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Dear body, I love you.  I decided to write you this love letter as I’m soaking in the bathtub, exhausted and sore, trying to find some healing. Self-care is important to me now more than ever, especially on a Tuesday...
Becoming pregnant was one of the most exciting things to happen in my life. When I first took the positive test, it was my little special secret until I broke the news to my husband. Then after the first...
We are a year into this pandemic, and I am curious how you all are faring?  At this moment, I am present and fully engaged in this “unprecedented” life. But, I feel like I have spent much of this past...

Fitness Saved My Life

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I think fitness saved my life.Okay, I could be exaggerating, but I definitely think that fitness and nutrition have turned me into the person I want to be, gotten me out of a rut, and saved my mental health. Before...
I’m a 44-year-old mother and educator with ADHD, Combined subtype. My ADHD made my adolescent and teenage years miserable. My impulsivity and hypersensitivity left me an outcast who was bullied at school, contributing to constant tensions at home. I...
My Love of Reading Came Back I used to have a love of reading. I liked to read books for fun in high school. I dropped off reading so much during my college years when I worked three part-time jobs...

Dear 2020, Thank You.

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While you might have single-handedly been the most insane year ever, I can't help but look back at how much I am grateful for this year.  Yes, like many, I went into that 2019 NYE thinking… 2020 is ABOUT TO...
I'm a mom. Why bother with makeup? I’ve never been particularly gifted at self-beautification. Imagine one of those meticulously coiffed hairdressers who work the chairs at the salon you can’t really afford to go to, with their chic black tunics...
Yes, I know, this is so cliché, and at the same time so necessary. I'll never stop emphasizing how important it is to learn from our children. Especially now, when we're especially unsure what lesson will present itself daily. Here...
Practicing an attitude of gratitude; simple ways to help kids reflect on the good things in life This year for my birthday, my husband gave me an envelope with tiny blue paper origami stars. I will admit my first thought...

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Milwaukee Area Shop Local Guide | 2021

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