All Blog Posts Tagged 'parenting' (1,267)

Is the Jig REALLY Up?

Remember that story a few weeks ago when we lost the mother fucking Elf on the Shelf, and I was all panicked that it might be the last Christmas for believing in Santa in my household?  Well, it saddens me beyond words, but I'm pretty sure the jig is up (at…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 29, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

You'll See

When people used to tell me, "Get the sleep you can now because you'll never sleep again," I laughed. I now know the kind of fatigue I battle on a daily basis is nothing like the days after late nights at work or cramming for tests in college.  I'd also hear about "mom brain" and how formerly brilliant women have been rendered useless by the theory that pregnancy feeds off brain cells.  I thought that was a myth too until I found myself…


Added by Nicole Wolfrath on December 28, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Social Media, Parenting and (Lack of) Common Sense

I was running around Facebook, as I frequently do throughout the day, when I came across a business page running a contest. Nothing odd there, right? Lots of businesses run contests and incentives to increase their traffic and number of “likes”.

Except this one was different. This Facebook page was for a medical practice that caters  to…


Added by Kristen Daukas on December 28, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

I'm Worried about my health


Being that my daughter depends on me fully and I have to be not only her mother I have to be a her doctor and nurse her counselor and a good example of a mom and woman. I have neglected myself through the years. Being a parent means there will be times that your wants and needs will be put aside.



Added by Shanae Miller on December 27, 2011 at 11:01pm — No Comments

'Twas the Nucking Futty Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our pad,

Every creature was stirring, being exceptionally bad.

The stockings were hung too close to the floor,

And Goatdog was eating each one that he tore.

The twins were bouncing off the walls in their…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 22, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

New Mum on the Block

Motherhood can change your life! I thought it would turn mine upside down but it didn't, it turned it right side up!...

Added by Manasi Vaidya on December 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Where The Eff Are You, Clyde?

WARNING: ** Look away if you don't like an occasional f-bomb every now and then.  Cause in this case?  It just couldn't be helped.  (Sorry, Mom and Dad....) **

Every year our "Elf on the Shelf" tradition brings me a combination of both…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 7, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

iPad App Review: Looking Glass gives kids a safe window to the world

Cool streaming videos for kids, minus the characters and commercials


Added by Kim Lachance Shandrow on December 7, 2011 at 2:09am — No Comments

10 Tips (to successfully) Travel with Cloth Diapers

With so many people traveling to be with friends and family at this time of year, I've been bombarded with questions about traveling with cloth diapers. This is something I've done with a lot of success quite a few times. And with so much going on, the last thing any of us wants to be worrying about is…

Added by Courtney Gieg on December 6, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week (& A Gift Card Giveaway!!!!)

** Every time I try to be the early bird, my kids have already beaten me to the damn worm.

** The apple doesn't fall far from the tree since my son evidently also writes "notes to self".

** I'm a little obsessed with Thymes Frasier Fir line for the holidays.

**After living with a…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 2, 2011 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Holy Berries

** This post is actually from 2 years ago, but it's such a holiday recipe hit, that I decided to post it again.  Enjoy!! **


You know it's gonna be a good day when you're strolling through the wine aisle at the grocery store on a random Saturday morning and someone's offering you a shot of vodka.  After a long week of racing…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 29, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Dear 23-Year-Old Me: In All Things, Give Thanks

Congratulations, you’re married.

You’re about to enjoy a honeymoon but it won’t be long before the warm, fuzzy fairy-dust of lovey-dovey grossness will settle and you’ll clearly see the relationship you’ve entered.

You’ll bicker over someone’s driving, limited closet space, and hangers.


Please do continue:

Added by atwood.tracy on November 23, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Mommy Snob

Okay, I'm a mommy snob sometimes.  I've read a few blog posts about other moms giving dirty looks or leaving negative comments.  I'm not one of those.  My mommy snobbery comes out when I hear, read or see other moms doing things to their kids mainly for their own convenience without regard to the research proving it's not in the best interest of their child.  Or they take some of these baby training books word for word without using common sense with it.  It makes me wonder why…


Added by MamaTalesBlog on November 21, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** Duct tape and dead bolts need to become part of our nightly bedtime routine.


** Jerry Sandusky makes even the devil himself look like a saint.


** My kids evidently think the floor is a coat rack.


** That annoying…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 18, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Finding Your Happy Place

So, today I'm beaming. Someone has nominated The Inklings of Life for the eCollegeFinder Top Parenting Blog award. This honor actually comes at an amazing time in my life, because I've been thinking of going back to college in the spring to pursue a paralegal degree. Funny how life works sometimes.

In my acceptance email, they asked me for a few words of advice for their student parents. Considering I've been giving thought myself to…


Added by Morgan M on November 16, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Paper Airplanes From The Heart



Bedtime in my house is a huge, old never-ending pain in my ass.  I keep hoping and praying that we'll FINALLY turn the corner where my kids realize that, holy shit, sleeping actually kinda rocks!!  But, sadly, we haven't even come close to that point in our journey together. …


Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 15, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

The Nudist

Misadventures in Motherhood: The Nudist: For some reason, my four-year-old boy seems to be allergic to wearing pants.  Underwear too, for that matter. I've heard of kids who spont...

Added by Misadventures in Motherhood on November 15, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

A shout out to all my fellow parents! Where are the brain cells?!!!!

For all of U that have kids…U will get it!

So before I had a family I really could not understand why  people would say “since I had kids, half my…


Added by Tawna Richard on November 14, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Finding the Impossible "Perfect" Baby Name

How do you pick the perfect name?

Added by Mommy J on November 11, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

What Makes You a Mommy Master?

I often get asked what the definition of a Mommy Master is.  The answer actually lies within oneself since everyone has a different definition of what make them a successful parent.  Let me start off by saying that no one is truly a Mommy Master every day of their life. Some days we succeed at motherhood and other days, not so much.  There are times when we feel on top of the world because our kids ate all their vegetables, listened, napped and said please and thank you without prodding. …


Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 10, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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