Lauren C

Lauren C
Born and raised in Houston, Lauren saw Dallas and Fort Worth as her second home after frequently traveling to the area to visit family during her childhood. She attended UT Arlington upon graduating from high school but later found herself moving to London, England, to study and earn a degree in art, design, and media. She returned stateside to marry the love of her life, Solomon, and live in Boston for three years until returning home to Texas. They later welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Isabelle, in 2017. Lauren is an artist, curator, college professor, and tea enthusiast who enjoys running, cycling, and hiking in her spare time.
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A Gift-Giving Guide for the Mom Who Would Rather Give Experiences

Whether it was participating in toy drives or throwing holiday parties for women and children in need, helping others to have a better holiday season helps me to focus on the reason for the season. I remember to give to others and to create joy and peace in the lives of others.
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Celebrating Black/African American History Every Day

In the end, I learned that one month was never meant to cover a whole year's worth of cultural pride. It was a moment to be recharged, reinvigorated, and inspired to pursue ongoing cultural investigation and activity.
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Join the Global Giving Movement on #GivingTuesday

The movement encourages connection to everyday activism and engagement within our local communities -- meaning you can give time, labor, and other tangible resources as well. This is a perfect time to reach out to the organizations you love that are doing the work you greatly admire and say, “Hey, do you need anything?”

Six Chill Places for Tea Lovers in Fort Worth

While there are many places to order hot water and select a tea bag, I was looking for places that had a wide selection of teas and/or a tea offering that I found particularly spectacular. Finally, I was also looking for aura -- a place that provided a warm and inviting environment. Here are my top six places to go in Fort Worth when I need a little tea time.

For Angel Moms & Their Loved Ones

When my husband and I lost our daughter, so many other couples disclosed their own experiences of miscarriage and infant loss so that we knew we were not alone. Knowing there was a community of parents who had experienced pregnancy and infant loss and who were not afraid to speak up about their experiences helped me to push through my own grief. If they could survive, so could I.