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
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…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments
A year ago, when I first started envisioning my time home, it looked very much like now- more time to write, to read books without having to create lessons for extra digestion; time to create with my wee people, and most importantly time to pause, breathe, and be in the moment. Time as a working mother was going just too fast. The…Continue
Added by Kelly on November 12, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 11, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments
Added by Cindi Walton on November 6, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 4, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small. When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children. Every week our library has a scheduled…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance. As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television. After all, many families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
An exciting time travel story.
In Paperback Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
On Kindle Publisher: Black Horse Publishing
Added by Susan Keefe on August 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Thoughts on nature, walks with family, and finding stillness
Added by Kelly on August 18, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
With summer camps ending, I have become the unofficial director of "Camp Mama", who's expected to have full-day schedules of wild and exciting adventures planned for each and every day. Thus, my time for writing even something as small as a to-do list has become pretty much non-existent. The following is what I…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 25, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Ah, some me time! I'm not hanging out in my garden, sprucing up, checking out what's growing and planting more seeds which seems to have become my norm. I'm not taking a trip to the mall, which used to be my norm. Nope! I was cleaning up my house. Can you believe cleaning has become "me time"? I'm lovin' it!
My husband took the kids to a graduation…
Added by Ronda on June 1, 2013 at 6:59pm — No Comments
This Banana Bread Loaf is delicious and moist with lots of flavour. Perfect sliced with tea or coffee. Banana bread is wonderful toasted too. Best with overripe bananas.
It was my birthday on Friday. I turned 21 again, but with 11…Continue
Added by Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking on May 31, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Dark magic…dark passions….
When Rowena is abducted from Arizona and taken back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidently conjures up a Roman Legion in mid-battle, Land’s End is on the brink of a…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 2, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments
My initiation into the mom scene was a bit different than most. It wasn’t until after I had spent a few years helping to raise my step-kids that my son was born. I wasn’t going to be able to bond with these kids while changing diapers or teaching them their ABC’s or snuggling with them at bedtime. This was…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 16, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments
If you don’t like using time out to discipline your toddler or young child, there are other forms of discipline that may work better for you and your family or you can use a combination of…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments
My son stayed home with me again today so that he could continue to heal and so that I could make sure that he was fever free before sending him back to daycare. He acts like he is feeling much better today and his fever finally broke last night. Thank goodness, I don’t like it when my baby doesn’t feel…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 2, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments