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A Madison Mom’s Guide to December 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 this month’s “need to know” activities. Further happenings, such as library events, open play/jump/swim, and ongoing Madison Children’s […]

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Advent Calendar Ideas

I know what you are probably thinking, I don’t need another reminder that Christmas is coming, can I just enjoy November! I get it, but if you are anything like me and enjoy doing an Advent Calendar with your kids, to make things less stressful, the key for me is putting some thought into it […]

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A Madison Mom’s Guide to November 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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It’s Never Too Early to Be a Badger

Recently I read an intriguing op-ed in the New York Times about babies and cognition.1 In it, the author cited two studies demonstrating how babies learn – not just by imitating others, but also by regarding information from their environment when doing so. The first study was conducted in 1988 at the University of Washington. […]

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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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Resale Round Up: Fall 2016

The fall resale event season is upon us. These events allow area families to consign items and receive a percentage of the sale price. The atmosphere at all of them is like a great big garage sale. The resale events are also usually much better organized than garage sales, so it’s very easy to shop for […]

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3 Fall Day Trips

Gone are the weeks and weekends of summer that lend themselves to longer travel destinations. Here now are weekends sandwiched between the weeks of school and preschool. Today I highlight three fall day trip destinations that are within easy driving times of Madison. You could easily make any of the trips into an overnight destination […]

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Sometimes Moms Need Hugs, Too

I stopped working when my son was 10 ½ months old in the spring of 2010. However, I had resisted finding a real support network of moms until February 2012. I attended story times all over the area during that time (I live within easy driving distance of 7 local libraries). I took my kid to […]

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