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Fears of Motherhood

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I didn't grow up dreaming of motherhood, and for a while, I constantly questioned my desire to have children. As I approached my thirties, I began to feel some ambivalence, along with a tsunami of societal pressure, but I...
Summer in Wisconsin has officially arrived and this is your Ultimate Guide to Summer in Milwaukee. Yes, we know it is going to be a very unique summer where COVID-19 has drastically changed the world, but we have got...
Team sports give me anxiety. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a huge fan and love attending numerous sporting events throughout the year. I lived for football game days during college, and get excited about the energy during March Madness....
Of all the ways motherhood has surprised me, the biggest surprise has been the unmet expectations I had coming in....in other words, that I'm not the Mom I expected to be. I wasn't going to be the Mom, for example, who...
I’ve been the parent of tween boys for six years, almost half as long as I’ve been a parent. The tween years were rough with our oldest son, who is definitely our "easy kid." I naively believed it would get...
I apologize because I am sorry. I have had to apologize more than ever while we are stuck at home. We are stuck in the house. For the 100th time today, my almost-five-year-old whines about not being able to play a game...
We knew this day was coming. Our daughter had been growing up. It had been a senior year of last games and concerts, last conferences, and awards nights. But, it happened just like the car commercial. A little girl...

Composting With Kiddos

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Starting your own compost may sound daunting, but once you commit, I bet you won't regret it! Involving your children makes it even more fun. Not only will you save money and reduce waste, but you have the opportunity...
We're living day to day in a relationship with our spirited children. We want it to be a good relationship. We feel the responsibility to lead them well, and we can. First, We Must Know Ourselves. Give yourself grace and space...
If you are rearing a spirited child, you know, you don’t need me to tell you. What you might not realize within this all-consuming place of parenting is that you are not alone. Strong-willed might be the more familiar...

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A Milwaukee Parent’s Guide to Virtual Education + Homeschooling | 2020...

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2020 has thrown parents a lot of curveballs, not the least of which has been an uncertainty surrounding schooling for our children. For many...