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Lauri Walker

Lauri Walker writes about the realities of raising four kids: the good, the bad, and the hilarious. She is a wife, the daycare lady, and a baseball Mom who adores her crazy family, making pretty things, and she lives on Coca-Cola. Because caffeine. Lauri has appeared on Scary Mommy, Perfection Pending, Grown and Flown, Bluntmoms, and her own blog. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and IG. Visit with her here in Hot Mess Express.

Swimsuit Season is Coming and My Lady Bits Want No Part in It

Summer is coming. I know Game of Thrones is over and I’m years late to that party, but the sense of foreboding for the upcoming...

Date Night Might Not Always be Sexy

After 18 years together, still raising up four kids, and countless ups and downs and ups again, our weekend date nights haven’t lost a...

When Parenting Breaks You – Don’t Give Up.

There will be moments as a parent when you will feel crushed. Don't give up. There will be hours, days, when you doubt everything you are...

Sometimes It’s OK To Let Toxic People Go

One of the things that I have learned as I age is that I have the right to decide who is in close relationship...

This Week I Cried Over Potato Chips

This week I cried over potato chips. Specifically, Sour Cream and Onion Ruffles potato chips. I made the trek to the store for our family’s necessities. I...

I Won the Mother In Law Lottery

Everyone knows the horror stories of the Monster in Law and her manipulating, divisive ways. Brides and grooms alike dread navigating the waters of...

Just Because I Joke About Coronavirus Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Taking it Seriously

Laughter is commonly known to reduce stress, ease anxiety and tension, and even help reduce pain by prompting the body to release endorphins which...

I Didn’t Know Him. But, I Know What His Legacy Will Be.

I didn't know him. I didn't know any of the 9 people aboard. Our respects to Gianna Bryant, 13; John Altobelli, 56; Keri Altobelli, 46;...

I Will Know Him

I have five children. If I'm asked how many kids I have by someone new, I say four. Not because I am uncomfortable, but because...

Today I Failed. Again.

I feel like a compete failure as a mother because I yelled at my son last night. He was arguing with me. AGAIN. So, I...