Ok- so here’s the deal. I’m kinda shy when it comes to broadcasting myself on my social media pages. BUT- we have a lot of new followers lately, and many of you have said it’s time for an introduction, so here it is. No books today, just our faces!
I’m Lauren, the mom behind Happily Ever Elephants. And these are the boys that have my whole heart: “Pickle” who is 5 and “Bo” who is 3.5. They’re my world, and being their mom has been the most fulfilling, challenging, inspiring, laugh-inducing, frustrating, gut-wrenching and rewarding job ever. And now, because I’m so not good at giving “bios,” here are 10 random facts about me that you so don’t need to know but are way more fun than giving you my formal resume:
1️⃣ The only way my parents could punish me as a kid was to take away my books (shocker)!
2️⃣ I brush my teeth with one foot on the counter, like a flamingo.
3️⃣ I’m fully uncoordinated and kinda hate exercising but have suddenly discovered @pure_barre and I’m now channeling my inner awkward and geeky ballerina.
4️⃣ Chocolate chip and sugar cookies from @publix are my weakness. And pizza... all the pizza. I don’t discriminate.
5️⃣ I was an intellectual property attorney for 7 years and then clerked for an appellate court judge for 5 years before changing course entirely to follow my passion- children’s literature.
6️⃣ I obsessively buy books like most girls buy shoes and purses, but I justify it because (1) it’s a heck of a lot cheaper and (2) READING (obvi!!)
7️⃣ Pool > beach. Coffee > tea. Quirky > conventional. And yes, cookies/pizza > pretty much everything.
8️⃣ I’m obsessed with the new @maroon5 @iamcardib song Girls Like You and when I watch the video with all the strong women, I totally cry.
9️⃣ Pickle legit believes he’s @kingjames, so on any given day when we shoot hoops, I alternate between my much taller/much cooler personas: @dwyanewade, @stephencurry30, @kyrieirving & @kevinlove. For the record, I’ve got a mean jump shot.
🔟 I truly think we can change the world by hooking kids on books right from the start. #readersareleaders, the very best ones. 🐘❤️📚
Your turn!! I’d love to get to know you- introduce yourself in the comments below!