Expectations

Loving the Life Unexpected

“Well,” my husband said slowly. “I did think the house would be cleaner.” He wasn’t criticizing, and I wasn’t offended. It was his honest assessment — and as it happened, I agreed. Three years earlier, when we’d decided I should quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom, a cleaner house was supposed to be one […]

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Are We There Yet?

You guys, I should have been more prepared this time. I feel like I am in a brand new world filled with danger at every turn. I feel like I am walking with wide-eyed fear around every corner of our house, waiting for that scary masked dude to jump out and grab me. What’s even […]

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Disconnect

Disconnected. Does anyone else ever feel that tingly, strange sense of being set just slightly off from the rest of the world? Like when you tear open a new package of printer paper, select a sheet from the very middle of the stack, and pull it out. You unsettle or slightly shift seemingly every single […]

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Cloth Diapers: Not as Gross as You Think

When our family and friends heard we were going to cloth diaper the responses were usually two-fold. One, “Cloth diapering is a nice idea in theory, but we’ll see how long you last.” Two, “That’s totally gross.” We have been cloth diapering for over a year now and I could not be happier. In fact, […]

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Summer

Greater Madison Area | Guide to SUMMER

Our FAVORITE time of year is finally here! After a long winter we are ready to embrace SUMMER in MADISON!! We are fortunate to live in a city so abundant with outdoors fun and community activities. From parks, to pools, to Summer Festivals and events. And from berry picking to unique activities in our area [...]
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2018 Madison Area Summer Bucket List

Take in a Concert on the Square, every Wednesday at 7pm from June 27-August 1!  Indulge in some Babcock Dairy ice cream at the Memorial Union Terrace Isthmus Jazz Fest – do it during if you enjoy live music! Head to Wisconsin Brewing Company — bring your dinner and listen to live music! UW Arboretum: So many different ways for your children […]

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Calling All Control Freaks!

As a working mom who travels for work, I’m a 100% self-diagnosed control freak who has the house humming along in a certain way when I’m home. What happens when I’m gone though is what I want to talk about and has taken me years to acknowledge. When I’m traveling, my husband and kids have […]

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