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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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Atlantis Rising & other family-friendly book collections from author T.A. Barron {review & giveaway} by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Photo of the author reading with kids via T.A. Barron's photo stream on Flickr. As a kid, I loved going to the public library after school, our town's library was just a few ... Read on »
Quick & easy crochet: these slouchy hats are off the hook! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My grandmother taught me to crochet, but we never followed a written pattern (it was ALL in Nagy Mama's head) and, although I know the difference between a single crochet an ... Read on »
Quite possibly my best parenting advice, evuh: just do you! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Her future's so bright, we gotta wear shades :) If you were to ask me to choose the most challenging aspect of our college-search journey, besides agonizing over financial p ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Soup (a.k.a. Black Friday Soup) by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have served this yummy soup, every year on Black Friday, ever since the kids were little and I think they look forward to it more than Thanksgiving dinner...me too! It is ... Read on »
The year we gave thanks for popsicle sticks. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As a mom of 2 teens, 1 almost-teen (she’s 12, same thing) and a college-aged child (YIKES!) I feel it safe to say that the transition from summer to the start of a new schoo ... Read on »
If I have to eat my words, let it be "dessert"! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm guessing it isn't a morning bird. We're on the downside of a Nor'easter that came knocking on our house in the middle of the night (because, of course!) and, with a full ... Read on »
Decking the halls, like there's no tomorrow. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We've hosted Thanksgiving for more than a dozen years and, for all my talk of going on killer dust bunny hunts and finding new places to hide the laundry, I really do enjoy ... Read on »
Stupid migraines, dumbass'ologists. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I blogged about helping my in-laws with a few chores around the house and shared this picture on Facebook, of my kids helping their grandparents put up their Christmas tree, ... Read on »
I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting He's drinking out of the dog's water bowl, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!? I remember the first time I got "my cards read," I was my youngest girl's age (12 going on 42) and it freak ... Read on »
Maybe I should just quit reading my own blog, right?!? by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was cleaning out my blog's archives, the other day (which, admittedly, I don't do very often, because, it's REALLY scary in there) when I came across this picture AND I ha ... Read on »
Teen-friendly Tapas: easy-peasy chicken and waffles recipe. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A drizzle of warm honey and a sprinkling of fresh chives dress-up these chicken topped mini waffles, very nicely! Last month, I was invited to meet with U.S. Olympic legends ... Read on »
We don't need no stinkin' Rainbow Loom vlog! by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My youngest daughter and I were cruising the aisles at Michael's (a.k.a. our second home, besides Home Depot and Lowe's, especially at this time of the year) and it didn't t ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Restore the Shore by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Took a drive to Manasquan Beach this week, they're still working on it. Restoretheshore.com has partnered with several non-profit organizations providing on-going relief to ... Read on »
World Toilet Day: show your support, pledge to save water and a $200.00 gift card giveaway. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Did you know that today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day?!? I know what you're thinking -- seriously, what's next, National Bathtub Week?!? Okay, here's the thing, but wh ... Read on »
I don't remember ordering coffee light, sweet or upside down. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am SO NOT a morning person, however, as long as there's a cup of coffee handed to me within the first few minutes of opening my eyes, along with a clear path to a vacant b ... Read on »
It's not creeping, I'm just appreciating good curb appeal. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oh, but if these houses could only talk... Our friends at GM were kind enough to send us a loaner, this week. They knew Melisa was visiting with us from Chicago and thought ... Read on »
Because even Type A's sometimes need a Plan B. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our middle daughter loves New England and has always dreamed of attending Boston University, since she was in middle school. So, we made an appointment to take a tour of the ... Read on »
Thanks for the memories, we miss you already. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Melisa and I drove down to Seaside Heights, yesterday. I hadn't been back since Superstorm Sandy ripped through the Jersey shore a little over a year ago, so it was a bitter ... Read on »
Sharing in a little bit of November magic. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When my husband, Garth (not his real name) heard that Melisa was going to visit with us, his initial reaction was, "Uhhhhhh, okay then, where are you going to take her?" Con ... Read on »
Sandy Castle, the world's tallest sandcastle. by thisfullhouse Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the many reasons I love living on the central Jersey coast (yes, ON PURPOSE!) is our close proximity to, well, everything. Agricultural and dairy farms, campgrounds, ... Read on »