Author Archive | Lauren

Christmas is for the kids right?

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Mom Style

Christmas is coming.  December is upon us and the entire month will undoubtably fly by.  If you are anything like me you have already begun to play Christmas music at home and in the car.  I have my favorites like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland”.  However, in my opinion there is always […]

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Mom life can often by a stressful one.

Sometimes Being a Mom is Hard

Sometimes being a mom is hard. I had one of those weeks this week.  We have all had one like this, and most of us have had a few. Work is stressful, my husband was out of town, kiddo got sick and I just felt like you couldn’t control a thing anymore. Doesn’t matter how […]

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Give Me the Turkey, the Football and the Family Craziness – I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. It is far and away my favorite holiday. A girlfriend asked me a few weeks back to rank holidays and I spoke without hesitation that Thanksgiving was number one. Here’s why! Ok, lets start with the obvious – Thanksgiving is a daylong holiday for eating. Give me the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy […]

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Indiana, My Home Sweet Home

I love Indiana.  When people ask where I’m from, I quickly reply, “I’m a born and raised Hoosier”.  I grew up just south of Indianapolis and am now raising a family just north of Indianapolis.   And that’s just fine with me.  In fact, my husband is from Michigan, attended Butler University and never left.  So […]

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A mother's intuition is rarely wrong.

Mother’s Intuition: Learning to Trust Ourselves

Ok, gut-check ladies. Have you had a situation lately where that strong and feisty mom gut has told you something wasn’t right?   Anyone raising their hand?  Well call it what you will, gut check, mother’s intuition or sixth sense, that feeling inside of us rarely leads a mother in the wrong direction.  Mother’s intuition must […]

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20 Kid Friendly Adult Restaurants in Indianapolis

In April, Indianapolis Monthly put out their best new restaurants for 2017.  I am dying to try them all.  Whittle away at that list, while my waistline increases.  However, I have one minor deterrent.  He is the cutest deterrent ever, but a deterrent nonetheless.  Once you have kids, we often think our days of going […]

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