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The light from your screens hurts my eyes

We were at dinner in a restaurant. It wasn't a special dinner or a fancy restaurant, just the three of us having a meal together before going to an event. After we ordered, as is our custom, I pulled out a pack of UNO cards and asked my husband and son if they wanted to play. They (as usual) said yes; we had several rounds of fun beating each other before the food came.…See More
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I didn't know there was such a thing as time-ins

When I was in elementary school, there was a boy in my class named Tommy who was sent to the corner for a time out at least once a day. Sometimes it was multiple times a day. It got to the point at which my friends and I discussed it and decided that Tommy probably liked being in the corner and all the extra attention and how annoying it was that the teacher didn't notice and come up with a better punishment for his classroom disturbances.…See More
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Not in the mood to cook

Think about one of those bad days at work. The kind of day in which nothing went right. Let's say you got stuck with some work you didn't want to do, had to smile through some negative comments from customers, figured out a way to stay out of your boss's cross hairs, got some moody text messages from a spouse and a friend, and then you had to fight through traffic the whole way home only to be reminded when you got there that you have to help with homework and your child volunteered you to do…See More
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My son's future self

Like many parents, I am not as kind to my future self as I could be. Often, when I have the choice between doing something that would make my future self happier or anything else, I put my needs on the back burner. Getting out of that habit isn't easy, but I am slowly getting better at asking myself what future Lauren would have wanted me to do.So, because…See More
Dec 4
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The December requests have started

I have this thing where I like to celebrate my holidays in order. I am one of those people who roll their eyes when they see holiday decorations making an appearance at Halloween and will not start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving is over.Current wish list: BlankI recognize this is annoying to the people in my life who have hopes to get…See More
Dec 1
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Discussing weight with your child

My son is shuffle/waddling down the stairs, complaining that his pants don't fit him right. He is frustrated about this to the point that I imagine him upstairs trying to play immediately after getting dressed only to have to pull up his pants half a dozen times before he gives up and seeks help.I get down on his level and show him that the pull tab on one…See More
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Lullaby and I am paying attention to you

I am not a great singer. While I remember a lot of lyrics, I can't really keep a tune. So my singing is limited to when I am in the car by myself and I am convinced that no one else will hear me.   But, I did sing to my son when he was a baby. I had a mixed CD (yes, really) of songs that I was generally OK singing that I would pop in at his bedtime. I would…See More
Nov 27
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Grandma's house; grandma's rules

When my son was little, I made a very important decision to save myself from a lot of worrying over the years: Grandma's house; grandma's rules.I did this because I knew my Mom was going to indulge my son. She didn't even have to tell me that she was going to - I saw the look on her face the moment she first held him: She was hooked. Over the years, my son has…See More
Nov 24
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The robots that will live amongst us

"What's that?" my son asks. I was looking at one of those "remember these" list posts that people my age look at when we feel nostalgic. He was pointing at an original Furby. I tried to explain to him that it was a fluffy robotic trendy thing that was popular more than a decade before he was born."It looks too furry to be a robot," he says. "When I get a robot…See More
Nov 22
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When I shouldn't shield my son

I often remind my son that I am trying to teach him to be a person in the world. This is why he has chores, is responsible for making family dinners some nights, has to contribute to discussions on vacation planning and has to figure out how to entertain himself when he is "bored." But there is one area in which I still protect my son: Tragedy in the news.I…See More
Nov 20
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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
Nov 17
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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
Nov 15
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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
Nov 13
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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 light from your screens hurts my eyes

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 6:48am 0 Comments

We were at dinner in a restaurant.



It wasn't a special dinner or a fancy restaurant, just the three of us having a meal together before going to an event. After we ordered, as is our custom, I pulled out a pack of UNO cards and asked my husband and son if they wanted to play. They (as usual) said yes; we…

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I didn't know there was such a thing as time-ins

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 6:42am 0 Comments

When I was in elementary school, there was a boy in my class named Tommy who was sent to the corner for a time out at least once a day. Sometimes it was multiple times a day. It got to the point at which my friends and I discussed it and decided that Tommy probably liked being in the corner and all the extra attention and how annoying it was that the teacher didn't notice and come up with a better punishment for his classroom…

Continue

Not in the mood to cook

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 6:40am 0 Comments

Think about one of those bad days at work. The kind of day in which nothing went right. Let's say you got stuck with some work you didn't want to do, had to smile through some negative comments from customers, figured out a way to stay out of your boss's cross hairs, got some moody text messages from a spouse and a friend, and then you had to fight through traffic the whole way home only to be reminded when you got there that you have to…

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My son's future self

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 6:41am 0 Comments

Like many parents, I am not as kind to my future self as I could be. Often, when I have the choice between doing something that would make my future self happier or anything else, I put my needs on the back burner. Getting out of that habit isn't easy, but I am slowly getting better at asking myself what future Lauren would have wanted me to do.…

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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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