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Fun Repurposing Projects for Those Old Blinds

No room is complete without the right blinds! But, that doesn’t mean the same set of blinds will look right at home in your living room until the end…

How to Glam up Your Everyday Office Look in the Winters

While formal wear in the summers mean quickly pairing a top with trousers, looking glam while also beating the chills can sometimes be tricky. While dropping temperatures bring with them several style options, they may not be your best bet in a professional…

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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

Our No-Media Family Vacation (Complete with campfire recipe!)

Last week, we took our official annual family camping trip. Each summer, we take one trip to a California State Park that I deem “official”because it is with kids and without cell phones, laptops, or iPods. The only media we allow are cameras and Kindles (for capturing memories, and because we can keep all our books in one place). What I discovered on this trip was that three days of no Facebook updates, no check-ins, no Tweets and no notifications can actually be…

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Added by Sarah Burd on July 22, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I am a chocolate chip cookie whore.

** Sinus headaches and motherhood go together about as well as flannel pajamas go with humidity.

** Meal plans that don't include chocolate or wine are clearly not the plans for me.

** Finding a store that still sells Excedrin Migraine is like finding the pot of gold at the end of a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 20, 2012 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Finding the "me" in "mom" and shedding some pounds along the way!

So this mom thing offers up plenty of excuses to not take care of yourself? My kids need me, what if something happens? I can worry myself right on into a bag of HoHo's and blow off the gym. Truly a double whammy, if ever! Everyone has talked about putting yourself…
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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Myth of "FREE TIME"

I remember clearly being asked when my eldest started pre-school, "what are you going to do with all your free time?" At that point I still had a toddler under foot so really, what free time? Same question arose when the eldest went to kindergarten. The 2 yo went to pre-school from 9-12 and the newly minted Kindergartener from 11:15 to 3. The drive to one school from the other, twenty-two minutes in the Batmobile. Finally the youngest started kindergarten, he too went at 11:15 which meant…

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Added by Sydney Proctor on July 18, 2012 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Wooo! Lucas and I are home after seven days in the Sunshine State.  We had such a great time, and seeing my mom again was like surfacing for air.  It had been too long.  It will always be too long. …

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Added by Nicole Hughes on July 18, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** My kids find dirt faster than a junkie finds smack.

** Movie popcorn always seems like a good idea at the time.

** A jackhammer at a Metallica concert would be quieter than some of the carpools I've driven.

** Canker sores and teeth are a HORRIBLE combination.

** The a-hole who's been trying to hack into…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 13, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments

The Bedtime Story Mooning

One of my absolute favorite things to do with my kids is to read to them.  Since I happen to have a borderline obsession with children's books, I get absolutely giddy when they want to share in my love of literature.   That's why the bedtime story is one of my most treasured times of the day -- that is, until one of my twins decides to moon me right in the freakin' middle of…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 12, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

The Power of a Sock

As a parent, it's not only exhilarating but also necessary for survival to get away from your kids every now and then.  Cause let's face it, as cute and as sweet as they are, they can be a giant pain in the ass.  Am I right, or am I right?  However, as much as I enjoy escaping them, I somehow find myself missing the little devils not too long after I'm gone.  (Pathetic, I…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 10, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Us and Me

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As part of the final exercise for my coaching certification, we had to give feedback to each of our fellow students on which behavior/s each of us exhibited that really stood out during our eight months together. I thought it was a great way to see how people viewed me and was excited to hear the comments…after all this has been a very introspective process.

The one remark that I haven’t…

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Added by Ellie Lavi on July 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: Betrayal and Forgiveness by Linda Armstrong-Miller

Lisa is a brilliant, 30-year-old computer programmer recruited by ISF-Intel Securities Foundation, a contractor for the Department of Defense. At such a young age, she already has a patent on a software that the DOD is willing to buy from her at any price. Overnight, it has become the most sought-after program on the planet.

Then one day she is…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 8, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It really helps to have your eyes open while trying to drive.

** Sparklers just make everyone happy.

** My kids were no doubt fish in a former life.

** Laughing really hard with friends is a WAY better ab workout than doing boring old sit-ups by yourself.

** Bras and underwear should be outlawed in these…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 7, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Family Beliefs: Morals and Values

Family Beliefs: Morals and Values

Alexis the catcher:)
Alexis the catcher:)

helping kids develop strong…

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Added by Nikki Lovins-Jones on July 4, 2012 at 2:02am — No Comments

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