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Back to School: A Working Mom’s Relief

As a working mom, I dread summer. I know that’s horrible to say because — sunshine and beaches and festivals and warm weather! But I dread it. My kids are home, there’s baseball and softball and summer school and summer camp and the endless lists of summer activities that go on and on because summer is […]

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Milwaukee Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with lots of joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. For many parents, there seem to be way more questions than there are answers :: What kind of birth would suit our family best? Where should I give birth? Who will help me [...]
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Hanging Up My Cape: Please Don’t Call Me “Supermom”

It happens every time I take my four young children in public. A well-meaning stranger says something to the effect of, “Well look at you, SUPERMOM!”  I’m used to commentary on my family or children in public. It’s going to happen when you have four kids ages four and under, including a set of identical […]

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Teenagers are Basically Tall Toddlers

There are very few differences between teenagers and toddlers. I know this because I have one of each and let me tell you it is tricky parenting terrain. Nothing is messier than a teenage girl, except a four-year-old. Clothes and food everywhere; in bedrooms, backpacks, car seats, pockets. When you try to address the messiness […]

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When Nursing Bites

Biting. I was in denial about it. My son would never bite me. His disposition is too sweet. Then, it happened. The excruciating bite followed by a sly little smile. I yelled and he cried. It was brutal. Now my breath catches when he pauses during nursing. Will he just swallow or are his teeth […]

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The Gifts of the Mothers Before Me

In the hallway of our home hangs a note from my Grandma Ann. Reserved and preserved to celebrate an occasion in my life, it was carefully tucked away along with a handmade gift.  My special little piece of Grandma. Just her to just me, and it reads just like this: Saved for Emily Anne with […]

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