Laura has been married for 9 years, and is a stay at home mom. She has 3 kids, two girls and a boy, and she has also been a surrogate twice. She loves spending time outdoors, at the lake or hiking. She also likes trying out new restaurants in town, her favorites are Italian and Mexican. She’s also pretty geeky, so she’s always ready for a Harry Potter or Star Wars marathon.
A chocolate birthday cake with 8 lit candles.

How to Pull Off a Surprise Party 

Most years I throw my kids' birthday parties, and I generally enjoy planning them, even when it gets a little stressful. For both of my older girls, I threw them surprise parties when they...

Making Changes at Any Stage of Life

At the end of 2019, I decided my word for 2020 would be ‘Me’. Meaning I would do more for myself when possible because, as a mother of 3, I normally put myself last....

2020 Resolution: Put Myself First

At the end of 2018, I started thinking about New Year’s resolutions for 2019. Instead of choosing to do a list of resolutions, I chose to come up with a word for the year....

Family Costumes For The Win

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. When I was pregnant, I imagined all sorts of ideas for my baby. My oldest was only one month old on her first Halloween, and...

Rigby Lake: When You Need A Little Beach Time

Ahh, summer! The best time of year to visit a beach, play in the sand and splash around in the water.  However, living in Idaho, we can’t exactly take a walk down to an oceanfront,...