Author Archive | Jessica


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. 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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Core Energy Massage {Giveaway}

Before my first child was born I thought I was all prepared for what my body would need to go through. I knew pregnancy and labor would be difficult, but I assumed that this would be the hardest part. I had no idea how much a car seat could weigh, how distorted my body would […]

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How to Give Back {During the Holidays}

Though it may seem that summer just ended, the holiday season is in full swing. While this time of year gets people thinking about cookies, decorations and finding the perfect gift, it is also the season when we most think about giving back. The red kettles of the Salvation Army appear outside store doors; food […]

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