Author Archive | Laura


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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Family and Mental Illness: Awareness as Mothers

As mothers, we are presented with information and screening information on Postpartum Depression after we give birth. Our physicians may also let our partners/spouses know warning signs for postpartum depression. However, as mothers, we don’t know whether or not 10, 15, or 20+ years from now we may be navigating mental illness and mental health concerns […]

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On Beauty

On a recent Friday afternoon, my son was home from school. He’d been sick on Thursday (fever, chills, lethargy, vomiting… the works!) and while he was symptom free on Friday, he still needed to be home due to the 24-hour-rule. I worked Friday morning while he hung out with my husband who was already off […]

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Date Night: What Should We Do?

My husband has taken me on some great dates throughout the last 15 ½ years. We’ve been married 9 ½ of those. Some highlights include: Surprise date (Christmas present) that included a limo, Olbrich Conservatory, dinner at Fresco, and overnight in a hotel room in Middleton. I didn’t know any details until they happened! Paul […]

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Bringing Awareness to Autism

As you may know, April is Autism Awareness month. The Center for Disease Control now estimates that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a term almost everyone is familiar with as it’s a bit of a buzzword. But, just because Autism is  something talked about on the news and […]

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