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Author Archive | laurenlabeth

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Help! I Live WIth Extroverts

Hello, my name is Lauren, and I am an introvert. I prefer one-on-one chats to large groups.  I avoid small talk because I also happen to be awkward. Home is my happy place. And silence is beautiful. During this time of “social distancing,” I really feel like this is my time to shine.  But I have a […]

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I’m a Google Mom

Most women use their pregnancy as a time to prepare for baby. Planning the perfect nursery theme. Reading books to unlock the secrets of infant behaviors. Building an appropriate wardrobe to match the season and sex of baby. Soaking up those last few nights of uninterrupted sleep. Nine months of mental, emotional, and physical preparation. […]

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What Cancer Gave

This past summer my husband took our daughter to her first Women’s College World Series game. Being nine months old, she really wasn’t going to remember anything about the experience, but it was a big deal for my husband. Due to work, I was unable to go. So I made them promise to send me […]

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Dear Coach Husband…

This post is brought to you in partnership with the Football Matters campaign. National Football Foundation (NFF) launched Football Matters to celebrate the positive impact the game has made on millions of players, coaches, administrators, volunteers, and fans nationwide. Dear Coach Husband, I see you.  I see you pacing the sideline on Friday nights. I […]

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Beating the Nap Time Buzzer

My first experience with anxious feelings happened in the mid-1990s. Being the youngest of three children and the only girl, I was tasked with finding ways to entertain myself. Luckily, I was given a great new game that did not require any other players. I could have fun for hours. Or so I thought.  Perfection. […]

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A New Kind of Tired

Fifteen years ago, I was tired. I was a new college student learning that my mother was no longer around to help navigate my sleeping schedule. I was the one responsible for going to bed at a reasonable hour and getting up in time for eight o’clock classes. But let’s be real. What eighteen year […]

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