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!

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...

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...

20 Kid Friendly Adult Restaurants in Indianapolis

Once you have kids, we often think our days of going out to great restaurants for fantastic food must end. Unless it's Chuck E. Cheese, we can never go near a place that other...

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...

Ringing in New Year’s Eve 2023…In Bed

Picture this. It's 11:24 pm with just over 36 min left until a new year rushes in, and people are celebrating. Drinks, parties, sparkles, and champagne are everywhere. There is excitement in the air,...

Soup Season Is Here!

Remember that book, Chicken Soup for the Soul? It was all the rage when I was growing up. And you know what? They are right. While I remember the book itself being great, I...

Daycare: Round Two

They say it gets easier, ya know. But truth be told, not always. I have two great children; Andrew is six and is our guinea pig. The oldest always is, testing out new things....

My Embryos: What To Do Now That We Are Done Having Children

It took us almost three years to get pregnant with our daughter Madison. Three years of shots, fertility treatments, tears, IVF, IUI, miscarriages, heartbreak, and finally, success. I realize that even after all that, I...

::Heart of IM – Non-Profit Spotlight:: Summer Stock Stage

I thought I was destined for the stage when I was growing up. Little did I know, I was more destined to continue to perform on my parent’s fireplace hearth, but hey, a kid...

Kindergarten Graduation: Wishes For My Son

Every May, students around the country throw on the cap and gown, march in single file to Pomp and Circumstance, and move their tassel. This year, my son will be one of those students,...
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