family · parenting · planning · travel

Cross-Country Roadtripping: Phase One

When last I left you guys, I was hinting at the beginnings of our amazing 13-state sojourn across America, full of camping and learning and being utterly in awe of the wonders of nature all around us. Sigh. It really was wonderful. But how did we get there, you say? In my wildest dreams, I just keep… Continue reading Cross-Country Roadtripping: Phase One

homeschool · parenting · planning · travel

Homeschooling across America

If you follow me on social media, you know I’ve been taking the squad camping across America for the last two weeks. It’s been part necessity (we’re moving from Salt Lake City to the Great Lakes) and part fun-activity, because we learned all about early American history this year in our homeschool, and what good… Continue reading Homeschooling across America

faith · family · holidays

Our Kid-Friendly Messianic Seder (Whew!)

Well friends, I pulled it off. Our family of 6 just survived the Feast of Unleavened Bread (that’s seven days of no bread in a house that lives 50% off PB&Js, mind you) and had a killer Pesach celebration to boot. The kids had fun, we had fun, and we had *hardly any complaints about… Continue reading Our Kid-Friendly Messianic Seder (Whew!)

faith

Preparing for the Weekend

I mentioned this before, right? That in the last year our family has had a bit of a shift in terms of how we approach our faith? Well, if not, and without going all super-deep and emotional on you, the general gist of it is that we’ve taken our minimalist-lifestyle and stretched it over into… Continue reading Preparing for the Weekend

healthy living

Yep, that’s my screaming kid. (or, Autism for the rest of us)

Originally posted on monogrammed mischief:
? Something sad happened to us this week. Maybe not sad, per se, but something disappointing and discouraging. For those of you new to our program here, Celia is my 10-year old daughter who happens to be on the autism spectrum. And this week, Celia was on an adventure with…

family · healthy living · mental health · Mom time · parenting

I’m back!

Hello friends! Oh man. It’s been close to a year since my last post. Really, Lauren? What happened??? So here’s the thing. In my last post, I talked about taking a break from social media. But true story… I needed a break from media in general. I needed to work some stuff out. I knew… Continue reading I’m back!

life

Why I Need a Break from Social Media

That’s an ironic title for a blog post, no? Bear with me, friends. I did something drastic today, at least for me. I deactivated my Facebook account. I know. My cool friends are like,  “I never go on Facebook anymore…I don’t even know what’s on there.” I so wish I could be that way. I have such a… Continue reading Why I Need a Break from Social Media