An ode to motherhood in my 40s and up. Fun things to do in Ohio. Lewis Center life. Positive, gentle and attachment parenting (including lots of older content about nursing and cosleeping). Love. GRRL POWER. Kindness first. 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:
We’re a two career household with an active and amazing gradeschooler plus somewhat of a home zoo: two fabulous dogs, three lovely snakes and a bunch of 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 an amazing intercultural exchange student from Thailand from August 2018 to June 2019 through YFU. Napa quickly became a forever part of our family and is always close to us, even though she’s now 8,500 miles away in Thailand. We can’t wait to visit our Thai family in the Land of Smiles soon!
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 pro 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 made the 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 the latest FTC guidelines about sponsored posts and digital advertising.