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I heart Pinterest. I would marry it if I could, but my husband won’t let me.
What is Pinterest? It’s something different for everybody. It is a place to organize and share ideas and thoughts. It’s whatever you want it to be! Am I vague enough? I used to imagine my head was full of tiny people and filing cabinets. This microscopic office environment’s primary function was to retrieve and provide information when necessary. If this microscopic environment had a bulletin board for…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on March 6, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Something happened at the pediatrician last week that I don’t quite understand. Although I am happy to report I did not sob through my son’s booster shots again, I’m a little confused about the way I behaved.
One of my biggest parenting peeves (EVER) is when other parents assume that they can tell YOU how to parent. But motherhood is a lot like driving; once you figure out which side of the road you should be driving on, you have to figure out how to get where you’re going.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 27, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Don’t let the title discourage you from reading. Let me explain.
I always enjoy meeting and connecting with new readers. Sure it’s nice to know people are listening to what you have to say, but it’s wonderful to hear what others are talking about. Occasionally I’ll discuss a topic others are discussing as well, but mostly I share random thoughts in my head. Life just happens and no two stories are truly alike.
I always take notice of the search engine terms that bring people to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 24, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments
I’m old enough to complain about the way things used to be. The way our phones were attached to the wall and tethered with cords. The way our 10 song playlists were stored on devices that had to be turned over. The way we ‘got mail’ on paper. Ah, the way technology was. Remember when your $30 microwave used to cost $3000 or your $15 dollar cd player cost $400? Remember Gateway computers, Netscape, and MySpace?
I’m one of those weirdos that likes paper. I use paper for note-taking,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 15, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments
This winter has brought very mild weather and has given me a very muddy backyard. Obviously, I don't like sending kids outside to play in the mud so I've been trying to come up with activities to keep them busy on the deck (where there's no mud!). I first saw this idea on one of my favourite blogs, Meet the Dubiens, and thought that the kids…Continue
Added by Angela Anthony on February 14, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
No doubt, a clever description of childbirth is not necessary. I’m sure you are thinking the same thing I am. PAIN!
Despite the fact that I have always wanted to have children of my own, I always considered childbirth to be an unfortunate obstacle; a very unfortunate and painful obstacle. After the doctor confirmed I was pregnant, my second thought was childbirth. I was scared, very scared, and had to deal with the reality that I would soon endure…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
My husband will hate that I’ve shared our story. I love him, but mostly I don’t care if this bothers him or not. It’s my story too. It’s the story of how we met.
When you are in high school, everyone wants to know when you will get your driver’s license. When you are in college, everyone wants to know what you are majoring in. When you finish college, everyone wants to know where you are working. When you are working, everyone wants to know if you are dating anyone.
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 7, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
Hi, it’s me standing on my soap box. Yes… again.
Moms make difficult decisions every day: Should I buy the generic diapers on sale or should I splurge on name brand? Breast or bottle? Is my child crying because he really needs something or is he crying because he’s a little fussy? Despite the unsolicited advice and lectures I have endured regarding my…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 6, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments
My name doesn’t describe who I am very well. Jennifer isn’t an adjective.
If names were meant to describe who we are, mine would be: Clumsy, Forgetful, AwkwardContinue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 3, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments
In case you’re wondering why I look a little taller today, it’s because I’m standing on my mommy soap box. Check out Mommy DIY if you don’t want to read my statement, otherwise, read on.
I want to be a good mom, I really do, but I have no idea what I am doing! While I was pregnant I studied parenting literature, questioned other moms, and prepared myself for baby. Lately, people just tell me what…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 25, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments
I talk about myself a lot. But then again, this is the place to do so. This is MY blog.
On Twitter I am known as DCWorkingMommy. Why? Because I am a mommy who works in Washington, D.C. Clever, no?
I don’t talk about the specifics of what I do, however I share some of the drama that I sometimes encounter.
I’m aware of the fact that I dream every night, although I usually (and thankfully) forget the specifics. The subject matter has not improved with age. When I used to suffer nightmares about showing up at school naked, I now suffer nightmares about showing up at work naked. Must say, my post-breastfeeding boobs look pretty good. I still dream about running and not getting anywhere, falling out of the sky, and being trapped in a car underwater. This might be a cry for help, but mostly I think…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 23, 2012 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Snow; a word that incites panic and excitement. Panic for the adults and excitement for the young and young at heart.
On Friday afternoon, there was nervous office chatter about the snow and wintry weather headed our way. If you don’t know what that means in Washington, D.C., let me illustrate a picture for you. Although it is not necessary to stock up on toilet paper and water, it is necessary to conform with all the other panic-stricken zombies who are. Go to the grocery store…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 23, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
I remember that afternoon at the office water cooler. Two of my co-workers were discussing their summer reading lists. I jumped in to the conversation by admitting I couldn’t remember the last time I had read a book and I was curious if they had any recommendations.
When I was growing up, if I didn’t have a Barbie in my hand, I had a book. Yes, I was that kid. It started with an encyclopedia…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I’ve already confessed to forgery. But I’ve done other hard crimes too.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me or reads this blog that Barbies were an important part of my childhood. Not in a BFF kind of way, but more in a drug addict kind of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 20, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments
I can’t tell a joke and I probably won’t tell this one very well. I am that annoying person who has to go back a moment before the punch line because I forgot to mention some crucial detail. I’m obsessed with being punctual, but that doesn’t mean I have good comedic timing.
I gave all of my comedic timing to my son.
My husband, mother, and I were discussing the pool of republicans running for the presidential nomination. Party animals, right? My son was too busy thinking about…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 19, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments
I have a lot of things in my house that serve no purpose.I have them simply because I can. They might have been a good bargain or a well intentioned gift, but they serve no purpose in my life. Bath loofahs are a good example. I probably have 10, am always acquiring more, but never-ever use them.
I can take little credit for the meals which are prepared in our house. My husband is chef. I am cooking-assistant (yes, that’s what he really calls me). I peel potatoes, chop onions, boil…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 18, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments
One of the absolute best moments of my entire life was the moment I saw my son for the first time. Of course it was! My entire life would never be the same.
But months before the birth of our son, an unexpected moment made me realize how my life was about to change.
I was 5 months pregnant before two tests confirmed our family would be growing. It wasn’t a dramatic I-Didn’t-Know-I-Was-Pregnant (on TLC) moment, just a surprise that I had a difficult time accepting. Babies…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 17, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Let me preface what follows with two key points:
1. If a child does something interesting once, it’s only interesting. If they do it consistently, then you’ve got something to worry about.
2. My taste in music sucks… as in I have no taste in music.
Having a child in and of itself is full of surprises. Despite expecting unexpected moments, I have noticed an unusual behavior in child that isn’t mentioned in What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The First Year. During…Continue