laurenk

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Lauren is a full time working mom to Madelyn(born 2012) and Amelia (born 2016). Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lauren and her husband Scott moved to Fairfield County in 2008. A self proclaimed “indoor girl”, in her spare time you can find Lauren in her favorite corner of the couch, binge watching whatever “everyone’s” watching.
can't always be there

You Can’t Always Be There

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When I had my first baby, I experienced what I now know was postpartum anxiety, but at the time, I just thought I had a raging case of FOMO. You know, fear of missing...
before we were mom and dad

Before We Were Mom and Dad

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Tonight, I was looking at my Facebook feed and saw someone I worked with years ago post a picture of her and her husband on their wedding day. She looked so happy in her...
working mom

Family First, Work Second

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I was in the shower this morning when my older daughter wandered in. From behind the shower curtain (we do have SOME boundaries), she asked how old she had to have a phone. I...

8 Is Not Always Great

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I love my children. I have two very sweet, very loving little girls. They are inquisitive, they are caring, and they (mostly) get along very well. We are a tight little family of four,...
parenting style

Adjusting Your Parenting Style, One Milestone at a Time

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Parenting is hard. I know everyone says that. I've seen all the memes. I've read all the articles. I've posted plenty of "you got this!" graphics to let everyone know we're all in this...
Screen Time, Socializing and the Pandemic Parent Dilemma

Screen Time, Socializing, and the Pandemic Parent Dilemma

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It’s 3:15 p.m. on any random weekday. Without fail, my phone starts going off incessantly with texts and FaceTime calls. Nope, no one is looking for me. My cellphone is linked to my iPad...
Scrabble

We Play Scrabble

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I have a confession to make. I’m a woman in my (early) 40’s, and I still need my mom—a lot. Like, call her every day, send a lot of texts. Need her. The good...
formula fed

My Children Were Formula Fed, and That’s Ok!

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I was (as most first-time moms are) completely confident in all of my plans. I knew what I wanted the nursery to look like, I knew...
fear of missing out

FOMO: Fear of Missing Out, Kid Edition

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When you’re a first-time mom, everything is new to you. I was a babysitter my entire teen years, into my 20’s, but every child is different, and you really don’t understand the ins and...
date night in

Dine-In Date Nights

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I’ll be honest. My husband and I were never really good at “date nights.” We've always used babysitters heavily throughout the work-week to help navigate childcare, so we always felt a little bit guilty...