Launched in 2007 and 24,000 strong we are the oldest and largest social network for moms who blog. Join us and network with fellow moms.

FEATURED THIS MONTH

Latest Activity

Angela is now a member of Mom Bloggers Club
11 hours ago
Lauren Markman posted a blog post
11 hours ago
Sophia Belnap posted a blog post
11 hours ago
Julia Gomes posted a blog post
23 hours ago

LEARNING CORNER

Make great photos even better with PicMonkey

Divine Theme

Lauren Markman
  • Female
  • Charlotte, NC
  • United States
  • Sorry Mom, I Didn't Listen.
Share

Lauren Markman's Friends

  • Ruth Hoffmann
  • Becka M
  • Dorothy Grabowski
  • Joan Kaycee
  • Sarah Hugh
  • Shellz Carli
  • Sarah Michels
  • Lauren Pittman
  • Abigail
  • Tiffany N
  • Ashley Weir
  • Heather Burnett
  • Kirsten Ray
  • teila lewis
  • Kiki Crabapple

Sorry, Mom. I didn't listen.

Loading… Loading feed

 

Lauren Markman's Page

Latest Activity

Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Won't you be my friend?

There's this clever trick that my son's teachers have incorporated into their classrooms. They all refer to the class as "friends." Not as "students," or "kids" or even "children." Friends. I've heard statements like, "Clean up your stations, friends, and we can all head to the library." And: "I'm not sure where the humming is coming from, my friends, but it needs to stop."…See More
11 hours ago
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The songs that fill your home

I think I need to spend some time looking for some new music to play.  I get in this music rut every now and then when I play the same playlists too often, and I just want to hear something new (or at least a favorite song that I have temporarily forgotten). It's in these times that I break out of my rut that my son usually gets exposure to new music as well.…See More
yesterday
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Lucky to have grandparents

My son has three sets of grandparents. That is three sets of people in his life that he can learn from and grow special bonds with. He's a lucky kid. And I'm a lucky adult, because none of the parental sets is overly intrusive into our lives. I am sure there have been lots of moments in which I've been judged, or I've cringed over something that they have said or done, but on the whole - everyone seems to enjoy their special role. I get that this is not always the case. Some…See More
Monday
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The path to growing up

My son has asked for - and received - some new responsibilities this year. All of the items are activities he is definitely capable of, and he seems to like doing them. I like watching him mow the lawn or help with more chores or make decisions about his after school activities. But - what I really wonder - is why I didn't encourage him to try these responsibilities out sooner. I wouldn't say that I am a pushover parent, but I am definitely the one who still sees my son as more kid than young…See More
Sep 13
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Talking to your baby

I remember talking a lot to my son when he was a baby. We talked about the activities that we did during the day, the chores and how they got done, the funny things our cats did and the objects in the world around us. I talked to him so much because - like a lot of parents - I had read studies that it was important to talk to your baby.But there may be another…See More
Sep 11
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Starting homework off on the right foot

Homework has started up again for my son. For the record: I think my son has an appropriate amount of homework for his grade level. And now, with the change in school hours so he gets home sooner, I think there is plenty of time for him to get it all done.My son, on the other hand, sees things a little differently: Homework is something he has to do…See More
Sep 9
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The commute these days

With my son's schedule changes this school year (they are starting at a much earlier time than last year), I've been working through changes in my own schedule. I recognize that I am lucky enough to work for a company that allows me to adjust my working schedule within their broader business hours, as well as work from home.My commute this morning consisted of…See More
Sep 7
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The traits we model at home

I am trying to remember not to nag. It's hard when the morning routines start earlier than they used to, and my son is moving slower than he should be. It's hard when I have a dozen things on my mind, but there's not a pad of paper near me to get them written down. It's hard when I know I should be focused on the positives. So, I have to start the next day with better intentions. I need to start the day and look for the good things my son is doing (to praise him when I see it) and to model…See More
Sep 4
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Are our brains in sync?

