Hi, I’m Lauren from ExplorerMomma.com

I’m a mom to a fun-loving 8-year-old girl and a dinosaur and squid-obsessed 4-year-old boy.

I studied history, French, and education in college and shortly after graduation joined the Peace Corps where I had the life-changing experience of being an education volunteer in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. There I met my husband, and we were married about a year after my service was complete.

I naturally then went to work for a leading insurance company and met some amazing people, yet after 8 years and 2 kids, I knew it was not for me. I wanted to use my skills, pursue my passions, and have more time with my family.

Next, I took a leap and taught high school French for a year. I loved it in many ways but also struggled because my goal to be with my kids and family suffered. My husband and I decided I would be a stay at home mom for all of our sanities.

What do I love? What will you find on my blog?

I love to learn about other cultures – foods, languages, history, social structure. People are fascinating (as are the crumbling buildings of civilizations past)! Ever since high school when I took my first big trip to Paris I decided travel was the best possible education, and I would take every chance I could to travel this world.

I am also an avid reader, and reading just goes hand in hand with exploration and discovery. Ergo you will notice a book section on Explorer Momma. We will go into middle-grade books, travel books, books to read while you travel, and what I’m reading.

Now with my two kids I’ve had to travel and live, let’s just say differently than my college and Peace Corps days. We are learning to explore our own backyard and beautiful Northern Colorado, the United States, and beyond!

Come explore with us and plan your next adventure!

Lauren

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