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Not too long ago, I found out I have ADHD. Hindsight being 20-20, I should have figured this out a long time ago. All the signs were there going all the back to my childhood:  I was a very...
Dear Single Momma, I'm sorry. I forgot how hard it was. I forgot about the messy house, the messy emotions, and the car that you just might have time to clean sometime in about 6 months. I forgot about the...
I’m sure you’ve all been to a bridal shower where everyone goes around and gives advice to the bride-to-be. (Am I the only one who finds this insanely awkward?) Anyway, at nearly every bridal shower I’ve heard similar advice,...
It was the morning of my child’s four-month doctors appointment. I found myself irritable and overwhelmed by the smallest things, a sure tell sign for me that my anxiety was high and ever increasing. I knew why. With our...

The Guilt of Napping

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The other day I dropped my kid off at a birthday party and another mom asked what I had planned for the duration of the 2-hour party without my child. I said, “I am going to take a nap.”...
Shortly after our daughter was born nearly seven years ago, my husband and I realized that bed-sharing with a nursing infant would be safer and more comfortable if we all had more space. So, one fateful Saturday, we went...
The holiday season brings so much cheer, anticipation, and family joy. Although sometimes it may feel busy or rushed, and I may have a to-do list a million miles long, I love all the hub-bub, activities, family time, and...
So you’re here. For whatever reason the papers have been filed and you are now embarking on a new life. Often, and especially if this was not your doing, people can absolutely lose their ever loving minds in divorce....

I Need to Calm Down

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I am a Type-A-ish person and easily irritated. When something isn't how I want it or think it should be, I can go a wee bit ballistic. There are times this annoying personality trait serves me well. However, for...

New Year, New You: Nope!!!

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I genuinely get excited for the New Year. It feels a bit like a birthday for me. There’s both a sense of relief that I made it through another year with no major health issues or illness, as well...
My family had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving in Mexico this year (a tradition on my side of the family every three years). It is a sizable expense for a family of eight but we are always so happy...
Dear Mama’s.  Our daughters are watching. Every single moment my daughter is watching me. She watches me put my makeup on and most days, asks me questions along the way. Why do you put that on your eyes, Mama? She watches...

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Family-Friendly Travel Destinations from Madison, WI

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Got a travel bug? With spring break and summer travels coming up - we wanted to offer you some great travel options... whether you...

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