About Me


Hey!  I'm Lauren.  I've been blogging since the summer of 2006, and I started writing here in 2008.  I grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, and have lived just outside Washington, D.C., since 2004. 

I’m a lawyer turned stay-at-home mom, after more than three long years of struggling to have a baby.  Turned out what I really needed to do to get pregnant was quit my job.  Obviously this is one of those “your results may vary” strategies, but it worked for us.  Who knew?

As chief counsel to a United States Senator, I used to spend my days dealing with lobbyists and constituents who would sometimes pitch a fit if they didn’t get what they wanted.  Now I spend my days dealing with a baby who sometimes pitches a fit if he doesn’t get what he wants.  The baby is much cuter, and, frankly, I’d rather deal with his crap than with theirs.  Also, his pet projects don’t increase the federal deficit.

My husband, David, is an extraordinarily intelligent, endlessly charming, and incredibly dapper man.  If you ever come to our house, he will make you potent and delectable cocktails.  He knows how to polish his shoes, uses a shaving brush daily, and always carries a handkerchief.

My son Nathanael--Nate--is an adorable and hilarious little boy for whom the phrase "worth the wait" surely was coined.  If he'd learn to sleep past six a.m., he'd be practically perfect. Cliché, right, for a mother to believe her baby is the best one out there?  Except in my case it's true.  Not that I'm biased.

I like books and movies.  I'm a sucker for spa treatments.  I'm kind of a neat freak.  I never leave the house without makeup on.  I feel guilty if I don't recycle.

I'm Catholic.  I'm generally--though not always--conservative.  I'm the person who always makes the mistake of discussing religion or politics at a dinner party.  Sometimes I discuss them here, but I hope that doesn't scare you off.

My days are largely the same now, and I like it that way.  I've waited years to have it that way.  I have no looming deadlines, no angry voicemails, and no interminable meetings.

In short, I never knew the most ordinary of lives could be this good.