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Practice doesn't make new

There are a lot of things we practice in our household (like politeness and shoe tying), because - after all - practice makes perfect. That is not a phrase my son likes to hear. He (like most children) gets frustrated when he is unable to master something on the first try.



We've all been there.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments

The next generation of parents

My husband once shared an interesting observation about our generation's way of parenting. He said that we tend to make changes for our children based off what we didn't like about our own childhoods:…



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Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

Are you an adult?

I am in my mid-thirties. I manage a team of people in a frequently high-pressure industry. I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a mother to a chaotic (aka normal) five year old. But sometimes I do not feel like an adult.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 2, 2016 at 6:39am — 2 Comments

Keeping a digital tab on your teen

I know that I am going to stalk my son on his mobile device.



It will not matter to me how responsible he is, or what agreement we will have around his device or how old he is. I will be stalking him.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on February 1, 2016 at 6:27am — 2 Comments

No one is paying attention to you

This time it happened before breakfast.



My son woke up and started asking questions about how babies fit in the womb. So, of course, we looked at cross-sectional drawings of pregnant women and…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 29, 2016 at 6:07am — 3 Comments

You seem angry

Yesterday, we talked about what makes people (ok - white men) happy. And it's good…
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Added by Lauren Markman on January 27, 2016 at 6:19am — No Comments

The secret to happiness (for men)

My son likes to tell me when he is not happy. If I take him to a store, I hear "But that doesn't make me happy." If I tell him to clean up his toys, I hear, "That makes me so sad." He is five: Happiness is getting to do whatever he wants when he wants.



I used to think that happiness depended on the person -…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 26, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

I'm watching your eyes

My eyesight is bad. Really bad. Bad as in: I memorize the color of what the technician is wearing at the eye doctor's office, because once I take my contacts out I get a little lost when they move me from room to room.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 25, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Mom, I'm bored

There is a phrase that echoes across every household on the weekends. It is intolerable to parents. It is ridiculous and annoying and insidious.



"Mom! I'm bored!"…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 22, 2016 at 6:15am — 1 Comment

Maybe you should avoid those unique baby names

I have a few friends who are expecting babies right now. And one of the things that I love is hearing their criteria for choosing a baby name.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 20, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

The older mom on the block

Someone asked me the other day if I wanted to have another baby. People like to ask parents that question. (I don't know why, as it is really none of their business, but they ask.) I have my standard answers:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 19, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

Put your phone down and parent

My son is sitting on my lap as I write this post. He is watching the way my fingers move across the keyboard and he is reading the words as I type them.



I try very hard to not use my phone too much in front of my son. Yes, it is very rewarding when it is my turn in a game, or I get a text message from a friend. But, he is my son, and he is much more rewarding…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 18, 2016 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

My Mother never slept

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Wrap that baby up in a box

The biggest shock after having our son is that after four days the hospital was letting us take him home.



Despite the baby prep classes and recovery time from my C-section and the video the nurses insisted that we watched, it seemed really soon. As in: We don't know what we are doing yet - are you sure you…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

No news is good news (for young children)

It happened at breakfast. I don't know why these things happen over breakfast. Maybe it is the quietness of the morning. Or the contemplative nature of maple syrup. But that is when my son started randomly telling me the story of how the twin towers fell on 9/11.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Technology in the hands of children

I must be doing something slightly right as a parent. For Christmas, my son received his uncle's old iPad. Although my son seemed not as excited as we all expected him to be at the time, he has since declared it to be "the best gift he could ever receive" and "the only thing he has ever wanted in his whole life." He also spent the next few days only wanting to play games on his Uncle's team and sit by him at meals. High praise from my son…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 11, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

Why I ignore most of my son's homework

My son has been in school since he was six weeks old. Not daycare. School. Before he reached preschool age, he had endured extensive homework requests to put together collages of various themes, build beanstalks, retell stories and (once) to build a robot. And we did it all because education is important to me.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments

The hidden pricetag in having a girl

My son is a typical little boy. He likes to build with Legos, ride his bike and create chaos and joy. He hates cleaning up (but somehow likes to sweep), enjoys having additional responsibilities and loves being independent. His favorite colors are green and orange. He hates the color pink.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Knowing where you come from

On one girls-only weekend at the beach, one of my friends spent her time looking up her family ancestry. Occasionally, she would let us know about a branch of her family tree that she had discovered, and from listening to her talk, it sounded like her family was full of rogues and adventurers. (I am sure that there were pleasant, everyday people as well, but she didn't share those tales with us.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 5, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments

100 minutes of me time

There is a phenomenal woman that I work with. Every day she comes into the office a half-hour early, sits in the break room and reads. She regularly encourages other people to take time to do the things that they love. And when I once asked her who she could make happier right now, she said she wanted to make herself happier by putting in the same amount of time into her interests as she invests in the people around her.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 4, 2016 at 6:32am — 2 Comments

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