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Mommy is failing at school

Within the span of his short life, my son has been to two schools. He attended the first school from the extremely tender age of six weeks old and only left it after we moved, right before his fourth birthday. In that first school, he made his first friends, and there was a core group of them that moved from room to room. It became natural for me to know them and for them to know me. I've painted their faces, talked to them upon pickup, and had them over for play dates and birthday parties.…See More
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Sexting as the new first base?

I have a friend with a name very close to my husband's. And I have to keep that in mind, because every time I pull up my husband's name in my phone's contact list, his name appears first. He's a good enough friend, so I've actually given him a fair warning that if he ever receives an inappropriate or confusing text from me to ignore it. (And preferably delete it.) Because when I send messages about being out of soap or a sappy "wish you were here" note, it was definitely meant for my husband.…See More
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Adult children of divorce

As I have mentioned before, my parents divorced when I was young. There is no doubt in my mind that it was the best decision for both of them. There is also no doubt in my mind that it was a hard decision for them to make. I was one of the only children of divorce in my Catholic school (no surprises there), but as I reached high school, I realized that I had a lot of company. I met a lot of children of divorced parents, each with differing custody arrangements. Most of them were in their mom's…See More
Oct 17
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Working out a workout schedule - for dads'
"Ashley, I too am a runner born out of necessity. Glad you are enjoying it!"
Oct 16
Ashley Owen commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Working out a workout schedule - for dads'
"I have struggled with this personally because joining a gym since having children brings about guilt from having to leave them. I am a stay at home mom and chose to be. I don't like taking that time away from them. What I have found recently…"
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Can I please just drive?

My son and I are on the way to the grocery store and my phone dings. I ignore it. It dings again. Then my phone rings. Normally, I have Bluetooth enabled in my car, but it is off right now, so I don't answer the phone. My son asks me why I don't answer the phone and my answer is, "Because I'm driving and people can wait." I've written about…See More
Oct 13
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A love letter to feet

When my son was three, he liked to play a game where he dressed up like either mommy or daddy. This mostly involved wearing our shoes. He would come clunking out of the closet with my husband's shoes on, struggling to lift his feet in them, or he would slide around in a pair of my heels and ask me, "how do you walk in these shoes, Mommy?"But when it comes to his own feet, we've tried to be…See More
Oct 11
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Why girls are making the grade

I sit with my son as he does his homework. I love watching him write the letters in his weekly sight words (he has beautiful handwriting) and the way he sticks out his tongue as he counts objects in sets. It takes a lot of focus on his part and on mine, too. Because if I don't sit there with him, he is not going to do it on his own. From his perspective, there are Legos to play with and adventures to be had; homework gets in the way. I am so proud of him when he plows through it and gets it…See More
Oct 8
Ashley Owen commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Where have all the babies gone?'
"Makes me sad to think of babies not being around. Love them!"
Oct 7

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Lauren Markman
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http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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Mommy is failing at school

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 6:32am 0 Comments

Within the span of his short life, my son has been to two schools. He attended the first school from the extremely tender age of six weeks old and only left it after we moved, right before his fourth birthday. In that first school, he made his first friends, and there was a core group of them that moved from room to room. It became natural for me to know them and for them to know me. I've painted their faces, talked to them upon pickup,…

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Capturing everyday moments

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:24am 2 Comments

Do me a quick favor: Scroll through your phone and find a picture of an everyday moment. Something unscripted. One where nobody is looking at the camera. It's hard to find, isn't it?



But those are the moments that matter. A Harvard Study posits that it's these…

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Coasting in the classroom

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:25am 0 Comments

There are several people in my office who stand while they work. I admire them. Because although I know I need to stand up more in my day, I'm not yet at the point where I am ready to raise my desk. (I'd have to stop wearing heels to the office, for one thing.)…

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Sexting as the new first base?

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 6:27am 0 Comments

I have a friend with a name very close to my husband's. And I have to keep that in mind, because every time I pull up my husband's name in my phone's contact list, his name appears first. He's a good enough friend, so I've actually given him a fair warning that if he ever receives an inappropriate or confusing text from me to ignore it. (And preferably delete it.) Because when I send messages about being out of soap or a sappy "wish you…

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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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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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At 12:24am on January 31, 2014, Tirralan Watkins said…

Hi Lauren, thank you for the welcome. I've got a lot to filter through, and I look forward to visiting your blog.

 
 
 

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