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Stay out of my kitchen

I like to cook. It is one of those skills I came by through watching my mother (thanks, Mom) and with a lot of practice in making meals when I was younger. It is something that I enjoy, find challenging and try to share with my son.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 19, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Looking for room(s) to spare

Sometimes I ask my son about the house he would like to live in one day. He tells me that he wants a big backyard with a fence to keep him safe (that's my guy!), lots of good sidewalks for riding bikes, a slide instead of a stairway (don't ask) and three rooms just for him.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 17, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

September edition of the name game

On August 12, my mom sent me a seemingly random text message that said:

I named you after Lauren Bacall. Cool. Babe.



First of all, can we just pause here to recognize how suave my Mom is? She's a pretty crafty chick and an amazing woman.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

We've all got the blues

When I did my 100 book challenge last year, I would occasionally (and accidentally) get a large print book from the library. I'd crack it open, see all the large typeface and think, "Wow. That's kind of nice."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 15, 2014 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

Negotiating a game of Calvinball

Like many other very cool people, I am a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. And because of that, I know the rules of Calvinball:

  1. You make up the rules as you go along.
  2. You can't play the game the same way…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Taking back my lunches

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we are all eating more and more meals by ourselves. When it comes to lunches, that doesn't really bother me. What bothers me is that I am eating those meals at my desk.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 10, 2014 at 6:40am — No Comments

There's a Lego underfoot

When I first lived alone, I was mildly afraid of the dark. I would hate investigating weird noises by myself and refused to leave the perceived safety of my bed in the middle of the night.



As a mom, I am afraid of the dark for a completely different reason: I am pretty sure I am going to step on a…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 9, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Shhhh...Let me enjoy the quiet

In about an hour from now, I will be in the car. I'll have dropped my little guy off at school for the day, gotten back into my car, and will be sitting in traffic.



And it will be absolutely silent in my car. It will be wonderful.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2014 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

How long am I supposed to run?

I would not describe myself as a runner. Runners tend to try races and talk about branching out to trails and go through sneakers much faster than I do. But, I do run for exercise. And, although I do not enjoy it, I would say that I have tolerated it more than most other exercises.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 5, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Families interrupted by work

As soon as I got pregnant, two things started happening right away:

  1. Other mothers started telling me pregnancy- and child-related horror stories. (Seriously, why do women do this?)
  2. I was treated a little differently at…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 3, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

Won't you be my neighbor?

When I was little, we spent a lot of time with our neighbors. The teenage daughter was our babysitter, the older son cast us in the adventure movies he liked to direct and we would go over to their house for parties often.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 2, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Traveling companions are better than apps

We recently took a 10-hour drive to New Jersey for a family reunion. (Not in one day. That's craziness.) This trip went significantly better than the last really long car trip we took because of several things:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 1, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Footing the bill for college

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.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Just five more minutes, Mom

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…
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Added by Lauren Markman on August 28, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

Taking care of Mom and Dad

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…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Oh! You have a blog?

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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Added by Lauren Markman on August 25, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 22, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

Where did that skill come from?

Like a lot of parents, I often think about the nature/nurture influences on my son. In addition to his daddy's captivating eyes will he inherit a love of playing music, too? My little guy has already showed some proficiency at telling stories like his Mom, but will that skill…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 20, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

Hey, Dads: Is this really worth arguing over?

My husband and I were friends for years before we became a couple. All those years of friendship added up to lots of funny stories about mutual friends and was a great way to determine how compatible we are. Since the time of our transition from buddies to spouses, we've had relatively few arguments. Sure there are areas where we don't always see eye-to-eye, but overall, we are on the same page.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 19, 2014 at 6:34am — 2 Comments

YourBaby'sName.com

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.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 18, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

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