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My Baby’s Gettin BIG

One of my “babies” crawled up in my lap yesterday. 75 pounds doesn’t sound like much, but my 2nd grader has gone from a lap-dog-sized-cuddler, to a St.Bernard-sized cuddler. Mom’s thigh were starting to go numb, but my Big Boy still has the sweetest hugs in the world. I wish I could bottle those moments… Read More My Baby’s Gettin BIG

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Epic Parent Fail #1,000,000,001 (a.k.a. Yet Another Reason I Will Not Get Parent of The Year)

In all reality, I have no excuse. I am notorious for over-extending myself, taking on too many projects, and not knowing when to say “NO, I AM SORRY. I CAN’T.” Topped off by the fact that, during the holiday season, my brain apparently leaves the building, heads to the North Pole with Santa, and stays there… Read More Epic Parent Fail #1,000,000,001 (a.k.a. Yet Another Reason I Will Not Get Parent of The Year)

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I Donated Our Crib Today

I donated our crib today. This crib has seen two babies up in it, and grow out of it. This crib has seen many sleepless nights. Many “escape” attempts. And many chubby legs getting stuck between the rails. Oh yeah, and lots of barf… ..yes, I cleaned it up and sterilized it before I donated… Read More I Donated Our Crib Today

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The Alphabet Story

I recently to part in my first-ever writing contest. And although I didn’t win, I thought it was pretty darn fun and my story turned out not half bad. The challenge was to write something that told a story, used every letter of the alphabet, and this one had to START with the letter “G”.… Read More The Alphabet Story

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What Did I Just Say?

I saw the BEST post from Nucking Futs Mama this week. Nucking Futs Nucking Futs…sorry…I just like saying that *giggle*snort*snort*ANY-WHO.. she had this great post about how, as parents, sometimes the strangest damn things come out of our mouths.Things that, when we were pre-teens and still drooling over New Kids On The Block (or in my… Read More What Did I Just Say?

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Dear Mom

Dear Mom, Hi, it’s me Jakey-D. You know, your kid?I just wanted to say “sorry” for being a pain in your rear today…and last night.. and the night before. I know I am supposed to be extra good when Daddy’s gone……but I just forgot. Kinda like how I forgot there’s not supposed to be rocks in… Read More Dear Mom

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Life’s Too Short

        I was over snooping around at twittermoms.com and came across this fabulous article from Lisa Quinn’s new book: Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide To Domestic Liberation. This is soooooo right up my alley! This book is going to have to be a must read for… Read More Life’s Too Short

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Home Alone-Franticmommy style

The ever-funny Stesha from hotchocolatecaramelmocha.com had a great post this week about those rare occasions when we have the house All.To.Ourselves.*gasp!* Jump back! That really happens??Now I don’t have the 7 kids, 4 dogs, 1 husband, and a container vegetable garden that Stesha does, but it sure feels that way sometimes as a family of… Read More Home Alone-Franticmommy style

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Princess Sara’s Paper Pants

  My four year old has an addition problem. She’s addicted to… Her Pull Ups. Huggies are her drug of choice. Huggies Pull-Ups with Snow White and other assorted character Princesses on the front. Expandable sides, Leak Guard, you know…all the hip bells and whistles of Diaper-dom. Now, Princess-Knobby-Knees is fully potty trained. Has been… Read More Princess Sara’s Paper Pants