There are many times in my week that I have no idea what my son is thinking. Like the times he decides I have to pull on a lever (his arm) to get him to go upstairs, or when he decides to sit upside-down on the couch and waves his feet at me, or when he starts a conversation in the middle of a pretend story and I can't keep up.Mostly, I am OK with these…See More
Sep 2
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Back to school germs

When my son was a baby in daycare, every time he was exposed to new infants, he would get sick. This, of course, meant that my husband and I would get sick. New room, new germs, new illness. The cycle continued for years. By the time he started Kindergarten, I felt that my son had a strong immunity. I figured he had plenty of exposure to other children and new germs at that point. I don't know if that was really true, but I do know that he didn't get sick that year.…See More
Aug 30
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

I'm making my Mom happy right now

While everyone has read the reports that having children doesn't make you happier and that parents of young children are often more stressed than their childless peers, I would like to point out that I am making my Mom's life happier right this moment.There is a specific reason for this:…See More
Aug 28
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Summer break is over - time to think about a momcation

Now that my son's magical summer is done, it is time for me to start thinking about my next girl's trip. Every fall and winter, my wonderful friend plans a girls-only getaway for the group. We rent a huge house together, wear pajamas all day and talk late into the night while watching our favorite movies. It is a welcome time for everyone to relax and leave everyday cares behind for a few days.…See More
Aug 26
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The back-to-school blues

School starts in our area next week and the back-to-school blues are rampant in our home. My son (who has had a magical summer) is trying to squeeze every last ounce of fun out of his final "free" hours. This has made it difficult to ask him to do anything that he doesn't want to do (like get dressed or go to the store), but we grumble through it.I know there…See More
Aug 23
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Revisiting Sesame Street

I have such fond memories of watching Sesame Street when I was little. My Mom said that I watched it twice a day - once in English and once in French. I knew the songs, I had my favorite characters and my Dad could even mimic a few of the voices, which always made me giggle.I tried to introduce my son to Sesame Street, but it never really took. Sure, he…See More
Aug 21
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Technical help with homework

My son knows that I do not know everything. I remind him of this whenever he asks me about subjects that fall outside my knowledge base. When this does happen, I try to use some of the reference books we have in our home to answer his questions, but there have been lots of times when we've used the internet to learn more.And so far, I am OK with that…See More
Aug 19
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Transitioning between grades

As summer winds down, I have been slowly getting my son ready for school again. Sure, I am still not allowed to say the word "school" without getting a dirty look, but I've had a few minor wins. For example, I was able to take my son "back-to-learning" shopping and start talking about scheduling changes for the year.This is progress. While I know my son is…See More
Aug 16

Profile Information

What is your blog name?
Sorry Mom, I Didn't Listen.
What is your blog URL?
http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com
Do you have another web site? What's the name?
Stories for Grown-Ups
Twitter URL
http://twitter.com/LaurenMarkman
What is your site's URL?
http://storiesforgrownups.com
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
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.
What is your blogging philosophy?
Moms have the power to change the world - one life at a time. Let's learn how together.

Lauren Markman's Blog

Won't you be my friend?

Posted on September 20, 2019 at 8:04am 0 Comments

There's this clever trick that my son's teachers have incorporated into their classrooms. They all refer to the class as "friends." Not as "students," or "kids" or even "children." Friends. I've heard statements like, "Clean up your stations, friends, and we can all head to the library." And: "I'm not sure where the humming is coming from, my friends, but it needs to stop."…

Continue

The songs that fill your home

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 8:05am 0 Comments

I think I need to spend some time looking for some new music to play. 



I get in this music rut every now and then when I play the same playlists too often, and I just want to hear something new (or at least a favorite song that I have temporarily forgotten). It's in these times that I break out of my rut…

Continue

Lucky to have grandparents

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 7:25am 0 Comments

My son has three sets of grandparents. That is three sets of people in his life that he can learn from and grow special bonds with. He's a lucky kid.



And I'm a lucky adult, because none of the parental sets is overly intrusive into our…

Continue

The path to growing up

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:30am 0 Comments

My son has asked for - and received - some new responsibilities this year. All of the items are activities he is definitely capable of, and he seems to like doing them. I like watching him mow the lawn or help with more chores or make decisions about his after school activities.



But - what I really wonder…

Continue

Comment Wall (102 comments)

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

At 7:35am on January 8, 2018, Mom Bloggers Club said…

Hello Lauren - Just stopping by to say thank you for being such a great member!

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.

Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/ladyannelouise-15590913

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ladysaleisha

Instagram: http://instagram.com/ladysaleisha

Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118307144787395396606

FB Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ladysmotherhoodjourney

I hope you comment back so I can follow you. Thanks. Have a great day!

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.

At 9:18pm on February 01, 2014, Barbara Butler gave Lauren Markman a gift
Gift
Thanks for the welcome Lauren. Here's a gift for you.
 
 
 

© 2019   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service