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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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When a teen slams a door, somewhere a local home center has just made another sale. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The funny thing about raising teens (by funny I mean less ha-ha-ha and more what-the-huh?!?) is all the stuff you thought you knew about parenting...just stop it, right now. ... Read on »
Better late than never, admitting you have a problem, being late. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Like any other 15 year-old boy (at least, the teenagers I've had the pleasure of ignoring me) my son likes to sleep (a lot!) and can fall asleep, at a drop of a hat, standin ... Read on »
And now we're Doofus-dawg-proofing the couch. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was pregnant with our oldest when we moved into our house...what we then referred to as our starter home...on Memorial Day weekend...21 years ago. Okay, so we're really sl ... Read on »
Never trust a mother with a camera. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My two oldest girls are 2 years apart, so Holly was still in diapers when Heather was born, because potty training is hard enough, let alone bringing home a brand new baby s ... Read on »
MOTY: Fughetaboutit, I'm going for Mother of Two Decades! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you were to ask me to list the scariest words in the English language, a few years ago, it would have looked something like this: Strep throat It's probably viral Chuck E ... Read on »
Will sit, or pretty much whatever else it is you want him to do, for treats. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Although we are not sure how old he is...exactly...the vet at the animal shelter, where we adopted our Doofus-Dawg in 2004, figured him to be about a year old, at the time. ... Read on »
That one time I propositioned a total stranger, right in front of my husband, while 8 months... by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's here, it's here! It's April 1st, time to turn those calendars (HARD!) and kick-off a fresh, new month with a blogging challenge, yes?!? Especially, since I sort of trip ... Read on »
Ohhhhh, Gwyneth... by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Disclosure: I am not a big fan of Gwyneth Paltrow. Still, I totally get that people (specifically, parents) do and say some very silly things sometimes, expensive words like ... Read on »
Went looking for a sugar bowl, but I decided to make these, instead: 20 Minute Mason Jar Dispensers by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In an ongoing effort to cut down on the clutter (or clut-tuh, if you're from Jersey), I decided to re-arrange our kitchen counter (AGAIN!) and, while I was at it, organize m ... Read on »
Old school blogging, yo! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the many reasons I love blogging (not to mention, why I've been at it for almost 11 years now): I've had the pleasure of watching this space grow and mature into sooo ... Read on »
6 Easy Ways to Wrap a Scarf, Wrong by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's springtime here in Jersey...wait, let me look out the window...YEP!...today, anyway. So, I thought it would be fun to break out with the light and airy scarves, until I ... Read on »
No longer THAT mom, but about THAT crazy lady, at the grocery store. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If given the choice ten years ago: I would rather push an old-fashioned reel lawn mower through a field of sticky balls...barefoot...than spend half the day dodging other sh ... Read on »
More stuff Bing said, my dad said, on Facebook. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My dad has been on "the Facebook" for a little over a year and it's been fun to watch him reconnect with friends and family here and in Hungary, but he was a little worried ... Read on »
There's a hole in the bucket, dear GarthNHRN. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My husband, Garth (not his real name) has a lot of stuff on his plate at work. So, When it comes to taking care of the stuff here in the house, the kids and I have this one ... Read on »
Help us share breakfast with a child in need. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am very proud to once again partner with my friends at Kelloggs, Action for Healthy Kids and the Team USA athletes in helping to spread the word about the #GreatStarts pro ... Read on »
Parenting teens: the call home protocol. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As a parent of older kids (i.e. can quantify their age using both hands AND having moved over to their feet, even) I sometimes feel this incredible need to share a few insig ... Read on »
Sometimes kids will remember the good stuff, too. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the most memorable moments of the 2014 Sochi Olympics for our family was watching my fellow Team Kelloggs and Team USA athletes Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate th ... Read on »
One man's fashion failure, another mom's super suit. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As a mom of 3 girls -- oh, and a boy who understands the correlation between the changing phases of the moon and its affect on female behavior as more than just a survival t ... Read on »
Love, Hungarian American Style by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As the family genealogist, I can tell you my maternal grandparents were married on June 9, 1935 in UjDombovar (pronounced oo-yuh-dome-bo-vah-r) Hungary. That my grandfather ... Read on »
Blogging is not dead, it just needs a little airing out. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's no secret, I have this terrible habit of taking pictures of other peoples houses. Some folks would call it creeping, but I like to think of my fascination with other pe ... Read on »