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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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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 »
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 »