I talk about myself a lot. But then again, this is the place to do so. This is MY blog.
On Twitter I am known as DCWorkingMommy. Why? Because I am a mommy who works in Washington, D.C. Clever, no?
I don’t talk about the specifics of what I do, however I share some of the drama that I sometimes encounter.
- Driving in DC makes me CRAZY! Trying to avoid all social media until my chill pill kicks in.…
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 24, 2012 at 5:13pm —
Most days I look at my kids and think, ‘Are you sure you are my kids? Did they switch you at the hospital?’ Don’t get me wrong, they both look just like me, but it’s only every now and then that their actions or mannerisms scream that my DNA is somewhere inside of them.
Take my son, for example. He is an amazing artist, and every now and then, he’ll stick his tongue out of the corner of his mouth while he’s drawing. He got that from me, and I got that from my dad-… Continue
Added by Morgan M on January 24, 2012 at 10:20am —
I had myself a little pity party yesterday. Not 20 minutes after I put on my mommy hat (which comes after my blogger hat every morning), my husband had "suggested" (his words) that our room could use a little cleaning and my oldest daughter had not so gently reminded me that she needs a haircut.
Looking around my house as I did the piles of laundry, made lunches, combed hair and cleaned up after everyone, I had a… Continue
Added by Lori Fairchild on January 24, 2012 at 8:00am —
Every morning there’s a constant struggle in my household. My daughter is 9, going on 16, and thinks that she can dress like it. Thanks to society telling her via TV shows, music, movies, and “cool” clothing lines that it’s okay, she doesn’t quite understand why her mother is so opposed to it.
“But Mom, I want skinny jeans. Everyone at school wears skinny jeans, why can’t I?”
Because not everyone has a mom with PMS (… Continue
Added by Morgan M on January 22, 2012 at 9:33am —
** An Eskimo is something I could never ever be.
** You know it's cold when the geese are saying "Let's get the HELL outta here!!!!" as they fly overhead.
** I need a restraining order for the insomnia that continues to stalk me.
** Trying to get a third grader to work on a research project is about as easy as trying to get a mime… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 20, 2012 at 10:17am —
My husband got up yesterday morning and reminded me he had to leave early for work as he walked out the door for his run. His reminder was so I wouldn't forget to make his lunch first. "Why can't he make his own lunch?" I thought, as I hurried through writing my blog so I could get done in time to make his lunch.
My youngest daughter announced in the grocery store yesterday that she… Continue
Added by Lori Fairchild on January 20, 2012 at 9:30am —
Do you ever wanna just walk away from your kids in public and act like you don't know who the hell they are? No? Surely that's not just me. Call me Mommy Dearest if you will, but when my kids have a brain fart and act like complete Neanderthals who've never heard of manners, I sometimes think it would be easier to point and stare and pretend like I'm disgusted by the horrible excuse…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 19, 2012 at 10:26am —
One of the absolute best moments of my entire life was the moment I saw my son for the first time. Of course it was! My entire life would never be the same.
But months before the birth of our son, an unexpected moment made me realize how my life was about to change.
I was 5 months pregnant before two tests confirmed our family would be growing. It wasn’t a dramatic I-Didn’t-Know-I-Was-Pregnant (on TLC) moment, just a surprise that I had a difficult time accepting. Babies… Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 17, 2012 at 12:56pm —
I suffer from PMS... badly. And no, it's not what you think. Continue
Paranoid Mom Syndrome, or PMS.
I'm quite a proud sufferer of it, thank you.
What is PMS? It's a disease that affects some mothers (the good ones, if you ask me) from the moment they find out they are pregnant, and lasts, well, forever. PMS gets worse as the children get older, and can actually…
Added by Morgan M on January 16, 2012 at 8:43am —
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on January 15, 2012 at 2:42pm —
Let me preface what follows with two key points:
1. If a child does something interesting once, it’s only interesting. If they do it consistently, then you’ve got something to worry about.
2. My taste in music sucks… as in I have no taste in music.
Having a child in and of itself is full of surprises. Despite expecting unexpected moments, I have noticed an unusual behavior in child that isn’t mentioned in What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The First Year. During… Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 14, 2012 at 9:08pm —
** Skinny celebrities who say they get their cardio by "chasing their kids around" are more full of shit than my backyard.
** I don't have a few new leaves to turn over -- I have a whole damn PILE.
** Victoria's Secret catalogs that arrive in the dead of January when we're all a little heftier from the holidays can suck… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 13, 2012 at 11:22am —
I have never been a world traveler. I’ve only ever left the country to go to Canada, didn’t go to Walt Disney World until I was 19 years old, flew once on an airplane when I was 2 years old and not again until I was 24, and I have never been on the West Coast.
I can still remember those random winter days when we would gather for a family meeting to discuss where we wanted to go for our family vacation. Being the ten year old history buff I was, I always suggested colonial… Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 12, 2012 at 12:40pm —
In some ways, I hope my son is just like me. In most ways, I hope he isn’t.
I was an ok kid who liked to run around naked. Front yard nudity is quite harmless when white-tailed deer and turkeys are the only ones to see it. It is, however, a little embarrassing when family friends remember you for it.
The only trouble I really ever caused was behaving inappropriately during inappropriate situations (ie: laughing when my parents were being serious). My sister was usually the one… Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 11, 2012 at 2:52pm —
As I have said before, I have wanted children for a very long time. Despite this, I still cannot comprehend the fact that I am, actually, a mother now and responsible for a little dude. Although the desire was always there, the idea of having children always seemed foreign and distant; a concept too big to grasp, like pondering the size of the universe.
Now here I… Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 10, 2012 at 2:16pm —
I may not know what the hell I'm doing half the time with this whole parenting gig, but one thing that I have learned from experience is to trust my gut when it comes to my kids. (After all, they're the ones who are responsible for making it a lot less flat than it used to be). So if my gut is telling me that my daughter is, in fact, sick, I'm sure as shit gonna listen to… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 10, 2012 at 10:57am —
For some time, Bunny has been experiencing a reoccurring nightmare. She dreams monsters come in our house and eat our entire family, except for her. She is left alone with no parents, no home, and no place to go.
Added by Lanita Moss on January 10, 2012 at 9:00am —
When my little guy turned one I was very adamant that we were going to get rid of all the bottles and binkies in the house. We had been working on getting him switched over to sippy cups so that didn’t seem to be much of a problem. But then there was the binky. I personally loved it but my husband wanted to… Continue
Added by Amy T on January 9, 2012 at 11:01am —
As if I am still 10 years old, it makes me giggle to think that everyone goes to the bathroom. I won’t name names, but EVERYONE goes to the bathroom, myself included. </immaturegiggles>
There is little mystery as to what happens in bathrooms; most likely if I am in the bathroom I’m not using my sewing machine to make a draft dodger (yes, this is the max of my sewing machine skills), or designing a chocolate factory with a t-square, or…
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 6, 2012 at 2:05pm —
** If a day ever went by where a kid HADN'T peed on a toilet seat here, I'd swear I was in the wrong house.
** I seriously could not be more unorganized.
** Everybody needs a mental health day. (Still waiting impatiently to cash in on mine....)
** Homework supervision is totally interfering with my tweeting and… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 6, 2012 at 11:36am —