Author Archives | Lauren

About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

That ol’ wheel…

May 23, 2017



Saturday was spent at school. It’s the start of the summer program and it’s a lot like starting a new school year, only with much less time to do the turnover. New class lists, new hooks (I had to hang up five more), new cubbies, new emails, new teacher names over doors, new paperwork, new […]

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May 22, 2017



Well, Mom isn’t going home just yet. Her blood is wonky, so they gave her a pint and topped her off. She tried walking but it wasn’t working. She’s going to go to a rehab facility for a little while so they can get her the help she needs. (Unfortunate, Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab‘ keeps going […]

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Her ignorance, my gain.

May 21, 2017



First off, my mom is doing well. Thank you so much for the prayers! Her fracture is right at the top of her left femur. They put a rod in from her hip to her knee, pinned it and wrapped mesh around the rest of the bone. She was up with a walker Sunday, which […]

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She’s broken.

May 20, 2017


My Dad called yesterday to tell me that my Mom had a fall outside. She slipped and broke her femur! The ambulance took her to the hospital where my Mom and Dad both volunteer*.  It was bad enough that they were going to have to put a rod in place. My Mom’s been fighting cancer […]

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“Last” Days

May 18, 2017


I did it again. I worked late getting ready for the Tuesday/Thursday morning-only preschoolers who are having their last day today and I forgot to make a post. Tonight I’ll do it again for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday (and the one Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday) children. Then it’s getting ready for the new children who join me on Monday for […]

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Stop the air-filling

May 17, 2017


I went to bed kind of early last night, so I missed making a post. Let’s just have some though-vomit regarding my speech. Lately I find myself repeating phrases. Examples: “It’s pretty hot today. Pretty hot.” “It’s a beautiful day! Beautiful!” I need to stop doing that. I am aware of it, so that is […]

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