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When Your Child Has Night Terrors

It was a typical evening – the kids had been asleep for a few hours, my husband and I finishing up odds and ends before heading to bed, when all of sudden we heard screaming.  We ran upstairs, hearts pounding, to find our daughter, 6 at the time, thrashing around in her bed.  Thinking it was a […]

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Madison Moms Blog 2016 Preschool Guide

We’re lucky to have many fabulous preschools in the Madison area, but with so many great options, choosing one for your child can be daunting. There are so many factors to consider: location, cost, schedules, ages, philosophies, nutrition—the list goes on and on. Plus, there are several hidden gems you might not have even heard […]

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Learning to Love Winter

For as a long as I can remember, I’ve been a committed Winter-Hater. I’ve complained and cursed my way through year after year of bitter cold temps, relentless grey skies, and unforgiving snowfalls. I’ve probably gone WEEKS without breathing fresh air between December and March (not including a few gulps while sprinting from car to […]

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A Lesson I Would Rather Not Have Learned

“Well, you know, this is good for you.” My grandmother said to my mom and I from her deathbed. “What is?” I asked for some clarification. “This”, she said, waving her hand around the hospital room. “You are learning a lot about life.” “Ha!” I laughed nervously and loudly to divert from the idea that this was […]

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A Madison Mom’s Guide to the Month of February

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 February’s “need to know” activities. Further happenings, such as library story times, open play/jump/swim, and Madison Children’s […]

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Kids Express Learning Center

*This post is sponsored – but the thoughts and feelings are our own and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful for our readers.  Kids Express Learning Center has provided exceptional four and five-year-old kindergarten and preschool programs to area children for the past twenty years. Their mission to provide ‘Quality Education in […]

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How Much Is TOO Much?

Be honest. How Much Is TOO Much? How many of you schedule TOO MUCH for you, your family, but in particular… your kids? Don’t lie! I see you acting all indignant and shaking your head no! Trust me, I’m not judging, because I do the Same.Exact.Thing. And it’s not just play dates and get togethers […]

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Be Kind to Yourself, Mama

Yesterday was one of those cold, brutal Wisconsin days where you can’t even take your kids for a walk outside, let alone let them go sledding or build a snowman. We were stir crazy and bored, and I woke up crabby and overwhelmed. My husband, in an attempt to find something fun for us to […]

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Five Quick Ways to Take Time for You

At this time of the year, it’s easy to be swept away with to-do lists and resolutions to “be better at…” or “make more time for …” As we start a brand new year, I have decided that in addition to goal-setting and resolutions, I resolve to dedicate time to take care of myself. As […]

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Money Saving Tips for Growing Families

Four years ago my husband and I went from D.I.N.K.’s (double income, no kids) to a single-income family when I decided to leave my well-paying legal job to stay home with our son. While we had planned ahead for this decision and ultimately made it knowing we could afford to live on one salary, it […]

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