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Lauren Markman
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Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The Mommy complaint guide'
"Wow, Ashley! I would never even think to have to add such an obvious rule to the list, but GREAT call out! Children are children. None of them are one thing all of the time!"
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Ashley Owen commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'The Mommy complaint guide'
"Great points and so true! Also, never tell a friend if you think their kids are "rough, etc." Only saying this because had a friend tell me that and it stabbed me in the heart. I have two very active little boys and while they can be a…"
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Ashley Owen favorited Lauren Markman's blog post The Mommy complaint guide
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The Mommy complaint guide

I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.Ummmm...no. Know your levels, people. Look, we all have good days and bad days, but it's important to have a healthy dose of perspective when you are venting to other parents.…See More
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Relax, Mom

I was sitting in the living room reading a book. My son wandered downstairs and climbed into my lap. "You haven't checked on me in a while," he said. "That's right," I answered. "You have free time to do what you want to do, and you know the rules of the house, and you clearly know where I am, so I'm not worried about you. You're a big kid."…See More
Apr 27
Lauren Markman commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Talking about our weight'
"Thanks for chiming in, Charity. I like how you handle the conversation with your daughter - more about time with Mommy and togetherness than about weight. I hope you are both enjoying the fresh air and each other's company!"
Apr 25
Stacy Crosby favorited Lauren Markman's blog post The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work
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Stacy Crosby favorited Lauren Markman's blog post The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work
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Lauren Markman posted a blog post

The Mommy Wars: Stay at home or Go to work

When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.Now that I am a mom, I read debates about these choices all the time: Is it better to be a stay at home mom or a…See More
Apr 24
Charity Tipton commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Talking about our weight'
"I have gained 30 pounds since my hysterectomy in 2009. I went from 117 to 148 and I have my 10 year old that is almost as tall as me and is at 112 pounds right now. So I told her that I wanted her to do something with me. I told her that it would be…"
Apr 23
Lauren Markman posted a blog post

Talking about our weight

My son likes to tap on my fitbit. He likes to see how many dots I have and (after I explained what the dots are measuring) he encourages me to move around more to get all my dots for the day. Most parents admit that they are uncomfortable talking with their children about sex or money, but those are both necessary conversations to have if…See More
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Ashley Owen commented on Lauren Markman's blog post 'Self control and lollipops'
"Good idea!"
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Ashley Owen favorited Lauren Markman's blog post Self control and lollipops
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Lauren Markman
What is your blog URL?
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.

Lauren Markman's Blog

7 tips for nurturing a budding book worm

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 6:21am 0 Comments

We have been in the used book store for more than an hour. Since my son has started reading on his own, picking out new books has become a MUCH more serious task than it used to be. I normally let him move at his own pace in the bookstore, but it is past lunch time, and I am pretty convinced he will sit on the floor all day and read every book he can if I let him.…

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When I grow up, I want to be a...

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 6:37am 0 Comments

My son is practicing for his graduation. There are some songs and a skit that his class is doing, and part of the skit features the children saying what they want to be when they grow up. This is particularly funny to me, as my son changes his mind constantly:



Monday: When I grow up, I want to be a…

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The Mommy complaint guide

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:37am 2 Comments

I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…

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Something new to worry about: Passing along anxieties

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 6:22am 0 Comments

When I let my son watch Finding Nemo, I always start it at the scene where Nemo is waking his dad up for the first day of school. I know that fairy tales and children's movies have a long history of removing mothers from stories because moms represent safety and security. But in the case of Finding Nemo, I think that the opening scenes are a little too traumatic. My son…
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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.

At 9:18pm on February 01, 2014, Barbara Butler gave Lauren Markman a gift
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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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