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Chivalry in Motherhood

Have you ever heard of the term chivalry?  Today, I would like to talk about chivalry but I will call it “modern chivalry in motherhood” or “kindness in motherhood”  I strongly believe in today's society that admirable behavior is an attractive quality in one's...
        It's the question asked on a daily basis. My daughter turned one last year and since then it's the burning question on everyone's mind. If it's not family or friends asking, it's the checkout lady at Target. “When are you...
Truth - Being a stay-at-home mom/parent is not the hardest job. Being a parent is the hardest job. But compared to a full-time job outside the home, my current gig is pretty sweet. I’m feeling some guilt over having the privilege...
I remember the day perfectly. It was a gorgeous, early spring day in Upstate New York.  My then 18-month old son and I were at the playground near our house playing and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I had brought...
Having three children (1 girl, 2 boys) has taught me quite a bit along this 20 year parenting journey. The difference between our first born (girl) and our next one 21 months later (boy) boggled my mind just in...
To each of my children, years from now, as you turn 18:   If you're reading this, hooray! You made it to adulthood! Now I can tell you the truth: Your dad and I have been winging it your entire life.   I remember...
When my husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby, we talked about all kinds of options that we found ourselves faced with. Names, birth options, feeding, sleeping arrangements, childcare, finding out (or not!) the gender....

Combatting Decision Fatigue

I’ve become increasingly fascinated with the concept of decision fatigue, of which I am certain I have a severe case. Have you heard of this? It is the idea that constantly making small decisions wears us down to the point that...
Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

Do you know the song “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” from the movie White Christmas? The lyrics popped into my head last week as I lay on the floor of my daughter’s room next to her crib holding...
My kids will never know their grandfathers. My husband was 14 when his dad died of cancer, and my dad died four years ago when my kids were 4, 2 and 9 months. They don't remember him. It breaks my...

I Do What I Want

“Hey, congrats on the new little girl! So exciting! You guys are crazy... I mean in a good way. Wow!” Since announcing plans to adopt our sixth child, I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of support and...

Life Lenses

I’d like to invite you for a minute to take a deep breath and imagine you are floating above yourself. You have the vision to see you in your environment and everything that is going on in it. Do...

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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...