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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...

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...
  The Importance of Role Play for Kids  I’m a firm believer in talking through things with my kids. I’m not telling them all sorts of stuff that’s inappropriate, but I talk through things that are happening in their lives with...
If you’re anything like me, you might be looking down the now blank calendar for the next seven days with a fair amount of anxiety. I love my children dearly, really, I do, but being around them 24 hours...
Birthdays are an important and exciting milestone for children of all ages! Extending the fun to the school day can easily be done while still respecting the routines and rules. Once you have a birthday party planned, there are many...
4:30 PM. The kids are home from school and/or up from their naps. Dinner isn't quite on the table. The husband isn't quite home. The house is a disaster. You're pretty much spent. And everyone will simultaneously commence meltdown in 5... 4......
Life as a Toddler Mom

Life as a Toddler Mom

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I'm living life as a toddler mom for the fifth time. Yes, I am now accepting all donations of dark chocolate. I'm in the warrior-mama stage of life as a toddler mom. You know the stage... mama vs. tantrums...
I am raising a risk-taking toddler. My son becoming a risk-taking toddler did not happen intentionally, but here we are at eighteen months with a child who will climb and jump off of anything in sight. He will run...
I didn’t have many assumptions about how I’d parent better than the masses when I was childless. However, I was pretty hellbent on not becoming a short order cook and a slave to toddler tastebuds. I hoped my kids would...
Moving day is always a challenge. Add a toddler into the mix, and you’ve got a glorified circus on your hands. Having moved with toddlers three times in the past four years, (once with a 13 month old, then...

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Staycations in Milwaukee, WI | Local Hotels + Resorts Grown-Ups will...

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Winter is a great time to take a staycation! Hotel rates are low and a staycation is a great way to get out of...