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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 were going...
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...
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...
I expected to be on a beach in the Dominican Republic at this time for Spring Break. Instead, I am trapped inside, attempting to work from home and keep my four children entertained, if not educated. I fully realize that...
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...
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...

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4th of July Fireworks | In & Around Madison, WI

Festival Foods Lights the Isthmus Date: July 3 at 5pm (ticketed event) Breese Stevens Field Edgerton July 4th Lions Club Celebration Date: July 3 at 4pm-Midnight Racetrack Park Iki Dr &...