Lauren Markman
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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Talking about our weight'
"Thanks for chiming in, Charity. I like how you handle the conversation with your daughter - more about time with Mommy and togetherness than about weight. I hope you are both enjoying the fresh air and each other's company!"
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Stacy Crosby favorited Lauren Markman's blog post The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work
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Stacy Crosby favorited Lauren Markman's blog post The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work
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The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work

When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.Now that I am a mom, I read debates about these choices all the time: Is it better to be a stay at home mom or a…See More
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Charity Tipton commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Talking about our weight'
"I have gained 30 pounds since my hysterectomy in 2009. I went from 117 to 148 and I have my 10 year old that is almost as tall as me and is at 112 pounds right now. So I told her that I wanted her to do something with me. I told her that it would be…"
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Talking about our weight

My son likes to tap on my fitbit. He likes to see how many dots I have and (after I explained what the dots are measuring) he encourages me to move around more to get all my dots for the day. Most parents admit that they are uncomfortable talking with their children about sex or money, but those are both necessary conversations to have if…See More
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Ashley Owen commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Self control and lollipops'
"Good idea!"
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Learning like Mommy does

When I was little, I was one of those nerdy kids who really liked school. (Shocking, I know.) I loved my teachers, I liked to learn new things and I even played school on the weekends.Even in higher grades, I still really liked school. Sure, I was more fond of some subjects than others, but overall, I understood that system and thrived in it. And because of all that, my son has a pretty good…See More
Apr 17
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The stigmas of womanhood

I was in the store with my son, when a woman remarked at how well behaved he was being. I smiled (because I was filled with mommy happiness at the compliment) and agreed - he is a really great little guy. Then, the conversation took a turn for the worse."Is he your only one?" she asked. "Yes." I said. "Oh, he needs a sibling," she said with an unjustified pompous air. Let's forget for a…See More
Apr 15
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In case of emergency

When I was in my mid-20s, I learned that a friend of mine had listed me as her emergency contact. Thankfully, I didn't learn this information during an actual emergency. Rather, after hanging out one night she admitted that it was hard being far away from family, and even though she lived with her boyfriend, she had me listed as her emergency contact on all her forms.I was flattered and…See More
Apr 14
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The PSAs that still haunt me

With all the television that I watched as a child, I recall there being an awful lot of Public Service Announcements. There was the egg one about your brain on drugs (and the other drug one where the frying pan destroyed the kitchen), and all the more you know rainbow bits, and of course, the ones letting me know…See More
Apr 13
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You're a mom forever

On Sunday morning, my son greeted me by saying, "Good morning! I get my allowance today, right?" After his morning routine, I handed him his cash for the week and he went to distribute it into his three jars. He then starting telling me what he was going to use his spend money on (a Batman action figure of some kind) and what he was going to use his save money on (a different Batman action figure of some kind).…See More
Apr 10
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Cooped up and lonely

After a completely non-scientific, multi-year study that consisted of me questioning other women, it turns out that this is the typical life cycle for women who work from home:The honeymoon phase (days 1-14): You wear your pajamas, work from multiple places within your home to find the best spot and figure out how to get a few chores done in between assignments.The balance phase (days…See More
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 6:24am 0 Comments

When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.…

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Talking about our weight

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 6:33am 2 Comments

My son likes to tap on my fitbit. He likes to see how many dots I have and (after I explained what the dots are measuring) he encourages me to move around more to get all my dots for the day.



Most parents admit that they are uncomfortable talking with their children about…

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Self control and lollipops

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 6:19am 1 Comment

There was too much candy in the house. My son had a candy stash that contained loot from Halloween, Christmas, birthday parties and Easter. I rooted through the stash and discovered that there were a lot of lollipops.…

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Having two too close together

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 6:33am 0 Comments

I know someone who had her children in quick succession. For four years of her life, she was either pregnant or had just given birth and was breastfeeding. She is a happy mom of three children today, and she doesn't regret her decision to have her children be so close in age.…

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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.

At 9:18pm on February 01, 2014, Barbara Butler gave Lauren Markman a gift
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At 4:00am on February 1, 2014, Taty Sena said…

Hi Lauren. Thank you so much for the welcome :-)

At 6:38pm on January 31, 2014, Ashley Marshall-Seward said…

Hi Lauren! Thanks for checking me out :-) I'm taking notes from your Bedtime for Children post. My 8 year old suffers from insomnia :-( Hopefully with your tips I can get him to sleep sooner. 

At 11:53am on January 31, 2014, Kristen Hewitt said…

Thanks so much for the kind welcome!  Can't wait to check out your blog...and oh yea...I didn't listen either. 

At 5:49am on January 31, 2014, Zena's Suitcase said…

Hi Lauren!  Thanks for your message.  Will be stopping by your blog very soon.  This is such a great community.  American Mom's have different things to say, it's really interesting

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