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BlogHer Friends & The Empire State Building

BlogHer Friends & The Empire State Building

Last week I went to BlogHer ’12 in New York City.  Before I start the mountain of what is BlogHer posts about parties, events, brands and booths I wanted to start with how my BlogHer experience started this year. Ever since my very first BlogHer I attended in 2010, my […]

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2 commentsAugust 9, 2012 at 11:44 pmEvents jennifer

My Birthday Project aka 34 Acts of Random Kindness

My Birthday Project aka 34 Acts of Random Kindness

Yesterday was my 34th birthday.  I was feeling rather eh about it all, and then I came across The Birthday Project through Pinterest.  In a matter of minutes I was excited and looking forward to the day. It took 5 hours and 5 minutes of driving around to get it […]

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7 commentsDecember 9, 2011 at 3:52 amjennifer

What I Want For My Birthday

What I Want For My Birthday

Today is my 34th birthday.  I was kind of ho hum about it until a little less than a week ago, and then I came across something on Pinterest that made me incredibly excited.  I mean full on, I can’t wait, counting down the moments like a little kid anticipating […]

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3 commentsDecember 7, 2011 at 12:48 pmjennifer

Goodbye to My Dad

Goodbye to My Dad

In the last few minutes my dad became a retired man.  He had half of a day to work today, and then he was done.  After thirteen years of being a protestant chaplain at a maximum security prison he has just left those walls keeping so many in forever, never […]

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1 commentDecember 23, 2010 at 5:51 pmFriends and Family jennifer

Our Christmas Trees

Our Christmas Trees

We are finally finished putting up the Christmas trees.  Yep, that was plural.  Here at the Desrochers house we do two Christmas trees.  To understand why I must go back to when I was in college *ahem* 13 years ago.  For my 20th birthday in the first week of December […]

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4 commentsDecember 21, 2010 at 3:19 amjennifer

Another Year Wiser

Today is my 33rd birthday.  After your 21st birthday most loose the sparkle and excitement.  Aside from the decade celebrations there isn’t the flurry or angst involved.  But it does become a time to reflect.  To mark time.  Remembering what has and hasn’t gone on in the last year.  This […]

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2 commentsDecember 7, 2010 at 9:05 pmjennifer

Project #1 in the New House

Project #1 in the New House

Although never a dull moment here at the “D” house, we are starting to settle into our new house.  For almost all of the boyz this is their first move.  The plan is it will be their only move until they are off to college.  Even Seth, the eldest, has […]

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1 commentNovember 8, 2010 at 7:53 pmHouse jennifer John

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today there is a post on the Stir at Cafemom written by Jeanne Sager that I contributed to.  Today is  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Today I tell you that I have been there, several times.  The first one was the hardest.  It shattered my bubble of what pregnancy was. […]

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1 commentOctober 15, 2010 at 1:28 pmjennifer John

Mom & the Men’s Room

Mom & the Men’s Room

Sometimes being a mom of a brood of children comprised entirely of the opposite gender presents it’s own problems.  Lately our biggest challenge has been public restrooms.  When I take my guys to the mall, or even Walmart for that matter, we come upon the dreaded bathroom stop.  Well, with […]

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3 commentsJune 1, 2010 at 6:37 pmjennifer

Gabriel’s Great Gift

Gabriel’s Great Gift

Sometimes I wonder how much of the lessons taught to my little buggers are actually being learned. Occasionally they surprise you with the craziest things. We are a family of faith. We try to teach our children accordingly. The other day I got a pleasant surprise… On Mother’s Day Gabriel […]

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0 commentsMay 17, 2010 at 2:12 amGabriel jennifer