Once again one of my very favorite holidays has passed me by faster than I could say, "Boo!" Yes, Halloween has come and gone and left me with a massive candy overdose. I seriously don't think I'll be able to look at a Twix bar the same without puking ever again (at least not until next week anyway). The festive weekend was certainly chalked full of all kinds of fun while it lasted though.
It all started with our annual adults-only costume party, which…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 2, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments
We have all heard about UNICEF, an acronym for the United Nations Children’s Fund (the I for International and the E for Emergency were dropped in 1953).UNICEF has been around since the 1940′s and was initially created to provide for children in countries that had been devastated by WWII. Today, UNICEF operates in more than 150 countries and provide humanitarian relief to focus on saving children’s…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 28, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments
I think we've all learned by now that I am THE queen of embarrassing moments. Lord knows I've certainly had way more than my fair share of 'em. And if I hadn't figured out how to laugh at myself a long, long time ago, well, I'd sure as hell be living in a ditch somewhere with a bag over my head by now. Luckily, though, I just dust myself off and move on with the show,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 25, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments
** Recovery time from the weekend is much much longer than it used to be.
** I should just hand out money to trick-or-treaters as much as candy costs these days.
** School pick up in the rain is about as much fun as filing your nails with a chain saw.
** It's impossible to get the smell of dead snail off your hands. Don't ask…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 21, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments
Added by Dawn Lerman on October 19, 2011 at 1:01pm — No Comments
So lately, our dog has really been pressing his luck around here. Just when I think I might actually kinda like the big ol' doofus, he goes and does something SO incredibly naughty that I wanna open the front door and allow him to become a street dog. And unfortunately for my mother-in-law, his latest incredibly naughty "something" just so happened to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 19, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
With a daughter in middle school, I am reminded daily that being 13 is the worst age to be, followed closely by 12, 14, and 15. I’ve often said there isn’t enough money in the world to convince me to redo those awful years.
I see Elliott struggle with self-esteem, body image, and with social…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 10, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments
It’s a hard thing to want something, and I mean really want something, with all of your heart, and every bit of your being. So much so you can barely contain the elation in your voice when you talk about it, nor the flutter in your belly attesting to both extremes of excitement and apprehension. You find yourself struggling to keep the knot in your throat from rising just thinking about it, dreaming on it.
Yup, desire can do that to you.
Twenty years of…
Added by Maria-Theresa Servillon Sigua on October 10, 2011 at 1:26am — No Comments
This game will help you learn the difference between the foods that make your body go slow and the foods that make your body grow and the ones in between!
Green light foods are found in nature and do not come in a…
Added by Dawn Lerman on October 7, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments
I am actually…Continue
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Every parent to a high school student knows that a certain amount of volunteer hours is a requirement for graduation.
Here’s a great – and fun -way to get in some of those hours: Teens Turning Green has an initiative in October called the…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 4, 2011 at 7:46pm — No Comments
The school year has barely begun and the stress is already palpable. You feel it too? Especially if you have a high-schooler and most especially if that kid is a junior; ACTs, SATs and trying to keep those grades up for college admissions. Oh, the stress indeed. And, we’re not sure whether parents stress out more than the kids themselves, but we know that a good tutor could help…
Added by Audreyvp on October 4, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments
** I don't fit into an elementary school desk quite like I did back in the day.
** "Pocket Frogs" for the iPhone has totally possessed my kids.
** Dark chocolate has totally possessed me.
** Charlie Sheen finally…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 16, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
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I am a pen addict. I love pens of all kinds. Ball point, ink roller, glitter, fountain, colored, black, blue, fancy, cheap, and even markers, too. Each year (okay, a few times each year), I buy a new set of multi-colored pens or Sharpie markers to color-code my calendars, lists, and my life. My husband teases me, but accepts that he has an easy out anytime he needs a small gift to give me.
I was beyond excited when I recently found a multi-colored five…Continue
Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on September 10, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments
I pride myself on being a reasonably fashionable person. I make an effort to keep my clothes up to date, my hair in style, and my makeup fresh. So, it is with much angst that I have watched Elliott slip into the sloppy styles sported by her middle school friends.
Added by Lanita Moss on September 9, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments
I was freezing cold and soaking wet.
The parking lot had been full that morning, so my son and I had hoofed it from blocks away to the elementary school. I'd given up my side of the umbrella, so the icy rivulets running down my back were an unpleasant reminder that fall had arrived quite early this year.
But when I turned the corner of the hallway, I almost forgot my discomfort. The scene in front of me broke my heart.
There was a dad, on his knees, with his first-grade daughter…
Added by Diane Majeske on September 8, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments
Cool first-day duds
Well, here we are, finishing up our 3rd week of kindergarten. What? This is the first time I have mentioned kindergarten? It has been so smooth and so far without incident but I have…Continue
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