Author Archive | Alisa Sleep


The Day We Were Followed

It was a beautiful, crisp fall morning here in Madison… quite possibly the last beautiful day until March! I had a list with about a million things to do so I sent my kids to the park with our nanny. I work from home, so I have a nanny who comes by a couple days a […]

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Senseless Violence in America

This morning I woke up to the sound of my 18 month old crying. I went through the motions of stumbling out of bed and getting him out of his crib (while I was still feeling half asleep), changing his diaper and feeding him breakfast. I mindlessly scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed and saw that […]

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You Know You’re a Madison Mom When…

Your kids think that all cheese is supposed to ‘squeak’. You just went into labor, BUT the Packers are in overtime… Or maybe THAT’S what PUT you in labor! You know that Babcock and ice cream are synonymous. You can’t decide which ‘kid-friendly’ brewery to take your kids to this weekend. Your kids think that ‘dining […]

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The Seventeenth Radish :: Why We LOVE It!

About a year ago I learned about a new business, The Seventeenth Radish, opening in Verona. I decided to check it out and immediately loved what I saw. A warm, welcoming facility with friendly faces and programs for children ages 1-5. My oldest had just turned 2 and I was looking for a regular activity […]

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A Note of Thanks: The Day a Stranger Stepped In

Last month our sister site, New Orleans Moms Blog, published a post entitled: Mind Your Own Business: The Day A Stranger Disciplined My Child. Basically, the author went into detail about an experience she had while shopping at Old Navy where her children were being challenging in the (slow) checkout line and the woman behind […]

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When Your Hands Are Full

I stand and hold my baby girl while we wait to see our pediatrician, my baby boy calmly sits and curiously watches as my toddler plays with the toys. In this rare moment I actually feel like I have it all together and things are surprisingly under control. Then a sweet, older woman from across the waiting room […]

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Celebration Begins When Comparison Ends

This morning when I was on the phone with my mom she started telling me about some of the stories that showed up in her Facebook newsfeed. She was updating me on some of our friends and family. Then she said, “this will probably make you feel inadequate, and it shouldn’t, but *Jane throws the […]

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Screen Time is NOT the Enemy: Here’s Why

For the first year of my daughter’s life there was NO screen time. Zip, zero, zilch. We spent our mornings at story time or open play and our afternoons perusing the zoo or the museum. We read books together and sang songs… I had this parenting gig all figured out (or so I thought)! When […]

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The Broken Road to Parenthood

April is Infertility Awareness Month and while my struggle with infertility is now behind me, I still felt compelled to share my journey with those who may be in the heat of the battle. Infertility is very real (1 in 8 couples are affected by it). Infertility is extremely unforgiving and unfair. While it’s part […]

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