Abbey is always finding new places and adventures with her husband and three children. A former Executive Assistant turned Stay-at-Home Mom, Abbey moved to Wisconsin from Ohio and is still figuring it all out in Milwaukee. Abbey finds everyday joy in her cup of coffee or tea, taking walks, dancing, listening to podcasts and singing whenever she can. Abbey always appreciates her husbands quick wit and helpful nature and treasures her role of being Mom to some super awesome humans.

Giving up the drivers seat: when your children become independent

Giving up the driver's seat and becoming a passenger Navigating the transition from the driver's seat to the passenger seat as a parent is a complex idea. We take control the moment our children are...

GO, SEE, EXPLORE: John’s Drive-In Root Beer in Waukesha

Go, See, Explore: A neighborhood Root Beer Stand can bring lasting memories. When you find one of those local spots that takes you back to simpler times, you feel a need to revisit it again...

Raising Littles and Bigs Simultaneously

As I sit sorting through crafts ideas for toddlers, I am naturally taken back to the memories and joy of days spent crafting, chalking, singing nursery rhymes and doing art with my older girls....

Moving away: Why I want my kids to apply for college away from home.

Moving away: Why I want my kids to apply for college away from home Moving away from home is a courageous decision. I learned a lot about myself and what I was truly capable of....

Take the trip! But if you can’t, make an Imagination Vacation at home

There are a millions reasons we can talk ourselves out of taking a trip. Just take the trip! But if you can't, create an Imagination vacation experience at home. How many times have you talked...

Bring on the Bucket Lists and Sunshine: Things to do This Summer

Hello Summer; Bring on the bucket lists and sunshine We are all more than ready to slide into summer. After the last year of distancing, masks, separation, and loss, we are eager to throw ourselves...
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On Side Parts: What Do You Mean Mom is No Longer Cool?

Side parts are out. That's right, mom, your hair isn't cool anymore. You may have heard by now that the side hair part has been replaced by the middle part. That's right, mom, you are...

Mental Health: Helping Kids Learn to Cope

  Kids and Mental Health: Tips for helping kids learn to cope A Parent's Perspective: The hard moments of the last year have put many parents in situations where their kids are struggling with mental health issues--anxiety,...
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A Plea to Parents: Raising Kids Takes a Village

A plea to parents; raising kids takes a village. I have been a parent for almost 17 years. When I have found myself in the thick of some of the really hard stuff with my...

If you want to date my teen, find a cozy seat on the couch.

If you want to date my teen, find a cozy seat on the couch. Can you remember that first flutter inside that told you that a person in your life meant something a little more...