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Lauren Markman
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Please go home, Mom

Sometimes, I work late. It's not intentional, but things happen, and I work a little later than I originally intended to. It's not frequent, as I am a huge advocate of the work/life balance for my employees, and I believe in setting a good role model for them and showing them that I don't work late (at least not very often).And it is a great thing to go home on time…See More
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Kathleen Drew commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'When Mommy needs a time out'
"I too am a yeller. Maybe it's my Irish temper?? I don't know. I don't remember my mom yelling at me that much, but I definitely can get a temper.... and of course feel HORRIBLE afterwards. My best tip is to walk away. I have an…"
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When Mommy needs a time out

Sometimes my son pushes me over the edge. It's part of his growing up - he pushes his boundaries and learns the consequences of disrespect. My patience level - like all parents - varies. There are days when I can shake it off, and then there are days when I yell.We aren't supposed to yell at our children, but most parents do. For most of us, it's a reaction to a…See More
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A phone-free dinner table

It's really hard to follow our own technology rules. We know that. I, for one, would consider it a win to have a phone-free dinner table. Maybe I could use a little help.Major artists have started using…See More
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Who is judging you?

Think about a typical day out with your family. Think of all the places that you may go and all the strangers that may overhear the way your family interacts. Do you feel judged?It's hard not to. In fact, almost all parents report feeling judged by somebody…See More
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Lauren Markman commented on Steph's blog post 'A Celebration of Yoga: For International Yoga Day'
"Great post ,Steph! My son and I like to yoga along to the Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on youtube - the stories she tells while doing the poses really engages the little ones!"
Jun 21
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Why we need good Dads

Whenever people see my family for the first time, they tend to stare at my son, then my husband, then me. They are trying to see who my son resembles more. Most people ultimately give up and declare that my son is a perfect blend of my husband and I. (We think so, too.) I like knowing that my son is part me and part my husband, because we both - like all parents - have a big role to play.…See More
Jun 20
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The divorce list

We have all been to that wedding. You know the one. The one where you are trying very hard to be generally happy for your friend/relative and not say anything overly snarky, but - way down deep - you have a suspicion they are not going to make it as a couple. You don't want to be right, but you can't help how you feel. Then, after time passes and you hear word of the breakup, you have to bite your tongue and never admit to anyone that you knew it wouldn't last.…See More
Jun 17
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Being more than Mrs. Mommy

I have two t-shirts that I thought I had specially made just for fun. The first one was shortly before my wedding. I had it made to say "Mrs. XXXXX" (but instead of the Xs, it was my husband's name). The second was right after my son was born and it says XXXXXX's Mom (but instead of the Xs, it has my son's name).I didn't think about them much at the time. They were…See More
Jun 15
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All screens come with an off button

My son now has Minecraft on his iPad. And like most new electronic privileges in our household, it came with a set of rules. So far, he has taken to the rules quite well. Whenever I tell him that his time is up with the game, he puts it away and sometimes I even get an unprompted kiss and "I love you, Mommy" from him. He's happy. I'm happy. And now, I'm trying to give parents some hope.…See More
Jun 13
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Why Dad needs to keep his voice down

I read a lot of studies about parenthood. A surprising number of them uncover changes that need to be made in the Mother's behavior, because either the study didn't cover Dads as well, or it saw Dad's behavior as not having a significant effect on the child. So it was somewhat refreshing to find a study that was all about Dads. I wouldn't say that this could be considered an early Father's Day gift or anything though, because of the results of the study. In a nutshell:…See More
Jun 10

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Lauren Markman
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Stories for Grown-Ups
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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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Please go home, Mom

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 7:59am 0 Comments

Sometimes, I work late.



It's not intentional, but things happen, and I work a little later than I originally intended to. It's not frequent, as I am a huge advocate of the work/life balance for my employees, and I believe in setting a good role model for them and showing them that I don't work late (at least…

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When Mommy needs a time out

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 6:31am 1 Comment

Sometimes my son pushes me over the edge. It's part of his growing up - he pushes his boundaries and learns the consequences of disrespect. My patience level - like all parents - varies. There are days when I can shake it off, and then there are days when I yell.…

Continue

A phone-free dinner table

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 7:00am 0 Comments

It's really hard to follow our own technology rules. We know that. I, for one, would consider it a win to have a phone-free dinner table. Maybe I could use a little help.…

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Who is judging you?

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Think about a typical day out with your family. Think of all the places that you may go and all the strangers that may overhear the way your family interacts.



Do you feel judged?…

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At 3:10pm on February 9, 2016, Quirky Homemaker said…

Yes!  I totally agree that moods can be contagious!  Thankfully, it's been a while since I've had any kind of depression.  That doesn't mean I don't have my days when things overwhelm me and everybody around me can tell!  I've been trying to be conscious to not let things get to me so that the whole house doesn't end up anxious.

At 1:00pm on November 6, 2015, Lady Anne Louise Barrun said…

Hi Lauren. I love your blog. Let's stay connected. Please follow me on my social sites.

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I hope you comment back so I can follow you. Thanks. Have a great day!

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. 

 
 
 

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