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
Added by Lauren Markman on April 22, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments
My husband and I have been together for a long time. I like that about us. I like having this mental database on him - things he likes, things he doesn't like, shared memories and even memories that he thinks are his but are really mine. I even like it when I learn something new about him, because it is usually such a wonderful surprise. (Seriously, honey? You like Indian food? When did that happen?)…
We recently moved.
I am not like most people - I enjoy moving. No, not the heavy lifting part. Or the part where we realize we have too much stuff. Or anything that involves me dealing with the DMV.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments
I am awake and getting ready for my day.
Only, I am not just getting ready for my day. I am thinking about a project at work, and if my son has any homework he needs to bring in, and if we are out of milk, and what today's blog post will be about, and the fact I can't seem to catch up on my podcast, and did I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Last week I posted about not qualifying fathers as "active." I'd like to believe that one day we will drop these adjectives from parental descriptions, so that we will be just "dads" and "moms" and not "active dads" or "working mothers." Especially, as the reality of dads who are involved with their children and moms that work become…Continue
Congratulations to the Mommy Master of the Month, LaKia Allen. As a mother and entrepreneur, LaKia certainly knows how hard it is to balance it all and how easy it is to feel defeated and run-down. She is helping moms gain the confidence to bounce back!
LaKia Allen is a certified life and health coach. She is also the founder and owner of Connect 3 Coaching…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on February 25, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Last week we were all stuck at home due to a lengthy visit from winter storm Pax. (Side note: "Pax" means kiss of peace, which made it one of the most horribly named storms ever.) Since I work for a business that doesn't close due to weather, that meant I was working from home. And my son was home from school. And those two things are not meant to mix.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 21, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
Career-wise, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. (I think we've talked about that before.) Once I dropped ballerina and astronaut off my potential job list, life got a little less interesting. But, I've always known that I wanted to be a mom. And now my life is interesting every day because of my son. I never know what that kid will say…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments
There is a legend passed down amongst mothers. The details differ depending on who tells it, but it is about a woman who is able to fulfill her duties in a rewarding job, then be the perfect wife and mother to multiple children, all while still volunteering at PTA events and holding monthly cocktail parties. She also makes an excellent souffle.
It is the myth of the…Continue
Mommy Masters welcomes Ryan Currie, who shares great tips for mompreneurs.
Being a mom is the hardest job in the world…everyone knows that! But combine the responsibilities of motherhood and entrepreneurialism? It’s a recipe to quickly becoming overworked, overstressed, and overextended. The toughest part of all is figuring out how to find the time to work on business while staying home…
So much hope and time can be put into the New Year and resolutions, but what happens when it's January 3rd and you already have forgotten to do whatever you set off to do...Do you wait until next January- 362 days from now.
I'm over at Mamalode talking about starting again and how resolutions have shifted for me over the years. I'd love for you to join me there!…Continue
Added by Kelly on January 3, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments
Emotions are integral part of any human being. All the behaviour, attitude rather the whole well-being depends on how emotionally you are balanced.
Added by Rinki Srivastav on December 10, 2013 at 6:32am — No Comments
At our wedding, my husband and I asked our guests to give us advice on how to have a happy marriage. We received all the usual suspects:
Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments
A year ago, when I first started envisioning my time home, it looked very much like now- more time to write, to read books without having to create lessons for extra digestion; time to create with my wee people, and most importantly time to pause, breathe, and be in the moment. Time as a working mother was going just too fast. The…Continue
Added by Kelly on November 12, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments
I'm finding that there are just two things- two simple things- that if I give my attention to, make the world of difference for me and my wee one- …Continue
Added by Kelly on August 22, 2013 at 3:45pm — No Comments
Thoughts on nature, walks with family, and finding stillness
Added by Kelly on August 18, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
For nine years I spent most of my days surrounded by other people's children- teaching them to love to read and write (or at least not hate it). For nine years I desperately tried to balance my school room hat and my mama hat. Things were lost in the mix. Life was good, but always fast paced- too fast.
There were external things going on too- issues I could no longer overlook. After a year of deliberation, I left my job to stay at home, homeschool our preschool age daughter, and find…Continue
Added by Kelly on August 16, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments
These days, after being a full time working mom, I am home with my two slowly figuring out the balance in being home. These days I am a single mom while my husband takes time to finish research. While we are used to summers like this, there is always a learning curve. I have grand plans of all the things I can accomplish now that I'm not working- all the things that I wished I could do August through May. It's a tall order, and soon I figure out that it's too tall. These days I'm reminding…Continue
Added by Kelly on July 10, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
It is fantastic to balance obligations at home and work by avoiding concentrating on either area to excess. Excess is commonly defined as an amount that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable. It is not ideal to live in excess. Balancing our obligations to home and to work is a balancing act. When I think of it I always think of a seesaw with the things I need to do for home on one side and the things I need to do for work on the other side. A reality is that many women work at home…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on May 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments