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Free labor: The case for childhood chores

Here's why I don't like Batman: He has Alfred. Because Bruce Wayne is well off, he doesn't have to sort his own socks or cook his own meals or really do any chores. He is a horrible role model for my son. I like Spiderman. Peter Parker has to get good grades, maintain an after-school job, save the world and still take out the trash. That takes good time management skills.  But, for now, my son is still in love with Batman. I'll have to slowly bring him over to the ways of the webslinger.…See More
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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The case for more cuddling'
"I love that you are teaching your little one to "hug and make up!""
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Blinding them with science

One day far into the future, when my son accepts his Nobel Prize in chemistry, I fully expect him to thank his Mom for doing all those "way cool" egg experiments with him on that one rainy Saturday afternoon. "Because of her," he will say, "I learned to look at the world as a place filled with answers. You just have to know the right questions to ask." And I will tear up, and it will be lovely. (Trust me.)…See More
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Erin Gregory commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The case for more cuddling'
"I'm a hugger and so is my little McKinley! In fact it's how we teach her to apologize along with sorry so she understands its an acceptable nice way if communicating!"
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The case for more cuddling

One day when I dropped my son off to school, a little girl in his class came over to greet him with a giant hug and some happy words. My son bared it, the girl walked off and my son looked up at me and said, "These girls - they always want to hug me." My son's school is technically a hug-free zone (for the students - teachers are definitely allowed to fulfill the children's hug requests because it is still pre-Kindergarden). On this particular day the teacher ignored the little girl's hug…See More
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You aren't that good at this; and that's OK

You're at a party. Not a children's birthday party (for a change) but a party with only grownups. Some of the guests are talking about politics, others are talking about their new hobbies or careers and still others are discussing literature. You find yourself chatting with a person who has lived an extraordinary life. As they continue talking you learn how they have had success at sports, in the business world and in their family life. They tell you about the places they've traveled to. The…See More
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Ashley Owen favorited Lauren Markman's blog post Taking your coffee in a sippy cup
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Taking your coffee in a sippy cup

My son is not a morning person. I am fine with that. I am fine with talking gently to him in the morning, making his room brighter and even helping him get dressed on the days when he is really not into getting out of bed. I'll do whatever it takes to help him start his day.Well, almost anything. I draw the line at giving him coffee. Evidently, there are a number of parents that do give…See More
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Ashley Owen favorited Lauren Markman's blog post Why I'm "mean" to Girl Scouts
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Why I'm "mean" to Girl Scouts

I was getting some exercise with coworkers a few weeks ago when I saw a Girl Scout. She was about eight years old and with her daddy and absolutely adorable. She was also selling cookies.I flagged her down and asked her if I could buy some cookies. She beamed at me. She didn't realize that I was a crazy customer until I made her do the following:Recite the Girl Scout pledge with me. (Get…See More
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Lauren Markman
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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Free labor: The case for childhood chores

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 6:25am 0 Comments

Here's why I don't like Batman: He has Alfred. Because Bruce Wayne is well off, he doesn't have to sort his own socks or cook his own meals or really do any chores. He is a horrible role model for my son.



I like Spiderman. Peter Parker has to get good grades, maintain an after-school job, save the world and…

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Blinding them with science

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 6:34am 0 Comments

One day far into the future, when my son accepts his Nobel Prize in chemistry, I fully expect him to thank his Mom for doing all those "way cool" egg experiments with him on that one rainy Saturday afternoon. "Because of her," he will say, "I learned to look at the world as a place filled with answers. You just have to know the right questions to ask." And I will tear up, and it will be lovely. (Trust me.)…

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The case for more cuddling

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 6:25am 2 Comments

One day when I dropped my son off to school, a little girl in his class came over to greet him with a giant hug and some happy words. My son bared it, the girl walked off and my son looked up at me and said, "These girls - they always want to hug me."



My son's school is technically a hug-free zone (for the…

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You aren't that good at this; and that's OK

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 6:25am 0 Comments

You're at a party. Not a children's birthday party (for a change) but a party with only grownups. Some of the guests are talking about politics, others are talking about their new hobbies or careers and still others are discussing literature. You find yourself chatting with a person who has lived an extraordinary life. As they continue talking you learn how they have had success at sports, in the business world and in their family life.…

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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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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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