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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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2017 Spring Break Camps and Activities

Spring Break is fast approaching! If you don’t have plans yet, here is a guide to help you stay busy and enjoy your break with the family. While there are several camp options to enroll your kids in, there are also everyday locations definitely worth checking out.  *Be sure to also check our March Activity […]

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Make It Yourself: Valentine’s Slime

Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us! It is always fun to try to teach our littles about the different holidays, and crafts and sensory activities are my favorite ways to do that. Indoor busy activities are great while the weather is still dreary. Valentine’s crafts are common for toddlers, but often require a lot […]

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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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My Daughter Is a Quitter

Toddlers are so confusing- this leads to major frustration for this mama. The most recent example is in regards to dance class. I thought we took all the right steps in partaking in this new extracurricular activity. I was excited that she would follow in her mama’s footsteps. I started dance young and danced different […]

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Dating Our Kids

It was my sweet daughter, Lyla who first began asking for my husband to take her on a date.  Lyla grew up watching Daddy come home and whisk exhausted Mommy away to go on a date to an exotic place like Chili’s or Boozie’s Grille (don’t worry, moving to foodie infused Madison has changed our […]

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Surviving our 1st Family Road Trip

Driving- the all American travel method and in today’s world an option to avoid inflated airline tickets, pat downs by TSA and 3 oz. toiletries. This past 4th of July, my family set out on a journey through 4 states, 16 hour round trip to Ohio to visit family. So many questions and thoughts popped […]

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Go, See, Play: UW-Madison Geology Museum

On a lazy January Friday afternoon, my son and I made our most recent visit to the free UW- Madison Geology Museum. Turns out it had been so long since we’d been there, that he had forgotten about it. Since he was 3 1/2 or 4, his favorite book has been Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals. My son’s taken this book to […]

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How Much Is TOO Much?

Be honest. How Much Is TOO Much? How many of you schedule TOO MUCH for you, your family, but in particular… your kids? Don’t lie! I see you acting all indignant and shaking your head no! Trust me, I’m not judging, because I do the Same.Exact.Thing. And it’s not just play dates and get togethers […]

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15 Busy Bags for Busy Toddlers

Toddlers are BUSY! They rarely keep still for more than a few minutes, get into EVERYTHING and need to be watched with a cautious eye. Busy bags are a great way to keep a toddler entertained and out of trouble! I have searched for several ideas online and made up a few while finding supplies […]

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