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’.

Essentials for the Ultimate Fanny Pack

I am not up on fashion, so I couldn't honestly tell you if fanny packs are in or out. What I can tell you is that my fanny pack has been a game-changer bringing...

Songs That Remind Me Of My Children

There are all kinds of songs that make me think of my children. There are the basic, top-of-mind songs that my children love, like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, the Trolls soundtracks, and the theme song...

A Discovery of Bow Ties

Over the years, we have been lucky to receive many hand-me-down clothing items for my son. So, I shouldn't have been surprised when my son found a stash of boy's bow ties that I'd...
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The Promise of Summer

Every year, after a long winter, I wait for it. That moment when the breeze shifts and the warm sun shines on my face. I can feel it: the promise of summer. The days begin...

Navigating Children and Family Pets

Our family has two pets, both cats: Jam Sauce (female) and Spicy McNugget (male). They've both been around for nearly a decade, arriving long before we had children. So, of course, we doted on...
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My Children, I Hope You Remember Summer

My children, I hope you remember summer. I hope you remember these sun-soaked, chlorine-scented summer days where the time flows like ripples in the swimming pool around your feet as you kick. I hope you remember...

Birthday Party Stress

My son's second birthday is coming. I was going to have a birthday party. It wasn't going to be fancy. I wasn't going to have anyone but immediate family. I wasn't going to stress. That's...

The Slow Letting Go :: The Invisible Passing of Milestones

Every once in a while, I look at my children and realize I've missed something. They've learned a new skill, grown an inch, or passed a milestone, and I somehow missed it. The milestones come...

Wisconsin Rocks :: Decorated Rocks Hidden at Parks & On Trails

If you've been lucky enough to spot one, you may already be familiar with Wisconsin Rocks. Wisconsin Rocks and its variations (WI Rocks, New Berlin Rocks, Waukesha County Rocks, etc.) seem to be a movement...
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Five Fun Books My Children Love

I have always loved to read, and I knew that when I had children, I wanted to pass my love of books on to them. Accordingly, I have read to them just about every...