Hi there! I’m Lauren. Welcome to my little corner of the world. I’m a mom of two little girls, a spunky two-year-old, Lily, and our smiley baby, Jana. My husband, Brad, is my practical, steady, and patient (dad of girls… need I say more?) other half, and we live happily in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. We also have a spoiled, lovable pup named Penny.
After working in education for many years, I recently decided to take the leap and stay home to enjoy the precious moments with my babies.
As I was getting restless, I took to another passion of mine: writing.
And this brought about the creation of another dream that I didn’t even realize I had. The creation of my own online space to be real with you about all the ways I stay, or at least try to stay, sane in all my roles in life.
And, yes, you guessed it, I just turned thirty.
Like many other women, I felt a surge of mixed emotions as this day approached. The pressures of our society cause many of us to evaluate our lives as we approach this milestone age.
And because of this, we immediately feel, well, old.
And we shouldn’t.
Here at Thirty Years Young, I want to change this stigma.
I want us to explore our youth. I want us to celebrate all that we’ve done to get to where we are in life, no matter your age.
As women, as moms, as spouses, as homemakers, and as individuals, we have endless responsibilities. We strive to be the best versions of ourselves for our family, be role models for our children, grow as individuals, keep our homes tidy, follow our dreams, expand our opportunities, and plenty more.
And some days, we just strive to put one foot in front of the other without falling flat on our faces and landing in a puddle of spilled Cheerios.
And that’s perfectly okay.
Here at Thirty Years Young, I want to be real with you. I want to create a place where we can celebrate and spread positivity about aging and growing.
So grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail (it’s five o’clock somewhere, right?) and join me on this vibrant, sometimes messy, always chaotic, journey through life.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”-Maya Angelou