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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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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 »
The Growth Plates by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's been 10 years since my parents sold their house and moved further down the shore to live in a retirement village, or what my kids fondly refer to as "Camp Mama and Papa ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Under the Boardwalk by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Seaside Heights, NJ: Mm-mm, you can almost taste the sausage, onions and peppers they sell... Aaaaand, here's a little action shot I managed to capture -- before my claustro ... Read on »
Garth and the Amazing Technicolor Dream House by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Garth (not his real name) and I have been planning to paint our house for a long while, however, like most of our DIY projects (see also: all of them), preparing for one thi ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Goodnight (and good job!) Sun by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I love it, whenever I get the chance to introduce folks to a few of my favorite things, here in Jersey -- sharing them with the ones I love most...priceless. Sunset Beach -- ... Read on »
He's Army Strong, Mom's Still in Training by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As a child, I remember reading about the Declaration of Independence in history class and quietly smiling to myself, thinking...THIS!...this is why my family is here. "Mom, ... Read on »
Fun With Keyword Analysis by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Blogging is hard! Blogging while under the influence of children is even harder! Blogging with teenagers living in your house? Okay, picture this: it's sort of like attempti ... Read on »