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Who in Their Right Mind Would Apply for This Job?

The job description of a mom has been circulating in the internet for years. In fact I think I remember reading it before I even had children which was over ten years ago! For those who have never read it, please see below. I have taken the liberty of┬áchanging it to a job description for both moms and dads. POSITION …Continue reading →

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“I don’t like Quickie Chickie!”

So, anyone who knows me knows that I really, really don’t like cooking. There is so much I would rather be doing than standing in the kitchen preparing food and cleaning up the dishes that go along with said preparation. There are also far too many steps in the cooking process, most of which I find beyond boring, that I …Continue reading →

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Should We Force Children to Eat Everything on Their Plate?

Here are some very common lines parent use to “encourage” children to eat their food. “Clear your plate or you can’t have dessert.” “I made the food, all you have to do is eat it.” “There are people starving in this world now eat your supper!” “Go to your room if you are not going to eat your supper.” Child …Continue reading →

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Flu Shot Non-Fiasco 2013

Just an update on our flu shot adventure from yesterday… Everything went well. There were still some tears and a tiny bit of screaming near the end, but all in all it was a typical flu shot adventure. Here are some pictures taken of my daughters in the doctor’s office while they anticipated his arrival…and the arrival of the needles. …Continue reading →

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Flut Shot Fiasco of 2008

Today my daughters and I are getting our flu shots. This is the latest we have ever received one but I guess the old adage “better late than never” can apply to us in this case. That being said, I go to this appointment today fearing a repeat of the 2008 flu shot fiasco. It was November of 2008 and …Continue reading →

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Blow! Just blow! Or at least breathe through your mouth!

I know all parents can relate to this… You are sleeping soundly when you are awoken by one of two sounds: 1. The piercing, frustrated cry of your little one, followed by incessant sniffing OR 2. Incessant sniffing followed by more incessant sniffing I was awoken at 2am last Wednesday night by the piercing and obviously frustrated cry of my …Continue reading →

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Not Enough Hours in the Day!

On my way to work this morning I thought of how much I had already accomplished before 9am and realized this is something to which every mother in North America can relate. Who else can say that before they even leave for work in the morning they have not only already showered, dressed and fed themselves but also three other …Continue reading →

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