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A Madison Mom’s Guide to November 2016

If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered! We’ve started a monthly events guide to be sure you don’t miss a thing happening around Madison. Here are the September “need to know” activities. Further happenings, such as library events, open play/jump/swim, and ongoing Madison Children’s […]

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Toddler Craft: Make A Fall Wreath

The changing colors can make Madison so magical around the fall. Hopefully you’re able to get out and enjoy it! The next time you head out on a nature walk or play in the backyard, why not encourage your toddler to pick the prettiest leaves to collect for a craft? Here is a super fun […]

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Healthy(ier) Class Treats!

In our house it all starts with my daughters’ birthdays in September and October, followed quickly by Halloween parties, harvest parties, winter holiday parties and keeps going form there. It’s a long chain of treat filled days. First of all I love treats and sweets…I’m pretty sure each of my teeth are a sweet tooth. But when […]

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Let’s not get into politics here, but let’s do talk about exercising your right to vote. So many people sacrificed for this over so many years and for so many reasons, don’t waste it. This opportunity to shape your life as a citizen has more impact than you know. Yes, it’s a right as an […]

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Madison Moms Blog | Badger Tailgate T-shirts

We are thrilled to share our line up of Badger Tailgate T-shirts for the whole family and announce that they are finally for sale on our site! We have onesie, toddler, youth, and adult sizes available in four different designs. (Note: not all sizes are available in all designs) We have worked with the talented Melissa from Crocodile Smiles […]

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How to Choose a Counselor for Your Family: Part 1

There may come a time when you need to seek a counselor, either for yourself or for a family member. As a counselor, I frequently talk to people who feel overwhelmed with the prospect of choosing a mental health professional and often have a lot of questions. I would like to address many of those […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Be a Badger

Recently I read an intriguing op-ed in the New York Times about babies and cognition.1 In it, the author cited two studies demonstrating how babies learn – not just by imitating others, but also by regarding information from their environment when doing so. The first study was conducted in 1988 at the University of Washington. […]

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When Your Kid is Feeling Down

A while back I had to go to the ER because of some abdominal pain. It was pretty minor and all is well now, but what I want to talk about is how this whole ordeal really affected my child. When we get sick, especially as parents, it usually is at the most inconvenient time. When I […]

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110 {More} Chapter Books | Ages 4-12

If you were to take a look at my Pinterest page you would find typical boards such as recipes and crafts. However, my favorite and most frequently used board is my ‘to read’ board. I needed to create one to support my love of book lists, for myself and for my kids. Lists of books […]

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My 15 Favorite things to Buy at Costco

Costco is sponsoring this event but we genuinely love Costco and are thrilled to partner with them! My family loves shopping at Costco! And because of our upcoming Costco Mom Hour on November 4th (in Sun Prairie & Middleton) I wanted to share my Favorite Items that I always buy at Costco: Applesauce Pouches, Animal Crackers, Fruit Snacks, galore! :: […]

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