Hi, I’m Lauren. I’ve been blogging here since 2009 – back when this was a journal of sorts. Then it became more of a community, and here we are today. My day to day life probably looks a lot likes yours. I am the driver of the mini van, shuffling two amazing kids to and from school, dropping off forgotten library books and popping in to surprise them at lunch. I log many hours chatting with my friends at the edge of the playground while our kids run and climb off bit of energy. In addition to grocery runs and dishes and laundry, I research therapies, call specialists, manage appointments, and prepare for IEP meetings. I write in the mornings and crash hard at night. I am a wife, a mother, and a friend. And I'm glad you're here.
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What I Write About
You'll find posts on this blog that can fit into three broad categories:
+ People - I share about my love for my family, relationships and parenting, friendship and community, and a bit of self reflection and faith.
+ Places - I share about my love for my home, for Ethiopia and its beautiful culture, and some of my thoughts on the church, history, and (gulp) politics/current events.
+ Things - I share about my love for organizing and creating, for writing and cooking and occasionally painting. I share about service, and minimalism, and fun finds.
I came up with these categories after careful consideration and you can read all about why I labeled them "People, Places, Things" here.