Lauren is a wife, mother and public relations professional. A born and raised Hoosier, she loves all things Indiana. After spending two years fighting the tourists in Orlando, Florida, Lauren returned home to this great state and now lives in Carmel. A self proclaimed "boy mom", Lauren loves spending time with her little man Andrew and husband James. She is a sports lover, runner and avid traveler. Lauren considers motherhood her greatest adventure and loves that she gets to share her stories with IMB readers!

Working Mom Summer

May 31st rolled around this year in much the same way it always does in our house, with excitement and celebration. The last day of school was here, and everyone was elated—everyone except mom,...

Morel Mushrooms: The Thrill of the Hunt

Welcome to the exhilarating world of morel mushroom hunting in the heart of Indiana! Strap on your boots, grab your basket, and let's hunt the woods where the elusive morels lie in wait. Springtime in...
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20 Kid Friendly Adult Restaurants in Indianapolis

Once you have kids, you often think your days of going out to great restaurants for fantastic food must end. Unless it's Chuck E. Cheese, you can never go near a place that other...
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Best Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse Around Indianapolis

On April 8th, 2024, at 3:06 pm, a total solar eclipse will be completely visible throughout the continental United States, with Indiana being a perfect viewing area. The Sun, Moon, and Earth will align...

Organization Tips from the Pros to Start Your New Year Right

2024 is my year to get organized. I keep repeating this mantra in my head, thinking I will manifest it, and it will suddenly come true. Truth be told, organization is more of a...

I Love The Golden Bachelor

I have always been a fan of the Bachelor franchise, well, reality TV in general, really. My husband makes fun of me, but I am a diehard. From the beginning, I've enjoyed the concept,...
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Halloween Safety Tips to Ensure a Safe and Fun Holiday

Halloween is such a fun night for our little ones, and often times the big kids in our life too. But there are important tips to keep in mind while you are out taking...

Land vs. World: A Tale of Two Disneys

If you had told me eight years ago that I would have taken three trips to Disney in the last four years, I would have said, "No way." It's not that I was anti-Disney....

The Enemy At Midnight, My Dance With The Smoke Alarm Battery

I'm exhausted. I'm finally in bed after hosting a fifth birthday party for my son and his buddies. And daylight savings time hits today. Oh, did I mention I have a 7-week-old too? This...
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Pool Day Essentials: What To Bring On Your Next Trip!

So, you are getting things ready to head out the door to the pool, and you are making a mental checklist of the things you need to bring. What is on your list? On...

Learning The Art Of Disappointment

All it took was four magical words.“You get a ring.” Win the championship game, and you get a ring. I could see his eyes light up, and I immediately knew. I knew if he...

Check Out These Area Attractions With Access Pass

Activities are pricey. Man, are they pricey. Basketball games, museums, the zoo, shoot even going to the movies is expensive. The good news is there is help available, but it can be hard to...

In This Family, We Say I Love You

I put my daughter in the car and climbed into the driver's seat of my car. My husband was standing there, and he said it first, “Love you, Maddie, love you, Momma.” I threw...

Please Like My Child, The Voice Of A Worried Mother

Last month I had the opportunity to visit my son's music class at school. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was excited to witness a wonderful music teacher and an engaged class...