Lara Alspaugh

Lara Alspaugh
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Lara is a mother to three boys ages 22, 20 and 16 and has been married for 23 years. She is a native of northern Michigan but has loved living in the Grand Ledge area since 1996! When she's not running around for her boys she's busy planning vacations, going to the gym or walking with her husband and Labrador Lulu.

Four Tips to Stick with Your New Year, Fresh Starts

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Whether you are someone who religiously makes a New Year's Resolution, or are someone who shuns the idea, there is no denying the turning of the calendar is perfect for a fresh start. We...

3 Things I Wish I Knew About ADHD as a Mom

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There is no shortage of opinions or information when it comes to the hot topic of Attention-Defecit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. In fact, there is an emormous amount of false information regarding the disorder. The...

February Is American Heart Month

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We all know February is the month for love, did you know it is also American Heart Month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing one in...

What Every Mom Needs to Know About Burnout

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You know the feeling. You are so exhausted your eyes are burning. Finding your keys is a struggle, you've snapped at your kids, your partner, and your best friend. Perhaps you don't feel well...

Simplify the Holidays and Enjoy all of the Moments

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There is not much that is more magical than the holiday season, no matter what you celebrate. The pressure to make the holidays perfect can feel overwhelming. I am 100% guilty of feeling like I...

Real Life Productivity Tips for Moms

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The one resource we can't renew and don't get any more of is time. It's been said the way we use our time tells us a lot about our priorities. But, does it really?...

The Other Side of Childhood

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The rocking chair squeaks in tune to your lovingly-sung lullabye. A shadow is cast perfectly from the dim light across your baby’s face, his long lashes resting quietly along his chubby cheeks. You take...

Life With a Pandemic and Young Adults

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Life at home feels a little different these days for everyone. Working through a pandemic with three young adults is anything but easy. With a sixteen-, twenty-, and twenty-two-year-old, we're working together to get...

Introducing Lara Alspaugh…a Grand Ledge Mom

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There were four stop lights in my small hometown: an everyone-knows-your-story kind of place. I was the oldest of four kids, the bonus mom to my younger siblings. My mom was a nurse, my...