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My son is almost 2 years old, so as you can imagine, we've been asked a fair number of times if we are planning to have any more kids. Some people pose it as a direct question - "When...
Kids, I understand that you have a special bond with mom. Most kids do. And I understand that some of your behavior may stem from the fact that you don’t see mom as much as you would like. But I’m...
Schools have only been closed for three days as I write this and I’ve been seriously amazed by the homeschooling that I’ve seen happening on social media. Home classrooms, curriculum ideas, awesome projects, guest teachers via FaceTime, and so...

Oh, Are They Twins?

No, they are not. My children were born 14 months apart. My husband and I were married at the ripe age of 33 in 2013. We had our firstborn, a boy, in 2014 and our second born (surprise!), a...
Even though my kids are a bit older, this time of social distancing is bringing back a lot of feelings I had when I was home with my children when they were small. In particular, the feeling that I...
Chances are the last few weeks of your life have been saturated by a steady stream of news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a scary time with lots of unknowns. Schools are closing, people are being asked to work...
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...
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...
I have been close to death for over 20 years. Death, this familiar friend and foe, has been walking step-for-step with me for the last 20 years as I have grown from a college student into a mom that...
Sometimes we have great ideas. Sometimes other people have great ideas. And sometimes we look at other people's great ideas and think, "Yes! I should do THAT!" Sharing is caring, people. So, with that, I give you some of the best ideas --...
On October 31, just let your kids eat their darn Halloween candy. Disclaimer: I'm not talking to parents of kids with food allergies or any other serious medical condition for whom candy-eating is verboten. I am talking to the rest of...

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Go, See, Explore: Fireman’s Park In Verona, WI

The weather is truly heating up in Wisconsin and we need a place to cool off. Fireman's Park located in Verona has been one...