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Other people's children

My son is telling me about some nonsense that he has learned from his friends at school. This is how a lot of our conversation begin these days - him passing along information that he picked up from other children at school. It is because of those other children that he has questioned Santa Claus, he's learned some swear words and I've had to explain to him that almonds aren't poisonous.…See More
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The truth about swearing

The three of us are in the car running errands and a swear word is heard on a podcast we are listening to. I can hear my son's gasp of breath from the back seat. So, I start talking to him about swear words. We talk about why people use them, and how they aren't polite, and then I ask him if he knows any. He says he does. I tell him that he is not going to get in any trouble for saying them so we can talk about them. I ask him to tell me one word he knows.…See More
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I love my phone; I hate my phone

I am in my car, halfway backed out of my driveway. I realized that I had forgotten my phone and I am having a internal debate over whether I am going to go back inside the house and get it. On the one hand, I am only doing a few errands on my day off; on the other hand, it is my phone.In the end (proud moment) I drove away from the house without…See More
Monday
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Jan 14
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Keeping paper in the world

I am teaching my son cursive. He was reading some Diary of a Wimpy Kids books and couldn't read the cursive bits...when I asked the school if they taught handwriting, they said no. I don't understand why handwriting is no longer taught - at least to the level that children are able to read it. So, I teach it to my son at home.And he writes me love notes in…See More
Jan 12
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

How high school teen movies will need to change

Think about the teen movies you used to watch from the 80s to the 2000s. Try to name one without a teenage party of some sort taking place. I'll wait.I am the first to admit that I don't have a wide knowledge of all the teen movies that came out in that time frame, but I can't think of one that doesn't have a major party scene or huge social event in it. At the…See More
Jan 10
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"Hello Lauren - Just stopping by to say thank you for being such a great member!"
Jan 8
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Risks now; calmness later

Over the holiday break, I had many opportunities to listen to my husband and son play. This, to my ears, consists of repetitive cycle of squealing, tickling, help-me, going-back-for-more, jumping, breathless fun, that I fully admit I don't entirely understand.During those…See More
Jan 8
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Do you shower in the morning or at night?

My husband and I both take showers in the morning. When we first lived together, we figured out how our morning schedules would work and then tweaked them as necessary through job changes throughout the years.Then, I never thought about that again. When we had our son, we gave him baths at night. Soothing, relaxing baths for our sweet little boy so he would…See More
Jan 5
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The behavior that rears its head'
"Thanks for sharing, Chasity! You are right - our little ones are little for only a short time. And in the long run, we won't remember their bad behaviors...just the fun moments we had together."
Jan 4
Chasity Doris commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The behavior that rears its head'
"My middle daughter Emily is horrible with interrupting.  It doesn't matter how many times we go over it with her about it being rude.  The oldest and youngest think for some reason it is acceptable to dance around in the store despite…"
Jan 3
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The behavior that rears its head

I am in the car with my son outside of my workplace. It is my day off, but we are here because he wants to visit my team. I can't blame him. The people I work with are like family and they absolutely adore my son. We are talking about thats-my-cutie-and-he-can-do-no-wrong-let-me-make-him-some-cookies level of adoration for him. This is why we are visiting them on my day off, per his request.…See More
Jan 3
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The size of families

I drive a boy in our neighborhood to school in the mornings, and he often talks about his life at home with his brothers and step brothers. The stories are filled with rough housing, complaints that he doesn't have enough attention and how he hates being the youngest. My son (somewhat snarkily) counters the conversation with his views about being happy he is an only child.…See More
Dec 29, 2017
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Hiding the toys after the holiday

I can't stop anyone in my family from buying my son toys. This includes myself. It's fun to give gifts and see children's little faces light up with joy and wonder and happiness that they have unwrapped a toy and not a sweater.What I need to remember, however, is something that I was good at doing when my son was a toddler, and have been less good at as he…See More
Dec 27, 2017
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The time I spend with you

"Hey, Mom, do you want to play a game with me?" That is what my son says almost every weekend. He usually asks when I am in the middle of something else, and well before he is allowed to play with his iPad.And I absolutely love it. I try to say yes whenever I can. And we sit down to play Qwirkle or SkipBo or Takenoko or one of the other games in our home that he…See More
Dec 22, 2017
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The potential of new neighbors

A few weeks ago my husband told me that the house next door to us had been sold. I was elated. We moved to our home more than a year ago, and there was nothing but an empty lot next door to us. And another empty lot next to that one. Then, over the summer, the builder decided to develop spec houses on those lots. The house two down from us sold fairly quickly but the one next door remained open.…See More
Dec 20, 2017

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Sorry Mom, I Didn't Listen.
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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Other people's children

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 7:08am 0 Comments

My son is telling me about some nonsense that he has learned from his friends at school. This is how a lot of our conversation begin these days - him passing along information that he picked up from other children at school. It is because of those other children that he has questioned Santa Claus, he's learned some swear words and I've had to explain to…

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The truth about swearing

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 7:02am 0 Comments

The three of us are in the car running errands and a swear word is heard on a podcast we are listening to. I can hear my son's gasp of breath from the back seat.



So, I start talking to him about swear words. We talk about why people use them, and how they aren't polite, and then I ask him if he knows any.…

Continue

I love my phone; I hate my phone

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 8:18am 0 Comments

I am in my car, halfway backed out of my driveway. I realized that I had forgotten my phone and I am having a internal debate over whether I am going to go back inside the house and get it. On the one hand, I am only doing a few errands on my day off; on the other hand, it is my phone.…

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Keeping paper in the world

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 7:06am 0 Comments

I am teaching my son cursive.



He was reading some Diary of a Wimpy Kids books and couldn't read the cursive bits...when I asked the school if they taught handwriting, they said no. I don't understand why handwriting is no longer taught - at least to the level that children are able to read it. So, I teach…

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At 7:35am on January 8, 2018, Mom Bloggers Club said…

Hello Lauren - Just stopping by to say thank you for being such a great member!

At 1:01pm on August 19, 2016, Tiffany N said…

Hello! 

Welcome to MBC, I'm new here too! Looking forward to reading more from your blog! I'm from NC as well (Mooresville!)

I'm over at: Http://TheNilsens.Blogspot.com

-Tiffany

At 3:10pm on February 9, 2016, Quirky Homemaker said…

Yes!  I totally agree that moods can be contagious!  Thankfully, it's been a while since I've had any kind of depression.  That doesn't mean I don't have my days when things overwhelm me and everybody around me can tell!  I've been trying to be conscious to not let things get to me so that the whole house doesn't end up anxious.

At 1:00pm on November 6, 2015, Lady Anne Louise Barrun said…

Hi Lauren. I love your blog. Let's stay connected. Please follow me on my social sites.

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At 10:37pm on March 11, 2015, Lyn Sweeny said…

Hi Lauren! I love your blog name ( I didn't listen either) and find your blog very amusing.  I'm new to here and hoping to connect to some professionals.  Are you up to the challenge?  j/k I hope that I "see" you around though! 

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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