- Other mothers started telling me pregnancy- and child-related horror stories. (Seriously, why do women do this?)
- I was treated a little differently at…
Stress is real.
In 2011, I was diagnosed with central serous retinopathy and the doctors made it very clear to me that it was directly related to how my body processes stress.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I sat at my desk…
When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 24, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
Being the professional you are,…Continue
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It is fantastic to realize that when it comes to work life balance you can succeed by being your own super hero. When my oldest daughter was a little girl she watched a movie from the Cheetah Girls with words to a song something similar to this:
I don't want to be like Cinderella
Added by Janeane Davis on January 22, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments
Let's take a mental break today.
Someone combed through the U.S. Census data and used information from the…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 16, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
When my husband and I married, my uncles had a plethora of advice for my husband, which boiled down to this statement:
Happy wife; happy life.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
As mentioned in the past, I work for a great company with a great group of people. There are a lot of women on my team, and there are a lot of mothers. We understand what it means to be a working parent: We watch one another's backs and fill in when family emergencies arise.…Continue
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It is fantastic to know you can balance work if you organize your life the right way. Almost every day I field questions from friends, associates or co-workers about how to balance work, home and everything. They wonder how I am able to keep all the balls in the air. Often they are looking for the magic bullet or secret potion that makes balance possible and easy. The fact is, there is no magic bullet, no secret potion. If…Continue
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My son likes to remind me that he is my only child. He'll snuggle in my arms and say, "you are just my mommy - no one else has you for a mommy but me." It's possessive and sweet and it comes with a lot of responsibility that he doesn't understand yet.
Being a single child, he will fee lots of pressures in…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
I went on a date with my son. For five hours we hung out together, I introduced him to the Lego store, we ate ice cream, he went on a carousel ride and we bought some books. He told me that he wanted to go on another date with me soon because he was "happiest with Mommy."
I love spending time with him - he…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 22, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments
Congratulations to Elizabeth Vocke, this month’s Mommy Master! Elizabeth is the perfect example of a mom who has mastered balancing it all. She and her husband enjoy bringing up their daughter while following their passion for running a…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 28, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 16, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
By now, you may have seen the study which indicates that adults find work life less stressful than home life. The study concludes that people who work enjoy better mental and physical health and that full-time working mothers report better mental health than mothers who work part-time or who are stay-at-home moms. The study also found…Continue
Later on tonight, when you are all home from work/school, I want you to ask yourself an important question: Where is your husband?
You see, the chances are pretty high that he is in a room by himself mono-tasking. Mom, on the other hand, is probably in close proximity with the children,…
The following snippets are actual lines I've heard other mothers say:
Added by Lauren Markman on May 23, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
I love my husband and son. I enjoy our adventurous weekends, inside jokes and our Family Nights together. I often wish there were more hours in the day so I could spend more time with them.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 14, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments
I am not busy.Continue
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