About Lewis Center Mom

About the blog:
Working mom and family travel blog. Fun things to do in Ohio. Lewis Center life. Positive, gentle and attachment parenting – including transitions from nursing and cosleeping. Love. GRRL POWER. Motherhood.

About the blogger:
I’ve been a PR pro since 1991, an avid social Internet user since 1994 and a blogger and social media pro since 1999. You do the math – it adds up to make me kind of old.

My “professional” blog, about the sweet spot where PR and social media intersect, resided at larakretler.com from 2008 – 2012. In addition, a ton of my past PR and social media content for my day job still resides on my former agencies’ blogs here and here.

After a lifetime of focusing on career and self (not necessarily in that order), in July 2009 I learned I had a tiny passenger on board and everything changed. From the moment she was just a speck, smaller than a sesame seed, Zoe changed my world forever. She instantly became captain of the ship. I hope 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.

From selfish and self-centered to super-mom. From proud, avowed childfree DINK to devoted attachment-parenting mama. Is it possible? I hope I’m living proof.

We are PR friendly, love food and travel, and will gladly talk with you about reviews or giveaways. Especially if you are from Disney or associated in any way with tourism or cupcakes, please contact me at lara at lara-mom.com (don’t forget the hyphen).

In September 2011, long before I actually started this mom blog, I was listed as a favorite Central Ohio mom blogger by Thurber House (an awesome blog in its own right, by the way). I hope to live up to that and then some!

Also, we uphold the latest FTC guidelines about sponsored posts and digital advertising.


  1. I am the owner & piano instructor of Joan’s Music Studio. I have a beautiful music studio at our house. I’d appreciate your help with finding out how I post on your Facebook page and/or website that I have a couple openings for students. I am currently a member of your Facebook page. I teach children & adults.
    Thank you so much for your help! Enjoy your day!
    Joan Weiser

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    If you are interested in sharing a post, you are welcome to update the introduction or add any personal anecdotes that may help connect your audience to this important content that could save them significant time, money, and hassle.

    If this all sounds good to you, I can the post for your consideration as well as images and a link to a website that helps parents match their child’s symptoms to the most appropriate types of care. We ask that you please include the link for your audience.

    We thank you for your consideration and please let us know if you have any questions and if you are using our content!

    Thank you,

    Gina Dalessandro
    Linear Creative
    (216) 741-1533

    1. Hi Gina, thanks for reaching out. I only publish content that I’ve written myself, but if you’d like to send me some information, I’ll consider writing about it. You can reach me at lara at larakretler dot com

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