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Working hard for the money

My son was in the loft playing office. Even if he hadn't told me this several times, I would have been able to figure it out based on the number of "important meetings" and "back-to-back" phone calls he said he had. At some point he told me his calendar is booked but he scheduled himself a break so he could eat breakfast with me.And since this all sounds…See More
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The case against gifted children

I believe that my son is smart. I believe this because he gets good marks for reading and math and he seems to know a lot more things than I did when I was his age. I love that he has so many interests and that he likes to learn new information, but I wouldn't try to label him as "gifted."There are several reasons for that. I would argue that it is hard to…See More
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Playground versus Screentime

Here's the problem: When I was young, I was sent outside to play with my friends. We lived in a very safe neighborhood with two parks nearby and there were always other children playing outside.I want the same scenario for my son, but although we live in a very safe community, there are no parks nearby. Also, he can't go outside alone. Also, most of…See More
Aug 14
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A closer look at social screentime

"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 wants it so he can call someone.And, no matter…See More
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Cultivating resilience in childhood

I had a very happy childhood. I may not have realized it at the time, but it was: I lived in a safe neighborhood with lots of friends, we had family nearby, and we were very active in the community. Even after my parents divorced, I was a happy kid. And it may be because of their divorce that I had to grow up a little more and take on more responsibilities. In other words, I had to learn how to be more resilient.…See More
Aug 9
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One way to buy happiness

Think about these chores for a few moments:Mowing the lawn (including all the edging work)Doing the weekly grocery shoppingThoroughly cleaning all the bathroomsWriting thank you notes after your weddingMoving to a new houseIf you had the extra money, which of those chores would you pay someone else to do for you? We all have chores that we truly hate,…See More
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Observing them in their natural habitat

Shhhh....crouch down low, won't you? We need to whisper and be very aware of our movements. Take a moment and calm your breath down, or they might spook. Now, slowly - very slowly - take a look through that doorway. You may need to crane your neck a little to see them around the corner...but they'll come into view shortly.There they are! The menfolk of my…See More
Aug 2
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The content that children choose to watch

When I was little (yes, I realize any sentence that starts out that way makes me instantly sound old, but I've made my peace with that), we watched Saturday Morning Cartoons. It was such a treat at the time - cartoons on television for hours and hours and hours. And we woke up early just to see them: Voltron, Snorks, Shirt Tails, whatever this thing was about, Looney Toons...my…See More
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How could I possibly be this tired?

I am tired. No, I'm not even going to try out that trick in which I tell myself that I am not tired and convince myself through the power of positive thinking. This is why I am tired:We have been re-landscaping our front lawn (in the summer!) and although it looks fabulous, the sun has zapped my body of all energy (and liquids), my back and arms hurt from…See More
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Thinking in future terms

My son is seven. He has long legs and has developed strong arms from swimming. He has soft, floppy, light brown hair and dark brown eyes. There is a smattering of freckles under his eyes and across his nose from spending summer outside. He laughs easily and often.This is how I see my son - at the age that he is. When I look at his baby pictures, I can…See More
Jul 26
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The bedtime I've imposed upon you

My son knows a lot of things: He knows how to tell time (both analogue and digital), how our hemisphere is tilted closer to the sun in the summer, that he gets a break from school through most of June-August, and (of course) he knows how important sleep is.He also knows that something is wrong. "Why is it light outside if it is supposed to be my bedtime?"…See More
Jul 24
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When Mom gives you advice...

A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of maintaining bedtime because I am obsessed with sleep. (But in reality, aren't most parents obsessed with sleep?) Then I was reminded that my amazing Mother reads my blog. She texted me to say it would be a good idea to extend my son's bedtime if he spends the last half-hour of it reading.…See More
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What am I supposed to be now?

I remember being about 14 years old and my Mom was reading out the newly minted label for my generation. She called out how we wanted to save the world, how we were an adaptable group and how we were so different than the Gen Xers that came before us. I remember that last part because my brother was at the tail end of the Gen Xers and I liked that he and I were technically in different generations.…See More
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Sorry Mom, I Didn't Listen.
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http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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On my good days I'm entertaining. On my bad days, I'm only mildly entertaining. But, I am a mom every day, and that is definitely something wonderful.
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Moms have the power to change the world - one life at a time. Let's learn how together.

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Working hard for the money

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 6:32am 0 Comments

My son was in the loft playing office.



Even if he hadn't told me this several times, I would have been able to figure it out based on the number of "important meetings" and "back-to-back" phone calls he said he had. At some point he told me his…

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The case against gifted children

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 6:48am 0 Comments

I believe that my son is smart. I believe this because he gets good marks for reading and math and he seems to know a lot more things than I did when I was his age. I love that he has so many interests and that he likes to learn new information, but I wouldn't try to label him as "gifted."…

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Playground versus Screentime

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 6:24am 0 Comments

Here's the problem:



When I was young, I was sent outside to play with my friends. We lived in a very safe neighborhood with two parks nearby and there were always other children playing outside.…

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A closer look at social screentime

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 6:48am 0 Comments

"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…

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At 1:01pm on August 19, 2016, Tiffany N said…

Hello! 

Welcome to MBC, I'm new here too! Looking forward to reading more from your blog! I'm from NC as well (Mooresville!)

I'm over at: Http://TheNilsens.Blogspot.com

-Tiffany

At 3:10pm on February 9, 2016, Quirky Homemaker said…

Yes!  I totally agree that moods can be contagious!  Thankfully, it's been a while since I've had any kind of depression.  That doesn't mean I don't have my days when things overwhelm me and everybody around me can tell!  I've been trying to be conscious to not let things get to me so that the whole house doesn't end up anxious.

At 1:00pm on November 6, 2015, Lady Anne Louise Barrun said…

Hi Lauren. I love your blog. Let's stay connected. Please follow me on my social sites.

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At 10:37pm on March 11, 2015, Lyn Sweeny said…

Hi Lauren! I love your blog name ( I didn't listen either) and find your blog very amusing.  I'm new to here and hoping to connect to some professionals.  Are you up to the challenge?  j/k I hope that I "see" you around though! 

At 5:34pm on February 19, 2014, Lisa Lori said…

Thank you!  I am so happy to be a part of it!

At 1:11pm on February 17, 2014, InShapeMom.com said…

Thank you for saying hello, sorry about the late response. Been a little busy with the family. Hope your having a good start to the week!

At 1:57am on February 13, 2014, Jolie Stultz said…

Hi Lauren! I love your blog and thank you for your sweet comment of my pictures!! 

At 10:06pm on February 8, 2014, Elaina Lamley said…

Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to learning & sharing.

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At 4:00am on February 1, 2014, Taty Sena said…

Hi Lauren. Thank you so much for the welcome :-)

 
 
 

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