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Reading books - the paper kind - every day

Like lots of families, we are purging the massive amount of toys from our household this summer. (Seriously...why does my son have so many cars?) We go through his bins, his closet and his toy trunk, and he identifies the items that he no longer wants to play with so they can go "to other children that would probably like them." But the one area of the house that has escaped our purge is…See More
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Mommy on her own

As Mommies, we have very little time to ourselves. I know there are lots of days where my little guy follows me around the house because he "wants to be in the same room as me." That is sweet, but I don't appreciate it when that following me around includes the bathroom.But you get used to it. (I'm not saying that is right, but you get used to it anyway.) So, any time you get to spend by…See More
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Keeping up with Mrs. Jones

I know lots of moms. Some are crafty, some are incredibly active and others are unbelievably excellent cooks. Then there are the ones who make the whole work/life thing look ridiculously easy. It's that last set of moms that get to us. The ones who seem to have the perfect children, house, marriage - the ones that make us question how we are lacking in our own lives.…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
Jul 18
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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
Jul 16
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

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
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

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 and Mental Parent are now friends
Jul 7
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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Lauren Markman
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http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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http://twitter.com/LaurenMarkman
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http://storiesforgrownups.com
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
On my good days I'm entertaining. On my bad days, I'm only mildly entertaining. But, I am a mom every day, and that is definitely something wonderful.
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Moms have the power to change the world - one life at a time. Let's learn how together.

Lauren Markman's Blog

Reading books - the paper kind - every day

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:51am 0 Comments

Like lots of families, we are purging the massive amount of toys from our household this summer. (Seriously...why does my son have so many cars?) We go through his bins, his closet and his toy trunk, and he identifies the items that he no longer wants to play with so they can go "to other children that would probably like them."…

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Mommy on her own

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 6:29am 0 Comments

As Mommies, we have very little time to ourselves. I know there are lots of days where my little guy follows me around the house because he "wants to be in the same room as me." That is sweet, but I don't appreciate it when that following me around includes the bathroom.…

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Keeping up with Mrs. Jones

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:53am 0 Comments

I know lots of moms. Some are crafty, some are incredibly active and others are unbelievably excellent cooks. Then there are the ones who make the whole work/life thing look ridiculously easy. It's that last set of moms that get to us. The ones who seem to have the perfect children, house, marriage - the ones that make us question how we are lacking in our own lives.…

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Falling in love 101

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:45am 0 Comments

When my son sees two people kissing, he often says, "Those two people are kissing and then they will go and get married." Evidently my sex talks with him have paid off. (Just kidding.) When I ask him about the leap from kissing to married, he shows me the various wedding pictures of my husband and I kissing right before we tied the…

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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.

At 9:18pm on February 01, 2014, Barbara Butler gave Lauren Markman a gift
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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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