Welcome to Our Little Everything!
I’m Lauren, The creator of Our Little Everything. I have a wonderful partner, Daryl, and two awesome little boys named Jaxon and Benjamin. I was a dental hygienist for over 15 years, but stopped working when Benjamin was born. He has a rare condition called Achondroplasia, which is the most common form of dwarfism. We wanted to ensure his needs were being met and decided the only way to be sure that was being done was for me to stay home with him.
While I love staying home, I still needed something of my own. I decided to start the blog as a creative outlet. I love cooking. I love baking. I love eating. The blog will be full of recipes, most of them quick and easy, all of them delicious! I will be sharing tons of recipes for week night meals that don’t take much time, because even though I stay home, come dinner time it’s usually crazy here and I need quick and easy too! There will also be plenty of ideas for super tasty treats (for kids and adults)!
While the main focus of this blog will be based around food, I will also be sharing how I am making money from home, and how I am working to increase the success of this blog. Giving up my financial independence was hard and I know there are plenty of other families trying to make it on one income. My hope is that as I learn and grow, my experiences will help others.
Finally, there will be occasional posts regarding Achondroplasia and Benjamin’s progress. It was hard to find information when we were first learning of his diagnosis, so I feel I need to do my part to help educate others, whether they are part of the community or just interested in our story. I feel strongly that the more people who know of Benjamin, the better his life will be.
I hope you’ll find the blog interesting and helpful! Please feel free to contact me with comments or questions anytime!