Laufty Life: High Ambitions

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...

Pimp my Pop-Up Camper, Dione’s Pop Up Camper Remodel

My love for Caribbean travel, all-inclusive resorts, and fine dining are obvious. Nonetheless,  I’m not too bougie to go glamping.  In the Midwest, we take every opportunity available to soak...

Braids and Buns! Plus a visit to Mount Horeb

Saturday Wash Day Ideally, to save time I have begun doing the girl’s wash day routine on separate days.  Yet,  it doesn’t always pan out to work that way.  The...
  • French Braids for Mixed Kids

How to make a French Braid on Mixed Kid’s Curly Hair Last!

The problem with French Braids on Curly Hair   As we counted down the days to our trip to Disney World, I asked my youngest daughter Misha what she was...