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Lyndsey Battaglia

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: 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...

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...

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...

Go, See, Explore: Governor Dodge State Park

Our life usually consists of rushing from one activity to the next, but the pandemic has given us time to slow down and explore local areas and parks. It’s been fun seeking out new...

Christmas in July | Madison Edition

We’ve heard the phrase Christmas in July before but often it’s for a fundraiser or an adults only party. Who wouldn’t go for this? It’s fun and an easy excuse for a mid-year escape...

Local Sweets + Treats | In and Around Madison, WI

It’s hot. It’s summer. It’s time to cool off and enjoy something sweet. Gather your family and check out some of these local spots full of goodies made on site. Most are open, some...

Who’s in Your Crew?

Pandemic. Covid-19. Social distancing. Testing. Wash your hands. Toilet paper jokes. Meat shortage. Flour shortage. Re-opening. How many times do we hear or read these words per day? It can be a lot. Add...