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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
** The weatherman seems to be telling us all to go back to our warm beds until April.
** It would be AWESOME if I was the octopus my children seem to think I am.
** When you tell your husband to pick up "holiday-ish" paper plates at the grocery store, you evidently need to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 13, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Are you planning on traveling this Christmas? If so, you should make emergency plans in case of inclement weather derail your best laid out plan. Winter storms can make traveling dangerous especially in…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments
** School REALLY needs to start. Cause my patience has left the building.
** The smell of an amusement park is a compilation of B.O., grease, and ass.
** I'm not…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 24, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments
** My son isn't afraid to run a song straight into the ground.
** Neither time nor cheese is on my side.
** If answering questions was a high-paying job, I'd be…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 26, 2013 at 5:46pm — No Comments
** I most certainly did NOT inherit my mom's hair-braiding skills.
** Apparently, Gap Kids sells husky-sized skinny jeans. Anybody else confused?
** Winter can kiss…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I have lived most of my life in the Chicagoland area but, even before that, I lived in Pennsylvania. Point? I’m used to cold winters! Doesn’t mean that I necessarily like them much, but I have learned to embrace them.
As I’ve gotten older (and colder) I’ve had my share of the Winter Blues. They usually…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Every New Year, thousands of people (if not more) make the resolution to get fit. They sign up for gym memberships, buy workout DVD’s, and order the latest and greatest gadget from a slick infomercial on TV. And usually about this time of year, several weeks in, a large majority of these same people let the…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 25, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Bear Snores On - the perfect story for winter set in Bear's cosy cave :o)
Added by C Friess on February 15, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Boy, what a difference a couple days make! This past weekend, I was so excited that temperatures were warm enough to run errands on my bicycle. Not so this morning. This morning, we were greeted with a wind chill of -14 degrees.
For those of you who are not sure what a “wind chill” means, that is the number assigned to what the temperature feels like if you factor in the wind. For those of us here in the Midwest, it just means brutal cold! And while yes, we should expect…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 22, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments
** My kids think Santa can make ANYTHING, which means that I am totally and completely SCREWED.
** "Customer" and "service" are two words that, sadly, don't belong together anymore.
** Static electricity is a very unfortunate side effect of Winter.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 16, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments
As much as I loathe winter weather, there truly is something magical about the first snow of the season. Those white flakes falling gracefully from the sky always bring an unexpected peacefulness in my otherwise chaotic world. And being able to share that special moment with my kids makes it all that more memorable for me.
We got our first snowy dusting just this…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
** The time change is making me think I'm late to everything. (O.k., so later than usual).
** My town has already put up its Christmas decorations. So we can now eat our Halloween candy under the mistletoe.
** After a thorough cleaning of my daughter's room, turns out there isn't a dead body in there after all.
** 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
** 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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 3, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments
Pretty view on our descent
I know I have lamented the loss of my regular running buddy due to a foot injury many times here, and okay, okay, I won't do it again. I have also mentioned Scrappy Mama who is someone…Continue
Added by Lanae on January 20, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments
One of the winter's best accessories is an infinity scarf, big, chunky and best of all it keeps you warm! See more >>>
Added by Bethanie Cabral on January 15, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
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Added by Abby Billings on December 19, 2011 at 9:49pm — 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