Lauren M

Lauren M. is a native Houstonian who now lives one street over from the house where she grew up in Sugar Land. After a brief fling with Austin where she received her Bachelors Degree in English Lit from Southwestern University, she returned home to attempt to write the great American novel {or, you know, the next Harry Potter series}. A short while later a friend recruited her for a kickball league where she met a tall, handsome engineer who quite literally swept her off her feet. After tying the knot in 2014, they soon welcomed their first son Raleigh {October 2015}, and little brothers Renner {January 2018} and Rafe {September 2021}. When not chasing around her three crazy Texas tornados and reveling in the boy mom life, Lauren has discovered a newfound passion for photography and Photoshop, creating whimsical family portraits at @andwhetherpigshavewings on Instagram. You can also find her at @polyjuiceandpixiedust .

Newborn Notes from a Third Time Mama

I remember the day I came home from the hospital with my first baby snuggled in my arms. I looked down at his tiny little face, breathed in that delicious newborn smell, held him...

To My First Baby on the Eve of Kindergarten

I cried today. Your Daddy would tell you that’s not something alarming. After all, I’ve always expressed myself through tears. When I get mad - I cry. Excessively happy - here come the waterworks....

Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rain, rain, for the love of all things holy, GO AWAY! Come again...never. How does never sound? Are you all as sick of the dang rain as I am right now? The kids have been...
A photograph of a woman looking up at a question mark stuck to her forehead.

Exploring Enneagram:: What It’s Like Being a Four

This year, our Houston Moms writers will be giving you first-hand accounts of life behind their Enneagram type. For an introduction to the Enneagram, see this post, and then read on as Lauren shares...
The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry

As mothers there are many things we carry with us and it should come as no surprise that we are exhausted at the end of the day. There’s the favorite rock and the toy...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Preschoolers

As we head into May and the end of this long, long, looooong year of homeschooling for my family, I find myself scraping the barrel for new and unique ideas for lesson plans. Fortunately...
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Bridgerton and Discussions of Consent

Let me start by saying that I, like pretty much everyone I know, love Shonda Rhimes’ new show Bridgerton {it's actually listed as one of my Friday Favorites for January}. It's sexy, it's fun,...
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Friday Favorites:: Edition 18

Well, it’s officially the start of a new year and frankly, I don’t know how to feel about it. Thankful 2020 is finally, for the love of all things holy, over. Anxious about the...

A Merry COVID Christmas:: Family Activities to Get in the Holiday Spirit

On the first day of COVID Christmas, Coronavirus gave to me A social distancing family  On the second day of Christmas, Coronavirus gave to me Two exhausted parents and a social distancing family  On the third day of...

Dear Baby, It’s Three A.M.

My arms grow tired as I rock you back to sleep in the darkened bedroom, the only light coming from the dim glow of your monitor. This isn't the first time I've rocked you...