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.
A little pink potty.

Goodbye Little Pink Potty

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This weekend, we said goodbye to what felt like a member of the family. No, not an actual person or a pet, but a tiny porta, realistic-looking potty. In pink, obviously. And before you...
A little girl putting lipstick on in the mirror.

Do I Look Pretty?

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"Do I look pretty?" my nine-year-old asked as she looked at herself in the mirror. A simple question, but it took me a minute to reply. Not because I would have said anything other...
A mother playing with her children.

Hey Mama, Get a Life

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I would call myself an introvert. I’m really good at staying home. And because of that, making plans (and keeping them) can sometimes feel exhausting. When I was pregnant with my first child, I...
A woman working while holding her children.

Summer Is Hard for Working Moms

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I know all too well the joyous feeling of counting down the days until school is over. I was there once. I would enjoy what felt like endless days of fun and relaxation. Nowhere...
A daughter holding her mom from behind.

What My Children Have Taught Me

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One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is to teach your children. As parents, we are imparting both practical life skills and wisdom on navigating the world at every age...
A mother embracing her daughter.

Love and Other Four-Letter Words

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Ok, I have a confession. I curse a lot (sorry mom!). Not in front of the kids (mostly). But definitely in my personal life (and maybe a little under my breath at work! Shhh)....
Sisters hanging upside down on the couch.

Play With Your Sister, I Made Her for You!

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I always knew I wanted to be a mom. Even as a little kid, I loved babies. I've seen many pictures of tiny me holding a tiny cousin in my lap. I loved baby...
A girl playing with a dollhouse.

Let Them Be Kids

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When my older daughter was three, we took her on a birthday trip to Disney World. There was excitement. There was magic. There was joy. But also, my little inquisitive smarty pants was quick...
A child trying to speak to an adult.

Our Journey with Selective Mutism

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I first heard the phrase “selective mutism” at my daughter’s ballet class. She and I were talking in the waiting room, and another girl from her class overheard us and exclaimed, “Amelia can talk???”...
Mom pouring milk for her daughter.

Embracing the Little Moments

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I'm nine years into this motherhood gig. Some days are super mundane, but I'm so surprised by some parenting revelation every once in a while. A moment in time when I step back and...