Lauren Bonk

Lauren is an English/Theatre major turned work-at-home mom who has been blogging since 2010. Her days are mostly filled with toddler-chasing and husband-kissing, but she can sometimes be found drinking coffee, watching British science fiction and busting her lungs out to some early 90’s karaoke (usually, not all at the same time). Read her personal blog at

Dear Sir, Please Do Not "Shush" My Child

Dear Sir, Hi. I’d like to introduce you to my son. His name is Charlie. He’s two-and-a-half. He’s just sat through a wedding ceremony, about 30 minutes of adult mingling time, and an entire room full of people finishing a nice meal. He only cried a couple of times, and he’s gone all day without a nap. It is now 7:30 PM, and there is a big, open dance floor waiting to get danced on. He’s the kid you just said “Ssshh, ssssshhhhhh, SSSSSHHHHHH!” to....more
How about you NOT take your child to a wedding?!?   Get  a babysitter and stop thinking that the ...more