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Jill

Jill
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Jill is a born and raised Wisconsinite. She grew up just outside of Madison before heading to northern Michigan for college. Afterwards, she returned to Madison where she married her high school sweetheart, Micah, and earned her PhD in Educational Psychology. Micah and Jill live just outside of Madison with their two children, Levi (5 years old), and Alice (3 years old), and they all love sports and being outside. When Jill isn't enjoying the local Madison parks and activities with her family, she loves to play board games, and relax at home with family and friends. Jill is a busy mom, an active member in her church, and enjoys her job as an Associate Professor of Psychology for a small liberal arts college.

Don’t Go To Bed Angry: Newlywed Relationship Myths

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I’m sure you’ve all been to a bridal shower where everyone goes around and gives advice to the bride-to-be. (Am I the only one who finds this insanely awkward?) Anyway, at nearly every bridal...

Easy Alternatives to Screen Time When You Need a Break

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I’m sure many parents have heard about the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to avoid all screen time until a child is two years old, then, if used after that, use it sparingly. Even...

The Princess Dilemma

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The Whisper of Ovarian Cancer

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Forget it! How I Distribute the Job of Remembering

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Growing up I always remember my mom was the one who knew were everything was and where everyone needed to be. She was the schedule keeper, the thing finder, and the party planner. Now,...

Our Favorite Pancake Recipe

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My husband and I are not gourmet chefs. I do most of the cooking out of necessity, but it is not something that either of us enjoy. We do both enjoy breakfast, however, and...

Jumping In

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Learning to Love the Grey

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Too Young for the Game? Kid in Organized Sports

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Learning to Say No

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Value for All

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The Cosby trial, Weinstein, the Kavanaugh senate hearings, the #MeToo movement…. How did we get here? It seems like every day another horrible story hits the news, and it hurts my heart every time,...

Now What Do I Do With All This Stuff?

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