About the Author

Hi, I'm Lauren! You can find me blogging over at Simply Inspired Mama, a blog about all things Mama and home. And my struggles to get my kid to eat, play nice, all the while trying to get a gorgeous picture, and make a curtain.

My Secret to Beating Pregnancy Stress and Worry


It is about to get deep up in here and my crazy is for sure going to show. There is nothing like a pregnancy to make all your anxiety disorders come to life, add in that you have suffered a prior miscarriage and frankly pregnancy can become terrifying. It was my first pregnancy, my husband… [read more]

Bed Rest Tips (and only a little complaining)

MBL bedrest

I do not want to terrify all you pregnant women out there as I tell my story of what has become the craziest ride of my life. Full of ups and downs, highs and lows and moments that I may or may not have absolutely lost all sense of reality (let’s call it what it… [read more]

DIY Transition Boards


In my opinion, everybody has some struggle with transitions, even adults. But for kids, it is usually even harder. Add to that a special need like some sensory issues or separation anxiety and transitions may become a constant battle. These children may not understand the flow of a day, may become frustrated at the thought… [read more]

Five Fall Fashion Must-haves – on the Cheap!


What’s up, Mamas!  I’ve been MIA around here for awhile, you know, birthing babies and what-not.  I will soon be filling you in on all the stories of bed rest, gestational diabetes – and my crazy birth story! So despite being in post-partum land, I am officially forcing Fall into my life. I kid you… [read more]

The Period Frown


Tell me, tell me, please, I am not alone in suffering from the period frown. That moment when you realize Aunt Flo has arrived and despite the fact that you are not even trying to get pregnant, actually you are trying to NOT get pregnant, you still frown at the thought of no new life… [read more]

Get Beautiful Skin with Oil Cleansing!

MBL oil

I was beyond skeptical when I first heard of oil cleansing. Um, no, rubbing oil all over my sometimes-oily-skin does not sound like a good plan, BUT then I started doing a little snooping. I would call it research, but really I am not the researching kind. I am more of the “find the info… [read more]