About Us

Hi, welcome to gregandlori.com, and probably more appropriately, GregandLoriandSaraandKelly. Too wordy, no one would visit. Greg and I met on September 7th, 2002, when he called me (respectfully) a lesbian while I walked past him in a bar. To cover up for the case of mistaken identity, he proposed marriage. Forward, but genuinely sweet, so I accepted. We were married exactly 51 weeks later.  9 years, 4 cats, 2 relocations, and 2 daughters later, we are happily married and living in the Midwest; where the food is grown, if you live in a proper city and need to check your map.

Greg started this blog after Sara, our first daughter was born, in August 2005. I’ve since “stolen” his project, and as the primary author, use this blog to catalog the adventures of our girls, and the misadventures of our parenting. If only life had a few dress rehearsals…

Me? I’m a recovering career addict who never knew she’d marry, or have kids; just naively hoped, and one day woke up to my cup running over.  And spilling everywhere, onto filthy floors and windows covered in fingerprints and why does my house always smell like peanut butter?  So I left the job I loved to try my hand a something different: raising these two crazy girls and supporting my husband in his evolving career addiction.

Thank you for visiting our site and sharing in our memories. We cherish the technology that allows us to walk together and shed light on each others’ journeys. “God has been so very good to us”…….

P.S. while our families and friends are wonderful at leaving comments (and we love you all!), this site is always open for anyone’s comments….share your stories, your thoughts, or just say hello!

Godspeed, Lori aka “The Momma”


14 responses to “About Us”

  1. Hi Lori:
    This should get watermelon stains out. It seems like a long process but it isn’t really that bad.


    Distilled water
    Enzyme based pre-wash soaking solution
    Dishwasher detergent crystals

    Clean Watermelon Stains out of Clothing

    Boil some distilled water. Pour it directly onto the stain. In many cases, this will remove it entirely.

    Treat the stain by soaking it in an enzyme pre-wash soaking solution, if boiling water did not remove it. Leave it for at least half an hour, but the longer it soaks, the better.

    Wash the article of clothing in hot water if possible. That should remove most treatable watermelon stains.

  2. You guys are the best friends Marcio and I (and the boys) could have ever dreamed of!
    Thank you so much for always being there for us, and for all the positive influence in our lives!
    We love you!
    Ana Paula, Marcio, Noah and Oliver

  3. Lori, How in the world do you find the time to do all this? I think this is my first time looking at your website and I can’t believe how much you wrote down for today. And it all made sense!! Are you sure you do not have ADHD? It was great to see you guys in October!! I really miss the days of playing on the farm. Watching the kids play together really brought back a lot of memories. Laundry is calling and a probably a cold cup of coffee by now. Happy Thanksgiving, Cousin Lisa

  4. Hi Lori,

    David Sexauer here. Cheri would love to follow up with you about food, fun and family. Could you please shoot her an email so that she can begin corresponding with you?



  5. Lori – my wife and I bought a glycee of “You Gotta Start Somewhere” years ago and thought it was an original. We have been looking for the original since realizing that it is not. It means so much to us. Would you consider selling it?

  6. I saw your post from 2011 about VT and OT. You said in the post if we had any questions to shoot you an email. We have an upcoming appt with Kim Anthony and I wanted to ask you a few questions about her and your experience. Would you please email me back? Thanks, Rosalie

  7. Lori,

    I’m in Indiana too, sounds like we have alot in common, not to mention to stuggles with our daughters. You can give me an email in your “free” time, haha. It’s always nice to have a new friend that relates to your situation…
    All the best, Megan 🙂

  8. Hi Lori

    I chanced upon your blog while reading an article by handsfreemama! All it took was one reading and I have been since hooked! I started sometime in August this year and I look forward to reading it whenever I am free! Your blog has been a reason behind my smile and laughter on many occasions. Some have left me in tears while others have made me reflect on many things in my own life!

    I am not married. Either do I have children! But I do know that if or when I end up being one, I would want to be like you! You are an awesome mother, wife and person! Your daughters are simply amazing! I am truly inspired by your parenting style!

    I never knew that writing could bring peace, joy and solace to one’s life! I realise this after reading your blog and I thank you for it! Please continue with the great job that you are doing! God bless!

  9. Hi. I found you website via a search for michael miller kid zoo fabric. You made a cute dress for your girls out of it. Would you happen to have any you would like to sell? I have looked and looked!! thanks!

  10. Hi,
    I stumbled across your posts about the Exotic Feline Rescue Center and had a couple of questions. Are you allowed to touch the cats because your husband and father-in-law look as if they are posing only inches away from the cats. Are they really that close or is that photo-shop? Also, were the pictures taken before the worker was attacked there by a tiger last year? Thanks

  11. A google search brought me to your site. I’m looking for a snowman digital countdown clock and you have a photo and some info about having 2 of them. Looks like it’s from long ago, but thought I would try. Do you have them?

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