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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...
I’m going to start this post with a very clear disclaimer: My family believes in public schooling. We think that it’s a vital part of each city and also an integral step towards equal opportunities for all citizens. It’s...
This year, school readiness takes on a whole new meaning. Some children are being prepared to start school virtually. Others are preparing for a hybrid model, while a third group is preparing to be in school full time. Each...
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...
The news came down… we are starting the fall with virtual learning. I had a lot of mixed feelings, but was ultimately relieved that I didn’t have to make the decision and that all my kids friends...

The Long Goodbye

After a quick labor and fast delivery I gave birth to my first born baby, a beautiful boy. I was terrified and in love all at once. His arrival rocked my world and immediately moved my heart to the...
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...

When Parenting is Boring

A few weeks ago, my husband sent me a link to a parenting article that openly used the B word in reference to parenting. Boring. He was elated. It turned out there was someone else in the world who shared his...

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Best Sledding Hills in Madison, WI for Kids

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