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Apparently, I've peaked

I went on a date with my son. For five hours we hung out together, I introduced him to the Lego store, we ate ice cream, he went on a carousel ride and we bought some books. He told me that he wanted to go on another date with me soon because he was "happiest with Mommy." I love spending time with him - he is affectionate, snarky, funny and my buddy. I came back from our outing in a fantastic mood and then read a study about how…See More
Aug 22
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Aug 20
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Hey, Dads: Is this really worth arguing over?'
"Thanks for the comment, Kimmy. I've read lots of studies that it is actually ok to argue in front of children, as long as parents argue fairly and also although children to see the resolution of the argument. I just think that it is a really…"
Aug 20
Kimmy Burgess commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Hey, Dads: Is this really worth arguing over?'
"Hi Lauren, As the friends enter in a stage where they decide to get married and live forever, situation changes to some extent. Now the relationship  of friends get over and maturity overcomes it. Being a couple it is natural to have arguments.…"
Aug 20
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There were a lot of considerations that went into trying to find the right name for our son. We wanted something unique, but not crazy. Something that was meaningful to us, but wouldn't set him up for a lifetime of trying to explain his name to others.And since then, I've learned lots of interesting things about how others…See More
Aug 18
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Dinner for one: Eating by yourself

I know several moms who have multiple children with active schedules. Those Moms spend their evenings and weekends chauffeuring their children to various sports activities, musical activities and dance lessons. I'm always amazed by that (think of the planning and coordination that takes), and I usually have one question for them: Where do you find the time for dinner?This is usually followed…See More
Aug 15
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When families collide

I've got family on my mind. I live close to my Mother (you're welcome, Mom). But most of my extended family lives in an area of the country that requires a 9-hour car drive. (And, if you have ever been in the car for nine hours with a talkative child, you know that the full drive time feels closer to 30 hours.) But I digress.…See More
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Kimmy Burgess liked Lauren Markman's blog post Parents: Stop calling your kids
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There is now a happiness equation

Whenever I used to ask my mother what she wanted for a birthday or Christmas, she would always answer the same thing: "Nothing." If pressed, she would tell me that all she wanted was for us to be happy. It's the sort of non-answer that a lot of Moms give. Yes, parents want their children to be happy, although we have to realize that we aren't responsible for their happiness. But how do you teach…See More
Aug 8
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A boy not meant for vegetables

When faced with vegetables, my son has come up with a go-to phrase: "I'm just not meant to eat vegetables, Mommy."It's funny, but at the same time, we need to expand his horizons. I've tried several things:Serving vegetables in yummy forms. Zucchini bread and carrot cake are delicious, but they still have lots of sugar in them.Pointing out vegetables that he does eat. Like potatoes (in French fry and pierogi form).Hiding them in other foods. But I'm tired of pureeing carrots.Peer pressure and…See More
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Footing the bill for college

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

A decade from now when my son does an Internet search on me and comes across this blog, I want him to read this post in which I state the following:

I love you, and I am not footing your entire college bill.…


Just five more minutes, Mom

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:32am 0 Comments

As mentioned before, when it comes to mornings, I am awake and ready to go. This ability served me well in middle school and high school when I was responsible for getting myself awake, dressed and to school (via the bus or my own two feet) on time. I set my own alarm and I…

Taking care of Mom and Dad

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

My son likes to remind me that he is my only child. He'll snuggle in my arms and say, "you are just my mommy - no one else has you for a mommy but me." It's possessive and sweet and it comes with a lot of responsibility that he doesn't understand yet.

Being a single child, he will fee lots of pressures in…


Oh! You have a blog?

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 7:26am 0 Comments

I don't broadcast my blog as much as I probably should. So, when I do mention it to friends or families and give a brief explanation of what it is about (news that all parents could use), I usually get one of the following reactions:…


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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, 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.

At 9:18pm on February 01, 2014, Barbara Butler gave Lauren Markman a gift
Thanks for the welcome Lauren. Here's a gift for you.
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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