Jennifer Marshall's Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (55)

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

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I honestly don't know where the time has gone, but apparently, I blinked, and my kids are old enough to have the "sex talk" in school.  I know -- crazy, right??!!!!  Yep, the wonder of the ol' reproductive system has currently been the hot topic of fifth grade…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 6, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Suck It, Mother Nature

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I'd always thought that Mother Nature and I kind of had a connection -- you know with the whole "mother" thing and all.  But I'm really starting to think that she's falsely assumed her title because no mama in her right mind would make it so damn cold outside that kids are off school and trapped indoors for days on…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Cancer is a giant, life-stealing asshole.

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 10, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments

A Polar Vortex Punch of Reality

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Coming back from a family vacation is never a fun thing.  The packing, the travel, the crabby kids -- they all add up to one giant pain in the ass.  It pretty much makes you forget that you were even on vacation at all.  But this recent sucker punch back to reality after our New Year's trip to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Texting with the Shorties

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As a parent, technology is often my worst enemy.  Not only does it turn my son into a zombified video game addict half the time, but it also gives me gray hairs worrying about the prospect of someone sending a damn naked picture to one of my middle schoolers.  (*Gasp!!!*)  However, I'm starting to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 18, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Trying to Keep My "Cool"

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I swear it wasn't that long ago that my kids wanted to do EVERYTHING with me.  But lately, I'm starting to realize that maybe I'm not quite as cool as I once thought I was.  (*What the hell?!!*)  Fifth grade is bringing on a whole new desire for independence, and friends are…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 20, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Complete strangers REALLY like to tell me the whole story of their lives, regardless of how horrifically TMI it might be.

** The "Mind Blowing Science Kit" is clearly an outside toy.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 25, 2013 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

** I might very well be the most unorganized person on the earth.

** Bite-sized candies can kiss (but not stick to) my ass.

** The only person who hates homework more…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 11, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It's too bad "Dexter" didn't have an alternative ending to make up for the super sucky one they showed us last Sunday night.

** I keep waving the white flag, but…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 27, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to myself.  *itch*  *scratch* *sniff*

** Erectile dysfunction commercials make me really…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The first week of back-to-school mornings are nuttier than squirrel poop.

** Nobody appreciates bedtime more than a parent.

** Mom guilt sucker punches me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 30, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** The reinforcements are apparently not showing up any time soon.

** If I had a dollar for every time I've answered the "Why do I HAVE to take a shower?"…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 16, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Eavesdropping: One of the Few Benefits of Driving Carpool

When I'm driving around a carpool of screaming ten-year-old girls, it's sometimes hard not to wanna drive the car straight into Lake Michigan.  Seriously, these girls are capable of some severe damage to one's hearing (not to mention one's sanity).  However, one of the benefits of driving them around is that I get to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 7, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The revolving door of kids, dirt, and craziness must mean it's FINALLY Summer.

** Moms should get a cut of all lemonade stand profits.

** And somebody totally…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 14, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Mother's Day should really be Mother's Weekend.

** My brain is on MAJOR end-of-the-school-year overload.

** Warm weather just makes ya wanna eat ice…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 17, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Living next door to construction is like having an earthquake as your neighbor.

** I don't know who's more excited when there's no homework -- the kids or me.

** Danica Patrick "pole position" jokes are plentiful when my husband's around.

** I'm not sure whether to feel flattered or offended that everybody seems to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 22, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The lighting in fitting rooms is nothing short of cruel.

** My toes are sooooo ready for flip flops.

** A clean car is pretty awesome (even if only for five short minutes).

** I probably owe the car wash an apology note.

** The appetites of my children dramatically increase the moment school lets…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 18, 2013 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

** Much to my surprise, the New Year's Day puker turned out to be neither my husband nor me, but rather, my daughter.

** There's just never enough sleep to go around.

** An overnight getaway would be cheaper than taking three kids to the movies.

** My son's decided to Gangnam Style his way throughout the day, all day, every…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 4, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Coping With Sandy Hook

 

Like every other parent in America, I sent my kids off to school yesterday morning with a giant lump in my throat.  The horrific events of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School were at the forefront of my mind as I hugged each of my twins as tightly as I could.  A small part of me even wished they were sick so they could stay safe at home with me.  However,…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 18, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The True Meaning of Christmas

As a kid, it's hard to see the big, wide world outside your own tiny bubble of existence.  (Heck, it's not easy even as an adult sometimes!)  That's why I've made it my mission to try to teach my kids to help out people in need.  And one of my favorite holiday traditions for our family is to help fulfill the Christmas wish list of a child in need.

For the past…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

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