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As children, we learn friends are very important. Relationships and connections are just as important as we grow, however, adult friendships can be harder to maintain. Adulting, especially parenthood, comes with new responsibilities, priorities and time commitments. As any mom can...
“Hey! Ladies first!” the mom yelled at the boy. We were on the playground, and her 3-year-old son was crowding my 4-year-old daughter at the bottom of a ladder. Nothing big, just two kids nudging each other out of the...
I still remember the season of motherhood where I had four jobs. FOUR. All at the same time. My three kids would be in childcare or preschool during the day while I worked my part-time day job (with no benefits)...
I saw a cutie pie and her momma in the Denver airport a few weeks ago. Something about this princess reminded me a bit of my daughters twenty years ago when they would get excited about the simplest, yet...
I confess, I have an extremely short fuse.  I "lose it" on my family (specifically, my children) much more than I would care to admit. I explode. I express my frustrations. I yell. I know it's bound to happen. Friends...

I Will Always Want A Baby

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A funny thing happens when you take the plunge and start having kids: the unending comments begin. When you’re pregnant, comments like, “Are you sure you’re not having twins? Are you feeling ok?” and “You’re huge!” are merely a...
I was driving my daughter and her friend home after school and, when talking about weekend plans, I learned that her mom was going out of town for the weekend. When I pulled up to her house, I saw her...
Unless you have only just joined the realms of the Internet this past week, you’ve probably heard of the Diva Cup by now. It’s a replacement for your average tampon or pad during your period. The Diva Cup is special...

I Need to Hire a Village

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I grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois. There, my parents and their friends basically had what I lovingly refer to as an "Irish Economy." Basically, it's the village concept. Everyone pitches in however they can, money...
I’m not sure it’s the reaction the ultrasound tech was expecting from me: “You've GOT to be kidding. Don’t DO this to me!”  She blinked a few times, then responded, chuckling uncomfortably, “You’ll do great! Twins are a lot of work,...

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Ultimate Guide to Winter and the Holidays in Milwaukee

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It's time to celebrate the holidays in Milwaukee! Bust out the hats and mittens, get the ice scraper out of the trunk and let’s get...