When my son went to daycare for the very first time, he got sick. When he moved from the infant room to the next room, he got sick. When a new child joined his room, he got sick.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 23, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments
My son started daycare at 6 weeks old. I remember the heartbreak of leaving him (he was so little!) and the relief of picking him up on that first day (he had gotten bigger!). I did love that facility - the nurturing attitude, the brightly lit rooms, the web cameras for me to check in on him throughout the day.…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 8, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments
Sometimes when I am at work I look at my keyboard and am disgusted because I can't remember the last time I cleaned it. This is usually followed by a bout of spraying and swabbing it.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 29, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments
** This time of the year makes me so very grateful for my beloved hot glue gun.
** I may steal the dog crate from the dog -- it just looks so darn PRIVATE in there.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 24, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments
WARNING: The following information is not recommended for people with weak hearts. What you are about to read can create an instant urge to run to the sink and clean your hands in anxiety.
** Cancer is a giant, life-stealing asshole.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 10, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments
During my many years of parenting, I have discovered there are many things I would prefer not to touch. Some of these things are pretty obvious – various bodily fluids, “icky” things like frogs (maybe that’s just me) and anything that could potentially bite me.
During flu season (I recently learned there is no such thing as cold season), there are some “not so obvious” things that I would prefer not to touch as well. These are those every-day items that we routinely touch without…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 21, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments
I don't know how it is in your household, but in mine, there's a WORLD of difference between when I get sick and when my husband gets sick. We're talking night and day contrast, people. You see, he turns into a 39 year-old baby when he's under the weather, whereas I must continue with life as normal, sniffles and aches, be damned!
It was just last week when my other…Continue
** I totally know how Jack Torrance felt. Cabin fever can suck it.
** Only 25% of the pee in this house actually makes it into the bowl (and that 25% belongs to ME!)
** My referee whistle needs to be a helluva lot louder.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 11, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
You see these little germy bastards right here?
These little bastards have totally invaded my home over the past couple of weeks. First it was my husband, then my…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 8, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments
Not literally of course, that wouldn't be pretty at my age. I'm referring to writing honestly and not holding things back.
In my professional life I am known as a very well-respected expert in the field of cat behavior. I have written 7 books on the subject and have worked full-time in this field for 25 years. I am IAABC certified and AABP certified and enjoyed having a career where I feel confident. That's when something happened to my common sense and reasoning and…Continue
Added by Pam Johnson-Bennett on July 21, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
If you've ever wondered where all the germs go to party, I'm pretty sure I figured out their favorite stomping ground. Just visit any given water park, and you'll surely find a whole gaggle of germ dudes and germ dudettes gettin' their freak on. How do I know this? Cause my family just spent this past weekend at one, and I've got the mental scars (and the super sexy fever…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 20, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments