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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...
It was our first Valentine's Day together as a newly dating couple (mind you, a dating couple that agreed to no sex for 90 days (that story to come).  I opened an envelope that had a gift certificate for...
The day had come so very close to its end, and as I felt my heart beating faster, my patience was wearing all the faster when one of my boys spoke these words of wisdom to me- “It’s okay to...
As moms, let's be real. You need a tribe.  You know, that old saying, “it takes a village?” It still holds, and a non-mom friend should be in yours. I know my tribe has helped me get through more than I...

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The Ultimate Guide to Milwaukee Area Fireworks

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Fireworks are integral to Milwaukee’s summertime culture. There is no summer without them! Below is a detailed list of the 2021 Milwaukee area fireworks...