Welcome to Mama Needs A Nap! I’m Lauri, a mom of four (one girl, three boys), a home-based daycare owner and a funny parenting writer (at least I try!). I’m based in the Pacific Northwest and like every mother ever, I need a nap! Parenting is hard work, but it’s also a lot of fun.

I started this journey as a busy parent, always on the go. I volunteer, run my business and shuttle my kids between activities. This blog was born from wanting “something more” for myself – a desire in my heart to make a difference and to find a way to express myself creatively. Those who know me best know I always have something to say, and on days motherhood feels lonely, words are my friends. I was longing for connection, community and the chance to create and here we are!

I consider my blog a virtual living room, a cozy gathering place for parents, grandparents, and caregivers. This is a space for you to gather so that you know you are not alone, where I hold space for my readers to approach life’s challenges with humor and compassion. You’ll find funny, heartwarming, authentic and relatable content that I really hope you will enjoy.

I believe in the power of community and that it can help us overcome anything. That’s why I invite you to kick off your shoes, put your feet off, find comfort in this space and if you’re looking for company on social media, follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

There’s a thriving, joyful community waiting for you on my social media channels; there are lots of ways to stay connected. You can even get helpful updates delivered right to your inbox if you sign up for my mailing list here.

Now that we are connected in all the places online, welcome to the family and feel free to invite your friends! I can’t wait to get to know you better. Thanks for stopping by!