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“When should I take my kids to their first dental visit?” Most of my friends have children around the same age as my children, so I’ve heard this question quite a bit over the years. Most people think they...
Pandemic shopping for parents-- it's like regular shopping, but scarier! (Disclaimer: I am not that kind of doctor. I am a mom of 4 (soon-to-be 5) who is a realist, a news junkie, and an avid shopper who likes to...
We are so excited to share that one of our very favorite Madison-area businesses has been nominated for Madison Magazine's "Best of Madison" issue! A Healer's Hand is nominated for best Speciality Spa for Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage! If...
There’s an old saying, “You are only as happy as your least happy child". I’m sorry to say I learned that the hard way these past few weeks. Four weeks ago, my family’s life got flipped upside down by a...
Hey, fellow mom! If you don't take care of you, no one else will. I'm talking not just about your physical health, but I'm also talking about your mental health. How do you take care of your mental health? That's...
When I became a mom last spring, I learned pretty quickly that exercise, one of my favorite outlets for stress relief, was going to become my precious "me-time." Like everything else about family life, there is a definite balance...

Intuitive Eating for Moms

You know that feeling when the kids are all finally asleep, and you've done the essentials off the to do list (but your to do list is never actually done), and you can finally sit down and relax a...
It was a typical evening - the kids had been asleep for a few hours, my husband and I finishing up odds and ends before heading to bed, when all of sudden we heard screaming.  We ran upstairs, hearts pounding,...
This past summer we welcomed our third son into the world, and it’s been a whirlwind of craziness for more than one reason. We brought him home to chaos, which you can read more about here, and we quickly...
When Kennedy was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome, one of the first things we did was ask about ways to explain Down syndrome to our then 7 year old nephew and 10 year old niece. It is important...
Normally, when I think of October, I think of cross country season. This year is different. Recently I became aware that it is Down syndrome Awareness month. Here are a few things that I have learned so far: Down syndrome is characterized...
“Is this the right choice?” A knot formed in my stomach as I read the 5:00AM text from my sister who was on her way to the hospital to have her ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus removed. I stared...

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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...