Author Archive | Jessica

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Surviving the Terrible Twos

You look over and your once smiling infant is now a small child glaring at you with hands on hips. Your perfect eater has become one who refuses all but buttered noodles and toast. You live in fear of your next trip to Target, wondering if you will make it out without carrying a screaming, […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 25, 26, 27}

Friday Family Friday Afternoon Concerts Friday: 2 pm Location: Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave, Middleton Description: Traveling Lantern Theater Company – The Industrious Mr. Franklin. Open to all ages. Sign up not required. http://www.midlibrary.org Monona Parks Free Film Screening: Grease Friday: 6:00 – 8:30 – food carts/8:30-10:30 – movie (“Grease”) Location: Winnequah Fireman’s Park Shelter, […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 18, 19, 20}

Friday Dane County Fair Wednesday-Sunday: July 16-20 Location: Alliant Energy Center Description: The Dane County Fair features thrilling midway rides, hundreds of animals and interactive activities that will entertain kids of all ages. Thousands of 4-H and FFA projects will be judged and displayed throughout the five-day event. Bring your friends, family and co-workers for […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 11, 12, 13}

Friday La Fete de Marquette Thursday-Sunday: July 10-13 Location: Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison Description: Annual Bastille Day celebration (benefits Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center), with French-themed food, arts & crafts. http://www.wil-mar.org/ Family Fun Night: Magic Show with Tim Glander Friday: 6:30 pm-7:45 pm Location: Goodman South Madison Library Branch Description: Master Magician Tim Glander brings […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {June 27, 28, 29}

Friday Cross Plains World’s Fair Thursday-Sunday: June 27-29 Location: Baer Park, Cross Plains Description: Sports tournaments, kids’ activities. Friday: Black Water Gin 8 pm ($5). Saturday: Charm School Rejects 8 pm ($5). Sunday: Fuzzy Side Up 6 pm, fireworks 9:30 pm. http://www.crossplainsworldsfair.com/ Dane Firefighters Fest Thursday-Sunday: June 26-29 Location: Bert Deans Park, Dane Description: Kids’ […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {June 13, 14, 15}

Friday Cottage Grove Firemen’s Festival Thursday-Sunday: June 12-15 Location: Firemen’s Park, Cottage Grove Description: Annual fundraiser with sports, carnival. Friday: Lube, Angels & Outlaws 8:30 pm. Saturday: BBQ contest 8 am-4 pm, 5km run 8:30 am ($30; registration 7 am), parade 11 am, BrewFest 1-5 pm ($45), rodeo 2 pm, Robert J 2 pm, Cherokee […]

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No More Crying Over Spilled Milk

I loved breastfeeding. I know many women feel differently, but after a painful learning process with my first son, I found the experience amazing. While pregnant with my third baby, the last baby we would have, I could not wait to hold her close and nurse her for many months to come. After successfully breastfeeding […]

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Spring Activities for Kids

Does anyone else feel a bit duped by March in Wisconsin? We have been immersed in winter for months, and March feels like it should be the answer to our spring fever, but it can still bring us plenty of wintery reminders. March 20th marked the first day of spring and even if we still […]

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Valentines Day Craft Ideas

A fancy restaurant, a bouquet of roses, and endless hours to revel in your love for each other. This is what Valentine’s Day looks like before kids. Macaroni and cheese for dinner, a glass of spilled milk, and in bed by 9. This is what Valentine’s Day looks like after kids. Even if having kids […]

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