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This was a tough post to write but we thought it was important to share in hopes to help other families. We were at our daycare for a year and a half and loved it. We had so much...
All schools share many things in common. So how do you distinguish among them all and make a choice? As a parent, you need a plan to follow when you begin looking into schools for your child. The following...
Nothing makes the mom of a 5th baby feel like more of slacker than an online moms’ group full of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed first moms. Oh my goodness! The women in my particular group run circles around me. Most of...
(Madison, WI): Over the past 25 years, Kids Express Learning Center has had tremendous success in providing a rich educational experience for children from infancy through preschool. This success created a demand in the community to expand their offerings with...
2020 has been weird as we all know. Nothing about it has been normal. So when my seventeen year old went to the dentist and came back with an oral surgeon referral, I responded with, “Why not, our calendar...
We downloaded the Messenger Kids app a little over a year ago, when my kids were 7, 5 and 5. What I didn't know then, was just how much use this app would get over the next year. 2020...
A few months ago, I truly, honestly didn’t think my son would EVER be potty trained. I’d been “trying” to train him for months (and months), and all I had to show for it was a handful of wasted Saturdays,...
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...
“You got this, mama.” They were words from a stranger, delivered with a supportive smile while I was hauling my two screaming little boys out of the zoo park. I had one wriggling, red-faced kid under each arm, a (third?)...
Picture this for a second… You’re picking your child up from school or daycare, and you hear that the class celebrated a birthday that day. The birthday girl’s mom brought cupcakes, and everyone had one after lunch. Well—everyone except your child. Your child...

Breastfeeding Hope for Moms-to-Be

During my first pregnancy, I was SUPER anxious about breastfeeding. The internet was jam-packed with horror stories: poor latches, poor supplies, weak sucks, infections, blocked ducts, cracked nipples, and so, so much pain—both physical and emotional. Every mom I talked to had her own angle on the...
Halloween 2020 will certainly look quite different this year amidst the pandemic. But that doesn't mean we can't make it special for our kids. I am all for any way that we can restore even a sliver of normalcy into...

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Staycation in Madison, WI | Family-Friendly Hotels with a Pool

(Madison, WI): Even before the pandemic, my family loved doing staycations in the winter. A staycation is a fun way to feel like you...