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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...
This summer our family will be welcoming a new little band member to our bunch! We are all over the moon excited for our newest little blessing to make his/her debut later this summer. It will be quite an adventure having...
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...

The Day My Mom Died

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Overwhelmed, lost, anxious, heartbroken. These are but a few emotions I have experienced over the last few months. The hardest day of my life came on Oct. 24, 2018, when I answered my phone to the news my mom...
Dear Sweet Baby Girl,  Okay, so maybe you aren't quite a baby any more. Every time I blink - you get bigger. And every time I pause for a moment, you are using bigger words (like loquacious... what?!) and learning...
I had a kid graduate from high school this spring and I am having all of the feelings that go with it. He worked hard for where he is and I love that it's paying off. He will go...
I’ve never been a fan of roller coasters. I’m just not that into paying money to get strapped into a contraption and get thrown around space. Like most moms, my daily life can be wild enough. Lately, I’ve thought...
February is Black History Month. In honor, I have put together a list of books read by myself, my kids, and fellow Madison Mom contributors that feature Black authors and/or characters. I would love to know your recommendations! Books for Children Penny...
My husband took the above picture of my four-year-old daughter and me on the water slide Memorial Day Weekend. I thought it was a great action shot and loved how happy I looked even though it was barely 70-degrees outside....
About a month ago, I went with some girlfriends to hear Kimberly Zahasky of The Professional Optimist speak about loving ourselves. Part of the talk was spent on how we spend our time. She told us to focus and...

Goodbye Too Soon

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Through blurred tears, I read and promptly deleted the “Your baby is now the size of a lentil!” notification that popped up on my phone as my husband and I silently drove home from the emergency room. We had...

To My Son’s Birthmother

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Tonight is the eve of my son’s – OUR son’s – first birthday. As I reflect back on his first year and think of the precious time we’ve been a family, I know you must be thinking of him,...

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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...

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