Lauren was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband own a local upholstery shop called, Hot Rod's Upholstery. Lauren is a stay at home mama bear to two teenagers, a spunky little girl, and a toddler who is into everything. In a former life she was a single mom and yes her hair is naturally curly. Lauren loves binge watching Netflix and day trips to Charleston, South Carolina.
3 Reasons Why I Deactivated My Facebook Account | Columbia SC Moms Blog

3 Reasons Why I Deactivated My Facebook Account

Several of my friends have deactivated their Facebook accounts in the past. The reason most people deactivate from social media is to disconnect from "Fakebook" and have more time to engage in reality. Facebook...
When Your Teen is Troubled | Columbia SC Moms Blog

When Your Teen is Troubled

My son turned 13 a few months ago and his behavior is spiraling out of control. Like a lot of parents of teenagers, I am at my wits end and don't know what else...
5 Reasons Why I Love Having a Threenager | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Reasons Why I Love Having a Threenager

A "threenager" is a child who is three years old and acts like a little teenager. I have two teenagers and a three-year-old and their behaviors are all very similar. Que the sass, talking...
How Ketogenic or Low Carb Lifestyle Can Help You | Columbia SC Moms Blog

How a Ketogenic or Low Carb Lifestyle Can Help You

I started my weight loss journey in 2016. My youngest daughter was almost two and I was at my heaviest weight. I knew I needed to do something but honestly, I didn't know what...

Teenage Pregnancy Advice for Girls from a Mom Who’s Been There

While teen pregnancy rates are declining, teenagers still get pregnant. Just two weeks ago I sat in an OB/GYN office across from a pregnant high school girl. I couldn't help but hurt for her...
4 Lexington Restaurants You Need to Try Out | Columbia SC Moms Blog

4 Lexington Restaurants You Need to Try Out

Whether you just moved to Lexington or have been there your entire life, you'll find the area is full of fantastic restaurants. Here are my favorite local, one-of-a-kind spots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that...

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Enjoy Being Pregnant

OK, don't get me wrong. I love my kids, but I really don't like pregnancy. Unrealistically, I wish a stork brought me my baby or I could be super rich and hire a surrogate....
My Kids Are HPV Vaccinated | Columbia SC Moms Blog

A Mom’s Perspective :: My Kids Are HPV Vaccinated

There is a post on social media making its rounds from 2014 about a teenage girl whose parents are claiming died from the Gardasil vaccine, 40 hours after receiving it. The post states, “...
5 Favorite Halloween Books for Kids | Columbia SC Moms Blog

5 Favorite Halloween Books for Kids

It's almost Halloween, and what better way to enjoy the upcoming festive holiday with your little one than with some fun, seasonal books? Not only are seasonal books great for getting into the spirit,...

3 Ways Babywearing Makes Motherhood Easier

I first attempted babywearing when I had my son 13 years ago. As a teenage mom, I didn't know very much about it except that I could place my baby in a pouch instead...

Creative Pregnancy Announcement and Gender Reveal Ideas

When I was pregnant with my son 13 years ago, most people just called their friends and family to let them know they were expecting a baby. Or maybe you announced it on MySpace!...

Delicious Ways to Celebrate National S’mores Day

I have not met very many people who don’t like s’mores. They are an American campfire staple made up of graham crackers, milk chocolate, and roasted marshmallows. When we go camping, I always make...

The 5 Stages of Grief and Your Special Needs Child

I have always associated the Five Stages of Grief with death - until this past year. When my son was in kindergarten he was diagnosed with ADHD. He was hyperactive, inattentive, would get frustrated...

A Family Tradition :: Dyeing Easter Eggs

I remember as a little girl my mom would cover our kitchen table with the latest edition of The State newspaper. She would line up all of our coffee mugs and drop colored tablets...