In our household I think about sleep a lot: Who is getting enough of it and how to get more quality sleep. I am obsessed over my own sleep as well as that of the bears I live with and help wake up in the morning.…Continue
My husband and I both work full time. And there was a long period where we worked in the same company (albeit different departments). And we both worked really long hours.
Then we had our little guy and life had to change: There were more important aspects to our life together than work.…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 25, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
At least once a year, my Mom girlfriends and I rent a beach house together. It's in the off season, so the place we visit isn't crowded. We stay up late, sleep in, wear pajamas all day, eat yummy food and drink wine. There are only two rules:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 20, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments
Before our son was born, my husband and I talked about what kind of environment we wanted for him. And one of the areas we agreed on was that we wouldn't expose him to a lot of media. The decision came from information from several sources citing that media use was not good for infants.
Since that time, more research has been done, and a more complete story has…
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This weekend, I am getting rid of the majority of my cookbooks. I'm beyond fed up with them.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Increasing my quality time with my family can be tough sometimes as I tend to get wrapped up in my business life and then wonder what can I do to increase my heartfelt time with them. I've come up with five things that I've done over this last month that has really made memorable moments. To me memorable moments are those things that deposit quality time in our hearts. When our hearts are filled with this I think we love each other more.
Here are my 5 Ways to Increase Your…Continue
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You'll love these Chocolate and Orange Scones as a teatime treat, or as a snack. Studded with chocolate chips throughout, and the added orange juice and zest; these chocolate orange scones will become your new favourite afternoon treat.
Hi friends! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while.
On January 5th, my beautiful Nana passed away at 84 years old.
Despite her having…Continue
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When my husband and I married, my uncles had a plethora of advice for my husband, which boiled down to this statement:
Happy wife; happy life.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
Santa brought us the board game Life for Christmas. I hadn't played that game since I was a child, and I was genuinely surprised at the amount of changes to it: The careers are different, there are lots more action cards and it is much harder to go into debt.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments
As mentioned in the past, I work for a great company with a great group of people. There are a lot of women on my team, and there are a lot of mothers. We understand what it means to be a working parent: We watch one another's backs and fill in when family emergencies arise.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 26, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments
As the mom to three very active boys and an energetic furry girl, a mompreneur and a wife to a traveling husband, I…
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I love what I do. I'm a Social Media Mom who has a chance to inspire others online through writing, videos, etc. but I also am a mom. I'm thankful that have the flexibility to be able to watch my kids grow. However, there are times when the business world and the family world collide. Here I am left wondering if I'm giving enough to each. That's where time management of my time working at home becomes so important. That way I am able to give dedicated time to my work but I'm also not missing…Continue
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It is the echoing cry of children throughout the playground:
"Hey, Mom! Watch this!"…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 1, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments
Parents develop skill sets that no one talks about. In addition to awesome time management and the ability to function on a lack of sleep, we also have the ability to make up songs on the fly, invent games to distract children while waiting in line and even build super-cool forts out of pillows and blankets.…Continue
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When I did my 100 book challenge last year, I would occasionally (and accidentally) get a large print book from the library. I'd crack it open, see all the large typeface and think, "Wow. That's kind of nice."…Continue
Like many other very cool people, I am a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. And because of that, I know the rules of Calvinball:
Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
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When I first lived alone, I was mildly afraid of the dark. I would hate investigating weird noises by myself and refused to leave the perceived safety of my bed in the middle of the night.
As a mom, I am afraid of the dark for a completely different reason: I am pretty sure I am going to step on a…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 9, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments