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For 2018, Make Finding the Right Activities for Your Kids Your New Year’s Resolution

New year, new you, new activities for your kids.  Is this is the year that Sam wants to learn to play the violin? Or Suzie wants to take up dancing? Or you need to find John a new lacrosse camp? It can be tough navigating all the options for classes, programs and camps.  In 2018, let other moms…

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A Desk Of My Own

 

I received an unexpected gift this Mothers Day. It was delivered from my past and came wrapped in a twenty year old quilted lavender bedspread. It was packed up in the back of our storage closet, propped up between the wooden crib where my babies slept and the plastic crates that my daughter recently brought home…

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Added by Amy Ruhlin on May 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fun in NYC With The Kids ---> This Weekend is Filled With Family Fun

I love a good source for events in NYC and Red Tricycle has not disappointed yet, since their debut.  If you haven’t had a chance checkout their schedule of events, there are some fun family events going on this week —> New…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on May 16, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Apparently Mama Knows Best

After celebrating Mother's Day this past weekend, I'm not afraid to toot my own horn and say that my kids are huge fans of their mama.  In fact, my poor husband is often shoved to the side when it comes to which parent they prefer.  And as hunky dory as this all may sound in theory, it isn't always sunshine and roses.

For example, I could be all the way…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 15, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

The Wow Factor- A Mothers' Day post

Mothers' Day is not about jewelry.  It's not about a day at the spa.  It's not about lunch at a fancy restaurant or even breakfast in bed.



I'm embarrassed when I see moms complaining about a lack of "wow" on Mothers' Day.  Usually they have small children, so what they're really complaining about are their husbands.  What do you mean you didn't get anything.  Look at your children!  How many quiet hours have you spent blissfully rocking your newborns?  How many raspberries have…

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Added by Nicole Hughes on May 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mom, Sometimes I wonder How You Do It All

 I wonder too... …

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Added by Reanaclaire on May 14, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I like electricity.

** Mondays are like a zit on your chin that won't go away.

** Politics are so freaking political.

** My kids could be drawing on their walls with Sharpies at bedtime, but as long as they stay in their rooms, I really wouldn't care.

** Nothing makes you prouder than your son yelling from the…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 11, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Third Grade Math Can Kiss My 3.14hole

If you follow me on Twitter, you've probably been subjected to my bitching about third grade math from time to time.  Call me crazy, but I'm just not a big fan of assignments that make make me feel dumber than my nine-year-old children.  Cause right now, my kids think I know everything, and this math crap is totally starting to blow my cover!!!

Take,…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 9, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Day 2: Stella & Dot Mother's Day VIRTUAL Trunk Show

Well, here we are on Day 2 of my Mother's Day Stella & Dot Virtual Trunk Show!  If you didn't shop your little heart out yesterday, remember that the party will continue through this Sunday, May 6.  You still have a chance to get your holiday shopping done AND be entered into the "Mystery Hostess Drawing".  You know you wanna be that lucky winner who gets up to $250 or more in free jewelry!

Perhaps you might also be interested in this kick-ass Campari…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 4, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Bras and humidity go together about as well as politicians and honesty.

** 7:30 AM is way too early for drama.

** It wouldn't surprise me in the least if my kids' heads spun around while they spit green pea soup at me.

** Spring baseball in Chicago can suck it.

** My imaginary housekeeper seems to have gone…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 4, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Time To Get Our Prayer On

There have been countless times during my parenting experience where I think we should really make religion more of a focus in our family.  Now, don't get me wrong -- I, by no means, am a Bible beater; nor is my husband.  However, little inquiring minds wanna know just who this "God" dude actually is and why so many people are always talking about him.

And…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 2, 2012 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Apparently, it's ALWAYS my fault.

** Bollywood dancing is actually pretty darn fun.

** Dogs apparently CAN eat a whole bunch of chocolate and not die.

** Turns out that I am not Super Woman.

**…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 27, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Honest, Heartfelt Account of a Black American Family

Getting Out of Dodge City, Heading for L.A. on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe is a short novel that reads like a memoir and that will appeal to those interested in black American history and the dynamics of poor black American families from the early 1800s to the 1960s.

The story begins in 1821 with our narrator talking about the origins of the Atchinson,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 25, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Half days of school are only awesome if you're a kid or a teacher.  Or bat shit crazy.

** Birthdays are chock-full of calories.

** Sometimes it's better to pretend like you don't know your family.

** The front of my car is attracted to jackasses who don't drive the speed limit.

** Nothing says I love you quite…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 20, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Cheers to NINE Years!!!

It's so hard to believe that it's been NINE whole years since my uterus was housing those two little beings pictured above.  I welcomed them into this big wide world without having even the slightest clue how quickly time would fly.  Since then, it's been a roller coaster ride of ABC's, training wheels, boo-boo's, and temper tantrums.  They make me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 19, 2012 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

** It honestly wouldn't surprise me if I pulled a piece of Easter grass out of my ass at this point since that crap seems to be EVERYWHERE!!!!

** If you're a complete and total bitch, you should probably think twice about being a customer service rep.  Just sayin'.

** Motherhood is totally interfering with my "Fifty Shades of Grey"…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 13, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

"Hunt"ing for Camp Runamuk fun!

Last Friday was the last day of Camp Runamuk (the affectionate name we call life at my house when the kids are off school and fun is involved) and I decided to host the First Annual Dugdale Trifecta Easter Egg Hunt.



Here’s what you get when you have 4 mommies + 14 kids + 225 eggs + 12 tons of sugar =



1)      Sometimes even the snails want some chocolate!  The eggs had been out for literally 10 minutes, and we had an attempted robber!
2)      If…
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Added by Heather Dugdale on April 11, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments

"How many of these kids are actually yours?!"

. . . was the question from the Dish Network installer at my house today as we were entertaining 14 yes, I said FOURTEEN, children.

Today we had Camp Runamuk, Day 2 – Gettin’ Dirty.  We made “mud” cupcakes, bird houses, paper butterflies and mommy made a sad attempt at a cardboard boomerang . . .

. . . and here’s what we learned:

1)      Bribing the children with Fun Dip for breakfast will ensure that they get their rooms clean in no…
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Added by Heather Dugdale on April 7, 2012 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Sometimes turds just don't want to be flushed.

** I really really heart selling jewelry.

** It's a terribly bad idea to enter a bakery when you're starving.

** Trying to brush my daughter's hair in the morning is like trying to lasso a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 6, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments

A Tooth Fairy Called Wanda

As a parent, I'm trying REALLY hard to hold onto the whole believing in the Tooth Fairy thing for as long as is humanly possible.  So when a kid's tooth falls out in this house?  Well, I wanna be on top of that shit like white on rice.  Unfortunately, however, I'm not always totally prepared for the curve balls that motherhood sometimes throws my…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 4, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Brainy Bird Feeders

Check out this fun craft/bird feeder!Brainy Bird Feeders

Added by Abby Billings on April 3, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

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