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March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). A global awareness day for Down syndrome. (October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month). Why March 21st? This particular day, 3/21, is recognized as World Down Syndrome Day because the most common form of...
I am going to start this post by saying, I 100% agree with the decision Governor Evers made to close Wisconsin schools due to COVID-19. It’s crucial to #flattenthecurve and follow the CDC’s recommendations, but 31 days off school is a...
Your Comments about my Son are Microaggressions. Your comments about my son are microaggressions. The way you compliment his appearance is layered with indirect discrimination. The conversations all usually start the same. It starts with comments about my son’s beautiful...
"This is a story all about how"....my piping hot humble pie was served to me for the price of free 99 at an event for this very blog, in the form of a public meltdown, because I would NEVER...
As a mom who doesn’t drink, I feel constantly bombarded by messages about the relationship between moms and drinking, specifically drinking wine. From memes to shirts, to custom wine glasses, you can buy just about anything with a catchy...
I have a problem: my mom. Or more accurately, my mom’s home furnishings and holiday décor that she wants to pass on to me. The issue:  I don’t want her hand-me-downs, and I don’t know how to say no. For...

Parenting Is Gross

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Parenting is gross. The poop, the pee, the boogers, the vomit. Gross. You don’t fully understand how gross parenting is until you’re knee-deep in it, but I did get a preview a couple of years before my first kid was...
I pictured a monumental, analytical space when I pictured the workings of the courtroom. Imagine my surprise when, upon entering the courtroom, it is a picture of the humanity in the face of foster care that is presented so...
I am a product of bi-cultural and bilingual parenting. Both of my parents are first generation immigrants in the United States. I was born and raised in Wisconsin but spent most of my summers and holiday vacations in Mexico...
Episode 5 - When Parents Open Their Hearts and Homes Foster Care is one of those BIG topics that is so multi-dimensional and complicated, but we sit down to chat with Charonne Ganiere, local mom and founder of OneHope27 about...

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Dine While Distancing: Milwaukee Area Restaurants Offering Carry-out, Curbside, and Delivery...

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As the social distancing has ramped up and quarantine situations have begun to take shape over the last week, Governor Evers has taken the...