When I was in fifth grade, I missed a few days of school due to sickness and when I came back, I had some trouble getting up to speed on fractions. They were hard and awful and I cried at school one day because I thought that I would never understand them. And I am pretty sure that in that moment, I decided I wasn't good at math.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments
My Mother put me in a dress almost every single day. (And looking back over family photos, a large number of them were plaid...) My room was done in a very flowery Laura Ashley pattern (wait - weren't all Laura Ashley patterns flowery?) and my favorite color was pink. I had lots of My Little Ponies and baby dolls and Barbies. I was sometimes referred to as a girlie-girl.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2016 at 7:57am — No Comments
Earlier this week, I wrote about my struggle to incorporate math into the bedtime story routine. (Still working/not working on that one.) Part of that struggle comes from the fact that I have always enjoyed reading more than math. So, I am always on the lookout for a good book deal.…Continue
I am super glad that I am a woman.
Like most people, I have thought about what life must be like to be the opposite gender (people do think about that, right?) and I have determined that being a guy must be hard. I can't imagine walking around with their equipment all day or having difficulty focusing on…
My brother recently texted me a photo of a wooden critter playset and asked if I had something similar to that when I was little. I affirmed for him that I was the proud owner of many Sylvanian Families: Skunks, foxes, bears, squirrels - I had them all (thanks, Mom!). I adored these woodland, hard-working creatures and their…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 27, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments
A few days ago, I posted a link to the amount of money women earn in their jobs compared with men. It was infuriating to see all of that divergence in one big chart.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 3, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments
I hate to bum you out on a Friday, but if you are a working woman, you have to see this. On this link from the Wall Street Journal is a chart showing how women earn less than men in 439 of the 446 major U.S. jobs.…Continue
Like most parents, I have noticed that my son plays differently with me than he does with my husband. With me, he wants Mommy to do things with him or for him and he tends to choose activities that aren't risky. With my husband, he wants to try new things, explore the world a bit more and generally tumble around.…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 29, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments
Added by Mercedes Sherman on February 3, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments
When I found out I was having a boy, I cried. Not beautiful, happy tears, no. I cried ugly, horrendous tears of mourning. I cried because I was not having a girl. That's right: my baby hadn't even left my uterus, and I was already the worst mother in the world.
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Congratulations, you're having a baby!
You are now seen as a more stable employee - after all, you now have a family to provide for. You'll be earning more money and you have just gotten an edge on any promotions.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
You are in the store. You've been roaming the aisles for several minutes until you finally find the item that you've been looking for. So, what do you do next? Why, you take out your phone, of course. But the reason why you take out your phone depends on your gender.…Continue
When I asked my son what he wanted to save up his allowance for, he told me he wanted to buy a tablet. When I asked him why, he listed all the games he could play on it that he couldn't play on his LeapPad.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments
I was getting some exercise with coworkers a few weeks ago when I saw a Girl Scout. She was about eight years old and with her daddy and absolutely adorable. She was also selling cookies.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 18, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments
A few weeks ago, I thought my memory could use some work. But after talking with some friends about my memory gaps, I've determined that I have a pretty good memory. I can remember little details around my childhood; lectures that I attended in college and loads of details about my time with my wonderful husband.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 5, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
My son is a picky dresser.
I've not been allowed to pick out his clothing for at least two years. Yes, I supply him with enough neutral pants/shorts so he generally matches, but it is quite clear that I am not allowed to pick out his shirts. If he needs new clothes, then he is picking them…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 30, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments
Are you buying gender appropriate gifts this holiday season?
As the mother of three boys, whose husband travels for work, I spend A LOT of time with my little men. It would only make sense that they have a lot of feminine exposure. If I come home with a new pair of shoes, they want to see them and tell me how cool they are. When a commercial comes on…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on December 19, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments
From the moment I found out that I was expecting with each one of my children, I couldn’t wait until I was able to have ultrasound done during the later half of the second trimester so that I could find out the gender of my baby. In fact, I have figured out how some couples or moms can make it through their entire pregnancy not knowing the sex on the…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 11, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments
What would you do if your toddler son says he wants to have butterflies and flowers tattoos and paint his nails?
What would you say to your daughter who wants a fierce moustache like daddy…
Added by Felicia Tan on February 20, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments
My new book, Pink is Just a Color and so is Blue will be available on Amazon in 2 weeks.
Pink is Just a Color and so is Blue is inspired by my 2 boys. I once heard my older son telling my younger one that he was “like a girl” because he liked the color pink and enjoyed playing with toys that some people might…Continue
Added by Niki Bhatia on September 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments