Lewis Center Mom is a north-of-Columbus, Ohio family lifestyle and travel blog started in January 2012 to document the amazing journey that is being Zoe’s mom. If you’re new here, this is a great place to start.
This blog is an ode to later in life motherhood. We cover fun things to do in Ohio, Lewis Center life, positive, gentle and attachment parenting (including lots of older content about nursing and cosleeping). We are all about love, keeping it positive, #GIRLPOWER, and kindness. Always kindness.
“We write to taste life twice.”
We are PR friendly, love food and travel, and will gladly talk with you about reviews or giveaways. Especially if you are from Disney, Universal Orlando or other family friendly destinations, please contact me at lara at lara-mom.com (don’t forget the hyphen).
About the blogger
I own a one-woman marketing communications business, I’m wife to an InfoSec guru and car guy, and together we’re the parents of an active and amazing gradeschooler who sometimes guest blogs here. We have somewhat of a home zoo: two dogs, a cat, three snakes and some fish. We love calling Columbus, Ohio (and our Lewis Center suburb) home, sweet home.
We’re a global family since expanding our hearts and our worldview by hosting amazing intercultural exchange students from Thailand (2018-19) and Germany (2020) through YFU. We can’t wait to visit our Thai and German daughters and their families once international travel starts back up again.
Professionally, I’ve been a PR and marketing communications pro since 1991, an avid social Internet user since 1994 and a blogger and social media aficionado since soon after that. You do the math – it adds up to make me kind of old. That said, I must still be cool: I am the Tattoo Doula, after all.
My pro blog about the sweet spot between PR and social media resided at larakretler.com from 2008 – 2012. I am a founding member of the Easton MomE Mavens, a group of local social influencers and bloggers who help keep others in the loop about new and exciting happenings at Easton Town Center. I also love food and writing about restaurants so much that I served on the Columbus Yelp Elite Squad in 2012, 2019 and 2020.
After a lifetime of focusing on career and self (not necessarily in that order), everything changed in July 2009 when we learned we had a tiny passenger on board. From the moment she was just a speck, smaller than a sesame seed, Zoe powerfully changed our world forever. I began this blog in 2012 to document our journey together, share what I am learning, and maybe leave something awesome for her to look back on after I’m gone. And hopefully not embarrass her too much along the way.
Also, we uphold FTC guidelines about sponsored posts and digital advertising.