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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.

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...

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...

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...

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: 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: 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...

Be Active Wisconsin | Community Challenge in March 2021

It’s been a year. An entire year since the pandemic kicked off in the US. It has been devastating, infuriating and life altering but the creativity to cope by so many communities is impressive.  Wisconsin...

Do You Speak New Orleans? A Virtual Mardi Gras Guide from a New Orleans...

What? Virtual Mardi Gras? Yes, you read that correctly. Mardi Gras is cancelled this year, but creative locals are figuring out a way to not only still enjoy Mardi Gras but share it with...

Madison, WI Nonprofits | Holiday Edition #givingtuesday

The holidays are here! It's a time to reflect on the year and give back to those in need. This year adds a new level of concern globally as nearly everyone has been affected...

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!

It’s here. The holiday season. This year is bound to be epic.  Most years the holiday haters are often spared until Thanksgiving, but I’m going to be honest. I’ve seen a lot of holiday promotions...

Creative Resistance

This is hard. Virtual school. Homeschool. Hybrid school. Face to face school. It’s all hard and has challenges. Every choice is right because it is your choice. These decisions are wrought with controversy and...