Laufty Life: High Ambitions

Navigating private transportation in Jamaica. How to travel like a celebrity private car and boat service in Negril, Jamaica

Private Transportation in Negril Jamaica Jamaica is hands down our favorite Carribean island to vacation in.  We have visited the island seven times staying at various all-inclusive resorts since our...

Easy Guide to Unicorn Birthday Party! Giana’s 8th Birthday Bash.

How to throw a Unicorn Birthday Party! My oldest daughter Giana turned eight last week.  I have a tendency to get emotional at every milestone my kids reach. Be it...

Blended: Reflections on race in this politically unstable state

Blended   The house is humming this morning. Cartoons are blurring on the TV, bacon is sizzling on the stove and our Bernedoodle Irie is barking at a squirrel in...

Brown skin mom raising light skin girls. Facing racial inquiries as a Multiracial family!

Lifelong Friendships I met my best friend Ashley the summer between Freshman and Sophomore year in high school.  We were a couple weeks into driver’s education class and had never...

A letter to my daughters

Writer’s Workshop I recently took a writer’s workshop at UW Madison to sharpen my craft.  We explored some deep topics.  Each writer was willing to be vulnerable and everyone who...

Incarceration and how we explain it to our children

Locked Up   I got a call this morning from a family member who is currently in jail.  I won’t go into detail about his offenses or criminal background because...
  • Natural Hairstyles for Summer

Summer Tails! Natural hairstyle tips for mixed kids in summer!

Summer Time Hairstyling During the summer, we keep it moving.  We are always on the go, Swimming, camping and eating at backyards BBQs.   This is our season.  Living Laufty...