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Lauren Markman
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The effects of PBS (Parental Blindness Syndrome)

You are in the grocery store. In front of you is a Mom and her son. He is jumping up and down, repeatedly saying her name, grabbing items off the impulse rack that she then has to wordlessly return, and genuinely showing some bratty behaviors. And she is calmly ignoring it all.Of course she is ignoring it all: She is a pro at that. Parents have to develop a way to…See More
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The secret of the morning

I'm going to tell you a secret: I've mentioned before that I am a morning person, and it is true: I am usually at my best in the morning. My alarm goes off, I get out of bed and my brain starts buzzing about the day I am going to have. But let's focus on the first part of that sentence: My alarm goes off. I do not wake up naturally at 5 am (it has happened, but it is rare.) And a lot of times, I do not want to get out of bed, but I do it anyway. I have found that the secret is for me to just…See More
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They may drive you crazy, but you might live longer

I adore my son. I think he is brilliant, funny, quirky, sweet and kind. I love the way he wants to read on the couch next to me when he sees me reading, and the way he throws his whole body around mine in a big hug when I come home from work. He amazes me with how quickly he learns new concepts and the way he digs deep into subjects that fascinate him.And, of…See More
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

How to tell someone they are cranky

Inexplicably, my son wakes up early on the weekends. I don't know how he does this. I know why he does it, as he proudly tells me that he gets himself up early so he can have "the most amount of fun on his days off as possible." But this still doesn't explain how he will not move a muscle when his alarm goes off on school mornings yet wake himself up a good half-hour earlier than his alarm on weekends.…See More
Mar 20
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Alert: Your child missed an assignment today

I know what my son's homework is: I know about the spelling assignments and the online math homework and the reading comprehension sheets and all the additional projects. I know all of this, of course, because my son's teacher sends notes - both physical and over email - on a very regular basis.But I also recognize that it is easy for me to keep up with all of…See More
Mar 17
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Remembering the person you were in high school

A few months ago we took our son to the local high school to watch a robotics competition. In addition to the robotics, he loved seeing the older students and spent some time talking about how large the school was and what he would learn there.He asked a lot of questions about high school that day, which made me have to think long and hard about my high school…See More
Mar 15
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The know-it-all in our household

I have made two key points very clear to my son over the past year:Mommy is not an octopus.Mommy does not know everything.The first concept is an acknowledgement that I can't do everything at once, so if he sees me already in the middle of a task, he should not try to add to my workload (most things can wait).The second point lets him know that it is OK to…See More
Mar 13
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What's that beeping sound?

When my son was a baby, the smoke alarm went off in our home. It was the same ear-piercing alarm that most smoke alarms make, but oddly, he slept right through it. He didn't even flinch. And, he was still sleeping when the firefighters arrived a few minutes later to give us the all clear that the monoxide alarm was malfunctioning.I have often contributed my…See More
Mar 10
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Sleeping on the job

Before I go to bed, I check in on my sleeping son. I love to watch him sleep - he is so still and peaceful and quiet. I often wonder what he is dreaming about as he lays there so still, usually with an arm wrapped around a stuffed animal friend.I also wonder when I will lose the urge to check on him at night. I know this is a habit left over from when he was a baby.…See More
Mar 8
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The parent you prefer

Like many mothers before me, I have always assumed that my son would have a few years of devotedly following me around before deciding that he wanted to be just like his wonderful Daddy, and then he would start following him around all the time. And, for the most part, this has started to happen: My little guy has started to decline time with me in favor of hanging out more frequently with my husband.…See More
Mar 6
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Becoming the teacher's pet (when you are a parent)'
"Thanks for the encouragement, Our Little Nest! Teachers are everyday superheroes for sure!"
Mar 3
Our Little Nest commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Becoming the teacher's pet (when you are a parent)'
"As a teacher, I definitely appreciate parents that go the extra mile, since they are becoming farther and fewer between these days. It doesn't go unrecognized, trust me! :) Thanks for all you do to support your child at school!"
Mar 3

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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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The effects of PBS (Parental Blindness Syndrome)

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 6:44am 0 Comments

You are in the grocery store.



In front of you is a Mom and her son. He is jumping up and down, repeatedly saying her name, grabbing items off the impulse rack that she then has to wordlessly return, and genuinely showing some bratty behaviors. And she is calmly ignoring it all.…

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The secret of the morning

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 7:05am 0 Comments

I'm going to tell you a secret:



I've mentioned before that I am a morning person, and it is true: I am usually at my best in the morning. My alarm goes off, I get out of bed and my brain starts buzzing about the day I am going to have.…



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They may drive you crazy, but you might live longer

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 6:45am 0 Comments

I adore my son. I think he is brilliant, funny, quirky, sweet and kind. I love the way he wants to read on the couch next to me when he sees me reading, and the way he throws his whole body around mine in a big hug when I come home from work. He amazes me with how quickly he learns new concepts and the way he digs deep into subjects that fascinate him.…

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Making the case for regular friendships

Posted on March 22, 2017 at 6:44am 0 Comments

My son has an ever-rotating list of people whom he calls his best friend. One week it is a certain child in his class, the next week it is the kid who waits at the bus stop with him and then the week after that it will be someone in his scouts pack. For the most part, I am fine with this: As long as he is nice to everyone that is enough basis for a friendship for a seven-year-old.…

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At 1:01pm on August 19, 2016, Tiffany N said…

Hello! 

Welcome to MBC, I'm new here too! Looking forward to reading more from your blog! I'm from NC as well (Mooresville!)

I'm over at: Http://TheNilsens.Blogspot.com

-Tiffany

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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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 :-)

 
 
 

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