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Your personal end-of-the-year traditions

At this time of year, I like to complete a pre-holiday purge. I tell my son that we need to clear out some space before his grandparents over-indulge him at Christmas. (Side note: I love you, Mom, and you know what I am talking about here.)Every November, I have my son pull out unwanted books and toys that can be set aside for donations and future consignment…See More
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You don't have to be perfect

We are all too hard on ourselves. I came to that conclusion last year while I was listening to a member of my team at work over-apologize for something. It was something that wasn't even wrong. But she felt like she had made a mistake. She felt like she had done something imperfectly.I started coaching my team to understand that they were human, and that I…See More
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Getting into the holiday spirit a little early

Halloween is my jam. We decorate the house the first weekend in October; I take my son costume hunting early and I can't wait to dress up and pass out candy to all the kiddos in the neighborhood. We have Halloween fun all October long.Then the first weekend in November, I put away all the holiday decorations and get very stubborn about celebrating…See More
Nov 12
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When baby bumps spread

When I was pregnant with my son, I had this thing happen where I suddenly saw pregnant women and babies everywhere - at the mall, in grocery stores, walking around the city....Logically, I knew that they had been there all along, but it wasn't until I was one of them (among my own kind) that I started to notice them.At first, I thought it was just me being…See More
Nov 9
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Trusting your Mom

I think my son feels comfortable talking through sensitive topics with me. I think this because we've had plenty of conversations about bullying, and first crushes, and the downside to being smart, and swear words and how various parts of the body work. I am always open and honest with my son. I suppress any potential giggles. I want him to know that he can always trust me.…See More
Nov 7
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Our clocks really do matter

The time change occurred over the weekend, and (as expected) my cat didn't understand it. She was hungry, and from her perspective, Mommy was being lazy.  While I didn't get the extra hour of sleep that the end of daylight savings time promises me, it did get me thinking about our internal clocks. I recently taught my son the word "crepuscular" to describe our cat, as she is most active in the dawn and dusk times of day. Her internal rhythm is set to those times, and she doesn't actually care…See More
Nov 5
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Those extra jobs in the morning

I've recently given my son a to-do list in the morning to handle all the jobs that he should be able to do on his own. I am not sure if he likes it or not. (Actually, I am sure he doesn't like it because he would rather play in the morning.) But I love it. I love giving him the responsibility of getting himself ready for school with tasks that he is more than capable of handling on his own.…See More
Nov 2
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The type of study that I stopped reading

Here's the thing: I love my husband. He's not perfect. He has this talent for standing in the wrong place in the kitchen while I am trying to cook, and he asks me a lot of questions that he could easily look up on Google. But he is perfect for me. He is my knight in shining armor when he helps fix all the little things in my life that go wrong. And he is my absolute best friend so I hate it when I experience something cool/fun/weird and he is not right by my side.…See More
Oct 31
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

What influences your screen time rules?

The screen time rules in our household have evolved over the years. Like many parents, my husband and I struggle with finding the right rules for screen use for our son. On the one hand, I am thankful that there are plenty of experts who weigh in on how much recreational use children should get. On the other hand, I know he has some slightly educational/slightly recreational use in school that is impossible for me to monitor and factor into the home-use equation.…See More
Oct 29
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Maintaining a grateful heart'
"So true, Dorothy. As I often tell other people: It's not you!"
Oct 27
Lauren Markman is now friends with iveth and Dorothy Grabowski
Oct 27
Dorothy Grabowski commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Maintaining a grateful heart'
"Every time negative thoughts arise in my head, I think that it is my fault, and not the world around me! This thought helps me to cope with the desire to express negative things to others - I understand that they have nothing to do with it!"
Oct 27
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Maintaining a grateful heart

I have been thinking about my morning routine lately. Specifically, I've been thinking through the tasks I take on in the morning and if there is a better way for me to use my time. Sure, lunches still need to be made and laundry needs to be started, but I am sure there are a few extra minutes that I could carve out to make time for gratitude. I've read countless studies that have shown that taking a few minutes in the morning to write down or think through the things that you are grateful in…See More
Oct 26
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A comparitive view helps when thinking about normal

The more time I spend around other children who are the same age as my son, the better I feel. I'll explain.Like many parents, I have often wondered if my son's behavior is "normal." This is something most parents wonder. We wonder why we have to ask our child multiple times to put their shoes on, or to not run screaming through the house, or we get…See More
Oct 24
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That's not for you to share

I have no idea if my Mom posts about me on social media. I think she mostly watches other people's feeds to stay connected to the rest of her family. But, that's just a guess (since I don't have Facebook to watch her watch me).If social media was around when I was little, I am 100 percent positive my Mom would have posted information about me for her…See More
Oct 22
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A little consistency equals better sleep

I am traveling for work this week. I actually enjoy traveling for work, because it usually means meeting up with coworkers on the opposite coast, connecting with my amazing team, and having some fun nights out. But I am grateful that I don't have to travel all the time, because I know that it creates some chaos for my husband and son.Here's the thing: They…See More
Oct 20

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Sorry Mom, I Didn't Listen.
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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Your personal end-of-the-year traditions

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 7:05am 0 Comments

At this time of year, I like to complete a pre-holiday purge. I tell my son that we need to clear out some space before his grandparents over-indulge him at Christmas. (Side note: I love you, Mom, and you know what I am talking about here.)…

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You don't have to be perfect

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 7:12am 0 Comments

We are all too hard on ourselves.



I came to that conclusion last year while I was listening to a member of my team at work over-apologize for something. It was something that wasn't even wrong. But she felt like she had made a mistake. She felt like she had done something imperfectly.…

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Getting into the holiday spirit a little early

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 7:46am 0 Comments

Halloween is my jam.



We decorate the house the first weekend in October; I take my son costume hunting early and I can't wait to dress up and pass out candy to all the kiddos in the neighborhood. We have Halloween fun all October long.…

Continue

When baby bumps spread

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 7:18am 0 Comments

When I was pregnant with my son, I had this thing happen where I suddenly saw pregnant women and babies everywhere - at the mall, in grocery stores, walking around the city....Logically, I knew that they had been there all along, but it wasn't until I was one of them (among my own kind) that I started to notice them.…

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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.

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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.

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