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Recently I went for a run with my usual friends, talking about our upcoming All City Swim Meet. It is one of the largest outdoor swim meets in the country, and my oldest son is one of the coaches for...
February is Black History Month. In honor, I have put together a list of books read by myself, my kids, and fellow Madison Mom contributors that feature Black authors and/or characters. I would love to know your recommendations! Books for Children Penny...

I Feel Like A Fraud

I feel like a fraud, and I have all my life. Being an Asian-American adoptee, I don't have Asian roots to speak of. I don't have any family medical history, and every time I go to a new healthcare...
Children are never too young to start learning about about race. Now more than ever, it’s time for a change. And that change can start at home. Not only is representation important - for kids to see themselves and their...
"I can't breathe!" breaks my heart. But it's the "Mama!" that haunts me. George Floyd, lying face down in the street, his windpipe crushed under the weight of a police officer's knee, gasping for breath, begging for life. "Mama!", he groaned. "Mama!",...
When it comes to learning, there’s no better way than by doing. Teach children the meaning and significance behind Día de los Muertos by creating your own altar. One thing I love about living in the U.S. is our diversity....
It's never too early to teach your little one about diversity and inclusivity. It's so important to start promoting these ideas with your child while they are young and while they are still easily influenced by their family and...
Not everything has to be "12 Years A Slave". I mean, yes, by all means watch that movie. After all, it won the Best Picture Oscar as, according to Rotten Tomatoes, an "unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also...
Black History Month, What does that mean to you? How do you share it with your family? What makes it so important? I am appreciative of Black History Month and the focus it places on the incredibly important issues of...
  I love history and Black History Month is one of my favorite celebrations. It's time for reflection - what have you been doing since you learned the meaning of Black History Month? One way to celebrate and reflect is...
Juneteenth - also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Cel-Liberation Day - is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the...
(Madison, WI): GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is a Down syndrome achievement center located on Monona Drive, in Madison, WI. Their mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and bring a global message of acceptance for all!...

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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...