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Every time I heard “my child is adjusting so well to virtual learning” or “my child is doing so much better than I thought with virtual learning”, I literally wanted to puke. Not that I wanted other families or...
  Pampers and parenting have become somewhat synonymous -- for over half a century, Pampers has been providing top-notch products for babies. 60 years ago they re-invented baby care with disposable diapers and now, they are on a purpose-inspired mission...
You learn early on to create a pick-up time from the grocery days in advance. Spend the days leading up to pick-up logging into your app to add things the family requests on a daily (hourly?) basis. Of course...
We have all read the articles on the importance of music and art in brain development beginning from birth, hence the reason we sing lullabies to our babies, finger paint with our toddlers, and sing and dance with our...
Have you heard the cautionary tale for parents of teens? The one which results in your kid living in your basement until they are 30? Have you heard, that, if you are not careful, if you do not parent...
I expected to be on a beach in the Dominican Republic at this time for Spring Break. Instead, I am trapped inside, attempting to work from home and keep my four children entertained, if not educated. I fully realize that...
I'm going to start off by saying, I am an impatient introvert. In my childhood, I had never been to an amusement park larger than the Six Flags in Shakopee, MN (RIP, Prince). My parents never took us on...
It's safe to say that technology and social media are here to stay. And it's safe to say, that we either need to embrace the digital world or we will get left in the dust of the younger generation....
Madison is a town rich in educational opportunities for kids and families. It is definitely not short on science activities, venues, and events that strive to make science accessible to children of all ages. Below is a (likely non-exhaustive)...
  I have battled depression as long as I can remember. I didn’t label it as such when I was a teenager, I just remember mornings where I couldn’t get out of bed, and then the same thing happening for...
I’m a stay-at-home mom with a toddler and a baby. Recently, the baby hit a milestone I’d been dreading for months: the crossover from Will Sleep Anytime/Anywhere to Must Be In Crib at Nap Time OR ELSE. Up until this point, the...
It has been 1176 consecutive days that I have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding. My two daughters are exactly 18 months apart and I was fortunate to be able to breastfeed each of them up to their first birthdays. That...

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2020 Farms, Pumpkin Patches & Orchards | Greater Madison Area

Fall in Wisconsin is pretty fantastic! And one of our favorite family activities is to visit the local farms, pumpkin patches & orchards. Luckily...