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We see each other at the park, we say hi. We see each other at events, we quickly catch up. I ask you how you’re doing, and you say, “Doing good. Busy. The usual. Life is crazy. Isn’t the weather nice?” We...
 I am always in need of a good book. You should see my to-read list, it's endless. I thought I would share what's on my summer reading list in case you are in need of a good book too....
This past spring break we went to Disneyland for a few days. It was a very magical experience as you would expect Disney to be. We stopped by the customer service desk on our first day to request a...
My husband and I thought we wanted to raise independent children. I blame him for putting that idea out into the universe. I’m conflicted to report -- I think we did. And, just like my now 21-year-old daughter, I couldn’t...
When I was 10, I wrote an essay about my dad for a newspaper contest. It was a Father’s Day prompt asking kids to talk about why their dad was the best dad, and the prize was a gas...
You know the superpower I’m talking about. You probably have it. And you know who probably does not? Your husband (if you’ve chosen to have one). This is what the memes have taught me. I’m talking about the Parenting While...
A few years ago I wrote an article about what I've learned while parenting a teen. That kid is now 21 and has five younger siblings. Not so surprising, I've learned a few things since then. With countless years...
Last month my husband and I took the kiddo to Kids Day at the Zoo at Vilas Zoo here in Madison.  It was the first warm Saturday we had this year. Sunny skies, with a high of 68 degrees in...
I was standing in my neighbors backyard the day before Easter, watching all the kids from the street run around finding Easter eggs that us moms had stuffed together a few nights before. The kids played as the parents...
Acupuncture was something I heard about but never thought I would like. I mean, why in the world would I let someone stick a bunch of needles in my body like I’m a human voodoo doll? That sounded weird...
We all know how stressful planning a family photo shoot can be! From wardrobe planning, to getting everyone ready and making sure everyone stays clean, happy and cooperative - family photos can be totally exhausting. Over the years, I’ve...
Exposing children to nature is a great way to grow strong brains and bodies, but it's also a way to teach an appreciation for the outdoors and talk about ways to help protect the Earth. A perfect opportunity to...

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