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!)

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,...

Cheers! :: Hosting a Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebration

Pop, clink, fizz! It’s almost that time; time for family and friends to gather around and celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. Food, fun, fireworks (for some), and most...

Safe and Sound :: Ensuring Family Safety in Unexpected Situations

A few years ago here in Birmingham the weather was really cold . . . like really cold . . . so cold that it started snowing and the snow decided to stay and...

Positive Parenting :: Turning the Table on Bullying

Ok, so here we are again, another one of those, “Hi, I’m Lauren and I am guilty of . . ." But this time, it’s a bit more serious. This time, I want to admit...

Piece by Piece :: Changing Clothes for the Changing Seasons

Sunshine and sunny days, green grass, tall trees, long days, short nights, and HEAT!!!! Not just any heat -- Alabama summer heat. The kind of heat that makes you uncomfortable and sweaty (or as...

It’s OK to be Lazy :: Giving Responsibility to Gain Relaxation

Hi, I'm Lauren, and I have a confession . . . I used to be a Supermom. You know, that mom who would cook seven days a week; clean seven days a week; wash, dry,...

Wake and Conquer :: Five Time-Saving Tips for Busy Mornings

Well . . . the time is almost here: backpacks, books, and binders; pencils, pens, and paper. Yep, it's back to school time. It’s time for shopping, cleaning, and most importantly, scaled back bedtimes...