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Lauren MJ Connelly

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Writing about parenthood and marriage is a great passion of Lauren's. Some of her other interests include: fashion, sewing, gardening, interior design, photo manipulation and restoration, and competing in mud runs. She also enjoys playing with her rescue dog, Furgus.

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What Makes a Mom Sad?

When you’re pregnant with your first baby, you think you’re in for a world of rainbows, unicorns, and magical fairy dust from the minute he or she is born, and then for the eighteen years that follow. It’s not until your baby has finally arrived that you understand the...

Tell the Kids that Santa’s in a Recession

Each year, around this time, children sit down at the table and write a letter to Santa, providing him with a bit of insight into all the things they’d like to see under the tree on Christmas morning. These wish lists are often misspelled, endearing, and somewhat amusing to...

The Implications of a Divorce/Separation to a Will

It is necessary to review a will every 3 to 5 years especially when some personal or financial situations arise such as marriage, separation, divorce, having children and so on. Your relationship status has strong implications on existing wills you may have. Unless there are legitimate reasons, the Australian...

The Pressure of the Christmas Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or at least it’s supposed to be. In actuality, countless people become entirely overwhelmed by the “demands” that the Christmas season brings. It’s hard to make merry when your to-do list grows exponentially leading up to the big day. Why do we...

Little Children, Headache; Big Children, Heartache

This old proverb exists for a reason, because it’s absolutely true! Of course not every little child is a headache, nor is every big child a heartache. By this I mean, not all babies, toddlers, and grade school children whine, cry, complain, never sleep, and destroy your house on...