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An argument for living like elephants

I have always liked elephants. There is a row of six elephant plush animals in my office that my son likes to rearrange. (There used to be seven, but one has migrated to his room.) My son asks me why I like elephants so much, so I tell him:They are the largest land animals, yet they are quite graceful on their feetThey are incredibly smart and forge…See More
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Setting boundaries for your tech

I try my best to keep my phone at bay when I am present with my son. This includes ignoring the noises that it makes and the list of things I don't know in the moment that I want to look up. But, I can say that I am more fully engaged in things like dinner time, games and other family-based activities.This is not easy, and it is definitely a habit that…See More
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Teena commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'One thing at a time'
"Hi, Sweet post you have there! True, one thing at a time! In my personal experience, I have found that children need a steady pattern to follow. So: Wake him up in  a manner that he gets 10 minutes ahead before rushing out. Stick a timetable…"
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One thing at a time

I have a bad habit that I am actively trying to fix. It has to do with mornings. While I make sure that my son sleeps enough and has plenty of time to get ready for school (and now camp) in the morning, it all comes crashing down in the five minutes before we head out the door.This is where it all goes wrong: Five minutes before we leave, I tell my son to turn…See More
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Changing the rules of the game

My son is almost always up for a game of tag. He starts a spontaneous game of tag in almost every Boy Scouts meeting, chance meet up with friends and during after school play. Tag is easy to learn and easy to play.Then there are all the variations of tag that I hear take place during his P.E. classes: Freeze tag, hula hoop tag, jump tag, double tag, team tag…See More
Jun 14
cathy commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Are you attempting a digital detox on your summer break?'
"A digital detox is surely a great idea. If parents do this often, it will surely encourage more children to stay away from gadgets. Go for some fitness programs and stay healthy is all I can think . Beautiful idea!"
Jun 14
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Are you attempting a digital detox on your summer break?

I am a little jealous of my son's summer. He is going to all these amazing camps with field trips and classes and getting to swim every day. It is exactly what a summer should be (at least for someone with two working parents): Some scheduled activities but a lot of free time to explore.We got the schedule for the first camp and I was a little…See More
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The need for personal space

When my son was little, he would follow me around the house. Most of the time, it was sweet, but it did make me feel a little odd. You see, our cat would also follow me around the house, so every time I moved rooms, a mini entourage would follow me. It was like a parade through the household. But with fewer floats. And no candy.As my son has gotten older, he…See More
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Thinking about that next meal

I was talking to my son about puberty. As I explained that his body would be going through a lot of changes, I included that he would probably want to sleep and eat more, too. He asked a few questions and went on his merry way, but I kept thinking about the conversation. Especially what his growing appetite would look like.I thought back to my older brother…See More
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The social media platform of choice

My son and I are looking at pictures from his school. "Wait," he says. "This is Facebook. This is my school's Facebook page.""Yes, it is." I say. "But I didn't think you had an account," he says. "It's a public page. You don't need an account to see it," I say. Two things here:My son understands what Facebook is.My son somehow knows that I don't…See More
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Parents of teens need a nap

I do my best to get a good night's sleep every night. I am generally aware of how many hours I need to be a happy bee in the morning and throughout the majority of the day. I've also long been aware of how much sleep my son needs to be at his best, and try to ensure he is getting the right amount.I know that his sleep needs will change as he gets older - both…See More
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Why are you awake?

It is 10 pm. Since that is my bedtime, I am about to leave my office for bed, when my son's door opens. He groggily walks from his room to get a drink of water from the bathroom. He sees me in my office and stumbles in to give me a kiss on the cheek and returns to his room. Hopefully he goes right back to sleep.The next morning when I wake him for school he…See More
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Everything should have a pause button

I call my son for dinner, but there is no answer. He hears me (I know he can hear me, because he is sitting a few feet away), but I am not sure if my words actually register. I take a deep breath and call him again. Still no response.I stand right next to him. He is playing a video game. This is why he doesn't answer me. To him, my voice is just…See More
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My Mom says I can't play with you anymore

There are a few of my son's friends that I don't care for. I know they are just kids. I know that my son likes them. But, I don't.I can't even tell you exactly what it is about these children that I don't like. I don't think it is any one thing. Maybe it's because they are exposed to older-kid subjects through older siblings, and I don't like the way they…See More
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An argument for living like elephants

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

I have always liked elephants. There is a row of six elephant plush animals in my office that my son likes to rearrange. (There used to be seven, but one has migrated to his room.) My son asks me why I like elephants so much, so I tell him:…

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Recruiting a little help

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 7:02am 0 Comments

My son is eight. And because he is eight, he understands chores. He knows that they are a set of shared responsibilities to maintain our home the way we like it. And there are very specific chores he helps with (cooking, sweeping, drying dishes).



I've noticed quite recently that he doesn't volunteer with…

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Recruiting a little help

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 7:02am 0 Comments

My son is eight. And because he is eight, he understands chores. He knows that they are a set of shared responsibilities to maintain our home the way we like it. And there are very specific chores he helps with (cooking, sweeping, drying dishes).



I've noticed quite recently that he doesn't volunteer with…

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Setting boundaries for your tech

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 6:45am 0 Comments

I try my best to keep my phone at bay when I am present with my son. This includes ignoring the noises that it makes and the list of things I don't know in the moment that I want to look up. But, I can say that I am more fully engaged in things like dinner time, games and other family-based activities.…

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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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