The screentime rules in our household are well known. My son knows them and tries to push the boundaries of them, but he follows them. Not a weekend has passed without him requesting that he use his screentime earlier in the day or that he gets more of it. Sometimes we let him know we are making an exception to the rules and give him what he is asking for, but usually the rule is the rule.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 7, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments
Have you ever found yourself betwixt the intense snares of a worthy competitor during a game of I Declare War, Who Sank My Battle Ship or Connect Four, who’s challenging your every move with statements that will make you second…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on January 3, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 24, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 23, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 24, 2017 at 6:28am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 12, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 7, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on August 12, 2016 at 8:28pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 10, 2016 at 7:21am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 10, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments
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…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 28, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments
My mother was always the one to offer up an organic or natural alternative since I can remember, although at the…Continue
Added by Christina D on October 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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?
Added by Kristi Blok on July 9, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
"If nothing is going well, call your grandmother."
I am swept away by whimsical charm of the children's book, In …Continue
Added by Rudey's Room on February 2, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Audri McCready on May 16, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments
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
Added by Holly Home Accents on May 2, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments