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Lauren

Lauren
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A Michigan native, Lauren has lived in the Kansas City area since 2014. She is now settled in Overland Park with her husband Taylor, 2-year-old son Silas, infant daughter Rosalie, and their three fur babies. Professionally, Lauren is a writer/PR professional for a PR firm in NYC. Always struggling to balance work, life, and motherhood, Lauren’s survival strategy is to look for humor and joy amidst the chaos. Her best advice for relieving stress is to bake a batch of cookies (works every time).
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Doula Services During COVID-19: A Q&A with Six KC Doulas

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I’ll just cut to the chase: COVID-19 sucks, especially if you’re pregnant (as if birth wasn’t nerve wracking enough on its own!). Beyond the base-level stress that a pandemic brings, social-distancing rules can really...
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This Just In: It’s Possible to Have a Stress-Free, Natural Birth in a Hospital

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Part of the joy of walking the line between being naturally-minded and “mainstream” is that you get the side-eye from both crowds, especially when it comes to pregnancy and birth. The natural people truly...
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Navigating Holiday Get-Togethers with a Newborn

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Having a baby near the holidays can be stressful for a number of reasons. With fall and winter comes not only the pressure of traveling and family expectations, but also germs and flu season—a...

7 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Family-Friendly Activities in KC

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If you’re anything like me, you’re no stranger to FOMO (fear of missing out). Sometimes during a lazy weekend at home, I find myself Googling “events in Kansas City this weekend” in an attempt...

Postpartum, Round 2: My Favorite Post-Baby Resources

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Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, healing emotionally and physically from birth can be daunting. As my husband and I gear up to welcome our second baby, I am keenly aware of...
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Your Next Date Night In, Courtesy of Burgers’ Smokehouse

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I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes dinner and a movie sound boring. When my husband and I get a chance to have a date night, I find that we usually have more...
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Five Great Mom Podcasts that You Should Know About

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In the last few years, podcasts have really taken off in popularity, all but pushing aside the “mommy blogs” that took over the internet about ten years ago. According to recent statistics, nearly half...