I'd like to issue a long-overdue apology to each of the five roommates I had in college: I'm sorry that I did not answer the phone when it was ringing. I knew that it drove you crazy, but I was absorbed in something else/didn't feel like talking to anyone, and thus, did not answer the phone.
For anyone who does not realize this: Mother's Day is a big deal. It is a chance to tell your Mom how much you love and appreciate her.
And, for me, (and with the help of a little technology) it is the chance to drive her a little crazy.…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 21, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments
If you couldn't tell from this blog, I love my Mom. (Hi, Mom!) I try to keep in touch with her - we do in-person visits, Facetime, regular phone calls and texts. I even sometimes play text games with her near her birthday or mother's day, where I will text pictures of my cat for a week until she tells me to stop it and send a picture of her grandson. (It's a fun game; you should try it with your parent of choice.)…Continue
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We all know not to text and drive by now. (Right?) But how many of us walk and text or participate in other forms of "distracted walking?"
I try to be cognizant about not using my smartphone around my son - to be fully present when I am around him so that his main childhood memory of his mother isn't one of me with my body hunched over a handheld screen. But I know that I have texted…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 12, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments
I am looking for anyone that has old cell phones, and ink cartridges and toners. I am collecting these because I have an agency that takes them and pays me for it. Because I am unable to work outside the home, I find eventful and easy ways that I can do to keep me busy. I am doing this to work on getting my life straight, and also working on getting a new wheelchair. So if your in the Jacksonville or Orange Park area, and you wouldn't have an issue giving me the used cartridges and toners…Continue
Added by Julie Schmidt on June 20, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments
Did you know that you could have a stranger in your home right at this moment that you are completely unaware is present? If you or anyone in your home is communicating online or through texting with someone you do not know personally, then you are opening your home to a stranger. Technology can be a wonderful tool, but it also can open our families, our children included, to new dangers.
A recent poll indicated that 90 percent of middle and high school student have…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on April 1, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Cell phones have become a way of life and more and more I see them in the hands of youngsters. Many families no longer have a house phone (mine included) because everyone is reachable via cell. Have you ever seen that commercial where everyone is fighting over the minutes in the data plan? It goes something like…Continue
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I'm pretty sure the last time I went to the store, there were about 10 new phones that I'd never seen before. I also expect that the next time I go into that store, I'll see 10 more new phones.
My point is that it seems like there is a new cell phone model out every day. But there are, in my estimation, a few that stand above the rest. So why not? Here they are:
1) Samsung Galaxy S III - This is the best Android phone on the market. It's easy to use, has a large…Continue
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So I had a little meltdown at work today. You know, holiday stress, last-minute assignments, all that fun stuff. And so I snuck out of my cubicle kingdom for a minute to go take a few deep breaths.
I went to the ladies room. Not a good choice for a variety of reasons, but my options were limited. I locked the door of the stall and just stood there, trying to organize my thoughts and tell myself that yes, I could get everything done, and no, I wouldn't have a nervous…Continue
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Watching three girls go from womb to now, I have had the privilege of learning/realizing that yes indeed, some things do just come to us girls naturally. It's like a code of honor that Mother Nature plants in
their heads while they're being created. Here are a few that I find
worthy of comment...
You must never, ever go to the bathroom alone. What…Continue
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