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Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis
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Lauren and her husband Dan live in rural El Dorado with their two boys (born 2011 and 2014) and their Goldendoodle named Shaggy. She is an elementary school secretary, a member of the Junior League of Wichita and the Coutts Museum Board of Directors. Lauren spent much of her childhood in Lawrence, Kansas and moved to El Dorado about nine years ago after her husband graduated from pharmacy school. She gets by on a lot of coffee and loves all the messy, fun, wild and wonderful parts of being a mom.

4 Fun Backyard Fire Pit Recipes

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Whether you are an avid camper or simply enjoy relaxing around a fire pit in own back yard, something about cooking your meals outdoors is more fun. We love spending time together as a...

Baking with Kids: 4 Easy Beginner Recipes for Little Ones in the Kitchen

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As a mom to two boys, baking is a way for us to spend time together, learn reading and measuring and enjoy special bonding time. Pre-kids, I did not spend a lot of time...

The One Trick That Helped My Preschooler Overcome His Separation Anxiety

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When my younger son reached preschool, I thought we had made it. Both of my boys were in school at least part-time, we had a great daycare my son loved and we were past...

5 Easy Summer Water Activities for Kids

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While the local YMCA, city pool and splash parks are great options for staying cool, sometimes packing up all of our gear, sunscreen and snacks seems like more trouble than it's worth with a...

Spring Break Staycation Activities for Kids

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With the recent spread of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) cancelling Spring Break plans and shutting down many schools nationwide, you may have found yourself in our current situation with your week of travel...

What I’ve Learned As The Mom Of A Late Bloomer

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If you meet him, he will be thoughtful and kind and his shoelaces will probably be untied. Maybe you will wonder if he knows how to tie them. Haven’t his parents taught him how...

The Pursuit Of Happiness: I Gave My Kids FOMO & Now We’re Detoxing

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It’s true. I have FOMO and I've most likely passed it on to my kids. But what exactly is FOMO and how do you know if you have it? Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)...

30+ Winter Activities for Wichita Kids

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Now that the cold Kansas weather has arrived, are you dreading the frightful feeling of cabin fever and the complaints of stir-crazy children? Here is a list of over 30 winter activities for those days when...

Holiday Home Safety Tips

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Rockin' around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Every couple tries to stop Rockin' around the Christmas tree Let the Christmas spirit ring Later we'll have some pumpkin pie And we'll do some...

What To Do With All The Peaches And Apples You Picked

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Fruit picking is one of our family's favorite activities. My two boys look forward to our annual peach picking excursion every year and this fall we added apple picking to our bucket list. A...

Don’t Let These 3 Myths About Ebooks Keep You From Reading

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Have you heard of Read An Ebook Day? Celebrated on September 18, this day is a way to celebrate electronic books and encourage a love of reading. We are book lovers in our household...

5 Things No One Tells You About Your Child’s First Sleepover

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The first sleepover. What used to be a traditional rite of passage for kids is now something more complicated and even controversial. Sleeping over at my best friend's house in the 90's meant watching...

Disappointment and The Lego Movie: When Everything Is Not Awesome

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Emmett Brickowski, the eternally optimistic main character from The Lego Movie and The Lego Movie 2, embraces his favorite song “Everything Is Awesome” as his life’s motto. In the second movie, Emmett’s home is...

5 Summer Lunch Ideas For Working Moms

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We've finally rounded the corner into summer weather, which means fresh fruits and veggies and trips to the farmer's market! While some of the office lunch favorites like last night's crockpot leftovers aren't making...