Lauren lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband, Travis, their two preschool-age daughters, Samantha and Charlotte, and two rowdy Labs. Her writing has been featured in Austin Woman and on BlogHer and The Mighty. She is also a contributor for The Huffington Post.
Lauren’s debut children’s book, Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go?: A Preschooler’s Guide to Losing A Loved One, features artwork by Lauren and her mother, Dixie Benton Stucky, who died of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
She enjoys putting her heart on paper through words and art, gardening with her girls, dancing with her hubby and raising funds and awareness for her favorite causes–including Alzheimer’s Texas, The Salvation Army Austin, and United Way of Hays County–at loveofdixie.com.
Lauren’s #TexasStrong shirts have now raised nearly $150,000 for central Texas flood relief. She is also the co-founder of Daughters of Dementia, a growing community connecting women for hope and health.