It's 10 pm; the house is quiet. I double-check the locks on all the doors and go room-by-room, turning off the lights. The dishwasher is humming, the cat is following me, and there is a slight glow at the top of the stairs from our hallway nightlight. I slowly push back the door to my son's room to check on him. (I cherish the way he looks in slumber with one hand up by his face and an arm wrapped around his favorite stuffed animal.) I…Continue
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3 weeks ago I received a bottle of 120 gluten-free vegetarian capsules of Advanced Green Tea Extract + Vitamin C from the kind folks from Zenwise Labs. Have I lost weight? Check out my review here:http://lota-n-c.blogspot.com/2015/03/weight-loss-product-review-zenwise-labs.html…Continue
Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on March 10, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments
I must admit, if you would have asked me my thoughts on ageing 10 years ago my reply would have been a negative one. And why not!?! Everything I had seen on television, in magazines, conversations with friends, etc. told me that once you get grays & wrinkles your life was pretty much over; you mine as well curl up into a ball and wait to die. Nothing about getting old seemed glamorous. Old people always complain about this breaking, that not working like it used to, etc. Ugh! Who…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on March 2, 2015 at 9:36pm — No Comments
In our household I think about sleep a lot: Who is getting enough of it and how to get more quality sleep. I am obsessed over my own sleep as well as that of the bears I live with and help wake up in the morning.…Continue
My husband and I both work full time. And there was a long period where we worked in the same company (albeit different departments). And we both worked really long hours.
Then we had our little guy and life had to change: There were more important aspects to our life together than work.…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 25, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
People are working almost 24 x 7 these days. I have a lot of friends who work in corporate world and here is a short story on one of them:
A friend of mine had a very lucrative sales job and her team was based out of China and U.S.A. When I used to ask her about how that worked out, she told me that she would work with her team in the U.S.A. during the morning hours and then come back home, feed her kids, make them do their homework, put them to sleep and would be on calls with her…Continue
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I asked for - and received - a fitbit for Christmas. I thought it would make me move more throughout my day. And maybe it does. But what it has really done has made me obsessed with my sleep.
Every morning, I sync over my data and look at my sleep efficiency. I stare at the magenta areas: What is waking me…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend.
He's mine. I'm his. It's nice.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 23, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments
A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers asked me how old I was. She said she wanted to know because I seemed to have too much energy. I asked her to guess, and she said 28.
First of all, I thanked her, since I am actually in my mid-thirties. She seemed shocked and asked my secret. I explained that my son…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 23, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
I grew up watching those milk commercials where a scrawny tween drank milk to capture the attention of an older, hotter teenager. And to this day, I drink milk. I don't drink the supposedly recommended three cups a day, but I do generally have a cup a day. From a young age, I bought into the whole marketing campaign: Yes, I want strong bones and teeth and I understand that milk provides me with the bulk of my daily calcium…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 9, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments
Sometimes when I am at work I look at my keyboard and am disgusted because I can't remember the last time I cleaned it. This is usually followed by a bout of spraying and swabbing it.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 29, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments
Read my article and find out What behaviors are normal for babies while they are sleeping/awake and what behaviors you need to report to the pediatrician right away.
Huge thank you to babycenter.com =)
Added by Stacy Lorraine Sanford on October 17, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Three years ago I thought it would be a great idea to create a blog. I had no idea what I was doing. I logged in to Blogger and went through the steps. It was easy to get started but then I was stuck looking at a blank canvas not knowing what direction to take this new project.
Over the years my blog has become something more than what I originally thought…
Added by Hope Brissette on October 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
For months, I've become interested in my son's memories: What will his first long-term memory be? What memories from this age will he retain?
But at some point, I've realized that I've started losing some of my memories. I…
I have been on a Huge Journey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Since I started this blog 2 years ago I have lost over 60 pounds. This was left over baby weight. I gained 96 pounds while pregnant with Mason. I lost the first 30 (the amount I should have gained) in the first 3 weeks. If I had not been gorging on food my entire pregnancy I would have been back to my Pre baby weight within…
Added by Hope Brissette on September 29, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I would not describe myself as a runner. Runners tend to try races and talk about branching out to trails and go through sneakers much faster than I do. But, I do run for exercise. And, although I do not enjoy it, I would say that I have tolerated it more than most other exercises.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 5, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments
We all want to lose weight, look pretty and feel confident about ourselves. We all work hard to achieve our healthy weight goals and first thing that we do is to eliminate carb from our diet. Yes, that’s the first thing recommended but have you ever thought…Continue
Added by kiipfit on September 2, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments
More often than not, we make excuses for not following a Health routine and postponing health related activities for “tomorrow.” “I have back to back meeting today so I will not exercise today, will do so tomorrow.” “I am starving and this crispy fried chicken…Continue
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