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Another reason to reduce screen time

On Fridays I let my son take his LeapPad to school with him so that he can play it in the afternoons. This is the compromise I've come up with as the school shows movies on Friday afternoons. I normally would not have a problem with movie time, except that the school often shows movies that are PG and not appropriate for my son to watch. Since the school doesn't seem to have a set schedule of what movie they will show when (or any plans on changing their movie policy for only G-rated movies),…See More
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Let's go bowling

I suck at bowling. (Actual bowling - I rock at Wii bowling.) I lob the ball a bit too far down the lane, I don't take the time to line myself up and I often get gutter balls. But every time I've gone bowling with my son, I've had a blast. And I am not sure why that is. Admittedly, my son is very good at bowling - he has even gotten a strike and beaten me several times. (In my defense, the stoppers over the gutters help.) So, maybe my enthusiasm for bowling comes from watching him truly enjoy…See More
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Mommy stress is different than other kinds of stress

I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to transform back into Super Mom. But I've also enjoyed the…See More
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The case for Saturday morning cartoons

I was always an early riser - even when I was little. I would get up early on Saturdays, creep downstairs with a blanket and watch Saturday morning cartoons until Soul Train came on and ended all my fun. At some point, my brother would come downstairs, too. We would spend several hours watching classics like Thundercats, Looney Toons and Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea.…See More
Jul 11
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People forget: We're supposed to be nice

I've been part of an interviewing panel at my company. We've searched through a score of resumes and talked to a lot of people. My favorite part of the interviews come when the candidates ask us about our team and we can talk about how we are like a family. (It gives me the warm fuzzies every time.) At some point, the candidates will usually mention how nice we all seem.…See More
Jul 9
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'My state gets a D; what about yours?'
"Yay for your state, Marcia! I hope they continue to improve! Wouldn't it be great to see each state work their way up the grade levels. (I would be happy if my state just passed...)"
Jul 8
Marcia Fowler commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'My state gets a D; what about yours?'
"I cannot believe RI received a B. This state receives low grades in so many areas. Glad to see something is going right."
Jul 8
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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'I don't really do normal, and that's OK'
"I love the theme party idea! Very nice way to inject some fun into a holiday and make it your own!"
Jul 7
Mental Parent commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'I don't really do normal, and that's OK'
"I was literally talking to my husband about this. We have two children and July 4th is the only holiday we don't really go all out on. We decided next year to do a Great Gatsby party theme. Normal is no good in our house :) "
Jul 6
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Same room; different content

Last week, I was wondering how old my son will be when he gets his first smartphone. My husband and I still haven't decided the right age, but agree that it will be when he has reached the right balance of personal responsibility and social need. (We want him to understand the consequences of having the device, but don't want him to be the only member of his peer group without one.)…See More
Jun 30
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Your phone is mine'
"We haven't really decided when to get him a phone. It will be a balance between whether or not he is responsible enough and his peers. It's rough to be the only kid in your class without a phone, but I want to make sure he is responsible…"
Jun 28

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Lauren Markman
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http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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Another reason to reduce screen time

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 6:56am 0 Comments

On Fridays I let my son take his LeapPad to school with him so that he can play it in the afternoons. This is the compromise I've come up with as the school shows movies on Friday afternoons. I normally would not have a problem with movie time, except that the school often shows movies that are PG and not appropriate for my son to watch.…



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Let's go bowling

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 6:28am 0 Comments

I suck at bowling. (Actual bowling - I rock at Wii bowling.) I lob the ball a bit too far down the lane, I don't take the time to line myself up and I often get gutter balls. But every time I've gone bowling with my son, I've had a blast.



And I am not sure why that is. Admittedly, my son is very good at…

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Mommy stress is different than other kinds of stress

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 6:36am 0 Comments

I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to…

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The influence of siblings on your weight

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 6:26am 0 Comments

My son is relatively fit. He gets plenty of fresh air and exercise (way more than I do), and he likes to show me his "big muscles." As parents, we are trying to reinforce the idea of staying healthy. We are slowly winning him over - not to the point of eating vegetables - but our son definitely requests that we run around outside, go swimming, ride bikes and do other activities that are really active.…

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At 5:34pm on February 19, 2014, Lisa Lori said…

Thank you!  I am so happy to be a part of it!

At 1:11pm on February 17, 2014, InShapeMom.com said…

Thank you for saying hello, sorry about the late response. Been a little busy with the family. Hope your having a good start to the week!

At 1:57am on February 13, 2014, Jolie Stultz said…

Hi Lauren! I love your blog and thank you for your sweet comment of my pictures!! 

At 10:06pm on February 8, 2014, Elaina Lamley said…

Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to learning & sharing.

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At 4:00am on February 1, 2014, Taty Sena said…

Hi Lauren. Thank you so much for the welcome :-)

At 6:38pm on January 31, 2014, Ashley Marshall-Seward said…

Hi Lauren! Thanks for checking me out :-) I'm taking notes from your Bedtime for Children post. My 8 year old suffers from insomnia :-( Hopefully with your tips I can get him to sleep sooner. 

At 11:53am on January 31, 2014, Kristen Hewitt said…

Thanks so much for the kind welcome!  Can't wait to check out your blog...and oh yea...I didn't listen either. 

At 5:49am on January 31, 2014, Zena's Suitcase said…

Hi Lauren!  Thanks for your message.  Will be stopping by your blog very soon.  This is such a great community.  American Mom's have different things to say, it's really interesting

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At 12:24am on January 31, 2014, Tirralan Watkins said…

Hi Lauren, thank you for the welcome. I've got a lot to filter through, and I look forward to visiting your blog.

 
 
 

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