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We rock in black & white. Your heavy breaths crashing into my chest like waves breaking against the shore. I'm tired and yet I know one day your arms and legs will grow out of my arms and into the world....
I am counting the days until my boys are done with school. Some moms look at those three months and worry about what they will do to fill those days but I relish them. Here’s why: During the school year...
When my kids were little they were happy to spend summer days in the backyard blowing bubbles or having a picnic in the park. While these activities are still a lot of fun, it is getting increasingly difficult to...
Kids and electronics seem to be a hot topic among my friends lately. Often when we get together we compare notes on how we struggle to limit the exposure of our kids to screen time. With a growing number...

Life in the NICU

On March 16th, 2014 my life completely changed. I went from being a mom of one to a mom of three. I also became a NICU mama. I gave birth to my twins at 30 weeks and 2 days...
As we scratch and claw our way through these last (and hopefully few!) days of cold weather here are two more very easy and kid friendly indoor activities. Maybe they will buy you a little time while the temperatures...
  In parenthood, the days are long but the months are short. During maternity leave, the days can be an eternity and the months go by before you can blink. While I was lucky enough to spend my daughter's first...
Ah yes... temper tantrums. I am certain we have all been there before. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing a temper tantrum then buckle your seatbelt of patience and get ready for a wild ride! The great...
15. Childbirth's the easy part. This may sound crazy, but really – pregnancy and childbirth are easier than what’s to come in the next 18+ years! I remember the pure bliss I felt immediately following the birth of my daughter...
1. Your entire schedule is mapped out based on distances between toilets. 2. You say the words "I'm so proud you did poo in the potty" with the same enthusiasm things like "I just won the lottery", " I just...
No, it’s not Christmas. It’s better than Christmas. School is starting very soon! In our house, this means we have one daughter going into second grade, one daughter starting 4K and one daughter still at home climbing on the dining...
If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me. But then I'd miss you growing into who you're meant to be.   ~Marianne Richmond This past weekend we celebrated our daughter’s first birthday. It was a day full of happiness {and...

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Lake Geneva: Winterfest | February 2-6, 2022

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