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We say it with a hint of sarcasm, but my kids all know that we're serious. Any decisions made over the last year as to what we should or should not do when it comes to to the virus...
One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is SLEEP, and I realized this after years of NOT getting adequate sleep. The absence of precious slumbers made me really appreciate how beneficial rest is to both the...
At my daughter’s dental appointment recently, I was making small talk with the hygienist, and she asked if we were new to the practice.   “Oh no, we’re new to the state. Moved here in August.” “Oh.   Gosh.  What’s that been...
Nothing makes the mom of a 5th baby feel like more of slacker than an online moms’ group full of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed first moms. Oh my goodness! The women in my particular group run circles around me. Most of...
The inauguration of the president of the United States is a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of the president of the United States. The inauguration takes place for each new presidential term, even if...
Life will always have it challenges, but I don't think I'm alone in saying that right now is exceptionally difficult. The global pandemic, racial injustice, offensive rhetoric, and political mayhem are almost too much to bare. The intense division...
The kids are finally asleep and now you have time to yourself. If you are anything like me, you eventually turn on the tv and start scrolling. But so often, I never stop scrolling -- because I never know...

Lessons from a Pandemic

We're closing in on a year since the pandemic started, and now Winter has started its long and dark descent. I've been in a funk, to put it lightly, for weeks now. Don't believe me? My family can attest....
Trust me—it's not just you. NO ONE has their ish entirely together in this pandemic. I mean, there’s literally no need to clean the house because NO ONE IS COMING OVER. So, you just sort of scoot stuff out...
These are hard times for everyone right now, but I'm asking you to dig deep in your heart, and look for places that still hold thanks. As the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, there IS so much to be...
With Thanksgiving coming up I think it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves, and our kids, of how important Gratitude is in our everyday lives. I often run across other parents who have a hard time making gratitude a...
Self-care? WHO HAS TIME FOR SELF-CARE?!? I get it; it’s a pandemic, which means moms have even less free time than we did before the apocalypse. Self-care is probably the first thing to get slashed from the never ending to-do-list...

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Be Active Wisconsin | Community Challenge in March 2021

It’s been a year. An entire year since the pandemic kicked off in the US. It has been devastating, infuriating and life altering but...