Hi, I'm Lag Liv and this is my blog. I started it in November of 2006, when I was a 2L at the University of Chicago law school and it quickly became a central part of my limited free time. In the throes of new motherhood (and 3L year), it was my place to vent, record milestones, and get advice. In a dark time, it was my place to find support. And now, as a full-time attorney and mom of three, it's my platform to share this life that I love so much- and also to memorialize all the things my kids do so I can one day go back and fill in their baby books.
My husband is James. We both swam for UT in college and met by getting kicked out of a bar at the same time on my first night of college. Four years and two college degrees later, we got married, and two days after that, we drove up to Chicago so I could start law school. As soon as I graduated, we drove back to Texas with our 1-year-old in tow so he could start business school at UT. Now we've got an MBA, a JD, and 3 delightful children. James owns a swim school and swim products company and is an amazing husband and father and the most supportive, loving partner I could ask for.
Our cast of kiddos starts with Landon:
He was born 5 weeks early in July of 2007, the summer after my 2L year. He gave us a rather difficult time as a baby, but has more than made up for it with his generous nature and easy-going disposition. He is super social, super smart, loves to run and swim, and considers his sisters' happiness to be his personal mission in life.
She was born in June of 2010, near the end of my 2nd year at the firm, and was as easy a baby as her brother was hard. She is funny, fierce, and extremely affectionate. Her favorite things are her being with her family, wearing lots of accessories, singing to the radio, giving hugs, riding her bike, and swimming.
And this is our finale, our crazy, joyful, exuberantly affectionate Cora:
She was born in November 2013, during my 2nd year at the government, and was immediately made mascot of our pack. She loves pretty much everything (except cake), and her particular favorites are her big siblings, princesses, all cheeses, books, purses, high heels, and all Disney songs.
And that's our family! I graduated from law school in 2008, spent 3.5 years as a litigator at a big firm in Austin, and now work as an attorney with the federal government and part-time barre instructor. I have a passion for cookies, books, french fries, shoes, school supplies, margaritas, organizing things, and yoga. I love my job(s!), love my family, and hope you enjoy reading my story.
"Lag liv," imperfectly translated, means "law life" in Swedish. I'm half Swedish and I was in law school back when I wrote my first post in 2006, so Lag Liv I became and Lag Liv I still am!
Now I'm a full-time attorney, part-time barre teacher, and all-the-time wife and mom of three. We live a busy life in charming Fort Worth, Texas. You can read more about me and my cast of characters in the About Me and My Blog page. Happy reading and if you'd like to contact me, my email is lagliv [at] gmail [dot] com.