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Cheap(ish) Family Fun Night

I happened to have a day off from both of my jobs, on a Friday nonetheless, and decided it was time for some family fun. I asked the kids what they wanted to do, and my daughter comes up with going to see a movie. I sent them off to school and started researching (it's been since last Easter that I've been to a movie theater). $10 for each adult ticket, $7.50 for each child. Wtf?? Maybe if we went directly after school, matinees are any showing before 5, right? First off, no, matinees…


Added by Morgan M on January 10, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Trust the Gut

I may not know what the hell I'm doing half the time with this whole parenting gig, but one thing that I have learned from experience is to trust my gut when it comes to my kids.  (After all, they're the ones who are responsible for making it a lot less flat than it used to be).  So if my gut is telling me that my daughter is, in fact, sick, I'm sure as shit gonna listen to…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 10, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

This Week In Pictures!

I absolutely love icloud! Didn't know I'd use it until I made my little photo collage earlier today with some pics I've taken through out the week and my ipad has a cool app that collages your recent photos. Well I saved the collage I made from pics I've done thru the week and they synced to my photo stream on my laptop and made doing this post soo much easier! So if you have pics to share from the week add them here. This is my week in pics...…


Added by Heather Jones on January 7, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** If a day ever went by where a kid HADN'T peed on a toilet seat here, I'd swear I was in the wrong house.

** I seriously could not be more unorganized.

** Everybody needs a mental health day.  (Still waiting impatiently to cash in on mine....)

** Homework supervision is totally interfering with my tweeting and…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 6, 2012 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

The Best Christmas Gifts Aren’t Free But You Already Have Them in Your Home

With a young son, Christmas was not a major production although we all strived to make it special. It was important that baby’s first Christmas be filled with special memories we will share with him through pictures and stories when he’s a little older. But of course, our good intentioned gifts were not so well received.

In early November when my son went through a surge of developmental milestones, I upgraded Christmas. He was certainly not going be passive about Christmas…


Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 5, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Ellen's Broom Blog Tour

Come and join us at Kristi's Book Nook in celebration of Ellen's Broom!…


Added by Kristi Bernard on January 4, 2012 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Driest Winter Since the Donner Party!

Now I know why it is that people might actually eat each other even if they don’t get snowed in.  As you know from all my b*tching, we trekked all the way up to Lake Tahoe for a white Christmas, and got anything but.  The Donner Party is the ill-fated group of emigrants travelling near Lake Tahoe in the 1840's who got stuck in a snow storm and…


Added by Heather Dugdale on January 4, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The New Year's Guinea Pig Attack

The older I get, the more I realize that New Year's Eve is totally overrated.  I mean, seriously, what's the point of getting all dolled up to spend a shit-ton of money to fight a bunch of annoying crowds to risk being hit by a drunk driver and to then be disappointed that the night wasn't nearly as fabulous as you'd hoped it would be?  That's why my husband and I made the executive decision many moons ago to just stay home and have our own little family party to ring in the new…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 4, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Thank you, Darling!

Steve Job's creation... APPLE!!
Yes, no more an uncommon sight...
but to me, this is a priceless gift...
from my Darling Boy!

Added by Reanaclaire on January 4, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Will you keep yours?

Every new year comes with new goals, dreams, aspirations; get in shape, get out of debt, make more time for family or yourself, the list goes on. See more >>>

Added by Bethanie Cabral on January 2, 2012 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Roller Baby!

A few months ago I was reading blogs and darn it...I ended up on Ebay. That ever happen to you? Yes, here's the post that inspired such fun. Maybe I was just bored. Tired of the monotony of cleaning. Or thinking buying skates would be easier than dying my hair (never done that one still). But I ended up browsing skates and buying some that day.

And cha-ching, a week later my purple-white skates arrived all…


Added by Jeanine Ertl on January 2, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Year (A Recap of the Best of 2011)

** My son likes to make his penis talk.  (Don't ask.)

** The entire household turns into assholes when my husband goes out of town.

** My kids wait to take a dump until it's time to walk out the door.

** This ass isn't gonna run itself off.

** You can never ever hug your kids too much.

** When life hands you…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 31, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Once again, I have no desire to go out and get all crazy on New Year's Eve.  (I'd rather do it the night BEFORE New Year's Eve.)

** Christmas cookies seriously kicked my ass this year.

** Trying to write with a house full of people is like trying to have sex with a house full of people (uh....not that I would know or…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 30, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Most Amazing Present Ever!

This year, Christmas was good. Not 'first cup of coffee in the morning' good (which you all know is REALLY good), but 'came home from work to a spotless house, dinner already made, the kids already bathed, with cheesecake and moscato' good. Seriously...

In my last post, I covered how my kids' dad was able to come home for Christmas. Complete surprise to the kids, they haven't seen him in 10 months, and I've been contemplating sharing the video with the world (but I'm one of those…


Added by Morgan M on December 30, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments

This Week In Pictures!

Its been quite a few weeks since I've done the "This Week In Pictures" Meme, but I have new motivation now!

My baby boy:

Added by Heather Jones on December 24, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** These people are driving me nuts. And by people, I mean my family.

** Holiday shoppers are complete assholes.

** My to-do list is evidently not gonna write itself.

** It's also not going to do itself either.

** Cleaning is clearly a complete waste of my time.

** There's something pretty freaking…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 23, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

'Twas the Nucking Futty Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our pad,

Every creature was stirring, being exceptionally bad.

The stockings were hung too close to the floor,

And Goatdog was eating each one that he tore.

The twins were bouncing off the walls in their…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 22, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Got time?

Ever since going back to work five months ago, I feel like I don't have time anymore. See more >>>

Added by Bethanie Cabral on December 18, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Don't Stress...

With Christmas just ten days away, it's hard not to stress out! See more >>>

Added by Bethanie Cabral on December 16, 2011 at 6:43am — No Comments

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