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Are men more lonely?

Sometimes when I see my son playing by himself in his room on a Saturday afternoon, I stand in the doorway and ask him a very complex question: Are you lonely?I ask this for several reasons. First of all, he is an only child with no siblings to boss around. So, if my husband…See More
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Something is growing in your car seat

Sometimes when I am at work I look at my keyboard and am disgusted because I can't remember the last time I cleaned it. This is usually followed by a bout of spraying and swabbing it.I'm not a neat freak by any measure, but I like a clean house and a fairly clean life. But there is one area that I often neglect to clean: My son's car seat. Do I vacuum it when I vacuum the rest of the car? Yes.…See More
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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
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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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http://twitter.com/LaurenMarkman
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http://storiesforgrownups.com
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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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Moms have the power to change the world - one life at a time. Let's learn how together.

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Are men more lonely?

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 6:26am 0 Comments

Sometimes when I see my son playing by himself in his room on a Saturday afternoon, I stand in the doorway and ask him a very complex question:



Are you lonely?…

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Something is growing in your car seat

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 6:24am 0 Comments

Sometimes when I am at work I look at my keyboard and am disgusted because I can't remember the last time I cleaned it. This is usually followed by a bout of spraying and swabbing it.…

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Grandma wants you to have more children

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 6:02am 0 Comments

For the decade I was with my husband before we wed, my extended family had one question for us: When are you two getting married? Every family reunion, wedding of one of my cousins or catch up phone call somehow elicited that question.…

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You should text your mother

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 6:38am 0 Comments

As mentioned before, my Mother is really good with technology. She blogs, she texts and she FaceTimes with her grandchildren. It turns out that this is really good - not just that she is adept at embracing new things, but it's good for my relationship with…

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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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