healthy living

The Everymom’s Guide to Eliminating Screen Time

Confession: I love television. No, really. I love television. I come from a long line of television lovers. Sitcoms in particular bring up happy memories for me. I grew up happily gathered with my parents and siblings around episodes of Cheers and Seinfeld, and then Everybody Loves Raymond. I could watch marathons of The Golden Girls and Frasier as a teenager, and as… Continue reading The Everymom’s Guide to Eliminating Screen Time

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Unlike, Unfriend, Unfollow

I have a confession to make. I’ve written a ton here about taking a sabbatical from social media, and it’s pretty clear to me that my mental health is usually in a better place when I’m not spending my free time scrolling mindlessly through the events of everyone else’s post-worthy lives, but…I’m also at a… Continue reading Unlike, Unfriend, Unfollow

healthy living · parenting · pregnancy

My Hygge Homebirth

  It’s been six weeks, and I know if I don’t get this story written soon I’ll forget all the glorious details that I definitely want to remember forever. And you guys have been waiting for this haven’t you? I mean, I can’t possibly be the only birth story junkie out here, right? Well, here… Continue reading My Hygge Homebirth

healthy living · life · mental health · parenting

Making and Holding Space

Happy Friday, friends! If you’re like me, you’re watching the summer come to a close (maybe with a tear in your eye? and also a sigh of relief at the sheer exhaustion of an eventful few months?) and doing your best to will the fall weather here ASAP. Were I in my typical mid-August routine,… Continue reading Making and Holding Space

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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