Hi. My name is Lauren, and I am married to a coach. Specifically football and slow-pitch softball. Two sports that I know very little about. Well...technically I know very little about most sports. I'm not exactly what you would call...
As my 5.5 year old so lovingly reminded me the other day... I'm old. 32 years old to be exact. Apparently, with the ripe old age of 32 comes the ability to let go of caring about unnecessary and...
An old acquaintance once posted on her social media something about horseshoes being better than circles. She was referencing another social media post, this one from Glennon Doyle, that reads, "If you are standing with other women in a circle and...
Consider this idea: your self-care can be found in serving others around you. I don't mean taking care of your children or your spouse, because that is a given as a mother or as a parent. You are doing a great...
A few days ago, my husband and I were watching Kim's Convenience. Sidenote: please watch this on Netflix if you haven't yet - it's hilarious. We paused to talk about family expectations and how we wished we had families that spent...
While you may not want to think about it, the fact is that very often women outlive their husbands. According to Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, 80% of men die married, but 80% of women die SINGLE. Some women...
I never thought I would spend holidays without my kids. I wanted to be the mom with the perfectly crafted holiday cupcakes, not the mom who has to miss out on celebrations! When we were going through our divorce,...
This just in: The phrase “I’m exhausted,” is SO 2000. Today, moms have leveled up to “I’m dying,” then we just chuckle and carry on with our chaos. But it’s not funny. And moms aren’t really laughing. In fact, here's a little secret… We’re...

Love Thy Neighbor?

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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood taught me so many important lessons as a kid that still ring true for me today. Those social and emotional skills were tested just the other day... At the grocery store last Sunday afternoon, I collected groceries...

A Farewell to Naptime

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It's the day I knew would come, and I must say I have more mixed emotions than I thought I would. It is time to say goodbye to nap time in our house. With some reluctance, but also relief,...
Hurry up guys or mommy will be late for work! A phrase that is heard nearly every morning in my home. The ironic thing is if I had a quarter for every time I said it, I wouldn’t have to...
It seems like every time I turn around, someone is giving my child candy. For example, there was a day when she received candy as a reward in dance class, for being an exceptional helper in school, and also...

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I'm a Sooner fan; I've been a Sooner fan my entire life. I've donned my crimson and cream every Saturday for as long as...