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Mommy Reality #27: The Gritty Reboot

In Mommy Reality by Jen32 Comments

Welcome to week #27 of the Mommy Reality Challenge! If this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of Moms who participate in our bi-weekly challenges that showcase all the fun, crazy, and sometimes overwhelming moments that are in every Mom’s life! Please don’t just read. This …

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A New Year and a New Dress from eShakti

In Beauty & Fashion, Reviews by Jen38 Comments

*Disclaimer: I received a custom-tailored dress for the purpose of this review* A few weeks ago I was visiting one of my favorite bloggers The Deliberate Mom. She was reviewing a dress she had received from eShakti.  The dress looked fabulous on her and while reading her post  I was impressed by the customization options and sizes that were available …

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When Magic Happens

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen27 Comments

My family lives in Southern Arizona. Winters here are typically sunny, beautiful and clear with average temperatures ranging in the 70’s. On New Year’s Eve a storm blew in that brought cold and rainy weather. It also brought something else. Snow! This isn’t something that happens on a regular basis here so we bundled up the older children (we left …

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Mommy Reality #26: Breaking Bads

In Mommy Reality by Jen14 Comments

Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s the Friday after Christmas, but that’s not stopping us! TGIF! Let’s get this Mommy Reality post started! Jen and Celeste from the Mommy Reality team along with this week’s new special co-host: Katy, last week’s co-host: Lysa, and our special co-host from the week before: Lauren, put together an ULTRA-SPECIAL Mommy Reality Christmas performance. But… wait! …

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My Wish For You

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen18 Comments

To all of my friends and readers, I wanted to let you know that I will be taking a few days off this week. Hopefully in order to make some good memories with my children. Truthfully, it’s about a fifty fifty draw how all of this will go down. Funny story about that, yesterday I sat all of my children …

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Man-Day Post: What Your Man Wants for Christmas

In Man-day, Parenting by Jensguy15 Comments

Welcome to a new Man- day post from Jensguy! OK, In going back to Jennifer’s List of Songs That Need to be Retired, she forgot to list one of the most schmaltzy tunes we have to deal with during the Holidays, the insipid “My Grown-Up Christmas List.” I’m picking on Amy Grant because I love her and owned ALL of …

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Five Christmas Songs That Need To Be Retired

In Parenting by Jen49 Comments

One of the best parts of the Holiday season is the music! I love to listen to all of the sleigh bells jingling, chestnuts roasting and yule time carols both old and new. In the town where I live there is a radio station that plays nothing but Christmas music for the whole month of December. This occupies slots 1-5 …

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Hip Hip Hooray! It’s My SITS Day!

In Blogging by Jen31 Comments

When I first started blogging I quickly found the SITS Girls (aka Secret In The Sauce) and became a part of the SITStahood! I was lucky enough to attend a Bloggy Boot Camp earlier this year with co-founder Tiffany Romero and learned a ton. Every weekday, they feature a blogger from their their over 40,000 member community and today, I’m …

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Mommy Reality #25: A Glimpse Of Your Holidays

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Happy Friday everyone! We know this time of year can be a stressful with our Mom to do lists that never seem to quite get done, so Jen wanted to start the weekend off with (hopefully) a little laugh for you. Here’s the best worst Christmas song ever made! Santa Claus On A Helicopter, no need to thank her….. Anyway, …

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Make Your Own Christmas Glitter Dough

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen34 Comments

During the summer I came across a recipe for Fairy Mud that intrigued me. I had planned on trying this out with my children, but never got around to it. In November our family spent a lot of time indoors as we recuperated from various illnesses, so I thought we would try making the mud. Putting my own spin on …

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The What No One Wants For Christmas Gift List

In Man-day, Parenting by Jen50 Comments

This last week Jensguy and I were sitting and chatting one night after the children had gone to bed. As usual our topics ranged far and wide, but on this particular night he began a conversation centered around the worst Christmas presents we had ever received or seen given. Jen: Oh kind of like that big hulking gorilla with a …

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Mommy Reality: My NEW Best Friend

In Mommy Reality by Jen32 Comments

Two weeks ago I had just stepped into the shower to enjoy a few minutes of me time when one of my children ran into the bathroom screaming that there was a fire in the kitchen! With shampoo still streaming from my hair I quickly grabbed my towel and ran down the stairs. I am sure that battling a kitchen …