We were at dinner in a restaurant.
It wasn't a special dinner or a fancy restaurant, just the three of us having a meal together before going to an event. After we ordered, as is our custom, I pulled out a pack of UNO cards and asked my husband and son if they wanted to play. They (as usual) said yes; we…
When I was in elementary school, there was a boy in my class named Tommy who was sent to the corner for a time out at least once a day. Sometimes it was multiple times a day. It got to the point at which my friends and I discussed it and decided that Tommy probably liked being in the corner and all the extra attention and how annoying it was that the teacher didn't notice and come up with a better punishment for his classroom…Continue
Think about one of those bad days at work. The kind of day in which nothing went right. Let's say you got stuck with some work you didn't want to do, had to smile through some negative comments from customers, figured out a way to stay out of your boss's cross hairs, got some moody text messages from a spouse and a friend, and then you had to fight through traffic the whole way home only to be reminded when you got there that you have to…Continue
Like many parents, I am not as kind to my future self as I could be. Often, when I have the choice between doing something that would make my future self happier or anything else, I put my needs on the back burner. Getting out of that habit isn't easy, but I am slowly getting better at asking myself what future Lauren would have wanted me to do.…Continue