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Lauren P

Lauren P
Lauren is a Chicago native turned Alabama resident. She came to Alabama leaving behind great pizza, tall buildings, and white winters to become a doctor. Little did she know, she would meet one special person who would change her life forever. Now Lauren resides in Hoover with her husband, Dell, and two kids, Brysen and Karsyn. She enjoys busy days, quiet nights, football, and barbeque. (Oh, and let's not forget Target and the beach!)

Matters of Black Mental Health :: ADHD

Mental health is at the forefront of the country's issues right now. In the midst of the pandemic and racial injustice is mental health. Depression and anxiety are on the increase in men, women,...

Being the Light :: Positive Thinking Upon Returning to School During the Pandemic

Well, Parents, here we are . . . back to school. We certainly didn’t think it was going to look or feel like this, right? Finding new meanings in words like virtual, remote, and...

A Letter from an African American Boy to His White Friends

This post I am writing to you today is different. Our world is different. Here in 2020, racism and racial injustice are still real. People are still judging other people by the color of...
Offering safety and stability for our kids during the coronavirus pandemic

Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis :: Making Life Work

Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis So here we are in coronavirus quarantine ("coro-tine") day 1,234,000. We are tired, anxious, a little tipsy, exhausted, and bored. Our kids are now off any routine, they are eating...

Connecting Kids :: Making Technology Safe and Useful

It's Okay to be Connected. Let’s have a moment of truth: we allow our children to use electronic devices. Day after day they use phones, tablets, video games, and laptops. While the length of usage...

Victim to Victor :: Overcoming Domestic Violence

Imagine a relationship. In the beginning everything is wonderful. Opening doors, buying gifts, a honeymoon so to speak. Then all of a sudden, things change. There is verbal abuse -- name calling; emotional abuse...

Lunches Made Easy :: Tips and Tricks for School Lunches

Making school lunches for kids seems like an easy task, right? A Lunchable here, a turkey sandwich there . . . But even with my best intentions, sometimes my tiny human still comes home...

Happy Hair Ideas for Girls

Do you ever wake up in the morning, get dressed, put on makeup, and then your hair decides to be full of life, lifeless, or somewhere in between? Don't everyone raise your hands at...

The Importance of Disclosure and How to Help Victims of Abuse {Child Abuse Awareness}

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Across the nation, survivors of abuse are being recognized, and awareness about abuse is being raised. Child abuse is a serious issue that affects many people. More...

Grab Your Gal Pals and Celebrate :: It’s Galentine’s Day!

Last year as I was walking through my favorite place (Target, of course) I came across this cute sign in the Dollar Spot that said “Happy Galentine’s Day”. I stood, pondered for a moment,...

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