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Laura Elizabeth

Laura is a tenacious, honest, and witty spirit who views the world in anything but black and white. She seeks moments when she can hear the stories of others and build meaningful connections. She is the mom of two beautiful humans who are two years apart (to the exact day-September 21st, 2015 & 2017). She moved to Duluth in 2005 to attend UMD. She obtained a Master's degree in Social Work, all while falling in love with Duluth and her partner of 12 years, Jeff. Laura spends her time sweating with Fit4Mom, drinking craft beer, camping, and "geeking" on old architecture. You can follow her passions on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/blaura816/
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How to Plan Dates with Your Partner in a Pandemic: 15+ Ideas in Duluth

Does the pandemic life have you feeling as though you are together all the time, yet still missing connection with your partner?  Speaking for myself, and the other mom’s I chat with (which is...

The Intentionality of Friendship

From the time we are all created, we are hardwired for connection. This means that, as we walk through life, we seek out relationships, especially friendships. We find ourselves on a life-long journey to...

The Art of the Fragment Conversation

Parenthood is a journey that so many of us are on, so why does it often feel isolating and difficult to maintain our relationships? I attribute this strain to, what I have dubbed, the...

Reclaiming Yourself in the Midst of Parenthood

As you prepared for parenthood, did anyone warn you with statements like, "your life is over"? Whether you heeded this warning or not, you probably knew that your life would surely be different. You...

Boy with Long Hair? Don’t Care!

My children have the kind of hair that many of us dream about. They were born with a lot of it and it never fell out (even though many other veteran parents swore that...

Speaking to Our Children in Uncertain Times: How to Navigate Tough Conversations

I think it is safe to say that we are all currently experiencing an overload of emotions and there is no doubt that our children are feeling our energy. The fear, uncertainty, and planning...
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Do Your Boobs Hang Low?

… Do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow?  If you are still reading this, then you truly understand these words. Let me...