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Gina Jacobs Thomas holds the titles of wife, mom, former professional modern dancer, writer, snack connoisseur, pillow fort architect, and house D.J. Her home turf is Full Of It, where she writes about parenting through life with a children's music soundtrack, and has been featured on Scary Mommy, Mamapedia and In the Powder Room. Gina resides in Ohio with her family, where she resists the call to become a Buckeye fan. Follow her on Facebook or holler at her on Twitter.

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The Wilson Elementary Bedtime Chart: A Parent's Perspective

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 4:58 PM

You may have seen the chart floating around on Facebook from Wilson Elementary School. It's the one that tells you what time your child should be going to bed based on what time they need to wake up. If not, you can find it here.

Now, I'm a...

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The Merit Badges of Parenthood

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 12:23 PM

A few weeks ago, I had a series of days where I thought seriously about hanging up my motherhood apron and walking out. It started with one kid coming down with the flu while my husband was out of town, quickly followed by the other. Which meant that I was...

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A Mother's Bucket List

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 4:33 PM

As I wind down the month of January and come to terms with how half-assed my commitment to my "resolutions" for the year has already been, I've been thinking about setting more realistic goals for myself in the future.

You know, setting the bar a little lower.

Like, perhaps instead...

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Wrestling With Squirrels

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 9:27 AM

There have been times in my life when I had to take a stand for what was right, even when sitting there and taking the unfairness would have been easier. Even when it meant getting physical.

Even when there was a chance of getting rabies.

Let me explain...

It was my...

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What We Left When We Left the NICU

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Monday was World Prematurity Day, a day aimed at bringing awareness to the global problem of premature birth. And a day that makes me feel eternally grateful to a small group of people that helped me after my first child was born: the nurses in the NICU.

An ultrasound at...

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Parenting: The Ultimate Juggling Act

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 2:51 PM

You'd think after doing this "I have two children" thing for a few years, I'd have my act together. My juggling act, that is. I thought that by now I'd have it down to such a science that people would pay admission to see it operate so smoothly.

[Insert annoyingly...

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A Memo To My Kids From The Department of Fairness

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Dear Children,

It has come to our attention that you two have been engaged in consistent disagreements concerning the fairness of treatment in the household with respect to each other. Such arguments have increased in frequency to the point it has become necessary for our department to step in and...

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When I Realized My Kids Are Good Kids

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 5:18 PM

Seated at the fancy Grand Hotel, in Mackinac Island, Michigan, I started to sweat. A slight panic attack lurked in the back of my mind as I glanced down at the fine china on the table, the massive assortment of silverware stacked around the place settings, and our two young...

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