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Freaky Furby

You know how you had that one toy in your bedroom as a kid that kinda creeped you out once your parents turned out the lights and tucked you in for the night?  Mine was a clown who I swear glared at me from his perch high up on my bookcase.  (Special thanks to Poltergeist for that little childhood fear.)  But now that I'm an adult (allegedly anyway), my daughter has…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 24, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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

** Projectile t.v. = yes!  Projectile vomit = not so much.

** I'd pretty much give my left arm for a nap.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 11, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

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

Things I've Learned This Week

** Santa needs to be A LOT more organized next year.

** I may never see my son again now that Wii U is hooked up in the basement.

** Goatdog REALLY likes to open presents.  Especially ones that don't belong to him.

** When it snows, everyone seems to have forgotten how to drive.

** Teepeeing the inside of your house…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 28, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Those sneaky Mayans were totally effing with us all along.  I knew it!!!!

** December is one giant money suck.

** Our Elf on the Shelf would be a lot more welcome here if he wrapped presents and actually did "elf" shit.

** Taking a shower lately is definitely a luxury.

** Living next to a house being torn…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 21, 2012 at 11:20am — 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

Things I've Learned This Week

** All I want for Christmas is a personal chef.  And a bigger bank account to pay for the personal chef.

** Those inflatable lawn Santas look so sad and hungover during the daytime.

** A sick kid at home makes for an incredibly unproductive week.

** I've eaten so many damn holiday cookies that you should probably start calling me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 15, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Happy Holidays, A-holes!!!

Ah, it's the holiday season -- that magical time of the year when you wanna sip hot cocoa by the fire and shove people outta the way for a deal on a flat-screened t.v.  Cause let's be real, y'all.  December tends to turn the very best of us into giant assholes.

Every year I tell myself I'm not gonna get swept up into all the hoopla of running here, there and…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 13, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** 'Tis the season to be an asshole.  Apparently.

** I am not the Energizer Bunny.

** The Elf on the Shelf might very well be my nemesis.

** Anything that's lost is very likely at the bottom of my son's backpack.

** I should really write a country song cause I've got the homework blues.

** Leaving your…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 8, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Tooth Fairy Fail

If I could take myself into a dark alley and kick my own ass, I totally would cause I seriously dropped the parenting ball the other night (once again).  Yes, I completely failed my duty as the Tooth Fairy, y'all.  Now I know that plenty of people have said that they, too, have forgotten a tooth here and there, but I swore that I would never…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The SNL "Schweddy Balls" skit just never ever gets old.

** I'm still not a fan of LED Christmas lights.

** Candy Cane Chapstick is the bomb dot com.  For real.

** The endless barrage of holiday catalogs being crammed into my mailbox has once again…

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

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

Things I've Learned This Week

** The world would be a lot happier if everyone ate Thanksgiving dinner in their pajamas.

** Chuck E. Cheese is totally a rat, not a mouse -- am I right or am I right?

** That stupid Taylor Swift song is never ever ever gonna get out of my damn head.

** "Benign" is truly a magical word.

** A successful…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 23, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** 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.

**…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 16, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

A Smile's Worth A Thousand Woofs

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You likely know by now that Goatdog is generally a giant thorn in my side and that I often contemplate turning him into the main course for our Thanksgiving dinner.  That being said, though, he has somehow managed to worm his wicked way into our hearts with all of his quirky little…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 15, 2012 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

The Magic of the First Snowfall

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…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** 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.

**…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 9, 2012 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Just Keep Blotting, Just Keep Blotting

When it comes to smashed grapes, I tend to be more of a white wine lover.  But every now and then, I do love to sip some red.  However, this past weekend proved to me why I should probably save it for very special occasions (like when the floor is lined with plastic).

So it was a chilly Friday evening, and my hubby and I decided to open up a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 5, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Hurricane Sandy gave a whole new meaning to the term “shit storm”.

** Governor Chris Christie was surely a bulldog in another life.

** You pretty much have to turn tricks to be able to afford all those Halloween treats.

** It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel sorry for a dog trying to take a dump in a sheriff’s…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 5, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

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