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.
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...

Life Lessons To Be Learned

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2020 changed the way I parent, without a doubt. There were so many life lessons to be learned. In general, I won’t remember this as an amazing year. I lost two relatives. I have spent...
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...