Unfortunately, we hear on the news all the time about parents full-out losing their shit on the sidelines of their kids' sporting events. A bad call can somehow turn supposed "adults" into the biggest meatheads on the planet. It's both despicable and embarrassing. And I thought I'd seen some pretty horrific behavior…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
1.free from tension and anxiety; at ease."we were having a great time and feeling very relaxed"
Captain snot nosed and I stayed home from the world yesterday as he is attempting to fill everyone of his shirts with a layer of crusty boogers. I am in…
Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 20, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments
Sometimes, I feel like I spend my entire day in front of a screen. I look at my blogs in the morning, then go to work where I stare at a computer all day, and I am usually on my computer at night as well. It's bad for my eyes, it's bad for my posture and it's bad for my family life.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 20, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments
** Supervising a chain gang would be more enjoyable than supervising homework.
** The world needs a whole lot more Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.
Added by Lauren Markman on January 17, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments
One of the hardest things about child care is keeping your cool, especially when your child is on the floor having a screaming fit. Of course these are the things that try a parent’s patience the most but there are also 5 things that can do to help you keep the situation from progressing. …
Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 16, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments
When I was in eighth grade, my classmate B.J. asked his parents if he could change his name to Mackie. (For the record, Mackie was his father's name as well.) So, his parents allowed him to change his name as a birthday gift and we all spent the next six months trying to remember to call him by his new name.
Today, my former classmate is a leader in sales at his company,…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 16, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments
If I was to give my son a baby doll today, he would hand it back to me with a "no thank you, Mommy," and continue playing with a car or truck. I know this, because I've tried it. This just tells me that
It has been two weeks since I participated in #ASKAWAYFriday because of the holidays. I love connecting with new bloggers and learning more about them. I decided to participate because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself and thought it was a great way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Jodi asked me and I hope…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments
I married a gamer; and I am glad that I did.
Playing video games is just one of my husband's many hobbies. It is one that we occasionally do together (before I was pregnant, we used to have Wii Wednesdays where I would do my best to defeat him at bowling and tennis). But playing video games is not something I engage in as often as he would probably like. (Sorry,…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 10, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments
In second grade we were all encouraged to create a secret code word so that if our parents ever sent an intermediary to pick us up from school, we would know it was safe to leave with that individual. (I can't remember if my word was kitten or Strawberry Shortcake.)…
Coming back from a family vacation is never a fun thing. The packing, the travel, the crabby kids -- they all add up to one giant pain in the ass. It pretty much makes you forget that you were even on vacation at all. But this recent sucker punch back to reality after our New Year's trip to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
"I'm not a baby. I'm a little boy," says my son. Often. And he is right. He is growing up so quickly (seriously...who knew time traveled this fast?). And he has every right to remind me that he is more boy than baby.
I may think of him as my "baby boy" often, but evidently, it's not entirely my fault.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
We like to play games in our family: Board games and card games have taken over our Wednesday evenings. My son is now old enough to enjoy UNO (he loves skipping people), and Go Fish, and he has long been an expert at Candy Land and Hi-Ho Cherry-O. I love that these games teach him how to take turns and follow the rules and that everyone loses sometimes. As he gets older, I have visions of us playing Clue and Life and popping up some…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 7, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
The new year is here, which means it’s time to get motivated and get organized! Easier said than done, right? Well, I feel your pain. Having the kids home from school has left my house in shambles and very little time for myself or to get anything done around the house. As I pass my laundry room, I can feel the evil stares coming from my heaping piles of laundry awaiting to be washed. As I stroll by my office,…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 6, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Whenever I think I am focused on a project at work or chore around the house, there is a soundtrack playing in my head. The soundtrack used to be my favorite songs or the last song I heard playing on the radio. As a parent, this playlist has been replaced with children's songs and most of them come from Sesame Street.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments
Those pleasantries that we all learn as we get older. Those short pat answers and replies that flow off of our tongues. Right about now you may be wondering what I am talking about and are about to move on to the next post but I ask you to continue reading, you will see yourself soon or maybe you won’t.
Scene one: Someone has received bad news, it may be health related or…
Added by Cindi Walton on December 31, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
** Next year, I really need some elves, dammit.
** My twins now have nicer phones than I do. Thanks, Santa.
** Candlelight church services with kids make…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 27, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments