All Blog Posts Tagged 'parenting' (1,035)

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Goatdog likes wine, which makes total sense since he is my dog.



** If it's not written down, it's not getting done.…



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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 18, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Why Mommy needs alone time: Part 2

My last post left off with an annoying child in a grocery store and a study about children being more aggravating than they used to be.



Let's deal with the child first.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 18, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Happy Birthday to Me

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Cue the red carpet, marching band, and fireworks, y'all, cause today is my birthday! Yippee!  But let's be real here, people -- I'm a mom, and we all know what that means. I'll be schlepping screaming kids from Point A to Point B, scrubbing skid marks out of little undies, and turning to my friend Google to help…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 16, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

Learning how to play it safe

My son has a special title: He is our safety officer. Whenever we get in the car to go to school, I tell him that he is responsible for making sure everyone is buckled up for safety. When he helps me cook in the kitchen, I've given him the responsibility for making sure I am being safe around the stove.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 15, 2014 at 6:34am — No Comments

The effects of second-hand television

My son and I are in the grocery store, and the nice man bagging our groceries sees my son's Batman-logo t-shirt.

"Cool…
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Added by Lauren Markman on April 14, 2014 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Jet lag is not really the vacation souvenir I had in mind.



** Even the eyes in the back of my head have bags underneath them.



** Just…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 11, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

They Don't Call It the Red Eye for Nothin'

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If your husband tries to talk you into flying the red-eye with your kids at the end of a family vacation, don't fall for it.  He may try to reassure you that your kids will sleep on the plane, and all will be fine.  But trust me, it will be anything but fine.  And the only person who will be sleeping on the plane will be your…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 10, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Character Not Awarded

I cannot be the only one…who has found their child's first year of public Kindergarten trying at the best of times and down right frustrating the rest of the time. I’ve discussed my dismay at the entirely satisfactory report card (literally, all satisfactory marks) and the abundance of fundraising…

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Added by Janice Perry on April 9, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

I am drowning in lists

My son and I are at the grocery store and a family passes us. The family has this conversation:

"What do we need…
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Added by Lauren Markman on April 9, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments

How much homework is too much?

My son has been in school since he was 6 weeks old - not daycare, but a school with curriculum and accreditation and the works. Sure it was all fun and games as he focused his young energy on learning how to walk and talk, but once he hit the age of two, the homework started.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2014 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

The Law of Spring Break

I cannot be the only one....who has been with a group of people when your child decides to show a less than polite side of their personality, leaving you laying down the law in a little tougher of fashion than usual, much to your chagrin.  This is exactly what happened while we were on our big family Spring Breakin' vacation.…

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Added by Janice Perry on April 2, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

April 2014 Parenting Tip- Time for a Reading Revitalizer

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on April 2, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Great #SpringBreak Travel Tips for Families

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Added by Lisa Lori on April 1, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Life's too short - use the guest soap

We recently moved.

I am not like most people - I enjoy moving. No, not the heavy lifting part. Or the part where we realize we have too much stuff. Or anything that involves me dealing with the DMV.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

My Mistake In Blogging. Don't Let This Happen To You

I am so disappointed in myself!

I started a blog in 2008 and found wonderful guidance through Mom Bloggers Club along with fantastic connections that created a few friendships that I still have to this day.  Recently MBC posted "Spruce Up Your Blog In 10 Easy Steps".  Really good tips and resources.  One I definitely needed, since my blog has been around for so long, was the BrokenLinkCheck.com.  When this service was finished with my free scan I was shocked at how many links I had to…

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Added by Ann Harrison on March 31, 2014 at 6:09pm — 2 Comments

What's on your media diet?

I read the term "media diet" the other day. (Is that a thing now?)

I have given some thought (probably not enough) to the foods that I prepare for my family and the ways to make them healthier, but I have never thought to apply the idea of "diet" to non-food items.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 31, 2014 at 6:15am — 2 Comments

I'm afraid to leave this room

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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Added by Lauren Markman on March 28, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments

The Grocery Store: Gathering Place for Jackholes

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Going to the grocery store is definitely not my idea of a good time.  Sure it's nice when your kids are FINALLY old enough that you don't have to drag them with you every time you need to run out for a loaf of bread.  A few minutes of alone time can do wonders for the sanity.  However, a quick trip to the store can very…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 26, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

DID I JUST LIE TO THE DMV?

Recently I went to the DMV to get my new Illinois license. The man behind the counter was extremely chatty for a state worker, and we exchanged pleasantries and conversation while he processed my paperwork. He told me about his wife and his plans to move to Colorado soon, I shared a story about my kids and our recent move from Pittsburgh.

We were simpatico. Until he asked me what my weight was, and I lied right to his face.

Now, I know I’m not the first woman to fudge my…

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Added by Whitney Fleming on March 24, 2014 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

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