Laurie

Laurie
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An educator and freelance writer, Laurie has a love of connecting with people through her words. She has a degree from UConn in History and Native American and Indigenous Studies and had the plan of working in a museum, but ended up teaching for nearly a decade instead! In addition, Laurie was a barn rat growing up, and has fifteen years of experience riding and training horses. While Central Florida has been her home for ten years (and loves it - hello, Disney!), she proudly identifies as a New Englander and will forever root for the Patriots and Red Sox. She’s a wife of a lawyer, mom of an almost kindergartener, stepmom of a high schooler, and dog mom to a quirky Shepherd mix named Eleanor. Connect with her on Instagram @laurcrockerwrites

Finding the Power Within Us

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We are mothers. We are the powerful ones. We have the ability to chase away monsters in closets and to make boo-boos hurt a little less just with a kiss. But sometimes, we feel...

OMC 30-Day Quarantine Challenge Check-In: Journaling

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OMC 30-Day Quarantine Challenge Check-In: Journaling It’s Laurie here! I took the challenge of journaling for thirty days in the month of April. Here are some of my thoughts so far: Journaling actually does improve...

Journaling: My Love-Hate Relationship

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Journaling. I have a love-hate relationship with it. It’s the thing I know I should be doing every day, but don’t. That’s why I’m taking a 30-Day Quarantine Challenge to journal every day of...
Anxiety

It’s Okay to Say You’re Struggling Right Now

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  I’ve struggled this week.  You can say it too. I promise I won’t judge you.  I’m a mom with anxiety, and one of my biggest triggers is being in uncertain situations. And, well, COVID-19 certainly qualifies...

Your Child is a Reader. I Promise.

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by contributor Laurie CrockerMy son loudly professed to me the other day that “books are boring.” I nearly fell on the floor. I mean, I’m not only a mom but also a freakin’ elementary...

Top Five Time-Saving Tips for Your Trip to Disney

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Disney is a place of magic, wonder, and - LINES. Lots and lots of lines. Monorail lines, food lines, ride lines.  The good news is that there are many ways to shorten your wait times...

Date Nights at Disney

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Date nights at Disney are the perfect way to put some magic into a typical night out with your other half. It’s one of my favorite places to go hang out one-on-one with my...

Top Eight Disney Rides for Kids under 44 Inches

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My four-year-old loves all things Disney, from sing-a-long shows to fireworks displays. However, he’s always looking for an adventure, which is tough to do if you’re under 44 inches! As a result, we’ve gotten...

Will I ever feel like myself again?

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"Let me be clear: I love being my child’s mother. I adore the powerful love that I feel for him despite how overwhelming it feels at times. I wouldn’t change my life for anything. But...