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Things I've Learned This Week

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** My house is a revolving door of loud, screeching short people.  (And I kind of love it.)



** Wearing a dress AND a bra all in one day is quite an accomplishment.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 19, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Please Brand Me Now!!!

Branding.

Argh.  Sooo challenging...and so permanent.  It needs to be just right.

Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.  But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?

You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field?  Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on September 17, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

September edition of the name game

On August 12, my mom sent me a seemingly random text message that said:

I named you after Lauren Bacall. Cool. Babe.



First of all, can we just pause here to recognize how suave my Mom is? She's a pretty crafty chick and an amazing woman.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** "Take a nap" keeps getting bumped off my to-do list for some reason.



** My family is an all-you-can-eat buffet for the multiplying mosquitoes in our neighborhood.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 12, 2014 at 10:22am — 2 Comments

Negotiating a game of Calvinball

Like many other very cool people, I am a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. And because of that, I know the rules of Calvinball:

  1. You make up the rules as you go along.
  2. You can't play the game the same way…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Master Mealtime with Mommy Masters-It's Sushi Night!

Mealtime is not just about…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 10, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

September Parenting Tip: Master your Mess and get Organized!

Summer’s over, the kids are back in school and now it’s time to get organized, declutter and gain your house back! I have heard from so many moms on this subject.  They want to get started but are either not sure how, or simply can’t stand the thought of doing it.  Have no fears!  The Mommy Master is here to help.…
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Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 7, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** A three-day weekend is directly followed by an entire week of not knowing what the hell day it is.



** The shortest weeks often seem like the longest.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 5, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** The first day of school is a blessing like no other.



** Homework's about to unleash its evil wrath upon us very, very soon.



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 29, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Read what the August Mommy Master Created to Teach your Kids about Money! Sept. submissions now open:

Mommy Master of the Month

Congratulations to Lynne Finch, this month’s Mommy Master!  Lynne, mother of two, came up with a creative way to teach kids about the value of money, and recently won a Mom’s Choice Award for her incredible book.  Read more about Lynn and get inspired:
Studies show that women are more proactive in teaching their kids about money. As a mom my determination to teach my kids about money led me to…
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Added by Ellie Hirsch on August 27, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** I've seen no less than 14,789 people dump ice over their heads throughout the past few days.



** Being the adult is often times way harder than being the kid.



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 22, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

The Banana Boat Ride

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As a parent, I've often found myself doing things that I wouldn't dream of doing on my own free will --  cleaning poop off a wall, catching puke with my bare hands, dining at a germ-infested Chuck E. Cheese.  But the hellacious thing I got roped into doing last week on vacation?  Well, that should earn me fabulous…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 21, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** Sometimes when I look at my Facebook feed, it seems that half the people have up and joined a damn cult.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 8, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments

Crazy Aaron Can Suck It

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I've always been of the opinion that Play-Doh, Silly Putty, and all things gooey should be "outside" toys.  They just always seem to crumble into little bits all over the floor for someone's feet to drag throughout the entire damn house.  And this is EXACTLY why I should have known better than to allow my children to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 30, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

Meet the July Mommy Master-You Could be Featured Next!



Mommy Master of the Month

Congratulations to Elizabeth Vocke, this month’s Mommy Master!  Elizabeth is the perfect example of a mom who has mastered balancing it all.  She and her husband enjoy bringing up their daughter while following their passion for running a…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 28, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** A backyard campout for the kids is so much more fun when it’s in someone else’sbackyard.



** Facebook should really be called…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** It's evidently mating season for a-holes.



** If I never go to the U.S. Post Office again, it'll be too soon.



** Summer needs to just…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2014 at 12:24am — No Comments

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