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Things I've Learned This Week

** Apparently, it's ALWAYS my fault.

** Bollywood dancing is actually pretty darn fun.

** Dogs apparently CAN eat a whole bunch of chocolate and not die.

** Turns out that I am not Super Woman.

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 27, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Tried on size 2 pants today, they didn't fit but I bought them anyway because dam*it I am a size 2!

By the end of the day today my face looked like it was melting off so I decided that it was time to head to the mall to get a new type of foundation. So I head to the mall with the hubby and the little man in tow. Of course Nick abandoned me instantly to go to GNC where he could tell the little guy behind the counter yet again that their nutrition bars are WAY too expensive. Anyway... so me and Collin head to the Estee Lauder counter in Dillards. She matches my foundation shade as a…

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Added by Just a Marketing Mom on April 25, 2012 at 2:32am — No Comments

Before Autism.....

Before Autism touched my life, I considered myself the kind of mother who pretty much had it together. Before Autism, I worked a full-time executive position, where my obsessive and control freak tendencies served me well. My three children were used to the daily routine of full-time school or daycare. Weaning, potty-training, bedtime issues, discipline, those were things OTHER mothers struggled with, for me it never seemed like a huge deal. I managed to sail through the first 9 years…

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Added by Shavon Robinson on April 20, 2012 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Half days of school are only awesome if you're a kid or a teacher.  Or bat shit crazy.

** Birthdays are chock-full of calories.

** Sometimes it's better to pretend like you don't know your family.

** The front of my car is attracted to jackasses who don't drive the speed limit.

** Nothing says I love you quite…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 20, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Cheers to NINE Years!!!

It's so hard to believe that it's been NINE whole years since my uterus was housing those two little beings pictured above.  I welcomed them into this big wide world without having even the slightest clue how quickly time would fly.  Since then, it's been a roller coaster ride of ABC's, training wheels, boo-boo's, and temper tantrums.  They make me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 19, 2012 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Maybe 40 Won't Suck After All....

On Monday morning, I awoke to find even bigger bags under my eyes and four new grey hairs at the crown of my head.  I stared at my tired reflection in the mirror and thought, "Wow, is this REALLY what the next decade is gonna look like?"  Here I was all prepared to rock my forties like a champ, but the day sure wasn't getting off to a very good…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 18, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Welcome to Nike Town!

Okay, so my 11-year-old son’s feet grew.  A lot.

He’s been wearing the same pair of sneakers for the last 7 months.  I kept asking him if they felt too tight or if he was uncomfortable, and he kept telling me they felt fine.  I’ve offered several times to buy him a new pair of sneakers, but he’s declined.  Being a creature of habit, he likes to wear the same things over and over again, especially his shoes.  Plus, he hates any kind of shopping.  And with the mild winter we've…

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Added by Rebecca Rodriguez-Brea on April 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It honestly wouldn't surprise me if I pulled a piece of Easter grass out of my ass at this point since that crap seems to be EVERYWHERE!!!!

** If you're a complete and total bitch, you should probably think twice about being a customer service rep.  Just sayin'.

** Motherhood is totally interfering with my "Fifty Shades of Grey"…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 13, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Sometimes turds just don't want to be flushed.

** I really really heart selling jewelry.

** It's a terribly bad idea to enter a bakery when you're starving.

** Trying to brush my daughter's hair in the morning is like trying to lasso a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 6, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments

A Tooth Fairy Called Wanda

As a parent, I'm trying REALLY hard to hold onto the whole believing in the Tooth Fairy thing for as long as is humanly possible.  So when a kid's tooth falls out in this house?  Well, I wanna be on top of that shit like white on rice.  Unfortunately, however, I'm not always totally prepared for the curve balls that motherhood sometimes throws my…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 4, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Working Has Made Me a Better Mom

A little over a year ago I took the leap and went back into the workforce.

For seven years prior to that I was an English Professor. I spent the last 3 years teaching online only so I worked at home. Now I work outside the home and I LOVE my job.

I was worried about the effect it would have on my kids though. Big Brother was halfway through kindergarden and Little Brother had always been at home with me.

What I found is that my kids like school, most of the time. They…

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Added by Lindsey Renuard on April 3, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

On The Outskirts of the Playground -- A Mother is Only Ever as Happy as her Unhappiest Child

When you see your least favorite things about yourself reflected in your children, it can break your heart.

http://fromgrindtowhine.com/2012/04/02/on-the-outskirts-of-the-playground/ 



"I watched him as he…

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Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on April 2, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Things I Learned on our Family Vacation

I normally do these "reflective" kind of posts on Fridays, but I was just too swept up in Paradise last week to sit down and really use my brain for anything productive.  But now that I've been sucker-punched by reality once again, I decided to look back on the finer things I discovered on our family vacation....

** Every day should end in a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 2, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Kids and Cell Phones

How young is too young to buy your child their own

cell…
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Added by Morgan M on March 28, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Little Miss Perfect

I have a sensitive child.  She is beautiful, considerate, intelligent, exceptionally well mannered, and very, very sensitive.

Her sensitivity is one of the things I admire about her the most, and one of the greatest challenges in parenting her.  Besides being the What If Child, she worries mostly about being perfect.  She wants to have the best grades in the…

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Added by Lynn Reilly on March 25, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

To Be Or Not To Be A...Rock Star!

“I’ve decided I want to be a Rock Star when I grow up,” Izzy said to me.  "Really?  Seriously?  A Rock Star?  Of all the things you can pick from...that’s what you want to be?  But you’re so smart and talented in so many other things."  I don’t actually say this to her even though I really wanted to.  Oh, the joys of being a parent.  What to say?  What to do?  Alas, I say nothing.  Because the truth is, as much as I don’t want her to be a Rock Star, I also would never want to stop her from…

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Added by Rebecca Schuster on March 20, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

A Rhythm Of A Morning

Every family has their own morning routines, their own rhythms so to speak.  Here is a look into ours!

Added by America's Next Top Mommy on March 16, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It's really difficult to do pushups when the dog's trying to hump you.

** Mornings around here are nuttier than a jar of Jif.

** If my house could talk, I'm pretty sure it would say, "Oink!"

** Little boys' fingernails are dirtier than the floor of an Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day.

** Allergy shot are not a very…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 16, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

iPhone Overload

My kids are driving me absolutely CUCKOO-KACHOO with all the friggin' apps they continue to want for the iPhone.  Every day it's something new.  My damn phone now has over 8,764 different games on it!  WTF?!  Ok, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but I seriously can't find any of the things that I need on it anymore cause it's so overcrowded with kid…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 15, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Moment by Moment

What follows is some serious soul-searching interspersed with cute pictures of my kids. Bear with me.



I feel ashamed to admit how often I lose my cool around my children.  In all honesty, not losing my cool at least once during the day is a rare exception. Not only do these kids know a great deal about how to push my buttons, but they are also extremely irrational. The combo of the two is a sure fire way to bring out what I call "Mean Mommy."…

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Added by Marcie Bunker on March 12, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

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