Author Archives: Lauren McKechnie

Working Remotely… With Kids

Prologue: I wrote this on May 12, and officially went back to the office to work on May 26. In total, I spent 72 days at home 24/7 with my child. It was epic. And while I was so very grateful for a job and an employer that worked with working parents to make this possible,…

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To begin, I am the definition of a yo-yo dieter. But after the stress of quarantining and working at home alone for two months, I definitely gained the COVID-19. (Or in this case, the COVID-15.) So I’m back on the wagon, and back on Weight Watchers, which generally works for me after the initial detox…

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This year was the double-whammy we knew was coming. Every six years or so, my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day fall on the exact same day. Which means me and my two sisters REALLY had to step up my game. (And not to mention, not neglecting my wonderful hubby!) If you haven’t gotten your act…

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You may have noticed I’ve taken a little bit of a step back from blogging lately. We have so many amazing guest bloggers carrying the torch right now, I feel like I’ve left the blog in very good hands, and have so enjoyed reading about their lives and unique experiences. I did, however, have something…

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There is so much to be stressed about right now, but here are a handful of things I saw yesterday that made me feel the love for our community. Two examples of Texoma’s resilience and sense of humor: One thing that absolutely melted my heart: What have you seen lately? Share in the comments so…

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Pictured: Teddy in 2018, already ready to BE THE BOSS! 😉 I’m very excited to share that Lemonade Day Wichita Falls is coming back for its SIXTH year, and it’s my third year to be involved in an official capacity! (To be specific, my employer, Texoma Community Credit Union, became the title sponsor in 2018,…

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All Aboard for 2020!

Photo Credit: RedBubble At this point, people, it’s pathological. Every single year I tell myself no new commitments. I swear up and down I will not make myself more insanely busy and focus on some self-care. Remember my resolution way back in 2018? Yeah, that’s still not happening. Since then, I’ve quit nothing. I actually…

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I’m very excited to share this cool (and FREE!) opportunity for kids in our area – all thanks to the awesome people at the Arts Council, and our sponsors at Texoma Community Credit Union. (Full Disclosure: I work at TCCU and serve as a volunteer Board Member for the nonprofit Arts Council.) Poetry can be…

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