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A Penny for Her Thoughts – Raising a Deep Thinker

Children are typically always thinking- it is how they learn and grow. They see things, ask questions for clarification, and generally are learning with every moment. What happens when it goes beyond that though? When your child is CONSTANTLY thinking? I’m not just talking about “why is the grass green” or “how to animals survive […]

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Moms Night Out: A Spooktacular Halloween Party Preview

We are so excited for our Moms Night Out presented by Middleton Jewelers taking place this Thursday, October 19th at Madison Children’s Museum! Below is a preview of all the fun you can expect at the event! A reminder- ticket sales for this event end Wednesday at midnight. Get your tickets by following the link here. […]

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The Guilt Of Three

Mom Guilt is no secret. I’ve had it plenty of times in my three years of momming. I’m sure you’ve had it, too. So many parts of motherhood can be hard. And I’ve heard the adjustment from two to three kids can be similar to the adjustment to one (AKA: ULTRA-HARD). But I didn’t spend […]

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Use Your Smart Phone to Fight Mom Brain

Exactly 24 hours before my kindergartener’s birthday party, the doorbell rang. I opened the door in the super-glam outfit I wear to bleach my bathrooms to find a mom and her little girl on the front porch holding a present. “Is this Cooper’s house?” the mom asked, giving my ratty clothes and the barking dog […]

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No More Guilt for Lazy Days

Mom guilt. As if moms don’t have enough on their plates, now we feel guilty for many choices we make. I’ve felt guilty for letting my kids watch too many Elmo videos. And for them surviving off pancakes and syrup for days. Also for letting them scream through a quick grocery trip to Target while […]

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We Need to Talk

A few months ago, I attended a small regional conference here in Madison for the first time, and was not at all surprised to find I was one of very few people of color present, as I often am. The keynote speaker was a former colleague, who was speaking on behalf of the Madison Police […]

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Can I Just Hold You Forever?

My kids are going to be seven years old in about a month. I’m pretty sure one of them has exceeded the 50-pound mark, and it’s the one who was just barely over six pounds when he was born. The “small one.” Now, I can just manage to lift them up off the ground for […]

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It’s Not What I Thought it Would Be-It’s Better

This time last year I announced that our family would be adopting a child with Down syndrome. I think back to that time and realize just how much I’ve learned since then. In preparation for such a huge transition, I did as much research as I could, connected with moms in the community, and became part […]

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Why You Should Keep Score to Save Your Marriage

Experts agree that kids are tough on marriages. I mean DUH. Kids are tough on anything—walls, furniture, hardwood floors, the knees of nice pants. It makes sense that marriage would also be trampled by what my friend calls these little “ids in cool sneakers.” My husband and I keep track of who does what when, […]

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