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What colleges want from your kid

I was recently listening to two of my girlfriends who each have older children chat about the college admissions pressure that their kids were going through. I heard the expected comments around grades and test scores and extra curriculars, but then I heard some things that shocked me - including that the discussion around college started after eighth grade.I…See More
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Starting the science education early

My son loves science. He has grown crystals in our kitchen, created chemical reactions with science kits and made slime more times than I can count. I have marveled at the teachers in his preschool who started the science conversations early, and I love hearing about all the experiments he gets to do in school now.Science didn't come easily for me in school.…See More
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My partner in life

more extensive than mine. So while I could spend additional time learning how to do the maintenance he does for the house or acquiring his technical knowledge, instead I focus on how lucky I am that I have a partner in life who rounds out my skill set.I have never thought of my partnership with my husband as marrying up or marrying down. He is my equal in so…See More
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The baby is crying

I'm guessing that you picked up the baby, held him close and started talking to him. Shortly after that, the baby calmed down and stopped crying.Here's the thing: No one had to teach you that. Sure, you may have seen other mothers do that but unless you have taken one of those incredibly detailed parenting classes that give step-by-step instructions for every…See More
Nov 10
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The potty training will eventually happen

There is nothing that quite prepares you for parenthood. At no point of time before I had my son would I have believed that I would one day be genuinely proud of another human being for using the toilet.But, yup. I was crazy proud the first time my son used the potty. When we went through potty training with our son, I ran through a never-ending cycle of…See More
Nov 8
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The balance that was passed on to you

Like many working parents, I struggle with work/life balance. At least once a day, I wonder if I am spending enough time with my family, or if I am committed enough to my job. I do my best to model a family first attitude for my team, but I know they have seen evidence of me working late into the night from time to time. I hate not knowing how my son will really feel about having two working parents - and the effects upon his life from that - until he is much, much older.…See More
Nov 6
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Let that teen get to work

Think about your first job for a moment. I'm guessing that it wasn't your dream job, but I am also guessing that you learned a lot. You probably learned how to deal with a boss, and how to treat customers; you learned how to handle your money and how to own up to your mistakes.And all of the above is why it makes sense to…See More
Nov 3
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An excuse to hold more family movie nights

I love when we have a family movie night. There is the popcorn, the curling up together on the couch and the ability to pause the movie when someone needs a drink refill or has to use the bathroom.When we watch movies at our house, my husband and I usually pick the movie. This is because if we left this decision up to our son, we would end up watching one of the…See More
Nov 1
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The fears we have at birth

I have often hoped that I would not pass along my fear of snakes to my son. And for several years, I think I did a pretty good job. He eventually learned that I was afraid of snakes, but he still doesn't seem to be afraid of them. So, yay me.Pictured: Not a snake or a spider.But I don't really know where I got my fear of snakes from. I remember almost stepping…See More
Oct 30
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Picking apart dinners

For a few years now my family has had a special tradition on Wednesdays: We let our son pick dinner. When he was younger, this meant that we usually ate at one of his favorite restaurants. But now that he is older, he actually cooks dinner for the family every other week.And, now that he is cooking dinner, he has been open to eating more foods. Like many…See More
Oct 27
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Too many things; too little time

I was listening to a friend of mine describe her daughter's schedule, and it scared me. She told me how her daughter would come home on the bus by 5:30 pm, start homework, leave for sports practice at 7 pm, return home at 8:15 pm to eat dinner and then do more homework until 10:30. She would then wake up at 5 am the next morning to finish up the rest of her homework. My friend is worried because she knows her daughter isn't getting enough rest and may soon experience burnout.…See More
Oct 25
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Involving myself in my son's screentime

Like many parents, I constantly struggle with the right amount of screentime for my son. For the time being, we have settled into a comfortable groove and he knows what the rules are. But, every week when I read something new about children and technology use, I rethink all my decisions.So, I was delighted to watch this…See More
Oct 23
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It's OK to be funny

My son likes puns. I partially blame this on my wonderful husband who also likes puns. He can't help it. A childhood filled with watching The Muppet Show taught him to appreciate a well turned phrase and the results are that I often get to hear the men in my life toss bad puns back and forth.So, naturally, I join in. (Gotta meet them at their level.) My son…See More
Oct 20
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Is this a loan or a gift?

My son and I are in the store and he wants to buy something. He knew we were going to the store ahead of time, but he said he didn't want to bring any money with him. But, since he now wants to buy something, we get to have a conversation about the difference between a loan and a gift.I will, of course, loan him the money to make his purchase, because he still…See More
Oct 18
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We need to trust each other

My son and I have been talking about trust. It's a hard concept to define, so I ask my son to raise his arms over his head and I tell him that I promise I will not tickle him. He looks a little warily at me, but he does it. I don't tickle him. That's trust, I tell him.This is an important topic as he grows up, because I want him to know that he can tell me…See More
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What colleges want from your kid

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 6:51am 0 Comments

I was recently listening to two of my girlfriends who each have older children chat about the college admissions pressure that their kids were going through. I heard the expected comments around grades and test scores and extra curriculars, but then I heard some things that shocked me - including that the discussion around college started after eighth grade.…

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Starting the science education early

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 6:53am 0 Comments

My son loves science. He has grown crystals in our kitchen, created chemical reactions with science kits and made slime more times than I can count. I have marveled at the teachers in his preschool who started the science conversations early, and I love hearing about all the experiments he gets to do in school now.…

Continue

My partner in life

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

more extensive than mine. So while I could spend additional time learning how to do the maintenance he does for the house or acquiring his technical knowledge, instead I focus on how lucky I am that I have a partner in life who rounds out my skill set.…

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The baby is crying

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 7:00am 0 Comments



I'm guessing that you picked up the baby, held him close and started talking to him. Shortly after that, the baby calmed down and stopped crying.…

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

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

 
 
 

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