As Mommies, we have very little time to ourselves. I know there are lots of days where my little guy follows me around the house because he "wants to be in the same room as me." That is sweet, but I don't appreciate it when that following me around includes the bathroom.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments
We've all heard the expression 'football widow', but have you heard of a 'technology orphan'? I use this term to describe children who do everything they can to get their parent's attention while the parent has their nose stuck in their smartphone.
I may be a grandmother of five, but do get it. I am guilty of reading a book, playing a game, or texting (or all three) on my phone while watching TV. And I see nothing wrong with occupying yourself on the phone while waiting in a line or…Continue
Added by Lorraine Wilkie on July 23, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments
When you were a child, do you remember having story time with mom and dad? Grabbing your favorite bedtime story from the bookshelf, curling up under the blanket and turning off all the lights except the lamp next to you. Anything was possible then. It was your chance to visit new and exciting worlds,…Continue
I have Mommy friends who have taken on a third job as chauffeurs. But they don't work for Uber. They work full-time jobs, take care of their families and then cart their children off to a variety of activities. They spend their evening hours away from their homes and behind the wheels of their cars. In the attempt to give our children lots of opportunities to learn instruments, play sports and learn conversational Mandarin, we have…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 24, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
My son likes to pretend that he has a cell phone. He'll walk around the house with a toy car case against his ear (he has pretend phones, but he likes to use that case), and say things like, "Yeah. Yeah. That sounds great. Let's do that then. OK, gotta go. Bye." He'll tell me that one of my coworkers is calling me, and I'll tell him to ignore it because I don't take work calls at home while I'm making dinner. He'll reconsider and then…Continue
This series of books began with ‘Order of the Dimensions’, where Jane and her team of graduate students work, with their professor, on a box, which can transport people into different dimensions.
In the sequel, ‘Revised Orders’, Jane is tempted again by her friend Amber to enter the box and the adventures in different dimensions continued.
In this third book, there…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on June 19, 2014 at 12:56pm — No Comments
In the first book of this series ‘Orders of the Dimensions’, Jane Kremowski and her team of graduate students work with their professor to make a box which will enable them to visit other dimensions.
In this, the sequel, encouraged by her friend Amber, Jane, yet again finds herself persuaded to enter the box.
This a sequel, in every sense of the word, and so I would strongly…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on June 18, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments
When I was little, I was an avid reader. (Despite my 100 challenge last year, I'm hesitant to describe myself that way now, because I find it difficult to find the time to read.) I used to read after school, before school and sometimes in the middle of the night with a flashlight (sorry, Mom). I remember one time I tried to read at the dinner table.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 16, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments
Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that it will leave the worst mess on him, the car seat, the car, etc. but your sanity and that of your husbands is well worth the mess. Or maybe you plopped junior in front of the TV…Continue
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My last post left off with an annoying child in a grocery store and a study about children being more aggravating than they used to be.
Let's deal with the child first.…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 18, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments
My son and I are in the grocery store, and the nice man bagging our groceries sees my son's Batman-logo t-shirt.Continue
Part of the Operation Make Time posts, I finally got to spend some time for ME.
Added by Jennifer on April 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
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.…
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.…Continue
My name is Lisa and I'm the CEO for Snuggwugg we are the world's only smartphone interactive baby pillow.
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
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
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…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:16pm — No Comments
Remember when "date night" was just dinner? Maybe there was candlelight, flowers and restaurant reservations too. But if you have little ones…Continue
Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on January 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments