Author - Lauren Plotkin

Img 9508

Lauren Plotkin, former Chicago Public School teacher turned blogger, started blogging to document her journey through life, motherhood, and all the craziness in between. She tries to approach life with a sense of humor (and maybe a little bit of wine) and loves sharing her experiences—the good, the bad and the ugly—with her readers. You can find more of Lauren's writing at

5 things moms should never say to other moms

Photo credit: defekto/Flickr

Motherhood will make you feel every single emotion possible, including some emotions you didn't even know existed. But there's nothing like the anger/annoyance of an unnecessary comment from another mother. You know, someone who is going or has gone through the very thing you're going through, but somehow feels the need to express disdain or criticize the job you're trying your best at.

So here are 5 things moms should never say to other moms:


Posted on June 23, 2016 at 12:13 PM by Lauren Plotkin

The pros and cons of moving to the suburbs

Photo credit: vagawi/Flickr

You know that commercial where the guy is like, "I'm never getting married." He gets married. Then he says to his wife, "We're never having kids." And then they have kids. And then he says, "We're never moving to the suburbs." And they obviously move to the suburbs. Yeah, that was kinda me. Not so much the marriage and kids part, but I definitely thought I'd never move to the suburbs. ***Cue all the suburbanites laughing at me in unison.***

My husband and...

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 11:23 AM by Lauren Plotkin

7 thoughts a stay at home mom has every day

Photo credit: Donnie Ray Jones/Flickr

Before having my daughter, I never thought about what stay-at-home-mom life would be like because I never thought I'd be a SAHM. Fast forward though the newborn stage, my return to work, and then my decision to quit my job and I'm now living the stay-at-home-mom life. It's certainly been interesting, fun, challenging, wonderful, exhausting and all the usual descriptors. But I thought I'd give you a glimpse into the real thoughts that go through a s...

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 3:55 PM by Lauren Plotkin