I've made my decision. And I can't continue to blog for you here. Y'all have been the sweetest and rather than just leave you hanging, I've decided to let you know where you can continue to follow me. I'm on Instagram at lifesparkwithlauren and my blog lifesparkwithlauren.com. There, I open up about burning out while … Continue reading Time to Move this Party to My “Real” Blog
I'm taking a break from this blog to figure out the best way to move forward. As I've said before, this isn't my only blog. I started this one, anonymously, as sort of an experiment and it turned into the greatest jump start for getting my writing mojo back. I'm seriously considering revealing who I … Continue reading Is this the end?
Why do I do that to myself, question the choices I make, question what I chose to do with my time? My mind always tries to come up with fifty alternate scenarios, all of which are much more efficient use of my time. But that's just me. Call me practical. It's what my mom should … Continue reading Bad Habits Die Hard
This story will be talked about for years, I'm sure. And how Mama (that's me) cracked up when they opened the front door, brother holding the drone, and sister hanging her head low in embarrassment. One look and I, baby in arms, burst out laughing. "Babe!" I shout, still laughing, "Come look at this!" My … Continue reading Tangled in Laughter
My heels are digging in deep. A few weeks back, I craved quiet. But I didn't act on it. I failed to pull myself away, to hide out in a closet or something. Anything. I'm being stubborn. A stubborn introvert. One who's self-aware of her introverted needs but whose stubbornness just wants to push herself … Continue reading Stubborn Heels: Introvert Mom Problems
The day after we returned from our Christmas break with family, we had satellite internet installed. Why satellite, you say? Because one, we couldn't get our local broadband provider to install it. (You can see my post about that here.) And two, I use a fair amount of data on my phone, but our cell … Continue reading Life with Poor Cell Coverage and Satellite Internet
I still remember the first time I swore in front of my high school friends, probably because of the astonishing remark it invoked: "Oh my god, [insert first name, last name] said *uck!" That was a year or so after graduation and I'm sure had this scene taken place just ten years later, that moment … Continue reading Are You Frickin’ Kidding Me?