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The Guilt Of Three

Mom Guilt is no secret. I’ve had it plenty of times in my three years of momming. I’m sure you’ve had it, too. So many parts of motherhood can be hard. And I’ve heard the adjustment from two to three kids can be similar to the adjustment to one (AKA: ULTRA-HARD). But I didn’t spend […]

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It’s Not What I Thought it Would Be-It’s Better

This time last year I announced that our family would be adopting a child with Down syndrome. I think back to that time and realize just how much I’ve learned since then. In preparation for such a huge transition, I did as much research as I could, connected with moms in the community, and became part […]

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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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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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Children’s Books Make Great Souvenirs

My parents didn’t get away much when I was young, however I remember a couple of occasions they traveled and upon their return, they were accompanied by a souvenir selected for each child. They didn’t go over the top, just a trinket or t-shirt signifying their destination (I do remember loving that Door County t-shirt), […]

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I Know You’re Tired

Hi Mama, I just thought I’d let you know I see you. I see you in your yoga pants from last night. I see the dark circles under your eyes. I know you feel overlooked. Underloved and unappreciated. I know you’re tired. I see the joy your children bring you. The glimmer in your eye. […]

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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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“You Are Such a Mom”

The other day I was referred to as being “SUCH A MOM”. This statement was not said to me in a negative connotation at all, rather during a brief encounter with a fellow colleague. The words just rolled off his tongue with no ill intentions but as I walked away from the encounter it made me think. […]

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