So I have had a blog off and on for more than 10 years now. My first blog started my freshman year of college (2002!) and was a Geocities website that I had (badly) coded myself. This was before there were any dedicated websites for blogging. It was an online angst-fest diary that NOBODY read. Seriously, nobody. Sometimes I wrote poems about a guy I liked that didn’t like me back…┬áSeriously 19 year-old Lauren?

I moved from my geocities website to a livejournal account. It still exists today. No I will not share it with you. ­čśë

And from livejournal to a Blogger account. And then another Blogger account. The most I ever did on the second Blogger account (nightlightslauren.blogspot.com) was pregnancy updates when I was pregnant with my daughter (who is now 16 months old). Have I written since she was born? Nope. Did I start a birth story and never finish? Yup.

So what is different this time around? Why am I starting a 5th blog?

Well, things in my life are different now. I recently became a stay-at-home mom after 8 years of working as a minister and now have more time to actually dedicate to writing (which I love). I also LOVE to read blogs. I follow quite a few and would love to have something to add. And finally, I want to remember what’s going on during the life of my family.

I have MANY interests. You’re not going to find any one thing that I will write about. Things I’m currently into: activities to do with my 16 month old, making my own cleaning products, reading young adult fiction (don’t judge), the Bible and theology, BodyPump, feminism and faith, feeding my family food that is clean and nutritious, baking yummy treats, dabbling in essential oils (I am NOT a MLM distributor I just have a lot of random essential oils from my soap-making days), teaching my toddler, gardening, make up videos on YouTube, as well as a TON more equally random things. Welcome!