All Blog Posts Tagged 'time' (242)

The effects of second-hand television

My son and I are in the grocery store, and the nice man bagging our groceries sees my son's Batman-logo t-shirt.


Added by Lauren Markman on April 14, 2014 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

Operation Make Time: Me Time

Part of the Operation Make Time posts, I finally got to spend some time for ME.

Operation Make Time: Me Time

Added by Jennifer on April 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

What's on your media diet?

I read the term "media diet" the other day. (Is that a thing now?)

I have given some thought (probably not enough) to the foods that I prepare for my family and the ways to make them healthier, but I have never thought to apply the idea of "diet" to non-food items.…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 31, 2014 at 6:15am — 2 Comments

Why I love our Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the best days of the week for me - Wednesdays are our family days.

On Wednesday mornings, I try to do something special with my son before I take him to school: Give him a new maze to do; complete a worksheet; read a short book together. It's my way of spending those few extra moments with him that he wants and needs.…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 19, 2014 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

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Safely ends kicking and squirming during diaper changes and acts as a barrier to keep baby free from germs, also great for tummy time, travel and play.



Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on March 11, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

The Time Portal 5: The Nazi by Joe Corso

Escapism at its best!

About the Book: What if you discovered a portal that took you to the 12th Century, where you met, fell in love with, and married a princess, had a child together, and then you discovered that you might never see them again?

Lucky finds himself in this peculiarly unique situation when he discovers he no longer can access The Time Portal.

Because of obligations in the present, Lucky…


Added by Susan Keefe on March 3, 2014 at 9:02am — No Comments

#ASKAWAYFriday with Beth from Structured in an Unstructured Life

I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself. I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Beth asked me and…


Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Waiting for my teacher to grow up

My son is little; and he loves technology. He has his own electronic devices, he has a folder of apps on my phone and he loves to make video…

Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2014 at 6:11am — 2 Comments

Spice Up Your Sex Life

Do you feel like the passion has dimmed in your relationship?  Here are some steps on how to spice up your sex life fast and furiously.

Remember when "date night" was just dinner?  Maybe there was candlelight, flowers and restaurant reservations too.  But if you have little ones…


Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on January 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Guest Blogger: 7 Ways Entrepreneurial Stay at Home Moms Can Carve Out Work Time

Mommy Masters welcomes Ryan Currie, who shares great tips for mompreneurs.

Being a mom is the hardest job in the world…everyone knows that! But combine the responsibilities of motherhood and entrepreneurialism? It’s a recipe to quickly becoming overworked, overstressed, and overextended. The toughest part of all is figuring out how to find the time to work on business while staying home…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 23, 2014 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Want more family time? Fix your slow computer (or turn it off)

Sometimes, I feel like I spend my entire day in front of a screen. I look at my blogs in the morning, then go to work where I stare at a computer all day, and I am usually on my computer at night as well. It's bad for my eyes, it's bad for my posture and it's bad for my family life.…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 20, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child and Calm Their Fears With Monster Defense Spray

Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night.  I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet.   Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed.  Each night we…


Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

I love Sesame Street

Whenever I think I am focused on a project at work or chore around the house, there is a soundtrack playing in my head. The soundtrack used to be my favorite songs or the last song I heard playing on the radio. As a parent, this playlist has been replaced with children's songs and most of them come from Sesame Street.…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

Where The Oregon Trail has lead us: Educational video games

Many wagons fail to make it all the way to Oregon...

I played The Oregon Trail in school. That doesn't make me feel old, because that game is still going - see here. I learned lots of stuff from playing the game, like family members could die from measles. Or typhoid. Or…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

What age did you introduce your child to technology?

I remember the evening very clearly: We were out with my in-laws at a very popular Chinese food chain restaurant. It was packed with people and from the time we arrived until the time we got our food, it took almost two hours.

And my son, who was only about 22 months old at the time, was quiet and contented when the food finally arrived - all because he was playing an…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 11, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

A box of crayons


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As I was cleaning out my granddaughters craft area, I noticed a new box of crayons tucked in the back of the drawer.  I could not resist opening it up and looking at all of the bright colors and the…

Added by Cindi Walton on November 6, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

This media stuff is complicated

I write a lot about screen time. I never intended to, but stuff just keeps popping up, like moms being distracted by their phones, or…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 4, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

Family dinnertime: Mom, what's for dinner?

Do you eat dinner together as a family every night? No? That's OK.

Lots of families don't have the time or ability to have the entire family sit down and eat dinner, and it is causing them guilt. This post by Abigail Carroll suggests that when it comes to dinner, "perhaps it's…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Walking with your children

With Autumn approaching there seems no better time to get your little ones away from the computer screens and walking. Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to be out and about, there is nothing more satisfying…


Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Would you hand your child $300? No? Then keep your phone to yourself

I think about the number of times I have thoughtlessly handed over my phone to my son. Normally, I think about the amount of screen time he has had that day and his overall behavior, but I rarely think about the fact that I am handing over an expensive piece of equipment to a child.

And, I am sure that many parents don't think about it either, which is why…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 9, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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