There is a video from my childhood that I remember seeing several times. I am still at a crawling age, and my Dad put the video camera on the floor to capture my movements. There is some muffled adult conversation around me, but the camera stays focused on me and my explorations of the room and the toys left within my reach.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 19, 2018 at 7:18am —
My son really likes visiting his primary doctor. I think this is mostly because he is not due for vaccinations any time soon, and we get his annual flu shot somewhere else. Generally, the visits with his primary care doctor are fun - he learns how much he is growing, he asks questions and he has the doctor's complete attention during the exam.…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2018 at 7:02am —
When my son was little, he would follow me around the house. Most of the time, it was sweet, but it did make me feel a little odd. You see, our cat would also follow me around the house, so every time I moved rooms, a mini entourage would follow me. It was like a parade through the household. But with fewer floats. And no candy.…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 8, 2018 at 7:08am —
Before I go to bed, I check in on my sleeping son. I love to watch him sleep - he is so still and peaceful and quiet. I often wonder what he is dreaming about as he lays there so still, usually with an arm wrapped around a stuffed animal friend.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 8, 2017 at 6:49am —
Here's the thing: I like my privacy in the bathroom. Continue
I teach my son about privacy and remind him to close the door when he is in the bathroom. My husband and I keep the bathroom door closed on each other, keeping the mystery alive in our marriage.…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 17, 2016 at 8:11pm —
Raging hormones is probably a parent’s worst nightmare. Every parent becomes worried about their kids relationships, their hangouts the moment their kid hits puberty. This is also the time when your kid prefers more privacy and seclusion from you. It is a pretty helpless state but with many… Continue
Added by Nicki Marie II on January 6, 2016 at 6:40am —
I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. Paranoid as this may seem, I've answered enough questions and survived too many bizarre interactions to be caught with my pants down again. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks… Continue
Added by Erris Langer Klapper on May 23, 2015 at 9:40am —
Let's start with privacy basics: The bathroom door. Continue
After several years of repeated discussions, my son has finally learned to knock on the closed bathroom door. About 60% of the time he also waits for acknowledgement before trying to come in. It is (in my head) a parenting triumph.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 2, 2015 at 6:40am —
** I am an extremely underpaid entertainment coordinator.
** Nobody wins when Mama oversleeps on a school… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 6, 2015 at 12:03am —
We had a sound/video baby monitor in my son's bedroom for the first two-and-a-half years of his life. Through that little camera, I watched him sleep, kick out of his blankets, sit up in his bed, and even saw the time our cat ended up in his crib and meowed out for help when she realized she was trapped.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 26, 2015 at 6:18am —
Later on tonight, when you are all home from work/school, I want you to ask yourself an important question: Where is your husband? Continue
You see, the chances are pretty high that he is in a room by himself mono-tasking. Mom, on the other hand, is probably in close proximity with the children,…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am —
As my son grows older, we have lots of reasons to celebrate: His growing sense of responsibility, the way he is able to write and almost read, and the way he is gaining control over his emotional and physical being.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 10, 2014 at 2:11pm —
Once, when I was in tenth grade, my mother walked into the bathroom while I was showering to tell me that I had a phone call. She handed me the cordless phone through the shower curtain and laughed her way out of the bathroom. I told the caller (my friend Monica) that my mother was crazy and I would have to call her back.…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 9, 2013 at 7:04am —
** Not realizing your sports bra is too small until halfway into your run is nothing short of sucky.
** It took me way too 'cussing' long to appreciate the awesomeness of "The Fantastic Mr.Fox."
** Kids are a zillion times better at handling stress than adults are.
** I need to start carrying around a ladle to… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 2, 2012 at 1:38pm —
As if I am still 10 years old, it makes me giggle to think that everyone goes to the bathroom. I won’t name names, but EVERYONE goes to the bathroom, myself included. </immaturegiggles>
There is little mystery as to what happens in bathrooms; most likely if I am in the bathroom I’m not using my sewing machine to make a draft dodger (yes, this is the max of my sewing machine skills), or designing a chocolate factory with a t-square, or…
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 6, 2012 at 2:05pm —
I was running around Facebook, as I frequently do throughout the day, when I came across a business page running a contest. Nothing odd there, right? Lots of businesses run contests and incentives to increase their traffic and number of “likes”.
Except this one was different. This Facebook page was for a medical practice that caters to… Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on December 28, 2011 at 12:11pm —
July 29, 2011
Internet safety isn’t about a bunch of rules telling you “never do this”, or trying to scare you into safe behavior. Internet safety is about avoiding being ripped off, disrespected, bullied, scammed, or stalked while you’re just trying to have a good time online. You don’t… Continue
Added by Linda Criddle on August 20, 2011 at 5:30am —
If you're unhappy with all the hoo-ha about Facebook
and privacy issues
you really might want to think twice before you delete or disable your Facebook account.
"WHAT? They're sharing my data, invading my privacy and displaying my private information to the public.… Continue
Added by Janet Fouts on May 21, 2010 at 12:51pm —
Another quick post compliments of Jen Singer, “14 Hours ‘Til Bedtime” author. This one gave me another good laugh, so wanted to pass it along to you. She says:
Recently I read a pamphlet entitled, “How to Get Your Teenager to Talk to You.” I don’t know how to get teenagers to talk to you, but I certainly know how to get kids between ages two and six to talk to you:
1) Make a phone call, preferably long distance.
2) Step into… Continue
Added by Susan Heid on September 10, 2009 at 11:38am —
At this point in my parenting career, I'm pretty good at taking others' opinions in stride. Think cloth diapers and home schooling are the way to go? Fine. Neither are for me, but who cares?
But every so often, I kick myself for not addressing a remark more clearly (or at all). So, behind the shield of the Internet, consider exhibit A...
What? You shower with your son? Gross.
As a person with generous sebaceous glands and kids that wake before dawn, I was… Continue
Added by NoReturnMom on July 28, 2009 at 5:17pm —