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What Is Really Important

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen18 Comments

This week the Southern Arizona community has been bracing itself for the after effects of Hurricane Odile. Community wide we saw graphics like this to make sure we did not take this situation lightly. Do you see that big green swath with the words CATASTROPHIC FLOODING? Yeah, that’s where I live…. This morning as Jensguy and I watched the news …

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Victoria’s Secret Sport Voxbox From Influenster

In Reviews by Jen17 Comments

Victoria Secret has just recently launched their Sport Collection and a few weeks ago I received an email notification from Influenster that I had been selected to receive the Victoria’s Secret Sport VoxBox! If you are unfamiliar with Influenster it is a website where you can link up your social media accounts and based on your influence in certain areas …

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Man-day Post: Whither Chivalry. . .

In Man-day by Jensguy13 Comments

About a week ago, I heard comedian and talk show host Dennis Miller talking about the “momentous” release of hacked nude photographs.  The gist of it was, “I didn’t look at the photographs, it really isn’t my thing.  I figure that they didn’t want them released,  so it wouldn’t be right of me to be out there looking.”  And finally, …

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Mommy Reality #17: Pillow Power

In Mommy Reality by Jen23 Comments

Welcome to a new edition of Mommy Reality! If you are new to the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad to have you joining us! The Mommy Reality Challenge is a way for us Moms to share the real in our lives and be proud about it. This week Celeste asked us to share the last thing we spent …

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Breaking News! Making Dinner Is Hard And Should Now Be Someone Else’s Responsibility

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen28 Comments

Oh the mind-bending hopelessness of the family mealtime!!! This last week I read a story on Slate that attempted to relate the findings and conclusions of a study by 3 North Carolina State University Sociologists: Sarah Bowen, Sinika Elliott and Joslyn Brenton. Their team conducted in-depth interviews with 150 black, white, and Latina mothers from all walks of life. They …

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Mommy Reality: The Last Thing I Bought

In Mommy Reality by Jen10 Comments

If you are new to the Mommy Reality Challenges, welcome! We are so glad you have joined us! The Mommy Reality Challenge is a way for us Moms to share the real in our lives and be proud about it. This week my Mommy Reality partner in crime Celeste has asked us to share the last thing we spent money …

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Mommy Reality #16: What Are You Buying Mom

In Mommy Reality by Jen11 Comments

Cue music! So, in last week’s Mommy Reality Challenge, Jen took us to a deeeep… dark… disturbing place with her chosen theme of “What Lies Beneath”… our couches! We certainly saw plenty! Crumbs, pens, toys, cats… -CATS?! You all helped Jen, Celeste, and last week’s special co-host Debbie feel a sense of relief that we weren’t alone in our couch-cleaning …

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Tales Of A Middle School Mom

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen20 Comments

An unavoidable truth of motherhood is that our precious little babies do not stay that way for very long. No matter how much we wish we could freeze the process and stop their aging, we can’t and they will grow up. Thirteen years ago my first Princess was born. I remember looking at the tiny preemie baby in my arms …

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Reclaiming Sleep In Our House

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen27 Comments

I have to admit that I am blessed with pretty good kids who are sweet, lovely and kind. Sure they aren’t perfect, but on a whole our home is good place to be. Well, that is the case except for at night. Nighttime has become an epic battlefield where sleep deprivation seems to be the only winner. Here is the …

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Man-day Post: Canning your SPAM

In Blogging, Man-day by Jensguy14 Comments

Welcome to another installment of Man-day from Jen’s husband, Jen’s Guy! Generally I am a big fan of SPAM.  I like it fried with with eggs and veggies.  Seriously, how can you not like this? Well, that is unless you are my wife, who inexplicably doesn’t.  She IS, however, a very good cook and mother and looks as hot as …

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Mommy Reality #15: What Lies Beneath

In Mommy Reality by Jen15 Comments

  I am sure that Celeste is THRILLED we had so many participants in this week’s Mommy Reality challenge in order to avoid any further photos from Jen such as this little beauty… Moving on, again….. Thank you to all who participated in this week’s challenge. The concept behind the Mommy Reality challenges was to provide a way for all …

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The REAL Rules For Raising A Toddler

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen29 Comments

Last week my good friend Sarah of Ruffles and Rainboots asked me to guest post over at her blog. I love Sarah and was thrilled to do so. If you haven’t checked her blog out before now, you really should. You are all familiar with my caboose baby Miss Anneliese Claire. She is 17 months old and is beautiful, lovely …