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No More Guilt for Lazy Days

Mom guilt. As if moms don’t have enough on their plates, now we feel guilty for many choices we make. I’ve felt guilty for letting my kids watch too many Elmo videos. And for them surviving off pancakes and syrup for days. Also for letting them scream through a quick grocery trip to Target while […]

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We Need to Talk

A few months ago, I attended a small regional conference here in Madison for the first time, and was not at all surprised to find I was one of very few people of color present, as I often am. The keynote speaker was a former colleague, who was speaking on behalf of the Madison Police […]

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Melted Butter: Owning My Mess

On a recent Friday when my son did not have school, we had a set agenda we’d decided on together the night before: bake cookies, play with a friend, workout (for me!), ride our bikes (nearly 7 miles round trip in 90 degree weather) to get frozen yogurt, and watch a requested movie.  Nowhere in […]

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Family Safety Day at Wilde East Towne Honda

Wilde East Towne Honda is hosting its 3rd Annual FREE Child Safety Event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00am-4:00pm. This awesome community event is open to the public and a great opportunity to enjoy free food and entertainment, in addition to learning valuable safety information. In partnership with Operation KidSafe, this event is designed to […]

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Put a Record On

I think my success as a parent has already peaked. My toddler now thinks ALL music comes from vinyl records. Being vinyl enthusiasts prior to meeting, my husband and I had a small record collection before having our kids. Over the years, we’ve continued to grow our vinyl library. More recently, we’ve added many Disney […]

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More Than a Pretty Face

I have spent a lifetime being judged by how I look. Not just from others, but from myself as well. I have spent time, money, and energy on perfecting me. I have battled anorexia, binge eating, and spent nights crying when I feel I don’t measure up. It has taken me until recently to jump […]

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Why Am I So Tired?

For the first few months after coming home from China in June, I found myself in a inexplicable fog. My memory failed me, I couldn’t focus, and no matter how I tried to get back into my old routine, I found exhaustion had become my new normal. I’d wake up every day and want to […]

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Our Stuff is Making Me Crazy

I aspire to be a minimalist. I have watched documentaries, read books and follow people who live this way on Facebook.   My only problem?  I like stuff. Yes, the same stuff that makes me want to rip every hair out of my head. The same stuff that is cluttering my house and my mind. […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex. To Our Kids. Yikes.

My mom was a 1970s feminist, the kind college students of today read about in gender and women’s studies classes. She protested the Vietnam War. She moved to San Francisco to use her social work degree talking people down from bad acid trips. She did not burn her bra because that’s a myth, but she […]

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