About Me

Hello, hello! I’m Colleen, and I’m so happy you’ve stopped by The Lunchbox Diaries!

pennylapHere at The Lunchbox Diaries, I do my best to call it like I see it. It being life; marriage, motherhood, irrational anxieties, and everything in between. I’m always striving to be my best self, but I make a conscious effort not to take any of it too seriously. The Lunchbox Diaries is a place where I want you to feel empowered, confident, and a little more normal. I promise you’ll laugh [unless you have a shitty sense of humor], and I hope you’ll want to stick around.

About Me

I’m all about self-acceptance and self-love here at The Lunchbox Diaries, but I haven’t always been the most confident young (can I still say young?) woman. Throughout middle school and high school [and most of college!] I struggled with self-acceptance. I thought that “skinny” was synonymous with “beautiful” – and I thought the only way to be “beautiful” was to obsess over and restrict what I ate.

Thankfully, those days are long gone [for the most part] and I’m currently the best version of myself to date. I like myself. And that feels super good.

I try my best to be a relatable, approachable internet beacon of positivity, but I also like to keep it real and be the first to admit that I’m so far from perfect or reaching some self-esteem enlightenment. But if I can inspire one girl to love herself or feel less alone in her struggles, I’ll consider it a success.

Other things you might want to know

I’m a new mom who usually has no idea what she’s doing. I recently quit my job to stay at home with our son, and if nothing else, it’s providing me with tons of great writing material.


I may be a mom, but I have a dirty, foul mouth. If you have virgin eyes, I suggest staying away from this filthy blog. The Lunchbox Diaries is like a pretty trucker stop.

I take very few things seriously, so if you’re fluent in sarcasm and appreciate a dry sense of humor, I think you’ll fit right in.

I’m an adult beverage enthusiast, I enjoy pants without real waistbands, and I much prefer to skip small talk and dive straight into the real stuff.

I have a fantastic husband and we are obsessed with our Great Dane, Penny. Cory is my better half, my smarter half, my more creative half, and the main reason I’m as happy as I am today. I’m his funnier and better looking half, but that’s neither here nor there, now is it? [Also, we’re HGTV celebrities.]


I can’t assume there’s anything else you’d possibly want to know about me, but if these is, shoot me an email and we’ll chat. If you spam me, I’ll hate you forever. lunchboxdiaries[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my blog!