Lauren Sousa

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Lauren lives in RI with her husband Paul, their son Lucas, and their two fur babies Nico & Rory. After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice, she moved to Washington, DC to work in government, eventually landing in learning and development. After almost 8 years in DC, she moved home to her beloved little state where she could say “wicked” and be understood, celebrate a Patriots victory, and have donuts and coffee milk whenever she wanted. She currently works in HR focusing on internal communication, employee engagement and employer branding. She is a super planner learning to be more flexible; a working mama seeking balance; and a woman who has decided that being perfectly imperfect is enough and wants other women to feel the same.
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Party Planning During a Pandemic

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This pandemic has certainly shifted how many of us think about gatherings with family and friends. Personally, I've had a hard time figuring out how to celebrate milestones like holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries.  As...
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Humpty Dumpty’s Lesson in Resilience

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king’s horse and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again Most of us are familiar with this old nursery rhyme, but I’m...
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Five Tips for NICU Parents

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My son recently turned 2 years old, and like most moms, I’m feeling ALL the feelings.  These milestones, for me, always come with reflection on our time in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). ...
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Carving out Mom-time while Staying Home

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Before Covid-19 began infiltrating every aspect of our lives, I was just a normal working mom.  I found joy in spending as much quality time as possible with my toddler, and I also valued...
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She May Have a Story: A Mantra while TTC

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One afternoon as I sat with some old friends watching our kids play, the topic of trying to conceive (TTC) came up. I was so struck by each of their journeys as we talked...
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An Open Letter to Our Daycare Teachers: Thank You

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In our country, many families must quickly face the decision to go back to work or stay home after their baby arrives.  Despite loving my career, the daycare decision still wasn't an easy one...
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Leading with Heart: Supporting an Employee Struggling with Infertility

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When you’re struggling to get pregnant, it can be isolating, emotional, shameful, and just really hard.  It’s almost impossible to prevent it from impacting every area of your life, especially work. In addition to...
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Lessons from My Son: Flexibility and Embracing Uncertainty

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My name is Lauren, and I am a super planner.  I love lists and have spreadsheets for everything (a running joke with my family and friends).  I plan everything- our family trips, Christmas shopping,...

Planning Ahead Makes for Quality Time Together

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  January marks one year that I’ve been back to work after maternity leave – so officially one year of being a full-time working mama. There are so many feelings associated with leaving your babies...