5 Parenting Lessons from Jim Gaffigan

I have a confession to make. I love Jim Gaffigan. Trust me, you will never look at a Hot Pocket the same way after you have seen Jim’s stand-up bit about them. Those of you who know what I’m talking about are singing the jingle in your head right now, aren’t you? If you’ve never […]

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Taking Care of Momma

  I am waaay too hard on myself. In my mind, if I am not making it happen 24/7, somehow I am failing. My parents, being my biggest supporters and brutally (kind) honest people that they are, often remind me that I need to take a break. I promptly respond with the classic “I’m not […]

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A Morning at Lindners Pumpkin Farm

  Last Friday, I was on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin farm to take my son to. I had a few specifics: Not too far from Milwaukee, not too expensive (I refuse to pay $20 a person for an activity that will keep my toddler busy for maybe two hours), and it had to have […]

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This is Motherhood.

Last weekend, we were driving up to Door County for a weekend with my husband’s family and I was joking with my mother-in-law about a meme that I saw online that said “TGIF! Oh wait, I’m a mom.” Much to my surprise, my mother-in-law responded with, “Well that’s kind of depressing! But seriously, have you […]

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Raising Media Smart Kids

Last year, as Sydney was getting started in 5K, I attended a talk at school during our Parent Orientation night about raising media smart kids. This year, the school held the talk again and it was awesome. I was sad to see only a handful of families represented. I picked up so many great tips […]

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