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All Blog Posts Tagged 'rules' (25)

Grandma's house; grandma's rules

When my son was little, I made a very important decision to save myself from a lot of worrying over the years: Grandma's house; grandma's rules.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 24, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments

Involving myself in my son's screentime

Like many parents, I constantly struggle with the right amount of screentime for my son. For the time being, we have settled into a comfortable groove and he knows what the rules are. But, every week when I read something new about children and technology use, I rethink all my decisions.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 23, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments

The bedtime I've imposed upon you

My son knows a lot of things: He knows how to tell time (both analogue and digital), how our hemisphere is tilted closer to the sun in the summer, that he gets a break from school through most of June-August, and (of course) he knows how important sleep is.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 24, 2017 at 6:28am — No Comments

Waiting for adult swim

I love watching my Mom swim. She is like a fish in the water - all clean lines and muscles in motion. I am noticeably less graceful in the water, but I can swim. My Mom made sure we had lessons at an early age and knew more than the basics.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 12, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

The bedtimes we keep

When I was little my parents let me choose one night a week to stay up an extra half-hour. I cannot tell you how crazy-special this was to me at the time, especially in the summer when I felt like the sun hadn't even gone down before I was already tucked in. Normally, I chose Friday nights, because we would watch must-see-tv together as a family and I would be able to sleep in on Saturday morning.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 7, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

What do you have to lose?

I try very hard not to lose my temper with my son. I repeat phrases in my head like "he's only six" or "he's still learning" or "will he have a memory of this moment?" but sometimes it is inevitable. I yell; he cries; he loses things.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Establishing Rules for our Children

Hey everyone! Can you believe we are midway through July? Summer gives way to parents loosening up on some of there daily routines I thought I'd revisit one of my favorite topics, House Rules.

Rules should...

  • be tested, broken and amended accordingly. 
  • nothing should be followed blindly or set in stone.

This is part of our kids journeys as they grow up but parents, let’s make things easier on ourselves. We need to learn to establish and…

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Added by Mari Corona on August 12, 2016 at 8:28pm — No Comments

When Mommy needs a time out

Sometimes my son pushes me over the edge. It's part of his growing up - he pushes his boundaries and learns the consequences of disrespect. My patience level - like all parents - varies. There are days when I can shake it off, and then there are days when I yell.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 29, 2016 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

Why Dad needs to keep his voice down

I read a lot of studies about parenthood. A surprising number of them uncover changes that need to be made in the Mother's behavior, because either the study didn't cover Dads as well, or it saw Dad's behavior as not having a significant effect on the child.



So it was somewhat refreshing to find a study that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 10, 2016 at 7:21am — No Comments

Good cop; bad cop

At work, when things get rough for my team, I have to play the role of bad cop. (Or maybe it is mean cop, I am not always sure.) The point is: I sometimes have to be the tough guy to back up my team. And I am happy to take on that role. At work.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 10, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Living by your own technology rules

Think about all the rules you have for your child's use of technology. Do you have rules around when they can use it? Rules to prevent bullying behavior? Rules around oversharing information online? Rules about the rooms of the house it can go into?



How many of those rules are ones that also apply to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 28, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments

The Beauty Closet's Beauty Book of the Month: The Green Beauty Rules, by Paige Padgett

 "GREEN BEAUTY"...?!

My mother was always the one to offer up an organic or natural alternative since I can remember, although at the…

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Added by Christina D on October 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

House Rules: How to Hang Art Work

Sure anyone can bang a nail into a wall and hang their art but to get the perfect look in your space, these are the tips and numbers you want to remember next time you are hanging your art





What’s the best height to hang artwork?

  • Art should be hung at eye-level with the center of the picture positioned between 56 – 60″ from the floor.
  • When hanging one picture directly above another, treat the two a…
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Added by Kristi Blok on July 9, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

My Grandma's Rules for Happiness

"If nothing is going well, call your grandmother."

-Italian Proverb

 

I am swept away by whimsical charm of the children's book, In …

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Added by Rudey's Room on February 2, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments

The Truth About...My Life

The Truth About...My Life

Have you ever watched Wife Swap? Or Trading Spouses? I'll admit first hand that I am addicted to these shows, no matter how trashy or ridiculous they may be. Most of the time, it makes me feel much better about how our little family runs things. It's also interesting to see all the…
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Added by Brandyn Blaze on January 15, 2015 at 8:13pm — 4 Comments

Bicycling is Great Exercise and the Entire Family Can Enjoy Exercising Together

As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards.  I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them.  Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

School Rules for Next School Year to Prevent a Mommy Meltdown

This school year is coming to an end and we are limping across the finish line (in some cases, literally).  Only two of my kids are in school, I can only imagine what it is going to be like when all three of them are.  Which, as my six-year-old pointed out, will only be one more school year because then the one-year-old will be in a morning program for three days a week and begin taking dance classes.  Oh, and as a bonus, my eight-year-old threw in the statement, "and you will be older then…

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Added by Audri McCready on May 16, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

National Natural Hair Meetup Day Presented by Hair Rules - Downtown Phoenix

I have to say I was a little shocked to find out that the National Natural Hair Meet up Day was coming to Phoenix Arizona. However, I am extremely happy.



Hope to see you there!!!

Where and When:

Fair Trade Cafe - Civic Space Park

424 N…

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Added by HollyDayBeauty on May 2, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments

"My House, My Rules" - My Mother's Philosophy

I was just having a conversation with my mother today about her philosophy, "My house, My rules." I have had the privilege of being on both sides of that fence. As a kid growing up in her house, I dealt with having to live by her rules as most of us have while living with our parents. Some rules I agreed with and others I didn't, but it didn't matter if I agreed or not because I was living in herhouse with her rules. Now I'm a mother living in my own home…

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Added by Elizabeth Heger on August 11, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

The Power of Definitions – Bringing Peace and Order to Your Home

How do you define obedience? Our most recent blog shares some powerful definitions that can help transform your home.

Added by jenniandjody on May 17, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

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