About Mitch8 Blog

Hi, I am Lauren!

I started Mitch8 Blog in 2017 as an outlet for me to share my main passions: baking, running, family, and photography. You will find an assortment of delicious recipes accompanied by beautiful photos. Since this blog is pretty personal, I will also share occasional glimpses of my other passions and special events. My husband Rob has been my greatest supporter and has helped make my dream a reality. 

The name of this blog is tied to my family. My maiden name is Mitchell, and there are 8 total members in my family, hence the "Mitch8." Family is the best! Please take a look and explore the blog. There are many special recipes and stories. I hope you and your family will enjoy our recipes in the months and years to come! 

More About Us:

I was born and raised in a small acreage in rural Iowa. I moved to Illinois for a consulting job back in 2013, and I ended up staying for good after meeting Rob. Rob and I currently live in the west Chicago suburbs. Rob and I are fairly new parents and welcomed a sweet baby boy into the world in July 2019. Becoming a mom is undeniably my biggest blessing to date.

By training, I am a registered dietitian which helps explain my passion for amazing food and nutrition. I studied my little tail off and graduated with my Master's Degree in summer 2019. Go Iowa State! Aside from baking, I love running and being outdoors. I am a marathoner and always am logging miles in the neighborhood or local trails.

At the end of 2019, I left my corporate regulatory position at a private label distribution company that I had nearly 7 years. I now have best job in the world as a stay-at-home mom. I can now blog more too!