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thisfullhouse Patient Expert

Aberdeen, New Jersey
6 people living in a 7 room house? This Full House is a full-frontal encounter into my life as a SAHM, lover of multi-functional gadgets, slayer of ALL appliances proved slow and/or inefficient, with 4 children, 2 cats, 1 super hyper sock-eating chocolate lab and 2 damned much laundry. I make... Full Bio
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Why I Won't Be Calling Dibs On The Bath Tub, Anytime Soon! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the many things I miss (sort of) from when our kids were littler (i.e. being able to shop for 3 girls and 1 boy, at the same time AND at the same store) is bath time ... Read on »
Teenagers, You Goth To Love Them! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the BIGGEST fallacies you'll ever hear about parenting teenagers...IMHO, as a parent of teens, four times over, maneuvering through waves of hormonal and emotional an ... Read on »
Toiletexting: It's A Real Problem - At Our House, Anyways! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I started blogging in 2003 (with 4 kids home all under the age of 10) and I remember how most of my mom and dad friends (at the time) thought I was soooooooo crazy, because ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Unfrozen by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Take a real close look and you'll see: there's a bird up there on top of our chimney, getting a steam bath and a facial, I don't blame him/her. Linky Love Bytes: Wordless We ... Read on »
There's a Reason Why They Don't Call It Womenpause by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Menopause. It's such an unattractive word. Let's be honest. What was the FIRST thing that came to mind when reading the word...MENOPAUSE...hot flashes...mood swings...old la ... Read on »
Super-Nor'Easter-Winterstorm-Pain-in-the-Ass-Juno by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Big doings here in Jersey. We've got our first major snow event (a.k.a. ROYAL PAIN IN THE ASS, if you're from Jersey) creeping up our coast. The kids had an early dismissal ... Read on »
PLEASE Don't Call It A Sweet Sixteen Party! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My son is turning 16, next Friday. SIXTEEN!!! The difference between his turning 16, as opposed to my two oldest daughters having crossed that bridge...with very little pomp ... Read on »
Day 9: One Flew INTO the Cuckoo's Nest by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today started out not so great, however, I was mentally prepared for it (living with 3 teens, a 20-something-year-old and not sleeping very well, having agonized over ALL th ... Read on »
Day 8: The Gift That Keeps On Giving! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I loved whenever my kids would bring their school projects home and, considering we've had a kid in preschool, grade school, middle school or high school since 1996, we have ... Read on »
Day 7: Pörkölt: Hungarian Beef (Pork, Lamb or Chicken) Stew by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, yesterday I shared my secret stash of REAL paprika (seriously, I totally felt as if it should have been illegal) today I'm super-excited to be able to post one of my fav ... Read on »
Day 6: Sharing My Secret Stash of REAL Hungarian Paprika. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My parents worked two (sometimes three) jobs -- we lived in a 4-room apartment, upstairs in my Grandmother's house, at the time -- so my brother and I grew up eating a lot o ... Read on »
Day 5: Watch Out, Watch Out, She's Got Man-fingers! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have NEVER been (or will ever be) associated with anything even remotely petite. I was one of the lucky ones to have blossomed earlier than the rest of my entire second gr ... Read on »
Day 4: Blogtexting, Almost! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Upside: I figured out how to insert images into blog posts from my cellphone...FINALLY!!! YAY!!!! And, SHEW!!! Should make my posting every day (like Casey does, because she ... Read on »
Day 3: Blogtexting, Unfiltered by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've never tried blogging from my phone, because texting is difficult enough -- stupid manfingers. Still. I spent the first half of the day taking the Christmas tree down (i ... Read on »
Day 2: Free labor! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was pregnant with our oldest daughter when Garth (not his real name) and I bought our house, which makes for an awesome timeline...because our oldest daughter turned 21 in ... Read on »
Day 1: Because a picture paints a thousand words AND sometimes maybe even a house! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Contrary to what the rest of my family feels (except for my son, who celebrates his birthday on the 23rd), January is one of my most favorite months of the year. For me, wak ... Read on »
13 Things NOT On My Bucket List by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Blogging while under the influence of teenagers is hard, but blogging in December is way harder and this is where my son would holler, "That's what SHE said!" from somewhere ... Read on »
Teenagers are like video games: I press ALL the buttons and hope for the best! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My husband Garth (not his real name) and I were talking while doing the dishes, yesterday...because it's one of the very few times we can pretty much guarantee ourselves som ... Read on »
James and The Chocolate Advent Calendar by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's the holidays, again -- or holidaze, as we call it, at our house. Because it hit 70+ degrees, yesterday...and the Weather Channel dudes promised 60's, today...then we're ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Rollover, And Over, And Over... by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Linky Love Bytes: Wordless Wednesday HQ Follow my blog with Bloglovin ©2003 -2014 This Full House with a fan page on Facebook, a way for you to subscribe to receive This Ful ... Read on »