Author Archive | Heidi


10 Ways I’m Becoming My Mother

I’ve noticed a recent mental shift. When I have flashbacks of childhood memories, I’m thinking less about my own perception of experiences and relating more to my mother than my own young self… The way she tried to dance around us lingering in her bathroom as she got ready… The way she listened to our […]

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DIY WI Love Ornament

Here’s a fun holiday project to gift to your favorite Wisconsinite! This craft uses either an ink transfer technique or sharpie. You can use any material remnants on hand for a variety of looks. Supplies: Needle and thread Red and white ticking material (for hearts) White material scrap (Type depends on transfer technique; use thin […]

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Reining in Holiday Gift Giving

  Are you spending a lot of thinking about what to get your kids for the holidays this year? I am. Are you feeling the angst of getting it all right? Hand raised. Are you peering over the edge of the holiday tizzy cliff, about to step off? I’m trying not to. The expectations for holiday gift […]

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Marriage After Kids :: More Than Smelling the Mayo

I fell hard for my husband during the summer of 2001, the year after we graduated from the same college. We went camping as friends and I was pretty certain I was going to marry him after that trip.  We started a 5-month-long distance dating relationship that was full of spontaneous weekend trips to see […]

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Tick Safety

  Did you know that we’re in a geographical zone at risk for tick bites? And mid-summer is the prime time for tick exposure? Wisconsin is one of 10 states in the U.S. where 90% cases of Lyme disease, one of the most common and potentially devastating diseases, occur. That makes searching for your golf ball in […]

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Childhood Cancer :: The Guerrero Story

This is the third in a series of posts brought to you by Northwestern Mutual as part of its Mother’s Day Campaign and Childhood Cancer Program. Although financially compensated for the creation of this series, all writing, thoughts and opinions are our own. It’s been called “Mother’s Intuition,” that sixth sense that is somehow activated when we are […]

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