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From first reaction, to diagnosis, to hitting my stride — What I’ve learned from raising a child with food allergies. Imagine the excitement of going to birthday parties when you’re three, where one of the most exciting parts is the birthday...
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...
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The Colic Curse

As I pushed my sleeping newborn in her stroller around our neighborhood, I heard a baby screaming its head off in a house we passed. I turned to my husband and remarked how grateful I was to not have...
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...
From the moment you find out your pregnant, carefully choosing your team of care providers is one of the most important decisions you will be faced. Fortunately in the Madison area we have some great options - one of...
Becoming a new mom is one of the most beautiful and exciting times in a woman's life, and it can also feel like you are entering a whole new world full of new beginnings. Before we become parents, we envision...
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...
Dear Four Year Old, You are only four for one more month.  You have been asking if it is May 10th yet for about nine months.  We are almost there sweet boy.  You will be five soon.  Slow down son,...
St. Maria Goretti (SMG) is a PreK-8 Catholic School located on the west side of Madison, educating more than 460 students. SMG offers students an environment of high academic standards. Our school motto, “Living in Faith, Growing in Character,...
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...

Please, Go to Sleep!

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...
Three and a half years ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my life: I left my full-tim job as a lawyer to stay at home with our first son.  Despite all the schooling I endured to get...

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Lake Geneva: Winterfest | February 2-6, 2022

(Lake Geneva, WI): Lake Geneva: Winterfest will be held this year from February 2-6. Along with the snow sculpting, the town will be abuzz...