Hello! It’s nice to meet you.
My name is Lauren Rauseo. I’m so glad you’re here!
I may not know you yet, but I’m guessing we have a lot in common. We juggle all of the things…family life, work, driving kids around, keeping track of multiple doctor appointments and birthday parties, maintaining some semblance of order amidst the chaos of stuff in the house, playing interference in sibling fights what seems like all. the. time. I get it. I’m in it with you.
You may be wondering what Little Mom Big Love is all about. I chose the name Little Mom Big Love for two reasons.
First, and you’ll see this when you meet me, I am literally a little mom. Like a small person, generally speaking. Like one of those people that 9-year-olds like to go up to because it’s fun to see how they are the same size as a grownup. So that’s the Little Mom part.
And second, because I have big, big love for my kids, just like we all do. When my baby boy was born, I remember thinking I didn’t know I could have such big love for someone. It was an overwhelming emotion, something much bigger than myself. A couple years later, my first daughter was born, and to my surprise, my capacity for love grew. Three years after that, my heart expanded again as we welcomed our last baby girl.
That was also right about the time when my precious little love birds started to drive me absolutely crazy and trigger me in ways I never imagined they could. All that love was beginning to feel overshadowed by all the noise, the demands, the little feet running away from me when I called them, the little arms not giving me space when I needed it. I wanted to find joy in being their mom, and not feel like I was barely surviving the job.
Then I found Positive Discipline, and things began to shift.
I knew there had to be a better way. I began taking online classes in the world of peaceful parenting, and ultimately I found Positive Discipline on my journey in 2015. I have been practicing the tools and embracing the philosophies in my home ever since. Though parenting is still not always a walk through the park, I do feel very encouraged by the progress I have seen with my family over these last few years as I’ve implemented what I’ve learned. So much so in fact that I felt a calling to share Positive Discipline with others. I became a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator in 2018.
And just in case I thought I had learned it all, my children continue to provide me with plenty of opportunities to practice every day 🙂 Ultimately, we are all human beings, just trying to do our best. I’d be honored to be part of your journey.