My son and I are at the park and we've hit it at just the right time - there are about 30 other children already there. My son's face lights up and he spends the next hour running all over the playground with other children and eventually plays catch with a few of them. By the time he is ready to go home, he is sweaty and exhausted and can't stop smiling.…Continue
"Mom, when can I get my own phone?"
This is a question that my son has asked me several times. I usually ask him why he wants his own phone, and he tells me he wants it to play a game or to use it to check traffic for me while we are in the car (he likes the Waze app). Very rarely does he mention that he…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 11, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program for people with disabilities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees this program. If you worked for a length of time and paid Social Security taxes, you and your family may be eligible for…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on July 3, 2017 at 3:39pm — No Comments
If you are looking for less angry, less depressed, more pleasant etc..., maybe try quitting Facebook for a while to see if it helps or not. The happiness research institute found out the difference between the FB users who left FB for a week and the frequent FB uers. Isn't it interesting?!?! For more details for the study:…Continue
Added by Joy Ye on June 27, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments
While raising young children, parents sometimes have a difficult time staying connected to the outside world and other adults. Parenting is hugely rewarding, but it can also be very isolating at times. Mothers, especially, seem to immerse themselves in their children's lives and well-being without much concern for their own. And stay-at-home moms in particular tend to be disconnected from the world around them. …Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on June 9, 2017 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Being a mom is enough work that it demands all the extra help you can get. The good is there are plenty of Instagram accounts out there are willing to help. Sometimes you’ll just need a good laugh to get you through a stressful moment, while other times an inspirational quote to kick start your daily motivation will be all you need.
However, one thing is for sure: these 5 Instagram accounts will reinforce you aren’t alone out there…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on June 5, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments
My son was looking at the Waze app on my phone, alerting me to potential traffic in areas that were not actually on our route. He must have closed the app, because he started asking me about the other apps and what they did.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 22, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments
Parents nowadays may need some parental control tools such as Android monitoring app to understand and know their children better. Parenting is rewarding and tough at the same time. This is a struggle for every parent, especially those with pre-teens or teenagers who are very much into gadgets and social networking. Getting to know your kids is really important so that you, as a parent, will be able to provide them the guidance and protection they need. …
Added by Becky Holmes on March 22, 2017 at 4:57am — No Comments
When you become a mommy blogger, you suddenly recognize how many other blogs there are out in the blogosphere. How can you possibly get noticed amidst this din? There are a few ways to make your blog stand out and become part of the A-list.
Create Unique Content
There are a…Continue
Added by Stacey Doyle on February 11, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
One day I asked my work team to stand in a circle, unlock their phones and pass them to the person on their left.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 23, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments
Because my son is an only child, he tells me that he gets "bored" and "lonely" quite frequently on the weekends. I am not sure if this is a result of him being an only child or not, as it generally happens after his screentime is up and he is unsure of what he wants to do next.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments
I have a shocking revelation for you. Although we often look like superheroes, mothers are in fact HUMAN! This means that we are fallible, we make mistakes. Yes, all of us! We lose a child at Target, we leave a hot cup of coffee unattended for a moment, we don’t realize the basement door is open when our…Continue
Added by Rachel Braun on December 2, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Wouldn’t you love to feel even more inadequate as a mother? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have all of your worst fears about your competence as a parent confirmed? How would you like to have every person you have ever known be able to tell you what you are doing wrong? Don’t you want to see how all of your…Continue
Added by Rachel Braun on November 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
My husband and I don't have enough shared television shows. This is entirely my fault. I don't pick up new shows very frequently and so there is often a dearth of entertainment for us to watch together at the end of a long working day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 19, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments
Like most parents, sometimes I just want to be left alone. You know, just for a few minutes. Long enough to read a few emails, or take a bath or write a blog post. But, I think most parents wish to be left alone because we all know that it is a short-term situation. Eventually, we will be surrounded by loud noises and chaos and faces with peanut butter on them.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 14, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments
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
Pause for a moment to take stock of your family and friends. Do you think that anyone you know is lonely? Did you know that you are probably right?
Social isolation isn't good for us - numerous studies have shown that…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
"Is he ready for Minecraft yet?"
That was a text from my sister-in-law shortly after my son's sixth birthday. I pushed her off with claims that he has enough screentime and that I wanted to wait a bit longer.…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 27, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
Added by Mercedes Sherman on February 3, 2016 at 1:02pm — 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