A Note on Mother’s Day

“Wherever you are today, however you are feeling, be it happiness or sorrow, joy or grief, remember that you are loved. You are a daughter to the Most High. He loves you so much!”

Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast: Episode 9 with Kimberly Partain

My guest for the Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast Episode #9 is Kimberly Partain and boy did we have a great conversation! She opens up and shares about her past abusive relationships (even how one pulled a gun on her), how she battled an eating disorder and has risen above all of the challenges she has … Read More

Protein Power Pancakes

These pancakes are an adaptation from Mix & Match Mama’s recipe and I absolutely LOVE it! It is gluten-free, full of flavor and super easy to make! I hope you enjoy! Protein Power Pancakes Ingredients: 1 egg 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I love Truvani’s super clean vanilla protein powder) 1/2 mashed banana 1/2 cup … Read More

Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast: Episode 8 with Kim Lukas

My guest for the Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast: Episode #8 is Kim Lukas, a mom to three children, wife to Jeremey Lukas, who is running for a seat in the local city office, and is just a Godly woman full of insight and wisdom! I love chatting with Kim and when I say we chatted … Read More

Iced Matcha Latte

It is warm here in North Texas and as summer looms, I am cooling down with this lovely iced matcha. It has a hint of sweetness and it is perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up! Iced Matcha Latte Ingredients: 1/4 cup boiling water 1 tsp organic matcha powder 1/2 tsp vanilla powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch … Read More

Homemade Oat Milk

I started making my own homemade oat milk after indulging in one too many matcha horchatas from True Food Kitchen. I realized that it was time to make my own oat milk for my iced matcha concoction, as well as for other recipes. Making your own dairy-free milk is really very easy and quite cheap! … Read More

Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast: Episode 7 with Maddie Bowen

My guest for Lifestyle with Lauren Podcast Episode #7 is Maddie Bowen, a mom to five children (some through adoption and foster care), wife to Matt Bowen (who created the music for the show and is the music minister at a local church) and just does a beautiful job showing grace daily to those around … Read More

We Are Done with 1st Grade!

I say “we” because it was a group effort! 😉 I homeschooled our oldest son using Sonlight curriculum and thought I would share my honest review now that we have successfully completed it. What I Loved: Open-and-go Christian curriculum Great book selection 4-day or 5-day option For my first full year of homeschool, I liked … Read More


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