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Why cookbooks are awful

This weekend, I am getting rid of the majority of my cookbooks. I'm beyond fed up with them.Let me explain. For my 100 challenge last year, I tried out 100 new recipes to add to the repertoire of yummy dishes my family already loves. Friends and family learned about the challenge and sent me…See More
9 hours ago
Sarah commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Did you really earn that grade?'
"There is incentive, that was the biggest problem.  Kids could do nothing and still pass.  Hardly teaching kids how to survive in the real world, if you ask me."
18 hours ago
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Sharing the pain

Every delivery story is different. Mine involves my husband looking at some monitors and telling me when I was having a contraction. (Thanks, honey. I knew that.) I figured he was just nervous and didn't realize what he was doing. At no point of time did I want to throw him out of the delivery room.But according to the hospital staff that gave us the tour of the birthing center, lots of women…See More
yesterday
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Stalking your children with technology

We had a sound/video baby monitor in my son's bedroom for the first two-and-a-half years of his life. Through that little camera, I watched him sleep, kick out of his blankets, sit up in his bed, and even saw the time our cat ended up in his crib and meowed out for help when she realized she was trapped.When we moved we didn't install the camera in his new room. And since then, I…See More
Monday
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Did you really earn that grade?'
"Really? Not allowed to fail kids? That's so scary for me. Where's the incentive to learn?"
Saturday
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The risks of independent children'
"I think these two comments perfectly illustrate the internal struggle all parents have: Let them explore or keep them safe. I think the biggest factor is knowing your own children and how they behave and how responsible they are."
Saturday
Melissa World Peace liked Lauren Markman's blog post The highs and lows of marriage
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The highs and lows of marriage

I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend. He's mine. I'm his. It's nice.And marriage is good for you. The Economist recently took a look at…See More
Friday
Andrea commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The risks of independent children'
"My daughter is 10 years old now and we used to live in a city but have recently moved to a small town. When we were in the city I allowed her to slowly go on her own or with a friend longer distances from the house. She was given boundaries on where…"
Jan 21
Sarah commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Did you really earn that grade?'
"I can attest to the grade inflation and in general just coddling kids when it comes to their grades.  I spent five years teaching middle school and my biggest issue was that we were not allowed to fail kids.  I'm sorry, but if the kid…"
Jan 21
Sarah commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The risks of independent children'
"My kids are three and one, so no I don't let them walk places on their own.  :)  Honestly, I wrestle with this idea so much.  When I was in fifth grade (and up) my friends and I spent all summer on our bikes.  We usually…"
Jan 21
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The risks of independent children

When I was little, I walked everywhere: To school, to my best friend's house, to the park across the street and to the park a few blocks away. Sometimes my brother was with me; sometimes he wasn't. As I got older, I walked more places: To the store to get milk, to the theater to volunteer as an usher and sometimes I just walked for exercise.Was my Mom worried about me? (…See More
Jan 21
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Did you really earn that grade?

My son had a spelling test the other day (never mind that he is only four). He came home with a lollipop and a reward report saying that he spelled all his sight words correctly. Except: He didn't.He misspelled the word "this" as "these." I didn't point it out to his teacher, but I did talk to my son about it. I wanted to make sure he knew how to spell the word correctly and the difference…See More
Jan 20
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Nobody knows you like Facebook

As previously mentioned, I am not a Facebook user. (And, for the record, I have no problem with people who are avid Facebook users as long as they understand the site's policies.) I know how the site works as I used to have to monitor my company's account. When I did the monitoring, I had lots of internal conversations about data tracking with my bosses. So, I was very intrigued to read how well Facebook knows who you are with just your "like" data.…See More
Jan 19
April Treacy liked Lauren Markman's blog post To avoid divorce, stay away from "professional listeners"
Jan 16
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

To avoid divorce, stay away from "professional listeners"

Let's take a mental break today.Someone combed through the U.S. Census data and used information from the American Community Survey to determine which professions had the highest marriage and divorce rates. It turns out that these days health…See More
Jan 16

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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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Lauren Markman's Blog

Why cookbooks are awful

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments

This weekend, I am getting rid of the majority of my cookbooks. I'm beyond fed up with them.…

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Sharing the pain

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 6:19am 0 Comments

Every delivery story is different. Mine involves my husband looking at some monitors and telling me when I was having a contraction. (Thanks, honey. I knew that.) I figured he was just nervous and didn't realize what he was doing. At no point of time did I want to throw him out of the delivery room.…

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Stalking your children with technology

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 6:18am 0 Comments

We had a sound/video baby monitor in my son's bedroom for the first two-and-a-half years of his life. Through that little camera, I watched him sleep, kick out of his blankets, sit up in his bed, and even saw the time our cat ended up in his crib and meowed out for help when she realized she was trapped.…

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The highs and lows of marriage

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:13am 0 Comments

I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend.



He's mine. I'm his. It's nice.…

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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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