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Lake Michigan. We haven’t yet found a spot that isn’t unique... pebble rock beaches, huge sand dunes, surfable waves, Chicago sailing, and gentle shores perfect for littles. All surrounded by hiking trails and huge trees. It’s always an adventure...
Somehow, I ended up with having another senior graduate from high school this year. For those of you keeping track at home, this is kid number three out of six for me. No Usual Cues Despite the weirdness of this last...
May is Mental Health Awareness month and I don’t think it’s any secret that this past year has had a huge impact on parent and child mental health. We have all experienced a global pandemic, navigated virtual learning, went...
I was born in 1979, so grew up in the 80's. Back then, the same sports weren't offered to girls as were boys. I have very vivid memories of my sister and I being the only girls on the...
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...

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Lake Geneva: Winterfest | February 2-6, 2022

(Lake Geneva, WI): Lake Geneva: Winterfest will be held this year from February 2-6. Along with the snow sculpting, the town will be abuzz...