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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Did you really earn that grade?'
"Really? Not allowed to fail kids? That's so scary for me. Where's the incentive to learn?"
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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The risks of independent children'
"I think these two comments perfectly illustrate the internal struggle all parents have: Let them explore or keep them safe. I think the biggest factor is knowing your own children and how they behave and how responsible they are."
yesterday
Melissa World Peace liked Lauren Markman's blog post The highs and lows of marriage
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The highs and lows of marriage

I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend. He's mine. I'm his. It's nice.And marriage is good for you. The Economist recently took a look at…See More
Friday
Andrea commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The risks of independent children'
"My daughter is 10 years old now and we used to live in a city but have recently moved to a small town. When we were in the city I allowed her to slowly go on her own or with a friend longer distances from the house. She was given boundaries on where…"
Wednesday
Sarah commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Did you really earn that grade?'
"I can attest to the grade inflation and in general just coddling kids when it comes to their grades.  I spent five years teaching middle school and my biggest issue was that we were not allowed to fail kids.  I'm sorry, but if the kid…"
Wednesday
Sarah commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The risks of independent children'
"My kids are three and one, so no I don't let them walk places on their own.  :)  Honestly, I wrestle with this idea so much.  When I was in fifth grade (and up) my friends and I spent all summer on our bikes.  We usually…"
Wednesday
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The risks of independent children

When I was little, I walked everywhere: To school, to my best friend's house, to the park across the street and to the park a few blocks away. Sometimes my brother was with me; sometimes he wasn't. As I got older, I walked more places: To the store to get milk, to the theater to volunteer as an usher and sometimes I just walked for exercise.Was my Mom worried about me? (…See More
Wednesday
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Did you really earn that grade?

My son had a spelling test the other day (never mind that he is only four). He came home with a lollipop and a reward report saying that he spelled all his sight words correctly. Except: He didn't.He misspelled the word "this" as "these." I didn't point it out to his teacher, but I did talk to my son about it. I wanted to make sure he knew how to spell the word correctly and the difference…See More
Tuesday
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Nobody knows you like Facebook

As previously mentioned, I am not a Facebook user. (And, for the record, I have no problem with people who are avid Facebook users as long as they understand the site's policies.) I know how the site works as I used to have to monitor my company's account. When I did the monitoring, I had lots of internal conversations about data tracking with my bosses. So, I was very intrigued to read how well Facebook knows who you are with just your "like" data.…See More
Jan 19
April Treacy liked Lauren Markman's blog post To avoid divorce, stay away from "professional listeners"
Jan 16
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

To avoid divorce, stay away from "professional listeners"

Let's take a mental break today.Someone combed through the U.S. Census data and used information from the American Community Survey to determine which professions had the highest marriage and divorce rates. It turns out that these days health…See More
Jan 16
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Paige White liked Lauren Markman's blog post Dad needs balance, too
Jan 13
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

A curfew for your devices

My son got a new electronic device with all his Christmas loot. It's like a Fitbit for kids, so it tracks his physical activity throughout the day and gives him rewards and games to play. It's a great little device and he is excited about it.My favorite part of the device is that I can turn it off. Not just with the off switch, but by setting the times that he is at school or should…See More
Jan 12
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Tips for equality in parenting

Describe the workload involved in being a parent. Are you listing out the physical tasks you help your child with (getting dressed, brushing teeth, reading bedtime stories)? Or are you thinking about the mental workout (worrying about them when they are away at camp, remembering their measurements, sizes and all their friend's names) as well? Did you remember to list all those ancillary chores that keep the household running smoothly (laundry, cooking, mowing the yard) and gives them a healthy…See More
Jan 9

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What is your blog name?
Lauren Markman
What is your blog URL?
http://ididntlisten.blogspot.com
Do you have another web site? What's the name?
Stories for Grown-Ups
Twitter URL
http://twitter.com/LaurenMarkman
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http://storiesforgrownups.com
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
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.

Lauren Markman's Blog

The highs and lows of marriage

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:13am 0 Comments

I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend.



He's mine. I'm his. It's nice.…

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The risks of independent children

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:10am 3 Comments

When I was little, I walked everywhere: To school, to my best friend's house, to the park across the street and to the park a few blocks away. Sometimes my brother was with me; sometimes he wasn't. As I got older, I walked more places: To the store to get milk, to the theater to volunteer as an usher and sometimes I just walked for exercise.…

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Did you really earn that grade?

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 6:36am 2 Comments

My son had a spelling test the other day (never mind that he is only four). He came home with a lollipop and a reward report saying that he spelled all his sight words correctly. Except: He didn't.…

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Nobody knows you like Facebook

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 6:21am 0 Comments

As previously mentioned, I am not a Facebook user. (And, for the record, I have no problem with people who are avid Facebook users as long as they understand the site's policies.) I know how the site works as I used to have to monitor my company's account. When I did the monitoring, I had lots of internal conversations about data tracking with my bosses. So, I was very intrigued to read how well Facebook knows who you are with just your…

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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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