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Laura

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Residing on the southside of Indy, Laura is a nurse, mother and wife. You can find her with her sidekicks: daughter Violet and son Anthony. When she gets a free moment, she enjoys painting, reading and exercising.

The Sweetness of a Five-Year-Old

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“Vivian’s dad likes purple.” My five-year-old daughter tells me, “That’s the same color that you liked when you were little!” I smile. We pulled away from the school pick-up line. My daughter is five. Out...

BeReal, The App That I Am Loving

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Disclaimer: BeReal is not sponsoring this post. I've been on the BeReal app for several months and love it. I first heard about it from my sister, who uses the app. BeReal is a...

Mom or Elastigirl? The Moments That Stretch You

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There are moments I'm proud of as a mom. I'm not talking about giving birth to my kids, though that is something I'm proud of. I mean the everyday moments. The moments you juggle...

I Want to Remember-Ordinary Moments in Motherhood

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To my baby (8-month-old son Anthony) I jot down quotes and memories in a journal on my nightstand. I'm nearly asleep as I recall the events of the day. I want to remember. I want to...

Recipes For You and Your Family to Enjoy All Summer Long

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Summer has arrived. With it, warmer weather. My tastes very much change with the season. In the summer, I crave things like pasta salad, fresh fruits and veggies, and grilled chicken. Below are some...

Pieces Of Myself: Holding Onto Interests And Hobbies In Motherhood

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"Is it harder to hold on than it is to let go?" I asked myself. I set my alarm early to wake up before my kids and go for a run. I woke up early. I...

What A Box Of Rocks Taught Me

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It was a warm day in February-a rarity in the Midwest. The kind of day when people put on their t-shirts and head outside after a long winter. I was in the backyard playing...

To My Girl friends, I’ll Always Need You

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"So, is it everything you hoped it would be, finding the one?" She asks. Her eyes brimming with anticipation. One of my best friends, she's been there through it all. I paused for a...

Gifts That Can’t be Wrapped

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For the first time, we're giving our family and friends experience-based gifts. We won't be buying physical gifts this year. To preface this, we will buy a small gift for our daughter to unwrap...

My Wild Hair And Journey To Embracing My Heritage

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The hairstylist runs her fingers through my freshly cut layers. I look in the mirror, excited to see my new haircut. Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpse an impatient-looking client by...

Patterns And Routines That Keep Us Sane

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We've all been there. Drowning in chaos, over-committed, and overworked. My family and I found ourselves in a season like that. For weeks we survived off of pizza delivery, pulling clean clothes from the...

Support for the First-Time Mom: Trust Her as She Makes Decisions

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I got pregnant with my firstborn in 2018. No sooner had I seen two pink lines than the comments started. A couple of the comments were "Don't get an epidural" and "Don't get induced."...

Mommy is a Nurse

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Being a mom and a nurse means coming home when dinner has already been eaten. Faces have been wiped. Games have been played. A full day is already over. It's 8 pm and it's...

To Indianapolis, The City I Love

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Born and raised in the Indianapolis area, I found myself moving away after high school. I moved to West Lafayette to attend Purdue for my bachelor's. During college, I started dating my now-husband Derek....