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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!

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...

Cesarean Awareness Month: Behind Our Scars

April is Cesarean Awareness Month. For some of us at Indianapolis Moms, this month is very meaningful. Bringing a child into the world is special regardless of how they were born, but having a...

The Anti-Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. As soon as New Year’s passes the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates hit the shelves and much to my excitement the Brach's candy hearts fill the aisle. Happy Valentine’s...

It’s Almost Time, Bring on the Pregnancy No-No’s

As I sit here, I am exactly 26 days away from giving birth to my second child. We are having a girl and if you have read any of my previous posts you know...

My Fertility Journey, No Filter

I’ve written and rewritten this blog post in my head a million times.  It never sounds the same, never quite like I want it to read, but the ending is perfect.  Do a quick...

Therapy After Miscarriage: The Key to My Recovery

One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. I am one in four and I am not alone. I would like to think this statistic is becoming more well known, but I am not sure that’s the...

September 11th: How to Pay Tribute and Learn During the Pandemic

I can’t believe it is September already. If you are like me, each year, I look back and think about where I was on September 11, 2001.  Who I was with, what I was...

National Relaxation Day: Local Spots to Pamper Yourself

Saturday, August 15th marks a day we can all get behind, National Relaxation Day.  After the 2020 we’ve had I think we can all agree we need, no wait, we deserve, National Relaxation Year....

Post Quarantine Travel with Family: Tips and Tricks to Help Keep You Safe

Recently we returned from our first trip post quarantine. However, as the numbers continue to spike, a vacation may not be in your near future but it's important to remember that traveling will look...

::Heart of IM Non-Profit Spotlight:: Hamilton County Humane Society

If you're like me, you've set goals for 2020. One of my top personal priorities was to continue to give back and volunteer for a local organization. At the beginning of December, I started to volunteer...

My Ode to Dinner at the Bar

One of my favorite things to do is to steal away on a late evening, after leaving my son safely with a sitter, and have dinner with my husband at the bar of a...
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