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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!

budget · Giving back · healthy living · home

Baby Steps to Wasting Less

I’ve been sitting on this topic for a while, and given the current headlines, now seems as good a time as ever to break it out. Whether you’re a die-hard environmentalist or just a person looking to spend less at the grocery store every week, chances are you’ve given some thought to ways you or… Continue reading Baby Steps to Wasting Less

belief · faith · healthy living

The Case for Rest

Picture it: Saturday. That glorious American day set aside for yard work, housework, and catching up on that never-ending cycle that is laundry. The sun is shining, the kids are playing happily (that is, fighting like cats and dogs over a toy we literally have 7 of ), and I’m schlepping boxes up from the… Continue reading The Case for Rest

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2016 = Scorched Earth

If you’re like me, you’re already holding the match with which to burn 2016 to the ground on 12/31. Like…if we can agree on anything, I think we can agree that 2016 is probably not the best year in our recall. I am sooooo ready to kiss this year goodbye. As I look at my… Continue reading 2016 = Scorched Earth