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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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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 »
The Evolution of a Worry Wart by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I don't know what happened, really. I wasn't always such a worry wart. In fact, folks who knew me back in the day (you know, when social media was just a twinkle in Compaq's ... Read on »
Mom, Mistaken For A Zombie, Gets Punched In Throat! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Living with 2 teens and 3 other adults (who have opinions AND are NOT afraid to use them), it's not very often that we all agree on...well...anything, really. Unless, we're ... Read on »
15 Things You Never Say to a Perimenopausal Woman by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Being a mom is hard. Being a mom of teens is...uhhhhhhhh...excuse me for a moment...HEY! DID I NOT JUST SAY THE DISHWASHER IS DIRTY?!? GET YOUR PLATES OUT OF THE SINK, DAMMI ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: I Spy by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting this time, she didn't need help reaching the "bee-knock-eeyores" Linky Love Bytes: Wordless Wednesday HQ Follow my blog with Bloglovin ©2003 -2014 This Full House with a fan ... Read on »
Sauder Experience: Evolution of a Shared Workspace by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm very proud to partner with the good folks at Sauder, a manufacturer of affordable furniture you assemble yourself, and participate in the Sauder challenge: to share our ... Read on »
Cape Cod or Bust[ed] Arm! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I used to be an excellent planner. Also, very, very organized and a bit of clean freak...with borderline germaphobe tendencies...especially, during the holidays or whenever ... Read on »
So, you've got a kid "not" going to college - ME TOO! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the many things I love about blogging, that really hasn't changed in the last eleventy years, is it gives parents (like me) an opportunity to revisit a moment...that ... Read on »
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 »