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’.

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...
children books

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...

Drawing With My Son

My son seems to grow up a little more every night. I know that someday, sooner than I want to accept, my son will not be asking to spend time with me (at least...
winter fun

Mama Went Curling

There have always been things on my to-do list. No, not the list that includes things like laundry and groceries. I'm talking about that secret, daydream, butterfly inducing list that you keep tucked away...

How to Take a Stay At Home Cruise

A very clever friend of mine came up with an amazing vacation idea for her family during their Safer at Home spring break. She took her family on a Stay at Home Cruise. Over the...

Three Fun Family Friendly Crafts

As the days get shorter, the weather gets cooler, and we are stuck inside more to ride out the winter months, it can become challenging to keep kids (really the whole family) entertained. Enter Crafting. When...
family interviews

Family Traditions :: Questionnaires and Year End Interviews

I want to remember my children when they were little, to capture the way they see the world. Sure, I take pictures and videos, but I've also taken things one step further. I've started...
family safety book

Tips for Making a Family Safety Book

A friend recently shared with me her Family Safety Book. Flipping through it, I saw that she had created a personalized safety book that dealt with everything from names and contact information to fire...

Our Bedtime Dance Party Ritual

Bedtime. In theory, it's a time of snuggles, stories, and sleep eyes. In my reality, it was struggles, sadness, and screaming (sometimes from ALL parties). Every night, we struggled in our bedtime routine. They fought...

Life Skills From Daniel Tiger

Until I had children, I had never heard of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. I assume this is true for most childless adults. Now, it seems that I eat, sleep, and breathe DT. I think everyone...