Jaclynn knows a good thing when she sees it, that’s why she and her husband, Dave, decided to raise their son and daughter in Brookfield, the same Milwaukee suburb where they grew up. After earning her English degree from UW-Madison, Jaclynn attended Marquette University Law School and worked for several years at a small Milwaukee firm practicing estate planning and elder law. When her son was born a few year ago, she followed her heart and became a SAHM. She is now the mother of two, having welcomed a daughter last June. When she's not managing her family circus, you can find Jaclynn instructing or taking classes at the Barre Code. Jaclynn would be lost without dessert, family friendly breweries, books, comfy pants, and the moms who have helped her navigate the labyrinth that is ‘momming’.

One Question a Day With My Spouse :: Taking a Moment to Connect

It's hard to spend meaningful time with my husband, and like anyone, I want to connect with my spouse. I mean, we discuss the dishes, the schedule for the week, the kids, the bills, how...
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Self-Inventory: How Are You REALLY Doing?

When was the last time you took a self inventory? When have you really looked at your life and asked yourself the hard questions? I did recently when a dear friend asked me how...

Someday When I’m Not Here: A Letter to My Children

Dear Children, Someday when I'm not here, I hope you know how much I loved you.  I know I spent a lot of time complaining about sleepless nights, laundry, tantrums, and the general mess of life....

I’m Not Always a Fun Mom

As I watched my husband and kids playing on the living room floor, I was angry. At first, I didn't know why. It was great that they were able to bond and enjoy the somewhat...

The Hand Written Letter Is an Art Worthy of Appreciation

It's so easy these days to shoot a text, hit send on an email, Snapchat, Tweet, etc. While there's nothing wrong with any of these means of communication, there's something special to be said...

Too Much Technology Worries Me When It Comes to My Kids

Let's be honest, I'm not as young as I used to be. This point is driven home by the fact that I seem to have no idea what is going on with technology these days....
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Taking Time to Reset as a Family

Every year, I make it my mission for my family and I to take time to reset. To reconnect with each other, unwind, refresh, and disengage from the harsh realities of the world we...

My Encounter With Croup

If your child has had it, you know. If you've only heard of it in passing, you're lucky. If you got up close and personal with it last night, I'm sorry. CROUP. It's crap. Ok,...

A Baby By Any Other Name

People have all sorts of opinions on giving your baby a name. Some believe announcing the name when the baby is born is most appropriate. Others start using the name as soon as gender is...

In This Moment, It’s Only You and Me

In the still of the night, I held you. I did not relish the moment. At first, I held you with anger in my heart. I thought only of myself: of the sleep I was...