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Lauren Markman
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The class of 2037 is sparse

One thought that hits me right before I fall asleep at night is that my son (my baby!) will be 18 years old in less than a decade. He's told me about his plans for college and moving out and while I am delighted he is thinking about being a fully functioning adult, the thought that my baby will be on his own in the world one day makes it hard to sleep some nights.…See More
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Another reason to play board games

When my son gets bored he has a list of items he generated to look at that will hopefully inspire him to find an activity. I recently figured out that I needed a similar list for when I have that random free hour on a weekend, and am not quite sure what to do with myself.Both my son and I have "ask someone to play a board game" as an item on our lists. We…See More
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Keeping a close enough proximity

My son wakes up on a Saturday and walks into my office to give me a morning hug. He finds me reading on the couch and tells me not to move. He runs off, grabs a book, returns and settles on the other end of the couch, stealing most of my blanket. He tells me he loves it when we read together. I love it, too.I've reached a good point with my son where we are…See More
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Rewarding exercise behaviors

We recently got a treadmill in our home. I used to run in the mornings before my family was awake, but it became a constant battle against weather and darkness and I almost got run down by a deer. (Yes, really.) I lost my motivation.We got the treadmill and on the very first day my son wanted to use it. Since we have a rule that he can use it as long as he…See More
Feb 15
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Dealing with procrastination early

The next few months are a really busy time for my son - he has several projects he is working on for school. While he will get some class time to work on them, there is going to be a significant portion of the work done at home.So, this will be when my son learns how to devote a little bit of time each week to getting all his stuff done, and I'll watch to…See More
Feb 11
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The second child that stresses you out'
"Hi, Shantell. I can't imagine the amount of skills it takes to go between a fourth grader and a high school senior in one day! I hope you are able to find some things in life that help you smile along the way and keep the stress levels down."
Feb 9
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The tone that your baby likes to hear

My husband and I talked to our son a lot when he was a baby. (For the record, we talk to him a lot now, too, but we are not sure he is always listening.) We talked in a slightly higher-pitched tone, with big smiles on our faces and short sentences. He liked it then (but probably doesn't now.)We were super excited in those early days of baby babble, when he…See More
Feb 9
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Rock-a-bye Mommy

When my son was a baby, my husband and I didn't purchase a swing. We thought that we wouldn't need it, and we were very, very wrong. The daycare folks told us to look into it, since he enjoyed the swings there so much. He loved the one we got him at home, and we noticed that he slept better after a good bit of rocking in it.Since then, my son has always…See More
Feb 6
Shantell commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The second child that stresses you out'
"Lauren, When I saw the title of this post, I had to read it. I have a second child....and I am stressed out! I think when you said a second child is twice the work- So True! I don't think I am stressed because of the second…"
Feb 6
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The second child that stresses you out

It is Saturday morning. My son is riding his hoverboard around the living room, listening to an upbeat song that is echoing throughout the house. He is running up and down the stairs on all fours, sounding like a small herd of elephants. He is pretending that an alien army is invading the LEGO city he built. He is having fun on his day off.Sometimes I think…See More
Feb 4
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What did you decide today?

Our lives are made up of decisions: What to wear that day, which way to take to get to work, what to have for lunch, which people to talk to, how to react to the dinner someone made for us. Lots and lots of decisions. A lot of these we don't think about too much. For example, I am pretty easy going when it comes to lunch decisions - I will find something to eat at whatever place someone else chooses, so I tend to let the person who is more particular about their food or cravings pick the…See More
Feb 1
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The infrastructure chores

Like all parents, my husband and I want our son to be able to take care of himself when he leaves the nest one day. So, we teach him how to do chores. These include everyday tasks (like putting his own dishes in the sink) to weekly work (like cleaning the floors) to quarterly tasks (like purging unwanted items from the house). We want to make sure we expose him to the way the household works.…See More
Jan 30
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Reviewing our family rules

My son is getting older. As much as I would like to prevent this, I have been assured that he will continue growing up. As his parent, I should probably accept this. He is growing up and I have to adapt.So, I've been thinking a lot about our family rules. Our current set of rules are on display in our dining room. They are in a spot where they can be easily…See More
Jan 28
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Talking about growing bodies'
"Thanks, Shantell! I agree that having conversations early and often is the key!"
Jan 26
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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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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.
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The class of 2037 is sparse

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 6:57am 0 Comments

One thought that hits me right before I fall asleep at night is that my son (my baby!) will be 18 years old in less than a decade. He's told me about his plans for college and moving out and while I am delighted he is thinking about being a fully functioning adult, the thought that my baby will be on his own in the world one day makes it hard to sleep some nights.…

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Another reason to play board games

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 6:37am 0 Comments

When my son gets bored he has a list of items he generated to look at that will hopefully inspire him to find an activity. I recently figured out that I needed a similar list for when I have that random free hour on a weekend, and am not quite sure what to do with myself.…

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Keeping a close enough proximity

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 7:02am 0 Comments

My son wakes up on a Saturday and walks into my office to give me a morning hug. He finds me reading on the couch and tells me not to move. He runs off, grabs a book, returns and settles on the other end of the couch, stealing most of my blanket. He tells me he loves it when we read together.



I love it,…

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Rewarding exercise behaviors

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 6:50am 0 Comments

We recently got a treadmill in our home. I used to run in the mornings before my family was awake, but it became a constant battle against weather and darkness and I almost got run down by a deer. (Yes, really.) I lost my motivation.…

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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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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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