Author: Lauri

The Day I Moved Into My Yoga Pants

I finally got my first pair of yoga pants. Let me explain that I have zero interest in yoga. I did it once. My husband got a set of exercise videos so we could work out together at home which means I did yoga for a total of 18 excruciating minutes that I will never get back and all I learned was that my favorite pose is the one at the end where you lay on the floor on your face and pretend to be asleep. I think it’s called Passed Out Tantrum Kid Pose or something like that. It...

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Why I Will Remain Standing For the National Anthem

This is not a platform I use often to express my opinion on politics for many reasons. One, I don’t feel as though I am informed enough to debate a topic to the fullest extent that it deserves and, two, I never intended this blog to be about politics. I write here to talk about parenting topics, funny stuff, and the things that help us get through the day in our crazy lives. Today, however, I’m going to break my rule. I can because, well, it’s my page. I do what I want. I am a very proud American....

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I’m Only One Person and I’m Not Sorry

Lots of things have been happening in my little corner of the world.   This week our boy had his tonsils and adenoids out, plus a cautery done on his nose. Yesterday, I drove our oldest back to school and helped her move into her first house. She is living off campus for the first time, a huge step in life.  We are getting our three youngest ready to start the school year and sports seasons and I’m preparing my own preschool materials for our upcoming learning here at daycare. Earlier this week, my husband and the rest of the...

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Remembering the Son I Never Knew

Most years I let my son’s due date come and go without mention. We celebrate him on the day he was actually born, as reality is different than what was to have been. He was due April 30th, 2009 and would have been 8 years old today. I imagine him playing baseball and Legos. In my heart I believe he was a little more like his older brother than his younger one. Quiet and thoughtful, rather than boisterous and outgoing. I imagine he would have loved books and movies just like his Mama and he would have done well...

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Bunnies, Peeps, & Lies I Told My Kid

“Mom, is the Easter Bunny real?” Shut the front door! No! No, no, no, nooooo! I am not ready for him to ask this question. He is nine. My sweet boy is nine years old. I am so thankful that we’ve made it this far into his childhood and kept the magic of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny alive and flowing. I should be grateful. I should look into his sweet blue eyes, and tell him the truth. We believe in God. We teach our kids what these holidays are really about and we teach...

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Lauri Walker, “Mama”

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