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Mamma, Eat Cookie

“Mamma, eat cookie,” exclaimed my two-year-old son one evening as we relaxed in the living room watching television. And while it sounded more like, “Mamma, ee cootah,” I knew what my toddler meant as he handed me one of his prized Oreo cookies. He was sharing with me, all on his own. This unprompted gesture […]

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Milwaukee Irish Fest | August 16-19, 2018

Milwaukee Irish Fest is North America’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture. The four-day festival takes place on Milwaukee’s Lakefront from August 16th-19th! The event takes place at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee (just an hour drive east of Madison!)  This event brings a taste of Ireland directly to you, right here in Wisconsin. So if you […]

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Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

Do you know the song “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” from the movie White Christmas? The lyrics popped into my head last week as I lay on the floor of my daughter’s room next to her crib holding her hand. The poor girl had a nasty case of hand-foot-and-mouth disease and the accompanying fever […]

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Let Kids Spend Their Own Money

A dollar or two here. A dollar or two there. Kids tend to accumlate small amounts of cash from many sources: allowances, gifts on special occasions, grandparents, small jobs done outside the purview of chores, and more. My kid tends to have me put a lot of the money he is given or earns into […]

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