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Lauren Peterson

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Lauren is a Jesus-loving, Craig Peterson-loving, SAHM and coffee stain removal expert. She has a Masters in Social Work and has previously served in counseling and ministry capacities. Her and her husband Craig are local business owners and live in East Moline. They have a 3-year-old daughter aka Squishy who keeps them busy and entertained. Lauren's vices include an Amazon Prime addiction, and eating cooked spinach and vinegar by the pound, followed by Andy's Frozen Custard by the pound.
making date night doable with a new baby

Making Date Night Doable (even with a new baby!)

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Despite what the title might seem to insinuate, date night over the seven years of our marriage has come to signify so much more than romance. Maybe we’re just not great multi-taskers but it...

DENTAL HACKS FOR PARENTS

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Anyone who has ever had their beloved baby say “Mornin,’ mama” just a little too close to their face knows: stank grows in a kids’ mouth just as fast and fierce as it does...

PARENTING AND SEX: HOW TO PARENT AND HAVE SEX WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND

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Warning: in this post I talk about sex...a lot. If you’re my in-laws, you might want to stop reading now. I’ve been on a mission to share about our infertility experience and I’d be...

3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ADOPT

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It must be said: we have not adopted. We have checked boxes 1-4 out of 1,000. I feel that needs to be said because a happy ending where our new little munchkin is well-adjusted...
grill recipes and hacks

Grilling Greatness: THE BEST Grill Recipes and Hacks

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Spring has sprung! And if you’re anything like us, the MOMENT it is even bearable, the grill comes out and the meals go from oven-baked awesomeness to grilled greatness. I’ve got a few “grilling...

THE MAKING OF A MARRIAGE

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In one of Michael Scott’s finest hours, he attempts to describe marriage during a reception toast: “Webster’s dictionary defines ‘wedding’ as the fusing of two metals with a hot torch.” It is easily one of my...

RESOLUTIONS: WHY I DITCHED MINE…AND YOU SHOULD TOO

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It’s February! Hate to say it, but statistically most of us have already abandoned our inspired visions for the New Year. In fact, studies show that 80% of resolutions are already abandoned by now....

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE…AND I NEED A MUFFIN

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My carb cravings have an inverse relationship with temperature. As the temp drops and the frost develops, my desire for all things bread instantly spikes. At an alarming rate. “Comfort food” has a whole new...

WHY YOUR KINDNESS MATTERS

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Today was the day we confirmed that our IUI procedure failed. No baby, yet again. I cried. A lot. I kicked a Christmas tree (not my finest hour). I prayed. I felt so angry...

FINDING HOLIDAY JOY IN THE WINTER OF INFERTILITY

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You know what’s hard? Infertility. You know what else can be hard? The holidays. Put ‘em together and you’ve got a Big Mac of stress and tears. At least for me. The last three holiday...

LOOK, MA! NO JUNK! BOOK EDITION!

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Pink eye. I am sitting here with pink eye. A grown woman with pink eye. I am on day two of this bonkers quarantine and there is NO WORSE TORTURE FOR AN EXTROVERTED STAY AT HOME...

LOOK MA! NO JUNK!

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I. am. so. excited. about. this. post. Technically, January is National Organizational Month and technically I am an incredibly unorganized person when it comes to my “stuff” but YOU GUYS I DID A THING!...
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