready for their little one to head back into the halls of knowledge (or at least of crayons and construction paper).  Today, though I am thankful that the Southern California weather permitted us to take to the streets and walk our little hearts out...please visit me at I Cannot be the Only One...for the rest of my Thankful Thursday.…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 2, 2014 at 7:39pm — No Comments

The Contagious Grump

I cannot be the only one…who wonders about the amount of influence the people who spend time with my child will have on the type of person he will become as he grows. Are our children simply mimicking the uncle who tells inappropriate jokes at the dinner table and groaning like daddy when asked to take out the trash, or are our little angels picking up all of our good and (mostly) bad behaviors along their way?…

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Added by Janice Perry on January 1, 2014 at 6:42pm — No Comments

GIVE ME A CALL SOMETIME!



GIVE ME A CALL SOMETIME!



Those pleasantries that we all learn as we get older.  Those short pat answers and replies that flow off of our tongues.  Right about now you may be wondering what I am talking about and are about to move on to the next post but I ask you to continue reading, you will see yourself soon or maybe you won’t.

Scene one:  Someone has received bad news, it may be health related or…

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Added by Cindi Walton on December 31, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

NOT ALL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE CREATED EQUAL… 89% OF THEM FAIL!

NOT ONLY WILL I STICK TO MY RESOLUTION, THIS IS HOW I WILL ROCK IT AND GET PAID FOR DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR MY FAMILY!

Ready, set, goal Resolution for 2014

How will you rock yours? Join me in making your home a healthier place to raise a family in 2014, visit …

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Added by Perla Middleton on December 31, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Looking Forward

I cannot be the only one…who feels like they have been wrapping (and unwrapping…pun intended) this past week up for days now.  A holiday in the middle of the week, mixed with cookies and cocktails, can throw a Mama off her game.  I have offered reflections of this Christmas, our attempt to find the perfect balance in the right…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 29, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Its Said and Its Done

I cannot be the only one…who is more than a little relieved that all the salutations of seasons greetings have been said, all the festive meals have been eaten, and all the wrappings have been unwrapped for this years Christmas.  Now that the season has been said and done it is time for us to review, recap, and recite some of the holiday happenings.

First, allow me to start with the gifts not purchased from the multitude…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 27, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

The Big Elf Debate

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So we're driving home the other day after picking up Isla's best friend at her grandmother's house. At some point, the girls start talking about their elves and some of the goofy things that they do at night while they're sleeping. After a few minutes, I interrupt to tell Ava about Jinxy and how she is able to give the other two TOY elves magical powers when she visits.…
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Added by Lisa René LeClair on December 25, 2013 at 12:13am — No Comments

'Twas the Nucking Futty Night Before Christmas

Some of you may remember this post from a few years ago, and some of you may be reading it for the first time.  Whatever the case, it was my own nucking futty spin on the classic tale of "The Night Before Christmas".  If your holidays are anything like mine, you'll appreciate the recounting of a Christmas Eve that's not exactly what you might call picture-perfect.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 24, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Costa Rica: New Ways to Nurture Family

  

I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority.

High unemployment in the US continues to contribute to the economic downturn. And multi-generational households increase…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Millennials and the Holiday Spirit

 

Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.

So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Whoever declared the recorder a "musical" instrument was obviously deaf.

** The UPS man has left more on my porch lately than the squirrels have.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Texting with the Shorties

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As a parent, technology is often my worst enemy.  Not only does it turn my son into a zombified video game addict half the time, but it also gives me gray hairs worrying about the prospect of someone sending a damn naked picture to one of my middle schoolers.  (*Gasp!!!*)  However, I'm starting to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 18, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

A Humble Brag Letter, But Where's the Brag?

I cannot be the only one…who cringes when they receive a Christmas card from that relative that takes it upon themselves to put together the Christmas Family Newsletter, also known as the “Humble Brag Letter." Upon holding the envelope in my hand,  I start to run through my quote unquote accomplishments of the past year in my mind, and unless successfully keeping my family in clean socks is an achievement, my portion of the letter may be less than riveting.…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 16, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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