If you are considering adoption for the first time, it's likely that no two words conjure up more anxiety than the dreaded "home study." Take heart, dear Mamas! There's hope!

hijinks: noun \ˈhī-ˌjiŋks\ – noisy and mischievous merrymaking

I’m Lauren, and the hijinks you’ll find featured on this blog are mine (though they’ll often include my husband Robert, our daughter Ellie, and our dog Lucy). I’m a Michigan native, but Memphis is home now.


I believe that life is all about balance. As a general rule, I try to stick to the 80/20 rule with my diet… 80% healthy foods that my body can use as fuel, and 20% indulgence noms… Plus red wine. (There’s always room for red wine!)


Here at Homemade Hijinks, I share some of my favorite recipes and craft projects, plus odds n’ ends about adoption, motherhood, marriage, and everything in-between. If you’re new around these parts, I’d love to hear from you!