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The night before the first day of school, I'm finally accepting and welcoming this relatively big moment. The whole summer I've stuck to the script, telling family and friends that my daughter is ready for school. Even with summer school...

4 Tips to Prepare for 4K

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I woke up early the other morning (on purpose) just to sneak into my daughter's room to watch her sleep. I swear, as I stood there, I could see her growing. Growing into a little person with big dreams...

Dear Teacher, I’m Sorry

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Dear Teacher,  I hope you had a wonderful summer. I hope you got to sleep in, go on vacation, attend some festivals and most of all, let loose a little.   I started the summer with an ambitious list of what I...
When an article titled "You can’t ignore racism and raise anti-racist children. You have to tackle it head on" popped up on my newsfeed, of course I read it.  I loved it and shared it. As a woman of color,...
Raise your hand if you would love an awesome FREE summer activity! We have got you covered. Even better that it's in air conditioning and includes prizes that you don't have to think up!  Oh, aren't summer reading programs...
This post is sponsored by Lynden Sculpture Garden, who offer art and nature summer camps for kids ages 20 months to 15 years. We are excited to share more about the camp offerings for Milwaukee families with you today! Lynden’s...
My kindergarten teacher's name was Miss Johnson. Tall and slender, with short brown hair and a gentle voice, she was the person who led us in songs at circle time and came to my rescue when I discovered a pincher bug...
Before my son was born, I swore over and over again to the parenting gods that it would be years before we introduced him to screen time. Books, puzzles, and other educational games would be more than enough to...
For many parents, this is the time of year when they are evaluating their options for where to send their children to school in the fall and the process can be daunting. Trying to decide what is important to...

Raising Media Smart Kids

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Last year, as Sydney was getting started in 5K, I attended a talk at school during our Parent Orientation night about raising media smart kids. This year, the school held the talk again and it was awesome. I was...

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A Milwaukee Family’s Guide to March Events

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