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Five Fall Trends from Tradition Children’s Market

We often think about fall fashion for ourselves (bring on the scarves, high boots, flannels and layers!) but children’s fashion trends are also a lot of fun! Tradition Children’s Market in downtown Middleton offers a curated assortment of apparel, accessories and toys for young children. By hand selecting pieces from over 50 vendors, families will find […]

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Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

Well it’s here…Autumn. And despite the fact I let go of summer kicking and screaming, “We never made it to the beach or had a lemonade stand”, I have started to get excited about the seasonal produce coming my way. Pumpkin is pretty much the star of autumn, leaving butternut squash and yams in it’s […]

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We’re a No-Sports Family (For Now)

The other day, a friend I hadn’t seen in a couple years was over for a long-overdue visit. After we caught each other up on changes in our lives, she asked me what sports the boys are playing. “None!” I replied gleefully. They are six years old, fresh-faced first-graders, and they enjoy free, imagination-driven play […]

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What I Want My Kids to Learn From Sports

As you might imagine, I’ve been on the sidelines of just a few athletic events over the years. I believe that kids are like dogs, they are best behaved with plenty of fresh air and exercise. But like any activity, my husband and I hope that athletics are more for just keeping our kids “behaved.” […]

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Put a Record On

I think my success as a parent has already peaked. My toddler now thinks ALL music comes from vinyl records. Being vinyl enthusiasts prior to meeting, my husband and I had a small record collection before having our kids. Over the years, we’ve continued to grow our vinyl library. More recently, we’ve added many Disney […]

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More Than a Pretty Face

I have spent a lifetime being judged by how I look. Not just from others, but from myself as well. I have spent time, money, and energy on perfecting me. I have battled anorexia, binge eating, and spent nights crying when I feel I don’t measure up. It has taken me until recently to jump […]

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Why Am I So Tired?

For the first few months after coming home from China in June, I found myself in a inexplicable fog. My memory failed me, I couldn’t focus, and no matter how I tried to get back into my old routine, I found exhaustion had become my new normal. I’d wake up every day and want to […]

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Why Breast Wasn’t the Best for Us

In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a friend of mine recently posted a photo of her breastfeeding her newborn daughter on Facebook. The caption posed the question: “What’s your favorite thing about breastfeeding your child?” Her question brought me back to my experience breastfeeding my now 2-year-old son. Breastfeeding did not come easy to me. […]

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Our Stuff is Making Me Crazy

I aspire to be a minimalist. I have watched documentaries, read books and follow people who live this way on Facebook.   My only problem?  I like stuff. Yes, the same stuff that makes me want to rip every hair out of my head. The same stuff that is cluttering my house and my mind. […]

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