All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (941)

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Onions are NOT my friend.



** Every time I see a Smart Car, I can't help but giggle.



** Being in three different places at one…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 30, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Family Calendars: Scheduling our Busy Family Lives

Life gets busier and more complicated as we go from childhood to adulthood.  First it’s all about us.  Then it’s about us and our family.  Then it’s about us, our family, and our friends.  Then, as we continue to grow and have families of our own, we add our spouses and children.  Then our parents get older, and we…

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Added by Tracee Ali on May 27, 2014 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** If you take up two parking spaces, you shouldn't be surprised when you're door-dinged.



** Putting my husband in charge of homework supervision is like putting my kids in charge of homework supervision.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 23, 2014 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

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** EVERY day should be Mother's Day.  Because obviously.



** Donald Sterling makes me feel a whole lot better about the…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 16, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. We have come a long way as a nation over the last couple of decades in how we view mental health issues, however, we still need to continue to improve the way people with a mental illness are viewed and treated.

Mental health is simply our emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It is just as important as our physical health. In fact, the two go hand-in-hand. It is important for us to realize that people of all ages, race, ethnicity,…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on May 13, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** I constantly feel like I'm forgetting to do something.



** And most likely, I am.



** In my next life, I'm coming back as a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 9, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

The childhood memories that fade

My son is telling me a story. It is a story about a day he spent just with me because Daddy was on a motorcycle trip. He tells me about the fun that we had during the day, including doing yoga together, making some blueberry oatmeal bars, cleaning the house, playing some board games together and then reading a new book together.



There was nothing special about the day - it was just a normal Saturday, but here's the thing: It's accurate. All the events he describes to me were…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 9, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments

I know what's for dinner

My son and I are laying on the floor of the living room, looking through cookbooks. I am looking through a cookbook that my mother gave me ages ago and I haven't fully explored yet; he is looking through one with Cookie Monster on the cover (because Cookie Monster is cool).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 7, 2014 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** The world needs more creative photobombers.



** If you drive like Mario Andretti through a parking lot full of kids, you're a giant jackass.



** Winter is…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 2, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Uploading history to the family cloud (Or, that didn't happen to you, honey)

My husband and I have been together for 17 years. And during that time, we've shared a wonderful son, a collection of amazing travel photos and a series of shared memories. We share those memories even when we don't mean to.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on April 30, 2014 at 6:53am — 2 Comments

The Comment

I cannot be the only one…who has logged into their blog on any random day only to be blindsided by a less-than-friendly comment left by a reader.  After reading the aggressively negative comment I find myself going through a range of emotions: First, I feel defensive, thinking to myself, “What did I do or say that caused such animosity,” secondly, I feel defeated, “Maybe I shouldn’t write anymore,” and lastly, I remind myself, “What I write is not for everyone…and obviously this…

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Added by Janice Perry on April 23, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Goatdog likes wine, which makes total sense since he is my dog.



** If it's not written down, it's not getting done.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 18, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Happy Birthday to Me

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Cue the red carpet, marching band, and fireworks, y'all, cause today is my birthday! Yippee!  But let's be real here, people -- I'm a mom, and we all know what that means. I'll be schlepping screaming kids from Point A to Point B, scrubbing skid marks out of little undies, and turning to my friend Google to help…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 16, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Jet lag is not really the vacation souvenir I had in mind.



** Even the eyes in the back of my head have bags underneath them.



** Just…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 11, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

They Don't Call It the Red Eye for Nothin'

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If your husband tries to talk you into flying the red-eye with your kids at the end of a family vacation, don't fall for it.  He may try to reassure you that your kids will sleep on the plane, and all will be fine.  But trust me, it will be anything but fine.  And the only person who will be sleeping on the plane will be your…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 10, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Character Not Awarded

I cannot be the only one…who has found their child's first year of public Kindergarten trying at the best of times and down right frustrating the rest of the time. I’ve discussed my dismay at the entirely satisfactory report card (literally, all satisfactory marks) and the abundance of fundraising…

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Added by Janice Perry on April 9, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

The Law of Spring Break

I cannot be the only one....who has been with a group of people when your child decides to show a less than polite side of their personality, leaving you laying down the law in a little tougher of fashion than usual, much to your chagrin.  This is exactly what happened while we were on our big family Spring Breakin' vacation.…

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Added by Janice Perry on April 2, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Winter is officially "over" -- and I'll believe it when I see it.



** The Tooth Fairy's gonna have to start leaving IOU's if my twins don't go to bed earlier at night.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 21, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

5 Things Kids Do Too Long

I cannot be the only one...who has suffered through one day too many of their child's whining and began to wonder, how long is this whining phase going to last? Some of the things my six year old does seem to never change, perpetuating for what feels like forever.  With this in mind, I decided to list the 5 changes Sonny Boy has been reluctant to make, and, in the name optimism, the changes that happened so fast, I missed them while they were happening.  I am…

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Added by Janice Perry on March 19, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Why I love our Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the best days of the week for me - Wednesdays are our family days.

On Wednesday mornings, I try to do something special with my son before I take him to school: Give him a new maze to do; complete a worksheet; read a short book together. It's my way of spending those few extra moments with him that he wants and needs.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 19, 2014 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

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