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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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Did I ever tell you about the time I tried to sell my twin brother, in kindergarten?!?! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It was the first day of kindergarten. My grandmother dropped us off at the front door and I still remember my begging her to take me back home with her. It's not like the sc ... Read on »
Outing (and then dousing) my social media-shy husband for the #IceBucketChallenge! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Many of you already know my husband, Garth (not his real name) does NOT allow me to use his real name, let alone post pictures of him, here on my blog. Aaaaaand, especially ... Read on »
Oh yes! There will be tomatoes, dammit! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My brother and I grew up in a 5 room house that was roughly 950 square feet, surrounded by steel mills and iron factories, and a mind-bogglingly complicated network of railr ... Read on »
My kid friended ME on Facebook, now what?!?! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Raising 3 teens, and a kid who's turning 21 in a couple of months (no she isn't, I'm still in denial!), our parenting philosophy has changed quite a bit over the years, beca ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Sand Dunes and Blue Skies by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting this is my happy place, and my imaginary house is just over there, on the right.... Linky Love Bytes: Wordless Wednesday HQ Follow my blog with Bloglovin ©2003 -2014 This Fu ... Read on »
The Banana Bread That Would NOT Die! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Don't get me wrong, we LOVE banana bread, it is on our top ten list of comfort foods! The thing is, here's the thing: we also LOVE bananas, we can NEVER keep enough in the h ... Read on »
We make Mondays look good! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Flash-back to every Friday afternoon, 1982-1993: my co-workers and I would lock our desks, forward our phones over to the answering service, just about race each other to ou ... Read on »
Social media is keeping me unproductive, sort of. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's here, it's here! Time to turn those calendars (HARD!) and kick-off a fresh, new month with a blogging challenge, yes?!? Then again, maybe you should NOT be listening to ... Read on »
#BlogHer14: A puffy-eyed view of the real people behind the power strips and surge protectors. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It was exactly one week ago today, after boarding the first of two flights it would take for me to get to the 10th Anniversary BlogHer Conference in San Jose (because Califo ... Read on »
I expect they'll be fighting over who gets to change "my" diaper, too! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting making parenting look like a piece of cake since, never mind when! A long time ago (i.e. about two kids in diapers, one in pull-ups and one losing her first tooth, ago) and ... Read on »
Have you seen this scary man/woman? by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting this full house, forever ago It's been 2 years since we've had kids roaming the halls of the elementary school; wondering how they can get out of going to gym class (mostly ... Read on »
Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am a big fan of Spotify and love listening to all sorts of music, especially at different times during the day, for example: Mornings: are for acoustic new-age-totally-zen ... Read on »
What Have You Broke(n) For Me, Lately? by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If I had to choose one super power, something that I'm really, really good at -- better at than the average mom, even -- most people who know me (both virtually and IRL) wou ... Read on »
3 wks; 21 days; 504 hrs; 30,240 mins and a pair of fake eyelashes. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting so, this happened. the girl formerly known as thing two (when i started blogging 11 years ago) looking all growed-up and beautiful for her senior prom. To everyone else, it' ... Read on »
Tips and Tricks To Make Life Easier For You and Your Teen: a guest post by my almost-13yo. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've been busily training for a couple of new jobs (a much needed and very appreciated couple of new jobs!) so my youngest daughter was kind enough to offer her services and ... Read on »
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 »