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A baby by any other name...

A friend of mine was telling his parents that he and his wife were expecting a baby boy. And when my friend told his parents their first choice as a baby name, he said his father looked him straight in the eye and said "Nope. What's your second choice?"My friend and his wife named their son by that name anyway, and everyone got over the incident, but this story…See More
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Sending the kids to Grandma's house

My wonderful Mother recently took my son for the day. When I picked him up, he was very upset that he had to leave. Over the next few days, a series of stories about what they did in that one day together came out (played werewolf, had a pillow fight, played a concert on a keyboard, took care of the cats, checked out my Step-Dad's camera collection). The amount of stuff they did in that one day is almost staggering and I now understand why my son fell asleep right away that night.…See More
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That daily twinge of parental guilt

I've finished tucking my son into bed, told him that I've loved him and am about to turn off the light when he tells me that I am the best mom ever. It's a sweet statement that gives him extra kisses and cuddles and reassurances from me that I just try to be the best mom for him that I can be, and I am glad that I did a good job that day. Then, I leave the room and immediately start thinking through all my interactions (or lack of interactions) with my son that day. And by the time I am…See More
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The fears that keep us up at night

We are still in the throws of back to school time here. As my son gets used to his new routine and slowly starts to face the return of his biggest fear (homework), I am starting to switch into my new routines as well: I can finally let go of my summertime fears that he will be bit by a snake or slip while running around the pool and replace them with the fears that he will get picked on at school or injure himself on the playground equipment.…See More
Sep 13
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You will pay attention to me now

My phone buzzes on the desk. I am in the middle of writing something that I am terrified of forgetting, so I ignore it and keep on writing. By the time I am done writing, I have forgotten that my phone has buzzed and move on to something else.My…See More
Sep 11
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Who is really paying attention?

My son is sitting at the dinner table with a somewhat vacant stare and not answering my questions about his school day. I am not sure what he is thinking about.At first glance I think he is not paying attention, but later on, he will ask me about something else that I said at dinner. Something that wasn't directed at him, but it grabbed his interest and now…See More
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Dear old(er) Dad

When our son was younger, we would ask him questions we thought he didn't know the answer to, just to hear the funny answers he would come up with.This is how I know that at one point my son believed that you had to get a license to become a grown-up, that Mommy's favorite activity was cooking dinner and that Daddy's age was either 10 or 230. I loved thinking…See More
Sep 6
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I can't ignore Alexa forever

Last year, I watched my son and my niece (who are the same age), give conflicting commands to Alexa, the digital assistant in our household. At first they were doing pretty well, taking turns asking for different songs, but it devolved into them talking over one another until parental intervention was required. On another occasion, I had a guest (who was used to interacting with digital assistants) interrupt almost every song on a playlist to ask Alexa a question about the artist or the album…See More
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A reason to ask for that raise

Hey there, Working Mom. I know you have been working really, really hard lately. I've seen you at your day job, putting in the extra time to get that project done, even though you would much rather get home to your family and hear about the amazing day you engineered for your children who are home for the summer.And I know you took the time to research the…See More
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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Who taught you how to drive like that?'
"Shantell - I think it is great that you were exposed to very different teaching styles when you were young. It sounds like they have helped you shape the type of teacher you want to be to your son."
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Shantell commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Who taught you how to drive like that?'
"Who taught me? ......Well primarily my mother, but my dad did a little as well. They had a completely different style of teaching. My mom was very nervous and made me nervous. (Definitely a back seat driver). She was constantly…"
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Who taught you how to drive like that?

I was a late-in-life driver. There were a number of reasons why that is, but when it was time for me to learn what to do behind the wheel, my parents were not available to teach me. So, my Mom got me a driving instructor. (Thanks, Mom!)And the first time I got into his vehicle with the dual driving system, I felt like everything was going to be OK. After a few…See More
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A baby by any other name...

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 6:53am 0 Comments

A friend of mine was telling his parents that he and his wife were expecting a baby boy. And when my friend told his parents their first choice as a baby name, he said his father looked him straight in the eye and said "Nope. What's your second choice?"…

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Sending the kids to Grandma's house

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 6:59am 0 Comments

My wonderful Mother recently took my son for the day. When I picked him up, he was very upset that he had to leave. Over the next few days, a series of stories about what they did in that one day together came out (played werewolf, had a pillow fight, played a concert on a keyboard, took care of the cats, checked out my Step-Dad's camera collection). The amount of stuff they did in that one day is almost staggering and I now understand…

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That daily twinge of parental guilt

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 7:08am 0 Comments

I've finished tucking my son into bed, told him that I've loved him and am about to turn off the light when he tells me that I am the best mom ever. It's a sweet statement that gives him extra kisses and cuddles and reassurances from me that I just try to be the best mom for him that I can be, and I am glad that I did a good job that day.…



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The fears that keep us up at night

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 7:07am 0 Comments

We are still in the throws of back to school time here. As my son gets used to his new routine and slowly starts to face the return of his biggest fear (homework), I am starting to switch into my new routines as well: I can finally let go of my summertime fears that he will be bit by a snake or slip while running around the pool and replace them with the fears that he will get picked on at school or injure himself on the playground…

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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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I hope you comment back so I can follow you. Thanks. Have a great day!

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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