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Lauren Hartmann


Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Lauren:

How Ditching the Baby Monitor Turned Out to Be the Best Thing for All of Us

It's amazing what can happen when you just let them be. → Read More

Grandparents, Quit Stealing Our Thunder!

Dear grandparents, you already get to be the fun ones, so maybe let us have a chance now and then? → Read More

4 Comfy Yet Stylish Maternity Pieces That Are Worth the Investment

Being pregnant doesn't mean you have to compromise style. These maternity items will take you through the next nine months in comfort AND style. → Read More

I Threw My Parents a "Grandparent Baby Shower," and It's Been a Total Lifesaver

A Grandparent Baby Shower is a fun and practical way to include them in welcoming a new baby into the family and to celebrate their new roles. → Read More

This Bag Hack Has Made Me a More Spontaneous Mom for My Kids

Being an organized mom means little spontaneous adventures. But packing a "to-go bag" has helping me turn "no" moments into "sure, why not?" moments. → Read More

Moms Aren't the Only Ones Who Struggle With the Loss of a Child

How a t-shirt is changing the conversation for rainbow dads → Read More

5 Benefits of Having Your Baby Sleep on the Floor

When it comes to baby gear, I am a bit of a connoisseur and I've pretty much tested it all. My babies have tried every bottle, binky and bouncer under the sun, but the one baby registry topping item that they we've never owned often catches people by surprise: a crib. The reason? My babies don't sleep in cribs. At this point, if you're like most people you may be feeling more than a bit… → Read More

Let's Allow Women Some Room to Process Their Births

Everyone's experience is different, and different can also be traumatic → Read More

6 Reasons You'll Love Netflix's 'Julie’s Greenroom' Almost as Much as Your Kids

There's officially nothing Julie Andrews can't do. → Read More

I Was Never Close with My Mother-in-Law, Until I Went to Her for Marriage Advice

Mother-in-law relationships are one of the hardest to navigate. It was for me, until one day everything changed — when I came to mine for marriage advice. → Read More

8 Times Birth Was a Little Too Real

You think you know, but you have no idea. → Read More

7 Things Even The Biggest Pregnancy Hater Will Miss About Being Pregnant

You will miss (SOME parts) of pregnancy. No ,really. I swear. → Read More

The Trick to Raising Kind Children Starts in the Playroom

Dr. Megan McClelland, researcher and professor of child development at Oregon State University, explains the secret to raising kind children. → Read More

7 Reasons Why Having Three Kids Is Actually Easier Than Having One

As a first-time mom, I never thought I'd be able to handle more than one. But now that I have three kids, I think it's actually easier! Just hear me out ... → Read More

The Moment When I First Felt Like a "Real" Parent

We tend to think our lives will be filled with these big moments that form us, but really it's just a series of little moments that make us who we are. → Read More

6 Things I Wish I Had Known About Breastfeeding Before Having My Baby

As a first-time mama, breastfeeding provided me with quite the rude awakening. For some reason, I just assumed it would come naturally, so I didn't spend much thought or effort preparing for it. Aside from the two hour breastfeeding class I took during pregnancy, I went into it flying blind. I figured women had been nursing their babies for ages before me, so surely I would be able to "just to… → Read More

10 Men Get Brutally Honest About Watching Their Partners Give Birth

"I now know that my wife has a much higher pain tolerance than I." → Read More

7 Things I Didn't Know About Myself Before Becoming a Mom

Becoming a parent will teach you a great many things...especially about yourself. → Read More

10 Reasons My Threenager Can't Wear That Outfit

Threenagers are definitely a particular bunch...especially when it comes to their fashion choices. → Read More

What Eating Your Placenta Really Tastes Like, According to 15 Moms

"The taste was sort of like blood or pennies. Really iron-y. After a while I got used to it." → Read More