Lorrie Peeters

Lorrie lives in Cupertino with her husband, two small children, crazy dog, and obese cat. Originally from the Chicago area, Lorrie headed west in 2010, and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring the Bay Area, and finds that even after six years, there is always something new to discover. Lorrie is a licensed and practicing attorney in both Illinois and California. She is proud to represent employees in all manner of work-related disputes, and partners closely as Of Counsel with Caffarelli & Assoc. Ltd., a Chicago-based firm. When she is not working or chasing her kids around, Lorrie likes to tinker with home improvement projects, walk around on sidewalks and trails, zone out on the internet, and “Netflix and chill.” She also likes to run, and aspires to one day make it to a yoga class.

It’s Man Cold Season… Are You Prepared?

It’s that time of the year…the sun is setting earlier, the nights are getting colder, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. It’s fall—my favorite season! Well, except for one thing: the change...
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The Pain of Being a Mom After Losing My Mom

It was a bright October morning when I awoke to the call that I had known with certainty would come, ever since her diagnosis six months prior: my mom had died.  She had a...
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Caught on Video: Kids See Ghosts

My mom passed away in October 2016, when my kids were just 3 and 1.5 years old. They didn’t get to know her very well during the short span that they all inhabited the...

Why You Need to Check In on Your People Around the Holidays

We’re in the full swing of the holiday season now… menorahs are lit, Christmas trees are up, “season’s greetings” bombard us from every to-go coffee cup, and we’re starting to plan our New Year’s...
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Try an Advent of Kindness this Year

Earlier this week, I ran a couple errands and picked up a few holiday decorations for the house.  I almost picked up a cute Advent calendar for my kids; although our family is not religious,...

Please Tell Me It’s a Phase… My 3-Year-Old Son Is a Gaslighter

We are living through extraordinary times, in so many ways. The rapid news cycle, filled with unprecedented general craziness on a daily basis, has been fascinating, horrifying, and totally discombobulating. It’s hard to know...
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11 Reasons Why You Need to Try a Silicone Menstrual Cup

We participate in Amazon's Affiliate Program I know very few women who look forward to getting their period every month. Let’s face it, it’s just not a highlight of being female! The bloating, the cramping,...
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Unbeatable Halloween Fun with Thomas and Percy! (Ticket Giveaway!)

This post is sponsored.   The holiday season has officially begun! My whole family loves this time of year; the air becomes crisp and sweet, there’s a pumpkin patch around every corner, and it seems like...
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How to Parent When You’re Out of Patience

Last weekend, I was a terrible parent.  I had to actively suppress my frustration with my kids almost all day, both days. I didn’t enjoy spending time with them as they whined about everything, asked me...
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The Four Words That Changed My Cell Phone Habit

I think that by now, most of us have seen that viral Facebook post about a second grade student who wishes his mom’s phone had never been invented. “If I had to tell you...
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