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The Power of Toys

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Now that we have the first Wisconsin snow behind us, it’s time to start "Making a List and Checking it Twice." I don’t know about you, but for me, once November 1st hits Christmas music is fair game. I...
Let me start out by admitting that I have been guilty of ALL of these bad habits at one time or another. I have been a stay-at-home mom for two years now. Some days I feel like a rockstar...

Husband, I Still See You

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It’s been a tough day here at home, mimicking most days where I haven’t had a minute of alone time and have spent hours meeting the endless demands of a 4-year old while in a spell of exhaustion from...
As I stare down the barrel of the gun that is turning 40 years old, here are some pearls of wisdom I have managed to gather and hold on to along the way. I don't have a lot of...
I’m just going to go ahead and say it. I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. I honestly just don’t get it. Whose idea was it to dress up in costumes and parade around the street asking STRANGERS for...
Mom duties consuming you? Yep, me too! I can talk until I am blue in the face about the importance of prioritizing myself, but in reality, this is a hard thing to do. Surprisingly, each time I interact with one...
Dear Stay-at-Home Mom, Can I be honest? Sometimes, I get jealous of you. Like, when I picture your mornings, minus the chaos of hustling kids out the door to daycare. I picture breakfasts eaten without staring at the clock, maybe a...
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...
It won’t always be like this. The days and nights become one long run on sentence, and you're not sure if you even fell asleep since the last time you were awake. The rest of the house peacefully sleeps...

Always Give With Joy

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This past summer our twelve year old discovered the freedom of biking around the neighborhood with his friends. He’d go to the pool, play basketball at the park, go to a friend’s house and oftentimes, end up at Culver’s....
Dear Mom, I almost lost you. I remember the day very clearly. My brother called me and told me your MRI showed a mass in your head. I knew the minute I saw his call that something was wrong. I...
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...

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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...

Madison Events | March 2020