The Peaceful Burrow

About Me

Lauren - The Peaceful Burrow

My name is Lauren and I help bring you and your family strategies and solutions to make life just a little more enchanting.

My household is a little chaotic at times. My husband and I live outside of Chicago with our 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. When we were first starting this parenting thing, we had 3 kids under 2 years old! Through life’s ups and downs, I’ve learned a lot about family life, routines, and parenting our crazy clan.

I love to learn about sustainability and pass that knowledge on to my readers. We have one earth and I want future generations to enjoy it, too. I think the best way to do this is by making small improvements in our lifestyles. I believe in asking questions and leading by example to better teach our children to care for the earth.

My childhood was not average. I grew up with 5 brothers and sisters and a large extended family. There were always kids running around! We traveled a lot for which I am forever grateful. Our parents did some unusual things like week-long colon cleanse retreats, raising us primarily vegetarian, and taking us to progressive rock concerts.

All of this came together to influence my beliefs, my passions, and my different skills. I am eternally optimistic, hold strong to my processes, and want nothing more than for those I love to find joy.

I wish to help you on whatever journey you are currently navigating. Here are some of my favorite posts to get you started in the right direction. Go forth and make life enchanting.

Parenting & Family

How to Keep Your House Clean with Kids
How to Get Out the Door on Time with Kids
The Best Parenting Books for People with Little Kids

Green Living

Secrets of the 100 Day Dress Challenge
How to Pack a Zero Waste School Lunch
10 Ridiculously Simple Things You Can do to Live a More Sustainable Life Today
Everything You Need for a More Sustainable Kitchen

Kids in Mexico