My son is telling me a story. It is a story about a day he spent just with me because Daddy was on a motorcycle trip. He tells me about the fun that we had during the day, including doing yoga together, making some blueberry oatmeal bars, cleaning the house, playing some board games together and then reading a new book together.
There was nothing special about the day - it was just a normal Saturday, but here's the thing: It's accurate. All the events he describes to me were…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 9, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments
My husband and I have been together for 17 years. And during that time, we've shared a wonderful son, a collection of amazing travel photos and a series of shared memories. We share those memories even when we don't mean to.…
So, I am afraid to leave this room before I finish writing up this blog post. I am afraid that leaving the room will make me forget what I am writing about. But more on that in a moment.…
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** Cramps and mammograms are just two of the many perks (*ahem*) of being a woman.
** I'd rather be a wrinkled mess than pull out an iron.
** Kids and husbands have very selective hearing.
** Getting in bed early to read a book didn't kill me after all.
** Paying your offspring to do things you don't wanna…Continue
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** Judging from Beyonce, Manti T'eo, and Lance Armstrong, fake things apparently happen in threes.
** The media sure knows how to beat a news story to death.
** My ass is eternally grateful for the genius who invented seat heaters.
** Women supposedly look their ugliest at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays.
** The people who…Continue
As a kid, it's hard to see the big, wide world outside your own tiny bubble of existence. (Heck, it's not easy even as an adult sometimes!) That's why I've made it my mission to try to teach my kids to help out people in need. And one of my favorite holiday traditions for our family is to help fulfill the Christmas wish list of a child in need.
For the past…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments
I took Henry to our family farm this weekend so Dada could have some
"quiet-time" and so Papa could have some time with his grandson. Two birds with
one stone. Excellent.
The truth is, I love to see Henry, decked out in
his ripped & torn "barn jeans" and John Deere-green hat that says "Future
Farmer," trudging down the lane between the farmhouses or stalking across the
He's just so determined to "help" on the farm and I love how he…
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As I've said before, I'm convinced that motherhood kills your brain cells. It's certainly done a number on my memory cause I can't seem to get anybody's name straight in my household. I don't know how the hell that Duggar family does it when I can't even keep track of the four of us!
Back when I was a teacher, I was…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 13, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments
My mother suddenly passed away four years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her dearly. Losing my mother, even though I was in my 40′s, felt like I was being abandoned. I felt a sense of loss that was so paralyzing. I was left unable to take care of myself or make a single decision on my own. I could not fathom that she was actually gone. I would often pick up the phone on Sunday to call her, since that was our standing phone date after my father passed…Continue
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