As spring fever finally kicks out the winter blues many of us get the urge to purge. Clean out those things that are not serving us anymore. Traditionally this means our closets, our kitchens, our gardens, and our garages. However, I believe spring is also a good time to take off your rose colored glasses when it comes to your … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning is for Relationships Too
The following is a re-post of a blog originally posted April 13, 2015. It is still very relevant, and at this time of year it is definitely worth re-reading. By B. Lauren Investigations (Edit) I finally finished my taxes last night and like many of you I breathed my annual sigh of relief. Reviewing the details of our … [Read more...] about Financial Infidelity….A Cheater Among Us?
Each year I go away with my girlfriends. It’s a trip that began when our kids were very young and we caravaned out of town immediately after drop off on Friday, returning in time to pack lunches on Sunday night. We left detailed notes for our husbands, called at least once a day, and searched in every shop for the perfect gifts. We needed those … [Read more...] about Take the Word of a Cynic…Relationships Matter
Awareness is power; in many situations making the difference between getting home safely or becoming a victim. We’ve all heard the warnings: Be aware of your surroundings. If you see something say something. With this is mind, Stalking Awareness Month was created 15 years ago by the National Center for Victims of Crime to shed light on … [Read more...] about January is National Stalking Awareness Month…Be Aware and Be Safe
“What is this going to cost? “ “How do you figure out your prices?” “It seems expensive, why?” I am asked these questions a lot. Most of the time I explain by itemizing the various services we charge for, but I really think understanding the costs of Private Investigation comes with valuing what you are paying for. We all mentally categorize … [Read more...] about Private Investigation….Luxury or Necessity?
The Case John C.* claimed that as a result of multiple surgeries to fix his diverticulitis he was unable to engage in the activities he was once able to do; activities such as boating, fishing, lifting, bending, etc. While the difficulties he claimed were known complications, he blamed the surgeon for failing to operate early enough. The … [Read more...] about From the B. Lauren Case Files: “The Shifty Sailor”
As many others are, I am also mourning the death of John McCain. He was a great man who remained true to his beliefs throughout a long and eventful life. Perhaps what strikes me most is that Senator McCain not only lived during historical events such as wars, recessions, political upheavals, natural disasters, to name a few; he truly experienced … [Read more...] about Is John McCain an American Hero?
No. But the answer is not as simple as I thought. Historically, society tended to dub someone a Peeping Tom very liberally; almost lightly. Images of a little boy crawling around on a party floor trying to catch a glimpse under a girl’s skirt was seen as harmless; almost a rite of passage. In today’s “me too” world a Peeping Tom, of any age or … [Read more...] about Are Private Investigators Peeping Toms?
As Meghan Markle rides through Windsor in her specially chosen horse-drawn carriage, clothed in the gown of her dreams, with a real life prince charming, to most it seems like a fairy tale in every sense of the word. But, the events of the past week, specifically surrounding Ms. Markle’s father backing out of attending the wedding for some … [Read more...] about The Royal Wedding….Will the Fairy Tale Have a Happy Ending?
Last week I spent over 10 hours in the car driving to North Carolina with my family I learned a lot. Even as a mom who spends her professional time watching others with a suspicious eye, I realized how little I really know about how my teenage son spends his time on line. Just when I thought I had it – a Facebook page, an Instagram account, and a … [Read more...] about Twitter Today Roulette Tomorrow….Keeping Up with Your Teen’s Internet Safety