Heyyy! My name is Lauren Dykovitz. I’m a writer, wife, and dog mom to two beautiful black labs. I’m also a sister, aunt, and Alzheimer’s daughter. I write about my experience with my mom’s Alzheimer’s on a separate blog, “Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s.” Please visit Life, Love, and Alzheimerโ€™s for more.

Above all else, I am a storyteller. I love to tell stories. I started this site to serve as a place for me to share stories about my life. I will make you laugh and cry and just feel normal. I’m not afraid to embarrass myself (or my husband) in order to make you feel better about your own life. My writing is real, raw, and honest. I don’t sugarcoat things. I like to tell it like it is. Also, I curse a lot.

So if you want to read some real-life funny, embarrassing, and relatable shit, then come join me. And if you want to sometimes be inspired, encouraged, or filled with hope, then join me. I might not be winning any Pulitzer’s any time soon, but I promise to make being here worth your while. And I promise to always, always keep it real.