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Lyndsey Battaglia

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Lyndsey was born and raised in New Orleans which instilled a deep passion for architecture, history, and FOOD. She and her husband James are proud graduates of UW-Madison. Go Badgers! They live in the Madison area with their 3 active children. Lyndsey is a freelance writer and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. When not working, she can be found running her kids around to swimming, ballet, basketball, and skiing. They all love new adventures, travel, cooking, being outdoors, reading, biking, and trying to keep up with their new puppy.

Day Trip: Maquoketa Caves State Park near Dubuque

If you’ve been to Cave of the Mounds and you’re looking for a more rugged experience, check out Maquoketa Caves State Park. Perfect for a day trip of exploring, it’s just 2 hours from...

Maggie Daley Park | A Must Visit Next Time You’re in Chicago

Ahhhh, Maggie Daley Park! We’ve been a couple times in different seasons and have always had a good time. Surrounded by skyscrapers and nestled next to Millennium Park with a walking bridge over Columbus...

Go, See, Explore: Dolphin’s Cove in Sun Prairie, WI

“We’re here already?!?”, they asked. My thoughts, exactly. That was a really quick drive and now we’re here and ready to play at a waterpark. This couldn’t be easier. My kids bounced out of...

Go, See, Explore: Great Sauk State Trail + Sauk City Riverfront Park

We are a low key cycling family who biked prior to the pandemic and we love to check out new trails. Over the years we’ve transitioned from bike carriers to weehoos to bike trailers...

Go, See, Explore: Dubuque, Iowa

Our excursions lately have involved car rides- long or short. It’s made for some amusing conversations and interesting landscapes. Overall it’s been a ton of fun, especially when you subtract out the frequent potty...

The World is Moving Pretty Fast: Be Kind, Be Happy – Here’s How

Kindness ˈkīn(d)nəs/: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.  It’s a mood, a feeling, an act that everyone deserves from those closest to or farthest away from them. Holding the door, offering to go...

Experience The Holidays | Gift Ideas That Aren’t Wrapped

Being a geriatric millennial, I can both appreciate knobs/buttons on appliances and a good meme. I noticed one today that has now sealed my plans for this holiday season- side by side pictures of...

5 Simple, Fun and Healthy Halloween Treats

October... the month of candy. The pandemic has reminded me that using your resources can be refreshing and creatively fulfilling. When my son asked for a Halloween treat, I presented him with a plate...

Go, See, Explore: Kohler Andrae State Park and Other Nearby Attractions

Lake Michigan. We haven’t yet found a spot that isn’t unique... pebble rock beaches, huge sand dunes, surfable waves, Chicago sailing, and gentle shores perfect for littles. All surrounded by hiking trails and huge...

Rent a Boat in Madison, WI this Summer | Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Paddle Boat...

Madison Boats focuses on helping people get out and about on Madison’s lakes! With three convenient locations on three different lakes, (Wingra Boats, Brittingham Boats and Marshall Boats), they have over 400 boats for...

Go, See, Explore: Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Emus and llamas and a unicorn, oh my!  Heartland Farm Sanctuary is a rescue farm that receives injured, neglected or abused animals of all kinds. Most often the animals are allowed to stay and live...

Pandemic Gadgets

“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty. I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore. You want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty. But who cares, no big deal. I want more. I want to be where the...