Author Archives: JenWeitgenant

daily dose of WTF

Spring is ALMOST here and all our new years resolutions of saving money, getting in shape, writing more in our blogs or having a more Positive Outlook on life have hopefully sustained the last parts of winter.  With any luck, we … Continue reading

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the airing of grievances

As you may or may not recall from 1997, the “Airing of Grievances” occurs during the Festivus meal where each person tells everyone else all the ways they have disappointed him or her over the past year. After the meal, … Continue reading

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4 kids, 2 dogs, 1 hamster and a fish.

In the world of Mommydom each of us has different experiences and different takes on parenting.  Some moms are drill sergeants while others patiently smile thru any temper tantrum like they are at the spa.  But the common thread we … Continue reading

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making a statement

With all the chaos and destruction I have seen lately I am both confused and disgusted with people.  And its not just this year.  It seems that chaos and destruction are commonplace in the month of April:  Waco, Columbine, Hitler’s … Continue reading

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Sesame Noodles with Spinach and Salmon

OK, now when I make this recipe I practically triple it but its the boys “second favorite” noodle dish and when we make it there are NEVER any leftovers. SESAME NOODLES WITH SPINACH AND SALMON 2 tbls vegetable oil 8 … Continue reading

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Auto pilot

In the life of the typical mom we have a defense mechanism I like to call AutoPilot.  Mommy Autopilot takes over on mundane tasks, routine behavior infarctions and allows us to keep our sanity.  Let me explain: Mommy Auto Pilot is helpful … Continue reading

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Surviving Winter

While Winter poses some very real fun such as skiing, sledding, snow man making and lotsa hot chocolate it can also be a time of much frustration and woe.  Long gone are the days of “go outside and play” while … Continue reading

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The Christmas Letter

With the Holidays upon us and the annual Greetings that are sent, I am always in awe of the infamous Christmas Letter.  That mere 8×11 sheet of paper that captures the highlights of the past 12 months of life.  The … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories, by Victoria Weitgenant

Our memories derive  From what our family has given and what lessons we took away.    I would pray the utmost prayer,  That I can give the same to my children Someday.    Cheated are the Children,  Who see visions … Continue reading

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Transitions

Its been awhile since I touched on RAD so I thought I would share.  We see RAD everyday in every way and its not just “normal kid behavior”.  RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) is a common condition of adopted children or children who … Continue reading

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