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Spooky Meal Ideas: Mummy Dogs!

In Cooking & Crafting, Reviews by Jen30 Comments

I am super excited to be bringing you this fun post today! Mom It Forward has invited me to share a recipe of my choosing featuring a product from Hillshire Brands that I purchased at a Safeway grocery store.  These are both brands that I have enjoyed and supported for years so I was happy to be a part of …

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Become A Mom Media Contributor Extraordinaire

In Blogging by Jen34 Comments

Last week I had the opportunity to go on the radio as a Mom blog contributor.  It was equal parts exciting and completely nerve wracking! Luckily, I did not vomit on the mic or the host and I have been told by quite a few people that I did a great job (not just by my mom and husband.) Anyway, …

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Man-day Post: Charlie

In Man-day, Parenting by Jensguy12 Comments

This is Charlie. She is our grand niece. She was born with Down Syndrome. Her parents were aware of this before Charlie was born and chose to continue on. They are young and have their whole lives ahead of them, but against the grain of most who face this particular decision they brought her into the world and loved her. …

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Be Scarf-a-liscious

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen20 Comments

Every year in October fleece goes on sale and when it does I grab up oodles in preparation for the Holiday season. Today I want to show you one of the very simple and easy gifts my children make as Holiday presents for their teachers and friends. It is actually something they look forward to doing each year and as …

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Dear Blogger: You Are Totally Missing The Boat!

In Blogging by Jen41 Comments

I really like blogging, I like the community and most importantly I truly enjoy reading the stories and life experiences my blogger friends share. I wish each of them could be fully compensated for the great work they do. The bloggers I know put out top notch quality posts week after week that inspire, teach, uplift and entertain. These type …

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Mommy Reality: Why Can’t I Get Rid Of This Crap!

In Mommy Reality by Jen13 Comments

Welcome to week 20 of the Mommy Reality Challenge! I hope you have taken a few moments to enter our awesome little “hoarders dream” giveaway! Go Go Gadget Rafflecopter! a Rafflecopter giveaway For this new Mommy Reality challenge Celeste has asked that we all share something we can’t get rid of. I have to admit that I throw junk out …

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Mommy Reality #20: Something I Can’t Get Rid Of

In Mommy Reality by Jen17 Comments

Hey! Quit staring at the loot and focus! We mean… welcome! Hi everybody! We are excited to announce that it’s our 20th week hosting the Mommy Reality Challenge! We are SO celebrating the occasion by throwing an epic giveaway for our Mommy friends! But before we do, keep reading because we have some stuff we need to talk at you …

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The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen33 Comments

I have been a very good girl and waited patiently for the opportunity to start, pinning, sharing and blogging about all things Fall. I love this time of year and I really, really love pumpkin! The JENerally Informed family will be baking, crafting and whipping up pumpkin themed items like crazy and just wait until you see the masterful pumpkin …

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Mommy Reality #19: Before Mommy Was Mommy

In Mommy Reality by Jen31 Comments

Wowza, Happy Week 19 of the Mommy Reality Challenge! We’d like to introduce you to the hosts of the Mommy Reality Challenge. We are Celeste and Jen and we are both Moms and bloggers who just want to provide an honest glimpse at what being a Mom is all about and capture the real unedited moments on our blogs and …

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A Legacy Of Love

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen38 Comments

Sometimes as a blogger there are stories you don’t intend to share when you sit down to write, but try as you might one story or theme can take precedence in a post, almost unintentionally.  This is one of those posts. I sat down to write about my experience as a sandwich generation and share some tips for caring for …

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Jen’ s Guy vs. Fifty Shades of Grey

In Man-day by Jensguy31 Comments

OK, I know I am several years behind, but let’s discuss pop literature. I am an English Lit Major, and when I was in college, I went to class with this person: To be honest, I never would have pegged her for somebody who would bend American Pop Culture to her will. But there it is, and as a man, …

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Mommy Reality #18: The “Drinking” Game

In Mommy Reality by Jen25 Comments

In case you missed it, this week Celeste my Mommy Reality compatriot has asked us to treat ourselves with our favorite beverage. So basically she is asking a bunch of Mom’s to go drinking this week. Alright then, let’s get this party started! Now what does a tee totaling gal like me use to float her beverage boat, well if …

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Mommy Reality #18: Treat Yourself

In Mommy Reality by Jen7 Comments

Welcome to the 18th edition of the Mommy Reality Challenge! If you’ve been with us for a while, it’s good to see you again. If you’re new, it’s nice to meet you! Please join right in like you own the place and stuff! (Don’t be like this uncool lady who would rather just observe our uber-coolness). The Mommy Reality Challenge …