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When writing gets a little loopy

When I was in second grade, I distinctly remember the teacher from third grade visiting our class to teach a lesson. As she wrote on the blackboard, a slight gasp arose from the class. She asked us what was wrong, and one of my classmates said she wrote really pretty, but we couldn't read her writing. It was because she wrote in cursive.I am sure that some…See More
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Talking about differences with your children isn't enough

I did not grow up in a very diverse world. The other children in my elementary school looked a lot like me. It wasn't until we moved several times and I went to high school that I was able to meet and make friends from different racial and economic backgrounds than mine.And while I do not recall there being any specific conversations about diversity in my…See More
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How important are things to your child?

There is an experiment that you can do at home, in which you ask your child to make a collage (or drawing) of all the things that are the most important to them. Even better: You could ask your child to make this collage as they enter each new grade. And that will tell you the point of time at which material goods start to gain importance in your child's life.…See More
Sep 12
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Tips for tackling homework

When I was little, I did my homework in several different places. I remember doing exercises in my Phonics workbook at our kitchen table when I was in elementary school. And there was the algebra homework I would try to complete in after school care in middle school. By high school, I did the majority of my homework in my room at my desk. What I am saying is: Homework was a journey.…See More
Sep 10
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Remembering not to nag

School is back in full swing here, and with it comes the change of schedules, additional responsibilities, need for greater organization skills and...oh yes: The reminder that nagging children doesn't work. Every year I read a very similar article that explains how nagging your child is perhaps the least effective way to communicate. Instead of nagging, parents should get…See More
Sep 7
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The parenting tricks you learn on the job

I have several Mom friends who have children much older than my son, and I love to listen to them talk. They talk about the new hobbies that their children have, or the ways that they are navigating their child's education or they talk about the deep conversations they have with their children on grown-up topics. I listen and I learn.I love listening to…See More
Sep 5
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Looking for a few good grand kids

My husband and I had an in-depth conversation at lunch last week about how our generation would need to find new ways to combat loneliness by the time we were our parents' age. Since our generation (and the ones after us) tend to connect online socially, we would need to re-examine how we make in-person connections (which all people need).We came to…See More
Sep 3
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How did you feel about gym class?

I like to tell my son about the time my fifth grade class was all set to have our gym class in the indoor pool at our school, only to arrive and see that it was filled with nuns doing their laps. They were confused on the times that the pool was reserved for student use - or they just didn't care - but all the same, the memory still stays with me. So does the memory of the time we had to take a written test on how to play basketball - even though we had not been taught the rules of the game. It…See More
Aug 31
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When do you find the time to play?

I have my good weeks and my bad weeks. Good weeks are the ones in which I get the majority of chores done during the work week and find myself with time on the weekend for games and family time.Bad weeks are, you know...not that. Don't get me wrong, we still manage to have some fun during the bad weeks, but it feels forced in between chores, and I know I am…See More
Aug 29
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Do we really need all this stuff?

As I came home from work the other night, I looked into the open garages of my neighbors. (I can't help but look. And you know you look, too.) I couldn't believe all the stuff that was in there. No cars. Just rows and rows of boxes and shelves and...stuff.My husband and I have often talked about all the storage places popping up around us. There have been…See More
Aug 27
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Aug 24
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The division of labor starts early

I was checking my son's bathroom after his shower one night, and I was happy to see that he remembered to pick up after himself: His towel and clothes were not on the floor. Since that was the third night in a row he had remembered to pick up after himself without me reminding him, I told him how proud of him I was that he was able to help keep his bathroom clean, and that I expected him to keep it up.…See More
Aug 20
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Aug 17
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Looking out for our Moms

Some days I worry about my Mom. Not for any particular reason - she is in good health, she lives nearby, she is brilliant. But a general worry sometimes enters my active thoughts: I am sitting at my desk at work and start to wonder if my Mom is OK.I think this is a variation of Mom-dar - the ability to…See More
Aug 17
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Everyone needs to practice math

When I was in fifth grade, I had a math teacher who would drill us on our multiplication skills by giving us a timed quiz with 50 questions once a week. You had to be super fast to complete questions correctly. I hated it. I hated it because I was never fast enough to finish all the questions (very few children did), but I did get better throughout the year.As…See More
Aug 15
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Alexa, can you understand me?

"Alexa, what's the weather?" "Alexa, play a song I like.""Alexa, tell me a joke." Those statements cover the span of my son's interaction with our Echo device. And I am OK with that. He used to ask her the time, but I told him that he knew how to tell time and he needed to stop asking that and go look for himself. Most of the time, she understands him.…See More
Aug 13

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Sorry Mom, I Didn't Listen.
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http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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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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When writing gets a little loopy

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 6:39am 0 Comments

When I was in second grade, I distinctly remember the teacher from third grade visiting our class to teach a lesson. As she wrote on the blackboard, a slight gasp arose from the class. She asked us what was wrong, and one of my classmates said she wrote really pretty, but we couldn't read her writing. It was because she wrote in cursive.…

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Talking about differences with your children isn't enough

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 7:15am 0 Comments

I did not grow up in a very diverse world. The other children in my elementary school looked a lot like me. It wasn't until we moved several times and I went to high school that I was able to meet and make friends from different racial and economic backgrounds than mine.…

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How important are things to your child?

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 7:20am 0 Comments

There is an experiment that you can do at home, in which you ask your child to make a collage (or drawing) of all the things that are the most important to them. Even better: You could ask your child to make this collage as they enter each new grade. And that will tell you the point of time at which material goods start to gain importance in your child's life.…

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Tips for tackling homework

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 6:50am 0 Comments

When I was little, I did my homework in several different places. I remember doing exercises in my Phonics workbook at our kitchen table when I was in elementary school. And there was the algebra homework I would try to complete in after school care in middle school. By high school, I did the majority of my homework in my room at my desk.…



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At 7:35am on January 8, 2018, Mom Bloggers Club said…

Hello Lauren - Just stopping by to say thank you for being such a great member!

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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