about

Welcome!

Hello, super moms! This is the place where savvy business women meet motherhood, and learn to tackle them both in beautiful chaos.

The Free Mama was created from a desire to help working moms who want to be a kick-butt career woman and PTA president {okay, maybe not president}.

As mothers, we are constantly questioning whether the choices we make are what’s best for our families. Do I stay at home with my new baby and give up a job I find fulfilling? Do I continue to work and pay someone else for childcare? Maybe you’re like me and didn’t have a choice because your family needed two incomes.

Soon after I returned to work after my first child; however, I realized how much I actually enjoyed my career, but struggled with putting in my best hours of the day working for someone else. The Free Mama explores what it’s like for moms who want it all.

Meet the Mama

Lauren Golden is a wife, mom, blogger, and digital media and marketing strategist. As a perpetual pursuer of a healthy work/family balance, she is passionate about working moms and hopes to boost a community in which all women can say they have it all.

Lauren is fellow business owner and life partner Justin’s biggest fan. She earns her bleach-covered gray hairs from her daughter Daphne, and stays on her toes thanks to her sneaky son Henry. Her two cats sleep on her side of the bed, as do both children on stormy nights.