The Woman Under the Crown



Hi and welcome to


Pardon Me, My Crown Slipped



**Newly Revised as of June 2017


I am no longer the caregiver to my Grammie who passed away in April 2017. 


I have left the description below since all the great content from before is still here 🙂


Raising kids, taking care of elderly parents or grandparents? 


Are you dealing with the stress of taking care of everyone but you?


Part of the Sandwich Generation?


Are you trying to juggle it all? 


Wondering how long you can before something’s gotta give? 


Me too!


After caregiving full-time for over two years,I am still learning every day.


Just when I think I’m juggling all the balls, I realize I dropped one and kicked it under the couch.


Let’s figure it out together


My name is Laurie


I am 47 and married to Michael, my high school sweetheart.


I’m a stay-at-home mom, with 3 kids


Noah-16, Quinn-12 (girl) and Rowan-10 (boy).


And this is our awesome dog Mae




We take full-time care of my 86-year old grandma with dementia, hers, not mine, though some days that’s debatable. 


In fact, I’m pretty sure I have Momentia


That mom condition where your mind doesn’t work like it used to.


mom brain fog


I’m not really an overachiever, I just pretend to be one in real life.


I take on too much and can’t say no,  though my kids will tell you otherwise. 


Most of the time I manage to do marginally better than a half-ass job.


I talk way too much… kinda an “over-sharer”.


pardon me my crown slipped about page


I’ve spent my life being a “nice” girl and doing what I’m told.


Maybe I don’t wanna anymore sooo….


I hope my online alter-ego is going to change that. 


Here I tell the truth about marriage, families, kids, parenting, women, taking care of elderly relatives, and whatever the hell else happens to show up in this crazy life of ours.


Although there are many articles that have tween and teen information, this site is designed primarily for moms who are doing what moms do…which is searching out information for our families. 


Finding, researching and worrying about what our family needs is just what we do so with that in mind just know that this site may include language that isn’t family friendly. 😉



If you haven’t been here before, start with these oldies but goodies:




I hope you like us.   Stay awhile.  Come back.  Share with friends.



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Sometimes I might like a product so much I will email you about it, (if you’re a subscriber), especially if there’s a sale I don’t want you to miss out on.  I try to tailor the emails to only people who’ve shown interest in a particular topic before.  For our official privacy policy click here.


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