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Upcoming Weekend Events {November 21, 22, 23}

Friday Holiday Fantasy in Lights November 14-January 1st, dusk to dawn Location: Olin Turville Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court, Madison Description: Drive-through display with animated light sculptures. Donations appreciated upon exit. http://www.fantasyinlights.com Preschool Storytime Friday: 10 a.m. Location: Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. Description: A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children build key […]

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The Very Best Thanksgiving Books

Is it possible that we are talking about Thanksgiving already? It seems like just yesterday we were starting off the summer. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I love that I don’t have to worry about buying gifts and my only obligation is to spend the day surrounded by family and my favorite foods. The […]

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Fit Moms For Life: Excuses Stop Here

I don’t have time to exercise. I don’t know where to start. Maybe I’ll start on Monday. I’m just so tired. Do any of these sound familiar? These are just a sampling of the excuses I used for a long time to avoid exercise. I decided to finally commit to an exercise routine early last […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {October 17, 18, 19 }

Friday Tales of Hans Christian Anderson October 17-18 @ 7 p.m. and October 19 @ 2 p.m Location: River Arts Center, Sauk Prairie High School, 105 Ninth St., Prairie du Sac Description: Tales of Hans Christian Andersen adapted by Carolyn Lane (Pioneer Drama Service) and The Nightingale written by Creative Educational Services. All are Hans […]

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The Power of a Simple Note

It was September 2010. My phone rang, I looked at the name and found it to be my friend and neighbor. She had recently undergone a non-emergency surgery to have her gallbladder removed. I knew from talking with other neighbors that during the surgery they had found tumors in her liver. We all waited and […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {September 19, 20, 21}

Friday Preschool Storytime Friday: 10 a.m. Location: Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. Description: A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children build key pre-reading skills. Ages 3 – 5. Younger siblings welcome. Groups welcome. No registration. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/sequoya McFarland Family Festival Friday-Sunday: 9/19-9/21 Location: McFarland High School, 5101 Farwell St., McFarland […]

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Building Healthy Kids in the Kitchen

As we gear up for back-to-school routines, we all want to start the school year off right with healthy options for the kids—fill their lunchboxes with good foods to keep them energized throughout the day but also prepare healthy meals to have right when they get up in the morning. I tried out these simple […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {August 22, 23, 24}

Friday Geek.Kon Friday-Sunday: 8/22-8/24 Location: Marriott-West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr.. Middleton Description: Geek.Kon offers fans of many genres a fun, safe environment to enjoy, share, and indulge in their fandoms while learning about and participating in others easily. Geek.Kon offers large spaces for tabletop and video gaming, cosplay, panels, a dealer’s hall, a rock […]

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101 Healthy After-School Snacks

I don’t know about you, but I find the hardest food dilemma to solve after the dreaded, “What’s for dinner?” is the question of what to feed kids after school when they claim to be inches away from starvation. School is a lot of work, and many kids are eating lunch early in the day. […]

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KaitlinSheran Photography

With three kids and a busy life, my family and I don’t get professional photos taken often. So I was thrilled when we were given the chance to experience a session with KaitlinSheran Photography. Kaitlin, who holds a degree in Child Development and Family Studies, is a self-taught, natural light photographer whose catch phrase is, […]

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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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