laurenk

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.
be kind to a mom

Be Kind To a Mom Today

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On one of my daughter's first flights, we were heading home from a trip to Florida. We ended up sitting on the tarmac for over an hour before the plane even took off. We...
live your dash

Grief, Kids, and “The Dash”

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My uncle died. Well, two of my uncles died this year (thanks for nothing 2020), 9 weeks between each other, but due to COVID-19, I missed one of the funerals. I was, however, able...

Back to Normal-ish

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It’s been six months since our world turned upside down. We stopped frequenting our favorite stores and restaurants, schools closed, and we were introduced to distance learning. Commutes became a thing of the past. Those...
decisions

Decisions, Decisions

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A quick Google search told me that adults make approximately 35,000 decisions a day. I'm assuming they range from the easy decisions (what time should I set my alarm to wake me up in...
Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone for My Daughters

Moving Out of My Comfort Zone for My Daughters

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When I was a kid, I played soccer. Well, I was in ballet school, then little league, and then soccer. But I always talk about my soccer years when I talk about my childhood...
pregnancy

35 Weeks and 4 Days

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35 and 4. That’s what my doctor told me to tell them at the desk when I got to the hospital. I was 35 weeks and 4 days into my pregnancy, but she didn’t...

My Path Is Not Set

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Throughout your life, you reinvent yourself. Every new school grade brought new friends and a new environment. Summers spent at camps mixed you with a new crowd. And college can just completely change who...
Cyber Etiquette

Cyber Etiquette for Kids

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  I’ll admit it. Before the stay at home orders, and schools closing, I was very against my kids on the Internet. Let me be clear, “screen time,” a whole different story. They’ve logged plenty...
goodbye baby clothes

Say Goodbye to the Baby Clothes

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I’m not a very organized person. I’ll say that right off the bat. With our busy lives and packed schedules, I’m often flying by the seat of my pants. We make it work, but...
crying

My Kid’s a Crier, and There’s Nothing I Can Do About It

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I remember it as though it was yesterday. My older daughter was only a few minutes old, and I was still lying on the operating table. I had a rush of emotions; scared, excited,...