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Nostalgia

Nostalgia

by Lynn on February 12, 2012

Nostalgia. I don’t know if its hormonal or just something that happens when a small human being comes into your life and touches your heart in spots that quite possibly could have been black before (maybe its just me). But something bizarre happened when my kids came into my life. I became extra, super, cry reading cards in the store, cry when watching Oprah on the treadmill at the gym, cry when driving by the elementary school at the…

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Added by Lynn Reilly on February 13, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

When dad leaves, the house just isn't the same

My husband left on a business trip last week - out of pocket, out of reach, out of the country.

I didn't think it would be that big of a deal; I'm a big girl, after all. I know how to take care of myself. I didn't realize, however, that taking care of everything and everyone would be so overwhelming.

The kids. The shopping. The homework. The house. Work. Cat. Dog. Everything. Everything due and overdue, pending and marking time. I tried. I managed. I delegated.…

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Added by Diane Majeske on February 11, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Bloating and cramping are God's way of saying, "Sucks to be you!!!"

** Giselle Bundchen needs to be introduced to the wonderful world of duct tape.

** A rotten bag of mushrooms makes your…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 10, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Dear God,

Obviously, I love my kids with every little fiber of my being, but I swear to, well......you, actually, that they're involved in some sort of conspiracy theory to drive me straight to the loony bin.  Seriously, if I didn't know any better, I'd think they'd bought stock in Crazy Town, which is clearly where I'll be residing soon enough.  Any potential…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 8, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

How I Met Your Father

My husband will hate that I’ve shared our story. I love him, but mostly I don’t care if this bothers him or not. It’s my story too. It’s the story of how we met.

When you are in high school, everyone wants to know when you will get your driver’s license.  When you are in college, everyone wants to know what you are majoring in. When you finish college, everyone wants to know where you are working. When you are working, everyone wants to know if you are dating anyone. When you are…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 7, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Today Is Our 13th Wedding Anniverary

Today is my 13th Wedding Anniversary!  I can't believe how fast the years have flown by. Look at my little babies!

My husband is an amazing dad. He didn't have kids when he married me but he stepped up and did an incredible job parenting our children.

I'm sure there's  been times over the past 13 years when he asked him self "what the hell did I get myself into"?  

Now that our kids are…

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Added by Elayne on February 7, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

Life Labeled as a ‘Working Mom’

Hi, it’s me standing on my soap box. Yes… again.

Moms make difficult decisions every day: Should I buy the generic diapers on sale or should I splurge on name brand? Breast or bottle? Is my child crying because he really needs something or is he crying because he’s a little fussy? Despite the unsolicited advice and lectures I have endured regarding my…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 6, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

My Little Exhibitionist

ex·hi·bi·tion·ism (ks-bsh-nzm)n.

1. The act or practice of deliberately behaving so as to attract attention.

2. Psychiatry A psychosexual disorder marked by the compulsive exposure of the genitals in…

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Added by SRM on February 4, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

I’m an Open Book

My name doesn’t describe who I am very well. Jennifer isn’t an adjective.

If names were meant to describe who we are, mine would be: Clumsy, Awkward, Forgetful

Or perhaps something powerful like this: MOM

It would be wrong to call myself clever. Clever implies an ability to problem solve. My attempts at problem solving never result in solutions. For example: I get a D on…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 3, 2012 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** A healthy household makes for a happy mama.

** My kids are HUGE fans of "skip the shower" nights.

** If my purse contained as much money as it does crap, I would be a very rich lady.

** Asparagus = awesome.  Asparagus pee…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 3, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Freaking Out About Co-Sleeping

In case you’re wondering why I look a little taller today, it’s because I’m standing on my mommy soap box. Check out Mommy DIY if you don’t want to read my statement, otherwise, read on.

I want to be a good mom, I really do, but I have no idea what I am doing! While I was pregnant I studied parenting literature, questioned other moms, and prepared myself for baby. Lately, people just tell me what to do when I’m…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 2, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Maybe My Parents Knew What They Were Doing

Remember when you were growing up and you said you'd never ever do to your own children the things your parents did to you?  Perhaps it was a vow you made to yourself in the midst of snot and tears as you slammed the door of your room so hard that it nearly shattered the windows?  Well, my sixteen-year-old self would probably punch me in the face for doing so, but here's me admitting…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 2, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Preparing for the Teenage Years!



A common concern of parents regardless of the age of their children is a dread…
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Added by denny hagel on February 1, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

If Your Teenager Was a Customer Would He Buy What You Are Selling?



Being able to successfully convey our ideas, opinions, suggestions, solutions and products to one another is totally dependent on one…
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Added by denny hagel on February 1, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

As a Parent Have YOU Ever Lost Your Cool?

Have you ever witnessed a parent verbally mistreating their child in public? For me, this is the most uncomfortable feeling ...Until recently I was always confused as to how to respond if at all. For the most part I would try to ignore it while in my mind pray for the…

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Added by denny hagel on February 1, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Tame the Beast.

http://myteenagerandtoddler.blogspot.com/2012/01/tame-beast.html



manipulate - vb: to negotiate, control or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skillfully, or deviously.



My kids are masters at building manipulation tactics that work brilliantly when dealing with me. As many of you know, I have the man-boy, who is turning 18 in a few weeks, and the baby girl, who is a three-year-old toddler… Continue

Added by Tandra Downs on January 27, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Your cabin fever's reached Code Red when you're jealous of the squirrels outside breathing in all that fresh, freezing cold air.

** Trying to work a crossword puzzle when you're tired just makes you feel stupid.  And tired.

** I've washed my hands so many times over the past few days that I may no longer have fingerprints.

**…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 27, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Top 10 Baby Myths

By: Jennifer S.

Mommy Huh

I was the first of my family and friends to have a baby last year during the baby boom. Cousins were pregnant, co-workers were pregnant, friends were pregnant, even famous people who are significantly older than me were pregnant. I began to suspect babies aren’t really made the way my mother told me. I think sometimes you can get pregnant from drinking water.…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 26, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

4 Steps to Save the Day -- MacGyver-style

 

My youngest daughter got sent home from school sick on Tuesday. She stayed home again yesterday, but I had work that needed to be done. So, through the wonders of Netflix, I introduced my daughter to one of my favorite TV shows, MacGyver.

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Added by Lori Fairchild on January 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Adventures in Grandparenting

Grandparents are special people;

  • There are lots of t-shirts complimenting their generosity (If daddy says no, grandpa says yes).
  • We have special days to honor them with house plants & neck ties.
  • They are presented with global awards for their outstanding service (World’s Best Grandparent).
  • They are the most cost-effective child care option and provide a low grandparent-grandchild ratio to provide special…
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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 25, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

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