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You Were There Too: Portraits of Motherhood

“You Were There Too” is a portrait event to celebrate the love between you and your children, benefiting Madison Area Parent Support. I invite you to join me, Catherine Hilcove of Catherine Hilcove Photography, on Sunday October 14th for a special event in celebration of motherhood and remembering that you were there too. Take 10 minutes out of your day to get in the frame with your kids and receive a set of timeless portraits showcasing the love between you and your children. All proceeds from the event will benefit Madison Area Parent Support (MAPS), a Madison-based organization that directly support parents during the postpartum period and beyond. By participating in You Were There Too, you can not only commemorate the beautiful and unique bond between you and your children, but you can also help local moms and dads through the difficult periods in their journey as parents.

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Regrets of Summer – Do I Want a Do-over?

The kids are back in school and I am, for the second year in a row, happy to see them go. My youngest started kindergarten and I wish she and her teachers a wonderful school year. Godspeed to my new college freshman and to my high schooler, new middle schooler and elementary kid. Good luck […]

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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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With My Little Girl Asleep At My Side

It’s 3am. I can feel Kennedy’s little feet curling under my back. Even with my eyes closed, I can tell that I am no longer sleeping in the same position I was when I went to bed. I’ve once again managed to contort in a fashion I could never obtain in yoga class, but somehow […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Times they are a-changin’ in my life: College-age daughter has her own apartment, oldest son is graduating from high school next month, and the youngest is taking driver’s education. The other day I was thinking how the house was quiet. Part of me breathed a sigh of relief and relished the calm. But then I […]

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Motherhood is an amazing yet difficult journey. Taking care of me allows me to fully take care of others. Photo Credit Raspberry Lane Photography

Taking Care of Me in Motherhood

I remember sitting in birth class before having Kennedy and the instructor asked each of us how we would care for ourselves after delivery. Many mentioned weekly yoga classes or date nights. Some even said they’d hire a babysitter once a week so they could have some solo time. One mom said it would be […]

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