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,…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 25, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments
** 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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 20, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments
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…Continue
** 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"…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 13, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments
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 =
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 11, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments
. . . was the question from the Dish Network installer at my house today as we were entertaining 14 yes, I said FOURTEEN, children.
** 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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 6, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 4, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments
Check out this fun craft/bird feeder!Brainy Bird Feeders
Added by Abby Billings on April 3, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments
The very first time I went to Singapore with my girl was in March 2011. We took a VIP coach bus at 10pm and reached Golden Mile, Singapore at 5.30am. Never had we experienced such a tiring and exhausting night before, catching only a few winks on and off only.
The bus stopped three times for the passengers to answer some "nature calls" and we finally reached the immigration around 4.30am. Imagine how sleepy our looks were when we were at the checkpoint! :) Thank…
Added by Reanaclaire on April 3, 2012 at 12:49am — No Comments
I normally do these "reflective" kind of posts on Fridays, but I was just too swept up in Paradise last week to sit down and really use my brain for anything productive. But now that I've been sucker-punched by reality once again, I decided to look back on the finer things I discovered on our family vacation....
** Every day should end in a…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 2, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
We all know about the importance of play for the emotional growth and development of children. It can enhance their imagination, increase social skills and boost self-confidence. So why don't we place more value on play for ourselves? According to a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, ½ of American women don’t have enough time to spend on themselves and the activities they enjoy.
Early on, girls tend to be collaborative, communicative and caring – you can see it…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on April 1, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Check out this fun family activity in AZ Rad Riparian
Added by Abby Billings on March 19, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments
Check out my first post about birding! Birds on the Brain
Added by Abby Billings on March 19, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments
I've had an epiphany. A pretty huge one. I've had that moment where you realize you absolutely love what you do, but then realize you've fallen in love with (what might be) the wrong thing.
It is amazing…
Added by Morgan M on March 17, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments
** It's really difficult to do pushups when the dog's trying to hump you.
** Mornings around here are nuttier than a jar of Jif.
** If my house could talk, I'm pretty sure it would say, "Oink!"
** Little boys' fingernails are dirtier than the floor of an Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day.
** Allergy shot are not a very…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 16, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Check out my latest post: My Little Geologist
Added by Abby Billings on March 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
My kids are driving me absolutely CUCKOO-KACHOO with all the friggin' apps they continue to want for the iPhone. Every day it's something new. My damn phone now has over 8,764 different games on it! WTF?! Ok, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but I seriously can't find any of the things that I need on it anymore cause it's so overcrowded with kid…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 15, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments
Welcome to my crazy family! This is where I come to share all the fun filled antics my family and I get into on a regular basis. I hope to bring you news about the kids, our friends, our shopping finds, book reviews and more! Stick around, it’s sure to be a bumpy ride and check in on my adventures in parenting tab every now and then, I’m thinking I should have labeled it the MIS-adventures in parenting
We are a blended family of six, not quite…Continue
Added by Desiree Frazier on March 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
You'd think past experience would've taught me not to trust my husband to cut my son's hair. However, I must've had a momentary lapse in judgment over the weekend, for I allowed him to get the old clippers out once again. Call me kooky, but I guess I figured it couldn't be THAT hard to screw up a buzz cut, could it? (Ok, stop giggling,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 13, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments