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How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

Tips to Spring Clean Your Home

With Spring arriving it is time to start Spring Cleaning your house.…

How Due Date Calculators Can Change Your Pregnancy for the Better

Learning that you are pregnant can be one of the most joyous occasions in a woman’s life. As many of us know pregnancy can happen spontaneously or after much trying.  Regardless of how a woman becomes pregnant, it is vitally important for her to know when she…

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Slaughter Ranch July 8, 2012

Check out the latest bird postings! Slaughter Ranch Birds

Added by Abby Billings on August 29, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I often wonder whether I live in a house with two kids or a house with two pigs.

** Driving past a lemonade stand without stopping makes me feel guilty.

** I may or may not be a sucker.

** Gravity can kiss my ass (especially since it's responsible for knocking it down in the first place).

** Parenting without a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 24, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Why I Love Being A Mom

I used to think that being a mom was easy, that is, until I became one. 

 

Growing up, I witnessed how my own mother balanced her life as a wife, a careerwoman, her community service and her 7 children!  I appreciated how she did her job as a mom so well that…

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Added by Samantha Catabas Manuel on August 23, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

My Sons Sweating It Out On The Walls...

http://www.reanaclaire.com/2012/08/my-sons-sweating-out-on-walls.html

All food and no work makes us unhealthy.... hahahaa....



So the very next day, my two princes sweated out by cleaning up the dust and cobwebs which were lying in wait for them... long overdue already!  This mama here here couldn't do it because ... she is short just not tall enough.... …



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Added by Reanaclaire on August 23, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

Patagona-Sonora Preserve Bird trip day 1

Check out more from my trip: Patagonia Sonora Preserve Day 1

Added by Abby Billings on August 22, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Family Travel SNAFU

Below is an excerpt from an email to my friends Sheila and Tricia (sisters and moms of two) last summer after my son and I experienced our first flight together or travel SNAFU without Daddy’s help. My son and I fly out for the same family vacation later today. My husband meets us later this week. I am optimistic the travel experience will be smoother for us today than it was last year……

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Added by Julia G. P. on August 22, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Home Coming

It's coming to an end! My time working and living dual roles as a mother and a father is ending today! My husband's ship is coming home and we get to see his face. We get to hug him, touch him and to love him in person.more

Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 21, 2012 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Family Travel Survival Tips | Mudpies & Melodies

Traveling with little ones can be a joyous event or pure torture! At Mudpies & Melodies, we've worked hard this summer to provide our readers with Family Travel "Survival Tips" on getting through their family vacations - camping, road trips, flying, and everything from packing gear/food, snacking, dealing with allergies and more is covered! There…

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Added by Shaunna MacQuarrie on August 19, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I really need to fertilize my money tree cause damn, life is expensive right now.

** My kids purposely slow down to a turtle-like pace whenever I tell them to hurry up.

** When people say, "It can't get worse than this", it almost ALWAYS does.

** Listening to crap drip out of your kitchen ceiling is not a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

How Patches Lost His Ass

A little over a year ago, I had a momentary lapse in judgment.  Yes, I allowed my daughter to get a pet guinea pig, which was clearly not the smartest decision I ever made, considering that we have a dog who likes to eat EVERYTHING under the sun.  Miraculously, though, the pig and the pooch have somehow managed to co-exist relatively peacefully up until now.  That…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 15, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Mother And Son Portrait

How much is it to have an artist draw a portrait of us?  I have seen some artists in action frequently in Bukit Bintang sidewalks and in malls.  I have mine drawn before when I was in London last time... too bad I lost the portrait, it was too many years ago, I must have misplaced it when my house got flooded last time...



I think it is not cheap to have our portrait drawn... Wonder how much to have our picture drawn like this below.. Nothing like the original but…

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Added by Reanaclaire on August 14, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments

Things I Learned on our Family Vacation

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** Seeing his grandma in the buff apparently doesn't phase my son in the least.

** Hot flashes and sea sickness don't mix well with a pirate ship cruise.

** And just because it's a "pirate" cruise does not mean that Johnny Depp…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 13, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Come Join Our Blog Hop Fridays!!!

TGIF Friday!!! Come visit our Live Your Art Blog Hop Friday!!! We will have one every Friday please be sure to visit back or follow our blog (on the right sidebar) so you don’t miss it. Encouraging women bloggers to improve their visibility and network and supporting talented DIY ladies.

Blog Hops are a good…

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Added by Gisselle Wilson on August 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Blood is Thicker than Water

Yesterday I shared with you my Child Care Woes.  The day care we use will be closed until August 13th for a suspected mold they found in one of the rooms.  On one hand I am happy they take any concerns like this seriously and promptly.  On the other hand I have been worried that I wouldn't be able to find child care for the days I work.  Right now we do not live close to family or friends.  I…

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Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 3, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Summer really needs a speeding ticket.

** Inspirational quotes do nothing but piss me off when I'm in a crabby mood.

** The Olympics have evidently convinced my kids that there's a vault in our second floor hallway.  (And I assure you there is not.)

** My brain has a serious case of the farts lately.

** The top of…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 3, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Varied Bunting Hunting

Check out this birding adventure: Varied Bunting Hunting

Added by Abby Billings on August 1, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Three Cheers for the Sandwich Generation

 

 

July is Sandwich Generation Month, a chance to pay tribute to adult children who are juggling the demands of raising kids while taking care of aging parents. The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to increase from 40 million in 2010 to over 88 million by 2050, doubling the ranks of those experiencing this stressful combination of responsibilities.

 

We expect to take care of our growing children.…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on July 28, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I'm the only one here that seems to know that the floor is not a trash can.

** Shrinky Dinks may be the dumbest art project ever invented.

** I really don't need to know WHY there's a streak of poo on the side of the toilet.

** "Make Your Own Pizza Night" is really just my way of saying, "Fix Your Own Damn…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 27, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Look Out -- Dad's in Charge!!!

When I put my husband in charge of getting the kids somewhere, I can generally expect for at least a handful of important things to be completely forgotten.  Try as he might, he just doesn't run through any sort of mental checklist before he races out the door.  In fact, he's done this ever since the twins were little tiny babies, often leaving the house without so much as a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 24, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

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