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No, I’m Not About To Pop

The crazy things people say when you’re expecting People are bound to notice all the physical changes pregnancy brings: growing belly, swollen feet, and myriad weirdness that we all endure while we grow precious new life. Somehow these physical changes trigger some very odd lack of self awareness that leads people to say some pretty […]

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Playing Family Games

Uno, Yahtzee, The Game of Life, Sorry, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Perfection, etc. Some of those games may evoke strong feelings and vivid memories from childhood. Sorry was my least favorite game in the world when I was child! Chutes and Ladders was the least favorite of the games my son had when he was […]

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Can You Please Leave Your Breasts With Us?

My wife’s maternity leave is almost over. It’s been mostly a stress-free first few months as we’ve adjusted to being a family of four. My oldest child has been great with the transition to big brother. He’s super sweet with her. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. And I couldn’t have asked for a […]

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The Rocky Road to Motherhood, Part II

Click here to read The Rocky Road to Motherhood, Part I I miscarried during Christmas, a time when we are supposed to feel festive and happy. A time to celebrate family and the important things in life. We didn’t put up a Christmas tree that year, the only year we have ever not decorated for the […]

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4th of July Fireworks | In & Around Madison

Edgerton July 4th Lions Club Celebration Date: July 3, 2017 at 4pm-Midnight Racetrack Park Iki Dr & Stoughton Rd – Edgertron Waunaboom July 4th Family Celebration Date: July 4, 2017 at 2pm-10:30pm Ripp Park 213 Dorn Dr – Waunakee Monona Community Festival Date: July 3 & 4, 2017  Winnequah Park 1055 Nichols Road – Monona DeForest […]

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Planning a Vacation | A Choose Your Own Adventure

I have always loved to travel, and I can remember family vacations when I was young- road trips across the US, setting the camper up and taking it down the next morning (ALWAYS in the rain of course), flights to sunny beaches, and visiting family in other states. We have passed along this love of […]

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You’ll Always Be Enough

I recently released my first book, You’ll Always Be Enough, which is the first step in my dream to write a series of children’s books with a message of confidence and self-love. I expected an uphill climb, but have been wildly thrilled with the response to the story. I have received countless questions about how […]

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The Rocky Road to Motherhood, Part I

The road to motherhood was long and arduous. I always knew I wanted to be a mother, so it seemed to be just a matter of timing. On our second wedding anniversary, my husband announced he was ready to take the plunge. When I didn’t get pregnant after several months, I started to fear the […]

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A Madison Moms’ Guide to July

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 the Madison area. Here are this month’s “need to know” activities. The Mombassadors for our Neighborhood Groups organize monthly meet-ups […]

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What I Want My Kids to Know About Life

“There are going to be times when people aren’t always nice to you.” The words flowed out of my mouth matter of factly and without much pre-thought. My four year olds face crumpled up and she looked at me with watery eyes. “What do you mean, Mom? WHO won’t be nice?” Oh, to be four […]

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