When our children are little, we are at the end of the playground slide, catching them when they reach the bottom. We are there, standing behind them as they tentatively cross the monkey bars. And we are the first to offer a steadying finger when they try to stay balanced when walking across a low curb.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 16, 2018 at 7:35am — No Comments
The three of us are in the car running errands and a swear word is heard on a podcast we are listening to. I can hear my son's gasp of breath from the back seat.
So, I start talking to him about swear words. We talk about why people use them, and how they aren't polite, and then I ask him if he knows any.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 17, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments
I don't swear very often.
Before I was pregnant, my husband and I worked in an office in which it was fairly normal to hear swear words. A lot of them. When I got pregnant, we made a concerted effort to stop swearing so that our child's first word wouldn't be something we'd regret later. Now we work in…
As mentioned before in this blog, I sometimes play the game "when my Mother was my age" to remind myself of how different my life would be if I was a young Mom like she was when she had my brother and me.
Added by Lauren Markman on March 31, 2017 at 6:42am — No Comments
When I was pregnant with my son, I was working at a company located about an hour away from where I was living. I would sit in the car and sing along to the radio, secure in the fact that my son was the only one who could hear me and he wouldn't judge me for being out of tune.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 25, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments
Right now, my son remembers lots of stuff. He remembers what we did for his birthday last year and he remembers being in his Nana's wedding when he was two. He remembers games we used to play and trips we've been on. But, he doesn't remember what he had for lunch at school.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 30, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments
Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
In light of the Bumbo Baby Seat recall, I am reminded of how much we worry as parents.
When our first-born child, Stella was only 2 hours old, I said to my husband, "You better
have a darn good relationship with her for her entire life. You may be the only
connection we have to her in her teen years." He just looked at me like I was crazy. In
his defense, I probably was a little crazy. I had just gone through labor. That said, I
clarified my statement to him…
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments
It seems to me that a lot of blogging, at least when done for reasons other than 'monetizing' your website, is about trying to figure out this goofy world. I'm enjoying saturday morning in bed with my ritual cuppa and Dove Dark Chocolate and WHAM! I read someone's blog post and want to cry. How did that happen? How can I be deeply touched by some stranger across a continent and then an ocean, by little black symbols on a white background? And will MY own words someday maybe touch another…Continue
Added by Cathy Strahl on March 20, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments