Lauren Bouch

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Hello! I am a Knoxville native, and I definitely bleed orange. I am married to my college sweetheart, Daniel, and we are blessed to be the parents of two-year-old twin girls. I enjoy reading, running, coffee, re-watching Gilmore Girls (for the millionth time), going to concerts, and spending time outdoors. My faith plays a huge role in how I mother, and I strive to be an encouragement to other moms.

I Will Never Be a Boy Mom

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Whether you waited until your baby was born, found out with a blood test, had a fancy gender reveal party, or found out in an ultrasound, I think all moms would agree that finding...

Naming Babies is Hard

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I have always loved names and naming things. I love naming pets and have even been known to assign nicknames to my cars. So naturally, every time I have gotten a positive pregnancy test,...

The Importance of Cousins

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Last year, I went on a girls’ trip with my younger sister and some of my cousins. We played a game where we took turns answering deep, thought-provoking questions. The question was asked, “When...
Look How Far We’ve Come

Look How Far We’ve Come

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A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to take a road trip to one of our favorite places: Cookeville, Tennessee. It may seem like an odd destination and maybe you have only...

The Secret World of “Dad Chores”

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Fellow moms, I recently discovered a secret that has changed my life. It’s a secret that I believe has been long-kept by all the husbands out there. One could even throw out the word...

Game Night Ideas

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  If you are looking for a way to have fun and capitalize on all this extra time at home, I suggest a good, old-fashioned game night. So, to help you find the perfect game...
What I Wish I Knew About Having Twins: A Letter to My Former Self

What I Wish I Knew About Having Twins: A Letter to My Former Self

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Dear Me (of about three years and nine-ish months ago), I know you are in shock right now. You just found out that instead of one baby, you’re going to have TWINS. Congratulations! Your world...

How to Survive the “Why” Stage

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Let me begin by saying I LOVE the toddler stage. I love how much my twin girls are learning and growing and developing their own unique personalities and communication skills. BUT, lately, I often...

Learning From Loss

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I had planned to write about something completely different, but it feels wrong to not write about the one thing I cannot get off my mind. You see, about the time I started to...

A Mom’s Guide to Instagram

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Social media has its downfalls, but sometimes it can be fun and even helpful. I love Instagram, and I have recently realized just how useful it can be. Sure, you can use it to...

A Mom’s Ode to Leggings

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I’ll admit it; I was a skeptic in the beginning. I swore I would never give in. I thought I was perfectly fine in my jeans. Besides, wearing you instead of “real pants” would...
Letting Go of The Perfect Christmas

Letting Go of the Perfect Christmas

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‘Twas the month of December and all through the land, moms were making their perfect Christmas time plans. Plans for cute Santa pictures with no crying, gingerbread house making, and fabulous gift buying… Sound familiar?...