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Just a Mom

“So, do you do anything else, or are you just a mom?” Those were the words that came from a fellow woman’s mouth that left me feeling smaller than I’d ever felt before. She didn’t know I was struggling with postpartum depression, or grasping for the remnants of my old self. Or that for 2 […]

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My Favorite Natural Beauty Products

When I got pregnant, I became much more aware of what I was putting both in and on my body. I took the food rules very seriously and was super conscious of everything that could potentially harm my unborn child. Aside from learning more about the foods that could be harmful, I read up on […]

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Being a Madison Mom

What does being a Madison mom (or dad) mean to YOU? For me, it means: Trying to look cute but, how does John Wick put it?, tactical at Costco. Rooting for the Badgers, even if you don’t like football, basketball, soccer, or…bocce ball? Always having Prairie Fume and Spotted Cow in stock. Being painfully familiar […]

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A Madison Moms’ Guide to August 2017

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 the Madison area. Here are this month’s “need to know” activities. The Mombassadors for our Neighborhood Groups organize monthly meet-ups so be […]

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A Family’s Guide to Visiting Madison | What to Do, Where to Stay, Where to Eat & Other Helpful Info

So you’ve booked a family trip to Madison, but have no idea where to begin your planning? Look no further! Welcome to Madison Moms Blog’s kid-friendly visitor’s guide to the Greater Madison Area. Madison is a city rich with culture and entertainment—perfect for those searching for a destination that the whole family can enjoy. Our weather is ideal in the summer […]

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No, I’m Not About To Pop

The crazy things people say when you’re expecting People are bound to notice all the physical changes pregnancy brings: growing belly, swollen feet, and myriad weirdness that we all endure while we grow precious new life. Somehow these physical changes trigger some very odd lack of self awareness that leads people to say some pretty […]

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Playing Family Games

Uno, Yahtzee, The Game of Life, Sorry, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Perfection, etc. Some of those games may evoke strong feelings and vivid memories from childhood. Sorry was my least favorite game in the world when I was child! Chutes and Ladders was the least favorite of the games my son had when he was […]

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Can You Please Leave Your Breasts With Us?

My wife’s maternity leave is almost over. It’s been mostly a stress-free first few months as we’ve adjusted to being a family of four. My oldest child has been great with the transition to big brother. He’s super sweet with her. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. And I couldn’t have asked for a […]

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