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I think the “no gifts, please” trend on kiddie birthday party invitations is rude. There, I said it, and it’s a relief to get this unpopular opinion off my chest. Judging from the amount of gift-less parties we have...
The changing colors can make Madison so magical around the fall. Hopefully you're able to get out and enjoy it! The next time you head out on a nature walk or play in the backyard, why not encourage your...

Back to School Blues

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I can’t believe I am even about to write this because I can hear all four of my children screaming at each other in the basement, and the dog is barking herself silly right outside the back door and...
This summer has been the best yet. It's been the kind of summer that I want to revel in forever. The kind that someday I will look back on with great fondness. This morning I glanced at my kids...
I’ll admit that I always dread August a little bit. As a mom who struggled with breastfeeding and ended up spending hundreds of hours pumping tiny quantities of milk in order to combo feed both my babies, National Breastfeeding...
If you’re like me, you are always on the lookout for new books for your kids. My oldest loves books about construction, superheroes, and anything funny. I’m happy to read these books, but on occasion, I like to slip...

Please, Go to Sleep!

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As parents, we’ve all been there . . . sleep-deprived walking zombies. This lack of sleep can result in a tired mom putting her keys in the refrigerator, wearing two different types of shoes, and not remembering exactly when...
Late last year we put our elderly cat Abby to sleep. To be honest, I probably took it the hardest, as she had been in my life longer than any of my children and almost as long as my...
I had an unrealistic idea of motherhood before I had my sweet girl 3 years ago. I envisioned quiet nights rocking her to sleep gently and laying her down in her picture perfect Pottery Barn crib. I dreamed of...
Calling all pumping mamas! Whether you’re pumping a lot or a little, did you know there might be a few ways to make pumping milk for your baby more comfortable and more productive? Through my own experience of pumping...
My son is almost 2 years old, so as you can imagine, we've been asked a fair number of times if we are planning to have any more kids. Some people pose it as a direct question - "When...
A few days ago at the Children’s Museum, my youngest took off running while my oldest was climbing in the climbing structure. My oldest didn’t appear to notice, but it bothered me to leave him unsupervised while I chased...

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Winter Carnival Family Fun at Alumni Park | February 8, 2020

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MADISON – Join Badgers of all ages at Alumni Park on Saturday, February 8 from 12-3pm for the annual Wisconsin Hoofers’ Winter Carnival! Enjoy...