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Alicia

Alicia
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Alicia was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to Madison in 1996 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her degree in Communication Arts with an emphasis in radio, television and film. She’s been working on campus in some capacity ever since and currently manages career and leadership development initiatives in the School of Human Ecology. Alicia married her husband Eric in 2012 and became a mom to her sweet and funny son Ellis in 2015. When she’s not playing with or reading to Ellis, she likes to read, watch TV, and might be caught playing bingo at the VFW. She also runs her own lifestyle blog (madtownmomma.com) and catches for her softball team through Madison Schools & Community Recreation every summer.

Unique Date Night Ideas in Madison

UNIQUE ideas in our Community Yes, going on a date often requires time and money to plan (including a babysitter for your child/ren.) However, setting aside time to connect (or reconnect) with your partner sans...
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How I Wound Up Shirtless in the Park

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I Yelled At My Kid In The Middle Of The Night

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The Struggle for Sleep

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