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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...
The changing colors can make Madison so magical around the fall. Hopefully you're able to get out and enjoy it! The next time you head out on a nature walk or play in the backyard, why not encourage your...
A few days ago at the Children’s Museum, my youngest took off running while my oldest was climbing in the climbing structure. My oldest didn’t appear to notice, but it bothered me to leave him unsupervised while I chased...
Like most parents, I am often asked the sweet and simple question "Will you play with me?" by my preschooler.  He absolutely loves to play. And as an only child, we are his only options when he wants someone to...
As far as childhood surgeries go, a myringotomy (ear tube placement) is about as no-big-deal as you can get. It’s low risk, doesn’t require an IV, and is so fast that the allotted time from check-in to checkout is...
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?”...
A couple of weeks ago, while my oldest daughter was at school, I took my 2.5 year-old daughter and my 5-day old son to the doctor for an appointment. It was the first time I had left the house...
  It’s easy to overlook the smaller Holidays sometimes, especially with young ones. I’ve compiled an easy-to-maintain checklist of ideas for you to celebrate Easter and involve your toddler in. These activities can become a fun tradition to continue doing...
St. Patrick’s Day is the best holiday! Think about it. No presents to buy, no extended family obligations, no meal that takes hours of preparation. Just fun, no stress. Plus, anyone can partake in the celebrations. Not Irish?...
I remember sitting anxiously in a chair designed for a tiny human, jotting down notes about extra clothes and circle time activities. I looked around the room and admired the sensory table and the inviting crafts hanging on the...
Dear Nap, I should have seen it coming. I knew what we had wouldn’t last forever, but I was hoping for a little bit more time together. Another month. Another week. I’d even have been grateful for a few more...
It’s 3am. I can feel Kennedy’s little feet curling under my back. Even with my eyes closed, I can tell that I am no longer sleeping in the same position I was when I went to bed. I’ve once...

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Fall Traditions on Our Farm: Meet the Ripps – a Farm...

Meet the Ripps: a farm family from Dane, WI growing crops and raising cattle. With fall harvest taking place all over Wisconsin right now,...