Lauren Gay Barber

Lauren is a recent Cincinnati transplant, having grown up in Atlanta. One of two mothers to a sassy toddler, she loves writing, cooking, gardening, University of Georgia football, and anything that makes her laugh.

Giving Thanks and Heartwarming Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays, not just because of the delicious food, but because of the wonderful memories it evokes for me. When I was growing up, my dad, a career law-enforcement...

My Startling Sober Insight

*Before you begin reading this, know that it is incredibly personal, and ONLY about me and my habits. It is a confession, not a judgment. It is intended to keep me honest, not to...

My Version of Self-Care {Tips to Care for Yourself, Too}

Self-care has become one of the most frequently used buzzwords of the past year. But what does it mean? How do you actually practice caring for yourself and keep yourself and your family safe?...

Celebrating Everyday Victories

It can sometimes be hard to remember the wonderful aspects of parenting when you’re elbow-deep in dishes, knee-deep in laundry, eyes-deep in work, trying to keep your kid(s) happy, and remembering all the things...

Dear Cincinnati Mamas {from a Lonely Atlanta Transplant}

Dear Cincinnati mamas, When my wife was recruited by a company with offices near Cincinnati, we assumed that no offer would be good enough for us to uproot our life in Atlanta. I have a...