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Madison Area Restaurants where KIDS EAT FREE

*Please contact the restaurant to confirm they’re still offering the deal! Sunday Aranda’s Mexican Restaurant • 142 Market St, Deforest, WI 53532 • 608.842.0683 Kids eat free all day! Black Bear Inn • 320 W Cottage Grove Rd, Cottage Grove, WI 53527 • 608.839.5222 Kids eat free all day! Dickey’s BBQ Pit • 4833 Annamark Dr, Madison, WI 53704 • 608.249.4205 Kids eat free all day! Draft House • 1010 Enterprise […]

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Careful, but Not Too Careful

I’m a planner. Always have been, but when I became a parent, I quickly learned that I couldn’t plan everything (even when I tried). I’ve always enjoyed researching, reading different perspectives on parenting, and I know that being a helicopter parent won’t do my kids any favors. With all the unpredictable things that can happen, […]

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I Am Not Defined by My Mental Health

I have depression…and anxiety for that matter. It seems like depression comes with a stigma. One that makes it seem as if I should walk around with the word depressed tattooed on my forehead. Depression comes in all shapes and forms. Everyone has different triggers and different signs. I have heard the comments made, “If […]

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I Still See You

I Still See You

I know it’s hard to stay connected as a couple when your kids are little. They suck so much of your time, energy, and spirit from you on a daily basis. It feels like weeks can go by without us having much time together. But I want you to know that I still see you. […]

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Making the Bed

  I have had the same process for the last 3 years every weekend that my girls go to their Dad’s house. After they leave I go to their bedrooms. I begin by gathering all their dirty clothes and bedding, and do 2 loads of laundry. While they wash I go through and clean up […]

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Things That Surprised Me About Becoming a Mom

As I think about my daughter’s upcoming first birthday in late April (wow, how did we get here already?!?), I’m finding that there are definitely some things that surprised me this first year of parenthood. Endless Worry  There’s definitely an element of anxiety and tendency to worry that has been magnified in my personality since […]

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Chivalry in Motherhood

Have you ever heard of the term chivalry?  Today, I would like to talk about chivalry but I will call it “modern chivalry in motherhood” or “kindness in motherhood”  I strongly believe in today’s society that admirable behavior is an attractive quality in one’s personality. The choice to do the right things, for the right reasons, at the […]

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Twin Diagnosis: A family’s story of cancer survival

Twins have a special bond, and Jakob and Channing Nielson are no exception. As inseparable best friends, they share a love of playing and wrestling together, and as Wisconsin-raised 10 year olds, they also share a love for the Badgers. But what the family never dreamed they would share was a leukemia diagnosis. I recently […]

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The Benefit of Disappointment & 7 Ways to Respond to It

dis·ap·point·ment disəˈpointmənt/ noun 1. the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. “to her disappointment, she was given a yellow spoon instead of a pink one” synonyms: sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow   a person, event, or thing that causes disappointment. plural noun: disappointments “the job proved a disappointment” […]

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Clementine Morning Smoothie

This smoothie is a beautiful way to wake yourself up and head out for your day. It may be a day filled with wrangling toddlers or endless meetings and it’s bound to be day that you need A LOT of energy for (considering you’re a parent). Just the bright citrus smell is enough to give […]

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