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These Kids Are On The Nice List Forever

I've seen a ton of videos lately of parents playing jokes on their kids that they've eaten their candy. Or gave them a Christmas present early & its a terrible present. But I think you could possibly give these kids anything & they won't turn into monsters on you.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Kids’ Birthdays Make Moms Reflect On Childbirth. Ouch.

My middle daughter turned 5 yesterday and at her birthday dinner last night I was asked to recount the story of her birth.  Sure!  Women tend to have those labor and delivery horror stories at the ready, and we're happy to share.  Because we lived through it!

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Anyone Else Invited To The Ex’s House For Thanksgiving?

This is my second Thanksgiving as a single lady.  My ex and I ended things in the summer of 2013, and with three kids it's been important to us to get along and maintain a good relationship, and let it evolve into something new.  We're both much happier apart, an although we weren't right for each other as spouses, we genuinely care about each other and have been able to find places for each other in our lives as we move on.  And I'm going over there for Thanksgiving!  Is this a good thing?

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The Average Ordinary Moments As A Parent Usually Involve Chaos

Parents, these moments happen to you too, right?  I'm not alone with the chaos?

As hard as I try to keep order, kids happen.  And every time I utter the phrase, "You know, Mama don't like messes," (which is a LOT!), the three year-old replies with, "But I do like messes!"

She's supported by her sisters

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Wanna Make Your Guy Cry? Tell Him You’re Pregnant Like This Girl Does.

Thanks to Youtube, we get to see life-changing moments, like when guys first find out their wives are pregnant.

This couple got married in 2012, and had been trying to conceive for awhile.  Notice the due date is June 2015, meaning she kept this secret for at least two months.  Impressive!

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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This Sunday’s Time Change Will Mess Up The Family Life

Early Sunday morning marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, which means we should get an extra hour of sleep.  Cool!  In theory anyway.  If you have kids you might actually lose sleep.

The time change totally jacks up the home routine, for a few days anyway.

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Freak Injuries! Something Parents Will Always Have To Deal With.

 

One thing I've learned as a parent - it's awfully tough to plan how your day is going to go.  You just never know.  Sometimes it's better to go with the flow, and leave some space in your day for trips to Urgent Care.

See that faint vertical line that follows the cut on Kallan's face down to her eyebrow?  That's the mark of a wall at preschool.  The corner of the wall won that battle.

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More Proof Why Moms Are Better Multi-Taskers Than Dads

This guy calls his video, "Twins - Why breakfast takes longer time to prepare," and with those kids crawling to the fridge and incessantly trying to get in, it certainly does look like it can take awhile

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Would You Eat At This Restaurant?

Let's pretend you have a date night...you head downtown or maybe The Village At Meridian...you're looking forward to trying a new place that all your friends have raved about.

When you get to the door, you see this sign

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Jeff's Note To Colton
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I Hate Lowercase Letters

It was parent night at Colton's school last night.  He has a great teacher, she's doing great stuff, and I was glad to see that Colton is doing well.  She gave us the chance to write a note to our kids and leave it on their desks

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