Lauren

Lauren
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Lauren is the proud mom of two spunky little boys, wife and business owner. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree, is a marketing communications professional and owner of Auriga Marketing. While she was born in Phoenix, she grew up in Temecula, California and moved back to attend Xavier College Preparatory. After high school she ventured to Denver for college (and skiing) and then on to Honolulu a couple years after graduating. She and her husband returned to Arizona in 2012 and made Central Phoenix their home. They love to travel and experience different cultures, having a deep appreciation for a warm beach and sand between their toes. When she isn’t chasing after two boys or playing with their overly energetic dogs, she can be found working on a home DIY project, trying out a new recipe or planning their next family adventure. Oh, and she is also a firm believer that chocolate should be its own food group!

Here Are the Reasons I Didn’t Take My Husband’s Last Name

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Your name is something you have from the very beginning. From that first breath, you enter the world with an identity, a name. After six years of marriage and two kids, my name is...
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Dear Kindergartner: A Letter to My Kindergartner on His First Day

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Dear Kindergartner, It is hard to believe that five years have flown by so fast. Almost as if I blinked and you went from a tiny 7lb boy nestled in my arms to a big...

To My Baby, Please Don’t Rush Growing Up

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Sleep, baby, sleep. Thy father's watching the sheep. Thy mother's shaking the dreamland tree, and down drops a little dream for thee." -Elizabeth Prentiss To you my sweet boy, as you drift off to dreamland… I...

Saying Farewell to a Beloved Family Pet

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Our family recently said goodbye to our beloved 11-year-old dog, Kali. She had been on many fun adventures with my husband and I before we had children and was there greeting us when both...
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Three Easy Summer Crock-Pot Meals

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As temperatures ramp up, many people slide their crock-pots into the back of the cabinet and dust them off once cooler months roll around. I am a year-around crock-pot lover—and firmly believe the dog...

Summer Birthday Party Ideas

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The temperatures in Phoenix are climbing higher as summer quickly approaches. For those of us that have kids with summer birthdays, the heat poses a party planning challenge. Below are a few summer birthday...

Redshirting Kindergarten (Follow-Up a Year Later)

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Almost a year ago I wrote a post for the North Phoenix Moms Blog, This is Why My Son Will be Redshirting Kindergarten. At the time I felt certain in the decision we made...

This is Why My Son Will Be Redshirting Kindergarten

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Before becoming a mom I only knew the term “redshirting” as it pertained to college athletics; however, that all changed after our August baby was born. Once our son turned two we started to...

Girl, Wash Your Sheets

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I was recently sucked into a Self Magazine article, Here’s How Often You Should Really Be Washing Your Sheets. On one hand I was very curious, but on the other I wasn’t sure if...

‘Tidying Up’ with Marie Kondo Isn’t for Me

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Thanks to Netflix, people are spring cleaning in January. I am going to throw it on out there: I can’t watch Tidying Up. I just can’t do it. Don’t get me wrong, I tried. I...

A Break from the Ordinary—A Guide to Five Fun Family Experiences in Phoenix

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It’s January in Phoenix, which means the weather is perfect to get out and explore for the next couple months. Enjoying parks, hikes and restaurant patios are a favorite pastime this time of year,...

Fun & Easy Ways to Build Fine Motor Skills

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I was scrolling through Facebook recently when I came across an article shared by the music class our sons have attended—it was talking about school age children being unable to hold a pencil and...

Let’s Stop Telling Parents ‘There Are Only 18 Years”

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Parenthood is inexplicably hard and magical at the same time. One minute you feel like you are rocking it and the next you want to just hide in your bed under the covers. These...

International Travel Tips for (Brave) Parents with Young Children

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So you’ve decided to embark on an international trip with your precious toddler or young school aged children—you are in for one amazing ride. Our family just returned from a wonderful European vacation and...
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