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Madison Area Coffee Shops #DrinkLocal

Today is National Coffee Day! Who doesn’t love an extra excuse for a cup of Joe (or 2… or 3)?! To make it easy for you to celebrate this National Holiday (yes – it counts as a holiday for moms!), we’ve made a round-up of some of our favorite local coffee shops! If we missed […]

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Perfecting Imperfection

Last week my son and I shuffled off together to “Meet the Teacher Day” at his school. As we entered the classroom, the teacher had a small project for the children to complete. There was a 5×7 white piece of paper with a rectangle printed on the middle of the page. They were to write […]

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Why the Rush?

I am at the tail end of my pregnancy, forty weeks this Thursday to be exact. I am uncomfortable, waddling and ready… I think. Being a second pregnancy it seems to have flown by. I have been so inundated with work, my toddler, and running the household that I haven’t had much time. This time around […]

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This is Your Brain on Parenthood

  To say I’m an organized person is a bit of an understatement. Meticulous is more like it. Fanatical is even better. I do not lose things – or rather, if I do, I spend inordinate amounts of time and energy mobilizing a search party. The missing item could be a priceless heirloom, a fleeting thought, or […]

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A Madison Mom’s Guide to October 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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The Mom Tribe

I have always wanted a tribe of friends during my mothering years. You know what I’m talking about. The ones who plan field trips to local educational hot spots and post pictures on Instagram of a harem of kids having fun. The ones who meet for coffee and lament their recent parenting mishaps and laugh […]

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A Letter to Our “Village”

In my short four years as a mother, I have often been both humbled by and grateful for the unexpected support I have seen from my community. When my husband recently suffered multiple fractures in his leg, our community helped our family in ways we never expected. Parenthood truly takes a village; and I am […]

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Delivery Packing 101

As my 2nd pregnancy is close to the end and I am progressively waddling at this point, I realize I need to pack my hospital bag before it’s too late. It has been 3 years since I had do this and I have learned from what I over packed or mistakenly didn’t pack the first […]

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How to Connect with Your Partner Through Differences

There comes a point in a relationship or marriage when it dawns on you that your partner is actually much different from you. This realization often comes when you begin living together in domestic bliss…or maybe…scratch the bliss part. I remember when my husband and I got our first tiny one-bedroom apartment together and our […]

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Photo by Josh Stanz

She Will Be Worth It

We all have one. A moment from our past we wish we could return to. Not to necessarily re-live it, but to give our younger selves a message…. a word of encouragement, advice or to share some of the “if I knew then what I know now” wisdom that we gather as life soars by. […]

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Photo Credit: Tara Kuhlow Photography

To the Baby I’ll Never Have

This past weekend we hosted our very first garage sale, with tables stacked to the brim of old snow boots, outgrown hats and mittens, swaddle blankets, teeny little onesies pronouncing “Daddy’s Girl” or “Beautiful like Mommy”…Silly, of course, but each itsy bitsy piece a precious reminder of how quickly time passes. I cried. It was […]

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