Author Archive | Alicia


Our Favorite Books to Read Together

Books have always been a big part of my life and reading is one of my favorite pastimes. That is why I was so excited when I realized just how much my child loves to read too! Experts recommend reading to children at a very young age, to help with language development and teach important […]

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I Yelled At My Kid In The Middle Of The Night

You know the age old saying the “Terrible Twos”, right? Well, my son is 2 ½ years old. And while he is far from terrible, (because I think he absolutely must be the sweetest kid on the planet), we’ve experienced a fair number of temper tantrums since he turned 2. Some days, I just cannot […]

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The Struggle for Sleep

My husband suggested letting my son, who is now 2 ½, cry-it-out when he was around 4 months old. However, I just couldn’t do it. I could not imagine leaving my sweet boy – the one we tried so hard to have – lay there and cry. I wasn’t against sleep training in general. However, […]

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What I’m Thankful for Right Now

I love the attitude of gratitude that November brings as the Thanksgiving holiday draws near. While I have started a gratitude journal in the past, I’ve never kept up with it beyond the first week. So, I enjoy taking time out this month to reflect upon all of the many things I am grateful for […]

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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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Why Breast Wasn’t the Best for Us

In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a friend of mine recently posted a photo of her breastfeeding her newborn daughter on Facebook. The caption posed the question: “What’s your favorite thing about breastfeeding your child?” Her question brought me back to my experience breastfeeding my now 2-year-old son. Breastfeeding did not come easy to me. […]

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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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Here’s Why We Might Be One and Done

My son is almost 2 years old, so as you can imagine, we’ve been asked a fair number of times if we are planning to have any more kids. Some people pose it as a direct question – “When are you going to have another?”. Others offer it up as a suggestion – “It’s so […]

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