As mentioned before, when I have a bad day I sometimes play a little game with myself called, "When Mom was my age." For example: When my Mom was my age she had a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. She worked a physically and mentally demanding job with long hours and a long commute - often not getting home until…Continue
Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude. Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…Continue
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In a former job, I used to have a mean boss. The kind of boss who would tear you down in public, make you feel worthless and mock you if you went to your car during lunch to have a little cry. My coworkers and I became adept at figuring out her triggers and avoiding them wherever possible. Some days we spent more time at work analyzing how she would react to something than doing our jobs. That was the least productive I've ever…Continue
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There are certain questions that I ask my son frequently:
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When you are pregnant, you become a magnate for unsolicited parenting advice. (This is one of those laws of nature like gravity or the inverse velocity equation of children and is unavoidable.)…
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I love my son's drawings. He creates rocket ships with lots of windows so the astronauts can see into space, city buses that also act as street sweepers, and recently, he started drawing castles.
But he rarely draws pictures of his family (probably because we are not as exciting as his other subjects). And…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 19, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
People love to ask me if I'll have another child. (I try to look at that as a compliment to my awesome parenting skills and not as an invasion of privacy.) My answer is very diplomatic and a little enigmatic, in that we would love a second child if one came along, but we are not currently planning to have one.…Continue
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That moment you realize that everything is going right, all that you need or want is coming into your life right when its suppose to be. Some call this luck, coincidence, or just plan chance, but I call this synchronicity or being in the vortex. This whole week I have been focusing my attention on what I do want. Everything you can imagine has gone wrong and I just didn't let it phase me. I just allowed the Universe to do what it must in order for me to get what I need. I have been reading…Continue
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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
Whenever I used to ask my mother what she wanted for a birthday or Christmas, she would always answer the same thing: "Nothing." If pressed, she would tell me that all she wanted was for us to be happy.
It's the sort of non-answer that a lot of Moms give. Yes, parents want their children to be happy,…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 8, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments
excerpt taken from brookiethebrave.blogspot.com
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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
** EVERY day should be Mother's Day. Because obviously.
** Donald Sterling makes me feel a whole lot better about the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 16, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments
** Jet lag is not really the vacation souvenir I had in mind.
** Even the eyes in the back of my head have bags underneath them.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 11, 2014 at 10:21am — 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?)…
Kindness is a state or quality of being kind. By being kind to yourself you emit more supporting, helpful and kind energies to the universe and in revert get the same that support you and help you to get control over your life. When you are kind enough to self, your self-sabotaging behavior which unconsciously you might have, gets converted into a supportive behavior and helps you to improve…Continue
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