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Lauren Markman's Blog – August 2017 Archive (14)

Who taught you how to drive like that?

I was a late-in-life driver. There were a number of reasons why that is, but when it was time for me to learn what to do behind the wheel, my parents were not available to teach me. So, my Mom got me a driving instructor. (Thanks, Mom!)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 30, 2017 at 6:46am — 2 Comments

When you can't change the channel for them

Long ago, in a time we refer to in our household as BC (before child), my wonderful husband made the entertainment system very simple for me to use. No matter how many new devices and consoles were hooked up, he ensured that there was one remote to rule them all. And, even better, the various functions were all labeled clearly, so I could pick the right activity at the push of a button.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 28, 2017 at 6:57am — No Comments

Spotting the baby bump

When I was pregnant, I started to notice how many other pregnant women there were around me. They were everywhere! Of course I know that there were always a lot of pregnant women around, but it really took me being pregnant to notice other women in the same condition as me. Or maybe I started noticing them because I started hanging out in the same stores as them buying maternity clothes and baby toys.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 25, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

Who is up in the middle of the night?

It was 2:33 am.



I know the time, because I bothered to look as I made my way into my son's room to nurse him. I was a different kind of tired that I had never felt before - mommy exhausted. But when I changed my son and started feeding him, and we were cuddled up on our special rocking chair, I was…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 23, 2017 at 6:37am — 3 Comments

Preparing for school stress

A friend of mine told me about the orientation she went to for her daughter's high school. She said that the best and worst moment was when the school's principal addressed the parents to say they should stop making their child lunch. The principal said that it was the child's job to make themselves lunch every day and that was one of the many painful steps parents were going to have to go through.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 21, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 18, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

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."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 16, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 14, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 11, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 9, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

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 shopping
  • Thoroughly cleaning all…
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Added by Lauren Markman on August 7, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 2, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

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