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  It's 2019 and whether on television, social media, or at my daughter's school, I feel like I am constantly being reminded that kids don't stay little for long. And while the constant reminders seem to follow me everywhere, it is...
As someone who grew up camping and spending hours in the woods, I knew I wanted to raise kids who loved being outside as much as I did. When we first had kids though, we lived on a Milwaukee...
I stopped making my kids' lunch, and I don't regret it. This is a bad mom post, and by "bad" I mean I'm not the stereotypical cookie cutter 1950s TV mom, but I'm honest. We eat organic 100% so I...

Give Homework a Chance

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I’m a fan of homework. There, I said it. I feel better now. Homework is something we come across on a long path of lifelong learning. I don’t believe in three hours of homework a night, or homework on...
It all started so innocently. Four years ago, changing my wiggly then 18-month-old’s diapers was an aerobic event that often left me breathless. One day, in an effort to get her cleaned up with less struggle, I handed her my...
Winter is here in full effect. This week, the weather forecast looks brutal, and parents in the Milwaukee area are bracing themselves for a snow day or two. Facing multiple days of school cancellations can be daunting to parents....
My youngest daughter was a thumb sucker. The first two loved pacifiers, but not the youngest. She sucked her thumb in the womb. It's clear on the ultrasound picture. We knew then it would be a tough habit to break. We...
My husband and I were enjoying a quiet date night when we got the call: a neighbor found lice in our daughter's hair. Nothing ends a peaceful dinner faster than that news. Immediately, I panicked. In my 40-plus years, I...
When someone asks me what I do, I want to say everything. Or nothing. Instead, I say I'm a Stay at Home Mom. When I tell them my kids are in school, they give me a funny look. Even though they...

Dinnertime Is the Best Time

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Our household runs on rules. And while I am getting better at relaxing many of my rules, there’s one that I will not budge on: family dinnertime. Eating dinner together is mandatory in my house. Everyone eats together, at the...

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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...