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I think we all go through phases of life where we feel...stuck.  I have been stuck many times in relationships and situations that are ruled by uncertainty and anxiety, knowing full well that I needed to grow up and move...
I'm going to be brutally honest. I hate my life. I hate that I live alone. I hate that I have an ex-husband who argues with me all the time. I hate parenting by myself and I hate that I...
I didn't realize it at the time, but my dad wasn't like the stereotypical 80's-90's dad. When I was really young, my father worked first shift and my mother worked second or third. This helped them save a lot...

Sometimes We Fight

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Sometimes we fight. Like really fight. We have blow-ups packed with shouting and lots of my tears. In the heat of the moment, embracing anger can be so satisfying and empowering. It's so easy to slam doors and stew in...

I am a Hyphenated Mama

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I was at the doctor recently and was being asked the typical "prove your identity" questions. The nurse asked me to spell my last name. “DWYER-OLSON” I dutifully replied. To which she snidely said, “how do you spell hyphen?” Since...
Your kid is suspended from school. "Knee deep in laundry" is no longer figurative. Cue the husband walking in the door,  rescuing you from the chaos and helping the kids with homework, finishing up dinner & getting the bedtime...
The holiday season is upon us!! While this is the season of giving, what do you get for someone who has everything? We have too much stuff, plain and simple. Every day we see ads and commercials that tell us...
Since having my son, I think a lot about the future. What kind of man he will become, the type of individual he will choose to spend his life with, and where I will fit into all of this. ...
It was another beautiful warm weather Saturday. The girls (and the chirpy birds outside) got us up early but that was okay. We had a whole day to play! After a quick run, we went to the Farmers Market....
Dear Husband, For the past few months of first trimester craziness, I have pretty much sucked at being a wife as well as terrible at all of the duties I typically take care of. Maybe that is an understatement. I’m...

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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...