Lauren is a blogger and author, living intentionally for Jesus, with a desire to give heartfelt encouragement to the everyday mama and wife. Here at From Blacktop to Dirt Road, she writes about all things Faith*Farm*Old Fashioned Homemaking. Growing up in the suburbs of Kansas City, Lauren found herself in love with farm boy from Nebraska, which took her from the blacktop to the dirt road of their grain farm. She is a stay-at-home mom to her three small children, Nora (4), Andi (2), and Deacon (6 months) and learn in progress farm wife to her bearded farmer, Eric.
While walking the road of marriage and motherhood, Lauren’s desire is to glorify God in everything she does; whether it be changing poopy diapers or writing blog posts, she believes that Jesus can be found in the everyday moments if we desire to find Him in it. As a self-diagnosed recovering perfectionist, it is her deepest desire to help other women break the stigma of seeking the world’s perfection, but instead seeking the purification of Christ.
Her writing has been published on many sites, including Her View From Home, The Today Show, FaithIt, and Simply Wholehearted.
Before her move to the dirt road, Lauren graduated from Hesston College with her A.D. in nursing, and worked as a Registered Oncology Nurse. She enjoys antique shopping for “beautiful junk,” watching the Royals and Huskers with her husband, and drinking coffee while her kids ransack her house.