When you are a competitive person, you often do a lot of comparing. It is a natural tendency in competitive people; to evaluate whether or not something was better or worse is a habit of mine. However, sometimes this has taken a serious toll on my confidence. My husband always felt super competitive against his […]
If you are already in a rut packing lunches or are just looking for fresh ideas, here are some foods to send with your child!
It’s the jeans and hoodies season and the leaves become amazingly brilliant and beautiful, so it’s time to take advantage of it! There are so many great environmental and nature centers in our area that are free! Depending on the age of your kids, it might be more walking than hiking, but it doesn’t matter. […]
Wrigley and Miller were our kids until they weren’t. We welcomed a son and then a daughter and then two more sons. The attention given became less, but the love only grew. I didn’t really view Miller as my child anymore. He was my trusted and beloved friend and counselor.
We did it. We survived tent camping with three small children and a crazy dog. We finished off our summer by packing the whole family and plenty of gear into our van, driving thirty minutes away (nice and close, just in case we had to abandon ship), and made a 30’ circle of dirt our […]
Our reasons might be varied, but the sentiment is the same – back-to-school isn’t all fun times and freedom for emotional mothers. But take heart! There are steps you can take to beat the back-to-school blues.
There is nothing like Autumn in Wisconsin. The changing leaves and crisp air. You can’t beat it. Fall also means apple picking and fun at the pumpkin patch. We are so fortunate to have so many options within a short car ride. That said, apple orchards are starting to open with their early apples and in […]
I know MANY parents are counting down the days until school starts in complete joy and jubilation! They are ready to be down with the summer sibling squabbles, the endless “Can I have a snack?” and “I’m bored”, and the house in a constant state of disarray. I’m the complete opposite. Thinking about sending my […]
It has been so rewarding to witness this community of parents come together to listen and support one another. And, every single day I am blown away by the fantastic group of contributors who take something none of us have enough of…time…to share their stories. Parenting can be overwhelming, but these voices let us know […]
Friendship in the motherhood years can be challenging. Busy schedules, needy kids and “Mom Brain” can all contribute to our ability to connect or stay in touch with others. But one day, our lives will change. And we will need friends to support us, or just have fun with. So here are some tips to […]