I’m Lauri and I’m so happy you’ve come to visit. I’m Mama to four kids ages 20, 17, 11, and 8. One girl and 3 boys. I spend my days running a daycare in my home so I get to “mama” lots of babies all day long.

I have always been very busy. I do volunteer work, I run everywhere with the kids, I keep an insane schedule, but at some point being busy just wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to make an impact on the world around me. My husband tells me I have “a lot of words” to share. I do and they are the packaging for all of the feelings I want to express and all of the ways I want to support other people.

So here we are. In our virtual living room where we can let other moms and dads, grandparents, caregivers, and people know that they aren’t alone.

Life is crazy hard sometimes. I cope with almost everything with humor and compassion. And I love to share those things with others. Because isn’t it just easier to get through stuff with a friend? Isn’t it better when we can say, “Hey! I’ve been where you are and it will be ok?”

Grab a comfy spot and put your feet up. I’ve got my can of Coca Cola and you can have the beverage of your choice. Let’s visit. You can even catch a nap if you want. Everyone needs one now and then.

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I’m excited to get to know you better. Welcome to the family!