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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!

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,...

Being A Goldfish And Five Reasons To Love Ted Lasso

Towards the end of 2020, we were neck-deep into Covid and TV shows to binge-watch became commonplace conversation over zooms and on group texts. Always looking for the next great show, I would ask friends,...

Five Local Organization Gurus to Help You Get and Stay Organized

Spring cleaning. Some of us dread those words, while others take it as an opportunity to start anew. Either way, if you’re thinking about tackling a spring-cleaning and organization project anytime soon it can...

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 Chucky Cheese, we can never go near a place that other adults...

Epilepsy, the Most Common Disease You Likely Know Little About

This month is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This annual event teaches people about epilepsy’s causes and symptoms. I, for one, had no idea that one in 26 people would be diagnosed with epilepsy at some...

Grief and Recognizing Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

We’ve all had a point in our life when the ache in our hearts is unbearable. That’s how I would explain grief to someone. And yet, how we react to grief is so personal....

What I Hope He Says for Wife Appreciation Day

Every year on the third Sunday of September wives get a day.  ONE DAY.  This year, Sunday, September 19th is Wife Appreciation Day.  Sure, there’s Mother’s Day and our birthdays, but the 19th is a...

Living the Dream, Albeit Slightly Different Than I Imagined

When I was growing up I wanted to be an actress. It was my original dream. Then it turned to singer, turned Broadway star. (I know you’re laughing, but bear with me.) Once I...

::Heart of IM – Non-Profit Spotlight:: Bookmark Indy, A Local Literary Journey

Summer is here, school is out, and our kiddos are home. We all want to encourage reading and learning throughout the summer, but if you are like me, you often wonder where to start....

When Having a Baby Is a Pain in the You Know What

I love my kids, but I hate what they did to my body. There I said it. Call it selfish, I don’t care. What it is is embarrassing. I sit here 9.5 weeks postpartum...

Nanny Needed: Six Steps to Take When Seeking Childcare

As summer inches closer (can you feel it?), many of us are searching for summer care for our children. I for one am days away from going back to work post-maternity leave and am...
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