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Always Give With Joy

This past summer our twelve year old discovered the freedom of biking around the neighborhood with his friends. He’d go to the pool, play basketball at the park, go to a friend’s house and oftentimes, end up at Culver’s....
Dear Mom, I almost lost you. I remember the day very clearly. My brother called me and told me your MRI showed a mass in your head. I knew the minute I saw his call that something was wrong. I...
I’m a stay-at-home mom with a toddler and a baby. Recently, the baby hit a milestone I’d been dreading for months: the crossover from Will Sleep Anytime/Anywhere to Must Be In Crib at Nap Time OR ELSE. Up until this point, the...
After my second baby was born, I developed an immediate vitriol for her infant carseat. Like, I really hated the darn thing. It was the same one we had used for my son, one of those “baby buckets” that...
Motherhood is full of firsts. The first pregnancy, first delivery, first bath, first smile, first bottle, first step, I could continue forever. The last year and a half there has been a first that has been weighing on me...
What would you do if you found out you had one year left to live, non-negotiable? Would you smother your children and family with so much love that they scrambled away from you? Would you make amends and repair broken relationships,...
My name is Shari, and I live with a picky eater. Now when I say picky, I don’t mean he doesn’t like anything. I mean he won’t try anything. I can count on two hands the foods my son...
My daughter's birth, it turns out, wouldn't be an aberration. Realizing that earlier would have saved us years of frustration and struggle. Back in 2009, I was nine days past my due date and battling with the midwives on the phone. "We...
For those of you who don't know how Madison Moms Blog originated - it all started in 2013 when two friends were new to Madison (and new-ish to motherhood). We were both craving a hyper-local resource that not only...
During registration this fall, our high school began issuing chrome books to every student for the first time. My own high schooler posted on Instagram that he couldn’t believe the school was paying for THAT when their auditorium seats...

Be Nice. Be Different. Be You.

Be Nice. Be Different. Be You. I was just saying this to my husband recently as I’ve noticed our daughter Lydia is becoming more particular and vocalizing things that are not in “our” ordinary. I try really hard to teach...
A few short weeks ago, my 5-year old daughter experienced lice for the first time, which then resulted in our entire family (minus our 6-month-old son) getting lice. That was fun! (Said no Mom ever) Considering that September is Lice...

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5th Annual Cookies with Santa | Madison, WI

We are so excited for Cookies with Santa presented by Festival Foods and SSM Health at the Madison Concourse Hotel! A few notes about the...