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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

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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

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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!

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The Good Mom

It finally happened, friends. I got sucked into the mommy wars. In a decade of parenting, I have seen my share of mom-judgement, but I’ve been enjoying a refreshing, albeit surprising, reprieve from criticism when it comes to my parenting in the last couple of years. Maybe it’s that ten years of sleep-deprivation has left me oblivious… Continue reading The Good Mom

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Avoiding Summer Burnout

It’s almost here. We’ve officially wrapped up homeschool, Miss Celia’s school is on its final stretch, and we’re already getting the emails that slots are filling fast- we have to register for camps now if we want to guarantee a space! Wasn’t it just Christmas? I feel like I was drinking a hot toddy and… Continue reading Avoiding Summer Burnout

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(Mom)Me Time

I just love America. And current events. And current events that take place in America. Like this gem: “Me-ternity” Leave Is A Very Bad Name For a Very Good Idea. Yep, just in time for Mother’s Day, it’s a great look at a one woman writer’s unintended social gaffe (and to be fair, an interview with… Continue reading (Mom)Me Time

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Minimalism with Kids

Hey friends! Did you miss me in the three weeks it’s been since I last posted? Did you think I’d given up on blogging altogether? It certainly feels like I did. However, in keeping with my commitment to live this life instead of exist in it, I’ve been out and about experiencing. And holy moly, there has been an… Continue reading Minimalism with Kids