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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 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...

Back to School Blues

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...
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...
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...
Confession: I knew I was going to be late to the show, but I thought the first-grade music concert was up first. And you guys? I was OK with being late to my first grader’s concert because I am...
How was your day, buddy? My son attends preschool during the week. He loves his school and classmates, but like most preschoolers, it’s hard to strike up a conversation about his day. When I ask him, “How was your day?”...
Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of the celebration of great women around the world, let me suggest 10 terrific books about activists and heroes you can read with your kiddos to kick off the celebration: She Persisted by Chelsea...
Perfect Classroom Parties in 8 easy steps: If possible pick a Friday afternoon, so that you can get the kids all sugared up and then send them home to their parents. Sign-Up Genius is your BFF. No need to...
First Week of School Mom is on her game.  You’ve seen her around—the lady carrying two-dozen homemade cupcakes and wearing a statement necklace before 9 am. Maybe she handed you a PTO flyer or gave you a hug at kindergarten...

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Go, See, Explore: Fireman’s Park In Verona, WI

The weather is truly heating up in Wisconsin and we need a place to cool off. Fireman's Park located in Verona has been one...