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…Continue
Added by Lindsey Renuard on April 3, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
When you see your least favorite things about yourself reflected in your children, it can break your heart.Continue
Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on April 2, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 2, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
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Added by Morgan M on March 28, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lynn Reilly on March 25, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Rebecca Schuster on March 20, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
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
** 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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 16, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 15, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments
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."…
Added by Marcie Bunker on March 12, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments
It is the evening here in Australia right now & the weather is still quite warm & humid. I have had my mother ‘n’ law over all afternoon & it has been lovely as a result of this I was fortunate enough to have spent…Continue
Added by Tammy Crew on March 12, 2012 at 6:08am — No Comments
It's so great being here.
I love knowing I am part of something BIGGER not just some lonely blogger who most of the time feels like she is just talking to herself!
I am a S.A.H.M in every sense of the word. I live in Australia where absolutely nothing happens at allllllllll!
I would give anything to be fortunate enough to be able to move to the States or Canada & give my family a better life.
This is something I…Continue
Added by Tammy Crew on March 9, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments
** The shoe cubby in the foyer is the most logical place to store your jock cup. Apparently.
** I've answered more questions than Google over the past several days.
** Snooki has confirmed her pregnancy. I killed a…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 9, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments
Bedtime with my twinks continues to reach an all-time low around here. Every flippin' night I threaten to sell 'em off in a 2-for-1 special at a garage sale. Cause seriously, why did I have to be the one to give birth to the sleepless wonder twins? I say it's high time I open up a can of 'Serious As A Heart Attack' and take back my nightly mother effin' me-time. So, here's the equation that I hereby propose:…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 7, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments
I was in the grocery store a couple of weeks ago and I over heard a conversation between a mother and her (maybe) 5 year old son. They were standing next to a large display of asparagus in the middle of the produce section. Here's what I heard:
Boy: Mom, what's that?
Mom: It's Asparagus.
Boy: Can we get some?
Mom: No, Asparagus is yucky.
This small interchange really stuck in my craw. It took all my will power to keep myself from rushing the asparagus…
Added by Marcie Bunker on March 5, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments
Every job has its parts that we could live without. For me, there is a significantly large part of my job that I am not a fan of. I mean, I really, really don’t care for it. College counseling. Its not for me and is by far, my biggest pet peeve. Which is unfortunate, because it takes up a large chunk of my time I feel would be better spent doing other things.Continue
Added by Lynn Reilly on March 4, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments
I will never forget being in elementary school and my mother sitting me down to have the dreaded sex talk. I can still see her sitting in the brown chair of our living room and hear her speak those disturbing, scary words, like penis, vagina and babies coming out of it. Oh. My. God. Is she really saying these things? Make it stop, God, please, make it stop, I remember thinking.…Continue
Added by Lynn Reilly on February 26, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments
** If I ever turn up missing, a vineyard in Sonoma is most likely where you'll find me.
** My daughter thinks I was born in 1818. Seriously, she asked if that was my birth year. WTF?!
** Entirely too many people think they have the right of way.
** Elementary School Open House could also be referred to as Nuts on a Stick. …Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 24, 2012 at 8:09pm — No Comments
I have a very imaginative 8 year old boy who lies all the time. Sometimes it’s to get himself out of trouble, sometimes it’s just to add to the conversation as an “expert”. How do I channel his imagination and need to be part of discussions in a positive way?
Imagination or no imagination, everyone lies at some point and the reasons for doing so are consistent. Either we are trying to protect…Continue
Added by Lynn Reilly on February 23, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments
There is one thing that someone can say to me that annoys me more than anything else. Usually because of the type of questions that I ask in order to recieve this particular response, it will be coming from my partner. This then usually results in me wanting to scream with frustration as I picture bashing him round the head with a saucepan or other heavy object. What reply am I talking about? ..."When the time is right".
In our five years together, I've heard this MANY times from…
Added by chloeeloisebrewer on February 20, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments