Author Archive | Alisa Sleep

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The Seventeenth Radish :: Why We LOVE It!

About a year ago I learned about a new business, The Seventeenth Radish, opening in Verona. I decided to check it out and immediately loved what I saw. A warm, welcoming facility with friendly faces and programs for children ages 1-5. My oldest had just turned 2 and I was looking for a regular activity […]

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A Note of Thanks: The Day a Stranger Stepped In

Last month our sister site, New Orleans Moms Blog, published a post entitled: Mind Your Own Business: The Day A Stranger Disciplined My Child. Basically, the author went into detail about an experience she had while shopping at Old Navy where her children were being challenging in the (slow) checkout line and the woman behind […]

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When Your Hands Are Full

I stand and hold my baby girl while we wait to see our pediatrician, my baby boy calmly sits and curiously watches as my toddler plays with the toys. In this rare moment I actually feel like I have it all together and things are surprisingly under control. Then a sweet, older woman from across the waiting room […]

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Celebration Begins When Comparison Ends

This morning when I was on the phone with my mom she started telling me about some of the stories that showed up in her Facebook newsfeed. She was updating me on some of our friends and family. Then she said, “this will probably make you feel inadequate, and it shouldn’t, but *Jane throws the […]

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Screen Time is NOT the Enemy: Here’s Why

For the first year of my daughter’s life there was NO screen time. Zip, zero, zilch. We spent our mornings at story time or open play and our afternoons perusing the zoo or the museum. We read books together and sang songs… I had this parenting gig all figured out (or so I thought)! When […]

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The Broken Road to Parenthood

April is Infertility Awareness Month and while my struggle with infertility is now behind me, I still felt compelled to share my journey with those who may be in the heat of the battle. Infertility is very real (1 in 8 couples are affected by it). Infertility is extremely unforgiving and unfair. While it’s part […]

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One Year With Twins

Today my twins turn ONE. They are 365 days old and I feel tired fulfilled. I can’t say whether it’s been the fastest or slowest year of my life, all I know is that it’s been a blur. A blur of amazing, exhausting, messy and magical all rolled together into two beautiful babies who blessed our lives […]

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Why Invisalign?

Disclosure :: Madison Moms Blog received compensation in exchange for this post, however we would not work with a business we didn’t believe to be reputable, relevant and/or beneficial to our readers. Like many women in their 30’s I had braces when I was younger. Because of that I had a straight and beautiful smile for many […]

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