Loren McEllin

Lo is the Founder + Chief Innovation Officer of Trotting with Tots, a local stroller-toting mama tribe. When not scoping out new trails and neighborhoods to explore with the running group, she spends her time cooking up random vegan concoctions, inflicting pain on friends with her waxing skills, putzing around on her Cricut machine, inventing some new house project for her husband, and/or drinking wine while watching the latest episode of Intervention. Lo is married to her very own Magic Mike, whom she met on an airplane, and is lackey Mom to two munchkins (Gage + Gemma), and an allergy-ridden pup (Killian). She loves the color yellow, the sound of high heels on asphalt and gargantuan wind chimes.

12 Ways To Spread Love & Affirmations Even When Your Kiddo Is At School

I love the start to a new school year.  It means fresh pencil shavings, crisp paper, a spotless planner, seeing old friends, making new ones, and the promise of cooler weather… someday. But with...

American Flag Etiquette

Every day after school I would watch in amazement as the K-5 students at my son's school lowered the flag, cared for it, folded it and then stored it away to signal the end...

Summer Reading

Summer has officially arrived.  Which means my family and I will be living at the splash pad, swimming pool and/or local watering hole as often as time will allow.  And because I like to...

Spring Craft

Spring Craft The kids and I have been stuck inside for quite a few days due to the random spurts of rain.  April May showers bring May flowers?  In Central Texas, all bets are off...

Learning To Live And Love Being Dairy And Meat Free

Learning To Live And Love Being Dairy And Meat Free I am a vegan.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  I eat fish.  Hence why I call myself a SEAgan.  And although I’m certain to get...

The Moments That Define Us

The Moments That Define Us Those ‘pinch-me’ moments.  You know the ones.  The ones where you’re sitting in a somewhat relaxed state watching your children play.  The ones when you’re on a hot beach and...

Gift Ideas For The Teacher In Your Life

Gift Ideas For The Teacher In Your Life I like giving gifts more than I like receiving them.  OK, so that’s not entirely true,  but I do really enjoy seeing the look on people’s faces...

8 Kitchen Tools Every Mama Should Own

8 Kitchen Tools Every Mama Should Own We eat at home a lot.  Truth be told, I’d consider it splurging to consume more than five carry-out or dine-in meals a month.  That leaves more than...

Competitive Parenting

Competitive Parenting From my son's Kindergarten class to my daughter's swim school, even in the drop-off line, competitive parents are lurking.  I know them, because I am one.  And for the record, I'm perfectly okay...

10 Quick Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

10 Quick Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas If you’re anything like me, I embrace all the sleep I can get.  I usually will get up without hitting snooze, but that’s only because I’ve already set my alarm...