Lorren Lemmons

Lorren Lemmons
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Lorren is a mama to two blue-eyed boys and a brand-new baby girl, a military wife, a nurse, a bibliophile, and a writer. She lives in North Carolina. Her work has been featured on Coffee + Crumbs, Mothers Always Write, Holl & Lane, Upwrite Magazine, Tribe Magazine, and Parent.com.
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The Princess Problem

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Are princesses a problem? More than ever, I hear my friends saying in hushed tones, "We're trying to avoid the whole princess thing." And while I'm all for flipping the narrative of the helpless maiden awaiting...
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Love Your Neighbor More Than Your Opinion*

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Did you know there’s an election happening this year? And that people have strong feelings about it? Every time I click on a social media app, I see videos and memes and strongly...
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Friday Favorites – Lorren’s Top Five Pumpkin Spice Products

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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. I'm an...
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10 Things to Love About Fort Gordon, Georgia

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Before moving to Fort Gordon, Georgia I had no expectations. A lifelong Westerner, I assumed that Georgia would be similar to the base we were leaving, Fort Bragg in North Carolina. I figured it would...
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Raising an Orchid Child in the Military

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The symbol of the military child is the dandelion - a flower that can grow in almost any condition and is nearly impossible to beat down. Military kids start over. They go to new schools...
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Friday Favorites – Lorren’s Favorite Books by Black Writers

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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. In the...
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The Five Best Sourdough Bread for Newbies

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This is part two of a series about making your own sourdough bread starter and bread recipes. Make sure to read part one here! It's day one thousand whatever of quarantine. You've made your sourdough...
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Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

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This is part one of a series about making your own sourdough bread starter and bread recipes. Make sure to come back for part two next month! So, there’s a pandemic going on. Most of the...

Babies Will Cry, and It Will Be OK

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My sister sat next to her crying baby on the ground, hand on her forehead. Her little boy wailed, arching his back and swinging his limbs at her if she tried to touch him....
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So Your Toddler is in a Cast – What Now?

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When my toddler refused to walk after a fall, I took her to the ER doing my due diligence. I didn't know what was wrong, but I was unprepared for a broken bone and...
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For My Children, I Am Stable

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In my children's world of military chaos and disorder, I am the constant, the always present person and place. But this role isn't easy. At our new library, we walk into cheerful chaos: children shouting,...
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I’m Listening to Christmas Music Early This Year

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If you spend any time on social media, you’ve seen evidence of this month’s greatest controversy. This issue crosses party lines. It affects both rural and urban communities; the coastal elites and the plains...