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’.

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...

I Took My Husband on a Date

I think it’s fair to say that dating is hard at any stage of life. I thought that after I was married, it would get easier. After all, we share a bathroom. But even though...

My Baby’s Struggle with Torticollis

Before I had my son, I never dreamed that anything would be less than perfect with my newborn baby. But, even at a few days old, I knew something was wrong just by looking...

Buying A Minivan :: One Mom’s Process

Yes, ladies and gentleman, my family is the proud new owner of a minivan.  I knew it would happen if we had more than one child. So, to add fun and excitement to the last...

The Loss of Childhood Pride:: When He Stops Cheering

Something nearly indescribable that happens when my son accomplishes a new task. There's this moment when he is his best and biggest cheerleader. His face lights up, his arms waive, and he oozes pride.  I...

Tips for Reducing Stress Through Mindfulness Techniques

I've been trying to get my head and body back on track after the birth of my second child. Accordingly, I've sought out professional help and learned great techniques to aid in physical and...
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Baby Number Two Déjà Vu

We welcomed baby number two, a little girl, to our family at the end of June. She completes our family and her big brother couldn't be more in love. With all that love and...

Making the Family Photo Album

I take a lot of pictures. A LOT.  I know I'm not the only one always whipping out my phone to capture precious moments with my son, husband, parents, in-laws, friends, etc. It's so easy...