Lauren

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Lauren is the wife of an Army vet, and the mother of three crazy little boys. A former high school English teacher, she enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and is a freelance writer. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys going to bed early, a fresh cup of coffee, running, baking, and playing all the sports with her kids.
"How I'm {Trying} to Save the Earth, One School Lunch at a Time" in text with purple and blue squares and rectangles and various eco-friendly supplies, a globe, and recycle sign

How I’m {Trying} To Save the Earth, One School Lunch at a Time

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For the past couple of years, I have been trying to switch my sons’ school supplies to more eco-friendly options. Each year, however, we get very specific lists that derail my efforts. While I would...
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Friday Favorites – Lauren’s Fun Back to School Snacks

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Whether your kiddos have been back to school for weeks or maybe just days, they’re probably already begging you for snacks. If your brood is anything like mine, the all important snack between lunch and...
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Unconscious Uncoupling: When a Sleep Divorce Might be Best

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I’ve been married for over 10 years, and my husband and I have been together for over 13 years. Only until recently, though, did I realize that for most of our relationship, we have...
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Tips for Better Selfies on National Selfie Day

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Did you know that June 21st is not only the Summer Solstice but also National Selfie Day? What better way to use the longest day of the year than to perfect your selfie game! In...
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Friday Favorites – Lauren’s Sun Safety Favorites

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between Summer is...
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5 Ways to Show Your Teacher Appreciation This Year

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The end of a very long, often chaotic, and definitely unprecedented school year is here. You can honor your favorite teachers in many ways. It may seem more challenging this year, especially if your student...
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Yes, You Still Know What You Are Doing

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  How do you have confidence in your parenting when you can’t even know if it’s safe to take a walk in your neighborhood with a friend, or if you should be doubling up your...
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Breastfeeding After Year One Is My Choice

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When I first started writing this post, I was a week away from my son’s first birthday.  This was not the first birthday we had planned. There would be no big party with family...
Lauren's Favorite Toddler Snacks with fruit and snacks on a green tray

Friday Favorites – Lauren’s Favorite Toddler Snacks

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. If your...
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Minding Your Mindfulness: How to Help Your Kids Use This Practice

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“Mindfulness” is definitely on the regular rotation of things we ought to be doing these days. Being mindful can seem like a daunting task though. The idea is a simple one: you are focusing on...
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Friday Favorites – Family Board Games

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Whether you’re...

Go Ahead: Watch Cobra Kai Already

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Maybe your husband has asked you to watch it. Maybe your friends have even seen it and are suggesting you do too. Whatever your reasons for not joining the bandwagon and checking out Cobra...