On the Birthday

by Jennifer Donovan

Stephanie is musing about the birthday over at 5 Minutes for Parenting. Not only THE birthday (since her baby is due any minute), but birthdays in general and how what we want and what we get changes as we get older.

Click on over and read her words, but more than that, find out about someone we know (or two someones we know–hint, hint) who are celebrating their birthday today.

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Renee July 30, 2008 at 7:58 am

Hint hint happy birthday!


2 Tina July 30, 2008 at 8:05 am

Happy Birthday!!!


3 Adventures In Babywearing July 30, 2008 at 8:23 am

Happy Birthday to Janice & Susan!! I hope this day is fabulous for you both! : )



4 Monica July 30, 2008 at 8:30 am

Happy Birthday to you!!!!


5 workout mommy July 30, 2008 at 9:06 am

Happy birthday! Have a great day!


6 Kara July 30, 2008 at 9:25 am

Happy Birthday Janice and Susan!


7 Tonya July 30, 2008 at 9:40 am

Happy Birthday Susan and Janice! Have a great day.


8 casual friday everyday July 30, 2008 at 10:18 am

Janice and Susan, sent you an ecard — hope you receive it. Happy birthday!


9 TheAngelForever July 30, 2008 at 10:24 am

Happy birthday Susan and Janice! Thank you for all that you do :)


10 Tiffanie July 30, 2008 at 11:14 am

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!
Thanks for maintaining such an awesome community!


11 Rick Bucich July 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Happy birthday Janice & Susan!


12 Kari July 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Happy Birthday!


13 Trish July 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Happy Birthday to You, Janice & Susan! Hope you have a wonderful day. :)


14 melody is slurping life July 30, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Happy Happy Birthday Birthday!

Enjoy your day, Janice and Susan.


15 Christine - From Dates to Diapers July 30, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Happy Birthday, ladies!! What are you now, 25? (Kidding, Janice… I know how you hate that!!)

I hope you both are doing something fun and exciting to celebrate this special day. :o)



16 Christine - From Dates to Diapers July 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Sorry… I meant to say that I know that Susan hates to be mistaken for being younger!

You’re used to that, though – being mistaken for the other – right?

hehe :o)


17 T with Honey July 30, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Happy Birthday Susan and Janice!! And thank you for all these wonderful sites to help bring a community of mommies together.


18 Sheena July 30, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Umm why didn’t we do a “Happy Birthday To Us” post? lol

Happy Birthday, girls!


19 Susan July 30, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Thank you all so much!!!

You’re all so sweet…

So far I’ve been having a wonderful birthday. It did start out too early as I had to get up at 5:30 AM to take Sophia into the city for a brain ultrasound.

But the good news is that the tech doing the test was so kind as to let me know that she did not see any extra fluid. (I told her it was my birthday, and I didn’t want to have to stress waiting for the results from the doctor.)

So, as we had hoped, Sophia is okay and just has a large head full of lots of brains and no extra fluid. She may not be crawling around like her cousin Olivia, but she’ll get there one day.

(Janice’s babies always seem to be in a hurry to grow up and beat the race to milestones, but my girls both like to savor each stage and hit their milestones on their own schedule.)

Now I’m off to have a relaxing massage at the spa and then have our family birthday dinner and cake at Janice’s house.

A very good 35 indeed.


20 Krista July 30, 2008 at 6:12 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope you at least get some time off to do something fun! You know, ‘cuz everyone’s busy entering all the bloggy giveaways anyways! ;)


21 Janice July 30, 2008 at 6:22 pm

THANKS ladies!!! You all are so great.

Christine – yes that is Susan that doesn’t like to be mistaken for younger. I LOVE it! But that is also cause I don’t look as young. Strange but true…

But I don’t mind being mistaken for Susan. It goes with the twin territory. :)

As for my big birthday celebrations, I am sitting at my computer working away as usual. I will break later though for an informal pizza party with family and a few friends.

I am so grateful though to be 35 and have my two beautiful, healthy children. Life is GREAT with those sweet monkeys in it!!!


22 Jen July 30, 2008 at 6:53 pm

I just posted over to you gals at 5 minutes for parenting but wanted to just say another HAPPY HAPPY Birthday to you all here. Have fun at the pizza party :) Take lots of picts to share with us!


23 Erin July 30, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Happy Birthday ladies…I hope you had an awesome day, and so glad to hear that the brain ultrasound went well..GOD IS GOOD :)


24 Rebekah July 31, 2008 at 1:22 am

Happy Birthday!


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