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The 15-minute mile

Something very silly occurred to me the other day, as I was thinking about how I don't make enough time in my day for exercise. My problem is that I have been looking at my schedule for a large block of time, but the truth is I don't need that. I just need 15 minutes.I know that is all the time I need, as there is a movement in Britain's schools right now where…See More
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How was recess today?

In our family, we've been working on kindness. And because we are focused on that, I get to hear about recess a lot.You see, almost every night at dinner, my son says that recess was the best part of his day. And so I ask him why it was so great, and I ask him who he played with and I ask him what he might do differently at recess tomorrow. I avoid asking him…See More
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The annual gift buying extravaganza

My son struggled with his Christmas wish list to Santa this year. My husband had a theory that this was because our son has too much stuff and didn't know what to ask for. While I do not disagree with the viewpoint that our son has too much stuff, I think there was another reason that he struggled with the list:We don't watch live television, so we don't see any…See More
Dec 5
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Later in life pregnancies

I am happy being the mother of one. My husband and I are satisfied with our family size and neither of us is pining for another baby. Don't get me wrong - I do sometimes wonder what life would be like with a second child (and it usually scares me a bit). Also - at least in my mind - I think of myself as too old to have another baby.There has been a lot of…See More
Dec 2
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Using your true inside voice

My son is a talker. But, as we all know, there is a time to talk and a time for quiet. My husband and I are trying to teach him ways to identify when he should be quiet. One of those ways is by telling him that the conversation he is currently having is one that should only take place in his head.Don't get me wrong: I enjoy hearing the things that my son has to say…See More
Nov 30
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Routines are for more than just bedtimes

The bedtime routine is a battleground. There is the reluctance to get it started, the whining during each step and a six-year-old's attempted negotiations that have to get shut down. After years of this, we are getting somewhat closer to the stage of acceptance and I know that one day, I can send him off to do his nightly routine and he will do it without question and I may cry a…See More
Nov 28
Brianna Taylor liked Lauren Markman's blog post What do you have to lose?
Nov 26
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What do you have to lose?

I try very hard not to lose my temper with my son. I repeat phrases in my head like "he's only six" or "he's still learning" or "will he have a memory of this moment?" but sometimes it is inevitable. I yell; he cries; he loses things.He is at that age where the loss of objects or fun activities works as a discipline tool. For example, he has lost his electronic…See More
Nov 25
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Getting a call from the teacher

During our parent-teacher conference with my son's teacher, my husband and I did our best to ask the questions we had about homework, behavior, areas of improvement and strengths to develop for our son. (We did not ask about the brightly colored emails.) We did make sure that she knew that if there were any problems, we wanted to know about them.…See More
Nov 23
Mom Bloggers Club liked Lauren Markman's blog post I haven't complained about running in awhile
Nov 21
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I haven't complained about running in awhile

I have not been running as regularly as I should. Every morning, I flip through the list of excuses of why I shouldn't run today:Pictured: Not my shoesIt's coldIt's darkI'm tiredMy back hurtsI feel more rushed in the mornings when I runI promise I'll take a walk later (which is a lie)I don't want toSome mornings the excuses win. Some mornings the running wins. I…See More
Nov 21
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Taking a moment to catch my breath

I took yoga in college, and I loved it. I felt that it was a great way for me to relax my body and my mind in the middle of a hectic workload. I learned how to stretch out my body, how to move for both relaxation and for energy and how to breathe. It's funny how often I forget about that last part.I still sometimes do yoga with my son now (nothing like the college…See More
Nov 18
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The risks we take (and the ones we don't)

"Watch me, Mommy!" This is usually the phrase that precedes my son jumping off something. I smile when I hear this; I look at him dutifully; I suppress every instinct I have to tell him the thing he is jumping from is too high or dangerous or risky. That urge, I've determined, has to do with being his Mommy. Because the thing he is about to leap off is usually not a terrible risk for him to take. But the instinct is still there.…See More
Nov 16

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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
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 15-minute mile

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 6:23am 0 Comments

Something very silly occurred to me the other day, as I was thinking about how I don't make enough time in my day for exercise. My problem is that I have been looking at my schedule for a large block of time, but the truth is I don't need that. I just need 15 minutes.…

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How was recess today?

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 6:31am 0 Comments

In our family, we've been working on kindness. And because we are focused on that, I get to hear about recess a lot.…

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The annual gift buying extravaganza

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 6:17am 0 Comments

My son struggled with his Christmas wish list to Santa this year. My husband had a theory that this was because our son has too much stuff and didn't know what to ask for. While I do not disagree with the viewpoint that our son has too much stuff, I think there was another reason that he struggled with the list:…

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Later in life pregnancies

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

I am happy being the mother of one. My husband and I are satisfied with our family size and neither of us is pining for another baby. Don't get me wrong - I do sometimes wonder what life would be like with a second child (and it usually scares me a bit). Also - at least in my mind - I think of myself as too old to have another baby.…

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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.

Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/ladyannelouise-15590913

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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 :-)

 
 
 

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