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Lauren is a proud Texan turned Denverite for life. She lived in Denver's Platt Park neighborhood for four fabulous and fun-filled years, and recently moved further south near Cherry Creek State Park and the Denver Tech Center. She is a stay-at-home-mom of two kids under three, and being a mom brings more joy and completeness than she ever imagined. She is happy, but tired, mostly tired. In her former life sans kiddos, she had the job of her dreams in the non-profit/event-planning world, which took her all over the country including Dallas, New York, Las Vegas and finally Denver. Somewhere in the middle she met a man who loved the mountains, married him in 2010, left Texas for good and had two sweet and handsome little boys. She was shocked when they let her take the first one home without an instruction manual. Alas, she is daily figuring out motherhood through trial and error, good community, and a whole lot of grace. Her favorite things are coffee and chardonnay, books and baths, and quiet time, which she happily looks forward to in 18-years. She writes over at Happy Haven Blog about all things home and family. You can follow her daily adventures at Happy Haven Blog's Facebook Page.
The End of the Breastfeeding Road | DMMB

The End of the Breastfeeding Road

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I'm really not one to look back on a time in my life and be sad that it's over. With parenting, I've always been acutely aware that the time I have with my babies...
Life Before 8am: Lauren | DMMB

Life Before 8AM {Lauren}

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Life Before 8am . . . “See and appreciate the significance in the mundane, in the everyday, in the fleeting.  The big moments are important, but some of the best moments are in the...
When You Don't Like Your Toddler | DMMB

When You Don’t Like Your Toddler

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Before anyone gets all worked up, I assure you, I love my almost two-year-old toddler so much, I really do. He is cuddly, sweet to his baby sister, and has a fun sense of humor. He...
Why I Love the Drive Thru | DMMB

Why I Love the Drive-Thru

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Ten years ago, I was the young woman who was focused solely on her career and who also used to take her dogs to day care. More recently, and I'm embarrassed to say this,...

When Someone Bites Your Child

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It is the question we moms will all eventually ask ourselves when we see bad behavior from another child against our own: when is it my place to step in?  How do I handle...
When Perfect Isn't Possible | Denver Metro moms Blog

When Perfect Isn’t Possible.

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One of my great friends recently told me that she didn’t think I was laid back. “Meaning,” she explained, “you are always on top of everything, put together, and involved in things like volunteering...
Surviving the Newborn Dark Days | DMMB

Surviving the Newborn Dark Days

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Today my third child turned 6-weeks-old. I’ve absolutely loved the first few weeks with each of my babies, it is such a special, sweet time; however, in the middle of all the love, there can...
Flying With Baby Tips By Month | DMMB

Tips for Flying with Your Baby {By Month}

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I will never forget the first flight I took with a baby- I was a new, first-time mom flying with a 10-week old. I was also alone, terrified, and sweating. Profusely. He slept the whole flight. I...

A Goodbye Letter to My Pregnant Body: 5 Things I’ll Miss About Pregnancy

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Dear Pregnant Body, Hey you! We've known each other very well these past 2-years. Considering I've been pregnant for eighteen of these past 27-months, I'd say we are peas in a pod. We get each other. It has...

Down Syndrome: Stefanie and Liam’s Story of Joy

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This month marks Down Syndrome Awareness Month and today we wanted to share our friend Stefanie's story. Mom of four, Stefanie is on a mission that a Down syndrome diagnosis is nothing to fear! ...
Surviving Football Season: | Denver Metro Moms Blog

It’s Here! How to Survive Football Season.

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Temperatures will soon begin to drop, leaves start to hint at a color change, and my television will be occupied every Thursday through Monday starting now through January. That's right wives...
I Have A Favorite Child | Denver Metro Moms Blog

I Have a Favorite Child (and that’s okay)

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Okay, okay, I'll say it: we parents of multiple children have a favorite child. I can almost hear moms shaking their heads in shock and disagreement. OR maybe you are wondering how the heck I can...

Transitioning Your Toddler from a Crib to a Bed

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I love cribs. They are like little holding cells nests for your kids, keeping them in one place where you know they will be safe and protected {though you may have an adventurous climber who begs otherwise}. A...
Denver Date Night Spots | Denver Metro Moms Blog

25 Denver Date Night Dinner Spots

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Date night. You know the one - the infamous, coveted evening when you get to enjoy dinner with your spouse, alone. To the non-local, Denver may represent the outdoors: the beautiful Rockies and one of the...