Lauren Wiatrek

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Lauren Wiatrek is a native Austinite that after moving to New York and Colorado, decided her heart was in the center of Texas. Her husband, Evan helped build their family of daughters in a home they love. After battling stage 3 breast cancer in 2017 Lauren has become a strong voice for wellness, health advocacy, and her faith. Lauren loves to travel every chance she can get. Lauren enjoys extra hot coffee on the porch, her F45 workouts, Young Living lifestyle, being all things as a #girlmom and helping empower women. Lauren started her journey with cancer on her blog www.bestillandsmile.com you can also follow her on her Instagram: @lauren.wiatrek for motherhood tips and her wellness journey after cancer.
mom time

Is There Such a Thing as Mom Time With Littles?

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Where does the time go? Not only are my kids born and two seconds later they are suddenly doing the baby drunk walk, but then my oldest is at pre-school. They say "the days...
cancer

Momming on Chemo

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When I wake up in the morning, my husband has usually been up for an hour or so with our eldest, spunky, doesn't-need-sleep daughter. Before I can greet anyone I have to take my...
early menopause

Menopause at 33? Was I Ready To Stop Having Babies?

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When I was first diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage 3C, my doctor wanted to know if I would be interested in family preservation. I was thankful she asked the question, as I was...
weren't ready to wean

We Weren’t Ready to Wean…But Cancer Told Us Otherwise

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I breastfed both of my daughters, my first daughter latched super easy and nursed both sides every feeding. Never burped, never spit up. Happy happy eater…happy happy mama. Then my second daughter was born...
natural mom

I’m a Natural Mama

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It all started with my mom pushing the veggies. I have family members who vividly remember me eagerly reaching for sliced bell peppers over sugary snacks when I was around four years old. This...
boss babe

6 Steps to Become Mom Boss Babe

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(This article pairs well with a glass of wine and the song Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise by the Avett Brothers) Does staying home mean abandoning your professional identity and perhaps more importantly, your...

Clogged Milk Duct…or Cancer?

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A warning from one young mama battling what she thought was a simple clogged milk duct, turn into her worst nightmare: cancer. She is active to help prevent other mamas from this fight. Twelve months...
first year is the hardest

The First Year is the Hardest…

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The first year is the hardest, not sure if any other mamas can relate, but for me the first year was the hardest year of my life. I am a breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and attachment...
give up

I Choose To “Give Up”

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There are so many things that I still want to accomplish in life; owning more real estate, flipping a house, achieving a higher level of education, investing more time in friends and relationships, traveling...
girl moms

Girl Moms: Pressure For Daughters To Be Perfect

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Where are all my girl moms at? Lately it seems that #boymom posts are all the rage. As a proud girl mom of two I scroll through these posts and ask myself how much...