Author Archive | Jessica Burfield

Valentines

30 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas

When I was young I can remember loving coming home from school with my Valentine’s Day box. I could not wait to sift through and read all of the cards that my decorated box held. When my son first started preschool I assumed his Valentine experience would be similar to my own. I had purchased […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {January 23, 24, 25 }

Friday Winter Wonderland Party Friday: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison Description: Drop in for crafts and more as we celebrate winter. Enjoy hot cider and tell your favorite winter stories around our ‘campfire’. All ages. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/central Tunes with Tyler Friday: 10 am Location: Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St. Description: Learn […]

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Loving Your Post-Pregnancy Body

Let me just start out by saying that I am in no way an expert in loving my body, post-pregnancy or otherwise. At some point in my life I have nitpicked almost every part of my body. I never had a problem with my weight and had become accustomed to dressing the pear-shaped body I […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {December 19, 20, 21}

Friday Holiday Classics Storytime Friday: 7:00 pm Location: Barnes & Noble, West Towne Mall, 7433 Mineral Point Road, Madison Description: Join us for a special Holiday Storytime featuring Holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas. Kids, come in your PJs for stories and fun. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4792646 Pioneer Tool Time […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {November 21, 22, 23}

Friday Holiday Fantasy in Lights November 14-January 1st, dusk to dawn Location: Olin Turville Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court, Madison Description: Drive-through display with animated light sculptures. Donations appreciated upon exit. http://www.fantasyinlights.com Preschool Storytime Friday: 10 a.m. Location: Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. Description: A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children build key […]

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The Very Best Thanksgiving Books

Is it possible that we are talking about Thanksgiving already? It seems like just yesterday we were starting off the summer. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I love that I don’t have to worry about buying gifts and my only obligation is to spend the day surrounded by family and my favorite foods. The […]

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Fit Moms For Life: Excuses Stop Here

I don’t have time to exercise. I don’t know where to start. Maybe I’ll start on Monday. I’m just so tired. Do any of these sound familiar? These are just a sampling of the excuses I used for a long time to avoid exercise. I decided to finally commit to an exercise routine early last […]

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The Power of a Simple Note

It was September 2010. My phone rang, I looked at the name and found it to be my friend and neighbor. She had recently undergone a non-emergency surgery to have her gallbladder removed. I knew from talking with other neighbors that during the surgery they had found tumors in her liver. We all waited and […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {September 19, 20, 21}

Friday Preschool Storytime Friday: 10 a.m. Location: Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. Description: A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children build key pre-reading skills. Ages 3 – 5. Younger siblings welcome. Groups welcome. No registration. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/sequoya McFarland Family Festival Friday-Sunday: 9/19-9/21 Location: McFarland High School, 5101 Farwell St., McFarland […]

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