Lauren Warden

Lauren Warden
Living her best life in central Indy, Lauren was born and bred a Hoosier. She is taking on this new chapter of #momlife alongside her husband, son (Blake) and fur babies (dogs: Biggs and Louie). Lauren is a nurse by day and wine lover by night. Although, being a momma is her greatest achievement thus far, she is finding time to further her nursing education. When she isn't busy working, studying or chasing after her wild child she enjoys traveling, live music and finding joy in the little things.

It’s OK to Say No

Let's be real there was a time before motherhood when I was able to do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. The years of selfishness are over now that my son is my top...
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Know Your Worth: How I’m Letting Go of Self-Hate

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance...
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I Was Mom Shamed for Listening to Rap Music

Picture this: It’s a Friday evening. I just got off work and picked up my son from daycare. We are cruising with the windows down, enjoying the cooler weather and trying to hold on to...
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Mommy Meltdowns (of all kinds)

#1. The baby-toddler transition meltdown: For me, it happened the eve of my son’s first birthday. We had just seen the pediatrician for a wellness check and had the usual vitals recorded.  My son was a...

Toddler or Teacher: 10 Things I’ve Learned From My Child

As a new mom I'm constantly teaching. I'm also constantly learning. But despite all of the books and guides I've read and tried to follow, the greatest things I've learned have come from simply...

Ear Tubes in Toddlers: When Surgery Becomes the Answer

  Anyone who gets ear infections or has children who get ear infections know how brutal they can be.   We’ve been seeing our pediatrician pretty regularly when it comes to colds and congestion.  It's never much...

Why I Decided to Kill the Guilt and Work Full-Time

Going back to work after having a baby can be IS tough.  I remember taking my sweet boy to daycare at 10 weeks old.  It felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest...

Throw That Birth Plan out the Window: An Imperfect Birth Story

My birth story starts as you would typically expect.  I was a week overdue and scheduled for an induction.  My husband and I arrived at the hospital giddy with excitement.  We had our bags...

How to Foster a Love of Reading at an Early Age

I love books, I have always loved books and when I had my son I vowed to instill in him the same love of reading that I had growing up.  For me it started...

The 5 Stages of Workout Related Grief

It’s nearing the end of February and I already find myself receding back to my old habits.  Maybe it’s these dreary, frigid temps or the fact that my child gets up 4.5 times a...