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!
Sometimes breastfeeding just clicks!

Breastfeeding: Why it was a Love/Hate Relationship for Me

I wanted to breastfeed my son, but I didn’t want it to rule my life. There I said it. I wanted to give my son the best possible nourishment, but I also wanted to...
My mom and I

I’m Turning Into My Mother and That’s OK

“You are turning into your mother,” said my husband. Straight from his mouth to my ears. “Crap.” I thought. It’s the beginning of the end.   But is it? My mom and I have always had...
A mother's intuition is rarely wrong.

Mother’s Intuition: Learning to Trust Ourselves

Ok, gut-check ladies. Have you had a situation lately where that strong and feisty mom gut has told you something wasn’t right?   Anyone raising their hand?  Well call it what you will, gut check,...
Is it time to cut?

To Cut His Hair or Not to Cut His Hair…That is the Question

My 15-month-old son woke up with the cutest curls in his hair the other morning. His sandy brown locks have the most adorable ringlets I have ever seen and people are constantly commenting on his...
Like I have to remind him...

I’m Changing My Name to Dada

I’m changing my name. I have decided that Mama is inadequate and that from this point forward I will be Dada instead.  I mean, who decided on Mama anyways?  It’s harder to say and...

Sleep and your new baby: Ten Tips for Making It Happen

As mom’s we all want to know the magic spell to ensure our babes are good sleepers.  During pregnancy, I continued to think about whether I would be one of the lucky ones that had...
Cherish these moments.

I’m On the Mom Struggle Bus

I’m on the mom struggle bus. I’m on the mom struggle bus and lately I feel like the darn thing won’t stop to let me off. Its been a slow build up, but today I...

I Wore Leggings as Pants and I Liked It.

  I couldn’t help but chuckle a little this week when the story came out that United Airlines forced two girls to change their clothes after they tried to board their flight wearing leggings.  SAY...
Running is my therapy.

Running and Pregnant: How I Made It Happen for Nine Months

I have been a runner much of my adult life. It started in college as a hobby and then grew into a way to keep fit and relieve stress. So when it became time...
The big ONE!

Happy 1st Birthday to you…I mean us. We did it!

My son will be one this month. His first birthday is upon us. I can’t believe that twelve months have passed since he was born. But I am thrilled witness this amazing little boy...

Travel with your children, you will be happy you did!

When my husband and I met, we immediately connected over our love of travel. We would hop on a plane often as our schedules would allow.  Our adventures would take us to places as close...
The Rainbow Bridge

Losing a Pet is Like Losing a Member of Your Family and It’s So...

  Losing a pet, or in this case man's best friend, is like losing a member of your family. That is why the death of a dog can be so hard and heartbreaking.  Yesterday I...