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Rethinking the sun block

I get a sunburn easily. At least that is what I thought. When I was little, I would get pretty tanned in the summertime. Of course, I would be playing outside every day and my Mom took us to the pool lots. Did she put sunscreen on us? I think so. But I am sure that it was not the same as the SPF 70 I insist on using today.What I wasn't thinking about was…See More
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Fewer siblings to go around

Some friends of ours came over to the house and brought their children. My son was elated to have two kids to play with for the evening - even though they were a few years younger than him. At the end of the night, I asked him how it went."It was rough," he said. "Now I know what it feels like to have brothers. I couldn't get them to both agree to the same…See More
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Adapting our use of screen time

It's the weekend, and my son asks if he can watch T.V. I pause.I have a quick memory of watching Saturday morning cartoons - spending hours in my jammies with whatever toys I dragged downstairs with me. I have no idea what my parents were doing...morning chores? Sleeping in? Making breakfast? I only wanted to watch cartoons while they were available.…See More
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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'A new year means new lists'
"I wish you the best of luck this year, Shantell!"
Sunday
Shantell commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'A new year means new lists'
"This year my focus is on consistency. There are a lot of changes and progress I want to make in 2019. It will be impossible for me to do so if I am not consistent in my efforts."
Sunday
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The battle over milk in schools'
"Thank you for the kind words, but I am not interested in writing for other blogs at this time."
Sunday
The Saltbox commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The battle over milk in schools'
"We loved reading this article :) some very insightful tips regarding milk in schools and something I never thought about before now. We would like you to write a similar piece for our blog? In return, we will attribute the article to you and link…"
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The battle over milk in schools

While at the grocery store with my son one week, I asked him what his friends at school drank at lunch (for those who brought their lunches). He said that most of them drink Gatorade or other sports drinks. A few of them - like him - drank juice or milk.I was a little shocked about the sports drink - how many calories could they possibly be burning at recess…See More
Jan 11
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Would you trust your phone to detect your mood?

Sometimes my son tells me he is fine when he is clearly not fine. I know that to be true, because right after he tells me he is fine, he stomps up the stairs, and slams the door to his room. We all do this - not necessarily the stomping part, but the claiming an emotion we are not actually feeling. And when we are adults, that is really on us to be able to clearly communicate our emotions accurately. For our children - including our teenagers - we may need more than words to tell us what is…See More
Jan 7
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A new year means new lists

It is not a secret that I like making lists. This is doubly so at the start of a new year. It may feel like an arbitrary date to some, but for me a new year feels like a good point to start something new. So, I make lists: Lists of what I want to do over the year or major goals to accomplish or things that I learned from this holiday that I want to remember next time.…See More
Jan 4
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How did you play when you were little?

I remember being my son's age. I remember where we lived, and all about our school and who my friends were. What I am having trouble remembering is how I used to play.I had dolls and Barbies and My Little Ponies. And I sort of remember playing with them. And I know I read a lot. But outside of that? I can't really recall...it's a little fuzzy. And that is a…See More
Jan 2
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Keeping our pictures private

My son has recently discovered how wonderful our family photo albums are. Side note: I spend a lot of time scrapbooking our family photos, so I am ridiculously pleased that he has started appreciating them.He and I have been looking through them in the evenings and I tell him that they are more than just pictures...they tell our family story. (I do an…See More
Dec 31, 2018
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Thinking about those school visits

My son has been really enjoying his holiday time off - we took a trip, he has had family visit and we are about to visit more family in the days to come. He's had nothing but fun and time with the people he loves. I reminded him last night that he will need to go back to school eventually, so if there is anything special he wanted to do before then, I wanted to know. He made a face at the idea of returning to school and said he sometimes missed me during the school day.…See More
Dec 28, 2018
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The gifts that they will forget

Yesterday was an explosion of wrapping paper and joy. Family and fun. Food and more food. As I tucked my son into bed last night, I asked him if he had had a good Christmas. He declared it to be the best Christmas ever. That is sweet, but I do wonder what he will remember from this Christmas in the long run. Most of us forget something about Christmas right…See More
Dec 26, 2018
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

I want to believe

Last year, when my son was seven, he told me that he had figured out that the Santa thing wasn't real. He gave me some story that he and his friends at school had worked out - Santa couldn't be real, because all the parents leave the house on Christmas Eve after children go to bed to go buy presents.I let him know that I didn't leave the house on the night of…See More
Dec 24, 2018
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

A little help with lunch

I usually pack my son's school lunch while he is brushing his teeth. I never really planned out this timing - it's just how the morning schedule seemed to develop. Because of this, my son usually doesn't find out what is in his lunch until he is in the school cafeteria, ready to eat.Apparently, this is all wrong.…See More
Dec 21, 2018

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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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Rethinking the sun block

Posted on January 18, 2019 at 6:53am 0 Comments

I get a sunburn easily. At least that is what I thought.



When I was little, I would get pretty tanned in the summertime. Of course, I would be playing outside every day and my Mom took us to the pool lots. Did she put sunscreen on us? I think so. But I am sure that it was not the same as the SPF 70 I…

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Fewer siblings to go around

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 7:10am 0 Comments

Some friends of ours came over to the house and brought their children. My son was elated to have two kids to play with for the evening - even though they were a few years younger than him. At the end of the night, I asked him how it went.…

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Adapting our use of screen time

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:59am 0 Comments

It's the weekend, and my son asks if he can watch T.V.



I pause.…

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The battle over milk in schools

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 7:02am 2 Comments

While at the grocery store with my son one week, I asked him what his friends at school drank at lunch (for those who brought their lunches). He said that most of them drink Gatorade or other sports drinks. A few of them - like him - drank juice or milk.…

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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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