There’s a pledge floating around Facebook called “Wait Until 8th.” Maybe you’ve seen it. The idea is that parents pledge to not give their children a smartphone until they’re in eighth grade. more

Feb 15, 2018 11:30 AM Lauren Denton

The City of Homewood continues to be blessed. At the end of January, I had the opportunity to present my Annual State of the City Address at The Club. more

Feb 15, 2018 11:27 AM Mayor's Minute

Before I had kids, one of my favorite things in the winter was to have an afternoon — or even just a couple hours — with absolutely nothing to do. more

Jan 18, 2018 1:23 PM Lauren Denton

Whether we consider ourselves glass-half-full or glass-half-empty, I think many of us flawed humans are naturally hardwired to negativity. more

Dec 21, 2017 9:58 AM Lauren Denton

When I tell people I’m a writer, that it’s what I do with my time when I’m not holding up flashcards or cooking dinner, they tend to get starry-eyed. more

Nov 16, 2017 2:43 PM Lauren Denton

On my way to publishing “The Hideaway,” I sent out 70 query letters to literary agents. Of those 70, I received 41 rejection letters. more

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Lately, my kids have been curious about and interested in the idea of falling in love, getting married and what my and Matt’s wedding was like. more

Sep 21, 2017 11:36 AM Lauren Denton


Photo by Angie Davis.

For seven years now, we’ve been able to mostly avoid cable TV shows for our kids. more

Aug 17, 2017 10:13 AM Lauren Denton

Usually by this part of the summer, I’m ready for the start of school — or at least the coming of a new season. more

Jul 24, 2017 11:09 AM Lauren Denton


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Olivia Rouse, a rising 10th grader at Homewood High School, interned with The Homewood Star and its sister papers this summer. more

Jul 19, 2017 2:59 PM Columns 1 Comments

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Mar 23, 2017 10:10 AM Lauren Denton

Finding empowerment in songs for Kate more

Feb 22, 2017 12:04 PM Lauren Denton

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Jan 26, 2017 10:46 AM Lauren Denton

A little over four years ago, I started writing down what we did each day. Nothing too detailed, just a line or two noting both significant happenings (Sela slept through the night!) and insignificant ones (exercise class, Publix, cleaned the house). more

Nov 22, 2016 12:46 PM Lauren Denton

Each week at school, my youngest daughter Sela’s teachers help her and her classmates memorize a simple verse. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:11 PM Lauren Denton

As the mother of two young daughters, the concept of beauty is often on my mind. Not Kate’s and Sela’s physical appearance, but how everyone and everything around them defines beauty — specifically women’s beauty. more

Sep 27, 2016 2:37 PM Lauren Denton

My kids Kate and Sela are always very curious about our plans for the day(s) ahead. “Mama, what are we doing tomorrow?” more

Aug 29, 2016 10:24 AM Lauren Denton