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Dear Single Mama, 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...
Needless to say, life as we know it is forever changed. Life before the pandemic looked very different than it does now. Whether you're single, married, kids, empty nester, black, white, red, purple, young, old, male, or female, we're...
I have been a runner for over twenty years and in that time, I have experienced and been witness to, some amazing things. I’ve seen shooting stars and full moons, countless sunrises and a few sunsets. I’ve run through...
This is hard. Virtual school. Homeschool. Hybrid school. Face to face school. It’s all hard and has challenges. Every choice is right because it is your choice. These decisions are wrought with controversy and conflicting information but no one...
This is a rhetorical question... I don't think anyone can pinpoint when we're going to start an uphill swing. We're over six months into this pandemic now. Six months of living with an extra layer of stress. We're frustrated and...
“You got this, mama.” They were words from a stranger, delivered with a supportive smile while I was hauling my two screaming little boys out of the zoo park. I had one wriggling, red-faced kid under each arm, a (third?)...
My life forever changed the day that I learned my husband and I were expecting twins. It was not part of our plan and turned our worlds upside down for a brief moment while it all sank in. Our...
Where do I begin. Deep breath in, deep breath out. Miles was my first baby, and the man in my life for many years. I had my feline friend prior to marrying my husband. As you can see from...
Oh 2020. What a year it's turning out to be. As this worldwide pandemic rolls on, indefinitely, I've really felt the weight of waking up every morning to see the latest headlines on COVID-19 numbers, school re-openings, and all...

She Will Be Worth It

We all have one. A moment from our past we wish we could return to. Not to necessarily re-live it, but to give our younger selves a message…. a word of encouragement, advice or to share some of the...
With another election season coming up, and a very divided nation, politics are bound to come up. Kids are likely to hear, at some point, people talk about politics and political issues. Plus, kids definitely notice the signs going...
I am trying to wrap my head around what 2020 has brought us thus far. I remember the day, March 13th, 2020, very vividly, when I picked my child up from school, for what would be the last time. She...

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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...