I have two t-shirts that I thought I had specially made just for fun. The first one was shortly before my wedding. I had it made to say "Mrs. XXXXX" (but instead of the Xs, it was my husband's name). The second was right after my son was born and it says XXXXXX's Mom (but instead of the Xs, it has my son's name).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 15, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments
My son now has Minecraft on his iPad. And like most new electronic privileges in our household, it came with a set of rules.
So far, he has taken to the rules quite well. Whenever I tell him that his time is up with the…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 13, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments
My son and I have a deal to help him get through his school morning routine: If my little bear completes his tasks early (dressed, teeth and hair brushed) then he is allowed to play on his iPad. This gives me enough time to make his lunch and do my hair and make-up.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 21, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments
Last weekend’s blizzard was a time of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and self-reflection. Social media provides us with beautiful pictures, exercise demonstrations, inspirational sayings to motivate us to get our sweat on in our baddest, beast mode each and every day.
This weekend I enjoyed posting away while…Continue
Added by Michelle on January 28, 2016 at 3:29pm — No Comments
My son is sitting on my lap as I write this post. He is watching the way my fingers move across the keyboard and he is reading the words as I type them.
I try very hard to not use my phone too much in front of my son. Yes, it is very rewarding when it is my turn in a game, or I get a text message from a friend. But, he is my son, and he is much more rewarding…
I work nine hours a day. From around 8:30 until 5:30 (if I am paying attention to the alert that tells me to leave), I am answering emails, rescheduling projects, attending meetings, straightening out issues over the phone and reading more emails through lunch. Nine hours.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 23, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments
I know alot of folks ask why should I have a business page versus a personal profile but there are some benefits.
Facebook business page benefits:
1) When posting to your business page you can choose to post as yourself or as your business page. Make sure you are posting as your business page. After you post you can comment or like your post as yourself by changing the "liking and commenting" option to yourself. This will make the post visible in your newsfeed for your…Continue
Added by Talia Foster on November 6, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments
When my son was born, my Mom asked me to take a picture of him every day. So I did. (Thanks, Mom!) Obviously, I took more than one picture of him most days, but I can say that I have a record of my son every day of the first year of his life - that's 365 photos of his daily changes from being a day old to being a year old.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 12, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments
Who you trying to school, fool?
That should have been Michael Jordan's response to the kid who tried to make MJ look like a fool.
Yes, even the great MJ got hit with the latest viral internet tsunami.
I can hear you now, how the heck do…Continue
Social Media Image Crafting... aka Faking Facebook. There's a lot of pressure for moms to post the most Pinterest-perfect pics on our Facebook and Instagram. But what does motherhood REALLY look like?
Special guest Cheryl from MommyDrinksWineandSwears.com. Tweet us your "real"…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 31, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
There is a moment in most modern parents' lives, when you will find that your parenting instincts fail you. It's not a happy moment and you certainly aren't ready for it, but there it is.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 27, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments
Welcome to another week here on the #ConfessionsLinkUp. This month we have a special guest, Randi from Mrs. Sheets & Co.! Randi will be co-hosting the #ConfessionsLinkUp for the month of July, which means every post will be shared either on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest at least…Continue
Added by Amy Ngai on July 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
How many photos do you have from your childhood? I am lucky - I had two parents who weren't afraid to break out the camera for holidays, vacations or even everyday events and didn't let the price of processing film scare them off. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)…Continue
Product reviews can increase your blog’s search engine rankings, make you more visible and appealing to brands and you can score some cool loot along the way. However, getting a brand to select you to review their products is no one-two punch—it’s actually a lot of work.
From grooming your blog to creating the perfect pitch letter, follow…Continue
Creating a blog with a robust readership to attract sponsors is a daunting task for a new blogger—it requires perseverance, a sharp eye for detail and understanding what sponsors want. Sponsors are looking to gain access to your audience, but are also seeking a return on their investment, which is why it’s important to treat these relationships…Continue
Okay, it may not always work as planned, depending on your audience. But I can tell you it will make your headline click-worthy. It doesn't have to be graphic either, by the way. Just suggestive. =)
PR is EXPENSIVE so anything you can do on your own to generate buzz will reduce your burn rate. You can pitch editors yourself but if you don't have a hook, they don't have a story. The surest way to get a response is to give them the whole setup. If you can't hook an editor, you won't…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on April 6, 2015 at 7:57pm — No Comments
You're a startup entrepreneur. By nature, that makes you an idea generator. It also probably means you're operating on a shoestring budget.
So you have to wear multiple hats - innovator, marketer, developer, designer - and figure out how to get your offerings to market in an expedient and cost-efficient way. Not an easy task...but you've got the tools in your arsenal. =)
For those of you without huge marketing and advertising budgets, it's frustrating to get your voice heard. I…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 20, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments
In today’s world, it seems we are all addicted to our smart phones, tablets and laptops. It is not just our children who have…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 18, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments
Let's start with privacy basics: The bathroom door.
After several years of repeated discussions, my son has finally learned to knock on the closed bathroom door. About 60% of the time he also waits for acknowledgement before trying to come in. It is (in my head) a parenting triumph.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 2, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments
Before our son was born, my husband and I talked about what kind of environment we wanted for him. And one of the areas we agreed on was that we wouldn't expose him to a lot of media. The decision came from information from several sources citing that media use was not good for infants.
Since that time, more research has been done, and a more complete story has…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 16, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments