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I honestly do not know how I did it, but somehow I managed to get through two semesters of graduate school in the year of COVID. Not only did I go through a drastic change in my life by...
Wow, it has been a long year! My kids were in virtual school for over a year. We have allowed them each to do a few activities (mainly sports) that we thought were safe enough for our tastes, but...
The following is excerpted from Dying To Be a Good Mother: How I Dropped the Guilt and Took Control of My Parenting and My Life by Heather Chauvin. Copyright © 2021 by Heather Chauvin. Excerpted with permission from Page Two Books. Energetic Time Management is a transformative and simple-to-implement process...
I don’t have to be productive to be relevant.  This is my new mantra in life. Maybe you need to use it too? After all, there seems to be a societal standard in which we all must account for what...
Whether you're religious, spiritual, or other - I think we all feel it. Change is looming. The air seems fresher, the grass is greener, and both my body and mind feel the fog lifting. We're all butterflies waiting to...

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...
We are still going through a pandemic, so don't add more problems to your life in 2021, stop right there. There is pressure for families wanting to get away, and the stimulus checks are hitting our bank accounts -...
No one in our household has gotten sick with Covid-19, but in the past year I think I've come down with something else. Symptoms include: lax screen time rules... more takeout dinners than normal... putting off doing battle with...
I am a better mom when I have a 6-hour break from kids every day. Or any break really. I mean, I already knew this about myself because we don't send our kids to daycare, and the moment...
“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty. I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore. You want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty. But who cares, no big deal. I want more. I want to be where the people are…” -Jodi Benson, The...
Becoming a mom has been the most incredible adventure of my life; I’m creating memories every day with my family, giving my daughter beautiful childhood experiences - and raising her close to nature. How did I get here? Why did...
A year ago, if you told me I would spend an entire year at home in my pajamas, I would have laughed. I’m not a homebody. I like being out in the community, I like seeing people, and I...

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Outdoor Movie at Mallards Stadium on September 17 | Tri 4...

(Madison, WI): Outdoor movies are a quintessential summer activity for kids! And what's better than watching a movie - OUTSIDE and on the grounds...