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1st Annual Cookies with Santa {EVENT RECAP}

The first Saturday in December, we kicked off the holiday season in a big way with our 1st Annual Cookies with Santa Holiday Celebration event at the fabulous Wisconsin State Fair Park and brought to us by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin!   All event photography seen here is by Hefferilt Photography! Specializing in newborns and birth, [...]
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Santa Revealed

My daughter found out the truth about Santa the other week. It all happened so fast, I didn’t realize what exactly was going on. We were at our school book fair and I told her to tell me what books she was interested in, because maybe Santa would buy them. She looked at me and […]

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Car Seat Safety Tips for the Winter Months

We all know just how brutal winters can be here in the Midwest. Our top priority, especially as parents, is keeping our little ones toasty warm as we venture out into the frozen tundra. Many parents do not know however that bulky winter jackets and car seat accessories meant to keep our children warm often […]

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15 Must See Christmas Movies

We all know it gets stupid cold in Milwaukee in the winter and what better to do than cozy up on the couch and watch a Christmas movie? In our house once Thanksgiving has passed, my kids and I are all about Christmas movies. If you haven’t seen some of these, you’re seriously missing out. […]

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72 Hours Alone: Tales of My “Mom-cation”

He kissed me goodbye, looked me square in the eye, and said: Promise me you will be good to yourself? And limit the TV bingeing, okay? Off they went, 2/3 of my team, my everything, embarking upon their first daddy-daughter trip.  I stood in the street waving elated by the thought of “me time”, of […]

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When this White Mama Had to Explain Slavery to Her Black Daughter

I met my daughter on a crisp spring evening when a caseworker brought her to our home as our first foster care placement. She was bald, beautiful and so tiny — nearly the size my biological sons were at birth although she was several months old. From the moment she was carried into our home […]

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