My life has been filled with chaos, joy, grandchildren, children, animals, students, writing intermingled with walks along the beach and hikes through the mountains. None of this has turned my life upside down like my latest endeavor! We have a wonderful conference in its 2nd year coming up this April in Minneapolis, MN. It is designed to bring creatives (musicians, artists and writers) together with brain experts and educators. I can't believe how amazing this…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on November 4, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments
Hi. I'm Lauren. And I know nothing about television.
Let me explain: Sometimes when I talk to other parents, they will tell me about the shows they or their children watch. And I have NO IDEA what they are talking about. I watch TV, but evidently, I don't watch what they are watching. I try to remember the…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 3, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
Added by bobbi keener on November 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
If your kids are past infancy and you've never had a bad mom day, I can't be friends with you. I just can't. It will never work. You are not from this planet, and I think it's best for my kids if I don't bring extra terrestrials around.
I mean every sane person has a bad mom day.
If you're here on earth, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Sometimes it starts from the moment you wake up. Other times if creeps up on you around noon. Everything everyone is saying is…
Added by bobbi keener on October 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
** This time of the year makes me so very grateful for my beloved hot glue gun.
** I may steal the dog crate from the dog -- it just looks so darn PRIVATE in there.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 24, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments
** I'm not sure what scares me more -- Ebola or the thought of having to use the toilet in my kids' bathroom.
** The best hair days always happen when you have absolutely NOWHERE to go.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 17, 2014 at 3:34pm — 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
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 17, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments
As children gradually grow, they learn to recognize and understand a particular situation and emotions related to it. They learn the difference between anger and frustration and put words to explain what they are feeling inside. Children must learn to recognize what’s going on in their mind and what they feel inside their heart. This proper equilibrium will help children in dealing with different situations. Click to read more on …Continue
Added by Lynda Way on October 17, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments
** I am totally addicted to selling crap on virtual garage sale sites.
** Finding a CLEAN gas station bathroom is like finding a unicorn.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 10, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 7, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments
I have three friends from college who live nearby and had babies around the same time as me. Three of us delivered the same week (one was checking out of the same hospital and was two rooms away the day I checked in) and the fourth delivered a few weeks later.
We had two girls and two…Continue
** My mind thinks I’m 21, but my body, not so much.
** There’s no such thing as…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 3, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments
Added by Lauren Markman on October 3, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments
Me and my husband, we love to eat! :-D We love to cook (well, my husband does, I just bake), we love to go out for a delicious dinner and when choosing a travel destination, good food is a must.
Compared to other parents who I hear are complaining that they haven’t eaten outbecause of their baby for months, I must…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 23, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments
** My house is a revolving door of loud, screeching short people. (And I kind of love it.)
** Wearing a dress AND a bra all in one day is quite an accomplishment.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 19, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Argh. Sooo challenging...and so permanent. It needs to be just right.
Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?
You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field? Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 17, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments
On August 12, my mom sent me a seemingly random text message that said:
I named you after Lauren Bacall. Cool. Babe.
First of all, can we just pause here to recognize how suave my Mom is? She's a pretty crafty chick and an amazing woman.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments