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A Happy Heart

 

You know how every once in a while, you have one of those parenting moments which you wish you could just freeze-frame forever?  They can be few and far between, but that's probably what makes 'em so darn special.  Well, I was lucky enough to have one of those "this is what it's all about" memories this past weekend.

 

The setting was my son's…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 28, 2011 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Love The One You're With

It's Sunday night and I'm just sitting here thinking about what a great weekend it has been. We really needed it. It was a great ending to what had been a crazy week for all of us. Mattie has two different cheerleading teams that have practices on 3 different days. David is the head coach of Patrick's flag football team and Michael is playing flag football on another team that practices at a… Continue

Added by Catherine Kingsbury on September 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Things We Do For Love: Parenting Style

Besides blogging, I actually have a real job. Hard to believe, but true. 


Venturing into the consulting realm, I needed a logo. Having a spouse who knew his way around graphics, it seemed to be a…
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Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on September 13, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Sari and Her Ray of Sunshine

There are certain people you come across in life who just always make you smile.  They are able to see the glass as half full and bring positivity wherever they go -- kinda like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day.  You can't help but to admire and respect these people cause they make you want to be a better person yourself.

 

My friend, Sari, is one of these amazing people.  I am in constant awe of her optimism, courage and strength.  She somehow juggles three kids,…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 12, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Don't Get Duped by the Shoup!

 

I am a pen addict.  I love pens of all kinds.  Ball point, ink roller, glitter, fountain, colored, black, blue, fancy, cheap, and even markers, too.  Each year (okay, a few times each year), I buy a new set of multi-colored pens or Sharpie markers to color-code my calendars, lists, and my life.  My husband teases me, but accepts that he has an easy out anytime he needs a small gift to give me.

I was beyond excited when I recently found a multi-colored five…

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Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on September 10, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** Nobody ever forewarns you about all the skid marks of motherhood (and I do mean that LITERALLY).

 

** My kids have more energy than Richard Simmons on cocaine.

 

** Screaming is evidently my son's new favorite hobby.

 

** I sure know how to waste a crapload of time.

 

** Sleeping with the window open totally…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 9, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** School was, like, the greatest invention ever.

 

** Once again, homework can seriously suck it.

 

** I don't do math without my smashed grapes.

 

** Camping is so much more enjoyable when I don't have to be a part of it.

 

** My daughter's room smells like a pig took a shit in a sauna.

 

** The Fanta…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 2, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Beyonce Mommy to be!





Beyonce announced during a red carpet chat with People magazine on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards that she is pregnant after 3 years of marriage with husband… Continue

Added by Diamond Velez on September 2, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments

Mean Girls ain't got anything on Mean Mommies.

View the original post and more on my blog: My Brown Eyed Girl

Maybe I am really out of the loop when it comes to the social hierarchy that is motherhood and…
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Added by Courtney Gieg on September 1, 2011 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Somebody's Gotta Be The Bad Cop

 

It's a dirty job, but, unfortunately, somebody's gotta do it.  And this weekend?  Well, I was the one who got stuck being the bad cop.  Cause short people lying straight to my face is just not something that I take too lightly.

 

It all went down on Sunday, which was an unfortunate flurry of activity around here with the kids coming off the high…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 31, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Back on the Chain Gang: Should Kids Be Leashed?

We've all been there, right?
We're out in public, with our kid (or kids) in tow, and suddenly he bolts for the road unexpectedly.


Or how about…
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Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 27, 2011 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Guilt -- It's A Bitch Alright

 

Kids sure have a way of (figuratively) punching you right in the gut when you least expect it, don't they?  Their unassuming words can wash a blanket of guilt right over you in nothing flat.  And before you know it, you're feeling like the suckiest parent in the world and saving your pennies for the future therapy that your kid will inevitably need thanks to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 23, 2011 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** My world is just a series of pee splatters and poo.

 

** It's a true challenge not to laugh when telling your eight year old how inappropriate it is to yell "cocks".

 

** Throwing food can be liberatingly fun.

 

** Pretending to be stupid so you can cut in line is sooooooo not cool.

 

** Some sick a-hole had…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 19, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** Someone should come up with a Beano for brain farts.

 

** Motherhood is no place for migraines.

 

** Our water bill's gonna be $10,000 this month, thanks to my son's obsession with the hose.

 

** Nothing, and I do mean NOTHING, is louder than the volume of a carpool of short people.

 

** Digging for your keys…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 12, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy Walked Into a Bar...

Yea, this would likely be a pretty funny joke if it existed. Perhaps it does, somewhere out there.
Nonetheless, whether or not it exists doesn't detract from the fact that these entities - ones that millions of Western children hold dear - might very well be....well....not exactly real.…
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Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 5, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** I am evidently NOT Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.

 

** The Coupon Suzy lady scares the absolute hell out of me.

 

** 2 AM looks WAY different than it used to.

 

** I really need to start slippin' Immodium A-D to the birds around my house.

 

** School…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 5, 2011 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Meltdown in Aisle 5: Top 6 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Calm at the Supermarket

It's an inevitability that every parent has to experience. A rite of passage, the "supermarket shakedown" is one that indeed shakes your maternal/paternal resolve to the core. This unique meltdown of sorts is atypical in that it is usually precipitated by the perpetrator's viewing of candy-coated confections, promptly followed by an unequivocal "No!" http://bit.ly/pp9UhB

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 1, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Top 10 Reasons Why Having Twins Rocks!

"Happily ever after" is not a reality when it comes to parenting twins, apparently. 





I just finished reading this article and boy, am I depressed. Sounds like I'm a prime candidate for not only the current depression but divorce and perpetual misery as well.





Unfortunately, I can vouch for the truth behind the basic theme of… Continue

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on July 30, 2011 at 6:23am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** Kids pick the most awesomely inopportune times to take a dump.

 

** Summer = an impromptu game of kick-the-can on a random Monday night.

 

** Goatdog is about to become a street dog.

 

** I wouldn't do well in that Little House on the Prairie.

 

** If Tuesday and Wednesday had a Facebook page, I would NOT…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 29, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** Naked is evidently the way to go this summer.

 

** As much as I love my husband, I really don't think I'd tackle someone trying to throw a pie in his face.

 

** Chopsticks actually help get my kids to eat their veggies.

 

** My son thinks I'm a car and driver expert.

 

** I am NOT a car and driver…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 22, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

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