Every night at dinner, I ask my son about his favorite part of the day. Sometimes he will tell me about a class; usually he will tell me about lunch or recess. When I ask him who he played with, I've noticed that the names of who he counts as his "best friend" varies from week to week.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 2, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments
Like most parents, sometimes I just want to be left alone. You know, just for a few minutes. Long enough to read a few emails, or take a bath or write a blog post. But, I think most parents wish to be left alone because we all know that it is a short-term situation. Eventually, we will be surrounded by loud noises and chaos and faces with peanut butter on them.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 14, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments
When we are children, life is simple: We divide our lives into things we like and things we don't like. Candy is wonderful; vegetables are not. Summer fun is the best thing ever; school is a chore that is dealt with. People we know are either friends or not friends.
It turns out that last one is still true…
Michelle Nott is an author, poet, freelance writer and editor, former teacher (K-12), and adjunct professor. She has lived in the US, France, and Belgium and currently resides in Texas. Her interest in writing for children…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 5, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Pause for a moment to take stock of your family and friends. Do you think that anyone you know is lonely? Did you know that you are probably right?
Social isolation isn't good for us - numerous studies have shown that…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
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Recently, my coworkers and I watched a TED Talk by Susan Cain around the power of introverts. After the talk, we all took a quiz to determine where we fell on the introvert - extrovert spectrum. It was fun to see who was a full-blown introvert and who was more of an extrovert.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 5, 2016 at 6:40am — No Comments
Just like my mother, I have a sensitive nose (thanks, Mom!) I can smell all the smells - the good, the bad and the ugly. Because of this, I tend to avoid people who wear too-strong perfume or aftershave, and my very sweet husband seeks out my opinion before changing personal hygiene products to ensure they won't bother me (thanks, Love!).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 15, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments
One of the things that I’ve learned since becoming a parent, is just how easy it is to lose touch with your friends. And that’s a mistake. The happiest people I know are the ones who maintained their friendships, and made them a priority in their lives. Girlfriends supply a much needed support system, and make drinking vast amounts of wine socially acceptable ;)…Continue
Added by Kelly Williams on March 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Are you a stepmother that struggles with how to deal with the blended family? Are you a birth mother who just only sees this evil new woman around your child? If you're a newly blended family or have been for years and are still "at it", let me show you how I've done it. Let me share my story with you!Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on February 9, 2016 at 8:25pm — No Comments
My son likes to tell me when he is not happy. If I take him to a store, I hear "But that doesn't make me happy." If I tell him to clean up his toys, I hear, "That makes me so sad." He is five: Happiness is getting to do whatever he wants when he wants.
I used to think that happiness depended on the person -…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 26, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments
On our next MomCave LIVE, meet Carey Reilly ofNotSoSkinnyMom.com as we talk MILFs… Moms I’d Like to FRIEND.
Finding mom friends is HARD. Sometimes it feels like high school all over again! Watch us LIVE on Thursday, November 12th at 1pm EST (see video below!) or you can always watch the replay later. We’ll have a giveaway from Hey Mama Teas.
Carey is a Comedian, TV Host and Yahoo Travel! Contributor. You’ve seen…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on November 21, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments
I do not know where my childhood best friend is. Her name is Nicole, and she and I were best friends from first through fifth grade. We were Girl Scouts together, we would play games in her basement, and we had countless sleepovers at each other's houses. When I moved to South Carolina, we wrote each other letters, but eventually that tapered off and we lost touch.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 28, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments
When I was in my mid-20s, I learned that a friend of mine had listed me as her emergency contact. Thankfully, I didn't learn this information during an actual emergency. Rather, after hanging out one night she admitted that it was hard being far away from family, and even though she lived with her boyfriend, she had me listed as her emergency contact on all her forms.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 14, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at http://katiecoyle.tumblr.com/…Continue
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** I'm not sure what's disappearing faster around here -- my money or our iPhone chargers.…
Every weekend my kids want to have company come over. I'm always reminding them that I don't have a built in card in my brain that automatically stores the contact information for everyone I meet, and neither do they, so they need to physically exchange numbers with their friends. Do they? No, but every weekend we seem to have…Continue
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