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The Things My Kids Fight About

“Will you two please just stop fighting?!?” Some days, my kids argue so much that I’ve considered recording myself saying these words on repeat. Irritating as my kids’ fighting is, it’s also bittersweet because it reminds me of my own childhood and the dynamics of having siblings. As the oldest of three children, I occasionally (often) got into tiny […]

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Curly Hair Tips & Tricks

As every Curly Hair Girl knows, taking care of our hair is a bit like the famous line from Forrest Gump — you never know what you’re gonna get! Curls are fickle and finding the right fit for your curls can be quite the journey of trial and error. We’ve gathered the tips, tricks and products that […]

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Potty Training According to George Michael

Potty Training According to George Michael

In tribute to the 80s/90s icon who provided the soundtrack for many of us. Keep the FAITH, fellow potty training mamas! To the tune of “Faith” by the late George Michael Well I guess it would be nice If you would just go potty But I know not everybody Wants to potty on the loo.  […]

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I Lost the Girl I Used to Be

The other night, we had dinner with a group of friends. My husband was driving and we were blocks from home, but I had one too many. Okay, more than one too many. I didn’t get sick, I didn’t have a hangover, so I guess by Milwaukee standards, I was fine…. But really, I was […]

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Six books to read this winter

Six Books to Read This Winter

In my head, I picture myself curled up in a big bedroom armchair, reading novels for hours while the snow lightly falls outside. All is quiet and no one needs snack refills. In reality, the big armchair does not exist and I’m happy to read for a solid ten to fifteen minutes before falling asleep, […]

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Tips and Tools of a Busy Mom

I am a busy mom.  The mom job description evidently always starts with “ability to multi-task required.” There is not a mom on the planet who doesn’t feel overwhelmed and overworked, regardless of the number of kids you have or whether you work in or out of the home.  I should know — I have […]

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Five Things I Learned As the Mom of a Fussy Baby

Rose was a week old when the screaming started. At first, we thought it was something I ate. I had just annihilated one of those delicious, cheese-stuffed postpartum casseroles that little wingless angels leave on your doorstep after you have a baby. She’s not colicky, I told myself, knee-deep in denial. She must just be dairy-sensitive […]

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