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Kids Travel Journal

A kids travel journal is the ultimate fun and memorable activity on a family vacation! You know all that time in the car or on the airplane? Use it wisely and have your kids reflect on what they've seen, eaten, and experienced! Do your kids love to look back at old...

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Low Carb Keto Thai Coconut Soup

Creamy Keto Thai coconut soup is a delicate blend of amazing flavors: shrimp, ginger, lime, coconut milk, lemongrass, with the red curry spice on top. Delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low carb, this refreshing recipe is perfect for a Lenten meal, spring, or...

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Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery, delicious, and easy low carb cookies. What could be better? Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth with a zing of strawberry in the middle. What comes to mind when you think thumbprint cookies? For me, I have a flash of the bakery...

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Welcome!

Hi, I’m Lauren from ExplorerMomma.com!

I’m Mom to a fun-loving 10-year-old girl and a dinosaur and squid obsessed 6-year-old boy. As a former French teacher and Peace Corps volunteer, I love to read, cook, and learn about other cultures – foods, languages, history, people. I get so excited to share the traditions of different places with my kids and travel whenever possible. I’m also a bit obsessed with real foods, cutting out sugar, and low carb eating.

What will you find here?

You’ll see resources for low carb and keto recipes perfect for families, mom and family travel, books, learning, and fun! 

Come explore with us and plan your next adventure!

Recent Recipes:

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery, delicious, and easy low carb cookies. What could be better? Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth with a zing of strawberry in the middle. What comes to mind when you think thumbprint cookies? For me, I have a flash of the bakery...

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Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy and delicious low carb peanut butter brownies marry our favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a gluten-free, keto brownie your taste buds will love! Brownies are one of those ultimate comfort foods you can't help but love. You may know I am a peanut...

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Chiles Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole

Chiles Rellenos keto breakfast casserole is a delight to the tastebuds! Cheesy low carb, gluten-free, stuffed green chiles in a breakfast egg custard. Perfect for brunches, Mother's Day, any special occasion, or every day. Friends and family will be coming back for...

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Recent Travel:

Northern States National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A Northern States National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around the states of Alaska, Michigan, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming to national and state parks! I am so excited about this group of national and state parks to...

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Utah and Colorado National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A Utah and Colorado National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around these mountain states to national and state parks! What’s your reason to visit a national or state park? Why do we go to these parks? Is it the magnificence,...

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California National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A California National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around the state of California to national and state parks! This year my daughter is in the fourth grade, and eligible for the Every Kid in a Park pass. What this means is...

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All Things Books:

Women’s What To Read Next: A Cold Weather Booklist

Preview: In this booklist, you’ll find my current version of women’s what to read next. Strong women, powerful women, good stories, and inspiration. This is what I’ve been reading lately. This post contains affiliate links which means I make a very small...

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Summer What To Read Next

What books do you read during the summer? I usually go through books so fast it seems I’m always on the lookout for what to read next. So here's to my summer what to read next edition. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small...

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What To Read Next For History Fans

When I created the title for this post I struggled with a term to pull these books altogether. Historical fiction? No. A Year in Provence is based on experience and considered non-fiction, even though it reads like fiction. Also, a couple of them are more...

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Operation U.S. Parks:

California National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A California National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around the state of California to national and state parks! This year my daughter is in the fourth grade, and eligible for the Every Kid in a Park pass. What this means is...

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Epic Things to do at Niagara Falls with Kids

Did you know if you go to Niagara Falls with kids you’ll experience 3,160 tons of water flowing over Niagara Falls every second? Amazingly enough, the power of Niagara Falls is capable of producing over 4 million kilowatts of electricity. Situated between...

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How to get a FREE US National Parks pass

There’s something magical about being a kid in a national park. Everything is new and wondrous and makes an imprint in your mind that will last a lifetime. Did you know that every single fourth grader in the United States can get a FREE Every Kid in a Park...

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