A Little Get To Know You

Hello!  I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community here at Disney Baby and can’t wait for all the wonderful things that this site will bring.  I went back and forth with what to write for this first post and came up with about a dozen drafts trying to be clever and witty and wise, but none of them were quite right.  Then I thought…“Why reinvent the wheel?”

So, here I am doing the stereotypical get-to-know-you blog post to kick off my start here, because part of community is getting to know one another.  I’ll start by sharing a little bit about me and my family and perhaps you can share a bit about you and yours at the end!

I’m Lauren, wife, mama and recovering Type-A with a few hippy dippy tendencies.

I am a stay-at-home/work-at-home mama.  Before I was a mom, I was a Preschool Teacher and freelance Wardrobe & Prop Stylist.  Now I stay home with my little girl, but I also still style photo shoots on occasion in addition to writing here, at Babble and at The Little Things We Do.  In my free time (if I ever get any), I enjoy eating delicious food, watching entire seasons of TV shows on Netflix all at once and making up random games on road trips to keep my husband awake.

This is Craig, husband, father, and jack-of-all-trades.

He is one of the most versatile men I know.  This is a man who can crochet a hat, rebuild an engine, cook and bake a million times better than me, and look stylish while doing it.  We were high school sweethearts who met in the 4th grade.  I hated him and he was ambivalent toward me, but then we fell in love over time and I’m so glad we did.  He is the macaroni to my cheese and he is fun and silly and keeps me from getting too uptight.

This is Fern, baby daughter, expert hair grabber, and lover of feeding herself.

I didn’t know I could like another human being this much.  I scored the baby jackpot with this girl.  She is currently 5-months-old and is a pretty happy-go-lucky baby. ALWAYS smiling.  Her current favorites are rice cereal, watermelon, bath time, and our dog. She has rocked our world in the very best possible way and we are having so much fun watching her change and grow.

This is Marley, fur baby, squirrel chaser, and tennis ball enthusiast.

She was our first “baby” and is quite possibly the best dog ever.  She’s wonderful with Fern and she has a bunch of cool party tricks that we can show off when guests come over, which is a plus.  She sheds like nothing you’ve ever seen and I spend a large portion of my life sweeping and vacuuming because of it, but she’s worth it.

I look forward to writing here; sharing our lives and sharing in yours.  I hope to relay our experiences and glean from yours. Blogging is all about a back and forth dialogue, so let the conversation begin!


Read more of Lauren’s writing at The Little Things We Do and Babble’s Baby’s First Year. And don’t miss a post! Follow Lauren on Facebook and Twitter.

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