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Lauren Anderson

Lauren, a Saint Louis native, is a Newborn Sleep Consultant and mother of two, constantly learning how to embrace the chaos and change motherhood brings. She changed jobs, moved twice, married her high school sweetheart and had twin boys in the same calendar year! Originally trained to design, build and fit prosthetic limbs, Lauren now channels her energy to educate, empower, and equip mamas to overcome the overwhelm during the newborn season of parenting. Lauren taught her newborn twins to sleep twelve hours a night by the time they were twelve weeks old and created a business and sleep consulting service, the TinyTracker, to help parents do the same. She’s just the right mix of “got-her-ship-together” and “totally winging it” with equal parts advice, encouragement, and raw transparency. She’s always on the hunt for the best gluten free pizza in town and lives for dark chocolate, exercise, her family and lazy days at the beach.
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Dessert Power Struggles: The Shocking Solution to Ending Them

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Okay to Wake Alarms and the Three Reasons Your Toddler Needs One

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Free Photo Editing for Families Welcoming New Babies during COVID-19

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Why Pink (Noise) is the New White | How Sound Machines Improve Sleep

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Crib Tent Controversy: Where One Twin Mom Stands

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How Kobe’s “Mamba Mentality” Relates to All Moms

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