Sometimes we fight. Like really fight. We have blow-ups packed with shouting and lots of my tears. In the heat of the moment, embracing anger can be so satisfying and empowering. It’s so easy to slam doors and stew in separate rooms — especially after bombarding each other with grievances old and new. Thankfully, these fights […]
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Grades aren’t really important at our house. I know. It seems sacrilegious in the competitiveness of today’s age, but I don’t care. To me, a grade is a subjective measurement of what one person thinks is important in a class and may not measure what a student has learned at all. I say this to my […]
Come join us for a spooktacular time at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts for a costume event!
All the buildings on the farmstead will be open for trick or treating, there will be crafts and games in the classroom, a fiber maze, fortune telling and more!
Ghost Tour starts at dusk (6 pm). In addition, we will have Palermo’s Food Truck for when you get hungry!
Entrance fee ($5 admission) will get you into the event and both exhibits. WMQFA Members are free. Children ages 6 and under are FREE.
Growing up, I spent a great deal of time swimming through a sea of guilt, anxiety, and pressure. Most of which was placed on me by my mom. Let’s start off by saying that my mom isn’t a terrible mom, and I know I could have had things much worse. And she’s only human. She made mistakes. It’s these mistakes […]
Oh my baby, as you go off to school, I realize how much you’ve grown up. I’m not sure when or how, but you and your brother have gone from little toddlers pitter-pattering across the floor, reaching up for your sippy cup of milk and trying to tell me in your little baby babble what […]
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 […]
You’d think that after 33 years experience, I would kind of have this life thing figured out. Oh, you know… all the “stuff”; how to bake a chocolate chip cookie that is neither burnt nor mushy, how to have a conversation with a stranger without coming across as aloof or desperate for adult conversation, how to be […]